More fences, better security for Lollapalooza

  • More fences and increased security will be in place for the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago's Grant Park in an effort to avoid landscape damage and prevent gate-crashing.

    More fences and increased security will be in place for the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago's Grant Park in an effort to avoid landscape damage and prevent gate-crashing. 2010 file photo

 
Associated Press
Updated 7/27/2012 1:36 PM

More fences and increased security will be in place for the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago's Grant Park in an effort to avoid landscape damage and prevent gate-crashing.


Grant Park Conservancy President Bob O'Neill says bushes and flower gardens will be fenced off, forcing festival patrons onto streets that can "take a lot of impact."

 

Last year, heavy rains and huge crowds combined to cause damage that took months to repair. Lollapalooza's organizers paid about $1 million to install new and tougher turf.

O'Neill says, due to the record drought, he's confident last year's damage will be avoided.

A schedule of more than 120 bands is expected to attract about 300,000 people. The music fest runs Aug. 3-5.

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