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liquidsnake28
08-06-2009, 02:27 PM
Well this would be a whole lot easier if my friends in Chicago would start answering their phones. Of course they are an hour behind us. All I have right now is weed. I plan on rolling tomorrow night at the SMD/Crookers/Beetroots aftershow. Tripping saturday for Animal Collective into Tool. Idk about sunday yet. You know I'm never opposed to K and DMT though so we'll see.

chiapet
08-06-2009, 02:38 PM
80's and bad don't often go together for me. I saw Billy Idol here at Lolla 05, good show.

They don't go together often for me either, I love new wave & synth, am very agreeable towards most 80s pop, but this was just... terrible.


Is anyone who is already in Chicago thinking of picking up wristbands tonight? I'm not sure it's worth it, assuming I go in early tomorrow, there probably will not be much of a line at all?

liquidsnake28
08-06-2009, 03:01 PM
I haven't been since 05 so I don't really know. I'd assume the line won't be too long.

chiapet
08-06-2009, 03:48 PM
I just realized I have no numbers except for Tommy and Mark. I'm not very on top of this stuff, am I?

Mr. Dylanja
08-06-2009, 03:53 PM
You got my number baby :winkiss

Even tho you didn't answer my late night text about a week ago :nono

chiapet
08-06-2009, 03:58 PM
Hah! I didn't see your 'late night' text until like 2AM that night :) I didn't have anything to say. Sorry.

amyzzz
08-06-2009, 04:17 PM
I'm confused. Why is Dylan in this thread?

chiapet
08-06-2009, 04:18 PM
Because we are.

Mr. Dylanja
08-06-2009, 04:19 PM
I'm confused. Why is Amy in the Lollapaloozzza thread?

Wheres the beef?
08-06-2009, 05:04 PM
LOL(LA)

captncrzy
08-06-2009, 07:14 PM
I'm gonna have to route myself through Vegas tomorrow to get there, so now I won't be rolling into Chicago until about 330. Bugger.

righteousdnk
08-06-2009, 10:04 PM
Is anyone who is already in Chicago thinking of picking up wristbands tonight? I'm not sure it's worth it, assuming I go in early tomorrow, there probably will not be much of a line at all?

I went to the park first thing today when my bus got here since the station was only a few blocks from the park. It was real simple and I only had to wait a couple minutes. They aren't cloth though like I was told to expect.

Sigur Ros Stache
08-07-2009, 04:53 AM
I went to the park first thing today when my bus got here since the station was only a few blocks from the park. It was real simple and I only had to wait a couple minutes. They aren't cloth though like I was told to expect.

Last year they were cloth and much more comfortable than these.

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 06:22 AM
bat for lashes on the webcast!!!!! YES!

canexplain
08-07-2009, 07:06 AM
bat for lashes on the webcast!!!!! YES!

So Scoop, what grade do you give icips for the couch tour since I think you have been watching them like me. cr****

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 07:21 AM
well, they dont have the money to put into it like at&t does so for what they have to work with, they do ok.

mile high was ok and they did their best with APW. Quality is decent. its hard to beat at&t with picture quality but its fine..

this is the first time i think they are getting more bigger acts... not the headliners but solid mid-tier acts so thats a good step..

id give them a 7 out of 10

Young blood
08-07-2009, 07:38 AM
How many times do we need to see ben harper on a webcast?

suprefan
08-07-2009, 07:48 AM
ENJOY THE RAIN....

chiapet
08-07-2009, 07:49 AM
I can see the vit water and chicago stages from my room and am sitting here too hung over eating sun chips and listening for sound checks. I might head over in an hour to get my wristband and watch Manchester orchestra.

djandrews25
08-07-2009, 08:00 AM
How many times do we need to see ben harper on a webcast?

We dont need to see it at all. You've watched it more than once?

Alligator Bogaloo
08-07-2009, 09:56 AM
They need to fill in those TBA's, I'd like to know who else they're going to show on the webcast.

softbulletin
08-07-2009, 11:22 AM
Anyone watching Gaslight Anthem?

jtovar21
08-07-2009, 11:37 AM
Anyone watching Gaslight Anthem?

unfortunately, yes.

indietron
08-07-2009, 11:46 AM
My girlfriend says it is pouring rain and she is absolutely drenched. Hopefully it'll clear up for them all

amyzzz
08-07-2009, 11:52 AM
When/what day is Depeche Mode? I hope y'all have fun at that. I welcome depechey texts for anyone who has my number.

indietron
08-07-2009, 11:53 AM
Where is the webcast at? I don't see it on att blueroom...

EDIT: Nevermind I figured it out

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 12:10 PM
looks like it will clear up by sunday... watching the webcast it looks like its coming down pretty good

Mr. Dylanja
08-07-2009, 12:27 PM
Bonnaroo - Day 1: RAIN
All Points West - Day 1: RAIN
Lollapalooza - Day 1: RAIN

Coachella - Day 1: PERFECT

softbulletin
08-07-2009, 12:41 PM
At least the Bonnaroo rain was good for the festival. There was no dust this year because of it.

Mr. Dylanja
08-07-2009, 12:49 PM
Thursday night at the Roo was my favorite, I came out of the X-Box tent soaked and sweat and barely noticed the downpour :p

Boourns
08-07-2009, 12:51 PM
bat for lashes on the webcast!!!!! YES!

Fuck yes! Someone better capture this webcast and put it online. My internets are too laggy :(

Boourns
08-07-2009, 01:12 PM
So what band is being broadcast now?

jtovar21
08-07-2009, 01:14 PM
STS9

Boourns
08-07-2009, 01:14 PM
Pretty sweet.

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 01:16 PM
cool

CalmerThanYou
08-07-2009, 01:39 PM
SICK...love them

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 01:43 PM
good set so far

Jon Blazed
08-07-2009, 01:46 PM
Oooh is this shit going on now?

CalmerThanYou
08-07-2009, 01:47 PM
this track right NOW is ill

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 01:48 PM
im digging it..

Young blood
08-07-2009, 01:49 PM
STS9!

Young blood
08-07-2009, 01:50 PM
To bad the light show is not existent.

CalmerThanYou
08-07-2009, 01:52 PM
drummmer is fucking nuts

lights are another element to their shows...

Young blood
08-07-2009, 01:54 PM
They were so awesome at red rocks 2 weeks ago.

softbulletin
08-07-2009, 01:54 PM
Anyone know what track this is?

CalmerThanYou
08-07-2009, 01:55 PM
the rain looks miserable! that's really a bummer

CalmerThanYou
08-07-2009, 01:56 PM
They were so awesome at red rocks 2 weeks ago.

extremely jealous...must have been incredible.

Young blood
08-07-2009, 01:57 PM
holy shit! sorry wrong thread.

tweet 1 hour ago...
STS9 is pleased to announce they will be celebrating New Years Eve 2009-2010 at Denver, Colorado’s Wells Fargo Theatre on December 30 and 31. Located in the heart of downtown Denver and part of the city’s incredible convention center, Wells Fargo Theatre is a state of the art masterpiece that boasts over 5,000 seats without one of them being farther than 150 feet from the stage. It’s stage will be the biggest STS9 has ever had the pleasure of performing on and is located smack in the middle of one of America’s greatest cities with tons of hotels, restaurants, clubs and cultural attractions just footsteps away.

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE VENUE RIGHT HERE

In addition to the two nights at the Wells Fargo Theatre, folks should plan on an intimate and unique event on December 29th to kick off this years New Years celebration.

Also, for those looking for an extended holiday trip, the best skiing, snowboarding and mountain playgrounds in the US are just a short drive away to spend a few extra days enjoying the outdoors while you are there for STS9.

Keep an eye out for more specific information, including ticketing and travel packages, next week.

NOTE: Wells Fargo Theatre will be general admission with a large GA PIT.
Posted In: News

chiapet
08-07-2009, 02:03 PM
I've just bailed until of montreal. Completely drenched. Off to dry myself a bit. :)

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 02:11 PM
chiapet, r u still having a good time? seems like on the webcast people still grooving well! :)

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 02:12 PM
im watching this all the way till of montreal. after that im good! so far the last 2 bands have done well. im digging white lies.. when i was considering going that was one band i wanted to see! :)

Young blood
08-07-2009, 02:23 PM
The crowd could give a fuck less about white lies. Im with them.

chiapet
08-07-2009, 02:25 PM
Oh yea, I'm still having fun. :) I haven't seen much so far, got off to a late start, saw White Lies with tommy and unknown, then spent about 2 hours at Perry's -- it was the driest place I could find :) (not a tent or covered but at least packed in with people I wasn't getting so wet).

chiapet
08-07-2009, 02:26 PM
White lies was actually pretty good, young blood, and a lot of people were dancing up front.

CalmerThanYou
08-07-2009, 02:27 PM
merely to stay warm!

Young blood
08-07-2009, 02:28 PM
2 snaps.

chiapet
08-07-2009, 02:29 PM
It's not cold :) It is getting muddy though. Tomorrow when it's over 90 people are going to be bitching and wishing for more rain.

This is nothing compared to the rain at roo!

amyzzz
08-07-2009, 02:35 PM
I don't get why you'd post from a festival, chia. :)

chiapet
08-07-2009, 02:39 PM
Amy :) I'm staying right across the street, I came back to my hotel room to dry off a bit. I'm just sitting here eating lunch and listening to asher roth from the window.

CalmerThanYou
08-07-2009, 02:45 PM
^ THAT is fucking awesome, Chia

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 02:46 PM
amy being a douche again! chia, its awesome u r posting. i like reading how the festival is going.. :) thank you! have fun and keep us posted! :)

Blinken
08-07-2009, 02:51 PM
Note to self, stay at Chia's hotel when I go to Lolla.

higgybaby23
08-07-2009, 02:52 PM
Amy :) I'm staying right across the street, I came back to my hotel room to dry off a bit. I'm just sitting here eating lunch and listening to asher roth from the window.

Quick, close your window!

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 02:54 PM
Note to self, stay at Chia's hotel when I go to Lolla.

no shit huh?! lol

asher roth though??!!

indietron
08-07-2009, 03:05 PM
Theivery Corp!!!!!!! :)

amyzzz
08-07-2009, 03:08 PM
ins and outs? wow. Being at a hotel sure beats huddling in a tent during the rainstorm (tornado?) at roo.

And scoop, ladies can't be douches.

CalmerThanYou
08-07-2009, 03:09 PM
this lady sounds like shit

chiapet
08-07-2009, 03:13 PM
LOL, I wouldn't have picked Asher Roth, that stage was just the loudest. I'm staying at the Hilton - it's right across the street from the vitamin water & chicago stages, I can hear the chicago stage very clearly (and the vitamin water stage when nothing's on at the other).

