Arcade Fire Spoon Neil Young Pavement Thom Yorke/Radiohead Muse MMJ Broken Social Scene or The New Pornographers --any cool or upcoming band...where's Surfer Blood or a repeat Yeasayer or MGMT who all have albums out. HELLO?
Weezer, DMB, Blues Traveler, KOL....gaaaaaaaayyyyyy
KOL I can sort of understand if people are saying they have no stage presence, however, I will defend a Dave show to death. You don't like the content, cool, that's fine. But the group collectively is talented and really just brings it. Hatas gonna hate, but hatin just because is pretty weak.
dave, stevie, jay-z will all put on great, great shows.
it's just that......when Bonnaroo teases things like Rolling Stones and the Who and other acts on their twitter a few weeks ago and deliver this it feels like we were teased a bit.
This is my opinion. They teased us with all of the huge acts it might be, then we get Dave, who, regardless of whether you like him or not, is EVERYWHERE every year and KOL who is just a boring pick. I wouldn't be as bothered if they hadn't done this trickle out crap. I'm sure it'll be an awesome weekend still but I actually feel guilty for getting my festival noob friends to buy tickets to see two of ACL's headliners when I was expecting at least one of neil young, paul simon, roger waters, pavement, arcade fire. Seriously disappointing and I feel like I was cheated by all of the hype they built for a very lackluster set of headliners. And I love Jay and Stevie.
Post by pimpmcgeorge on Feb 9, 2010 21:28:30 GMT -5
It's awful that people are actually upset about Stevie Wonder being announced last. Say what you will about the lineup, but Stevie is a HUGE get. And dare I say it, he might be the best act announced so far.
Glastonbury 08 where Jay-Z and KoL were the headliners. Looks like camping space will be easy to come by this year.
Sale of tickets did not occur as fast as has been the case in recent years. After tickets went public on 6 April, only around 100,000 were purchased, prompting Eavis to re-open registration two days later. By contrast, 2007 saw the then entire allocation of 137,500 tickets sell out in around two hours. There are a number of theories as to why the 2008 lapse in ticket sales has occurred, with one popular theory being that would-be patrons have been put off due to the inclusion of Hip Hop artist Jay-Z. Michael Eavis disputes this, claiming that the lapse is due to a long run of poor weather conditions during previous years of the festival. The global economic downturn may be another explanation for would-be festival goers deciding instead to hold on to their money. The event did eventually sell out, although the final tickets were sold on the opening Friday
And wow, you're like a walking, talking infomercial to turn people away from Pearl Jam and Ohio State, aren't you? Before you started posting here I quite liked Pearl Jam and was indifferent towards OSU, now I find myself wishing that Eddie Vedder falls down a mine shaft or that Columbus is infested with locusts
Post by tobiasfunke on Feb 9, 2010 21:30:57 GMT -5
the coachella lineup is littered with acts that we got, and even more if you consider what played at the roo last year. maybe our lineup is just more progressive and up-and-coming. in a few years we may look back on this and laugh at our naivety...
Post by beaucaldwell on Feb 9, 2010 21:32:53 GMT -5
Coachella lineup is 1000x better, too bad i will already be out of town. there are still some pretty good acts. but i was expecting more, like sts9, 311, panic, what about more djs? i mean bassnectar is sick as shiz but thats 1 that i count so far
seriously. and seeing people getting picked out of the crowd for smoking a joint. annd the small ammount of space they give you to camp with..
ohhhh and. that you can't go to and fro from stages/campsite as you please.
Oh and us hippie folk have to steer clear of the tazers at Coachella.
Yeah it's got a great vibe.
my buddy told me a story where he found a drum circle after the shows in the camp grounds, and minutes later a helicopter with a bull horn came swooping in screaming "DISPERSE IMMEDIATLY< YOU MUST DISPERSE' and then the goon squad showed up, great vibes. damn terrorists and there evil drums.