saw him with the dead weather. it didnt disappoint
Dude, I am an admitted Jack White fanboy, and even I think the Dead Weather were terrible
I loved the Dead Weather, where did you see them? I saw them at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver and that was a great show. Caught Jack's drumstick from his snare hand (clearly had been used). Great in a small club environment. Also instantly fell in love with Alison Mosshart.
Of course the most boring post-secondary class I've ever taken coincides with the hours leading up to the announcement. 3 hours of lecture and the anticipation feels like jogging in molasses. Gonna be nice to pop down on the couch after class and watch the Canucks game with my laptop and a beer, I tell ya huh-wat.
They were such cool people, too. Before their set (I think before Sam Roberts came on?) I was sitting in the grass with my girlfriend and a few other friends and my girlfriend got a picture with their drummer (whom she miraculously recognized). They were just checking out the shows, havin' a good time. After their set, during whoever was on late-night, their main vocalist was standing behind me, so I shook his hand and told them they were fantastic. He was appreciative and sounded pretty excited to be there.
I like Mumford and Sons. Getting irritating now, mind you, but I have always enjoyed folk music or folk-tinged music. Marcus Mumford's voice is pretty irritating now though. Enjoyed them at Sasq 2010, until the 17 year old girls from Oregon I had talked to before they came on started doing coke off their keys and I was like WHAAAAAAT!?
Gayngs were amazing live. Best part was the sun looking blood red too (they even brought it up during the set). NPR did a solid and recorded their set. They even sound half-decent on that soundboard recording. Highlight? Har Mar Superstar doing George Michael's "Teacher" in a white poncho and sunglasses.
I saw MSTRKRFT at Pemberton Festival and they were fantastic. They tore through their set and EVERYONE was digging it. Great remixes etc., and I believe quite a bit of their own stuff. They drank a 2'6 of JD and smoked probably 2 packs of cigarettes each chain-style over the course of their set.
That being said, I think Glitch Mob and Sleigh Bells stole the show in the Banana Hammock last year. I was there for parts of MSTRKRFT and it was somewhat underwhelming for some reason. Still haven't been able to figure out why.
I remember looking up when Glitch Mob's set was winding up and seeing some guys working on the scaffolding behind them and thinking "oh, they're prepping it for the next band," then I see a chick in her underwear walk out, climb a sheet they had attached (a la Cirque du Soleil) and start doing some acrobatics after they lifted the scaffolding back up to the rafters. She would lock her knees in the sheet and drop her whole body when the drop in the song came. I thought she was gonna fall and split her head open, I was losing it haha. Perfect timing though, right as their set peaked, it took it right over the edge. Major Lazer were also IMO better than MSTRKRFT.
Glad I'm not 'covering' the launch party this year. The stress and grief last year from this board alone almost put me off journalism for good. Although it was fun to break DFA1979 and watch the madness ensue. Good luck this year folks.
I was hoping you and Matt would be covering it this year, but he's working on "The Occupation"... I think your time is better spent elsewhere, particularly with Green Couch (I'm a big fan).
Gabfrab, I know it would take away from the credibility of your e-mails, but if you want to continue getting answers in the future, you should consider censoring the name of the respondent. If Mr. Snacks or somebody with Sasquatch reprimanded said agents after seeing their name in an e-mail here on the board, they might be loathe to help out in the future. Just a thought. Again, nice work
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