For most performers it was another large weekend-long concert, but for two Hinsdale teens it was the opportunity of a lifetime.

Paden Guido, 17, and Meghan Callahan, 18, took the Lollapalooza stage Aug. 1 in Chicago, performing in front of thousands of festival goers.

“There’s really this feeling you have that really can’t be put into words,” Guido said.

Guido and Callahan were joined by musicians from across the country as part of the School of Rock AllStars Tour.

Rick Carney, the AllStars music director that worked with Guido and Callahan before and during Lollapalooza, said 150 musicians were chosen out of 15,000 students in the School of Rock system nationwide to perform as part of the AllStars tour.

As part of the tour, the girls performed at Chicago taverns and venues for nearly a week until they finally took the stage at Lollapalooza.

And for each girl the experience gave them something to appreciate.

“The best part was just being surrounded by the other artists,” Callahan said.

She explained that seeing the same intensity and dedication for music in others delighted her.

While Callahan enjoyed the company she was in, Guido’s fix was playing the music.

“Playing at Lolla – I couldn’t believe that happened,” she said.

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