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    The numbers were down because the lineup was weak, and that's all due to Smash trying to inch into Summer Sonic territory with Kanye and having no plan B when they were inevitably fucked over. I KNEW...
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    There was no bridge, and yeah, that sucked. I didn't see your post before I left for Tokyo, so I was pretty shocked to discover it. The bottlenecks it created at the back corner of the Green were...
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    I fly in 10 hours. Can't believe it's here already.
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    A couple I saw are predicting rain in the afternoons on Fri and Sat, which means bring lots of sunscreen and then prepare for a day under cover at the Red Marquee on Sunday.
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    You can find mussels in shoals.
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    Mmm, cephalopods.

    "Muscle Shoals" is also on Netflix, so I might check it out there.
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    All my friends back in the US are raving about it. What time do they usually start the movie, though?
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    Two weeks to go. Getting pretty pumped.
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    Actually, it looks like they're being given about an hour and 10.



    I think it's "AZ-gear". But close enough. From now on, he's Ass Gear.



    The walk from/ to our lodge on the opposite side...
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    What I find amazing is that Barbarella is playing five shows, and I'll likely miss every single one of them. But if that's the biggest loss, then I can't really complain.

    Speaking of, what's the...
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    My plan. Is the link working? Or have I managed to fuck it up again?
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    Smash hadn't put up the last announcement yet, and I was wondering where the hell it was. But now, yeah -- WTF with that cop-out?

    And no, I can't access the timetables either.
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    Seriously, Smash. WTF?
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    BTW, I think we should pat ourselves on the back for nailing six Fuji acts on the first page of this thread: Outkast, Pains, John Butler, Slowdive, Arcade Fire and Disclosure.
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    The next announcement should be the last one -- they usually have it all set in stone by July 1. They should also have the times.
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    Well, that announcement was dispiriting. I think Smash is basically saying, "That'll do."

    And sure as shit, there's Wild Beasts.
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    I hate that they have the Orb and Goldie way out at the OC. Assuming I'll be at the Green for Franz, that's a 30-min walk to catch just part of the Orb's set. Factor in a 45-min walk back to my bed...
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    I'm trying to get a read on the times, and my early suspicion is that St Vincent will clash with the Lumineers (normally I'd choose St Vincent, but I think my path that day will take me past the...
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    Yeah, I think Disclosure is in the 8:30-ish slot.



    Well, according to their website, they have no dates booked between July 20 in Louisville and Aug 1 in Montreal. And Friday afternoon at the...
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    Since there are two Whites and one Green left to be announced on the Fri, I've been looking at the SITG Sunday lineup (cutting off the possibilities at very local Aussie acts).

    Lily Allen -- no. ...
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    And I didn't even notice that London Grammar got dropped. It's not a big loss for me, but still. There are Green and White spots left to fill -- let's hope there's magic yet. This remains one of the...
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    Here's the email I just sent to my group:

    The per-stage lineup has been announced, with a few new bands. Can't say I'm blown away, though there are the Pogues as closing act. Hopefully Shane...
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    By the way, our desire to see Yamantaka // Sonic Titan has been rejected. They're in Canada that weekend.
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    There was an article going around a week or two ago about the rise of festivals, and it mentioned what it called the "radius rule" or something similar.



    It just occurred to me that ticket...
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    Thurston Moore doesn't appear to be booked that weekend either. Then again, that recent article about how festivals operate -- one point being that they often say performers can't book dates within a...
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    Starting to get anxious about the next announcement. Should be by the end of this week, right? Then again, the last one took THREE BLOODY WEEKS.

    Some bands that don't appear to be booked on Fuji...
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    Your wish is my command.
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    Maybe, but they have had a couple of biggish acts there over the years, like Dinosaur Jr. and Spiritualized. Anyway, I'm really just hoping against hope, I'm sure, though they still have no dates...
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    Interpol would make a great Sunday Red headliner.
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    But I'm sure they will be -- and Goldie. Those announcements would have excited me more otherwise.

    The only other thing that occurred to me is, could one of them be a Sunday closer? Goldie would...
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    I guess that hasn't been worked into the English yet. Here's the Japanese site.
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    And there we have it. Denki Groove gets the last plum spot: http://fujirock-eng.com/lineup.html
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    Interpol still doesn't have any shows listed between SITG on the 25th and Lolla on 1 Aug. Holding out hope....

    And where the hell is the next lineup announcement?!
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    There's still a chance that they get the White headline gig (which would be great for me), and Outkast play as Green sub-head. It wouldn't seem to make a lot of sense for OK to lead into Jack...
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    Fri: FF Green headliner, Lily Allen (or another as-yet-unannounced act) Green sub-headliner, Basement Jaxx White headliner, Bombay Bicycle Club Red headliner (a la Broken Social scene in 2010),...
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    A couple other bands that have openings around Fuji time, but probably less than a 1% chance of playing, are Afghan Whigs and Mastodon.
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    So there's some interesting stuff going on with the Flaming Lips. And I don't know how I missed this story from a couple of years ago. That video is ... wow. Don't play it at work.

    So Wayne Coyne...
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    This is par for the course with McGowan. It's a minor miracle (depending on how you feel about the Pogues) he's not already dead. I also thought it would be difficult to sing with no teeth, but...
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    No love for Bombay Bicycle Club or Parquet Courts then?
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    And Huun-Huur-Tu should be interesting.
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    The other thing I'll say is that the talent at this year's festival is reasonably spread out across the weekend. For me, there's no one day that's heavily loaded at the expense of the others. So...
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    You and me both. My hope is that they'll be the White headliner. OutKast playing as a sub-headliner in front of 40,000 at the Green makes sense, and while the Lips do big festivals, they also play...
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    Oopsie -- just noticed that you're asking about 2015, not 2014. In that case, the world's your oyster.

    One place I liked was the Oyado Honjin. It's got a nice onsen attached to it, and breakfast...
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    It's pretty late in the game, so first of all, good luck. Your one saving grace is that it's not exactly a star-studded lineup now that Kanye's backed out -- but with the Arcade Fire announcement,...
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    You mean opposite Jack Johnson at the Green? Which would suit me just fine -- I wouldn't be missing anything to check them out.
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    I sure as shit wouldn't have bet on Jack Johnson as a headliner.
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    Oh, and fuck Coldplay with a chainsaw.
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    Didn't Jack Johnson (well, his people) have it up on his site that he was playing Fuji on the Sunday? It's down now and only makes reference to the whole weekend, which tells me one of two things:...
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    Ha. Well, the Arcade Fire news perks things up. I'm not the world's biggest AF fan, but they're supposed to be good live, and I'd take them over Kanye six days a week and twice on Sunday.

    Now if...
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    Man, if we can't trust the internet these days, what can we trust?
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