Post by midnightbackslider on Jun 2, 2010 13:51:36 GMT -5
Let's say that you must actively attend to at least 15 minutes of a particular act for it to count. Given that scenario, let's hear your best guess for how many different acts you'll take in this year.
A Thieve's Parade 2/24 Conspirator 2/26 Kevin Smith 3/11 Keller 3/17 Papadosio 3/18 JJ Grey 3/25 Bela Fleck/Edgar Meyer 3/26 Toubab Krewe 3/27 O'Death 4/11 Budos Band 4/22 EOTO 4/28 Summer Camp 5/6-29 All Good
Post by monkeymonkeyjoyjoy on Jun 2, 2010 19:32:45 GMT -5
44 acts! I will do it too, just have to break my usual thing of seeing entire sets. It really flows nicely on my schedule, however, and there aren't many at all where I have to see less than half of a set. I'm excited!
I'm sorry, but I think the 15 minute set criterion is BS. I've done this before, and just don't think that you can really get the feel of things in just 15 minutes. If a set isn't doing it for you, that's one thing. But to say you "saw" someone for 15 minutes is crap...
Post by omgitsbonnaroo on Jun 2, 2010 20:11:05 GMT -5
^I agree...I'm a full or as close to full set guy as can be. The only reason I'll split is if there are 2 bands at the same time that I just can't miss or if there's a few bands I want to check out that I don't know too well.
Post by monkeymonkeyjoyjoy on Jun 2, 2010 20:27:23 GMT -5
I think seeing a half or 30 minute amount can qualify as 'seeing them'...some bands only play 30 minutes as openers when on tour, and you still 'see' them. Either way - to each their own. I'm extremely happy that the schedule works out so well, and that I will see each band in full or at least half! Be happy we get such long set times....at Coachella even the headliners had only 1.5 hours, and most everyone else had 50 minutes or less (including Les Claypool, Avett Brothers, Gossip....and even Faith No More). THAT is when you really can only have a choice to miss someone completely, or see only 15-20 minutes, and there's no other way to do it. Roo wins!
99% of mine are 30 min. or more. i can't give an exact number because i'm not sure what sets i might leave early. there is so much i want to see. in the past i've been mostly full sets. but this year i will be doing a lot more split sets, while still seeing a good bit of each set.
Post by midnightbackslider on Jun 3, 2010 11:01:19 GMT -5
I'm covering the festival for a magazine, so I won't see too many full sets although I agree that such an approach disrupts the integrity of watching a set start to finish. If I only count sets for which I'm planning to see at least 30 minutes, I'm up around 65 acts. We'll see if that pans out...
-When I Hear My Name -Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground -Blue Orchid -Passive Manipulation -Red Rain -Death Letter -My Doorbell -Hotel Yorba -Same Boy You've Always Known -Lovesick -Little Ghost -We're Going to Be Friends -The Hardest Button to Button -Black Math -The Nurse -I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
Encore: -Ball and Biscuit -Seven Nation Army -Screwdriver
Post by arizonalovesyou on Jun 5, 2010 1:49:07 GMT -5
37 Bands I plan on seeing for at least 15 minutes.
Fanfarlo, The Entrance Band, Here We Go Magic, Local Natives, Manchester Orchestra, Neon Indian, The Dodos, The Temper Trap, Blitzen Trapper, The xx, Lotus, Conan O'Brien, The Gossip, She & Him, Tori Amos, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, Les Claypool, Daryl Hall & Chromeo, FLips, Kid Cudi, LCD Soundsystem, Norah Jones, Isis, The Melvins, The Dead Weather, Weezer, Stevie Wonder, Eclectic Method, Jay-Z, Thievery Corporation, Kaskade, Deadmau5, The Disco Biscuits, John Butler Trio, John Fogerty, Zac Brown Band, Dave Matthews Band
Post by jesmith5508 on Jun 5, 2010 10:58:28 GMT -5
Right now my plan is at least 23 full sets (Fanfarlo, Here We Go Magic, Miike Snow, The Dodos, Blitzen Trapper, The xx, Conan, Marley/Nas, The National, Kings of Leon, Hall/Chromeo, LCD Soundsystem, Tyler/Northern Lights, Norah Jones, Harper Simon, Thievery Corp., Gwar, Ingrid Michaelson, Calexico, Regina Spektor, TMBG, MMW, DMB)
and 8 partial sets of 30min+ (Steve Martin, Claypool, Jimmy Cliff, Melvins, Dead Weather, Jeff Beck, Stevie Wonder, Phoenix)
2010: 3/12: The Bad Plus/Happy Apple/Buffalo Collision/The Bad Apple 6/10-13: Bonnaroo 6/19: Rock the Garden 7/30-31: Mid West Music Fest 8/21: Los Hombres Calientes 8/31: Marijuana Death Squads 9/11: The Book of Right On w/ City on the Make 9/23: Of Montreal w/ Janelle Monae 10/4: Broken Social Scene 11/23: Grinderman
Mar 14 Sheepdogs/Fitz & The Tantrums/City & Colour (Austin)
Mar 15 Jim James (Austin)
Apr 26 Jim James (Boston)
May 4 Clutch & The Sword (Portland ME)
Jun 8 DMB (Hartford)
Jun 21 Jim James (Northampton MA)
Jul 27-28 Newport Folk
Aug 6 Death Grips (Boston)
Oct 25-27 MOEMS