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  1. Thread: Bonnaroo 2014

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    Re: Bonnaroo 2014

    I can answer anything you want about VIP, I've been before. First thing, I would be shocked if Phoenix got a late night. Second, you would still have to bring a tent for VIP. You would need to go...
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    Re: Sasquatch! Festival 2014

    This Q+A session is working out well, so I'm just going to keep rolling...haha.

    Let's talk about the set up at the stages themselves. I'm an out-of-shape shortie and my girlfriend is an in-shape...
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    Re: Sasquatch! Festival 2014

    I have actually been looking for this kind of info. Will there still be a long car line Friday afternoon, like maybe 2 or 3? I'm used to bonnaroo where the line can be 7 hours long but everyone gets...
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    Re: Sasquatch! Festival 2014

    It's in Ellensburg, south-west. I've never been (to sasquatch period) but I have a friend who has stayed there the last two years who said that it only takes about 40 minutes after you get out of the...
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    Re: Sasquatch! Festival 2014

    Not trying to be a dick, but I'm pretty sure I can accurately predict the size of a Super 8 or the Holiday Inn next door.

    Edit: But you're right, a shuttle would be completely inefficient. I'm...
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    Re: Sasquatch! Festival 2014

    This isn't true. I'm booked in a not-tiny hotel about 40 minutes away, and there are others closer.
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    Re: Sasquatch! Festival 2014

    Someone with much more Sasquatch knowledge than I:

    Can the day and stage breakdown on the website be used to make a somewhat reliable early schedule? Obviously things listed on the site are...
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    While we're starting up on food, how about some recommendations for restaurants. We're into both hole-in-the-wall destinations (taqueria la cumbre) and swanky experiences (celebrity chefs or tasting...
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    This is all great stuff. I'm a vinyl guy, so I'll definitely check out the recommended shops. I've also been oddly interested in Alcatraz since I was a kid. I think I might blame The Rock? So given...
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    We're actually quite open to ideas in San Francisco. Seeing as how we've never been, we'll definitely want to see the tourist-y stuff (Bridge, Alcatraz, Lombard, Pier 39) but that's not where we want...
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    Boardies in the PNW and Northern California:

    Thinking about taking a celebratory post-dissertation trip to Seattle, Portland and San Francisco in late May/early June of next year. Never been to...
  12. Thread: Bonnaroo 2013

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    Re: Bonnaroo 2013

    Soul Superjam
    Bjork
    David Byrne & St. Vincent
    The xx
    Grizzly Bear
    Japandroids
    David Cross
    The National
    Animal Collective
    Swans
  13. Thread: Bonnaroo 2013

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    Re: Bonnaroo 2013

    Find shakedown, check out a Q+A or show in the cinema tent, watch someone in the comedy tent, check out the food trucks or the cool southern food vendors, walk through the rows and rows of shops...
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  14. Thread: Bonnaroo 2013

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    Re: Bonnaroo 2013

    You seem pretty set on it, and I don't want to be annoying, but I would be doing you a disservice if I didn't echo what everyone else is saying. Go Thursday, ESPECIALLY if you've never been before....
  15. Thread: Bonnaroo 2013

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    Yeah, I'm still trying to soak it in, but I think I hate this schedule. Every festival does it, but Friday is the best example I've ever seen of "First couple hours, who gives a fuck" > "Every...
  16. Thread: Bonnaroo 2013

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    Re: Bonnaroo 2013

    I've hit sunrise twice at Bonnaroo. In 2007, Sasha & Digweed played from 1:30-6:00ish, and in 2008 Kanye West started his set around 4:30 am.
  17. Thread: Bonnaroo 2013

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    Yeah, this will be my sixth bonnaroo and I've never talked to anyone that wasn't camping. I think it's a pretty essential part of the experience. Also, I can't imagine how much of a pain in the ass...
  18. Thread: Bonnaroo 2013

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    Re: Bonnaroo 2013

    Very pleased to be going back this year. With the adds, it's definitely my favorite US festival lineup of the year.
  19. Thread: Bonnaroo 2013

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    Weather is definitely the major year-to-year X factor of bonnaroo. People who went in 2009 and/or 2012 think the weather is perfect, people who went in 2007 think it's always a total dust storm, and...
  20. Thread: Bonnaroo 2013

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    Yeah, I totally agree that the festivals are completely different. I was just talking specifically about vibe. Which depends on what you consider "the vibe"...haha.
  21. Thread: Bonnaroo 2013

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    Re: Bonnaroo 2013

    Continue to show that winning personality.
  22. Thread: Bonnaroo 2013

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    Re: Bonnaroo 2013

    And no, the vibe isn't really that different.
  23. Thread: Bonnaroo 2013

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    Re: Bonnaroo 2013

    I didn't even watch the video. But if you're judging the festival based on the attractiveness of a small subset of its attendees, then you are a horrible person.
  24. Thread: Bonnaroo 2013