If you can get decent prices, I definitely recommend the hotel for Lolla. I was talking to some people in the lobby who said they booked via priceline and got good rates. There are quite a few other hotels on the street, and the hostel where a lot of people were staying is very close. Everything is within 2-3 blocks.

It looks like it's stopped raining so I'm going to take off so I can get a spot for of Montreal :)

chiapet
08-07-2009, 03:15 PM
And yes, Amy, ins and ons for 3 day pass holders (they give you a wristband). Being able to dry off makes me feel so much better about getting rained on for 4 hours this afternoon :)

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 03:18 PM
chia, when i considered going, that was the hotel i looked at.. you can get great deals booking a flight and hotel in a vacation package if you book it early.

if i ever decide to go, thats where id like to stay..

have fun! :)

and Amy, yes many of you can be douchebags.......

CalmerThanYou
08-07-2009, 03:20 PM
First time i saw thievery at Vegoose they were rocking and i was completely blown away...the last 3 times i've seen them i've been steadily more disappointed every time...whats the deal?

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 03:27 PM
they need to get rid of the singers.. the band sounds good by itself!

Mr. Dylanja
08-07-2009, 03:27 PM
Dave Wang is OWNING Perry's Tent right now.

CalmerThanYou
08-07-2009, 03:30 PM
im so jealous of the tent line up tonight

scooper - i think youre right, they didnt have nearly that many singers the first time i saw them...they rocked harder i thought.

oh, and perry didnt come out and piss on everyone every one of their shows

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 04:02 PM
true dat

CalmerThanYou
08-07-2009, 04:03 PM
i may never "get" of montreal

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 04:07 PM
calmer, why do i not get it either... im sure its cool live and in person.. but everyhing thy do seems already done by other bands in regards to that stage stuff. its overkill IMO... they are a god band but really alot of OVERKILL... i dont know.... im gonna watch the whole set and give it a try...

CalmerThanYou
08-07-2009, 04:08 PM
seems like the crowd is super into it...i can dig that.

is it fairly certain they are all gay? those costumes are fabulous.

and these theatrics are entertaining (if i was on acid)

amyzzz
08-07-2009, 04:10 PM
I don't get why wondering why chia is not partying and is posting is considered douchey. Geez. Thin skin, man. She explained why, I accepted it, whatever.

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 04:19 PM
we r past it amy. i wuv u.. :) its all good

of montreal is doing well with the crowd.... maybe the webcast cant do it justice...

still too much overkill..

Blinken
08-07-2009, 04:23 PM
ins and outs? wow. Being at a hotel sure beats huddling in a tent during the rainstorm (tornado?) at roo.

And scoop, ladies can't be douches.

I miss Bonnaroo :(

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 04:26 PM
of montreal is a gay version of GWAR! lol

and i miss the roo too.. fuck it was epic this past year!

but the people at lolla seem to be having a blast so much love to them! :)

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 04:52 PM
ok, my final say on of montreal....

if you want to put on some type of stage bowie/prince type show, you have to have a frontman who goes out there and moves the show along...

this guy has to learn this.. he seems to put this show together and just does nothing but stare at whats going on! you cant go there and act all cool when its lame ass bowie/prince ripoffs!

sorry, im a big bowie and prince fan and when i see a fucking knock-off, i call it..

yes im 38 and maybe out of line to some of you youngsters who dont know prince and bowie like i do, but this is bullshit! horrible!

they are off my list... nothing but a state fair act...

sorry..had to vent.

get rid of the stage props and just play.. they are better that way...

rage patton
08-07-2009, 04:57 PM
Who else is being webcast tonight?

EDIT: Nevermind. BORING.

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 05:09 PM
gonna go watch the giants game... :)

canexplain
08-07-2009, 05:39 PM
Thank you chia for the updates. When you get back in tonight before you crash, give us a day one review if you feel like it. +5 for chia ... cr****

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 05:51 PM
chia +10 for sure! :)

canexplain
08-07-2009, 06:05 PM
It could be my connection but I don't think so, there is about a 1/4 to 1/2 second delay from the audio vs the video right now on my pc. cr***

mrbascorn
08-07-2009, 06:06 PM
This is my first time going. What are the must sees? I want to make sure I don't miss out on the best shows.

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 06:07 PM
its been like that...

i decided to watch some of the decemberists.. not bad...

canexplain
08-07-2009, 06:21 PM
its been like that...

i decided to watch some of the decemberists.. not bad...

Yea I think they are kicking it. I keep getting that fucking circle thing. I times it and it seems it has no sequence or pattern. It might be 20 seconds or 45 seconds. The other fests they showed wasn't as bad I don't think. cr****

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 06:30 PM
this is the worst its been all day......lots of stops with the webcast..

i enjoyed the decemberists set...

canexplain
08-07-2009, 06:56 PM
Mine might have been user error. I downsized mine, opened it back up full screen and not a one circle ..... yeaaaaaaaaaaaa ... ok let's check out Andrew ... cr****

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 06:58 PM
ok........:) lol u and me c.e. :)

yes! just scored street sweeper social club tickets for the fri aftershow of OSL! :)

sorry... ok back to the bird...

menikmati
08-07-2009, 07:02 PM
of Montreal was cool 3 years ago.

scoop49er
08-07-2009, 07:06 PM
im liking this bird song with the whistle in the background.... not bad.

malcolmjamalawesome
08-08-2009, 08:21 AM
Dave Wang is OWNING Perry's Tent right now.

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9466/img0350abz.jpg

I heard the same thing.

chiapet
08-08-2009, 08:53 AM
I'm not much for doing reviews since I usually don't take the time to gather my thoughts like that. But let's see. I had a slow day yesterday on account of the rain and having been out a bit too late on Thursday night. There also wasn't anyone I really "had" to see until 7PM so I was just checking out whatever sounded interesting.

As I was getting ready, I was listening to Hey Champ, a Chicago local electro-ish band They sounded OK, but in a dated 80s kind of way. I have a high tolerance for that so I'll probably check them out in the future.

I went in a little after 1, lots of entrance lines set up, with no waiting and only a very trivial bag search. Caught part of the Knux (and heard most of their set while walking over / hitting merch / etc). Every show they play seems to be exactly the same setlist, same bantering. I ended up going to see Zap Mama. The music pulls from a variety of influences, with a focus on African vocal harmonies. It translated better live than on the albums I've listened to, and it would have been a great set to start the day off with some dancing, but the crowd was really pretty dead. It was already raining steadily at this point, and most people looked like they wished they hadn't arrived so early.

The next band I caught was White Lies, with Tommy and unknown. I've had a few chances to check out White Lies in the past but didn't because I'd had this idea that the set would just be really boring. They remind me of the Killers as well as a handful of 80s bands, and they just seemed to me like less talented derivations of those bands. Nothing else was going on at 2 yesterday so I gave them a try. I actually enjoyed the set alright, most of what they played was upbeat, and despite the rain people were having a good time.

*Side note here that is true for the entire day -- people have talked so much about how bad the crowds are at Lolla, the bros, too many little kids, people who care nothing for music and just come to drink and talk to their friends through sets -- I saw almost none of that. Every set I saw had quite a few poeple dancing, and not just up front by the stage.

After White Lies, I'd planned on seeing Bon Iver, but I just wasn't feeling that being that it was still raining, standing quietly getting drenched just didn't sound very appealing. I went to check out merch, got a Lolla teeshirt, no luck on finding rain gear of any type, and decided to go to Perry's.

From the descriptions, I thought Perry's was going to be a tent, but it was actually just an uncovered area loosely corralled on the sides with fences and with a dj booth on risers at the front. Not quite the wannabe Sahara that I was hoping for. :) I came in Dark Wave Disco was on, then caught Hollywood Holt and just a small part of the beetroots. The DJs were not very good but people were dancing, and I was staying a lot drier than at the other stages, so I stuck it out for about an hour and a half before giving up and going to dry off.

I'd planned on seeing Crystal Castles and Thievery, have seen both more than once, so I skipped them in favor of lunch and dry clothes. I heard most of Thievery, and as a few of you mentioned from the web cast, they didn't sound very good, did they? Something about their current incarnation bothers me, like they have gotten a bit jazz in an "adult contemporary" way.

At any rate, I went back a bit after 6, caught the end of Thievery, and got a decent spot for of Montreal. Their set felt a bit rushed to me, they only had an hour to perform and their shows are usually quite a bit longer than that. The crowd dug the Bowie cover, while I like the song, it seems to disrupt the pace of the set and creates this awkward lull. I'll speak more on of Montreal in a minute as I need to respond to some of the snarky things you've posted about them. :)

Then on to Depeche Mode. Another side note - something I liked about Lolla today is that pretty much every band went on, on time. The only set that started late was DM and only by a few minutes. Also liked that in between sets (or at stages where nothing was currently going on), they showed footage from other stages or from past Lolla appearances. Made it more pleasant to wait out the time between bands.

Anyway back to DM. The set list was disappointing for me. We got a parred down version of the set list they've been using this tour, only one encore instead of two. I was really looking forward to that missing first encore, though I guess I should have expected it since they played shortened sets for the other festival they've hit this summer.

The upsides -- Martin and Dave are still looking pretty good for their ages; Martin is still dressing like an early 80s drag king, all covered in sequins; Dave is a really incredible performer, over 20 of arena performances have paid off in that he feels like he is connecting with YOU even though you're a hundred feet back and watching via the video monitors.

Came home, changed again, had some red bull, procrastinated, then headed out to an aftershow - the crookers/major lazer/beetroots/etc one. I do not have a lot to say about that since I am not familiar enough with any of them to 'review', but I had a good time, danced a lot, and could use about 4 more hours of sleep right now :)

chiapet
08-08-2009, 09:09 AM
So regarding the of Montreal hating that is going on. Firstly, I've been following them since their first album, and if there would have been a time when it was "cool" to like them, in the sense I think you mean, Menik, it would have been in their earlier E6 days in the late 90s, not 3 years ago. That being said, Hissing Fauna (from 2.5 years ago) is my favorite album from their discography, and one of the few albums that I've been able to listen to hundreds of times without tiring of at all. I loved that tour and all the props and spectacle that went along with it.

