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    Best act of the weekend was the barrier of hot dog stands at the end of each night. I hope they do weekend 2 consisting only of hot dogs.

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    1. Todd Terje
    2. Mac DeMarco
    3. Darkside
    4. FlyLo
    5. Les Sins

    So glad they fixed pretty much everything on Sunday. That paired with the acts made for a great fucking day. Terje ending with I Wanna Dance With Somebody was one of my highlights. (did he ever release this? I need it.) We were at the front next to the couple dressed as Inspector Norse. It was crazy. FlyLo and Tycho had the best visuals I saw this weekend, I wish I would have gotten more video of FlyLo especially his new stuff. So glad he played the song with Snoop! Sitting in the arena able to take in the whole main floor during Darkside was great, so glad they opened up the seats. Mac was just an overall fun and well sounding set, first time seeing him and it was great

    Oh and I was able to get free water once we got inside so it was there. This was around 3. tried to get craft beer Sunday night but they were all out. This weekend went by too fast.

    Quote Originally Posted by nuNRG View Post
    Best act of the weekend was the barrier of hot dog stands at the end of each night. I hope they do weekend 2 consisting only of hot dogs.
    Haha this. Saturday night security telling them to leave and not sell was just like them trying to kick us out of the arena before Terje. We shall prevail.
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    My friend said I ran into him by the food trucks after Darkside and I was very drunk. We spoke for about 5 minutes, started walking to Blood Brothers and boom, headfirst into a girl rounding a food truck. She grabs her head, yells "What the fuck?" I mumble a quick "sorry" and continue walking. I have zero memory of this.

    Now that I've had time to think about it I barely saw any music. Lots of half sets, mostly beer drinking and trying to get from stage to stage. I would say I had the best time at Four Tet, Daphni and Darkside.
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    1. The Strokes
    2. Tycho
    3. Flying Lotus
    4. Four Tet
    5. Darkside

    HM: Chet Faker, Mac DeMarco

    Even with the weirdness of it all (including not being able to see Terje) I definitely enjoyed the weekend thoroughly.
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    I'm glad you guys mentioned the sound quality. I hadn't thought about that, and I guess that's because it was so good I had nothing to complain about. Haha. Every set I saw sounded great. Props to the engineers.

    I was able to get a free water around 5 pm yesterday at a small booth just across the walkway from the craft beer area. It was warm but the dude was passing them out like crazy so I'm not complaining. I was bummed about the $3 water as well. When it's $2 at Coachella, I'm happy to tip the vendors $1 on top of that. But I'm not gonna pay $4 per bottle...that just reminds me too much of Woodstock 99. So no tips for them, unfortunately. I wonder where that ball dropped between advertising $2 on the website and it actually being listed at $3, cause it was obviously very organized. Every pre-printed sign was very clear, including big mass beer garden signs. It's like someone forgot to tell all the vendors. But either way, making it free til 6 on Sunday was very thoughtful and made up for that situation on Saturday for sure. Considering how beautiful the weather was, I actually lasted all day on just that one free bottle.

    And yeah Todd Terje was magical. The whole time I felt like I was in the Neverending Story. His set kind of reminded me of Daft Punk. Not his sound, but just in the quality of his production, and how it just kept getting better and better. I went in there hardly knowing his material at all and I had a huge smile on my face for much of his set. A very nice surprise for sure.


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    1. Darkside
    2. The Blood Brothers
    3. Slowdive
    4. Boris
    5. Future Islands

    Like most people have mentioned, Saturday was a complete mess and Sunday was much, much more enjoyable. Part of me doesn't feel like returning next year, but I really do love what this festival is trying to do. At least the logistical changes they made from Day 1 to Day 2 give me some hope about it.

    I had a lot of fun meeting you guys at City Tavern, thanks for the good times.

    Also, what was up with the mix for Deafheaven? The vocals were waaaay too loud and the guitars were almost non existent.

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    1. The Strokes
    2. Darkside
    3. Built to Spill
    4. Slowdive
    5. Grimes

    Future Islands should be in there too, but they blew me away on Wednesday night at the Fonda, and that made a bigger impression on me.

    Great weekend, despite the disappointment of missing Todd Terje and Caribou on Saturday night. Also, when you're constantly alternating from The Lawn to the Main Stage it's totally a drag.
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    1. Todd Terje
    2. Caribou
    3. Darkside
    4. Chet Faker
    5. Tycho

    Hoping all (Darkside excluded) end up on the poster in January
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    Just to clarify, was Todd Terjes "Live" performance with a laptop, or a full band like the video below?


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    Quote Originally Posted by agonz View Post
    1. Todd Terje
    2. Mac DeMarco
    3. Darkside
    4. FlyLo
    5. Les Sins

    So glad they fixed pretty much everything on Sunday. That paired with the acts made for a great fucking day. Terje ending with I Wanna Dance With Somebody was one of my highlights. (did he ever release this? I need it.) We were at the front next to the couple dressed as Inspector Norse. It was crazy. FlyLo and Tycho had the best visuals I saw this weekend, I wish I would have gotten more video of FlyLo especially his new stuff. So glad he played the song with Snoop! Sitting in the arena able to take in the whole main floor during Darkside was great, so glad they opened up the seats. Mac was just an overall fun and well sounding set, first time seeing him and it was great

    Oh and I was able to get free water once we got inside so it was there. This was around 3. tried to get craft beer Sunday night but they were all out. This weekend went by too fast.


