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Here's How To Have A Blast At A Music Festival -- Minus The Music

Lollapalooza has a lot more to offer.

CHICAGO -- With eight stages and some 150 acts performing across three days at Lollapalooza this weekend, there's probably something for everyone. Maybe you're only at Grant Park -- or any festival -- for the headliners? Or maybe you aren't into the biggest acts, but show up early to take in some of the lesser-known artists? Or maybe you just roll with friends and don't even know who's on the lineup?

No matter what, though -- and even if you hate all the music that's surrounding you -- there's plenty to do that's not related to what's happening onstage. From mouth-watering food to small shops to secluded lounging options, you could spend a weekend here and completely avoid the jams (not saying you should, but still).

  1. Snap The Perfect Instagram Shot
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    Squad. City. Water. Lolla.

  2. Work On Your Tan
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    Prime real estate.

  3. Get Lost In Virtual Reality
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    See you on the other side.

  4. Relax On A Hammock
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    You may never get up.

  5. Paint Your Arm
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    Because why not?

  6. Indulge In Snacks
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    Like this bacon sausage covered in truffle mac and cheese.

  7. Go Shopping For Clothes
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    A new summer dress?

  8. Or Jewelry
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    Necklace? Ring?

  9. Get Some Henna Ink
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    Lots to choose from.

  10. Help Fight Poverty
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    OxFam America has their own tent.

  11. Check Out The Art Installations
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    Look, but don't touch.

  12. Start An Art Project Of Your Own
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    Like this guy shooting the festival.

  13. Kick Back With A Drink
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    Water (the best option), soda or, if you're over 21, something else.

  14. Find Your Inner Kid
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    At the aptly named and fun-looking Kidzapalooza.

  15. Lounge With Friends
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    Shade and cushions? Yup.

  16. Register To Vote.
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    Choose or lose.

  17. Add To Your Art Collection
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    Your walls could use some work, right?