The '09 dance tent was a really awkward shape, and far too small. I liked last year's better, but it could still be improved upon by making it even bigger and having more entrances. If they widen the tent they could easily put entrances on the right and left sides of the stage. By the end of the weekend last year people had pulled down some of the wall segments making more entrances, which also helped increase ventilation. Good thing too, because it was getting pretty nasty in there. The walls were wet with condensed sweat, and I swear I felt drops falling from the ceiling.
I'm planning on hitting the tent on Saturday night for sure. Then I'll go from there to the late set. If there is not going to be some kind of decent visual production, then they might as well not even have a tent.
Actually after taking a better look at the lineup the Dance Tent acts on Saturday don't quite seem like Dance Tent material. I really like Sleigh Bells, but they aren't quite dance music. They should do something else there. Still beats Death cab.
Last Edit: Mar 4, 2011 19:22:23 GMT -5 by Cysquatch
Post by know ID yuh on Mar 4, 2011 22:04:48 GMT -5
Yeah, that tent in 2009 was awesome, but way too small. When we first got to the campground, I recall looking toward the venue, and saying, "woh, what is that." It kind of reminded me of a mini Sydney Opera House.
Last year's tent sucked bad. The lineup was so good last year though, I only found myself in the tent once, for The Very Best.
I will bet a lot of money this year's tent is going to be huge.
Really excited for Sleigh Bells. Absolutely love the album, but I have heard pretty mixed reviews about their live show, has anyone actually seen them before?
MSTRKRFT and Major Lazer will be a lot of fun as well. I anticipate spending a lot of time in the dance tent. I saw Major Lazer about a month ago and it was....strange. Diplo is really great, but his hype man is just terrible. Not a fan of hype men for DJ's.