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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2015

    This link might help. The festival site is to the right of the map, and I think most of the inns are within walking distance. I don't know how many of them have people who can respond to English...
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    Yeah, it was pretty obvious that the lady from First Aid Kit studied the language before. Speaking of nods to the local audience, Arcade Fire slipping in a cover of Yellow Magic Orchestra was also a...
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    Best Friday act
    Friday was kind of a weak day for me, but First Aid Kit were pretty great. Also, one of their singers spoke crazy fluent Japanese, which is always a plus in getting the local fans on...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2014

    Let's do this again.

    Best Friday act
    Honorable mention
    Best Saturday act
    Honorable mention
    Best Sunday act
    Honorable mention
    Best overall act
    Favorite day
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    Fuji Rock Festival 2015

    July 24, 25, and 26. Of next year of course.

    Make what you will of this unusually early announcement.
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    I really, really hope this isn't true, but there's a rumor going around that they won't have the bridge that connects the food court with the port-a-potties area. You'll have to go around to the...
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    I'm taking the Shinkansen, but if you're camping and driving to the 銭湯 in the morning, I'd gladly pay 500 JPY per ride for the privilege to hitch a ride...

    Some of the weather forecasts I've seen...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2014

    I forgot to include crustaceans.
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    The Muscle Shoals movie is set to begin at around 11:30 PM, so I guess it can get kind of late. I've never watched a movie at Fuji before, so I have no idea how crowded the path from the White Stage...
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    They've announced the film lineup. Not that it's a big deal, but didn't they used to have four movies - two per night on Friday and Saturday - in past years? Or am I misremembering? I might see the...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2014

    Are you sure about that? The dumb conflict notwithstanding, the lineup was pretty great that year. Atoms For Peace, Broken Social Scene, Jaga Jazzist, John Butler, Moriarty, et cetera et cetera....
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2014

    Same here, actually. I was counting on being able to see one of those sets, but oh well.

    Here's my schedule so far. Not a lot of painful conflicts, but that's more a function of the lineup being...
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    Smash, screwing over the non-Japanese speaking people again.

    Here ya go:

    http://www.fujirockfestival.com/artist/timetable/tt25.asp
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    As amusing as it might be to see those drunks, I really wish they'd do something about that muddy path above the Orange Court. That's probably the muddiest place in the entire festival, which is...
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    The Gypsy Avalon ends a little later than you might think. I'm looking at last year's schedule, and the headlining bands all ended at around 10:20-ish. They tend to have shorter sets, so I think you...
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    I think my greatest achievement is nailing the Friday headliner, though I dearly would have loved to have been wrong.

    I'm sort of considering spending my Friday night at the Naeba Shokudo (I think...
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    So the last Green Stage band is...the Lumineers doing double duty.

    Wow.
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    Never say never, but yeah, my money is on Yoko headlining Red.

    I'm still undecided what to do on Friday night. After six years of attending the festival I might pop my All Night Fuji cherry for...
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    Do you guys see Disclosure as a probable White subheadliner? If it's someone who could bump them down, then it would have to be an act that's fairly well known. Yukihiro Takahashi --> Disclosure -->...
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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'll have a ton of fun regardless. Might as well admit it, even though it makes me feel like such a sucker. And FWIW I am discovering some promising acts that I wasn't familiar...
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    I think this is actually my least favorite Fuji Rock lineup period...

    But on the bright side, the festival won't be too crowded and the lines for food and port-a-potties won't be so bad.
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    Not actually the full lineup, as there's still a few more acts to be added in the coming weeks, though I wouldn't expect anything major.

    So my most anticipated act this year is by far the...
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    Would've been a good band to see at the Red Marquee at 2PM. Shame.