He's not trying to be Bowie or Prince. Of course they adore Bowie but that doesn't mean they're trying to emulate him. The skits and props may seem a bit superfluous but they do at least relate to the music and are tied into the songs where they're used. Having seen them at a few festivals now and of course on their own headlining shows, I will just say that their show never seems to translate well at a festival or in outdoor settings. They need to be late(r) night, dark, in a club, with their full set of props, costumes, dancers, and video backdrop. It's an all or nothing thing -- when it's half done it just doesn't come off the right way at all.

Anyway. "are they all gay?" - calmer, no, not at all. Part of the point I think is to blend the idea of gender a bit, following the glam rock tradition. I'm pretty sure Kevin has admitted to some exploits with guys but he is also married with a kid.

malcolmjamalawesome
08-08-2009, 09:21 AM
Perry's is not a tent. It is a stage.

That being said it was FUCKING GOING OFF yesterday.

Simian Mobile Disco slashed my face off. They dropped "Windowlicker" on everyone and I swear to god I saw a guy's head fall off. It was that fucking explosive.

chiapet
08-08-2009, 10:07 AM
Yea for some reason I thought it was going to be a tent. Maybe that was just wishful thinking on my part and wanting it to be Sahara-like. But it was still fun. I will be back again today. :) Maybe in a few minutes if I can make myself get dressed and leave.

amyzzz
08-08-2009, 11:11 AM
It sounds like you're having a great time, Heidi. I wish I was there.

Cdubby
08-08-2009, 11:23 AM
I'm not heading in till about 3 for perry and special guest, then its arctic monkeys->santigold->rise against->tool and then the dan auerbach/cage aftershow. I was dead tired at 10:30 last night and slept in today. Had a nice walk in the loop checking sites out this early afternoon. Had a snafu walking over to perry's deli (they are only open on weekdays- prolly should have planned a little better) so I had a spaghetti lunch at petro's and now I'm relaxing and hydrating at the moment.

Yesterday was rainy and fun....today is going to be sunny and hot as hell, I can tell.

Devin the Dude
08-08-2009, 11:27 AM
everyone having a BLAST!!!??? i would be there right now if my mommy didn't move to stupid Fayetteville, North Carolina.

scoop49er
08-08-2009, 11:43 AM
chiapet, thanks for the reviews and opinions! :)

have a great saturday!

paulb
08-08-2009, 11:49 AM
Depeche Mode were awesome yesterday, I really liked it. I didnt think it was as strong as their studio stuff, but i was entertained and Dave sounded pretty good, loved the entended jams.... Met up with Faxman, Tommy and Jen and Unknown.... had a good time, just saw DM though, i was busy getting shit faced the rest of the day.... im about to head off now to Lolla, gonna check out Artic Monkeys, Santigold, Rise Against, Tool and maybe someone else, we'll see, should be a hot one....

captncrzy
08-08-2009, 12:22 PM
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9466/img0350abz.jpg

I heard the same thing.

Goddamnit, I was right there and didn't see you.

captncrzy
08-08-2009, 12:38 PM
Well, I made it home about 645am and took a nap.

Got in and saw the Beetroots; twas ok but I've seen them before. That Perry's area is meh. It's outdoors so the sound just bleeds off into the air, and it's small and on pavement. I'll take the Sahara any day.

DM was great-short setlist but it's a curfewed festival, so it was expected. I was happy to see them in such good form, and the crowd was a good one. Nice to hang out with Paul and Mark and Tommy and Lilia-although Mark disappeared at some point to smoke and never came back. Also got to meet Chia but she went off on her own.

Setup at Lolla seemed kinda stupid; one food court with not a lot of choices, one beer tent with good beer and the rest of the beer tents had shitty cans of bud light. Bathrooms were really hard to find. There would be a random porta potty just sitting there in the middle of the festival with 30 people in line, and then a porta potta area less than 50 feet from it. A lot of pavement and a lot of dirt areas that turned into mud in the rain (which I rather enjoyed, though I covered up with a big trash bag). Major douchebag factor-any festival that takes place in a city will have larger douchebag numbers than other festivals that you have to travel to.

After went to the Arctic Monkeys aftershow. Finally got to meet Salah, JSam, Sigorrosstache, and Shakermaker. They were all so nice and fun. Sorry I wasn't in my crazy party mood; I was just so hot and tired from the traveling and whatnot. My conversation skills at that point had melted into that of a monkey. Arctic Monkeys were kinda boring-I guess it's a disadvantage that I'm not too familiar with their stuff, but it all sounded the same to me. I ended up in the upstairs area listening to the set and sitting on a nice leather couch under the a/c. Still glad I went so I could meet everyone.

All in all, I'm so glad I went; I got to see everyone and see my guys. Festival-wise, Coachella wins hands down. Better atmosphere, better setup, art, grass, tents, shade, etc.

Alligator Bogaloo
08-08-2009, 12:43 PM
Hey Jen, did you and Lilia get some good swooning in, over Depeche Mode.

chiapet
08-08-2009, 01:22 PM
Captn good to meet you yesterday even if it was just to say hi. I was off on my own agenda :). Hope I wasn't rude.

scoop49er
08-08-2009, 01:23 PM
nice reviews guys..

must be cool all u music geeks hanging out having a good time!

i have only met a few people from the board.. all decent people.. :)
i just get so focused on the music that i always tend to miss out on all the geek fun! :)

oh well.. have a great time... reviews have been good so far...

scoop49er
08-08-2009, 01:24 PM
chia, r u back at ur room? who can u hear now?

Devin the Dude
08-08-2009, 02:31 PM
gahh!!! jealousy! i got ditched for rock the bells, so i'm sitting at home wishing my saturday wasn't a total waste.

Boourns
08-08-2009, 03:36 PM
Animal Collective webcast in 54 minutes.

canexplain
08-08-2009, 04:16 PM
Animal Collective webcast in 54 minutes.

paul, where are you streaming ? cr****

slurpee
08-08-2009, 04:22 PM
Some of my friends with to the after party at the congress only to see the Bloody Beet Roots. They got there at about 12 and totally missed them. Funny part is they stayed till the event was over thinking the roots were supposed to go on....haha

captncrzy
08-08-2009, 04:57 PM
Captn good to meet you yesterday even if it was just to say hi. I was off on my own agenda :). Hope I wasn't rude.

No, not at all.

chiapet
08-08-2009, 08:07 PM
Scoop nah I was ony phone earlier while in the shade. Lots of good music today. Not over yet. :)

TickleMeElmo
08-08-2009, 09:10 PM
Heard Perry's guest was his wife. This true? If so I'm glad I fucking skipped that shit.

righteousdnk
08-08-2009, 10:46 PM
I heard it was the guitar player from Porno for Pyros. I only walked by Perry's when he was on to use the restroom and some guy in line told me that so I don't know if it's true.

malcolmjamalawesome
08-09-2009, 07:53 AM
SPIN Magazine agrees with Dave Wang:

http://www.spin.com/articles/best-worst-lollapalooza-day-1

BEST MASKER MARVELS: THE BLOODY BEETROOTS
There was nothing anonymous about the thumping, grinding, solar-plexus-pounding electro-punk of the Bloody Beetroots when the Italian duo, they of the trademark Venom masks, took over the decks at Perry's, Lollapalooza's designated "rave-in-the-round." Drawing on material from their forthcoming Romborama, including mixes of body-rocking club anthems like "Butter" and "Cornelius," Bobby Rifo and Tommy Tea kept the crowd moving -- and surfing -- throughout their exhilarating 60-minute set. "Trance is dead," read the T-shirt worn by one masked fan, perhaps stating the obvious, at least for as long as his cowled counterparts were throwing down onstage. B. F-W.

rage patton
08-09-2009, 07:59 AM
First off, that is awesome.

Second, how were Them Crooked Vultures?

TickleMeElmo
08-09-2009, 08:03 AM
Second, how were Them Crooked Vultures?

That show is tonight and I dunno if anyone here was fortunate enough to get tix

captncrzy
08-09-2009, 08:08 AM
SPIN Magazine agrees with Dave Wang:

http://www.spin.com/articles/best-worst-lollapalooza-day-1

BEST MASKER MARVELS: THE BLOODY BEETROOTS
There was nothing anonymous about the thumping, grinding, solar-plexus-pounding electro-punk of the Bloody Beetroots when the Italian duo, they of the trademark Venom masks, took over the decks at Perry's, Lollapalooza's designated "rave-in-the-round." Drawing on material from their forthcoming Romborama, including mixes of body-rocking club anthems like "Butter" and "Cornelius," Bobby Rifo and Tommy Tea kept the crowd moving -- and surfing -- throughout their exhilarating 60-minute set. "Trance is dead," read the T-shirt worn by one masked fan, perhaps stating the obvious, at least for as long as his cowled counterparts were throwing down onstage. B. F-W.

Haha omg you're famous

rage patton
08-09-2009, 08:14 AM
That show is tonight and I dunno if anyone here was fortunate enough to get tix

Oh right. Forgot. So wait, no one here got tickets!?

scoop49er
08-09-2009, 10:40 AM
anyone watching BFL on the webcast?

softbulletin
08-09-2009, 10:44 AM
Wow she sounds great live.

scoop49er
08-09-2009, 10:46 AM
she is sounding amazing! :) love the music!

scoop49er
08-09-2009, 11:27 AM
she is such a talent..

very good set.. good song selection and she sounded amazing as usual!
band sounded good and she played 55 min but it was too short for me. wish it was longer but she was really good on the webcast!!

BFL= SOLID 9!

cant wait to see them in 3 weeks! :)

Boourns
08-09-2009, 12:26 PM
She IS amazing. Absolutely mesmerizing at Glastonbury. She better be at Coachella next year.

And I stayed up too late keeping tabs on all the LIMP Summer drama and slept through the webcast. Did anyone capture it? What did she play?

GrossMagic
08-09-2009, 12:50 PM
cant wait for dan deacon at Treasure Island after watching this...looks fun!

Alligator Bogaloo
08-09-2009, 01:14 PM
Dan Deacon just brought out the marching band and the shit went off the hook!

Sushov23
08-09-2009, 03:44 PM
*Side note here that is true for the entire day -- people have talked so much about how bad the crowds are at Lolla, the bros, too many little kids, people who care nothing for music and just come to drink and talk to their friends through sets -- I saw almost none of that. Every set I saw had quite a few poeple dancing, and not just up front by the stage.

this was my experience at Lolla as well. It was a great time for me. Lolla is in the same league as Coachella and Roo. DAMN the crowd is massive for snoop, can you say sunday headliner? He has a headliner crowd size right now. I have a feeling Lou Reed, and Deerhunter are empty as shit. Also snoop is a pretty good and entertaining performer. I'm sure it's more because I love snoop, and his music, but who knows why he gets so much shit.

