VIP will still sell out, as most people in the VIP will put more than 2 VIP tickets up their nose each day.
FYF missed the opportunity of a lifetime by not booking Powerman 5000. How the fuck am I supposed to relive my Tony Hawk days.
Still, I'd highly recommend the metro, for ease of service and to avoid any such hassle.
For reference though, when ticketfly sold the Flaming Lips Hollywood Forever two day package last year they sent 2 separate tickets. So many split it with a friend?
Hoping for Desaparecidos LA show since there's a nice little gap between SF date (8/29) & FYF date (9/2 woohoo they're playing the second day).....
there is usually tons of parking between broadway & hill on the little side streets. last year parking was fairly easy although it was still $5 and a 10 minute walk, but way better than wasting time & gas.
worse case scenario, find free parking near a metro station and take the train back and forth.
Just park at Union Station. There is tons of it there and it costs like $7 or something. The fest is one stop over at the Chinatown stop, or you could walk there in about 15/20 minutes and grab a french dip at Philippes on the way.
We payed $5 to park in Little Tokyo and took a 2 minute metro ride. Considering the festival has a metro station hovering above, use it.
Stoked on the lineup. I missed Tanlines at the Echo, hopefully they are on after the sun goes down.
I hope Rhino gets tickets.
A friend of mine made this last night:
FYF Fest 2012 Spotify Playlist
This ain't no middle of the mall shit.
Desaparecidos and Moonface. trip the fuck out on this
Discovery time begins.
I don't know how this happened, but I'd never listened to Give Up the Ghost (nee American Nightmare) before. Wes Eisold is the singer, and you might know him as the main dude in Cold Cave. American Nightmare is really awesome old school-sounding hardcore punk. The albums were released under the name Give up the Ghost due to a lawsuit, so you have to search for them, but man this stuff is awesome.
American Nightmare/GUTG are insane live. I can't recommend them enough. Every show I ever saw was mayhem, in a good way. Watch them, you will not regret it.
thank you bmak
I bought Background Music when it first came out but it never really clicked with me. i was more into the more-black metal influenced metalcore stuff at the time, and AN always felt more "tough guy" to me. i re-listened to it for the first time in many years last night and I liked it more than I remembered, but it does sound really dated to me. The guitar work and overall production is truly a product of the hugely burgeoning hardcore scene of the late 90s/early 2000s. I'm definitely interested in checking them out live if they don't have a major conflict though. It will be a total timewarp for me. Maybe I'll bust out some of those old hardcore dancing moves.
Last year I was able to park like 4 blocks from the fest on the street for free and just walk. Don't know if I was just lucky or if this is normal. But I won't assume I'd be able to do the same again.
Friday: Outkast, The Knife, The Replacements, Broken Bells, Girl Talk, Haim, Bryan Ferry
Saturday: Lorde, Empire of the Sun, Fatboy Slim, Nas, Kid Cudi, Sleigh Bells, CHVRCHES, Mogwai, Bombay Bicycle Club, Holy Ghost!, The Internet
Sunday: Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel, Disclosure, Chance the Rapper, Starfucker, Superchunk, Poolside
Robert DeLong - The Independent - Jan 28
Mad Caddies - Slim's - Feb 8
St. Vincent - Fox Theatre - March 22