    While we're on the subject of acts that won't play Fuji this year, how is it possible that Rodrigo y Gabriela haven't come back...
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    I like how you're being both cynical and optimistic at the same time, because if you're right then there are big names to be added. I think they started pulling that "raise ticket prices after a...
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    I guess I overlooked the fact that Interpol were precluded from doing Fuji on Friday anyway. And I just did some research, and it looks like when they were at Summer Sonic in 2007, they played...
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    I could be wrong, but I feel Interpol are too big for the Red Marquee. I kind of think the chances of them playing Fuji were dashed when Denki Groove took that Friday spot. Ditto for MGMT, who...
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    On a brighter note, Boom Pam sounds like they'd be a fun Orange Court band.

    wA3fV3QRvvU

    And FWIF downy are one of the better rock bands in Japan, although I saw them a couple months ago so...
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    I like Denki Groove fine enough, but it's pretty disappointing to seem them take up such a big slot. I guess they never really recovered from Kanye West's cancellation...
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    Smash doesn't put on that Korean festival, they just work with them in the same way they work with Splendour In The Grass in terms of sharing acts.

    I'm assuming we'll get the next lineup release...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2014

    gweilo - Those seem like solid predictions, although I'm sure some of those slots will go to acts who haven't been announced yet. And it occurred to me that Slowdive is another possible RM headliner,...
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    I don't think the Flaming Lips would be given the "logo treatment" in the lineup page if they were the Red Marquee headliner. They're either the Green sub-headliner, White headliner, or (to be...
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    I'm still holding out hope that we'll see a return of the Sunday closing slot. We haven't had one the past two years, but the optimist in me thinks that they were anomalies. Smash simply couldn't...
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    I debated whether or not I should post this, because what I'm about to say is unconfirmed to the extreme. But my twitter feed has been (kind of) going aflutter and I figured, hey what the hell. Don't...
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    Nope, afraid not.

    There's always a chance that a band that makes you go "meh" when you hear their recorded work will be really good live, so here's hoping that will happen with some of them. Hell,...
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    I have a confession to make. I thought Lily Allen's set in 2009 was pretty good. I don't remember why actually I ended up seeing her because I certainly wasn't planning to (I probably just happened...
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    Believe me, I take no joy in having been correct with a prediction for once.

    Kinda hoping that the Flaming Lips are the closing act instead of playing warmup for Jack Johnson...
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    Elektrotek - I don't really have a whole lot to add to what kamikaze and gweilo already said, except that lodging somewhere within walking distance is probably about a hundred times more preferable...
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    Apropos of absolutely nothing, am I the only one here who kind of misses those days when Smash would just list all the acts alphabetically without bothering to indicate who the...
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    Eh, I just found out that Summer Sonic added Little Dragon literally minutes after I posted that. If Kraftwerk and the Pixies don't conflict with each other, I might consider going on Sunday. But of...
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    I'm pretty sure those dates rule Coldplay out of contention. Booking a headliner-caliber band who will play their own Tokyo show six weeks before the festival is sheer madness. It makes absolutely no...
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    Still better than Summer Sonic though, right?
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    Yeah, I was not expecting that. The timing of the announcement I mean, not Arcade Fire themselves, which I always realized was a possibility.

    I wonder if they hurriedly booked Arcade Fire as...
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    Really, really excited to see these guys. Their first album was one of my favorite releases of whatever year it came out on.

    08h0IVs4RKQ
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    Outkast/Damon Albarn/Black Keys seems to be getting the most votes here as far as headliners go. Are there strong indications that those three acts are doing SITG? If that's true, then the Black Keys...
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    Kanye West seems to be quite the jerk. Though I guess he's better than the Killers, who waited until I think like June to cancel their appearance. But then again, the Killers weren't a headlining...
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    Slowdive was the only band I was initially excited about from this batch, but now that I've consulted with YouTube, Barbarella's Bang Bang and White Lung both seem pretty rad. I'm putting them on my...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2014

    Slowdive!
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    This is the current top-selling single in Japan.

    PDEsAa2EizM
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    I was about to say that Outkast are only billed under Kanye and Jack Johnson because the acts are all listed alphabetically within their tiers…until I realized that they aren't.

    I suppose the...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2014

    Damon Albarn / Outkast / Lorde / 佐野元春 / ウルフルズ / ザ・クロマニヨンズ /
    TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA / Foster The People
    The Heartbreaks / Ásgeir / The Pains of Being Pure at Heart) / Jake Shimabukuro
    Jungle...
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