Gribbz
08-09-2009, 08:30 PM
Anyone catch Gang Gang Dance?

canexplain
08-09-2009, 08:31 PM
wow ... cr******

cormaic
08-09-2009, 08:46 PM
Why is Perry Farrel so douchebag like

scoop49er
08-09-2009, 08:48 PM
the band is great but damn he does always come off like an douche! hey, his fest so he gets a pass... :)

canexplain
08-09-2009, 08:59 PM
Ok, there is still SXSW I think but I am likeing this whole iclips couch thing ... :) cr****

Sushov23
08-09-2009, 11:06 PM
I heard that Kings of Leon had the same crowd size, if not bigger then Depeche Mode, is this true? some friends who went, and split the set half and half told me. can anyone who went confirm this?

TickleMeElmo
08-10-2009, 07:47 AM
There were a ton of people there for KOL so that wouldn't surprise me that it was split 50/50 with the crowd which is a good thing.

Lou Reed had a pretty big crowd crowd but I left early, wasn't digging his set too much. Deerhunter was the one that was empty, kinda sad actually.

So in all the three years I've been (07', 08', 09') I'd have to say this was my least favorite year. Nobody really blew me away, nothing too special. Maybe it was the lineup, the weather or maybe just me since I was doing late night aftershows and early Lollapalooza making me one tired Elmo.

So did anyone see Them Crooked Vultures?

goldfromla
08-10-2009, 07:58 AM
how was the perry tents this weekend? who was your everyones favorite?

unknown
08-10-2009, 08:00 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if every act in the evening had a very large crowd -KOL, Lou Reed. Everywhere I went in that venue had entirely too many people. This fest is chaos. I will post my experience when I get back to Cali. It's going to feel so good to be out of the mugginess and stench of Chicago. What a fucking weekend though!

I had so much fun hanging out with fellow boardies and the after shows were off the fucking hook. Arctic Monkeys owned the Metro and I'm so glad I saw them there cause their crowd at Lolla was gigantic. Plus I got to party with Salah, Josh, Shakermaker, Jenn, and shyguy. STS9 at House of Blues exceeded my expectations by a lot. That show was one of my highlights this weekend. They ripped that place to shreds from midnight till 2:45. The lighting and visuals were tight, they were on point, the crowd was so hype. Definitely, definitely recommend after shows. I gotta pack.

Aphxtwinin
08-10-2009, 08:20 AM
will there be bootlegs from this past weekend?!

January1979
08-10-2009, 09:02 AM
Did anyone catch Atmosphere?

I reeeeally wish I could have gone.

Blinken
08-10-2009, 09:08 AM
Did anyone go to Them Crooked Vultures?

Here is a review I found,http://blogs.suntimes.com/derogatis/2009/08/them_crooked_vultures_at_metro.html
sounds like it was the show of the weekend.

TickleMeElmo
08-10-2009, 09:21 AM
Fuck DeRogatis.

sin213
08-10-2009, 09:27 AM
will there be bootlegs from this past weekend?!

i hope so!

chiapet
08-10-2009, 10:45 AM
Lou reed had a pretty big crowd. Overall I liked the set but it got a bit dull for me in the middle. The 5-10 min of noise into waiting for & wild side was excellent tho. More tomorrow when I'm not on my phone.

TommyboyUNM
08-10-2009, 10:55 AM
Lolla as well. It was a great time for me. Lolla is in the same league as Coachella and Roo.

This is a pretty ridiculous statement. For the life of me, Sushy, I have no idea how you can even put Lolla in the same universe as Coachella and Roo. It is a giant clusterfuck. I had a good time this weekend, but I don't think I'll ever be back at that fest.

TommyboyUNM
08-10-2009, 11:02 AM
My 3 favorite sets at Lolla were probably Tool, Bat For Lashes and Deerhunter. STS9 at House of Blues on Saturday was fucking great. Definitely one of the highlights for me. TV On The Radio was good on Friday night at Double Door, but it was way too hot in that bar. I had to leave after about 10 songs.

As always, it was a good time meeting up with people. Lilia, Josh, Salah, Heidi, Mark, Edward, Paul, Jenn, Aaron. Good to see see you all.

In short: The music and my friends were great. The festival and other people suck.

captncrzy
08-10-2009, 11:31 AM
This is a pretty ridiculous statement. For the life of me, Sushy, I have no idea how you can even put Lolla in the same universe as Coachella and Roo. It is a giant clusterfuck. I had a good time this weekend, but I don't think I'll ever be back at that fest.

Me either; Lolla is a B-level festival. Coach and Roo are at an A-level. I seriously doubt anything would ever get me to go back to Lolla. Although, I do like the city.

unknown
08-10-2009, 11:36 AM
Finally about to board the plane and go home! Jen, I'm uploading my vids to my laptop and I'm watching the one of A Question Of Time. Lol I can't wait to post it, it's awesome!

randygin
08-10-2009, 11:50 AM
Theres a bunch of artist interviews from lolla up here on the fuse website: http://fuse.tv/tours/lollapalooza2009/video1.html

i just wanna see it on Saturday cause I didn't get to make it this year!

Thundermare
08-10-2009, 12:05 PM
Since it seems like no one here actually went to this show I will post a quickie:

It was unbelievable. Its hard to describe just how how absurd this supergroup really sounded.

I guess its kinda like southern style stoner rock. Except faster and with very high intensity. Its almost progressive at times.

Only Josh Homme spoke to the crowd. They all seemed pretty humble and pretty much just said goodnight and bolted after they were done. 80 minutes of insanity.

I am such a fan, and one of the first. I hope you all can join in soon!

captncrzy
08-10-2009, 12:26 PM
Finally about to board the plane and go home! Jen, I'm uploading my vids to my laptop and I'm watching the one of A Question Of Time. Lol I can't wait to post it, it's awesome!

Oh, god, don't post it until I give my approval. I'm sure I look like a complete retard.

TommyboyUNM
08-10-2009, 12:36 PM
Oh, god, don't post it until I give my approval. I'm sure I look like a complete retard.

I already gave her the green light to post it. There's no turning back.

scoop49er
08-10-2009, 12:38 PM
watching the webcast kind of proved to me that city festivals are just way different than any destinaiton festival.. it will be like that at outside lands in 3 weeks..

while watching the webcast, the crowd had that frat party look to it at times, which can be fun to start, but then gets to be notihng but guys with their shirts off and hats backwards wanting to pork a girl or start a fight..

anyways from a webcast point of view bat for lashes was great to hear.. and snoop brought back roo memories of him tearing it up! silversun was cool and it was nice to watch the enocre of Jane's

hope everyone gets home safe and enjoy your memories.. ok im going back to the osl thread.. :)

Boourns
08-10-2009, 12:45 PM
Bat for Lashes setlist:
1. Glass
2. Moon and Moon
3. Horse and I
4. Siren Song
5. The Wizard
6. Trophy
7. Tahiti
8. What's a Girl to Do?
9. Pearl's Dream
10. Priscilla
11. Two Planets
12. Daniel

Trophy? Nice. That wasn't played at Glasto or apparently the El Rey. But no Sleep Alone or Good Love is sad panda. Hopefully I catch all three.

chiapet
08-10-2009, 12:46 PM
Tommy what exactly happened to make you call it a clusterfuck? The crowds/layout were no worst than any other urban festival i've been to. The scheduling was actually pretty good for me. I decided what to see before seeing the map and as it turned out I didn't have any sprints across the park. I did FAR less waiting in line than I did at roo or coachella. Yes there were a lot of drunk kids but we expected that. I had fun and will definitely come back.

If you thought lolla was a "clusterfuck", don't bother with OSL.

I did get puked on though and that's never happened to me at coachella. :p

menikmati
08-10-2009, 12:49 PM
Even Tool made fun of the scheduling, haha.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
08-10-2009, 12:49 PM
Maynard is a big YYYs fan I guess....

C DUB YA
08-10-2009, 12:51 PM
Tommy what exactly happened to make you call it a clusterfuck? The crowds/layout were no worst than any other urban festival i've been to.


I gotta say Lolla is too damn crowded for my tastes these days, but it sure delivers some great stuff year in, year out. I know, it's a lot like other fests, but in its massiveness - it becomes less fun than say... Coachella.

Lolla's layout and crowds makes it harder on the attendee, again due to size mainly, but if your going to have close to 80,000 every day, that's the way it's got to be I guess.

I'll take Arctic Monkeys in front of 2500 at the Metro, over the humidity and the 30,000 people crammed at their stage for lolla.

Coachella is still tons better in every way.

chiapet
08-10-2009, 12:52 PM
scoop the crowd looked frat like but honestly was not bad. The only day I was annoyed with people was Saturday and quite honestly it was the tool fans. I was nervous at sets like of Montreal and lou reed where there were a lot of frat boy types but they were on good behavior.

Also I have to hand it to Chicago crowds who get a helluva lot more into live music than the fucking hipster kids that go to our shows. More dancing, less looking bored playing with phones.

TommyboyUNM
08-10-2009, 12:54 PM
I guess I just don't like urban festivals. No single thing happened, Heidi, it is just the sum of the entire weekend. The crowd was just dense. There is more space at Coachella and Bonnaroo. I felt like people were in my personal space more at this festival. I also got a lot of the people who were chatting during sets. My enjoyment of Tool was somewhat effected because some guy decided it'd be a good time to hit on a girl next to him. During Flood and Aenima, he was saying things like "So you like Tool?!! They're awesome! Who else have you seen?!" I had to tell him to shut up because there was a song going on.

I guess, more and more, I just hate being around big groups of people. It makes it a lot worse for me if a lot of those people are drunk and obnoxious. I'm starting to get more grumpy. Heh. I know what I like and I know how I expect people to behave. It's probably unfair of me to put those expectations on people at a music festival, but it is what it is. I think I'm just gonna stick to Coachella and maybe Bonnaroo and Sasquatch.

Boourns
08-10-2009, 12:57 PM
What did Maynard say about the scheduling?

chiapet
08-10-2009, 12:58 PM
See, I see plenty of those kinds of people at coachella -- much more so in fact. And if someone was bothering me, I move or ask them to shut the fuck up. :) I couldn't have been 5 feet from you at Tool, and had a great time with no talking at all.

TommyboyUNM
08-10-2009, 12:58 PM
Trophy? Nice. That wasn't played at Glasto or apparently the El Rey. But no Sleep Alone or Good Love is sad panda. Hopefully I catch all three.

I think that may have been a spontaneous thing. People were yelling for Trophy and it looked like Natasha just said "fuck it" and decided to play it. I think "Siren Song" was my favorite of the set.

