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From the Eastsport Cafe at Lollapalooza ’08: Ha Ha Tonka

The Lollapalooza newbies are really, really excited to be on the bill.

It’s always heartwarming to meet the festival newbies, bands on the up-and-up for whom Lollapalooza is a massively important debut. Missouri’s Ha Ha Tonka is one of those bands, no question. Admitting that their previous career zenith was a set at Wisconsin’s Bratfest, the band exuded exhilaration about the whole Lollapalooza experience. Find out what bands they want to see, what touring advice they got from Meat Puppets about prostitution, and what about Missouri has influenced their music.