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    I was going to wait until my 3,000 post to start this thread but fuck it, I'll just do it now. What festivals have you been to? What are the best and worst festivals you've attended? I'm curious to find out who has been to what festivals. I'm sure many of us were at the same fests and didn't realize it. I know there's lots of people that have good festival stories that they could share.

    The festivals I've been to worth mentioning are:

    Coachella 08-we all know who was there
    Lollapalooza 03 - Jane's Addiction, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age
    Lollapalooza 05 - Pixies, Primus, Billy Idol, Widespread Panic, STS9
    Bonnaroo 04 - Primus, David Bryne, The Dead, Bob Dylan
    Bonnaroo 05 - Trey Anastasio, 2 Widespread Panic sets, The Allman Brothers
    Bonnaroo 06 - Radiohead, Tom Petty, Phil Lesh and Friends, Beck, MMJ
    Bonnaroo 07 - Tool, The Police, The White Stripes, The Flaming Lips
    All Good 05 - Les Claypool, String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's Mcgee
    Gigantour 05 - Fear Factory, Dream Theater, Dillinger Escape Plan, Megadeth
    Indiana Funk Fest 06 - The Family Stone (sans Sly), Victor Wooten
    Hookahville 05 - The Wailers, Robert Randolph, Particle, Galactic
    Hookahville 06 - Blues Traveler, Yonder Mountain String Band
    Warped Tour 03 - Flogging Molly, AFI, Rancid, Andrew WK, Poison the Well
    Vegoose 07 - Rage, Daft, Iggy, Muse, STS9
    Ozzfest 02 - System of a Down, Meshuggah, Rob Zombie, Ozzy
    Ozzfest 03 - Marilyn Manson, Korn, Voivod, Ozzy
    Ozzfest 04 - (the best one) Judas Priest, Slayer, Lamb of God, Black Sabbath
    Ozzfest 05 - Mastodon, In Flames, Iron Maiden
    Detour 08 - Mars Volta, Gogol Bordello, The Presets, The Bloody Beetroots
    Wakarusa 06 - Flaming Lips, Buckethead, Bela and the Flecktones, Gov't Mule
    Langerado 06 - STS9, Umphrey's Mcgee, The Black Crowes, Buckethead
    10,000 Lakes 06 - String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio, Umphrey's Mcgee
    Street Scene 08 - Beck, Devo, Justice, STS9
    Tall Stacks, Cincinnati 06 - Wilco, Al Green, Buddy Guy, MMW, Dr. John
    Memphis Beale Street Music Festival 07 - Allman Brothers, 3 6 Mafia, Steely Dan, Social Distortion, The Ohio Players

    I've been to many smaller, jamband fests that aren't really worth mentioning. I always had a good time though. I went to lots of Scribblejams too.

    And probably around 10 or so fests at this awesome venue: http://www.nlqp.com/ Check out the quarry pictures, that place is beautiful, it has to rival the Gorge and Red Rocks.
    Some of the highlights there were STS9 and P-Funk.


    The worst festival I've been to was probably either Ozzfest 05 or warped tour. The best festival I've ever been to was easily Bonnaroo 07, even without MMJ. Every set I saw was great other than the Police. The Tool show was the best show I've ever seen, better than Portishead.
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    i have a tiny list, but it'll grow over time (assuming i get a job after college).

    Wango Tango 2005 - Gwen Stefani
    Coachella 2006 - defining act: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Coachella 2007 - Gogol Bordello
    Detour 2007 - Teddybears
    Coachella 2008 -I'm From Barcelona
    Make Music Pasadena 2008 - Kinky
    Outside Lands (day 1) - Manu Chao
    Detour 2008 - Black Lips

    i can't wait to see lists from Canexplain and Bmack

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    Ron's post will take up a whole page. Wango Tango? Haha, that's funny. I've never heard of it. I was also at that Pasadena one, Kinky was fun and Autolux was good but it was way too fucking hot that day.

