Phil Eck and Perry Farrell were mythical creatures to me as a teen. I used to doodle their names on the toes of my converse. I met Phil Eck at a bar in Seattle a few years ago and turned bright red in the cheeks and didn't say a damned thing for an entire hour because I was so nervous.
In preparing to move, I've been importing all my CDs into my ipod over the last few months and have been enjoying some nineties alternative jams--makes me wish I had some violet manic panic in my hair while writing this. I've been itching to cover this fruitful genre of music, and am kind of mad at Pitchfork for saying that there wasn't much green about the indie rock scene
, so I was excited to see that Lollapalooza is stepping it up a notch in their greening efforts this year. I might just doodle Perry's name on my kicks right now!
It seems that they have partnered with Green Mountain
, who is, in my mind, doing some of the most interesting projects in greening the music industry. I really like it when festivals offset the emissions associated with running the festival, but also offer ways fans can get involved.Similar to the principle used when I ordered my zen-ned out alarm clock
(which is awesome by the way), concert goers can offset the emissions associated with their travel right when they buy their tickets. A $4 Lollapalooza BeGreen (sm)Fan Tag will neutralize your impact. Four bucks, c'mon! I'll even give you the proceeds of the Yo La Tengo CD I just sold at Amoeba if you do it.
If you're planning to go to Lollapalooza, find out more about BeGreen Fan Tags here
Labels: festivals, Green Mountain, indie, Lollapalooza