I just want to know if there is a chance in hell that I can see entire sets from the National, BSS and the Hold Steady. That is my biggest conflict, and right now National and BSS are winning.
This is my biggest conflict as well. The National is probably my favorite band of the 3 but I'll be seeing them the next weekend in Philadelphia so I can probably do without seeing them. I've never seen BSS before but I have seen the Hold Steady and know they are one of the most fun shows around.
Barring conflict, I'm looking forward to seeing them perform their new material.
I don't understand the great live band tag though? The lead singer always has an overly dramatic expression on his face, while making awkward movements with his elbows and forearms. The two guitar players look like over-sized midgets, and rock their shoulders back and fourth in unison with creepy grins on their face. I find myself staring at the drummer, mostly out of fear that one of the twins will look my direction, and scare the hell out of me.
They play their songs, then they go home. What part of their live shows am I missing that make it so amazing?
There is a lot more energy in their shows than you would expect from hearing the songs on the album. Songs like "Secret Meeting" and "Squalor Victoria" take on a much bigger sound than on the album versions. The drummer is great, but I can see what you mean about the twins. However, I love the mannerisms of the singer including the "awkward movements with his elbows and forearms". His performance, along with his vocals, are something I love about The National, uniqueness.
Post by garywilliams on Mar 10, 2010 16:26:04 GMT -5
Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do (March 16) Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame (April 6) Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt (April 13) The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever (May 4) The New Pornographers - Together (May 4)
Post by garywilliams on Mar 3, 2010 13:08:48 GMT -5
Hello everyone. I'm a four year Bonnaroo veteran from Baltimore, but after seeing the lineups I've decided to make the switch to Sasquatch this year. I just booked everything for myself and a buddy to hang in Seattle for a couple nights and then camp at the Gorge for the weekend. I'm pretty damn excited. I need some advice from people that fly and then rent a car to the Gorge. Do you pack sleeping bags, tents, pillows, etc. for the plane trip? I've always been a light flyer and I'm not sure how difficult it would be to haul all of this across the country. Any advice on the process of flying, renting a car, and then camping would be awesome. I've done some searching and haven't found much on this so I apologize in advance if this has been discussed a hundred times before. Thanks!