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Maybe you think spending the better part of three days outside in the sweltering ass heat, getting drunk and being pounded by heavily amplified music, is exhausting. And that's fine. But the rest of us know that half the fun of music festivals is pushing your partying abilities to their absolute limits through the fine tradition of the unofficial afterparty, and the post-Pitchfork Music Festival scene is already shaping up to be pretty interesting. Some of the more interesting-sounding events haven't been confirmed yet, but I just got word from the Empty Bottle that they'll be hosting three nights of extremely danceable jams over the weekend. The reasoning behind it, according to booker Pete Toalson, is that it would be "more fun to do something like this, and we'll all be too drunk to do anything but dance at this point in the evening anyhow."
The series, which they're calling We (heart) Chicago, is sponsored by the excellent records-and-cool-stuff store Turntable Lab, and the schedule goes a little something like this:
Friday, July 13
Gutter Butter DJs
Saturday, July 14
Sunday, July 15
UPDATE: A limited number of $3 tickets will be available through the Bottle's Web site starting next week.