Röyksopp, FC Kahuna, Télépopmusik, The Knife, RJD2, Futue Sound of London, The Avalanches, 808 State, Zero 7, Tycho, Mr. Scruff
I met, saw, and hung out with so many of you. My weekend was so special and amazing thanks to you guys! I can't even list everyone because my brain is not functioning at full capacity and I am bound to leave people out.
algunz - I am uploading pics and tagged the one I took of us. It came out beautiful (especially for an extended arm shot)!!!
Met up with matt, josh, becky, becca and her husband for the specials. I saw passive around a lot. Chatted with drinky, broken doll, suffocated and board woozel. talked to bmack. Ran into neutral milk, who I've seen outside the fest before, a few times. I saw mike walking before on friday but wasn't sure at first cause he was clean shaven so I didn't say hi..Not sure if I forgot anyone but everybody was super nice as I've come to expect. Great times.
"Mr. Toad's Wild Aidz."
algunz, I am pretty sure I saw you, but I wasn't certain it was you, and was uncharacteristically bashful about marching up to a stranger and demanding to know her name.
I wish you had. It's very rare when I'll be the one to initiate anything outside of the bedroom.
I met you Chiapet during Camera Obscura. I think you're the only new person I met. I saw Feather in her leotard with mirrors on the butt from a distance before Avett Bros. I also saw Randy and Ivy skipping by but I didn't interrupt.
I am sad I didn't get to meet/hang out again with any of you all awesome people. But next year!
Banana Republic, Courtney...but it was at least 5 years ago.
New people that I met and talked to:
Devin the Dude
The list of folks I had met before is longer.
Oh yeah Mccabe and I chatted a little about the mountain goats. My bad.
"Mr. Toad's Wild Aidz."
I met a lot of you, but I am too lazy to compile a list. And I wish I had met more of you.
I saw menik in the water refill station and was too shy to introduce myself. Instead, I whispered, "that's a board moderator!" in an excited voice to my boyfriend, who looked at me like I was an idiot.
5/25-5/27: MOVEMENT DETROIT
6/6: The Field @ The Independent
6/26: Colin Stetson @ The Chapel
Erik (Menik) is one of the most awkward people to hug. I hugged him multiple times, and it never got less awkward.
Let's see if I can do this...people I met for the first time (going through facebook so I hopefully don't forget anyone):
frozen pilgrim (though we MIGHT have met briefly in 09)
electrojan (I think? Beer garden?)
People I saw again:
If I forgot anyone, I apologize profusely. It wasn't intentional. And let me know so I can add you to the list.
Hanging with Becca was rad.
Edit: As a matter of fact I liked every board member I met this year. Fantastic.
I liked all but one of them. Have fun speculating, kiddos.
I saw a guy that looked just like Passive toking it up with some friends when I was at Deerhunter. I've never actually met or talked to him on the boards, but I've seen pictures of his fro so I'm pretty sure it was him.
If we're lucky something will happen. Some adversity will happen and something unexpected will happen and you'll get tired and you'll get hungry, you'll have trouble going to the bathroom, and you'll lose your car keys, and all these wonderful things will add up to some powerful experience that 10 years from now we'll say "We lived, we lived." - Wayne Coyne on Coachella
The random Sleigh Bells meetup.
Dancing with Heidi at Dirty Projectors.
Brandon's backing vocals for Jonsi.
Getting to hang with my brother-from-another-mother all weekend (Tommy).
Finally getting to meet Zack. I'm going to steal your girlfriend.
Watching Deerhunter-SDRE-Jonsi with a constantly growing group of board members.
Getting to watch Pavement with my fellow super-fan, Casey.
Getting to spend time with Josh and Paul and their respective ladies. I'm stealing them, too.
Getting the giggles with my housemates. 12 pack of eggs.
Had so many fun conversations with people all weekend. Watching sets with friends really does add to the magic...so glad my group of friends gets bigger with each board member I meet.
A few pictures:
So nice meeting you Becca. That specials get together/set was my favorite moment this year.
"Mr. Toad's Wild Aidz."
I saw/met so many board members, it was crazy. If you are reading this, who was the girl/board member who came up to me at the back of the Sahara on Saturday and asked if I was Erik...you said you knew me from the board, and you told me your name and board handle (maybe it was dawn something? I dunno), but I couldn't hear you because of the Sahara and I didn't want to be annoying ask you to repeat it. Anyway, thanks for saying hi...you seemed really nice and sweet.
It was funny for me. I noticed rage and I think Becca over near the lockers on Friday? Not sure about Becca. Then I saw menik in the VIP area. Saturday I ran into rage again at Almighty Defenders and asked him about the board meetup, said it was near the cubitron around 2. Went there, nobody showed, looked over near the Sahara and saw a bunch of people, ran over, and just managed to take the photo. I met menik, boarderwoozel, djandrew, Passive (again, met him last year but he forgot who I was, lol) and feather. Then Sunday I ran into Tom near the Outdoor and I saw Pete at Mayer Hawthorne and went up to say hi. Overall it was good, would've loved to meet more of you though. I didn't have internet access all weekend so I guess I lucked out recognizing somebody and asking.
Lilia, you really are "unknown."