Wasn't directed at you in particular, but there's just this sense that since it's so influential it must be bad/evil/wrong and the people who read it must be bad/evil/wrong. It's just so stupid.
For the record, I wasn't insinuating that the people who read it are bad/evil/wrong. I hate the "hipster" term just as much as you guys. I was just using it to refer to people who read Pitchfork and enjoy irony, I thought maybe I could use the term just once without re-opening the dialogue on the term "hipster" for the billionth time haha.
I think people hate on Pitchfork just because it's natural for some people to want to hate on something after it becomes so influential/successful at what it does. Just like when a smaller band blows up and you have those braindead people who start hating them for their success, while exaggerating how good their "early stuff" is. FWIW, though, I think Pitchfork's influence has severely waned in the past year or two. And again, I actually like Pitchfork.
I like Pitchfork in that they highlight a lot of music that doesn't get play elsewhere, and that they tend to recommend plenty of good stuff. I also like that they aren't afraid to highlight "mainstream" or "pop" music that is actually good. But I can't stand the pretension (particularly with their reviews that skew too far to either end of the scale), their continued allegiance to really sh*tty hip-hop, or their newfound love of metal.
I agree with everything but the metal part. It does seem a little bit like they're trolling for cred with their metal coverage, but I can't hate on a major indie site devoting that much space to a genre that your average indie rock fan would have sneered at 5-10 years ago. Metal, punk, pigQuack, and the like were written off as meathead music for way too long, and I'm glad that we've come to a point where Beirut fans might have a Darkthrone record or two in their collection.
Well that reassures me quite a bit, actually. I wouldn't mind the ability to hop freely, and I mean if you guys and gals are going to be there too. I just feel like I need to see B&S, and none of my friends back home share that same taste in music. I'd mostly like get a, "B&S? Who the f*ck is B&S?"
I just wasn't sure if they printed your name on the passes like some fests do, to prevent scalping and whatnot.
My tax refund is going to be in my bank account on the 4th. I'm hoping they last that long.
Your name and "credit card info" (I think only the first four digits are shown IIRC) come on a PDF. You'll have to e-mail the PDF to the person you're selling the ticket to. They can only be scanned once, so I guess you'll just have to make sure the buyer trusts you, otherwise if you felt like being the world's biggest a-hole you could "sell" it, then just print your own copy off and get to the fest before the other person.