also- i was delighted with the plethora of cabs and public transportation options.
Honestly... we took the bus twice for Optical shows (Nordstrom Music Hall) and walked to and from most of the sets. Oh and then there was the Dinky show and that frisky ride home at 6am. Wooz, that chick is gonna visit me in Colorado this summer. major lulzer
Are these passes the kind that sell out in minutes? Or will I have a few hours to get one? I think I'm going to go!
I purchased mine in July or August last year. On that note- dB 2010 was wildly successful and they've grown exponentially since then. If everyone who attended 2010 does like me and gets 5 new friends to come, this thing will sell out far far before it did last year.
It's settled, I'm getting 2 passes at noon. I take it they'll be $175 after fees and what not?
Last year the regular sale passes were $157 mailed to your doorstep. But they've since changed their ticketing partner and are clearly expanding the festival. I guess we find out how that effects the price in 20 min. I'll bet they're in the $110-120 range.
The Prodigy/Crystal Method and Daft Punk before them were at that sorry excuse for a music venue, the WaMu Theater. That's where they throw really, really shitty raves about three times a year with dudes like David Guetta and PvD headlining. Ick.
Electronic acts to play each venue off the top of my head...
Paramout: Deadmau5 (recetly w/ full rig), Bassnectar (recently), Shpongle
For an idea of the kind of talent dB works with, so far this year they've put on shows featuring: Trentemoller, Mount Kimbie, Carl Craig, Beats Antique, Simian Mobile Disco, Kevin Saunderson, Robert Henke/Monolake, Ramadanman/Pearson Sound, Soul Clap, Wolf + Lamb, and James Blake.
The reason I asked was because I was trying to think of what kind of act or acts would fill those venues but also fits with the db vibe. I'm anxious to find out.
Acts like Leftfield and Aphex Twin would fit the innovative/progressive vibe but I just can't bring myself to believe they're possibilities. Modeseletor/Flylo/Carl Criag to Leftfield is a massive leap. I think the bigger venues will garner more slightly bigger names but ultimately it's the promoters taking a gamble on electronic music's growing popularity. But these are all mildly educated guesses at best.