I like a lot of stuff, but let's just exile Macklemore.
If exiling is a must, let it be the XX. If you dislike Macklemore, cool, but you're going to miss the biggest party of the weekend.
I agree. Macklemore is going to be he highest energy set of the festival. Friday night while everyone is fresh with the guy who has been playing the side stages for years finally getting the chance to headline the mainstage of his hometown festival. He is likely going to put on the best show of his career and the vibe is going to be insane.
Post by Goldbart der Hexenmeister on May 19, 2013 20:56:16 GMT -5
I guess I'll explain why I dislike Macklemore, as a member of the LGBT community I've always been wary of the commercialization of LGBT culture. So when people like Azealia Banks, Macklemore, Lady Gaga, etc. have their stuff pushed out and categorized as LGBT community work or what have you it feels like they're using part of an intricate and sensitive part of my personality to sell albums and tickets. It irks me.
Post by Professor Pancakes on May 19, 2013 21:02:19 GMT -5
I can definitely feel what your saying there. While I admittedly have a different perspective on it, when I listen to Same Love I don't feel he wrote it to exploit anyone for fame. To me, it sounds more like a heartfelt tribute to his uncle. If anyone, I blame Ellen DeGeneres for trying to make him a poster child for the LGBT community which he clearly isn't.
Post by Goldbart der Hexenmeister on May 19, 2013 21:11:32 GMT -5
Oh I definitely agree, I don't think he's doing it as part of exploitation, but I feel like it is being used by individuals who make money off the artists. It especially made my raise my eyebrow when both Azealia Banks and Macklemore were announced on the same card.
Either way, I'm a much larger fan of Vampire Weekend than anything else. Love listening to them when I work out, so I might move from them to Baauer, or I might catch the tail end of Macklemore because I at least think it's a historical event.