Post by bonnaroodavid on May 1, 2013 8:44:46 GMT -5
The Wilco vs. Jim James conflict makes me want to crawl under my desk and sob for the rest of the day. Seriously, probably my top 2 acts going against each other. Also the JJ Superjam, Billy Idol, Weird Al conflict hurts a lot too. Gov't Mule's slot makes me wonder seems like a horrible plan, but I'm used to head scratchers by now.
I know. But this is the end of Beach House's tour most likely. And Bloom is my favorite album from last year.
But I'll likely do Bjork. Even though its not really as big of a spectacle show anymore since 3/4 of it is before dark. They basically screwed Bjork, and then me in the process. Conflicts are part of the festival. But my top 2 shows conflicting is annoying!
What time does the sun normally set? Bjork in the daylight seems so odd, but a sunset set would be pretty cool.
..... Schedule works pretty well for me .... cr****
1) I want to see a lot more what/which day acts compared to previous years, and that could be bad news for making late night if the sun is beating down
Same issue here. Normally, I try to avoid those open field stages during the heat of the day. This schedule is going to make it tough on that end.
For some reason I thought Solange on the What stage was kinda funny. Not sure why, just totally threw me off. She has an awesome 50s-esque backing band and singers that get you grooving, so it's worth checking for those who haven't seen her. I just thought she would totally be in a tent.
Although I knew it was inevitable, the 6-9 slot on Sunday is a bit of a gut punch. Likely have to give Japandroids a miss, which sucks, but with how staked Thursday is for my taste it's amazing that's all I'll be missing. Other than a couple of other minor squabbles, I'd say they pulled out a decent schedule.
I'm really, really puzzled as to why they did Bjork vs. Beach House and overlapping Cat Power, with Bjork leading into Mumford, while the Lumineers are mostly unopposed on Which. Did they think that the Lumineers are such a big draw that having them vs. Beach House and company would lead to those other stages being empty? Because having the Lumineers -> Mumford & Sons on What, with Bjork closing out the Which, makes a hell of a lot more sense. First, it's reasonable to think that the people who are high on the Lumineers are probably more likely to want to see Mumford, so you keep a greater concentration of people at the What stage. As it is, there will be a fair amount who see the Lumineers and rush over to see Mumford. Second, there are probably plenty of people who don't really care for the Lumineers and Mumford's own style of semi-folky pop music. For those people, after Bjork ends, there's nothing but three hours of boredom.
I kind of get why the Lumineers are getting the special "almost a headliner" treatment - right now, over 10K have added them to their schedule, compared to 384 for Bjork. No, seriously. But it's still a really, really bad decision.
Bolded part is my issue. I'm indifferent on both bands but for people who don't like either of the bands this is a big, big gap if you don't like folk-pop.
Also, can't forget to take notice that they mention this is an "initial" schedule and that there are a few surprises still left in store for us. Keeping my expectations low and my hopes high for whatever those may be.