From: Shapeshifters 'Lola's Theme', the smash hit music single of 2004.
1. A clubber that only listens to "handbag house," which is a particularly cheesy form of dance music.
2. A clubber who, when choosing which club to go to for the night, is more concerned with their appearance and "being seen" at a particular location than the actual music being played.
Also see: muppet
"I am so sick of going to gigs these days and finding the place full of lolas, the dance scene is just not how it used to be."
Promotional merchandise for a band, record label, or other entity in the music business, usually distributed at concerts.
May include t-shirts, stickers, promo CDs, posters, etc. Often free, but not necessarily; a t-shirt or record purchased at a concert might still be considered swag, especially if it is a design or release that is not readily available in the mass market.
Many independent record labels throw in a handful of free swag when they ship out mail-order packages (stickers, sampler CDs, etc).
The chief difference between swag and regular merchandise is that its purpose is not to make a profit, but to promote the band/label, and reward its supporters by giving them something cool and unique.
I picked up some great swag at the concert last night.