Funny, I'm old enough to remember saying Lollapalooza was dead by it's 3rd year. With anything, over time as the novelty wears off of nearly anything, things always seem to get worse. Today's generation EXPECTS things to feel new and different. Heck, by the second weekend most people didn't really get that excited by the Tupac hologram even though they spent a half a million to develop it. So relax dude, everything must be taken in by perspective. If this year was someone's first time, they probably thought the festival was awesome. If you've gone several times you'll always be saying "I remember how great it was that year they did.....".