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Old 08-09-2009, 06:29 AM   #76
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Will you be attending any DMB concerts in the near future?



Yes, Bros suck, no doubt about that. But hippies or neo-hippies are not cool either. The ideals are admirable, but the fashion and aesthetic? No.
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Will you be attending any DMB concerts in the near future?



Yes, Bros suck, no doubt about that. But hippies or neo-hippies are not cool either. The ideals are admirable, but the fashion and aesthetic? No.
Ugh, no. DMB can go fall in a river for all that I care. Can't stand them. I also don't like granola, for the record, though that's probably a by-product of my wannabe-hippie mom feeding it to us non-stop as a kid.

Agreed. I know plenty of people who think they can still dress like hippies today, but just end up looking ridiculous.
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Sorry to hear that, Mike. Meeting up with you was a presumed highlight of the day (or at least the slower portions). Regardless, I hope your Yankees make a mockery of themselves the same way they've made a mockery of the human race for decades.

Tomorrow:

Friendly Fires
Bat For Lashes
Dan Deacon
Neko Case
Passion Pit
Lou Reed
Deerhunter
Band Of Horses
The Killers

Nice.

Yeah, been up most of the night...worst is definitely over, one the way to recovery but I have like zero energy and spending the day in 90 degree 90% humidity weather with tens of thousands of people aint happening. Hope you guys have a blast, though!
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Too bad they didn't have douchebag seats for Lollapalooza; you could sure use them now.
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Too bad they didn't have douchebag seats for Lollapalooza; you could sure use them now.
If the douche bag seats were air conditioned, with a private toilet, yeah, I'd consider going.
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Nice, all great stories. Good for you for getting those girls kicked out. I'm a female, and I still get pissed at those types of girls who think they can just slink up in front of everybody else, bat their eyes, and pretend nothing just happened.
For what it's worth, I notice a lot more guys doing this than women. The guys aren't giving me cleavage, or anything, but it's the same principle. Although, now that I think about it...wow, I can't believe that this had somehow already faded from my memory. The leader of the two girls I mentioned purposely grabbed my junk, while explaining that they were just trying to get out and, since they omg obv got so turned around, they'd have to stay. She was outlandishly attractive, too...what the hell is going on, these days? I have other, recent stories which I guess I have to share with the usual crew, at some point. Weird.

Anyway, it's usually guys. I can't even count how many times, in the past year, some guy or group of guys has come up and insisted that I take a beer (even more annoying, since I'm straightedge) from their armload, before they set up shop. Ugh. Assholes.
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For what it's worth, I notice a lot more guys doing this than women. The guys aren't giving me cleavage, or anything, but it's the same principle. Although, now that I think about it...wow, I can't believe that this had somehow already faded from my memory. The leader of the two girls I mentioned purposely grabbed my junk, while explaining that they were just trying to get out and, since they omg obv got so turned around, they'd have to stay. She was outlandishly attractive, too...what the hell is going on, these days? I have other, recent stories which I guess I have to share with the usual crew, at some point. Weird.

Anyway, it's usually guys. I can't even count how many times, in the past year, some guy or group of guys has come up and insisted that I take a beer (even more annoying, since I'm straightedge) from their armload, before they set up shop. Ugh. Assholes.
Interesting, my experiences have been with more females doing it than males. Though, if a guy does try to get in front of me, he's much more pushy (usually literally physically pushing or elbowing through) about it, while a girl just tries puppy dog eyes on everyone around.
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YouTube - Los Campesinos - Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheaks (Chicago - Lollapalooza 2009, 8/8/09)
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I'm exhausted.
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Today was...amazing! Now to pass out.
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Now that I've slightly recovered from yesterday:

It's a no-brainer that I'm going to say I loved the Killers, so I'll just skip over that part. The biggest highlight for me was Friendly Fires. I went in knowing maybe two songs by them and came out a huge fan. God, I love when there's saxaphone involved in a live performance, add in the trumpet, and it really adds so much to the atmosphere to me. The lead singer was so energetic, I said something to a friend about thinking he was going to pass out if he kept that up (it was in the high 80s by that point, I believe, if not the 90s) and just a few minutes later he commented on feeling faint, but he just kept on dancing. Anyways, they were great, a favorite of the day for the day for sure.

