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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2017

    Hi Joyrider,

    Glad to hear that you're considering doing Fuji. Here's a page in English that has all the pricing info. I think it's one of the most expensive music festivals of its kind in the...
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    Yeah, I meant to type Bonobo of course, not Bonobos.

    The lineup for the previous year's edition of Asagiri Jam used to be a decent source of hints, as they usually contained a few acts that would...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2017

    Let's make this game a little more challenging by specifying which days the Green subheadliners and the White headliners will play:

    Aphex Twin day
    Green sub: The xx
    White headliner: QOTSA
    ...
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    I generally dislike the Red Marquee, so I don't know if that would be a best-case scenario for me. (Although I'll grudgingly admit that Broken Social Scene put on an amazing show there in 2010.) I'm...
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    I feel about Green Day the same way I felt about RHCP last year. Not really a fan, but don't hate them enough to be angry if they get booked. At least we'd get a headliner who's never played Fuji...
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    Yeah, it was before I started going.

    We're all assuming that QOTSA will eventually pull out, right?
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    And here's the official poster:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4RMynPUcAErRoN.jpg

    I kind of feel like they blew their load early, and it'll be downhill from here. But I'm going to enjoy this...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2017

    I actually don't think this is that bad:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4RJ6RzUcAAIMUt.jpg
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    Looks like they'll be announcing the first set of acts tomorrow.

    I don't know if there's anyone reading this who's thinking of doing Fuji Rock for the first time, but if there is, here's a piece...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2017

    I still think Fuji Rock will have a crappy lineup, but this will give us something to feel a little better about. "At least it's not Summer Sonic."
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2017

    LOL

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3kbHYEVcAAVif5.jpg:large
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2017

    It looks like Kasabian and Justice also won't be playing Fuji. They just keep recycling the same artists over and over again. Good thing Fuji Rock never does that, right?
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    Yeah, it'll be coming out today. I want to say it'll probably be around noon, because that's when they usually announce these things, but they've been dropping hints at like 5PM over the past few...
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    This kinda looks legit, but I'll guess we'll find out tomorrow.

    https://twitter.com/naginagiorigin/status/826413586293481473

    I really don't want to go to Summer Sonic this year, so I'll be...
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    Summer Sonic's doing this stupid thing again where they sort of announce the acts that are playing, but sort of don't. To be fair, Fuji did a similar thing last year, so I guess both fests are...
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    There is no doubt in my mind that the lineup will suck. None whatsoever. The questions is: will it be 2016-level suck, or 2015-level suck? If it's 2016-level, we can work with that. I had an absolute...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    So. Random thoughts about this year's edition of Fuji Rock:

    -I have to admit, when I first found out that Sigur Ros were one of the Green Stage headliners, I thought: "Really?" But they were...
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    I was planning on seeing Leon Bridges anyway, but yeah, that really sucks.

    But. Having said that. I'm starting to get excited for this thing. I can't help myself.
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    It's nice how that timetable, unlike the official one that Smash posts, allows us to see all the stages without scrolling from left to right, isn't it? It's almost as if she realizes that people want...
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    You can thank (blame?) Beck for that. According to this interview with Hidaka, Beck specifically asked for his set to end early because he wanted to get back to Tokyo that night.

    As for who will...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    LOL at where they put Babymetal. Yeah, the bands playing before and after them make a lot of sense.

    The All Night Fuji being at the Cafe de Paris is also kind of...interesting?
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    Rovo are always welcome in my book, although, admittedly, it's hard to get excited about them when they play Fuji every other year.

