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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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    The cancellation is due to an illness so I kind of feel like a huge jerk for spinning this in a positive way, but looking at the slot where they were schedule to play, this could be a good thing for...
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    The motsunabe noodle (motsunabe = stewed offal, basically) was the second best dish I've ever eaten at this festival. I'm so stoked that they brought it back. You can get it at one of the food booths...
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    There doesn't seem to be any pizza joint in that area. There is a new vendor there that claims to serve "cafe food," so maybe they'll have coffee as well. And there's a pizzeria in Oasis, but I don't...
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    I won't really feel comfortable making predictions about that bridge until someone actually posts a picture on social media. I mean, I used to be confident that Smash will reinstate that bridge, but...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2015

    Silly old me just buys my train ticket when I arrive at Tokyo station on Thursday!



    It's not a tent, you blithering idiot. Anyway, they've announced the food lineup. All I can say is...


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    That's the Kadoya Yoko-cho, one of the food vendors at the festival. It's an izakaya tent, and although they haven't released the food lineup yet, I'm assuming it's going to be located at the parking...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2015

    I'd be down with a meetup. When would be the best time for everyone? 11:30-ish AM on Friday would work best for me, but I realize that might be too early for some of you.

    EDIT: Actually, the...
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    They'll probably just play twice unless it says otherwise. Fuji always has bands playing multiple sets (I think Rafven played like eight times in 2009). I actually think that's one of the cooler...
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    I really hope they sell this T-shirt at Fuji.



    I have no idea. I think everyone here will agree that this is perhaps the worst Fuji Rock lineup ever, but tickets are cheaper this year, and some...
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    Who cares about the addition, let's talk about the no selfie-stick rule.

    (Okay, I don't really care about that either...)
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2015

    So I dug through the 2009 thread to see when we found out about the Killers canceling. I made this post on June 15.



    Pretty much the exact same time of the year. And of course, they managed to...
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    Hall & Oates would completely make my day, but I was of course being facetious. I'm pretty sure they have an exclusivity clause that would prevent them from doing another Japanese show. I mean, Paul...
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    My guess would be Muse pulling double duty. It would be very difficult to book a new headliner-worthy international act this late in the game. They'd have to get a visa too, which I understand can...
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    I'm going to go ahead and blame Smash for that injury.
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    I'm assuming that this is the interview that's referenced in the article, and I'm wondering what version of the interview the writer read, because Hidaka made no such admission. He clearly denies...
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    Good for you.

    I seriously considered selling off my early bird ticket (at below face value if it came to that) and buying a single-day pass for Sunday instead. I could arrive on Saturday evening...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2015

    Sunday is the "strongest" (heavy emphasis on those scare quotes) day, and Saturday wins out over Friday for me because I like Bell & Sebastian a lot.
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2015

    And to add insult to injury, Summer Sonic just got Thom Yorke, Franz Ferdinand/Sparks, Matthew Herbert, Spiritualized etc.
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    I plan on seeing both, but wouldn't they be on a little later at night? I do like the idea of spending Friday night at Naeba Shokudo though, and then catching FF at Green during the down time. Also,...
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    Here is the lineup in all its shittiness. I'm not sure what we've done to deserve this pile of crap.
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    I thought the lineup last year was sub-par, but it looks pretty golden now compared to the piece of poop Smash has dropped on us this year. I am utterly dumbfounded by it.

    A lot of people will...
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    The Gypsy Avalon is situated between the White Stage and the Field of Heaven, when you go up the slope instead of taking the boardwalk. It's a chill location that has its charms, and I guess I look...
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    The Orange Court is no more. Hidaka cited soundbleeds with the Field of Heaven as the reason, which, fair enough it was pretty bad, but why now after the OC has been around for over ten years and...
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    aliceb - I love your positivity, so please forgive me for going all negative, but I need to let this out.

