ya man wtf.
It's fucking neat is what it is
Alabama needs a festival...one that doesn't involve country and southern rock...but thats just because I live here.
No its fucking bullshit.
Outside Lands was a perfect example. Too many festivals that are being thrown together half assed. People want to capitalize on the current trend of destination festivals but half the time its a failure and waste of money. It hurts business because when people have a shitty time at a festival they are less likely to put forth the effort/money to go to another one.
All solid, well run festivals that deserve to stay.
On another note, what festivals do ya'll think won't make it back next year?
Don't forget DEMF in Detroit and Ultra in Miami (as far as strictly-electronic festivals go).
And I pretty much lost all hope of Bang (miami) ever coming back.
I heard Vegoose is done as well...
Vegoose MIGHT return next year. The website hinted that it may be moved to a different time of the year.
From the looks of things, Pemberton may not happen again next year.
Outsidelands is also done. So many bad reviews. I would also say that only Virgin Baltimore is coming back, all other virgin festivals are done.
I feel bad for the people who shelled out all that money to go to a fest like OSL without having experienced something like Coachella or Lolla. It would be awful for someone to get jaded on festivals because of a bad first experience.
seriously, my first festival experience was coachella 07 on saturday.
Rocklahoma MUST return next year
The shittiest festival I've been to was Rock The Bells '07 in SF. The set times were totally off all day and it was very apparent that they were using RATM as a cash grab. There was no money put into any kind of production to make the festival experience enjoyable or run smoothly outside of the music (but I guess that worked out because I just got blazed all day anyway).
Don't forget about All Points West...it was hugely successful and will be even better next year...had to be the best new festival by a wide margin.
APW (sure why not)
One of my best friends went to Outside Lands. That was her first music festival experience. She sent me a text saying "This is awesome! Maybe you're on to something with this music festival shit." So apparently that wasn't a deal-breaker for her. I'm trying to talk her into going to Coachella with us next year. She's more open to it after attending Outside Lands.
And Sushov, my first music fest experience was also the Saturday of Coachella 2007. I've been hooked ever since. I've been to Vegoose, Street Scene, Lolla and Bonnaroo since then. Sbessio is right, Bonnaroo is something you HAVE to check out.
Too many festivals is a bad thing? The more music the better is what i say!
Fuck em, if they throw a shitty festival, it wont last. Survival of the fittest...at least people are putting them together these days, im sure some people had a good time.
If everyone stuck to the same ol shit, then HARD wouldn't have thrown a NYE party, and i wouldnt be having my fucking face melted on Halloween.
LONG LIVE THE FESTIVALS!
Oh, and i wouldnt be going to detour to see the incredibly diverse line up...from Gogol to Adam Freeland.
Kingsblend...dont let outsidelands ruin your hope for the future.
oh, and don't forget, woodstock will also be back next year. this oversaturation isn't finished yet.
there are also smaller festivals such as pitchfork, treasure island, street scene, etc.
I seriously would have died if I had to stand out in that hell hole Glen Helen all day
Woodstock will be a one year only thing though.
I do need to get out to the Roo... but its right-smack in the middle of finals every year!!! A week later and I'd be golden.
I know I wasn't there but I'm still not considering APW a "success" just quite yet. Let's see how it fares next year
Finals in June? Wickity Whack! Fuck school.....but thats always been my motto (which is why I'm soooo far away from completion heehee)
Next year I plan on going to either Bonnaroo or Fuji Rock. It might end up depending on the line up... and what my girlfriend wants to do.
Next year I want to check out Sasquatch, I would love to got to the 'roo and also Lolla, we will see how next year takes me...