    I have no earthly idea where they're going to put Babymetal -...
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    They only released one studio album, the aforementioned センチメンタル通り, so that's the one you want, although I'm not sure how available it is online. I looked them up on Tidal, and they only had that...
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    With regards to the previous conversation about the Avalanches possibly being a Red Marquee headliner, it occurred to me that Babymetal could also fill that spot. I mean, they'd stick out like a sore...
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    This announcement actually really made my day. センチメンタル通り is one of my favorite Japanese albums from the 1970s. I mean, they're basically old geezer music at this point, but I don't care; I'm legit...
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    Re: Summer Sonic 2016

    http://north2.eplus.jp/sys/main.jsp?uji.verbs=GLBW04_Init&uji.id=glbw04&uji.bean=L.apl.web.JOALA20301Bean&faqId=00001631&faqIdEda=09&ZScreenId=GLBW03

    Yeah, so eplus's website explicitly says that...
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    Re: Summer Sonic 2016

    You can buy them online until May 27 through e-plus or Lawson Tickets, two major ticket agencies. Problem is, you need to sign up with them, and I'm not sure you can do that unless you have a...
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    Re: Summer Sonic 2016

    I haven't gone in a while so maybe it's different now, but there was a shuttle bus that takes you from Makuhari Messe (the convention center that houses the Mountain Stage, Sonic Stage etc.) to the...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    Just for future reference, I'd like to point out that "complain less about it in the future" does not mean "stop complaining absolutely." There remains a lot to complain about, and I'll still need to...
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    Can we all agree that this year's lineup is significantly better than last year's? That's probably not saying much, but sometimes lowering your expectations can be a good thing for your mental...
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    I saw The Album Leaf play at the (now-defunct) Shibuya AX once, and I thought they were pretty good. And I'm trying to remember whether or not I saw them at the (also now-defunct) Metamorphose...
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    I'm seriously considering not going this year. You know, voting with my wallet and everything.

    Thankfully, I haven't bought tickets yet. Only problem is - I already promised a friend that I'll...
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    Babymetal? Seriously?

    This festival has officially gone down the shitter.
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    Not gonna lie - I wouldn't mind seeing Southern Culture On The Skids (are they even still around?).
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    Maybe they really did have someone huge lined up, but if fell through at the last minute, resulting in Sigur Ros being promoted to Green headliner. Them being the big headliner certainly caught most...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    Beck
    Explosions In The Sky
    The Heavy
    Lee "Scratch" Perry
    Sophie

    Pretty underwhelming...
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    Oh man, I'd be totally down with seeing fat Axl Rose doing fat Axl Rose things. I agree with others that they'd be a much more natural fit at Summer Sonic, but you never know.
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    Looking at that lineup, is it wishful thinking to believe that they might bring the Orange Court back? There's just too many acts in there that would be a perfect fit there, and it's not like they...
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    Yeah, if you look through last year's thread, the collective outrage and disappointment emanating from all of us will probably seem comical. I personally wasn't that big a fan of 2014 either, but...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    You and your British spellings again.

    Sigur Ros is probably a White headliner, so if they schedule them on the same day as RHCP, that would work nicely for me. I'm hoping Squarepusher is White as...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2016

    I don't think your expectations were low enough. This is an improvement over last year.
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    Given how low my expectations were, I'll take this as a win.
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    It's still possible that one of the headliners is RHCP and the other two are new to the festival though (I'm not sure I'd buy Sigur Ros being a Green headliner).
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    Needless to say, this should be taken with a grain salt: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ca25bTgVAAEIlAs?format=pjpg&name=large

    Someone also suggested that the second line might be Green Day instead...
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    Can any of you discern any difference in the font size? Namely, does the top line seem larger than the other lines to any of you? It looks all the same to me, and I'm wondering if they've gone back...
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    https://twitter.com/fujirock_jp/status/697238674702864384

    So, does this mean that the first announcement will happen on Friday? I will be waiting with very low expectations.
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    That kind of weirdness is par for the course for Summer Sonic though...
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    I came here to post that Summer Sonic lineup, but was beaten to the punch. I might have to go to SS this year.

    As for Fuji, I'm still miffed about last year's lineup, but, much as I hate to admit,...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2015

    I've been swamped by work ever since getting back and haven't had time to do any writeup of Fuji Rock this year. Anyway, it was nice meeting you guys (the ones I did get to meet at least) - meeting...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2015

    This might be useful for anyone who will be using their phone at the festival. You can download the timetable in PDF format, and you want to click on the ones that say "携帯版" for the versions that are...
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