Somebody posted on the Hangout's Facebook page that a friend that works at Gulf Shores airport saw a flight booked coming in from MN on Saturday and leaving for Vegas on Sunday. He suggested that it could be Prince. 5 minutes later the post disappeared from the site. Interesting.
With this in mind, and to answer my own question, this would be my number 1 somewhat reasonable get.
No. I asked who you would pick for the final headliner if it was your choice. You answered that you wish they would go ahead and get it over with and announce Mumford as if you hated the idea but it was inevitable. So, who would you like to see take the third spot if it was your choice?
Ah. My inability to comprehend that was probably fire water-related. I still think it will be Mumford, but at this point I don't know of very many legitimate reasons why it hasn't already been announced if that's the case. Mumford seems like a good fit for the festival. It will not be a #1-type act, because it does not make any sense to withhold that announcement after tickets go on sale.
If not Mumford, I believe it will be someone on their booking level or lesser. I think Beck could be a great choice, but I don't know if that is even a consideration. The Lumineers could possibly fit based on their current buzz. I could see Vampire Weekend working as well. I don't know about the availability of any of these acts, but that is the level of act I would expect.
Why is it that HOF doesn't drop their entire lineup at once like other festivals? They must know that they are creating more negative press/vibes for themselves, just look at their FB page, they are getting shat on left and right. I know this has been their MO at least for 2011, 2012, and 2013 (I didn't attend in 2010). If they are not doing this deliberately then why are they having such a difficult time securing artists? Festivals of comparable size that are playing after HOF have already dropped their full lineup. I apologize in advance if these questions have already been asked/answered.
Prince is meh to me until I see him live. Given the collective orgasm response he gets on here, I'm sure my mind will be blown.
I thought the exact same thing. My finace loved Prince and everything that he's ever done. I'm more of a jamband guy that loves to see Phish shows. She's put up coming with me to those... so I surprised her a few years ago and we got floor tickets to Prince at MSG for his Welcome 2 America shows. I think he did like 3-4 at MSG. Let me tell you what, he blew my socks off. Absolutely amazing show and the audience was incredible. Prince is quite the performer and he jams like a boss. If you've never given him a chance... I'd start with the Loring Park sessions from 1977. Here's the link and some info... just something to listen to today for all you weirdos that are complaining.
Prince :: Loring Park Sessions 1977 Get ready for some FUNK! This is Prince at age 19, and is funky as hell. You absolutely MUST download this. Prince, Andre Cymone And Bobby Z Recorded instrumentals in the rehearsal room of Owen Husney's Loring Park office. They sound like well-crafted compositions rather than spur-of-the-moment jams. The tracks feature keyboards (Prince), Bass (Andre), Drums (Bobby Z).
@juggernaut was just dropping a stink bomb in here and was obviously being factitious by insinuating that Bird meant "Prince would only be a good get if he played with Petty" when Bird clearly was just saying: "omagerhd this is what happened last time they were together." Successful "streets ahead" troll was successful.
I am just prepped to see Stevie Wonder's name show up any time now in an official announcement. Not that I want it to happen, but all signs are pointing towards it. Sucks...but I got KoL so I can't complain.