Highlites of 2014 so far
*** WRESTLEMANIA NOLA!
1. Prince/Nile Rodgers/Janelle Monae-NOLA 7/4
2. The Mojo of Dr. John Tribute-NOLA 5/3
3. Nin/Soundgarden/Dillinger-ATL 8/8
4. Gov't Mule & Friends-NOLA 5/2
5. Celebrate Gregg Allman- ATL 1/10
6. Outkast- Hangout Festival
7. Neutral Milk Hotel/Elf Power- NOLA 2/20
8. Skinny Puppy- NOLA 2/3
9. of Montreal/Boogarins- Pensacola 5/5
10. Nick Cave- NOLA 7/21
Post by klimfactor on Jul 25, 2012 18:16:22 GMT -5
I could only go Thursday and Friday for trying-to-be-a-good-husband reasons (My wife was leaving on a cruise Sunday), but I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I honestly liked the concert-venue set up at Legend Valley better than at Marvin's Mountaintop. The natural amphitheater, bowl-like feel provided a ton of good sight lines and nice spots to sit and watch. At one point Friday, I laid on the grass underneath the row of pine trees and read while The Everyone Orchestra played in the background. It was sooooo relaxing. As for the security, neither me nor my friends had any issues. People need to realize the International Waters/Anything Goes days are pretty much over, for the most part. Bag checks are a fact of life, and if you empty your pockets, open your book bag and greet them with a smile instead of a sideways look they're a lot more apt to push you through quicker. I've read some of the stories about security, but I didn't witness anything sketchy, and I camped in GA across the street, back in the woods. My only issues were the long line into the concert venue Thursday (They fixed that by Friday) and some of the 1950s-era porta pots in GA. (I'm sure that will be fixed next year, as will the VIP issues). Overall, my experience was all good.
security was cool to us. it was obvious they were doing extensive searches tho because we had to wait in line so long. just use ur head and scope it out..theres always a few who are "nazis" as u all say..who are ripping thru ur stuff...but theres always a few chill dudes too. just use your eyes and keep your wits about u and youll be fine.
that being said I can vouch for one thing - the staff was stupid as fuck. where did they get these people. most of the time they were just standing around looking dumb. most of them looked like they had never been to a festival in their life. total dweebs for sure.
the mounties in the red were all cool. they found a guy passed out between the cars on sunday and they werent messin wit him or anyting just tryin to make sure he was ok. the mountie sare always cool tho.
i had a fantastic time. awesome vibes. everyone i met was super friendly and just there to have a good time. we didnt miss hardly any music all weekend and we all raged our asses off. all good will always have a special place in my heart no matter where it is.
Post by guitardevil on Aug 25, 2012 14:53:10 GMT -5
Don't know if anyone is interested, but my buddy made a pretty sweet video of us "setting up shop" at all good this year. Also if anyone wants to hear the first 2 1/2 minutes of Yonder's first song from all good (Peace of Mind) it's the accompanying music.