Worst ever festival line up?

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This may not fit the thread topic, as they're all good bands, but I don't really think of any of these headliners (the familiar acts listed on first four lines) as having fans in common?: https://pasadenadaydream.com/

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Thursday, 25 July 2019 00:34 (one year ago) link

The first 2 played together 30 years ago, too bad L&R isn't around anymore:


Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 25 July 2019 04:10 (one year ago) link

this probably would have been canceled because of the heat anyway


maura, Thursday, 25 July 2019 04:31 (one year ago) link

I don't really think of any of these headliners (the familiar acts listed on first four lines) as having fans in common?

The Cure and Pixies are two enormously popular indie bands of the late 80s and early 90s; I'd be more surprised at people who liked the work of one and had active antipathy toward work of the other of the same period.

Robert Smith famously hired the Deftones' producer for one of their two 21st century albums, and even signed to his own label for it (to be fair to you, the Cure's bassist hated the experience, the person, and the record), and booked the band at Meltdown last year.

And the Cure took Mogwai as one of the mainstage headliners on their touring Curiosa festival - both bands play long, dirgey-but-developing-and-dynamic guitar-driven music, so surely plenty of people are capable of enjoying both (hello!).

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:13 (one year ago) link

Ok, “uncle”! Lol

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:27 (one year ago) link

Lol is your uncle?!

(the Deftones connection doesn't work for me either, but even if Robert's the only Cure fan who likes 'em, there's plenty of precedent by now!)

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:32 (one year ago) link

The Pixies and Cure feel to me like they occupy (obviously) adjacent but largely separate universes (like, I’ve never personally known anyone who was a big fan of both) — but that Dodger Stadium bill does seem to make sense in context (Love and Rockets feels like a link between the two).

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:35 (one year ago) link

I'd be more surprised at people who liked the work of one and had active antipathy toward work of the other of the same period.

I live only 15min away from the venue and would probably go to this, but I've consistently been anti-Pixies over the years. I was at that Dodger Stadium show and skipped most of their set.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:43 (one year ago) link

i was also at the Dodger Stadium show, Shelleyan Orphan was also on that bill. see The Cure: Classic or Dud? for my night.

c'mon morrisp, you are better than this and this is ILM goddammit. there is no need to call people "“uncle”! Lol. tho your last post sort of saves you a bit but the Pixies and the Cure connection is obvious. Throwing Muses playing again at a Cure show also seems right as well in 2019.

Bee OK, Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:56 (one year ago) link


I guess Throwing Muses and Pixies also have certain historical connections that I wasn’t thinking about

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Thursday, 25 July 2019 05:58 (one year ago) link

A: the mad decent festival seems like it was a trolling/fake thing since the beginning but I wont lie, it seems stupid fun and would have probably been a success considering everyone involved on the music-side.

I’ll say this, if one music label/collective could be branded into an amusement park / festival of sorts, mad decent would be it. Diplo and friends are in the very comfortable spot of influencing both the mainstream and the counter-cultural aspect of it, whatever that means.

The point is that if asked for investment money on a mad decent festival, I would have blindly said yes. Diplo alone has a connection with fucking everyone from Justin Bieber to Alan Vega.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 25 July 2019 06:25 (one year ago) link

B: I know a lot of people who are fans of Cure, Pixies and Deftones. I don’t see how those headliners are controversial in the same slot.

If we change those three headliners to something similar but not quite, likes let’s see:

Pet Shop Boys
Jack Johnson
Perfect Circle

Then yeah, I would have said: “this is a fucking terrible idea”, even though I wouldn’t mind seeing them in a different setting. However Cure, Deftones and Pixies together seem like it would attract a more common crowd than what you may think.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 25 July 2019 06:33 (one year ago) link

I can picture a white jeep circa 1999 with stickers on the back for Cure, Pixies, Deftones. And of course NIN. Likely RHCP or Jane's Addiction too.

bendy, Thursday, 25 July 2019 11:51 (one year ago) link

I can definitely imagine my friends who were into the pixies in the early 90s rolling their eyes at The Cure, but yeah by the end of the decade those two constituencies seem to have merged.

