Lollapalooza

Broke in the city: How college students in Chicago afford summertime fun, like Lolla

Broke in the city: How college students in Chicago afford summertime fun, like Lolla

As crowds of young festivalgoers enjoy the thumping beats of Lollapalooza this weekend, 20-year-old Columbia College student Hailey Reeves will have to settle for hearing the music as she bustles between tables at Rudy’s Sports Bar and Grill, just a short walk away.

Reeves says she’s a workaholic because she has to be. The aspiring comedian isn’t able to afford the cost of a music festival like Lolla or take time off of work to attend one.

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