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Festival-goers will rejoice in Lolla’s Instagram-style lost and found

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Photograph: cousindaniel.com

So, you’re waiting in line for a delicious lobster corn dog at Lollapalooza. And then, panic ensues. Your back pocket is empty, your front pockets are empty and you know the worst has come. Your wallet is gone.

Don’t fret, not all is lost. This year, Lollapalooza is working with Chicago-based startup Crowdfind to help festival-goers hunt down missing wallets and phones (however, it can't relocate your dignity, so try not to lose that), as reported by the Chicago Tribune. If you went to Bonnaroo, Coachella or Mamby on the Beach, you might be familiar with the life-saving, virtual lost and found. Lolla’s website links to Crowdfind, where attendees can search through a feed of lost and found items. Anyone can post a photo of a lost or found item with details like where it was lost or possible rewards. If you spot your lost phone or wallet, all you have to do is head to the lost and found tent and claim it. Better yet, after the Lollapalooza is over, Crowdfind will hang on to the items and store them in Chicago.

In past years, Lollapalooza attendees needed to file a claim and fill out paperwork, which is exactly what you don’t want to be doing at a music festival. With Crowdfind, users can even get a notification if their item is found. Nothing is as satisfying as the feeling of relief and joy when you realize your belonging is safely nestled in the lost and found bin. So this time don't panic, just scroll through Crowdfind.

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