Lot of delicious food options it looks like:
EDIT* Also, Bass Drum of Death are fucking awesome. My favorite discovery so far.
Please see the Sliver Apples for me...
I would see Warpaint as well since they are playing at night and I would expect them to play their new songs from their 2013? album release.They were great the last two times I saw them....yet they were HORRIBLE to me at coachella 2011 though.
Hm. I am in Killeen, TX the next couple weeks. Close to Austin. I think I could swing Friday. Can I get in easily enough buying a walk up single day pass for this?
Steve Winwood| Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds| Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds| Echo and the Bunnymen| Echo and the Bunnymen| Paul McCartney| Foxygen| FYF Fest| NIN/Soundgarden| Elvis Costello| Swans| Buzzcocks| King Crimson| Elton John| Kasabian| Massive Attack| Massive Attack| Slowdive| Tame Impala| DFA 1979| Fleetwood Mac| A Winged Victory for the Sullen
EDIT* Are you worried about not getting a good camping spot?
Wait- Spectrum is playing? I'm fukin hit this. Not sure if I can go more than one night. Have to see what I can do. Good luck strikes!
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Warpaint was great at Primavera. Perfect set as the sea breeze was rolling in. But on the Coachella cruise in a small bar? Brilliant. The new songs were so good that I wanted more of them, and the sets were already predominantly new material.
10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater (?), 10/18 Culture Collide, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale, 11/7 Warpaint @ Echoplex, 11/12 Blonde Redhead @ Fonda
Glad to see there will be quite a few boarders there this year!! Do we need a secret handshake?
On my way to the airport! Fourthisto, I got your pm but your inbox is full. See you guys tomorrow!
Oops, sorry about that Gribbz.
So we pieced this together over here, a nice cheat sheet for the pre-party and the fest. Snooches.
Are any of you going to be at the A Place To Bury Strangers/Metz show tomorrow?
December 31 - Matthew Dear/The Sword/Pallbearer
January 30 - Behemoth
February 3 - Zola Jesus
February 10 - 1349
February 28 - A Place To Bury Strangers
April 6 - Swans
April 10-12 - Coachella
April 17 - Clark/Nosaj Thing
May 8-10 - Austin Psych Fest
May 15-17 - Psycho California
June 24-28 - Glastonbury
I'll be there.
Hit up the first night of this festival yesterday. Very cool and was mostly a fun time. Some thoughts
BRMC- Excellent pacing and energy, even if things did lilt a bit towards the end. I was right up front. Crowd was mostly respectful and into it with not too many bros around. I'm now very energized for this tour and looking forward to the So CA shows.
Raveonettes- Loved em! A cross between MBV, Curve, and a dose of JAMC... and touch of Teenage Fanclub. You get the idea. Heavy on the midi tracks, but very well done. And no apologies here for sounding sexist/creepy- Sharin Foo has a great butt! Would happily watch it shake again in that tight dress. Really surprised how much I liked them and all their songs.
The Crowd- Lots of friendly folks. Very mellow and laid back. Plenty of room no matter where you went with little pushing or angst. Made a couple of new friends at one of the tents- we talked about our recent Coachella experiences (wind!).
The Sound- The left main at the Reverberation Stage completely cut out for about 30 seconds during Raveonettes. Warpaint struggled mightily with sound too and it definitely affected their entire performance. It was fine when it was working. But a lot of snap, crackle and pop and the occasional outage. Shoddy as hell.
The Beer- Dos Equis lager everywhere. In tall cans. Yech. Having Strongbow Cider available helped, but not much. Had one drink with Tito's vodka in it... well, supposedly there was some Tito's vodka in it.
The Merch- Normally wouldn't care too much about this, but there wasn't a whole lot of anything to be had there from any of the bands. Some cool posters up front. That's about it (maybe I missed something?).
Dark porta-potties- And I do mean it was dark! After the sun went down, you couldn't see a damn thing. This is ok in some ways, but a pain if you drop something or just in general want to see where your aiming. Hell, it was hard to even tell if they were occupied or not it was so poorly lit.
Allergies- Whatever the hell is on the ground and in the air there is exactly the one thing I am most allergic to on the planet. It was so bad at one point, I contemplated leaving. A walk over to the med tent revealed a couple of guys lazing around with no supplies and not much interest. I asked if there was a general store of any kind where I could maybe just get some aspirin. Nope! I didn't take their word and went looking anyway. They were right. I couldn't find even basic supplies (one more BAD).
Overall, I ended up having a great time! I really liked most of BRMCs new stuff and we got a decent dose of old- Red Eyes and Tears, 666 Conducer, Six Barrel Shotgun, Ain't No Easy Way.
glad yall are doing the damn thing. welcome to austin!
Thanks! Nice place you got here. I'll try to leave it like I found it. Promise!
I had such a blast yesterday. Met a ton of people from Europe and Asia. Everyone in general has been super friendly. Regarding the merch, I guess there was a delay in shipping or something. Everything should be there today. Can't wait for tonight!
Also, I'm glad I skipped Coachella for this. All of the
things I've grown to hate about that fest doesn't exist here.
Rumors of a girl getting shocked and that's why showers are closed. No genral store that was promised and if you want to leave to get supplies you have you have to pay 7 bucks each time on top of the $21 weekend charge that no one told us about until we were here. This wasn't bothering me yesterday when security was relaxed, but now they are being like thery were at Coachella on Friday. This festival is great inside, but camping is awful. The thing that pisses me off most though is that every concern or complaint is met with the response, "I don't know. That's not my job." Even if you try to enquire about who to talk to you get the same response.
I also saw a headdress today. Shit is not going well