I really think she has the potential to be pretty huge in the next 10 to 15 years. I'm talking about her possibly being a top-2 billed act for a day at Coachella 2021. If she keeps it up. She has a powerful voice and I think her stage show will get better.

chiapet
08-10-2009, 01:00 PM
What did Maynard say about the scheduling?

Oh he just joked to the effect of the schedule sucking because he was missing the yyy's

TommyboyUNM
08-10-2009, 01:00 PM
What did Maynard say about the scheduling?

He said something like "You know what the bad thing is about tonight. Other than missing the Yeah Yeah Yeahs."


See, I see plenty of those kinds of people at coachella -- much more so in fact. And if someone was bothering me, I move or ask them to shut the fuck up. :) I couldn't have been 5 feet from you at Tool, and had a great time with no talking at all.

You were a couple of people to my left. The idiot who was talking loudly was on my right. And some other douche kept jumping up and down and loudly questioning why people weren't jumping. He said "I might as well have just seen Yeah Yeah Yeahs." I agreed with him.

Gribbz
08-10-2009, 01:02 PM
He said something like "You know what the bad thing is about tonight. Other than missing the Yeah Yeah Yeahs."



You were a couple of people to my left. The idiot who was talking loudly was on my right. And some other douche kept jumping up and down and loudly questioning why people weren't jumping. He said "I might as well have just seen Yeah Yeah Yeahs." I agreed with him.

How much did alcohol contribute do you think?

I'm glad there are beer gardens at Coachella.

chiapet
08-10-2009, 01:02 PM
Btw thank you to those who hyped BFL. I would not bothered otherwise, and that ended up being one of my fav sets.

Boourns
08-10-2009, 01:04 PM
I think that may have been a spontaneous thing. People were yelling for Trophy and it looked like Natasha just said "fuck it" and decided to play it. I think "Siren Song" was my favorite of the set.

I really think she has the potential to be pretty huge in the next 10 to 15 years. I'm talking about her possibly being a top-2 billed act for a day at Coachella 2021. If she keeps it up. She has a powerful voice and I think her stage show will get better.

Good to know I'm not the only one that knows Trophy. Will have to try this at the Fonda, yes.

And she's definitely getting big, and she deserves it. Her set at Glasto was one of the best I've seen. That voice is just incredible, especially live. She needs to be at Coachella next year at around 6 or 7 on the outdoor theater.

scoop49er
08-10-2009, 01:07 PM
FINALLY PEOPLE ARE JOINING THE BAT FOR LASHES BANDWAGON!!

ive been talking about Natasha since late 07 and finally people are coming around!

me happy! :)

TommyboyUNM
08-10-2009, 01:13 PM
How much did alcohol contribute do you think?

I'm glad there are beer gardens at Coachella.

I think that has a lot to do with it. I love that there are beer gardens at Coachella. Of course there aren't at Bonnaroo, but that's more of a druggie festival anyway. I like the druggie festivals better. People on psychedelics tend to keep to themselves, while people who are drunk feel the need to be as loud as possible.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
08-10-2009, 01:14 PM
I think that has a lot to do with it. I love that there are beer gardens at Coachella. Of course there aren't at Bonnaroo, but that's more of a druggie festival anyway. I like the druggie festivals better. People on psychedelics tend to keep to themselves, while people who are drunk feel the need to be as loud as possible.

FACT.

Gribbz
08-10-2009, 01:16 PM
Yeah, I'm done drinking at festivals. Waste of money and it's too hot.

captncrzy
08-10-2009, 01:18 PM
Josh got puked on too. I liked being able to walk around with a beer; but open drinking makes it too easy for drinking amateurs to drink too much.

Gribbz
08-10-2009, 01:19 PM
Josh got puked on too.

Probably during The Killers.

captncrzy
08-10-2009, 01:20 PM
Nope, during DM; drunk guy apparently...Salah got out of the way just in time.

menikmati
08-10-2009, 01:21 PM
Drunk and DM go hand in hand.

chiapet
08-10-2009, 01:28 PM
Josh got puked on too.

More than once. I'm sure it will be in his lolla review.

People on drugs can be every bit annoying as drunks. I don't spend as much time in the sahara as I'd like mostly due to all the reasons you listed for lolla, tommy.

malcolmjamalawesome
08-10-2009, 02:08 PM
I was pleasantly surprised with Perry's Stage. It's no Sahara, but they had the sound set up right where it was the least vulnerable to soundbleed from other stages, the lights looked pretty cool at night, and Friday and Sunday has especially strong lineups, imo.

Further, people were going OFF over there. I was expecting a lot more hipster head bobs but there were definitely tons of people getting down. I had a really fun time over there this weekend and I hope it only gets bigger in the future.

chiapet
08-10-2009, 02:26 PM
I need to learn not to try standby. I've been at the airport for almost 3 hours and am not leaving for another 90 min. Shortly after arriving I realized the bad smell I'd been smelling is on ME. (my bag, smells like beer and vomit and who knows what else). I keep putting it down a few chairs away. People will sit down by it, wrinkle their noses and leave a few minutes later.

scoop49er
08-10-2009, 02:32 PM
chia thats gross! lol

amyzzz
08-10-2009, 02:42 PM
Oh man. That sucks, chia.

suprefan
08-10-2009, 04:45 PM
I need to learn not to try standby. I've been at the airport for almost 3 hours and am not leaving for another 90 min. Shortly after arriving I realized the bad smell I'd been smelling is on ME. (my bag, smells like beer and vomit and who knows what else). I keep putting it down a few chairs away. People will sit down by it, wrinkle their noses and leave a few minutes later.

You should take the uber early flights and youll get home in time.


and yes, thats gross..

unknown
08-10-2009, 05:01 PM
About Bat For Lashes, I'm pretty sure she played Sleep Alone second. There were some sound issues in the beginning. Someone a few feet behind me yelled for Trophy then I joined them and viola, we had Trophy. A group of us tried that at the El Rey show with no such luck. I was pretty much on the rail and got some fantastic photos and videos of Siren Song, Trophy, What's A Girl To Do and I can't remember what else. And while I do love the song Good Love, when she performed it at the El Rey show it was missing something, kinda like when she does Prescilla live.

Lolla is fucking crowded as fuck. There were lines and mobs of people everywhere. I am becoming an old fart who is starting to appreciate more open space to roam in. The grass is always greener at Coachella and I will take the dry desert air over rain and muggy heat any day. Don't get me wrong, it was a terrific experience. After shows rocked my fucking socks off. The pizza in Chicago is unfuckingbelievable. I have no major complaints.

I will eventually make it home and post pictures. I'm currently at the airport waiting for my ride then I'm off to dine on a heaping bowl of Pho to knock out this cold I feel coming on.

nbvcide
08-10-2009, 05:21 PM
did anybody catch Neko Case or The Greencards? any reviews of them?

did anyone skip Tool for Bassnectar?

any reviews of the Beetroots/Crookers/MajorLazer/KidCudi/SMD aftershow?

Alligator Bogaloo
08-10-2009, 06:07 PM
Saw online at the Lolla website that it sold out all three days... sounds like the park isn't spread out enough for all the people that show up.

suprefan
08-10-2009, 06:38 PM
Its spread enough, the problem is in the middle theres 5 stages in between getting from both large stages and the stages adjacent to those. If they only had 6 stages, things would be easy.

westcoastpirate
08-10-2009, 06:53 PM
I didn't think Lollapalooza was hard to navigate in 06 and 07. It's the size of the venue that kills you. It's easily twice the length from the Sahara to the Main Stage at Coachella, and running back and forth all day from gravel to pavement to grass kills your feet.

captncrzy
08-10-2009, 07:24 PM
Lolla isn't hard to navigate; it's just kind of a pain in the ass. Too crowded, no shaded tents (every single stage is like the outdoor theater), one concentrated and very crowded food area, lots of pavement, high douchebag factor. It's just meh. Also, big big fail on the lack of frozen lemonade and churros.

Cool thing-ins and outs for three day pass holders, and a very easy exit system.

TickleMeElmo
08-10-2009, 07:40 PM
did anybody catch Neko Case or The Greencards? any reviews of them?

any reviews of the Beetroots/Crookers/MajorLazer/KidCudi/SMD aftershow?

Neko Case was one of my highlights this weekend, really fucking good. Not too familiar with her songs so I don't have a setlist but sounded really good but it seems like the heat was getting to her. Also her other singer was a bit chatty but had a good sense of humor.

I got to that aftershow about 5 mins before the Beetroots ended which was a bummer. SMD was really good for a DJ set but Major Lazer stole the show for me. Fucking brought it HARD. Switch wasn't there though... odd. It was just Diplo and some singer. After a long break then, one of the guys from Crookers came out along with Kid Cudi for his set. I was tired and didn't wanna sit through Kid Cudi and honestly not a big fan of Crookers so I left. Funny to see Crookers/Major Lazer etc. play a big theatre and MSTRKRFT play a small ass club.

paulb
08-10-2009, 07:41 PM
Depeche Mode setlist?

captncrzy
08-10-2009, 07:44 PM
It's on the Lolla website

paulb
08-10-2009, 07:49 PM
thanks for that.

misterpickles
08-10-2009, 07:53 PM
anybody see bassnectar??

Wheres the beef?
08-10-2009, 08:00 PM
I was pleasantly surprised with Perry's Stage. It's no Sahara, but they had the sound set up right where it was the least vulnerable to soundbleed from other stages, the lights looked pretty cool at night, and Friday and Sunday has especially strong lineups, imo.

Further, people were going OFF over there. I was expecting a lot more hipster head bobs but there were definitely tons of people getting down. I had a really fun time over there this weekend and I hope it only gets bigger in the future.

Did you happen to go to that Friday aftershow with Crookers/Beetroots/SMD/Major Lazer?

Wheres the beef?
08-10-2009, 08:05 PM
All these posts and where is the Tool talk?

http://www.youthblog.org/archives/Tool%20time%20Tim.jpg

paulb
08-10-2009, 08:26 PM
Tool were boring and a big meh.... tight performance, same ol shit though.....2006 was a much better show.

chiapet
08-10-2009, 09:04 PM
TME what time did you get to the aftershow? I caught most of the beetroots (I think) and I couldn't have gotten there earlier than 11:30ish.

sbessiso
08-10-2009, 09:06 PM
Number one moment of the weekend

aHWTCdPeoRY

liquidsnake28
08-10-2009, 09:09 PM
Tool were boring and a big meh.... tight performance, same ol shit though.....2006 was a much better show.

