fucking loved that day
i'd be curious to hear who both of u saw..without looking at the poster the only memories i really have are of faith no more and bassnectar, and missing most of les claypool & z-trip running back and forth. i remember being the lighter of the three days
Besides, I don't think any DP fan from the Homework era wore skinny jeans or wore black rimmed lensless glasses to begin with, try again moron. The average post-Discovery DP fan don't even know who DJ Sneak is and are likely to cite Afrojack and Deadmau5 as one of their favorite artists, thereby lumping them with DP.
Homework-era fans don't shit on the foundations of the scene like the majority of the post-Discovery fans do. Sorry if that's a tough pill to swallow for you.
August 15 - Metz
September 1 - Gwar
September 14 - GY!BE
September 19 - Chelsea Wolfe
September 20 - Titus Andronicus
September 25 - Kraftwerk
October 1 - The Zombies
October 13 - Autechre
October 14 - Ghost
October 28 - Mastodon
October 30 - Marilyn Manson
November 7 - Mayhem/Watain/Rotting Christ
March 24 - David Gilmour
Must be mad, right menik?
The Sports Arena show sold out in about an hour, without a new album to support, based on hype from one performance that probably 8000 people saw a year before.
Had they played a larger capacity venue in Los Angeles the number would have been much higher obviously.
The hype has done nothing but grow. Everyone knows who they are now.
They could easily fill Staples if they announced dates there today.
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Btw, the only US festivals they've headlined were Lollapalooza '07, at which they took a slot held the previous year by Ween, and second-tier Vegoose '07 (half the size of Coachella) and Bang Music Festival '06 (alongside such top headliners as Modest Mouse and Duran Duran). The year prior they subbed at Coachella on the strength of a record that, live and soundtrack work aside, they have yet to follow-up.
Ultra as well, although I agree that I wouldn't really count that. But seriously, it's a silly argument to make. At each of those festivals people lost their fucking minds at what they saw. I didn't even like the bastards and what they did won me over completely, not just visually but musically as well. They have tremendous name recognition and now as a result of those shows they have a ton of recognition as a rare live act. I wasn't at Lolla but from what I heard the crowd was pretty thick, dude.
So Mr Knows A Lot, who is the third headliner in this horrible nightmare timeline you're advocating?
Seriously, let's hear about your third headliner. If you're gonna act like you know this lineup back and forth and its every little detail, then back it up and add some depth to what you're saying.
Scarcity value plus the fact that EDM in general has blown the fuck up since DP last toured and elevated the entire genre in terms of fetsival draw, equals Daft Punk could headline any goddamn festival on earth right now, new material or not. Every festival worth a shit is going to throw an obligatory call to DP every year until they return, and will offer the moon (including a headline slot...not just the Tiesto/SHM late night closer slot) to get them.
You're embarrassing yourself by completely misreading the Skrillex/SHM younger fan base as well. Most of them have heard of DP simply by word of mouth, and even the ones that haven't will queue up to see them just based on the mythological/legend status they now have (whether you think they deserve that status is another issue entirely).
Didn't they also do the festival in London in front of like 60k in Hyde Park or something?
Oh, you, average lineup-obsessed messageboarder, speak for the tens of thousands of know-nothings who only know SHM because they saw them at EDC, a brand they know, got it.