    The rumor mill went on overdrive this weekend amid reports that they've gotten rid of the...
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    The announcements this year have all come at 11AM Friday, and since it's a quarter past 11 right now over here, I guess we'll have to wait until next week for the next underwhelming lineup release?
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    The sad thing is, I don't even have to try. My hopes have been beaten down to a point that working up a semblance of optimism would actually require a lot more mental effort now...
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    Boomtown Rats would be an improvement on this piece of shit lineup.
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    I guess Ash and Owl City are the highlights this time around, so if you like them, congratulations. Me, I'm indifferent so...bleh. I like toe and Charan Po Rantan a lot, but I'm obviously not paying...
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    And to put a more positive spin on this, I bitched and moaned and complained about the lineup in 2014 as well, but I'll be damned if I didn't see some awesome shows that year. Granted, the lineup so...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2015

    I was about to post something along the lines of:



    But you guys have guilted me out of making such a negative remark. Except I kind of did, didn't I? Damnit. Sorry.

    One more tip regarding...
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    Re: Summer Sonic - Tokyo/Osaka

    I'm usually the last person to defend Summer Sonic because, well, a lot of it is indefensible, but I think 2009 actually had a pretty good lineup if you ignore those headliners (and Limp Bizkit...and...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2015

    The Naeba Shokudo stage is only a stage in the evening (it's part of the Naeba Shokudo lounge during the day), and it's located in that thicket of trees between the World Restaurant and the Red...
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    Ha. They're actually a familiar name at rock festivals in Japan, so I don't think most people over here will be taken aback at seeing them in the lineup. I think they've done Fuji before too. I view...
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    Oh yeah, I forgot that you attended Fuji the year he played.

    I saw about thirty minutes of his set in 2012, and I thought he was actually pretty good. Without that experience, I probably would've...
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    Honestly, if I were to remove a headliner to make space for Blur, I'd get rid of Muse not Noel. Although I realize I'm the only guy here who wouldn't mind seeing Noel.

    And I like Blur and would...
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    Everybody who saw him when he last played Fuji (before you or I started going) says that he was a complete asshole, so that might have something to do with it. I'm hoping I can catch him at an early...
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    I'm still holding out hope that it will be Belle & Sebastian at White across from Muse, although I know deadmau5 probably makes more sense. We know that Ride will play the Green Stage before Noel...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2015

    Goddamnit.
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    Well if we're just mentioning random bands we want to see who are free that weekend, this is my contribution. Bring them over, make sure they don't conflict with Ride or Belle & Sebastian, and I'll...
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    I guess I was wrong about deadmau5.
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    I can live with that festival conflicting with Fuji, although admittedly, that probably has more to do with my ignorance than anything else. I only recognize about seven or eight of the acts on that...
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    It's not exciting at all. At least not for me. Two of them are pretty huge though, and I won't blame Smash for booking them in an attempt to get more people to attend the festival.

    They probably...
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    Noel Gallagher also toured Japan earlier in 2012, but that didn't stop Fuji Rock from selling out the day he played...

    The Foo Fighters will be playing the Korean festival as well, so I think it...
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    I urge you guys to keep calm. As upsetting as this may be to many of you, it is simply not worth it to destroy your computer or mobile device over this.

    Are we good now? Composed? Ready to take it...
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    Re: Summer Sonic - Tokyo/Osaka

    I'm probably not the right guy to ask, since I'm in a position where I can just stroll out to the local convenience store and buy my tickets there when they go on general sale. I have no idea how...
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    Re: Summer Sonic - Tokyo/Osaka

    New additions:

    Cody Simpson
    Darlia
    Pretty Vicious
    Wolf Alice
    Nothing But Thieves

    Prodigy got added to Summer Sonic proper in Osaka as well, so depending on how the schedule works out, maybe...
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    Welcome aboard hachi. Can I assume that you're a Fuji Rock regular?

    I had to miss Belle And Sebastian in 2010 because they clashed with Massive Attack. Here's hoping their scheduling will be a...
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    Re: Summer Sonic - Tokyo/Osaka

    I looked it up, and last year it was late March.
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2015

    My Belle And Sebastian prayers have been answered.
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