Post by sendmetoalbion on Jun 16, 2011 10:08:44 GMT -5
I passed out for a "short nap" during Eminem and ended up missing all of Saturday late night...oops. But I had already seen every band I was planning on watching throughout the weekend (exception being The Drums), so in the end I'm not too upset about it. It was a fantastic sleep.
Post by runninglouisville on Jun 16, 2011 10:30:44 GMT -5
Matt & Kim
My friend convinced me to see Grace Potter and while she was very good and put on a great show, I didn't know any of the songs. My other friend who did to go Matt & Kim said they killed it. So that's my one regret. Oh, and maybe not going to EITS until it was already halfway over.
Post by klimfactor on Jun 16, 2011 11:39:14 GMT -5
- I missed all but the last four songs by the Scissor Sisters because we started at Dr. John and the Meters. I wish I would have seen the entire Scissor Sisters set. What I saw was off the hook. - We stayed with Girl Talk, and, in retrospect, we should have headed over to Gogol. All the great reviews are making me kick myself. On a side note, I'm glad I left Robert Plant after about 40 mins. to see Beirut. I loved Plant's show, but I'd never seen Beirut before. It was a great late-Sunday afternoon show at the Other.
I wanted to see Girl Talk but I was a good friend and helped my way too drunk friend back to camp instead. But another in our group said Girl Talk wasn't that great. Still would have liked to see for myself.
Post by kirbyiskyaan on Jun 16, 2011 14:41:37 GMT -5
I can't remember for the life of me why I missed all but the first Opeth song. Also, I'm sad I had to miss Decemberists for Florence, who I ended up missing a good chunk of anyway in order to get a good spot. On a similar note, I was sad at missing Robyn, but even with the great things people are saying here of her set, I don't regret missing it thanks to Iron &Wine doing a great job. I regret missing Wiz for Mumford, who simply didn't bring it live (what I heard of Wiz's set was surprisingly good). I wish I could have had a chance to see the apparent insanity that SCI was, even though I'm not a Jam kind of person and was having av awesome time at Girl Talk. Also, I wish I could have seen more of Beirut, but going to EITS after seeing 2 songs was the right choice for sure. Prunus would have been nice too, but MMJ > Arcade Fire was most definitely the way to go.
Post by localweather on Jun 16, 2011 14:45:13 GMT -5
The only shows I am sad to have missed just from hearing everyone else talk about them are Robyn and MMJ. I don't even know if I like MMJ, but everyone is saying it was magical so I'll have to make it a point to catch them next time they're in town.
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Post by patty_d_27 on Jun 16, 2011 15:43:20 GMT -5
i missed devotchka because of the fact they came on over a half hour after they were supposed to come on (5:15, didnt come on till atleast 5:40, which is when i left) i was originally going to see all of it and then get to mumford 15 minutes late, but i figured instead of seeing just a little of their set and leaving for mumford that i might as well just go get a good spot for them. there are also a couple other shows you can say i "missed", aka i really wanted to see them, fell asleep at their set after seeing 2-3 songs and had to go back to camp form being exhausted (childish gambino and the black angels)
Some of the acts I was most excited for...I ended up missing. I hate that, but what I DID catch (and the friends I made) made up for it all. EITS, The Low Anthem, Chiddy Bang, Junip...all acts I was dying to see, and missed (except for a few songs from Junip).
Post by Hoodw!nked on Jun 17, 2011 10:31:28 GMT -5
Florence+the Machine. i mean i was there and all but there was no possible way of actually seeing her. This is the first Roo where i feel like i didn't really see half the shows i wanted to due to the huge crowd of newbie, teenagers rushing the stages to just stand there or talk through the whole set.
I mean i actually heard one chick, trying to sound all cool and knowledgeable, telling some guy that Buffalo Springfield was a cover band made up of different classic rock artist. i wanted to hang her from the arch.
Post by hiddenzombie013 on Jun 17, 2011 10:38:16 GMT -5
My biggest regret for sure is Arcade Fire. I stayed for about 5 or 6 songs, but I left after that to get a close spot for Lil Wayne (a big favorite of mine). However, I didn't get THAT close (but still decent), and his set was only pretty good (I'd give it a 7.5/10). I heard Arcade Fire was amazing though (what I saw of them was), and I'm particularly sad that I missed them play "Wake Up." MMJ was another one I wish I hadn't left early for (for Primus). Don't get me wrong, Primus is pretty sweet, but they were in my town a couple days before 'Roo, so I could have just seen them there, and stayed for all of MMJ, since I heard they were amazing too (again, only caught around 3 or 4 songs). I wish I had been there to see them close with "One Big Holiday" (meanwhile, Primus didn't even play "John the Fisherman"). I also wish I could have seen the dinosaur at String Cheese.
Besides that though, I was actually pleasantly surprised with a how much I caught of many of the artists. For example, I didn't know much of Robert Plant's Band of Joy stuff, so all I wanted was for him to do a Zeppelin song, and then leave for The Strokes, so I was pleasantly surprised when they opened with a sweet new version of "Black Dog". I was also sad to miss much of Mumford, but I got an awesome spot for all of Wiz, so it was worth it. There were also a few bands where I only knew one or two of their songs, and I came to their set right when they happened to play those those songs. Namely, Band of Skulls' "I Know What I Am" and Cold War Kids' "Hang Me Up to Dry" (although the latter sounded REALLY good, so I might have to check them out).
Finally, I stayed for part of Widespread Panic, then left to go get my friend at our car, and our intention was to finish their set. However, security didn't let anyone back in, despite there still be over 30 minutes left of their set.
7/17 - Dave Matthews Band w/ Blind Pilot
7/20 - Marilyn Manson
7/23 - 311, Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, and G. Love & Special Sauce
7/26 - Vans Warped Tour
7/29 - Black Sabbath
7/31- Mayhem Fest
8/9 - Kings of Leon (in London)
8/16 - Jay-Z/Justin Timberlake
8/28 - Bruno Mars
9/11 - Steely Dan
9/13 - Bro Safari
9/17 - Between the Buried and Me
11/1-11/3 - Voodoo Fest
Post by footballbat on Jun 17, 2011 12:11:59 GMT -5
The one band I really wanted to catch but couldn't was EITS.
I had to witness the Mavs winning a world championship at the sports bar. I can catch EITS at some other point -- I'm in Texas.
I couldn't see Florence or Cold War Kids either. The Florence crowd was nuts. Me and my buddy gradually were able to work our way to the edge of the tent but couldn't see the stage. Flo sounded great, though.
01-10-13: The Growlers
04-10-13: NIN, Explosions in the Sky
08-10-13: Gold Panda
13-11-13: Kanye West/Kendrick Lamar
15-11-13: Cut Copy
10-12-13: Monster Magnet
24-01-14: Big Day Out Festival Melbourne