I wasn't only saying APW wasn't great because of Radiohead alone, it was nice, but not great. Plus the amount of acts is FAR less, leaving nothing to do when all stages have terrible bands on them.
I stil can't believe Kings of Leon were the band that played before Radiohead one night. Puketastic.
I wonder why Metric did a signing at APW but not at Coachella. Lame panda. But then again, I did meet Emily Haines at the Viper Room...
4/8 Ride @ The Roxy, 4/10 St. Vincent @ The Cosmopolitan, 4/14 Barry Manilow @ Staples Center, 5/2 Desert Daze, 5/8-10 Levitation, 5/16 The Juan Maclean @ The Regent, 6/10 Emmy the Great @ Hotel Cafe, 6/12 Emmy the Great @ Hotel Utah
Kings of Leon sound like they should be on tour with 3 Doors Down and Nickelback and all those other bland rock bands.
The last time I saw Blur was Failed Day Fest 03 in Jersey the main stage went:
For those of you who don't know, there is a long story that goes behind this lineup, which also included Beck before BBs but he injured himself during Underworld's set and had to cancel leaving Radiohead with a 2.5 hour set. Not to mention the fact it was supposed to be a 2 day festival in Long Island whose original lineup included The Roots and Sigur Ros, but was then cancelled due to a lack of permit 20 hours before day 1. To add insult to many injuries, it also happened to be one of Eliott Smith's last major gigs, and he was scheduled on a crappy stage at a crappy time so I missed him and it rained for 12 hours.
However, all of the bands were painfully aware of what we had gone through so they all put on amazing performances.
Last edited by FakePlasticMe; 01-05-2009 at 01:23 PM.
You missed Elliott Smith? Damn. What was the conflict?
It was at crappy Giants Stadium, so they had 2 stages setup really far from one another and you had to go through security between stages. Smith was ending about 2 minutes before Radiohead began and we were too wedged into the Radiohead crowd to get a good spot. It ended up being an amazing show at least, but Elliott Smith!
yeah, i've only seen that movie once. pretty funny though.
and these "nobody remembers" arguments really confuse me. coachella is made up 95% of bands that north america has either forgotten, or never have and never will pay attention to.
Yeah, it's why the creep band sells out bigger venues and festivals than mainstream superstars like nickelback or Kelly clarkson
Edit: Resending this comment because most of the US have never listened to the first two CD's, and alot of people know Blur and know WOOOHOOO
Portishead = that nobody loves me band
Blur = that whoo-hoo band
Verve = that bittersweet symphony band
Coldplay = that one shitty band
The Smiths = that how soon is now band
NIN = that fuck you like an animal band
Beck = that loser guy
Pink Floyd = that hey teacher leave them kids alone band
obv, this is ridiculous, Coachella = a hundred acts that almost nobody outside Coachella fans usually give a shit about, and that's what makes it the best festival in the world. Period.
can we all just move on now?
Last edited by Xenocide; 01-06-2009 at 01:02 AM.
Blur would be great. Plain and simple. If they take a backseat (if they play, that is) to The Killers there is no god.
Anyone else have the great lineup poster from 04 where The Killers are practically last billed, in tiny font? Those were the days...
Do you remember how bad the Beastie Boys were?...its like they had no idea what their songs sounded like.....
I missed Elliot Smith as well.... I hear he played at the top of a stair well or something.....
oh yeah and it was pouring all day and was like 45 degrees in the middle of June.