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    Coachella '05: Best-Bauhaus, Worst-?
    Coachella '06: Best-Daft Punk, Worst-Animal Collective
    Coachella '07: Best-Justice, Worst-?
    Detour '07: Best-Noisettes, Worst-Justice
    Coachella '08: Best-Yelle, Worst-Animal Collective
    HARD Summer Music Festival: Best-Bloody Beetroots, Worst-DJ Momjeans
    Detour '08: Best-Presets, Worst-?
    Chicken pot, chicken pot, chicken pot piiiieeeeeeeee!

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    is was like 100 for Make Music. ridiculous! Kinky still managed to get some life out of me,
    after Raveonettes sucked it from me.

    i've yet to see the Flaming Lips in a festival setting. that would make my showgoing complete. come to think of it, i dont want to see other people's festival lists because the Lips would be all over the place.

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    not in mine yet...
    Chicken pot, chicken pot, chicken pot piiiieeeeeeeee!

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    Not a huge list. Favorite set(s) listed.

    Lollapalooza 2006 - The Raconteurs
    Coachella 2007 - Arcade Fire
    DFest 2007 - Flaming Lips
    Lollapalooza 2007 - Daft Punk, Muse
    SoCo Music Experience 2007 - Flaming Lips
    Coachella 2008 - Portishead
    80/35 Festival 2008 - Flaming Lips
    Lollapalooza 2008 - Radiohead, NIN
    Monolith Music Festival 2008 - Silversun Pickups, Band of Horses

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenidogx View Post
    i've yet to see the Flaming Lips in a festival setting. that would make my showgoing complete. come to think of it, i dont want to see other people's festival lists because the Lips would be all over the place.
    Yeah, I didn't realize how many times I've seen the Flips until I typed all of that out. I'm not a big fan because their music is pretty simple and boring to me. The live shows are fun with all of the confettit and lazers but it's just a coincidence that they were often at the same fests I was at. Like Michael Franit, I can't escape that fucker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backwater View Post
    Bonnaroo 07 - Tool, The Police, The White Stripes, The Flaming Lips
    you're a dick
    Quote Originally Posted by JSam67 View Post
    DFest 2007 - Flaming Lips
    SoCo Music Experience 2007 - Flaming Lips
    80/35 Festival 2008 - Flaming Lips
    you're a dick
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    not in mine yet...
    you're cool

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    Coachella 04
    best: radiohead, pixies, beck, q and not u, the stills
    worst: sparta, howie day
    Coachella 05
    best: arcade fire, Dresden dolls, nin, m83, coldplay
    worst: weezer, bright eyes
    Sunset Junction 05
    best: didn't care for anything I saw...I arrived late, got too hot and left for a while, came back and got pissed at someone and left before Rilo Kiley
    Coachella 06
    best: daft punk, massive attack, sigur ros, metric, tool
    worst: James blunt, madonna
    Detour 06
    best: blonde redhead, beck, of montreal
    worst: everyone else disappointed
    Coachella 07
    best: jarvis cocker, arcade fire, bjork, css, rage
    worst: peaches, hot chip
    Coach 08
    best: prince, portishead, roger waters, verve, battles
    worst: jack johnson, uffie
    Last edited by Boourns; 11-17-2008 at 05:00 PM.
    7/26 Au Revoir Simone @ The Roxy, 8/1 Arcade Fire, the Unicorns, Dan Deacon at the Forum, 8/2 Burger a-Go-Go, @ Observatory, 8/9 Warpaint @ Observatory, 8/10 Warpaint @ The Ace, 8/23-24 FYF Fest, 9/11 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Chvrches @ Palladium, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    Coachella 99, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 and 08.

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    I feel like we have this thread already.

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    I'm only going to include multi-day festivals. I've gone to a bunch of single day stuff but not much worth noting. Also, I like Boourns' format, stealing it.

