I'm sure there is variance to a jet engine's sound. And it was more than 10 minutes into PE's set. I don't even care for Public Enemy, but when I went to check it out, people couldn't fully enjoy PE because they were befuddled/annoyed at what was happening at the Main stage.
Look, I take MBV's sonic holocaust to be analogous to Warhol's Campbell's soup, that is to say, extremely pretentious and contrived. Except in the case of Warhol, much more original.
Does MBV perform with earplugs? Or do they just subject all the lame fools who are willing to lose their hearing to it? Do people who love MBV even play guitar w/pedals. Because as a member of a band, it's much to easy to create an 'blasting aural landscape', much to easy. Which brings me to my point again, what would have made this a bad show, since its obviously not about musicianship. And please don't say it is about musicianship, because you're really are going to drive me nuts.