So we have all digested and redigested this lineup at least 10 times over at this point. There are doubts, confusions and disappointments with the lineup.
Now, for everyone that plans on going or wishes they could, lets talk about the bands that get us to the Gorge, and dream at night of seeing these bands playing.
For me, the list is actually quite long:
TVOTR Fleet Foxes Girl Talk (can anyone say, DANCE PARTY?) Bon Iver( i hope to God this is on the mainstage, as the sun is setting) Passion Pit (have wanted to see these guys for quite some time) M83( In the words of my friend "IM gonna have sex while theyre playing" Animal Collective (tentatively, best album of 2009) Santigold(this years MIA) Shearwater Gogol Bordello (everything i ahve ever heard about them is positive. Supposedly the shows are amazing) Of Montreal
The 3 I'm most excited for right now are Explosions, Bon Iver and M83 just because they are both such big shocks. I haven't really listened to Gogol Bordello or Monotonix much, but everyone has been saying they are both insane live. Same deal with Girl Talk, though I've listened to Feed The Animals quite a lot. Looking forward to seeing Fleet Foxes again, though I just saw them a few months ago. Same with The Walkmen. Both amazing live. Also Animal Collective, Doves, Peter Bjorn and John, The Dodos, Grizzly Bear, Bishop Allen, Beach House...the list goes on and on.
Really hope the conflicts won't be too horrific this year.
I haven't listened to any of the bands since the lineup was announced, so there are only bands I already knew about:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs The Decemberists Devotchka Ra Ra Riot (Even though I'm seeing them in May w/ Death Cab and Cold War Kids) Passion Pit Nine Inch Nails (Even though I saw them in Portland last year, and was kind of underwhelmed) Fleet Foxes Explosions In The Sky (I would probably pay $150 just to see them)
I'm sure this list will get bigger once I listen to the other bands.
Post by know ID yuh on Feb 17, 2009 17:47:33 GMT -8
Can't Miss: Jane's Addiction NIN (their show in Portland last year was probably top 5 I've witnessed) Yeah Yeah Yeahs (never had a chance to see them) Fleet Foxes (this will be my 7th time) Animal Collective Bon Iver Explosions in the Sky (blew me away the first time) Avett Brothers M83 MONOTONIX (can't wait) King Khan and the Shrines Passion Pit
Bands I've seen multiple times, but would check out with no conflicts: TV on the Radio Gogol Bordello M. Ward Girl Talk Grizzly Bear Blitzen Trapper
This is a stacked lineup with many bands I'd love to see, but for me especially:
Animal Collective Yeah Yeah Yeahs Shearwater The Dodos TV on the Radio Peter Bjorn and John Of Montreal M83 Fleet Foxes Grizzly Bear Explosions Blitzen Trapper Horse Feathers Beach House Bon Iver The Decemberists
Post by Whoopsie Goldberg on Feb 17, 2009 18:16:16 GMT -8
kol yeah yeah yeahs animal collective devotchka the doves passion pit Ni.I.N. tvotr pb&J m83 of montreal the walkmen ben harper silversun pickups fleet foxes boo yah santogold grizzly bear explosions in the sky girl talk
Im excited for them. but i just pray someone else really good will be added. PLEAASSEEE. Im going all three days regardless just because it will be fun anyways.
Sun Kil Moon The Gaslight Anthem Jane's Addiction Nine Inch Nails TV On The Radio Peter Bjorn and John M83 The Walkmen Erykah Badu Santigold Grizzly Bear Explosions In The Sky Girl Talk Monotonix Black Moth Super Rainbow