Big surprise for me was Dan Deacon. Loved Bromst, but did not expect him to be any good live. How wrong I was. There were like 20 people up on that stage with him and the sound was great, imo. The guy got the crowd to do like a conga line around the crowd, it was just a fantastic time. And like I said above, when band instruments get involved in a live performance, I get pretty pumped, and he had a fucking marching band up there with him to play Woof Woof, and it completely won me over.

My only slight disappointment (and I wouldn't even say it was a disappointment, more just a not quite as excited as I was the rest of the day) was Passion Pit. I was just pretty bummed they played so much from the EP, but I think it was mostly just disappointed bias because they didn't play my favorite song .

Um...other than that...Kaiser Chiefs were good, but I don't like their music, so no surprises there, Neko Case was great with the crowd, but I think it was a HUGE mistake that she was on a main stage while Passion Pit was on a side stage. Who else...Bat For Lashes, didn't get to see all of their set, but did get there for the two songs I know best (What's A Girl to Do and Daniel) and they were great, though the daytime is not the best atmosphere for their music.

Anyways, wonderful, WONDERFUL day, and I am quite tired still, but so glad I did it.
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Sunday was awesome. I would rank my top 5 for the day as follows:

1. The Killers
Hardly my favorite band here, but they have improved just that much as a live act. I hate Sam's Town, but damn if they haven't figured that album out live. Best performance of For Reasons Unknown I've ever seen. Every track from Hot Fuss drew the crowd mad. The Day & Age material seemed a bit flat to me, though Human was a tidy improvement over the album version, and it was fantastic hearing Joyride.

2. Friendly Fires
I didn't know a single note of their music going in, and I'm glad for it, as the surprise they delivered was immense. The only thing I wish is that experiencing them live could have happened ages ago. That was one incredibly energetic, sharply-performed set. Got to check their album out ASAP.

3. Passion Pit
Frustratingly short, EP-heavy set aside, I had a great time. I honestly did not expect them to be any good live, particularly in the vocal department, but I have no complaints about the performance itself whatsoever. Ashley is dead on about the idiocy of placing them on such a small stage. They needed video screens.

4. Dan Deacon
While Friendly Fires was likely the biggest surprise of the show for me, Dan Deacon was a close second. Just a fucking blast, great crowd participation, great music. Had I seen his entire performance, he would have been placed even higher, I suspect. I thought it was going to be a mess, but I was certainly proven wrong here.

5. Lou Reed
He fucked around with us for a good 20 minutes (is he incorporating Metal Machine Music into the set?), showed up late and fucked up lyric after lyric. Do I care? No. It's THE LOU! we're talking about here. He delivered one electric, highly badass performance after another, culminating in I'm Waiting For The Man, which was raw power.

Wish I could have seen more of Neko Case's set. Loved Middle Cyclone, and she was very charming. Bat For Lashes is great, but her music simply doesn't work outdoors, in broad daylight (though, I must say, Daniel was amazing). Lolla '09 wasn't the three-day long hipster eargasm Lolla '08 would have been for me, but that was a fantastic time all around. The weather was hardly ideal, but it was pretty great by 6:00 or thereabouts.
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A friend of mine lost her cell phone at Lolla last night...Security helped her and her friends comb the floor for it...no luck....kept calling it....finally some teenager over at the Bean answered at like midnight and was all "I have your phone"....they went to meet him there, but he was gone. Called him again and he had moved to another place. They went there. He was gone. He had moved again. They called again and asked if he coul maybe just stay in place. He did, then turned down a cash reward.

While this was going on, I was probably vomiting.
Thanks for not being as descriptive about your evening. I should just have the fucking thing duct taped to my hand.

