Name: Brightenthecorners...actual, real name to be revealed at a later date What my user name represents/means: It's the name of a Pavement album which represents NOT ONLY my love for Pavement, BUT ALSO my love for the 90s. From: Los Angeles Favorite Bands: Pavement, Refused, Minus the Bear, Elliott Smith, Guided by Voices, Sleater-Kinney, The Velvet Underground My All-Time Favorite Artist: If you can't guess this by now... First Concert Attended: Boyz II Men. I wasn't even dragged there, either. I begged my parents to take me. Last Concert Attended: Refused All time Favourite Concert: John Frusciante/Flea secret show at the Troubadour in 2008. All time Favourite Festival: Coachella 2008 Sasquatches Attended: none yet, but I'll be around this year Sasquatch Wishlist: I'll tell you next year.
Post by Horned Gramma on May 1, 2012 10:14:51 GMT -8
And they were fucking abysmal at Sasquatch. Ever see that Youtube video of that very old man who freaks the fuck out on some young whipper-snapper for skateboarding or something and then at the end he blows an air horn and screams "IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!"? It was almost exactly like that but way less funny. I've never seen anyone suck the joy out of the Gorge so quickly.
Hahahaha. In my opinion they were terrible and they made me so mad I left. But Lumpy is a huge fan and he loved it. This is a source of great contention.
I've heard from so many people that it was really, really bad. The people I talked to were Pavement fans, so I tend to believe them but I'd be interested to hear from this Lumpy character. So many factors can change your opinion on a show, and with Pavement part of their appeal is how unpolished they sound so I could see how some people might overlook certain sound issues and still think the show was good. I think when I saw them that I was on such a high from never seeing them before (and never really thinking it would happen) that they probably could have stood there for 45 mins and I would have still thought it was a great show. However, I tried REALLY hard to take my fangirl cap off for the show I saw them at and really look at it objectively.
In addition, to HG's point, Stephen Malkmus can come across like a huge dick in most situations so I can see how he would "suck the joy" out of the Gorge. I heard he said he was embarrassed of how that show went, too.
Yeah, well, this is basically what happened. Not even joking. We watched them for nearly 40 minutes, and between Malkmus' day-drunk and the massive bitchfit he was throwing, they managed to play all of two songs in that time. Literally.
The whole 'They're unpolished, that's part of their charm!' argument is totally bogus. What they were was just straight unprofessional.