also P4k 2010 did rule. I originally only had Sunday passes and ended up hopping the fence Saturday and it was such a great time those two days. 2010 was the year I graduated from high school and got obsessed with festivals. I did Roo, Lolla and P4k that year and all three of those lineups were really really really good. Great time to break into the festival scene.
Post by garageland on Jan 23, 2013 19:59:28 GMT -5
Ok. Suspense over. I was given the choice between this or p4k/Hopscotch/Mt Oasis. One trip. 5 days. Thats it. Ultimatly I decided on other trips. Budgets are tight and I'm gonna need to blow off steam.
I decided against it. While I'll salivate over the lineup, I'm gonna be pissed if I miss everything else going on in my life. Seems I'm growing up.
This is the most amazing lineup since Roo '11. Which is a shame because with all those guys being up there in Europe 2 weeks before Roo, it's unlikely that they'll make it all the way to the U.S. in time for Roo. My guess is most of them will stay there for touring/festival season, but who knows.
Swans is coming. There's some hope we'll see a couple more.
Right, but that's my point. U.S. festivals tend to get "a couple" of these kinds of groups, and those are always the acts that people are like "ZOMG" about - the rest of the spots are filled up with that year's festival whore acts, plus your standard big/radio/mainstream/headliner type names. Primavera has cultivated a lineup which is pretty much tailored for (sorry to say it like this) music snobs, and I think it's wonderful.
I understand now. I can see your point. Not to be nitpicky, but just to clarify, I guess I just think of the bands you listed more as "interesting" than necessarily "rare."
Also, I will say that while I agree this is a very stacked lineup (I was more impressed when I took a second look yesterday and examined the tiny-print bands more carefully), it is heavily weighted towards indie and electronic. Aside from Neurosis, I don't see very much at all in the way of metal, and aside from Wu-Tang, I don't see very much at all in the way of hip-hop (I guess also Killer Mike). But no lineup can have it all, obviously. Since I tend to like indie and electronic more than most other genres, this lineup definitely works for me; I just think it's worth noting.