Fun related story, me and a friend are actually talking about doing a Hopscotch-esque festival in Charleston, but it would be kind of a non-profit thing that mostly focuses on local talent and getting music foundations to fund it. I assume what everyone's talking about here is probably more of a straight-up business music festival though.
I have to go to hopscotch since I am less than 2.5 hours away.
Trust me, you won't regret it. I live 5 hours away, but damned if I wouldn't go to the other side of the country for this. Part of the reason I love it is that it's somewhat of a hometown festival for me being in the Carolinas (a few friend's bands are playing it this year), so I have a special pride for it as well.
"IMPROVISER IN RESIDENCE: From Björk to Jim O’Rourke and from Death Unit to Jandek, the impressively inclusive drummer Chris Corsano boasts an incredible résumé of collaborators. For the first time, Hopscotch will host an Improviser in Residence for the length of the festival with the aim that he’ll not only play his own set but he’ll also jump in on other bands’ sets throughout Hopscotch. "
I feel sorry for you guys, since I realize probably 3 of you even care, but prepare for 5 months of me talking about how great Hopscotch is. If a mod has to ban me, I understand.
Whoa, was reading an article about Exclusive bookings this year at hopscotch and read the following: "New York guitarist Ben Greenberg, who performs as Hubble, will offer the world premiere of a piece called Lag, in which he uses the Internet as a delay pedal. "