Riot Fest, Lollapalooza To Owe An Estimated $440,000 For Park Repairs


There is a price to pay for punk rock and it sings in the tune of roughly $182,000. That’s the estimate, according to the Chicago Tribune, of repair costs to Humboldt Park after Riot Fest Chicago suffered from a massive rain downpour on its 2014 opening night.

The $182,000 comes at nearly triple last year’s repair cost, which the Tribune reported at $54,300. Humboldt Park, which was left in a muddy ruin after this year’s festivities, has already began repairing damaged areas of the park. The article also claims that $260,544 worth of damage was done to Grant Park during 2014’s Lollapalooza.

After a whopping $442,544 of estimated damages done to the two parks during each respective festival, it’s safe to say the Windy City’s weather did not fair for music lovers in 2014. Fans and festival curators alike will be wishing for a more dry concert season as 2015 gears up.

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