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Old 04-09-2012, 12:27 AM   #46
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Which show did you go to, 7? Setlist.fm at least says Otherside was played at the Orlando gig.
Orlando was too expensive, I drove out to Tampa instead.

Orlando's set was better, but still sucked ass.

Sunrise's set was the best. But I mean... who could predict that?
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:29 AM   #47
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It pissed me off when Minneapolis of all fucking places got such a weird set on leg 3 of Vertigo. It's not that I had any intention of going to that one, but yeah, sometimes good sets get saved for smaller cities.

More often than not though, bands really half-ass it.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:32 AM   #48
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I actually used some leftover scholarship money to buy all of my spring concert tickets, and by going to Tampa instead of Orlando I was able to bring 3 friends with me for the same price that one ticket would've been for Orlando. So naturally I did the former.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:50 PM   #49
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Personally, I don't believe that lineup is real at all, but I'm not going to cry if it turns out to be so.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #50
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Yeah the more I think about it the less exciting it is.

They really need some weight on top. A lot of it.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:08 PM   #51
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Not if you listen to as much music as I do and have heard of 75% of these bands
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:04 PM   #52
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Lollapalooza always achieves excellence in those areas though. They had what... Motion City Soundtrack, Two Door Cinema Club, The Naked and Famous, Explosions in the Sky, Portugal. The Man?, KiD CuDi, what else? last year. But they also hd Coldplay, Muse, and Foo Fighters running the headliners. If that lineup is legit, despite the fact that its really good, it doesn't come close to 2011 and really its because stuff like RHCP, Black Sabbath, and Jack White just don't even come close to Coldplay, Muse, or Foo Fighters.

Excuse any innacuracies, did this from my phone.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:48 PM   #53
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Well, it all comes back to taste. I thought 2011 was a wasteland. So much bland, straightforward indie rock and awful mainstream rap. Foo Fighters were a lame get because where DIDN'T they play that tour? Deadmau5 was a pathetic headliner by all objective criteria (much like Florence would be now), as was Cold War Kids. Then, yeah, they got Coldplay and Muse AND PUT THEM ON THE SAME DAMN NIGHT which made a uh whole lot of sense. That leaves Eminem who I don't personally care for at all, but I'm not going to say it was a bad pickup.

It was the first Lolla I've skipped purely because the lineup was terrible. So yes, to me this lineup is leaps and bounds superior. No huge name like Coldplay, fine, but it's not like Black Sabbath is going to play everywhere and your little brother's birthday party. This will be one of the very few festivals that picks them up.

Literally the only acts I'm disappointed aren't here at the moment are St. Vincent and The Throne. And who knows, maybe the lineup we have now is fake, making the last few pages of discussion moot.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:01 PM   #54
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When its fake and TATE gets announced and you go and you see them and your jaw drops in awe...

I don't know where I'm going with this but yes. It will happen.
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Then, yeah, they got Coldplay and Muse AND PUT THEM ON THE SAME DAMN NIGHT which made a uh whole lot of sense.
Yeah, that would've been a tough choice for me. Bad idea, definitely.

This year's festival is too close to a concert I'm going to a few days later, unfortunately, so I can't go 'cause I want to save all my money for the latter date. Otherwise I'd actually consider trying to get a ticket and go out there, especially if Franz Ferdinand did happen to actually show up on the bill. And there's a few other artists on there that might be of some interest to me as well.

But if they tour again later on their own I can always catch them then.
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No tough choice here. I'd be pissed as hell that I missed Muse, but not a chance I'd ever consider taking Muse over Coldplay. No way.
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For those of you who frequent Lolla, what do you make of the crowds in general? I would be more excited about its presence in Chicago if both Lollas to which I had gone did not have thoroughly atrocious crowds.
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For those of you who frequent Lolla, what do you make of the crowds in general? I would be more excited about its presence in Chicago if both Lollas to which I had gone did not have thoroughly atrocious crowds.
The earlier in the day it is, the shittier the crowd will be, as they may just be waiting around an area for a band they like to take the stage. I assume you'll find that at any festival as large as Lolla.
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Based on my math, you're paying about $9 an act, which is a great deal for many of them. Of course, yeah, the crowds and weather are terrible. You're not paying that $9 for an intimate performance in an attractive venue, certainly.
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Based on my math, you're paying about $9 an act, which is a great deal for many of them. Of course, yeah, the crowds and weather are terrible. You're not paying that $9 for an intimate performance in an attractive venue, certainly.
Eh... in my book you're paying for every act you see, not every act present.
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