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LOLLAPALOOZA: FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, what they're REALLY like (in 5 words)

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Sign outside Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL
Sign outside Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL

CHICAGO (Z965/941WVIC) -- Click here for our station's Lollapalooza 2014 coverage.

In the media lounge backstage at Lollapalooza bloggers, radio jocks, and TV music stations get the rare opportunity to meet and question nearly every band rocking the stages during the 3-day festival. After meeting a good share of this year's line-up, I'm going to answer the question everyone REALLY wants to know: "What are they actually like?"

FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, what they're actually like (in 5 words)

1. DILIGENT

When bands enter the media bullpen they usually stick to their record rep's side, shuffle through their interviews, and then quickly leave to go do rock star stuff. Not the case with Michael Fitzpatrick "Fitz" and Noelle Scaggs from FITZ & THE TANTRUMS. These two were not only hanging out with the media a day before their performance, but they also chilled with us throughout the next day to make sure every last person got their questions answered. Hats off to these two for their rock star diligence.

2. JOVIAL

During our interview with Fitz & Noelle, they both had a lively quality that carried throughout their conversation with us. Laughter paired with every story they told about life on the road as FITZ & THE TANTRUMS.

3. WILD

Both Fitz & Noelle agreed that some things are just better with alcohol such as singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at the Chicago Cubs game. Noelle mentioned she couldn't really remember the 7th inning stretch melody which had only happened 2 days prior. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS can definitely party with the best and then some.

4. SOCIAL

When walking among rock stars or even the roadies, little-to-no eye contact is usually made or reciprocated due to their general attitude of indifference. But FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, whenever the pair walked by they made sure to say "Hello" with a smile. They were the social king & queen of the weekend. 

5. ENERGIZING

There comes a time when even the heaviest party-animals need a rest. However,  FITZ & THE TANTRUMS were living it up each night they were in Chicago from dawn to dawn. Not sure where they had time for sleep and showers but they both seemed energized even as the Sunday festival goers began to look a bit rundown. 

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