We have a 17 year old son who wants to attend the concert with 3-4 other boys, who are ages 16-18. We live in Indianapolis and aren't sure we are going to allow him to attend, but wanted to get some facts first before we decide. The 18 year old will drive them up and has driven to Chicago both alone and with his parents, and he seems to know his way around fairly well.
Can anyone tell me about hotels or hostels close to Grant Park? Are there places that would allow teens 18 and under to stay or even to get a hotel room if they are not 21 or don't have someone 21 and over with them?
My son saw a hostel advertised on lollapalooza.com that was $30 a night, however when I looked at it, it said very clearly that anyone under 18 years of age must have an adult with them. Would the 18 year old be considered an adult?
I offered (half-kiddingly) to go along and be the adult in charge of them all, and was met with a horrified look by my son and his 16 year old buddy. They informed me that part of the reason they wanted to go was for the "Freedom aspect".
Thanks for any advice you can give me!