For those braving out the mainstages rather than the PG-rated
Kidzapalooza, you're bound to field a few questions that, well,
you'd rather not, amid the all-out insanity Lolla promises and
usually delivers. We thought we'd try to anticipate some of the
best, and point out a few teachable moments amid the madness.
"Mommy, what's a pornographer?" A.C. Newman and his
band of ridiculously talented bandmates take the stage Friday at 4
p.m. While nothing about The New Pornographers' music is actually
pornographic -- instead, its a distinct brand of indie power-pop
that we think you'll love -- their name provides an excellent, if
unprompted, chance to teach your children about the beauty of the
Just because Lady Gaga does it, doesn't mean you can do
it. This weekend is the perfect opportunity to draw for your
child the first of many distinctions between her and a worldwide
fabulous-if-slightly-off-her-rocker megastar. From bubble costumes to fake Spanish accents
to statements that she'd rather faint of heatstroke than take off her
leather, there are a lot of things Lady Gaga does that just
aren't okay for the rest of us. It's not fair, but it's a lesson
she's better learning now than later.
Why multiple, visible tattoos are a decision that should be
made carefully - and sober. No better place than a rockfest to
point out the decades-later results of poor tattoo decision-making.
And for a hands-on application, take your kids over to the
temporary tattoo tent over at the Kidzapalooza stage.
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