    Lollapalooza '05
    best: The Pixies, Arcade Fire, Dinosaur Jr, ...Trail of Dead
    worst: dashboard confessional, liz phair

    Bonnaroo '06
    best: Radiohead, Beck, Bright Eyes, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello
    worst: neville brothers, Death Cab

    Lollapalooza '06
    best: Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips
    worst: The Shins, Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Bonnaroo '07
    best: so much - wilco, tool, white stripes, girl talk, flaming lips, sasha and digweed, the hold steady, dj shadow, hot chip, the national
    worst: the police

    Virgin Festival Baltimore '07
    best: Beastie Boys, Modest Mouse, Explosions in the Sky, Interpol
    worst: amy winehouse

    Bonnaroo '08
    best: My Morning Jacket, Sigur Ros, Raconteurs, Broken Social Scene
    worst: kanye west

    that's it so far. excited to add a mint condition Coachella to my collection next year.

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    My list is easy

    Vegoose 07 (day 1)- Daft Punk, Queens of the Stone Age
    Coachella 08- Plastiscines
    Outside Lands Fest (day 1)- Radiohead, Beck

    July 21- Soundgarden- Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    July 30- Rage Against the Machine/Muse- LA Coliseum
    Oct 21- Portishead- Berkeley Greek
    Nov 18- Pixies- Fox Theater Bakersfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballarl View Post
    I feel like we have this thread already.
    I didn't search but if we do, then it's been long enough since people have posted in it so that a new one isn't a bad thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cdubby View Post
    Vegoose 07 (day 1)- Daft Punk, Queens of the Stone Age
    Ah, I forgot all about Vegoose. I also went in 07 also. I wish I could have gone the first two years, the lineup was very stellar all three years. RIP Vegoose.
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    Bumbershoot 05'
    Coachella 08'
    Bumbershoot 08'

    That's my humble list up to this date. I'd say Bumbershoot 08' was the least enjoyable of them all since I only could make the Monday lineup and getting into the small venue for the Flobots was a complete joke. I don't regret attending any of them though.

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    Warped Tour 2000(I think)
    Best-AntiFlag, Long Beach Dub Allstars
    Worst-Cant remember

    Coachella 2006
    Best-SCISSOR SISTERS, yeah yeah yeahs, Amadou and Mariam, and that little pyramid thing in the sahara
    worst-TOOL

    Bonnaroo 2007
    Best-THE WHITE STRIPES, the black keys, gogol bordello, motherfucking WOLFMOTHER, yeard dogs road show
    worst-TOOL,the police, kings of leon, the nightwatchman

    Langerado 2008
    Best-BEASTIE BOYS, R.E.M., !!!, yard dogs road show, the lee boys
    Worst-I really dont remember seeing anything bad. G.Love was kinda boring and there was this one guy who sounded just like andrew bird but his name slips me

    ULTRA music festival 2008
    Best-JUSTICE, mstrkrft, crystal method
    worst-tiesto

    Coachella 2008
    Best-KraftHeadPrince, raconteurs
    Worst-Death Cab for cutie, MGMT

    Bonnaroo 2008
    Best-BB KING, raconteurs, Lupe Fiasco was neato,
    Worst-kanye in-fucking-deed
    Biggest surprise-Jack Johnson

    80/35 Festival 2008
    Best-Flaming Lips
    Worst-Andrew fucking Bird
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    Quote Originally Posted by apostle2 View Post
    Bonnaroo '06
    worst: neville brothers
    Really? I actually enjoyed that set quite a bit. How far back were you? I was all the way up front, blazed out of my mind, dancing. It was fun. Then again, almost everyone was fucking awesome that year so they could have played a great set and still be one of the worst ones you saw. Haha, Death Cab. I made sure I was as far away from them as possible. You should've seen Oysterhead, that was the easiest choice of the year for me.