Depeche Mode was great and Tool was boring?!?!?!?! HAHAHAHA!

You couldn't possibly be more wrong. Also, Tool didn't even play Lolla 06.

Friday - Crystal Castles weren't bad, fuck the haters. A-Trak was really good, Of Montreal was fucking awesome (that was my first time seeing them up close, I really need to see them indoors sometime.) DM was ungodly boring. We went to the crookers/smd/beetroots aftershow but we didn't get there until pretty late (right as SMD was ending.) I was disappointed overall but it was still a fun night.

Saturday - Arctic Monkeys were fun but nothing special. We tried to see Santigold but they must have just opened the other entrance because it was a gigantic clusterfuck. Neither TVOTR or Lykkie Li were doing much for me so I checked out Rise Against and they were okay. Animal Collective blew my mind. I knew this band was very experimental so the hipsters are crazy about them but 99% of that shit blows and is simply unlistenable so I was still skeptical about AC, especially after their awful performance at roo this year. This set was a completely different story. The atmosphere was perfect for it. The people around me seemed to be patiently waiting for Tool and didn't really give a fuck about AC but were open minded enough to give them a shot. Like me, most of them seemed to be converted into fans by the end of it. Granted I was starting to peak on two doses of extremely potent acid, but the sober people around me sounded like they enjoyed it just as much as I did. Of course, Tool killed it as always. That goes without saying.

Sunday - Glitch Mob was good. I ran into Tommy so it was good to see him again, and it was nice to meet Lilia. Neko Case was too hot and kinda boring. Boys Noize was fun. Lou Reed came on about 15 minutes late so we were worried for a few minutes. He played a good set though and it's great to see that he still has it. Waiting for my Man was awesome to hear. Silversun Pickups were fucking awesome, especially the last couple songs. I'll definitely be seeing them again when they come by this way. Jane's Addiction was a whole lot of fun. Joe Perry was completely random and unnecessary, I laughed when he walked out on stage. I managed to get very close to the stage for the second half of the set. It was a great way to end the festival.

chiapet
08-10-2009, 09:17 PM
liquidsnake, funny I had the same experience before tool -- left tvotr 2 songs in, tried every stage and ended up at rise against.

liquidsnake28
08-10-2009, 09:20 PM
TVOTR is so fucking inconsistent. They simply don't have it in them to play a solid set front to back, they always fuck up somewhere no matter what. Lykkie Li is so annoying! Those high pitched vocals were NOT working for anyone. At times she literally sounded like a cat in immense pain.

Boourns
08-10-2009, 09:22 PM
Dear Science was a great album but, yes, I was not impressed with TVOTR at Coachella.

chiapet
08-10-2009, 09:25 PM
Captn you must not have found the other food court which had tasty italian ice? I'd trade my frozen minute maids in an instant for Italian ice at coachella.

Maybe a better ratio of food to beer vendors would make for a less sloppy crowd? There were like 10 beer areas and only 2 food.

shakermaker113
08-10-2009, 09:44 PM
I had a lot of fun. :-)

chiapet
08-10-2009, 09:53 PM
Me too! My shuttle is taking unreasonably long to fetch me home, so I'm using the time to browse lineups for the remaining festivals, "what next?"

unknown
08-10-2009, 09:54 PM
I'm keeping this short and including photos because I have to go to bed! I'm going to be so fucking sick tomorrow...

Friday - checked out Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears first. They were good but not really my style but still entertaining. Left early to find a decent spot for White Lies. Thank you Tommy for accompanying me - I know they really aren't your thing. Ran into Heidi out of nowhere which was cool so the 3 of us watched White Lies in the rain. They were fun, not sure how someone unfamiliar with their material would rate it since I am a fan of their album. Once we headed back to where it wasn't as crowded I really felt the wind and decided that I needed protection from the rain. The ins and outs came in handy since you had to leave the venue to get a poncho/jacket/windbreaker/shower curtain/trash bag or whatever makeshift rain protection you could get. Got back from Walgreens to hit up STS9 but I really wasn't trying to get too close since I was attending their after show on Saturday night at HOB. Saw a butt naked guy running around in the rain. He actually ran around for quite some time near the Vitamin Water stage. Got the word that the Captn was in town so of course we had to meet up. Checked out The Bloody Beetroots with Jen and Tommy. That was OK - I was just happy to hear Miscommunication. Checked out a good chunk of Thievery Corporation and made it extremely close for Depeche Mode. Will upload A Question of Time video later. Friday night Arctic Monkeys after show was a blast. A very nice way to catch them rather than at Lolla the following day.

Saturday - I took it easy this day. It was hot and muggy so I hit up Giordano's with Tommy and my cousins to grub on some fantastic deep dish. Attempted to check out Arctic Monkeys but it was entirely too crowded so we sat our happy asses in front of the sound booth to wait for Santogold. She is so fucking fun live. Her show with a live band is terrific. I just saw her in June in Tucson and I still had a very good time. On the way out of that show there was an unexpected boardie meet up, then we all got mudded on. Some shit thought it would be hilarious to stomp up and down in a puddle of mud and get everyone splattered on. Fun times. Since there was such a huge crowd for Arctic Monkeys, I didn't even want to attempt to see TVOTR at the same stage. That Budweiser stage was, by far, my least favorite stage. I sat in the shade and listened to Lykke Li. I thought she was better at Coachella but then again I did watch her entire set at Coachella. The crew headed over for Tool. My first time seeing Tool live. Jesus. I want to see them again. Should I go to that little fest in Pomona? I really want to see them again. STS9 after show at HOB melted my fucking face. Tommy, Heidi and I got in around midnight and they were already playing. That show was a good deal of fun and the prime spot we got couldn't be beat considering how late we got there. Great lights, tight band, energized crowd.

Sunday - This was an early day. I had to be in to see Bat For Lashes from as close as possible. She was amazing. Some sound issues during Sleep Alone but overall, fucking great. Got a little bit of a set list switch up from the El Rey show and I am really looking forward to her show at the Fonda at the end of the month. Checked Dan Deacon's crazy show after. The fucking instructions. OMG. The crowd seemed into it - the marching band, the human tunnel, interpretive dance - good times. Checked out The Glitch Mob, heard some familiar tracks, my feet hurt so I went to sit. Tried to stick it out for Boys Noize but it was not happening. I chose Deerhunter and had a fucking blast. I wish I could've made it for SSPU's but I was starving and felt like I was going to pass out so I listened from the grass while eating a turkey sandwich. Headed over for Deadmau5 and caught the last bit of MSTRKRFT. good god I was happy when they were done. I just got there for the whole Bohemian Rhapsody bit and the crowd was a bit scary. I got pretty close for Deadmau5 and could only hang for about 45 minutes. I was drenched in part my sweat part half-naked-people-around-me sweat. My glasses were foggy, people were going nuts, I had to get air. I headed back towards the big main stage and could hear The Killers from the fountain and thought of Salah :) I saw a girl get arrested for swimming in the fountain.

Oh yeah, pictures. Here are a few.
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rage patton
08-10-2009, 09:58 PM
Did anybody see Them Crooked Vultures?

SoulDischarge
08-10-2009, 09:58 PM
Me too! My shuttle is taking unreasonably long to fetch me home, so I'm using the time to browse lineups for the remaining festivals, "what next?"

And what costume shall the poor girl wear . . .

sbessiso
08-10-2009, 10:03 PM
My Top Acts

1. Depeche Mode/Arctic Monkeys aftershow
2. The Killers! (I almost actually passed out)
3. White Lies/Santogold
4. The Bloody Beetroots/MJA Meet'N'Great

Honorable Mentions

Vampire Weekend (very good at what they do)
Snoop
Lykke Li

HATE

Thievery Corp.
Bon Iver

Dr. Lufs-al-ot
08-10-2009, 10:15 PM
FUCKING YES THAT WAS AMAZING

perrys stage kicked fucking assssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

everyone was amazing
all the people
all the acts
EVERYONE

it's no Coachella, but damn that was a good festival

liquidsnake28
08-10-2009, 10:16 PM
Did anybody see Them Crooked Vultures?

I think all of us wanted to but nobody could. My friends even know some of the security guards at the Metro, still no dice.

righteousdnk
08-10-2009, 10:23 PM
anybody see bassnectar??

I watched the first fifteen minutes of Bassnectar and then went to Tool for a couple songs and then back to Bassnectar. I definitely thoroughly enjoyed his set since he was playing a lot of dubstep and there really wasn't much of that played over the weekend. Just a couple drops by Crookers and the first DJ on Friday, from what I saw. I enjoyed Bassnectar's set at Good Times Festival in June than this one because it wasn't so dubstep heavy. I love dubstep but I don't want to see Bassnectar and only hear dubstep. That's really my only gripe, otherwise it was an excellent, extremely bass heavy time.


Did you happen to go to that Friday aftershow with Crookers/Beetroots/SMD/Major Lazer?

I went to this but wasn't able to see SMD or Bloody Beetroots since they went on before I was able to clean all the mud off myself. They played at like 10:30 or something so it would have been hard either way to get out of Grant Park and rush over to the Congress Theater. I got there as Major Lazer was beginning their (or should I say his since it was just Diplo) set. It was pretty good, had a fun time and heard a lot of the CD. Kid Cudi was boring and his ego was far to big to leave any room on the lower level so I went up to the balcony and watched from there. That made the set so way better since I was rolling and just sitting there in those chairs looking down on the stage and people was really relaxing and fun. He finished up his set by playing Embrace the Martian and then doing Day N Nite. For awhile I was disappointed because I was thinking, the Crookers are here. Why the fuck is he doing the original version. Then he said something about how it was the first time he had ever met the Crookers in the time they've had their year and a half contract. After that though the Crookers just slayed. The set was completely different than what they did a few hours ago at Perry's and had this gigantic dubstep drop in it. I have no clue what it was but they did Down by DZ and then went into this other one that seriously shook the walls. Went back to the hotel to rest and sleep.

My overall experience at Lolla was awesome. Spent a lot of time at Perry's partly because it was where most of the music I wanted to see was at and maneuvering around the park to the bigger stages was such a hassle because of how crowded it was. Saw Band of Horses do a set at the kids stage which was a surprise and pretty awesome. No Age put on an alright set, Coachella was way better but the guitarist did dislocate his shoulder the night before. Dan Deacon was outrageous. So much fun, energy, and crowd participation. He brought out some marching band and finished out the set with them. About the people though, I can understand what some of you are saying about the frat boys, bro types but I didn't think it was a problem at all. Most of the ones I met were at Perry's and they were so stoked about the music they were hearing. Most of them had no idea who anyone was or even an idea about how this music existed. I can't lie, I did laugh at how they were dancing because I'm pretty sure it was the first time most of them tried to actually dance and not grind on girls. But I'm sure people have watched me dance and laughed. I thought Sasquatch was WAY worse when it came to the frat boys. Sasquatch felt like one big drunken bro rage fest while Lolla seemed more like an awesome booze and drug fueled party (if that makes any sense). I had an awesome time at Lolla and will most likely attend again next because if Perry's is there again, which I assume it will be,
it will be bigger and in full effect. Also that skyline at sunset is pretty epic.

