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like it was 1989
04-18-2011, 03:59 PM
After Proxy showed us how to properly execute a daytime set in 95+ degree weather, there were several stand out acts in the 1-4 PM time slot this year that set the tone for the rest of the day's revelry. My personal favorites:

- The Twelves: hats off to them for getting the entire Sahara groovin' at 1:30 PM. this set was MUCH more enjoyable than their Hard set, probably the hardest I danced all weekend aside from Duck Sauce.

- Two Door Cinema Club: amazing energy from both the band and the crowd. I was amazed to see the Mojave jam packed and singing along during the whole set.

- Green Velvet: holy shit. this was my first time seeing him and it completely blew me away, Flash sounded incredible in the tent.

- Jack Beats: dancey wobbly madness. they really are pioneers of the wobble sound without sounding cheesy or played out. I ran into Niall later during the Chase and Status set, super nice guy.

bemerritt
04-18-2011, 04:19 PM
A-Trak. He was later in the day, but before sunset. I went in knowing how much he could could kill it after seeing him at hhm, but he exceeded that set by a mile.

IlliniQ
04-18-2011, 04:26 PM
Friday
Black Joe Lewis And The Honeybears.
Titus Andronicus
Warpaint

Saturday
The Love Language
The Tallest Man On Earth
Foals (Best set of entire fest imho)

Sunday
Phosphorescent
Twin Shadow
Menomena
OFF!

Sensuality
04-18-2011, 04:29 PM
Riva Starr. Literally no one was there, I kinda felt bad for him. He threw down a super groovy house set that got my legs moving even after I told myself I'd save my energy for later.

cormaic
04-18-2011, 04:31 PM
Menomena made the heat at the outdoor theatre on Sunday bearable. They were great.

Somewhat Damaged
04-18-2011, 04:34 PM
Foals were incredible and probably the biggest surprise of the weekend considering their placement on the poster. I enjoy their albums and was looking forward to them, even to the point of only staying at Tallest Man on Earth for 20 minutes, and I was really blown away by them (along with everyone else in the Mojave).

!!! got the festival started off for me and I thought it was insane how much energy the lead singer had considering the heat. This was my 3rd time seeing them but they're still so much fun and really know how to get the crowd amped up.

thefrush
04-18-2011, 04:37 PM
Plan B

braundiggity
04-18-2011, 04:41 PM
FRIDAY: Titus Andronicus and Ms. Lauryn Hill

SATURDAY: Foals and Two Door Cinema Club

SUNDAY: Angus & Julia Stone and Nas & Damian Marley

Making the heat bearable.

nosurprises12
04-18-2011, 04:46 PM
Friday: Brandt Brauer Frick
Saturday: The Tallest Man on Earth
Sunday: Twin Shadow, Delorean, and OFF!

B.B.F. and Twin Shadow were among the best sets I saw this weekend and were totally worth the early start!

That70sdesperado
04-18-2011, 05:10 PM
For me Health was the best day act of the weekend. What stage presence! Tame Impala was also great, their sound really went over well at the Outdoor Theater. Lil B was amazingly fun at Pure Filth too. And of course, DFA1979.

citizenerased
04-18-2011, 05:14 PM
Friday: New Pants, !!!, Warpaint, Tame Impala
Saturday: The Joy Formidable, Freelance Whales, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Broken Social Scene
Sunday: MEN, CSS

Necie
04-18-2011, 05:39 PM
Friday: Hurts
Saturday: The Twelves, Gogol Bordello
Sunday: MEN, Jack Beats

darkmoon66
04-18-2011, 05:44 PM
I only went Friday and Saturday, but !!!, Cold Cave, Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Freelance Whales were all great.

bmack86
04-18-2011, 05:45 PM
Menomena killed it during the day.

brycerosen
04-18-2011, 05:53 PM
BJLATHB, Gogol, Ozomatli ruled the hot as fuck day time slot

Indie1031Rox
04-18-2011, 06:51 PM
L.I.L. B. period.

misterpickles
04-18-2011, 07:09 PM
brandt brauer frick! nothing like acoustic techno to start off the weekend

thenoiboi
04-18-2011, 07:24 PM
Literally

:nono

thenoiboi
04-18-2011, 07:26 PM
brandt brauer frick! nothing like acoustic techno to start off the weekend

acoustic? they didn't have the ensemble. it was dude on keys, another dude running a sampler, then a guy playing a tiny e-drum set. disappoint.

edit: it did have an acoustic cymbal.