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    I'm going VIP this year.
  25. Thread: Bonnaroo 2013

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    Re: Bonnaroo 2013

    Wow. What a worthless human being.
  26. Thread: Bonnaroo 2013

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    Re: Bonnaroo 2013

    Uhhhhhh...Coachella 2009? I mean, he played last, but what you're saying means absolutely nothing.
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    Re: 33 1/3 Proposal List

    Wow, I know the guy writing (). His wife is my best friend in our grad program. I'm going to try to get things into the book...haha.
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2012 - Perry's Pleasure Party!!!

    Should've gone to Frank Ocean.
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2012 - Perry's Pleasure Party!!!

    1-3: Sigur Ros/ATDI/Jack White
    4: Bloc Party
    5: Afghan Whigs
    6: Frank Ocean
    7: War on Drugs

    Fest itself has VASTLY improved since I went last. Crowd has continued to get worse.
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2012 - Perry's Pleasure Party!!!

    I had someone tell me it would be about 45 minutes from Rosemont to Jackson, barring any issues. Were they full of shit? I'd just rather not have to make transfers/have to walk long distances before...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2012 - Perry's Pleasure Party!!!

    I just had a local tell me "the 'L' doesn't go to Rosemont," and then give me some elaborate way to get to the park from Mount Prospect. She's crazy, right? Because that's my whole plan. Drive to the...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2012 - Perry's Pleasure Party!!!

    I'm just going to re-post this here because the lolla board is horrible:

    I haven't been since '06, so this has undoubtedly changed. What is the rail situation like at most of the stages? Just a...
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    Re: 2013 Fake Poster Thread

    Hope this is a joke.
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    Re: King of Limbs...

    Weather was absolutely perfect today.
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    Re: King of Limbs...

    So I was on the way to the show. Going through customs into Canada, the border patrol agent asked about my business in Canada. I said we were going to a concert, he asked what concert, we said...
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    Re: The Northeast Music Thread

    I've got the corridor from Toronto down through Buffalo to Albany on lock. If you're willing to drive 3 hours in any direction, it's like living in a real city.
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2012 - Perry's Pleasure Party!!!

    So, because you've seen the majority of the bands on the line-up all ready, none of the people going to this festival can possibly be music lovers? Immature black-and-white thinking.
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2012 - Perry's Pleasure Party!!!

    Inclusion of Sharon Van Etten and exclusion of At the Drive-In makes this statement obviously taste-driven and therefore invalid.
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2012 - Perry's Pleasure Party!!!

    Scheduling paradigm shift? It wasn't always the way it is now, maybe they are changing it up a little this year. The Avicii/Justice/Flo/ATDI billing make no sense with the current system.
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2012 - Perry's Pleasure Party!!!

    Fun game. Imagine Coachella is now in early august and Lollapalooza is in April, and they announced their line ups accordingly. How boring is Lollapalooza with the first ATDI/Afghan Whigs/Sigur...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2012 - Perry's Pleasure Party!!!

    I don't really know what people were expecting if they don't like this line up. Sure, it's definitely inferior to Coachella, but it easily trumps many past Lollapalooza line ups, and it DOMINATES...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2012 - Perry's Pleasure Party!!!

    The two weekends before the last week of the semester? Yeah, I'd say so.
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2012 - Perry's Pleasure Party!!!

    If it's the real lineup, then it's pretty clear that Coachella > Lollapalooza > Bonnaroo > not going to any festival at all.

    And since Coachella is held at just about the worst possible time of...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    I need beginner turntable help. My second turntable, but my first barely counted (couldn't get to the innards at all, built in speakers, etc.) Every time I play an LP it runs at the correct speed for...
  45. Thread: Osheaga 2012

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    Re: Osheaga 2012

    I think Justice will be the third headliner. They are way too big of a draw for anything but the main field. I would love it if they switched it up a little this year and put a band like Sigur Ros on...
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    Re: Camp Bisco 2012

    New York is not New England.
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2012 - Perry's Pleasure Party!!!

    Ticket limit for these is usually 2, right?
  48. Thread: Osheaga 2012

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    Re: Osheaga 2012

    This really is a great festival. I'm either doing this or Lolla this year, and I would rather do Osheaga, but it's all line up dependent. Young the Giant is also confirmed.
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    Re: College Basketball 2011-2012 Thread

    Well fuck.
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    Re: The Walking Dead

    I just assumed that bites were lethal and scratches/wound-zombie gunk contact was infectious but non-lethal (or potentially lethal much longer-term). And the Jenner whisper was that one of the...
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