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Now that I've slightly recovered from yesterday:

It's a no-brainer that I'm going to say I loved the Killers, so I'll just skip over that part. The biggest highlight for me was Friendly Fires. I went in knowing maybe two songs by them and came out a huge fan. God, I love when there's saxaphone involved in a live performance, add in the trumpet, and it really adds so much to the atmosphere to me. The lead singer was so energetic, I said something to a friend about thinking he was going to pass out if he kept that up (it was in the high 80s by that point, I believe, if not the 90s) and just a few minutes later he commented on feeling faint, but he just kept on dancing. Anyways, they were great, a favorite of the day for the day for sure.

Big surprise for me was Dan Deacon. Loved Bromst, but did not expect him to be any good live. How wrong I was. There were like 20 people up on that stage with him and the sound was great, imo. The guy got the crowd to do like a conga line around the crowd, it was just a fantastic time. And like I said above, when band instruments get involved in a live performance, I get pretty pumped, and he had a fucking marching band up there with him to play Woof Woof, and it completely won me over.

My only slight disappointment (and I wouldn't even say it was a disappointment, more just a not quite as excited as I was the rest of the day) was Passion Pit. I was just pretty bummed they played so much from the EP, but I think it was mostly just disappointed bias because they didn't play my favorite song .

Um...other than that...Kaiser Chiefs were good, but I don't like their music, so no surprises there, Neko Case was great with the crowd, but I think it was a HUGE mistake that she was on a main stage while Passion Pit was on a side stage. Who else...Bat For Lashes, didn't get to see all of their set, but did get there for the two songs I know best (What's A Girl to Do and Daniel) and they were great, though the daytime is not the best atmosphere for their music.

Anyways, wonderful, WONDERFUL day, and I am quite tired still, but so glad I did it.
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Sunday was awesome. I would rank my top 5 for the day as follows:

1. The Killers
Hardly my favorite band here, but they have improved just that much as a live act. I hate Sam's Town, but damn if they haven't figured that album out live. Best performance of For Reasons Unknown I've ever seen. Every track from Hot Fuss drew the crowd mad. The Day & Age material seemed a bit flat to me, though Human was a tidy improvement over the album version, and it was fantastic hearing Joyride.

2. Friendly Fires
I didn't know a single note of their music going in, and I'm glad for it, as the surprise they delivered was immense. The only thing I wish is that experiencing them live could have happened ages ago. That was one incredibly energetic, sharply-performed set. Got to check their album out ASAP.

3. Passion Pit
Frustratingly short, EP-heavy set aside, I had a great time. I honestly did not expect them to be any good live, particularly in the vocal department, but I have no complaints about the performance itself whatsoever. Ashley is dead on about the idiocy of placing them on such a small stage. They needed video screens.

4. Dan Deacon
While Friendly Fires was likely the biggest surprise of the show for me, Dan Deacon was a close second. Just a fucking blast, great crowd participation, great music. Had I seen his entire performance, he would have been placed even higher, I suspect. I thought it was going to be a mess, but I was certainly proven wrong here.

5. Lou Reed
He fucked around with us for a good 20 minutes (is he incorporating Metal Machine Music into the set?), showed up late and fucked up lyric after lyric. Do I care? No. It's THE LOU! we're talking about here. He delivered one electric, highly badass performance after another, culminating in I'm Waiting For The Man, which was raw power.

Wish I could have seen more of Neko Case's set. Loved Middle Cyclone, and she was very charming. Bat For Lashes is great, but her music simply doesn't work outdoors, in broad daylight (though, I must say, Daniel was amazing). Lolla '09 wasn't the three-day long hipster eargasm Lolla '08 would have been for me, but that was a fantastic time all around. The weather was hardly ideal, but it was pretty great by 6:00 or thereabouts.

I'm glad that our paths finally crossed. You two should know how awesome you are, and you make a presh couple. I had a lot of fun with you both. Thanks for introducing me to badass music!
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