"Mr. Toad's Wild Aidz."
Fri: LCD Soundsystem, M83, Underworld, the Kills, FOALS, the Last Shadow Puppets, Joey Bada$$, BORNS, Miami Horror
Sat: Guns N' Roses, Ice Cube, CHVRCHES, Courtney Barnett, Run the Jewels, the Arcs, Gary Clark Jr., Silversun Pickups, Lush, Moon Taxi, DMA's
Sun: Major Lazer, Flume, Rancid, Miike Snow, Edward Sharp, Matt & Kim, Cold War Kids, Wolf Alice, Anderson Paak, Joywave, the Heavy, Meg Myers
setlist weekend two?
I was sadly disappointed. Mangum in '12 was enough for me. I don't know what I was expecting, but this was really no different. It was a bit slow and the fans sucked. Mangum looked like a hobo and I had to stand next to four Mexican girls who didn't speak a lick of English, let alone knew who the fuck they were seeing. Snore fest, had to stop myself from drifting off.
It was far from a snorefest if it was something you were truly looking forward to it. It's not a set I would bring someone that has never heard them though.
I brought my fiancee who was less than impressed by them on album and it turned out to be in her top ten of the weekend. Granted we had some mushies, but she said it was beautiful and would like to see them again if we get a chance.
you are soooooooo good lookin
This was a very different crowd than Jeff Mangum in 2012, which was pretty much all NMH fans. Here, half the people were camped out to rush the stage for Lana, decked out in flower headdresses and blabbing the whole time. Even after Jeff politely requested everyone to put away their phones and camera, the snotty little girls continued doing so and trying and failing to get a connection to their Instagram app. It wasn't bad for the first 2/3 of the set, but after that, I eventually had to just leave early because of people pushing forward for Lana.
They were SO dissapointing.
I loved their set. I found it moving. I love how he did not want photographs and camera phones, and there were no photographers out there for the first three songs. By the way, I got their setlist, the only one handed out for week 2.
This is as close to the weekend two setlist in order that I can remember...
King of Carrot Flowers
In the Areoplane Over the Sea
Ferriswheel On Fire
Two Headed Boy
Song Against Sex
Two Headed Boy pt 2
I am SOOOO happy that I went to the Fox show before Coachella because I wouldn't have seen Naomi, Oh Comely, or Baby for Pree. Same with The Knife, the Fox show was essential to see Full of Fire, Wrap Your Arms Around Me and Ready to Loose.
This is my setlist from the Fox NMH show:
I was really disappointed with their set Weekend 1 as well. The sound was muddled, after the first few songs the band seemed to check out, and the Lana Del Rey crowd was annoying. Jeff Mangum solo in San Diego last year was way better.
Born to Die
Young and Beautiful
Gods N Monsters
Million Dollar Man
Engine was a great closer for the sunset. I loved their set, but I can see how it was dissapointing. I was close to the front, and there was a hefty amount of Lana fans. Before NMH started, one guy was pushing through everyone saying "move it, im here for Lana", which is the worst thing you can say in this situation, and then a guy stopped him and talked to him about why he wasn't gonna let him through and all the NMH fans started making fun of this guy (the one pushing) because he didn't know what kind of music they were. When he asked if they were anything like CHVRCHES i told him that they were, in fact, a CHVRCHES cover band. the dude had his hands over his ears for half of the set, while he couldn't do that for the other half due to his hands being preoccupied with instagram. You can't let a crowd totally ruin a set, but he definitely hindered it a little bit. Nonetheless, the band played amazing. Was Ruby Bulbs/Snow Songs new? I'd never heard it before but it was great.
I have done more thinking about NMH in the past 10 days than i did in the 10 years preceding the WK1 set. and for some reason the song I've become particularly fixated on is Oh Comely, which they didn't even play at Coachella. There's such a strong Astral Weeks- or St Dominic's Preview-era Van Morrison thing going on with that song.. not in any kind of imitative way, not at all, but more like they were channeling the same spirit or something. This was a connection that had never even crossed my mind before.
I loved this set-and respect the no phones thing. However all those teens pushing in for Lana del Rey got to me-they had no interest in NMH on stage !