Rumors of a girl getting shocked and that's why showers are closed. No genral store that was promised and if you want to leave to get supplies you have you have to pay 7 bucks each time on top of the $21 weekend charge that no one told us about until we were here. This wasn't bothering me yesterday when security was relaxed, but now they are being like thery were at Coachella on Friday. This festival is great inside, but camping is awful. The thing that pisses me off most though is that every concern or complaint is met with the response, "I don't know. That's not my job." Even if you try to enquire about who to talk to you get the same response.
I also saw a headdress today. Shit is not going well
crazy first year of this stuff. couple of years ago we had it in the power plant. major growing pains. but hopefully next year it stays at the same level, but works the kinks out.
Once again, a great time was had. My two buddies and I really enjoyed this one the most out of the last three. Being outdoors helped with the atmosphere, and we didn't have any issues. (since we didn't camp or take the shuttle) I took a bunch of pictures and videos, and will be finally uploading them tonight, so I'll share with you guys.
What was your favorite set of the festival??
Mine would probably be the Black Ryder in the rain... was right up against the stage and loving every second of that downpour. It made my Nikon useless for about 18 hours, but it was worth it.
Oh man, this is so hard to answer. The only act I saw that wasn't very good was Billy Gibbons and the Moving Sidewalks. Anyway, my top three are Deerhunter, the Black Angels, and Warpaint. Warpaint improved 10 fold from the last time I saw them (which was also quite good). The guitarist closing solo with "Baby" was amazing. The King Khan and BBQ show were also really good. I had so much fun dancing during their set.
Kaleidoscope was one of the those bands I didn't expect much from but completely blew me away. I was expecting something minimal/experimental for some reason, but it was more 60's psych-Brit pop. The rain falling during "The Sky Children" turned into one of those quintessential festival moments for me. It was really quite the spectacle.
Man or Astro Man? were also unexpectedly awesome. I've always dug their music, but their live show was incredible.
Acid Mothers Temple
So, this isn't on the line-up but it sounds awesome:
Masaki Batoh (of Tokyo's masterminds Ghost) is bringing his experimental project Brain Pulse Music to AUSTIN PSYCH FEST. As the name implies, the project utilizes brain waves to create music, which on his 2012 album, was combined with traditional Japanese music, creating a prayer/requiem for the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake.