MGMT and New Pornographers. To my surprise, the MGMT frontman sounded great even though I had heard from others that he mumbles a lot. And the band also sounded great and was entertaining. Right after that I checked out the New Pornographers. I'm still not too familiar with their music but I Dr. Garbanzoured I'd check it out. Again, they sounded great and they all had funny things to say, especially Neko Case. It was a great way to end the festival for me.
Yeah, the whole back of stage thing didn't bother me too much because I was far enough back that I still got to enjoy the view. But I can see how that might have sucked for those who were actually close to the stage and couldn't see the amazing backdrop.
Yeah, I hear ya on that one peatrick. I guess that's the double-edged sword with festivals. They're a great value and a ton of great bands but inevitably it results in a bit of disappointment because there's always conflicts. I wish that some of the bigger bands played earlier to help alleviate that but I guess it just doesn't work that way.
Perhaps not up to par because I've only been to 2 Lollas and that's it but whatever:
Saturday @ Lolla 2009
12:00-12:30 Thenewno2 (Dhani Harrison's band, not bad!) 12:30-1:30 Delta Spirit (somewhat underrated awesome band) 1:30-2:30 Miike Snow 2:30-3:30 Atmosphere 3:30-4:30 peeing/eating (not necessarily in that order) 4:30-5:30 Arctic Monkeys (love this band, amazing live) 5:30-6:30 Santigold 6:30-7:30 TV on the Radio (another one of my favs) 7:30-8:30 Animal Collective 8:30-10:00 Tool (the granddaddy of them all)