“All vendors at the festival will have a point-of-sale system and fans will just have to tap their wristband to the machine and enter a pin to pay for food, drink, or merchandise. Because the internet is always spotty at large events, the RFID technology will work offline, guaranteeing a speedy transaction every time. ... [T]he product is being heralded by fans as a reason to leave their wallets at home... ... And according to the Wall Street Journal, retailers see mobile payments as a way to retain younger consumers, which has been essential to Lollapalooza’s continued success.”

— Will Flanagan - ChicagoInno