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Old 08-04-2013, 03:48 AM   #196
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Wow, really? Did you go in with that attitude can I ask? Their setlists and the way they sound live is pretty exciting and vivacious if you ask me. I've seen neutral observers get really into them.

I've seen plenty of people use that complaint about their recorded music but not live.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:58 AM   #197
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Matt and Kim >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The National

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Wow, really? Did you go in with that attitude can I ask? Their setlists and the way they sound live is pretty exciting and vivacious if you ask me. I've seen neutral observers get really into them.

I've seen plenty of people use that complaint about their recorded music but not live.
Not at all. I went in there knowing The National are a favorite band of mine, but admittedly I was not sure how their music would translate live.

It was filled with as much energy and emotion as possible but I still got sidetracked pretty easily. I knew just about every song. It was hard getting into it but I genuinely felt like taking a nap during the show.

New Order was best of day 1 hands down. Matt & Kim on day 2 (seen them before though) probably. Postal Service were comparable though.

Don't get me wrong I enjoyed The National. I just know if I didn't LOVE them, I wouldn't have been to impressed.
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I hope they didn't play the main stage? Cause I've seen them twice on the main stage of Werchter and while those shows were pretty good; they don't compare to the show I saw in a small venue in June. That probably goes without saying for almost every band but I think even more so for The National.
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I became a fan after seeing them live, without hearing a note of their music beforehand. If anyone goes into a National show expecting it to suck, they are illiterate, as the internet is full of people praising their live performances. As a matter of fact, I'm going to stop because the internet needs another National fan about as much as it needs another Breaking Bad fan.
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I hope they didn't play the main stage? Cause I've seen them twice on the main stage of Werchter and while those shows were pretty good; they don't compare to the show I saw in a small venue in June. That probably goes without saying for almost every band but I think even more so for The National.
At Lollapalooza, the odds of a band NOT being on a main stage are pretty low.

That being said, this is the first time I've seen them scheduled on the MAIN main stage, playing to a sea of Mumford fans. I'm sure it went over like a ton of bricks.
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Down like a lead zeppelin, if you will.

It's a shame that Kendrick wasn't set up on that stage. I would have paid $100 to see the reaction to that.
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Do you mean an outdoor stage with a main stage? Because there's usually just one main stage at the festivals I attend. Of course there's only one outdoor stage so yeah.
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Lolla has two ends of the field, each with a "main" stage.

Then each end also has a side - stage. But, these side stages are almost as big as the main stages, and are basically just staggered main stages so they can have constant music on that side of the field all day. What I'm getting at is the atmosphere would be the same, whether main or side essentially.

Northapalooza's main stage is considered the overall main stage of the entire grounds, and that is where Mumfords were, as well as the NASH, I think.

There are four other stages that are smaller: Perry's, The Grove, BMI and Kidzapalooza. Perry's is basically it's own grounds, though, and is pretty big now. The Grove is the main side stage, that's where Death Grips was to headline. BMI is tiny as fuck and I think you can imagine how big Kidzapalooza is.
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Think the Nash are a mediocre live band is a big time unpopular B&C opinion on par with "Joy Division > New Order, "In Lameblows," and "Cobbler makes a valid point."

It's your opinion and that's fine and I'm not shitting on it, I just get a kick out of someone finally going the other way on one of our sacred cows.
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Couldn't be farther away from my experience of seeing them for the first time a few days ago.
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The time is now.

I'm nearly shaking with giddiness and sleep deprivation.
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Think the Nash are a mediocre live band is a big time unpopular B&C opinion on par with "Joy Division > New Order, "In Lameblows," and "Cobbler makes a valid point."

It's your opinion and that's fine and I'm not shitting on it, I just get a kick out of someone finally going the other way on one of our sacred cows.
It had to be me, right?

Didn't realize I'd get this much of a reaction to be honest. But yes, Mumford followed them up. I didn't stay for that though. I did go strictly for the National (because I am a National fan). I definitely think a smaller stage would've made a huge difference.
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Lolla has two ends of the field, each with a "main" stage.

Then each end also has a side - stage. But, these side stages are almost as big as the main stages, and are basically just staggered main stages so they can have constant music on that side of the field all day. What I'm getting at is the atmosphere would be the same, whether main or side essentially.

Northapalooza's main stage is considered the overall main stage of the entire grounds, and that is where Mumfords were, as well as the NASH, I think.

There are four other stages that are smaller: Perry's, The Grove, BMI and Kidzapalooza. Perry's is basically it's own grounds, though, and is pretty big now. The Grove is the main side stage, that's where Death Grips was to headline. BMI is tiny as fuck and I think you can imagine how big Kidzapalooza is.
Southapalooza is the larger side, my mistake. But it is the side mums and Nash were on.
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