    Haha this. Saturday night security telling them to leave and not sell was just like them trying to kick us out of the arena before Terje. We shall prevail.
    Tycho's visuals on that last song? Holllly shiiit. Awesome. Best of weekend. When that ominous dude pushed the enclosing triangle away...damn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by semery526 View Post

    Hoping all (Darkside excluded) end up on the poster in January
    Personally, I hope Darkside return, but it's pretty unlikely.
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    1. Tycho
    2. Mac DeMarco
    3. Real Estate
    4. POTUSA
    5. Future Islands

    The music was very good this year. The vibe of the festival diminished the overall experience and emphasized to me how important the amenities and aesthetics are to the overall enjoyment.

    As chronicled above, Saturday was a shit show. I was a good citizen and walked from the metro station all the way down to Hoover and MLK, which took too much out of this old body such that I was cooked by 9:00 Sunday night. Sunday was better, but by no means 100% enjoyable. It was just too oversold and understaffed. And don't get me started on the maps that had two craft beer areas and lockers over by Figueroa.

    I think this festival has let the genie out of the bottle. Before, it was this quirky little punk+ festival, with Dodger Stadium and the downtown skyline in the background and the metro going right through the grounds. Sure, it was dusty, but at least it was an easy walk from stage to stage but with still very little sound bleed. The food trucks were busy, but not 40-people deep from 5:00 onward. Beer lines were 3-4 people deep at most, as opposed to 10-12 people deep and filled with 21 year olds buying screwdrivers with credit cards. And I miss the comedy too.

    It seems clear to me that FYF went for it this year with two former Coachella headliners, which allowed them to fill the expanded venue, but I was just fine with 2nd and 3rd line headliners. I also think they tried harder on the smaller-font bands in previous years, whereas this year, while they had some good acts at that level (I'm looking at you Twin Peaks), there wasn't the depth of previous years (i.e., there was no Orwells or FIDLAR).

    In sum, FYF has now become just another Festival, probably in that 3rd tier (e.g., Coachella = 1st tier; OSL = 2nd tier), which is sad and will make me definitely think twice if the venue and lineup remain similar next year.
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    my third fyf and by far my least favorite. saw some great performances but the overall shittyness of this year's venue and lack of organization were really hard to ignore. if they don't change locations next year there is a good chance i wont be going to what is usually my favorite show of the summer. anyway, my list...

    1. slowdive
    2. grimes
    3. deafheaven
    4. slint
    5. tycho


    Quote Originally Posted by LickTheLizzard View Post
    It was a totally new festival today, everything was outstanding.
    it was slightly better but i wouldnt go that far. they fixed the line going in and put a band-aid on the arena issue (still poorly done imo) but not much else was different. security were still assholes and wasting their resources in the most stupid ways (and again sunday they had at least 6-10 guards posted on the Lawn stage specifically to catch people smoking weed). it felt like they were used to working sporting events and had never worked a concert in their life. the general layout of the place is still terrible. also they might also want to consider hiring a different company for trash pickup because 95% of the time i saw someone with a broom they were just standing around or talking to coworkers or hiding out in corners or texting on their phones etc. i saw one who was literally sweeping up nothing just to make it look like he was working, like something out of a comedy sketch. i feel like i could have just gotten a job with that company instead of buying a ticket and then get paid to go to fyf.

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    I had some asshat attempt to put a dollar in his own tip jar when handing me back change for my $3 dollar water. It was like they trained everyone working this fest to be a dick.
    my favorite stupid tip sign was at one of the small general store stands they had just past the food/info booths on the right as you walk in. it said "TIPS Because some people SUCK!". i still don't get how these people feel they deserve a tip for doing their job of selling overpriced goods, or how a sign like that is supposed to make me want to tip you.

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    I don't want anyone to pretend that just because it was highly improved on Sunday compared to Saturday that it was still acceptable though.
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    1) DJ Harvey
    2) Jamie XX
    3) Darkside
    4) Flying Lotus
    5) Daniel Avery

    DJ Harvey saved my Saturday. It was my first time seeing him and he did not disappoint. That was probably the best DJ set I've ever seen. Sunday was much better, so many great sets in the arena. Opening the seats was a no-brainer is it's absolutely baffling that the organizers didn't have the foresight to do that from the beginning. I'm really disappointed that I missed Todd Terje but overall I had a blast. They made us work for it, but the music was fantastic so I'm willing to forgive the other bullshit.

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    On a lighter not, Jorge was dancing with this couple during Daphni (while drunk) and thought it was me and Heatehr. When he realized they just doppelgangers, he asked to snap a photo. Pretty fucking funny.

