I am going to see the Flaming Lips in Houston the very next weekend, so I didn't vote for them for selfish reasons. I also think Jay Z is a strong dark horse candidate. I
Yeah, I kinda toed the line here between expectations and wishlist. I expect Soundgarden/FLAMING FUCKING LIPS/Pavement, but I have no interest in seeing Soundgarden and am seeing the Lips for the third time in April, so I voted Pavement/Beasties/Unexpected Band.
Well, come on, it's not like the entire Sasquatch contingent is going to be dutifully refreshing twitter every ten seconds and making the decision in the two hour grace period they have to know both the lineup and the tickets.
Phoenix pretty much has to stay in the United States between Coachella and Bonnaroo, and have even indicated a few other American dates between April and June. They're even leaving America after Bonnaroo to head back to their home continent, I think, so it wouldn't be as if they're spending their whole summer here. Just April through June.
So I'll start. When I think about Pavement headlining, what band would make sense opening up for them? We've discussed MGMT, Vampire Weekend, and Phoenix as possible subheadliners, but talk about a different crowd. There would be a mass exodus to the dance tent prior to Pavement's appearance.
The National would work great right before Pavement. They're doing a few shows together, and ever since someone said how cool it would be if The National played "So Far Around The Bend" that night it's something I've been hoping for.
By the same logic, Broken Social Scene, who is also doing shows with Pavement, would make sense.