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 (five 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 BoysJack JohnsonPerfect 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five months ago) link
that mad decent fest was definitely not a “troll.” it was heavilypromoted 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 (five 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 (five months ago) link
not to mention the world’s largest bouncy house
― maura, Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:24 (five months ago) link
tunes on the sand upthread has nailed the 'regional lib dem' aesthetic
― devvvine, Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:25 (five 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 (five months ago) link
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 (two months ago) link
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 18:28 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two months ago) link
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 (one month ago) link
jeez at sliding mastodon in on the second tier below limp bizkit
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 19 December 2019 06:26 (one month ago) link
the amazon fest was great in case anyone cared
― DT, Thursday, 19 December 2019 09:05 (one month ago) link
― Deflatormouse, Saturday, 21 December 2019 06:04 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link
― insecurity bear (sic), Saturday, 21 December 2019 08:32 (one month ago) link
Not strictly a music festival, but still https://www.alostweekend.com/
― Captain ACAB (Neil S), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 10:45 (six hours 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 (five hours ago) link