Maybe its just me, but EVERY single tent and the which stage seemed a LOT softer this year. I mean, even during Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, and STS9 you couldnt even "feel" the bass and I could barely hear it from just outside the tent. I was pretty pissed about this.
I only noticed this for Buffalo Springfield on Which. I was halfway back in the field an could barely hear. Then a few hours later I was walking past This Tent right before Girl Talk started and could hear SCI better from there than I could Buffalo while I was watching them.
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Post by Dave Maynar on Jun 13, 2011 12:25:00 GMT -5
I did not notice this for Buffalo Springfield for the part of the performance I heard way back from the crowd. Did it get louder towards the end because the part I caught was near the end of the performance.
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Post by chemicalbrother on Jun 13, 2011 17:08:42 GMT -5
I swear the Which has sound hotspots that can be as little as 20-30 feet apart. My rule there is....don't like the sound? Move around. It's amazing what a difference placement makes there...and I'm not even talking about necessarily moving closer...just side to side even.
For Lil Wayne it was super loud. I heard his performance clear as a bell from the day parking area.
Ya know, it's weird. I heard this a few times throughout the festival, but more than a couple people also told me that Bassnectar pretty much drowned out Lil Wayne completely. I personally was at my camp at the time (Lil Wayne is garbage) but I had forgotten he was even playing, as all I could hear was Bassnectar - and I was by pod 2, which is pretty close to the main stage. Their Leno had some serious bump.
Post by GratefulEd on Jun 13, 2011 18:45:38 GMT -5
I don't throw around the phrase "sick with disappointment" very often, but two songs into Robert Plant, when I realized I was missing my once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear him perform Led Zeppelin material, I sat down on my blanket and hung my head and thought black thoughts for a while.
Post by starrynight on Jun 13, 2011 19:19:48 GMT -5
I was sitting in the very back and could hear Robert Plant just fine on What stage. However, I was really excited for BS and couldn't hear ANYTHING. I was on the left side a little behind the trees. All my friends were waiting up front for Eminem so I was scared if I went up too far I wouldn't be able to get out in time to go find them. After everyone around me was chanting "louder" and it never got louder, I left. An older couple behind me was talking about what a shame it was to have such legendary artists up there and no one could even hear them. But they must have turned it up later bc my friend said he heard them fine from the brooers tent. I was also really excited to just lay and relax to Iron and Wine and couldn't hear a thing so I just fell asleep. The sound from the beer lounge and This tent were drowning out Which Stage all weekend, except for Mumford when I was up front.