Week Around the Ists
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Lollapalooza (Jim Kopeny)
- Chicagoist had a surreal Lollapalooza experience, starting with a soaked first day that included a man dying during one of the first sets, followed by hot and steamy days two and three, lots of amazing pictures, people in Buckingham Fountain, and ending with a man punching a horse.
- Londonist witnessed unecessary tabloid shock at the languages spoken by some of London's children.
- DCist watched the premiere of a new documentary about the life and times of the District's "Mayor for Life," The Nine Lives of Marion Barry on HBO.
- Torontoist heard word from a readers who went to unlock her vintage bike, only to discover that the thing had been ticketed... for being bad-ass.
- Shanghaiist talked to a blogger who had been sent to jail for reporting on a rape case, only to get out thanks to the widespread response when he twittered his capture.
- Bostonist watched its city's public transportation system slowly implode, with a series of workshops on potential subway fare hikes first proving useless, then being canceled.
- Gothamist learned that the NY State Senate Majority leader's son landed a specially-created, rather vague-sounding $120,000/year job—only for it to be controversial enough for him to resign after a few days.
- LAist proposed that the Dodgers stop playing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" (aka one of those "songs that has drunk people singing at the top of their lungs") as the team's "battle cry" during their home games.
- SFist caught up with the Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu Dancers, who ambushed to city's Apple Store.
- Phillyist transitioned from fine dining to the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, where they interviewed godfather of metal Tom Araya and got doused with water and called names by Marilyn Manson.
- Seattlest counted down the 10 Best Yankees v. Mariners games in Seattle, and then made fun of A-Rod's unconventional romantic life.