Greatest entrance ever.
Greatest entrance ever.
I filmed part of that, it was great. And where is all the audio bootlegs from the webcast? I wanna listen to Grizzly Bear and Beirut again.
Looking for M83 (who were fucking INCREDIBLE, I might add), Beirut and FLips boots too. If you find them, please PM me, supre. Great pics, too.
Pharoahe Monch is one ugly dude.
Picture and review time:
So we left around 1 pm Thursday afternoon and arrived around 7 pm. Traffic as usual sucked getting into the city (took an hour) but once we were in it was easy to get around. It was my best friend's birthday Friday but we decided to go out for a good meal on Thursday night since we'd be at the festival the rest of the weekend. So we went to a steakhouse that I can't remember the name of now but there were these 32 oz rib-eyes that were the best steaks any of us had ever had
We ended up bar hopping and then went to bed.
We wondered the city during the day went to the Art Museum, then over to Grant Park (lolla grounds) which is way bigger than I remember, then to the lake.
Then on to the festival where Tortoise was playing first. Tortoise was a very tight live band and played everything I wanted to hear. I was a little worried at first I would get bored during their set but I didn't it was just really good post rock and a nice mellow way to start off the night.
Yo La Tengo we just kinda sat back and watched while we ate and drank beer which much to my dismay was now 5 dollars instead of 3 like last year. Still a decent deal when compared to Coaachella prices.
Yo La Tengo (7/10)
It started to rain while we were waiting for the Jesus Lizard to start which got me excited because singing "Seasick" in the rain seemed like a good time, but it stopped by the time they hit the stage. This was my most anticipated set of the weekend and they did not disappoint it was the best set of the weekend for me. Even though they were probably the oldest people there this weekend they easily had the most energy David Yow spent a good time of the set in the crowd. They played an amazing set, everything anyone wanted to hear they did.
The Jesus Lizard (10/10)
After The Jesus Lizard we were all beat so we just sat back for Built To Spill. I'm really not a huge fan of them but after seeing them live I may have to go back and listen again. Sounded really tight like they had been playing together for a long time and according to my buddy Dan who is a big fan played quite the setlist.
Built To Spill (6/10)
We went to the Fucked Up aftershow later that night at this really interesting venue called Subterranean this place was really dark and dingy but had a neat observation deck from the second floor. That's where we were the opening bands for Fucked Up were awful and all sounded the same but I guess that's how Punk goes. Thank goodness Fucked Up was much better and while not a huge fan of the music the stage presence was great
Fucked Up (7/10)
Me and the statue above the stage
Saturday and Sunday later...
I try my best..