    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    Bonnaroo 2007
    Best- motherfucking WOLFMOTHER,
    I had a lot of fun during their set but they didn't really impress me or anything. I was standing right by the people who started that "Aussie, aussie, aussie, oy, oy, oy" chant about halfway through the set.
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    Well Backwater, I'm a huuuge fan of their album and their set just rocked so hard. Plus, I think the lead singer is really cute and the first thing he did was take his shirt off. The eye make up and tighty jeans were a bonus as well. Sometime we watch concerts differently, huh
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    I liked Wolfmother a lot at Lolla '06, my favorite set besides Raconteurs. Good old fashioned rock show. And, I fucking love The White Unicorn.

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    I'm glad you like Yard Dogs Road Show. In 06? I believe, I remember walking around Centeroo when there weren't any bands I had to see at the time, tripping balls, and wandering into the tent where they were performing. I was like, "What in the fucking hell is going on here?!?! What did I just get myself into?!?!" It's like some twistedly awesome nightmare circus freakshow. I felt like I walked into a Tim Burton movie. That shit was fucking crazy.

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    it was 2007! Youre the only other person who knows them besides my friends!! We made sure to watch them a second time. The mix of songs, magic, skits, burlesque was just so unique to us! They did a late-night set at Langerado, I was the only one of my friends that made it. Everyone else passed out, poor little buggers.

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    Did anyone see Lewis Black or David Cross at Bonnaroo 07. I really wanted to see both of them but that line was just too damn long both times.

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    I don't have that many under my belt:

    Coachella '06
    Coachella '07
    Coachella '08
    Outside Lands '08
    Detour '07
    Detour '08
    Sunset Junction '07
    Sunset Junction '08

    Hopefully I'll be at Bonnaroo this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballarl View Post
    I feel like we have this thread already.

    And......there it is.


    Anyway:

    Ozzfest 2005: Black Sabbath, Mastodon, Bury Your Dead, In Flames

    Coachella 2007: Rage and Manu Chao were great.

    Street Scene 2007: Muse, Bad Brains, Ozomatli

    Vegoose 2007: Daft Punk, Rage, Muse, Iggy, Public Enemy

    Bonnaroo 2008: MMJ, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Sigur Ros, The Raconteurs

    Lolla 2008: Rage, Lupe Fiasco, MGMT, Toadies



    My favorite festival was probably Bonnaroo. My least favorite.....Ozzfest. Though I was only at Lolla on Saturday, it was a good day.

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    Ahh, no! You were just one year too late on Ozzfest. 04 was the best one ever, and 05 was probably the worst. I've never seen a decline in the lineup of a festival from one year to the next, unbelievable. My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw the 04 lineup, in a good way, and my jaw dropped to the floor when I saw the 05 lineup, but this time in a very bad way. I still went for the hell of it, but it was a waste of time and money. Iron Maiden fucking blows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apostle2 View Post
    Bonnaroo '06
    best: Radiohead, Beck, Bright Eyes, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello
    worst: neville brothers, Death Cab
    I thought Bright Eyes and Elvis C were both slightly disappointing. Conor didn't know what to do with his time and Elvis had that New Orleans thing going on which was sort of boring.


    Sonic Youth was great at that festival too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    I thought Bright Eyes and Elvis C were both slightly disappointing. Conor didn't know what to do with his time and Elvis had that New Orleans thing going on which was sort of boring.


    Sonic Youth was great at that festival too.
    tomaz, i didnt meet you are the roo that year did i? i need people to send me something saying , yea we met lol ..... my list would actually bore most of the board again, so i will just say worst, altamont, best, woodstock 69, biggest watkins glen and a bunch of wakarusas, the vegooses, the roos, and of course the coachella's .... cr***
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    Lollapalooza 1994 and 1995
    Lilith Fair (all three years...can't remember the exact years)
    Coachella 2008
    ACL 2008

    Not many.
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    Street Scene '05
    Best: The Flaming Lips
    Worst: 311

    Coachella '06
    Best: Daft Punk
    Worst: Madonna

    Coachella '07
    Best: Bjork
    Worst: RHCP

    Coachella '08
    Best: Prince
    Worst: Chromeo

    Street Scene '08
    Best: Justice
    Worst: Devo
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