Dr. Lufs-al-ot
08-10-2009, 10:31 PM
anybody see bassnectar??

it was fucking magical
i think he needs to lay off the dub just a wee bit, but his set was still one of the best all weekend

that, SMD, crookers, and deadmau5 were the shiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttt

liquidsnake28
08-10-2009, 10:33 PM
Saw Band of Horses do a set at the kids stage which was a surprise and pretty awesome.

Haha, I saw that. It was random and hilarious.

The bro factor is of course inevitable at a city festival like this, OSL, SS, etc. I heard all of these phrases hollered at least once throughout the weekend:

"Let's fuckin RAGE!!"

"Yo, dat shit's WEAK!!"

"Lemme HIT dat shit!!"

"Let's fuckin DO this, bro!!"

righteousdnk
08-10-2009, 10:47 PM
Deadmau5 was probably one of the best sets I've ever seen. It was especially awesome when he did his Super Mario exit and I looked down at my phone and saw it was only 9:52. What the fuck? There's still eight minutes left! He then came back out and proceeded to give me what was maybe the best eight minutes of my life.

EDIT: Who else lost their shit when SMD played Window Licker?

Dr. Lufs-al-ot
08-10-2009, 10:54 PM
^ ME ME ME ME MEEEEE
i have it all on tape too (aphex) :)
goddamn it was amazing
fuck it the entire weekend was amazing
such an epic line up at perry's stage.

deadmau5's drop of mario bro's was awsome but being a hardcore zelda fan, when he dropped zelda at the beginning i lost my shit.


question: can anyone ID this track for me? it was dropped a lot. it kept saying "baseline" and then an insane baseline would drop.

righteousdnk
08-10-2009, 11:02 PM
I can't stop thinking about it. I'm sitting in the bus depot in St. Louis right now on my way back to Arizona. Won't be home until Wednesday but it's the price I pay I guess for cheap travel. That doesn't sound right but I'm guessing you can catch my drift.

Who all played it? The only thing I can think of is when Bloody Beetroots threw out the Jack Beats remix of Drop The Pressure.

Dr. Lufs-al-ot
08-10-2009, 11:09 PM
i feel ya. Totally worth it though. an epic three days.

uhhh oh gosh i cant remember exactly who played it. I believe crookers played it, boys noize played it, and a few others played it.

righteousdnk
08-10-2009, 11:11 PM
I have no idea then. I bet if you cruise the youtube videos for it you may find something.

Dr. Lufs-al-ot
08-10-2009, 11:16 PM
lol probably. It seemed like a well known song as a lot of people went nuts for it as if they already knew it.

ahhh man i wish i could go back
soooo amazing

righteousdnk
08-10-2009, 11:21 PM
I just want to be dancing in the rain again.

Dr. Lufs-al-ot
08-11-2009, 12:35 AM
hahaha that was rather nice. Did you catch the rainbow during Boys Noize on sunday? It was beautiful!

righteousdnk
08-11-2009, 12:51 AM
Damn, I didn't get see it. That's pretty cool though, I wish I would have. The floor of Perry's was such a hot spot for dropped stuff though, especially during The Bloody Beetroots. During that set alone I found some sunglasses, a camera, and an iphone. Turned the camera to lost and found, but was able to call people on the iphone to get a hold of the owner. Turned out it was that guy who kept getting up on people's shoulders with the Canadian flag during The Bloody Beetroots. It was pretty sweet, got my friends and I some beers. It was a nice way to start out Saturday.

Dr. Lufs-al-ot
08-11-2009, 12:54 AM
hahaha well aren't you a good citizen :D
besides goods that stage was riddled with bottles and trash. Over by the right side of the stage where was an entire pit for bottles and cans. Sounds like you had a great time though. (although i think everyone who went did). It was truly an amazing weekend.

Thundermare
08-11-2009, 04:48 AM
Did anybody see Them Crooked Vultures?

I posted a quick review a few pages back. It was the highlight of my weekend for sure.

captncrzy
08-11-2009, 06:52 AM
Captn you must not have found the other food court which had tasty italian ice? I'd trade my frozen minute maids in an instant for Italian ice at coachella.

Maybe a better ratio of food to beer vendors would make for a less sloppy crowd? There were like 10 beer areas and only 2 food.

I'm talking about the frozen lemonade slushies at coach, not the minute maids. Those suck.

captncrzy
08-11-2009, 06:53 AM
Depeche Mode was great and Tool was boring?!?!?!?! HAHAHAHA!

You couldn't possibly be more wrong. Also, Tool didn't even play Lolla 06.



He's talking about Tool at Coachella in 2006. And considering it's the same show as always, I can assume that's why he thought it was boring.

unknown
08-11-2009, 07:44 AM
My lazy ass uploaded a video.
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eh, I guess I should edit my signature.

C DUB YA
08-11-2009, 08:07 AM
Lolla isn't hard to navigate; it's just kind of a pain in the ass. Too crowded, no shaded tents (every single stage is like the outdoor theater), one concentrated and very crowded food area, lots of pavement, high douchebag factor. It's just meh. Also, big big fail on the lack of frozen lemonade and churros.

Cool thing-ins and outs for three day pass holders, and a very easy exit system.

I echo this post to the t

Sigur Ros Stache
08-11-2009, 08:09 AM
Hi all,
Ok my highlights from the weekend.
Meeting Shakermaker (Ed) and Sbesisso (Salah) before the White Lies set (which as AWESOME!) I am a huge fan of the album though. The rain SUCKED and SUCKED hard!!! and it just kept coming down, at times harder then others but really dampened my Friday experience. Crystal Castles sounded good but the DOUCHE factor of the crowd was at an all time high for me (I guess it goes with the music?) but I did enjoy the set after dropping way back and being able to dance some.
I skipped Mode as I am seeing them in Atlanta on Sept 1 and i wanted to get cleaned up before the Arctic Monkeys aftershow which was AWESOME! They played a good 90 minutes if not longer, was heavy on the new stuff but had a good mix of the first two albums...I was happy to have caught this show! Ed found me there and I got to hang out and enjoy the show with Salah and the gang :)

Saturday.
MoneyPenny
Two girl local DJ group that played some of the most fun music at Perrys Stage (and Perrys Stage was really great!)

Los Campesinos!!!! OMG..AMAZING, AWESOME...GREAT!!! Loved every minute of it and shoot myself for not knowing of them before Coachella and missing them there (they were there weren't they? LOL)

Santigold put on a good show, she seemed amazed at the size of the crowd as it was PACKED! but it was packed before hand due to the Arctic Monkeys show on the nearby Budweiser stage.

Sunday,
Friendly Fires are always good, even though it was hotter than hell and 12:30 Sunday afternoon they don't dissappoint. I was happy they performed "Kiss Of Life" as its an awesome new song and I wasn't expecting it. Loved them as much as I loved them at Coachella.

Cage The Elephant
The winner for the band with the biggest contingent of DOUCHNOZZLE fans! OMG this crowd was the biggest bunch of assholes I have ever stood with for a show...The band had great energy and really enjoyed the response from the crowd...nice crowd surfing and standing in the middle of the crowd (on peoples shoulders?) at the end during "in one ear." I enjoyed the show after dropping way back.

This was my second Lolla and I don't think I would go back again. The crowd seemed a lot worse this year than last year...there is never a time that the place isn't packed unless you are there immediately as gates open and even then you have about 90 minutes before its full. Every stage is out in the beating sun and nothing has an "intimate" feel like the Gobi or even the Mojave.
I had a good time but not nearly as good of a time as I have at Coachella.

C DUB YA
08-11-2009, 08:19 AM
Can we all agree that capacity caps are a good thing. Something I hope Coach is staying with. Even though over the years, I've been very vocal that the 60-65k is a bit much for the polo fields/tents and that 50,000 seems perfect for everyone, including the G to the V, who need to make the cash.

Lolla doesn't care about this - Lolla always seems (and prolly is) oversold and fucking packed to the gils. It just makes for an less than perfect experience. I've read many many posts on here and almost all reports say something about how crowded it was.

goldfromla
08-11-2009, 08:26 AM
how was deadmau5 everybody?

rage patton
08-11-2009, 08:37 AM
He's talking about Tool at Coachella in 2006. And considering it's the same show as always, I can assume that's why he thought it was boring.

Actually, he was talking about Tool in Vancouver in 2006. I was at that show too. I doubt I will ever see a Tool show better than that.

westcoastpirate
08-11-2009, 08:43 AM
Can we all agree that capacity caps are a good thing. Something I hope Coach is staying with. Even though over the years, I've been very vocal that the 60-65k is a bit much for the polo fields/tents and that 50,000 seems perfect for everyone, including the G to the V, who need to make the cash.

Lolla doesn't care about this - Lolla always seems (and prolly is) oversold and fucking packed to the gils. It just makes for an less than perfect experience. I've read many many posts on here and almost all reports say something about how crowded it was.

I had a great time at Lolla in 06 and 07, definitely thought Coachella 09 Saturday was more crowded than any day I attended Lollapalooza in both those years.

Dr. Lufs-al-ot
08-11-2009, 08:49 AM
how was deadmau5 everybody?

really awsome. Before lolla i liked Deadmau5 but i wasnt a huge fan. Now i really love deadmau5. He had a great set.

chiapet
08-11-2009, 09:05 AM
I thought Sasquatch was WAY worse when it came to the frat boys. Sasquatch felt like one big drunken bro rage fest

I also thought the crowd at Sasquatch was worse, especially on the day Kings of Leon played. Drunk bros ready to start fights. The worst I saw at Lolla was people too drunk to function but still trying to enjoy themselves.

I really didn't have much trouble getting around between stages. The only time I really felt like I was fighting a crowd to get across the park was before Lou Reed, and that was only because I'd made the decision to hit concessions at 6PM when they were packed. I made it across the park in less than the time it took to devour an ear of corn. :)

Perry's was actually the only place that ever felt too crowded to me! I'd love to see them open up the space a little more next year, the fenced in area was small for the number of people who wanted in there.

