I like the lineup on the 2nd one more. I like the poster of the first one more. I like the location of the 2nd one more. But the Sex Pistols arent the Sex Pistols without Sid. I've gotta choose the first one, but that's a tough decision that I'm actually still thinking about. No...I'm actually going to choose the 2nd one. I guess. I dont know. This is tough. I'm thinkng the 2nd one. Hmm. But the first one is good too.
Post by strumntheguitar on Apr 29, 2009 18:45:27 GMT -5
Well... this sucks, these are my two favorite line ups out of all the matchups so far. I'd hate to see either of these not make it to the next round.
Gotta go with Calidonia, though. Honestly just the name Custie Fest is as unrealistic as it comes... While it may be worth a chuckle, I know that I probably would never attend anything that was titled "Custie Fest."
I think that line ups aside, Calidonia demonstrates much more creativity between the form of artists appearing (Trey w/ a Symphony? Bon Iver w/ a Jazz Ensemble? extremely badass.) and the name of the festival. Not to mention there is a promise of further bands to be announced in future rounds whereas based on the poster the custie fest is complete.
Custie's poster is pretty minimal and the background is chunky, but at least I can read the lineup. It's clear that some time was put into it, and it almost looks good, but the lineup being readable should be the number one concern.
As far as the music goes, I'm fairly evenly split - Cali has some creative combinations I'd love to see, but I like Custie's lineup just slightly better.
I'm going with general lineup and readability over creative combinations and the more involving poster. It's not too distant; both are good lineups I'd really like to see. But Custie has the edge.
looking back at the depth of Calidonia, I kind of wish I had've went with my gut. Theres a lot of stuff in there that I missed the first time. Secret Chiefs 3, Holy Fuck, Tortoise, Spiritualized, Calexico, Cake, Fiona Apple, STS9, Shpongle. Lots of hidden gems in there.
^^ It was a show that kinda got overlooked with all of the Phish excitement. Something I was looking forward to hearing about. I'm sure that there were alot of better orchestras out there but I was sticking to projects that had happened. Trey w/ BSO and Bon Iver w/ high school jazz band. Either way thanks for the vote. ;D
Post by steveternal on May 25, 2009 8:56:17 GMT -5
^^^Well, the BSO is very good, just not among the so-called Big Five: NY, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland. That's all I meant. And I wasn't aware of Trey playing with them; that is pretty cool.