At Woodstock, a young child was rumored to have been born amid a sea of people praising peace and love. At this year's Lollapalooza, a young child was allegedly punched in the stomach by a college student.
According to The Chicago Tribune Conrad Slimak, 19, was arrested Sunday on charges of misdemeanor assault and battery and underage drinking after allegedly punching an 11-year-old in the stomach in order to steal her souvenir Lollapalooza beach ball.
After attending the annual Chicago music festival, Michelle Fiore, a 45-year-old stay-at-home mother, and her 11-year-old daughter were walking nearby just before 9 p.m. when four teenagers stopped them to ask for their Lollapalooza beach balls.
Fiore joked she'd give the toy to them for $50. According to the Tribune, she told police that one of the teens, Conrad Slimak, 19, became upset at her joke, saying he was a college student and "Does it look like I have money?" He reportedly was sporting a three-day wristband pass to the music festival, which typically costs around $200.
That's when Slimak allegedly punched the 11-year-old in the stomach, purportedly so she'd drop her toy beach ball. Fiore's daughter reportedly clutched her stomach in pain but did not have to go to the hospital.
Another 19-year-old man in Slimak's party was arrested during the incident after he allegedly threatened Fiore and her daughter. He's being charged with misdemeanor assault.
Leor Galil, a reporter for The Chicago Reader wrote he believes Slimak is also a "shitty EDM producer." He writes about his discovery of a Google+ profile belonging to a Conrad Slimak from Chicago, which seems to likely belong to the same Slimak arrested on an assault charge. Galil took a screenshot of a SoundCloud profile featuring EDM music assumedly created by a username similar to Slimak's actual name and linked to his Google+ page.
Galil mused on what this alleged attack could mean for EDM music fans:
"Of course there's a chance that 'ConSli RadMak' isn't the same dude who allegedly punched a little kid for a f**king beach ball, but most signs point to 'yes,'" wrote Galil. "Take a listen to the tracks below and, if this indeed [is] the same dude, prepare for another round of trend pieces on what EDM has done to our youth."
Fiore's daughter was apparently not the only incident of physical injury at the festival. According to CBS Chicago, Cindy Glaser and her husband, Jason, were hoping to catch a performance by Black Sabbath when they were allegedly struck by a group of teenagers who were hopping over a fence in an attempt to crash the festival.
Miike Snow @ Armani Exchange
THURSDAY: Swedish king of the catchy electro beat Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow will be DJing at Stylepalooza at Armani Exchange at Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, fifth floor, from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Booze and bites will be available. RSVP by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twin Shadow @ Logan Square Auditorium
THURSDAY: Stylish new-waver George Lewis Jr., a.k.a. Twin Shadow, plays FILTER Magazine and S.O.TERIK's party at the Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie, Thursday, joined by Neon Indian and a Passion Pit DJ set -- <a href="http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/rsvp/entry/filter_s.o.terik_present_lollapalooza_after_parties" target="_hplink">all for free with RSVP</a>. Event begins at 9 p.m. -- and you'll want to arrive early for maximum "drinks, music and good times" and minimum "standing in line."
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs @ Berlin
THURSDAY: English producer and DJ Orlando Higginbottom, a.k.a. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, will be featured at <a href="http://www.berlinchicago.com/Berlin_Nightclub_Thursday.html#Strdst_8_2_12" target="_hplink">Berlin Nightclub's third annual Lolla Side Show</a> Thursday. Zebo, EchoDroides and Cosmic Kids will also be featured. Jo Jo Baby and Sissy Spastik host. Event begins at 10 p.m. at 954 W. Belmont. <a href="http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4758145" target="_hplink">Tickets available here</a>.
Cee Lo Green @ Hard Rock Hotel
THURSDAY: Cee Lo Green will be joined by Miguel, Timbuk2 and Hollywood Holt at what the <em>Chicago Tribune</em> expects will be <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/lollapalooza/chi-celebs-lollapalooza-cee-lo-green-joe-jonas-sighting-20120802,0,4139413.column" target="_hplink">a celebrity-packed "SOUL Sounds" event</a> at the Fender Ballroom of the Hard Rock Hotel, 230 N. Michigan. This one's private, so you may want to touch base with any industry-adjacent pals ASAP. <br> (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Dry The River @ Hard Rock Hotel
FRIDAY: Dry The River is just one of many acts playing the CK One Lounge at Hard Rock Hotel, 230 N. Michigan. over the course of the weekend. The lounge will be open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Saturday and will feature Ryan Cabrera, California Wives, Yuna, Chancellor Warhol and more. <a href="http://ckonemusiclounge.com/" target="_hplink">RSVP here</a>.
