Worst ever festival line up?

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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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

not to mention the world’s largest bouncy house

maura, Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:24 (two months ago) link

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

devvvine, Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:25 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

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