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    It was nice you finally, Jorge, CaseSensitive and Drinkey. My son and I sat with one other very nice boardie and his equally nice friends, but his user name (and real name) drowned in the stout that was 5th on the lineup that afternoon.
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    Nice to meet you too! That was Kreutz you were hanging with, and his first name is Adam. And yes, lots of fun hanging with folks all weekend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brando4n82 View Post
    Just to clarify, was Todd Terjes "Live" performance with a laptop, or a full band like the video below?

    It was just him and a laptop.

    Edit: This is sick, by the way. Thanks for sharing.
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    Terje had synths and sequencers and stuff - he actually is performing the music live, which is pretty amazing.
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    Overall it was pretty fun, but again highlighted that FYF is great at booking bands and terrible at most everything else. Also, how does GV get involved and still manage to muck it up so bad? Did they just let FYF borrow their interns? Pretty much everything that could've been done right, at little or no extra time or effort, was done wrong. Prime example: Craft beer gardens. Supposed to be 2 of them. Only 1. The 1 that actually has craft beer started running out of lots of things pretty early. Instead of crossing off the missing beers on the big chalkboard in front, they did nothing. Meaning every interaction started with "What do you have left" and then the server having to list everything. This really exasperated the lines. Also forcing everyone to walk thru the "Vendor Village" foodtruck area and cross through 60 people-deep food truck lines to get from Main to the other stages was completely moronic. However, the music was totally killer and a ton of great performances.

    1. Todd Terje
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    Edit: Also who's the marketing genius that scheduled Todd Terje, Future Islands and Little Dragon all around the same time? Gotta assume there's a ton of overlap in their fanbases (myself included). Wish I could've seen all three.
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    Party time!


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    1. Flying Lotus/Boris tie
    3. Little Dragon
    4. Slowdive
    5. Darkside
    6. Slint
    7. Angel Olsen
    8. Blood Orange
    9. Presidents of the USA
    10. Blood Brothers
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    So sad I missed Todd Terje and Angel Olsen due to the logistical nightmare that was Saturday. Really hoping they go back to the park next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazykittensmile View Post
    Really hoping they go back to the park next year.
    I'm fairly certain that FYF (nor any of the other fests) will be back at LA State Historic Park. Check out the current plans for the renovation http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/0...e_makeover.php

    I think due to the placement of trees and other park amenities, a festival the size of last year's FYF (which was almost half the size of this years) wouldn't even be possible. They need a big open field (like a polo field) and I don't think this park will work ever again, after the renovation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachb View Post
    Overall it was pretty fun, but again highlighted that FYF is great at booking bands and terrible at most everything else. Also, how does GV get involved and still manage to muck it up so bad? Did they just let FYF borrow their interns? Pretty much everything that could've been done right, at little or no extra time or effort, was done wrong. Prime example: Craft beer gardens. Supposed to be 2 of them. Only 1. The 1 that actually has craft beer started running out of lots of things pretty early. Instead of crossing off the missing beers on the big chalkboard in front, they did nothing. Meaning every interaction started with "What do you have left" and then the server having to list everything.

    .
    They did have 2 craft beer gardens on Saturday, but the one by the arena was switched to a regular garden on Sunday. The main craft beer garden totally ran out of craft beer entirely by 7pm on Sunday too. Annoying.
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    Luckily I only went Sunday. Darkside put on a clinic on how to shine the dark.

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    Saturday was such a fucking buzzkill. I left Slowdive a little early to try and catch the second half of Caribou, and that took about half an hour. Glad they fixed that for Sunday but the festival still felt like one giant clusterfuck. Horrible choice for a venue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    They did have 2 craft beer gardens on Saturday, but the one by the arena was switched to a regular garden on Sunday. The main craft beer garden totally ran out of craft beer entirely by 7pm on Sunday too. Annoying.
    Yeah, I made a weary, sober walk down the ramp expecting to chill with a nice IPA or Hef and was greeted with Shock Top and Stella as my only choices. Disappointed but still thirsty and not wanting to walk back up that ramp weary and sober (let alone walk to the craft beer section that now seemed to be somewhere between Fairfax and La Brea), I reluctantly relented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    They did have 2 craft beer gardens on Saturday, but the one by the arena was switched to a regular garden on Sunday. The main craft beer garden totally ran out of craft beer entirely by 7pm on Sunday too. Annoying.
    Ahh, I only checked the 2nd location on Sunday. Pretty stupid to be running out of craft beer. The guy who ran it owns Tony's Darts Away. What's the downside for him in ordering too much beer? Having to sell it at his bar? Or couldn't they have Goldenroad drop off some extra kegs at some point during the fest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachb View Post
    Also, how does GV get involved and still manage to muck it up so bad?
    Anyone notice that the GV booth was packed up by around 7 each day? It seemed like they wanted to distance themselves completely from this shit show, despite the fact that they (the company, obviously not the interns collecting entry forms) were probably largely responsible for the poor decisions that were made.


    And to everyone who intentionally cut the line, a heartfelt FUCK YOU from my four friends and I, who tried NOT being assholes and spent an extra hour or so in line while everyone who showed up after us decided they were too important to wait.

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