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Thursday, 25 July 2019 13:06 (one year ago) link

that mad decent fest was definitely not a “troll.” it was heavily
promoted at the big festival here (boston calling) and the billie eilish show in june (she was one of the headliners and i’m betting she fueled a lot of ticket sales). the stadium where it was held was likely banking on it being huge as its concert schedule this year was much more sparse than 2018’s, which had taylor, beyoncé/jay-z, and two kenny chesney shows as its high points (this year there were only five shows total counting mad decent).

that said the heat this past weekend would have likely put the kibosh on it like it did with ozyfest in nyc. miguel can’t catch a break!

maura, Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:08 (one year ago) link

never underestimate the festival promoter with "ideas" who books a bunch of different acts hoping they'll attract several distinct groups and bump up ticket sales

untuned mass damper (mh), Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:19 (one year ago) link

not to mention the world’s largest bouncy house

maura, Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:24 (one year ago) link

tunes on the sand upthread has nailed the 'regional lib dem' aesthetic

devvvine, Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:25 (one year ago) link

given the 80k capacity (and less than gushing publicity), i am suspicious that the ozyfest cancellation was a lucky case of them being able to make more money through insurance than ticket sales but what do i know.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 25 July 2019 16:28 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

I keep getting Amazon email spam for this festival, even though I've clicked "Unsubscribe" several times. Therefore, it is the worst festival:


paris geller spinoff pitch (morrisp), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 18:21 (ten months ago) link

really gonna miss out on what's going on with Beeple and Ouchhh and "a drone light show celebrating women in tech"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 18:29 (ten months ago) link

I have a lot of feelings on this from multiple directions, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it doesn't seem like that compelling of a festival proposition

mh, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 19:20 (ten months ago) link

can't wait to see Kacey Musgraves (?!) perform as drones spell out ADA LOVELACE in the sky

mh, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 19:21 (ten months ago) link

looks fun and there's cheap tickets with various promo codes floating around out there. i'll be there.

DT, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 20:35 (ten months ago) link

four weeks pass...

I posted last year's lineup last year up above.
I think this one is less bad but a lot actually, but still...


Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:18 (nine months ago) link

jeez at sliding mastodon in on the second tier below limp bizkit

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 19 December 2019 06:26 (nine months ago) link

the amazon fest was great in case anyone cared

DT, Thursday, 19 December 2019 09:05 (nine months ago) link


Deflatormouse, Saturday, 21 December 2019 06:04 (nine months ago) link

Compared to everything upthread that one looks like good fun actually. Except for Snow Patrol. But why are they so far down the bill? Is this an old one?

everything, Saturday, 21 December 2019 07:52 (nine months ago) link

"Mushroom & DJ Milo" suggests this is a vintage '90s festival, not a retro '90s festival.

insecurity bear (sic), Saturday, 21 December 2019 08:29 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

Not strictly a music festival, but still https://www.alostweekend.com/

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 10:45 (eight months ago) link

That is where you go if you've done a lot of bad things in your life

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 11:28 (eight months ago) link


babu frik fan account (mh), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 18:36 (eight months ago) link

this is almost too easy but it's kind of amazing


global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 17:13 (seven months ago) link


global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 17:13 (seven months ago) link

where the turds come sloshing down the plain

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 23 January 2020 06:32 (seven months ago) link

I caught The Hu a few months ago and they were excellent live. But probably better experienced in a club half-filled with every Mongolian-American in the metropolitan area instead of the middle of the day in a field with a bunch of Staind fans.

☮️ (peace, man), Thursday, 23 January 2020 11:53 (seven months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Florida’s Sunfest consistently wins the title


afriendlypioneer, Thursday, 20 February 2020 14:26 (seven months ago) link

^moded billing for Melissa Etheridge, imo

Ticket Tout (morrisp), Thursday, 20 February 2020 17:57 (seven months ago) link

Wow i can see Kevin Gates AND Tower of Power!

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Thursday, 20 February 2020 18:10 (seven months ago) link

melissa etheridge back to back with sean paul sounds good

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 20 February 2020 18:15 (seven months ago) link

you can hear come to my window then shake that thing LIVE and in quick succession

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 20 February 2020 18:15 (seven months ago) link

Come to my window
Gal dem lookin hype and I got to know

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Thursday, 20 February 2020 18:25 (seven months ago) link

it's like a buffet including buffalo wings, sushi, lasagna, waldorf salad, and a basin filled with M&Ms.

Julius Caesar Memento Hoodie (bendy), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:29 (six months ago) link

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal) at 12:10 20 Feb 20

Wow i can see Kevin Gates AND Tower of Power

this is actually really awesome

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:31 (six months ago) link

^^ that thought actually crossed my mind!

mh, Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:40 (six months ago) link

would actually pay to see tower of power backing gates

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 23 February 2020 17:38 (six months ago) link

Wish they still had Lenny

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 23 February 2020 17:43 (six months ago) link

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