Dr. Lufs-al-ot
08-11-2009, 09:12 AM
then im guessing you didnt go to see Santigold?

the crowd there was so huge it took me 15 minutes to leave from about 10 yards of the exit of the field! It was bumper to bumper in that bizzle. No bueno.
Perry's wasn't actually that crowded though. Only a few times did i really feel that it got insane and even then if i just moved back a few feet or on the other side of the barrier i didn't feel crowded anymore.

TommyboyUNM
08-11-2009, 09:15 AM
I also thought the crowd at Sasquatch was worse, especially on the day Kings of Leon played. Drunk bros ready to start fights. The worst I saw at Lolla was people too drunk to function but still trying to enjoy themselves.

There were douchbag frat boys at Sasquatch ready to fight? Heh. I guess that's a good point. At Lolla I didn't have some meathead about to try to rage on me only to be talked out of it by his girlfriend.

January1979
08-11-2009, 09:59 AM
Some pretty good coverage (interviews photos and such)

check it out here: http://fuse.tv/tours/lollapalooza2009/index.html

unknown
08-11-2009, 10:07 AM
Arctic Monkeys aftershow which was AWESOME! They played a good 90 minutes if not longer, was heavy on the new stuff but had a good mix of the first two albums...I was happy to have caught this show! Ed found me there and I got to hang out and enjoy the show with Salah and the gang :)


we didn't meet?!?! I'm wondering if you were the guy in some of my pictures from that night. Had I known it was you then I would have totally bought you a beer for hooking up that free ticket to a fellow boardie!


how was deadmau5 everybody?
Deadmau5 was fun! I was so beat by the end of the weekend though - plus Sunday was my longest day since I made it early enough to get to the front for Bat For Lashes. My feet hurt, I was sweaty, I was tired but I still danced with the masses. I have some vids - will upload eventually.

malcolmjamalawesome
08-11-2009, 10:11 AM
I'm late to this party but

1) Grade A Manhug from Salah
2) SMD dropping Windowlicker was my number 1 brain explosion moment of weekend
3) The Boys Noize rainbow (ravebow?) was fantastic.

chiapet
08-11-2009, 10:24 AM
Okay so not really a review, but:

Friday: I've already posted about earlier so a quick recap.

Stalled on going in, heard most of Hey Champ who were interesting and Ill check out in the future. Saw Zap Mama, White Lies, then headed to Perry's for Dark Wave Disco -> Hollywood Holt -> Beetroots. HH was terrible, Beetroots made up for it though. :) At that point, I was really soaked, so I went back to my room to change and grab some food, made it back for the end of Thievery (awful), of Montreal & DM. After DM ended up going back to change again, have some drinks, then to the Crookers after show. I must be confused on the time (I showered and forgot to put my watch back on) b/c I didn't think I got there until like 11:30 and did not miss Beetroots. I guess DM ended pretty early so it could have been earlier than that. I am a little bit fuzzy on the details of Friday night. :/

Saturday:
Went in, straight to Perry's, just as Kaskade was coming on. There was a decent crowd even though it was early, with lots of people dancing. I made it through most of his set before deciding that it was way too hot and too early for me, so I headed over to Los Campesinos! I'm not very familiar with them at all, but had checked out an album in preparation for Coachella (and then missed them there) -- so I went into the set without expectations. I had a good time, thought they sounded pretty decent live compared to the album tracks I'd heard, and though it was early and really f'ing hot, there were still people around me dancing. I'm definitely going to give them a listen now that I'm back home. (Apparently they have covered Heavenly on one of their singles, I have to find and listen to this).

A couple of hours of dancing and drinking in the sun tired me out so I went to the CTA bus area, which was not extremely cool but at least could sit for a bit. Then headed over to Blind Pilot, who were at the lovely shaded BMI stage. I saw them earlier in the year at Sasquatch and in SF, and they have performed pretty consistently well at each show. From there, I considered catching the 2nd half of Arctic Monkeys but the crowd was huge so I ended up just going over to get a decent spot for Glasvegas. Glasvegas is really the only show all weekend that I thought had a terrible crowd. And it wasn't even the whole crowd, just a bunch of pockets of 20-something former frat boys there on dates with their annoying girlfriends, more interested in drinking and goofing than listening to the band. As for Glasvegas themselves, I have mixed feelings. I love the album, but they come off a tiny bit weaker live than I'd like, here's why: 1) they open with Geraldine -- it's a great song, and probably their strongest live, so the set is necessarily down hill from there. Also, tons of people walk off just after that song; 2) they don't really have enough good material for the time slot they're given, and rather than play 30 minutes or so and then graciously ending their set, they struggle through decreasingly enjoyable songs that felt poorly rehearsed, including a couple of covers that weren't particularly good, and a really strange and awkward rambling about finding a big dick for their (female) drummer.... that went on for like... more than a minute. Wow.

Anyway, then my original plan was to give TVOTR another try, I went over to the Budweiser stage, caught the last ~15 minutes of Santogold who sounded far better than I'd given her credit for. There was a HUUUGE crowd for Santogold -- and it didn't disperse at all for TVOTR, it was like everyone just turned around to face the other stage. I had a pretty good spot for TVOTR but I just was not feeling it at all and left after 2 songs. I ended up checking out a little bit of LA Riots and Diplo, then some of Lykke Li and finally at Rise Against. Met up with the board folks for Tool. It was my first time seeing them and I was impressed. It won't make my 'best shows ever' list but I can definitely see now what the fuss is about and how seeing them in the right venue for the right set could be one of the 'best ever' performances one would see.

Aftershow Saturday was STS9 at House of Blues. I thought I'd heard people say they didn't like the venue, but I thought it was pretty decent -- a good size, the layout was such that you could have a good spot even if you weren't on the floor, and what stood out in particular was that it was nice and cool in there even though it had been 90+F that day. STS9 were enjoyable for me but certainly didn't blow me away... one of those sets that is mostly just "fun". I'm glad I went but don't quite see why people would follow them to festivals and catch multiple shows on a tour. *shrug*. I ended up going home a bit early, as it turns out I only missed the last 30 min or so.


Sunday: Had every intention of seeing Friendly Fires, it didn't happen. :) Got in for Bat for Lashes, I have never really listened to hear at all but everyone kept talking about how great the set would be so I checked it out. Glad I listened to the hype for once. She's a must see for me now for OSL. Next, I was originally going to see Gang Gang Dance but ended up hanging in the shade near the stage with Josh and Salah. I liked what I heard but really just want to see them in a club at night, which fortunately I'll have the opportunity to do in 2 more weeks. Again my next "plan" was originally to check out the Glitch Mob but I was way way too warm to dance and I don't see the point in standing around to watch electronic music. So I went to Vampire Weekend with Josh and his friends. Just as the set was starting, a drunk kid walks by and pukes on us. :/ On the up side Vampire Weekend has improved a lot since I last saw them and the set was otherwise enjoyable. I wanted to dance a lot more than I could (it was still pretty hot). From there, I caught the tail end of Passion Pit, then grabbed food and headed over to Lou Reed.

Lou's set was... not as incredible as I'd hoped but better than I expected, if that makes sense? He had an unusual voice (and not much of a singing voice really) to begin with, so I was a little concerned how he'd held up over the years and whether it would become one of those embarrassing nostalgic acts that you'd been better off not seeing at all. He started with Sweet Jane, and was a little shaky vocally, dodging some notes and talk-singing through a lot of it. He warmed up a bit through the set, but the set list just wasn't what I'd hoped for. He started about 10-15 minutes late, but ended about 20+ minutes late (so playing for a little over an hour). The highlight was definitely the last 20 minutes of the set, Paranoia Key of E -> I'm Waiting for the Man -> Walk on the Wild Side. I had goose bumps near the end of Paranoia as I realized he was going to break into waiting for the man. But I'd hoped it would be followed by a few more Velvets songs which didn't really happen. However, I'm still very glad I saw him, it satisfied my need to see him sometime in my / his life, and I'm fine with missing Deerhunter for him. As it was already halfway through SSP's set time, I decided to skip them and just headed to Perry's for MSTRKRFT and Deadmau5. Almost bailed because MSTRKRFT is just... not good. Their sets just really bore me with really overplayed tracks and just random stuff that perhaps is supposed to be ironic but ruins the mood for me. (for example, queen. Why??) Deadmau5 fortunately stepped it up, I ended up taking off about 30-45 minutes into the set not because I wasn't enjoying him but because I just could not dance anymore. I wandered over to the Killers and watched the end of their set sitting in the grass. No aftershows on Sunday.

Highlights of the weekend: Bat for Lashes, Tool, Blind Pilot, Depeche Mode

I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of board people and hanging out again with the ones I already know. All in all I had a great time, wish I'd been able to hang out more (thur night or whatever) and would definitely do it again for the right lineup.

Gribbz
08-11-2009, 10:26 AM
Did anybody see The Friendly Fires or Miike Snow?

chiapet
08-11-2009, 10:32 AM
There were douchbag frat boys at Sasquatch ready to fight? Heh. I guess that's a good point. At Lolla I didn't have some meathead about to try to rage on me only to be talked out of it by his girlfriend.

At Sasquatch, I seriously wanted to punch some people. At Lolla, the most irritated I ever got, was I said to Mark something to the effect of -- the bad thing about seeing Tool is that you have to be around Tool fans. I really wish if you were having such a bad time that you would have just moved over a bit, cuz seriously, everyone around me was great.

As I'd mentioned, I got a really, really terrible headache like 15 minutes in, I thought I was going to throw up or pass out or both. I'd taken a handful of aspirin and was covering my ears for a while, and the guy next to me asked me if I was OK or needed help. He checked on me a little while later. That is the only talking there was during the set. People around me were dancing a bit, in a great way -- not being aggro but also not being self-conscious. Thankfully my headache went away and I really enjoyed the second half of the set.

C DUB YA
08-11-2009, 10:37 AM
I'm late to this party but

1) Grade A Manhug from Salah
2) SMD dropping Windowlicker was my number 1 brain explosion moment of weekend
3) The Boys Noize rainbow (ravebow?) was fantastic.

Wished I had heard #2.

Sigur Ros Stache
08-11-2009, 11:06 AM
Did anybody see The Friendly Fires or Miike Snow?

Saw Friendly Fires and they were great! Performed the new single "Kiss Of Life" about 5 songs into the set, have some great pics/video of when the singer (sorry don't know his name) hopped of the stage and performed in the "walkway between the two sides of the crowd.
Will upload hopefully tonight and post the link.