April 12-14th - Indio, CA - Coachella Weekend 1
May 3-5th - Memphis, TN - Beale St. