Zoom , send me the link to your stars confirmation please
Well, I have been asked not to post but since you requested it:
I have it on word that those bands are almost locked (Boxer Rebellion, Longwave, Stars, and Heartless Bastards) There is no link other than to the main High Road Touring website but I doubt you'll find much there.
I also have a few other names but it doesn't really sound like my posts are welcome here anymore so I'll digress and have to be content as a lurker. You guys have some good info here too and I'm just excited for the fest.
ecandle, I am not "down with that" nor am I speculating. This post is supposed to be a confirmations thread and I just wanted to share what I heard, however disappointing to some, from someone I consider to be a reliable source.
bobby, last year isn't this year. RJA was in the studio and just dropped a new LP. And look at the economy. SQ09 needs to attract a big crowd with some disposal income left. I get it. And last time I checked, some bands do get back together, some bands do special shows even after a long tour and even when they said they were taking a "break".
You guys can slam it all you want. It's a new day. Check it. RJA, SP, Feeder, and Yellowcard. Not saying I like it, just saying I have it on good word. If I'm wrong, I'll change my avatar to a close up of my cornhole.
Alright ecandle, you're cute. My "dream playlist" doesn't include these guys and maybe the BA I talk to is wrong or lying, but I doubt it. I'm just saying, it might not be that bad. Like, who hasn't walked into a Starbucks for a NF Chai Latte and tapped their feet a little in line before they realized it was the Dixie Chicks they were listening to. OK, it wasn't in my iPhone or in the car but I'm not going to stop going to Starbucks because they played Staind in between the Shins and Bob Marley. One Love, brother. You're sarcasm can't change power of the almighty dollar.
I know... I'm not feeling it so much either but it does make business sense. Are you really not going to go because RJA and Feeder are taking the Wookie stage for a few hours? Don't judge, they could be a good live presence. There's a lot of shows packed in there, a little variety is kind cool. Like when you're sniffing perfume at Nordy's with your shorty and they let you sniff coffee in between to cleanse the nasal pallette. Think of RJA as a cleanse for the palette of your earhole.
Better bring your helmet with you then, ecandle. Think about it and check out the tour sched for each of them. It makes sense and my BA is pretty solid, this is not kneejerk. Feeder is not that much of a stretch and SP toned it down a little with this last release and is looking for some crossover. I understand the diehard mentality but this is all money driven. We' d be silly to think it didn't matter that they haven't sold out a festival in years.
Seriously, RJA. The spin I heard is that SQ09 is looking to sell a few more tickets and diversify like some of the festivals down South. I would be surprised if LP would book this, they don't give the NW much love ever. I did hear they were close with Simple Plan, Yellowcard and Feeder.