I've done this the past 2 years, but this year I added the 5th name. I think it's a good way to get a quick look at how much the festival has evolved (and how much has stayed the same). So, ignoring the rest of the lineup, which year do you think had the strongest top line and a half?
Post by FuzzyWarbles on Feb 22, 2014 6:58:33 GMT -5
I cast my vote for '09 though '03 looks great as well. They're all good. While 2009 doesn't have a certain band or two I like as much as some of the others, it's the only one where I dig the whole top 5.
Excited for Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Elton John, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jack White, Janelle Monae, Damon Albarn, James Blake, Arctic Monkeys, The Flaming Lips, Phoenix, Ice Cube, Phosphorescent, Disclosure, Neutral Milk Hotel & Cut Copy
1/22/14 - Tedeschi Trucks Band with The London Souls
1/30/14 - Umphrey's McGee
2/15/14 - Dark Star Orchestra
3/14/14 - Bob Weir & Ratdog
4/25/14 - Volapalooza 2014
5/22/14 - The Infamous Stringdusters
6/12/14-6/15/14 - Bonnaroo 2014
9/13/14 - Bob Weir & Ratdog
Post by MonieMonster on Mar 17, 2014 3:14:42 GMT -5
2013, but in my mind JJ wasn't the real headliner, which nudges it slightly ahead over 2014 in my books. 2014 is stronger overall, but MACCA, Mumford & Petty were a better top 3 for me over Elton, Kanye & White. Lionel Richie does nothing for me, nor does Bjork. VW & Wilco are about equal interest wise....
Post by clevelndmike on Apr 30, 2014 15:17:20 GMT -5
2009 with honorable mention to 2003. What an amazing reminder of how many headliners we've a) slept through b) skipped entirely or c) were an excellent excuse for hitting the road Sunday evening. I haven't seen more than one entire set by a headliner since 2011.
Oct 5 Nine Inch Nails
0ct 11 Pearl Jam
Oct 12 Pearl Jam
Oct 16 Robert Randolph
Feb 1 The Hold Steady
Feb 8 The Black Angels
March 16 Arcade Fire
April 6 Alejandro Escovedo
April 25 Black Lips
April 29 Arcade Fire
June 10 Chris Robinson Brotherhood
June 11 Chris Robinson Brotherhood