Wyclef Jean @ The Underground
FRIDAY: Haitian American rapper Wyclef Jean plays <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/267829169996413/" target="_hplink">a free show at The Underground</a>, 56 W. Illinois, with the event starting at 10 p.m. Wyclef will be joined by Big Syphe. More details here. <br> <em>(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)</em>
Grimes @ Logan Square Auditorium
FRIDAY: Canadian artist Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, dazzled at Pitchfork and returns to Chicago to headline the second night of FILTER Magazine and S.O.TERIK's party at the Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie, Friday. The Big Pink and THENEWN02. <a href="http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/rsvp/entry/filter_s.o.terik_present_lollapalooza_after_parties" target="_hplink">Free with RSVP</a>. Party gets started at 10 p.m. and, again, you'll want to get there early.
Hey Rosetta! @ Cubby Bear
FRIDAY: Hey Rosetta!, Santah and Pet Lions headline this free-with RSVP Lolla after-party at the Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison. Event is hosted by Old Style Light and Q87.7. <a href="http://do312.com/event/2012/08/03/hey-rosetta-santah-pet-lions" target="_hplink">RSVP at Do312</a>.
Delta Spirit @ Studio Paris
SATURDAY: San Diego-based Americana rockers Delta Spirit play <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rolling-stones-rock-room-coming-to-chicago-for-lollapalooza-20120801" target="_hplink">the first day of Rolling Stone's "Rock Room"</a> at Studio Paris, 59 W. Hubbard St. They will be joined by FIDLAR and Givers at the event, which runs from 12-4 p.m. Belvedere is among the sponsors, so expect plenty of vodka. The magazine is asking folks to follow <a href="http://www.twitter.com/rollingstone" target="_hplink">@RollingStone</a> for a chance at getting guaranteed entry to the event.
Neon Indian @ Beauty Bar
SATURDAY: Neon Indian play a DJ set, and will be joined by Ultrademon and Phenom, at Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago, on Saturday. <a href="http://do312.com/event/2012/08/04/neon-indian-dj-set" target="_hplink">Free with RSVP</a> -- and you'll want to get there early, based on the number of people who have already signed up. Event begins at 9 p.m.
Dum Dum Girls @ The Cubby Bear
SATURDAY: The L.A.-based noise/dream popsters Dum Dum Girls are part of a stellar lineup at one of the few official Lollapalooza aftershows that still have tickets available (<a href="http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4672035&pl=cubby00" target="_hplink">$18 in advance</a>, plus fees and tax). The Dum Dums join White Rabbitrand Oberhofer at the Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison. Show begins at 10 p.m.
Bombay Bicycle Club @ Studio Paris
SUNDAY: Folky Brits Bombay Bicycle Club headline the second afternoon of <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rolling-stones-rock-room-coming-to-chicago-for-lollapalooza-20120801" target="_hplink">Rolling Stone's "Rock Room" party</a> at Studio Paris, 59 W. Hubbard St. The party runs from 12-4 p.m. and also features Yellow Ostrich and a "Women Who Rock" showdown between Karmin and Rita Ora. The magazine is asking folks to follow <a href="http://www.twitter.com/rollingstone" target="_hplink">@RollingStone</a> for a chance at getting guaranteed entry to the event.
The Jezabels @ Double Door
SUNDAY: Australian four-piece The Jezabels have a phenomenal sound and will be playing a free-with-RSVP show at Billboard magazine's post-Lollapalooza party 10 p.m. Sunday at the Double Door. They will be joined by Of Monsters and Men and a DJ set from French Horn Rebellion. This is likely to be another very packed one, so get there early. <a href="http://www.doubledoor.com/event/147951/" target="_hplink">RSVP, check our more details here</a>.