Post by RIP Jeff Grips on Jul 8, 2014 16:28:48 GMT -5
I'm down with the longer sets as well. Don't like that the headliners have no competition though. Not a fan of Deadmau5 and I've seen Outkast so I would prefer to have another choice or two.
Friday is free of conflicts for me. Pretty bummed that Earl had to cancel but at least I've seen him before. Saturday has the Girl Talk vs. Flying Lotus conflict which sucks. Not sure what to see yet, Sunday has Justice vs. Modest Mouse vs. St. Vincent. I'll probably go with Justice because I just saw St. Vincent and I'll be seeing Modest Mouse back in Calgary.
My days go like this at the moment:
Friday: Blondie -- Tyler, the Creator -- Soundgarden (some) -- Kendrick Lamar -- Nine Inch Nails -- Schoolboy Q -- Best Coast Saturday: Dinosaur Jr. -- Metz -- TV on the Radio -- The Flaming Lips -- The New Pornographers -- Girl Talk/Flying Lotus -- Araabmuzik Sunday: Foxygen -- Fucked Up -- Frank Ocean -- Justice -- Outkast
Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband First Aid Kit - Stay Gold Braid - No Coast La Sera - Hour of the Dawn Tycho - Dive Tycho - Awake Tourist - Placid Acid Kraftwerk - Autobahn Kraftwerk - The Man Machine Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express The Philistines Jr. - If A Band Plays in the Woods... Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport Marriages - Kitsune Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else Faded Paper Figures - Dynamo Beth Orton - Central Reservation Holy Ghost! - Dynamics
all I can think about now is how well that show would have gone over at the Gorge.
So much fucking this. That show was amazing but seated venues can bite my balls. We were in the very back row because the Vancouver show had been on sale for like a month before Julysquatch was cancelled, so I was left with limited options when buying.
People showed up late as can be expected and the ushers had to use their lights and direct people to their seats. I have no idea what happened, but a fight almost broke out, a girl screamed and left, security came and kicked a dude out, let him back in, kicked him out, let him back in and kicked him out again. All the while the security guard was standing basically behind me so drinking the smuggled booze was all but impossible except when he would go to confiscate a joint from a dude (who continued to smoke it as he was being kicked out, which was actually pretty awesome). I wanted to stand up and dance, but the seats were in the way and no one else was standing.
Again, the show was fantastic and I loved it, but I spent a good chunk of time thinking how it would have been 100x better at Sasquatch.
Oh and then we saw Fuck Buttons who were also fantastic. There was probably only 150 people there, which I found very weird since that club probably holds 3x that many people.
This has been davers rants about how Julysquatch was cancelled.
I wasn't going to comment on this because what is there to say about a Kraftwerk show in 2014 other than "holy fucking shit I can't believe I got to see Kraftwerk in my lifetime", but all I can think about now is how well that show would have gone over at the Gorge. Unparalleled professionalism. It was simultaneously loud and precise in a way I've never seen an entirely digital act pull off. They dropped all of the bass which you don't really expect from Kraftwerk. Even the children who have never heard music from the 1970s would have been into it. Yes, Primus had "better" 3D visuals, but Kraftwerk's 3D was built to encompass venues the of the Gorge's size. If by some kind of crazy but not so crazy miracle they are booked at the Gorge again, I will personally rob a bank so that I can buy all of the tickets and distribute them accordingly through the interwebs because we all need this in our lives.