March 28, 2012


Are Jack White, the Weeknd, Justice Playing Lollapalooza?

Clayton Call
Clayton Call

The lineup for this year's Lollapalooza hasn't been announced yet, but it looks like organizers have started dropping hints for the headliners. These are the same subtle "hints," by the way, I used when yanking Lauren Jensen's hair in the second grade to tell her I liked her.

Riders of Chicago's public transportation system began noticing ads featuring a line of (presumably) song lyrics with "#lolla" emblazoned in the corner. So far, Pitchfork reports the following [via Wine & Pop]:

  • "I fink u freeky' from Die Antwoord's "I Fink U Freeky"
  • “Do the D.A.N.C.E.” from Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E.”
  • “I got a test for you” from The Weeknd’s “Initiation”
  • “I won't let love disrupt, corrupt, or interrupt me” from Jack White’s “Love Interruption”

Guys, you could've at least printed "Watch me knock your boots off" or something. At least there's a pic of the Justice ad for those who think we're big, fat liars. 

Okay, so it's not exactly a Sherlock Holmesian mystery. Hell, it's not even Nine Inch Nails leaving a USB drive in a Portuguese bathroom. But I won't complain. Maybe this is all a ruse, though, and "I got a test for you" will reveal itself as some surly SAT proctor passing out #2 pencils and Scantrons to the irony-loving audience or something.

We'll have our Chicago office (read: guy who lives in train station) scour the area to see if any more ads pop up and report back to you post-haste. Meanwhile, y'all know tickets are on sale, right?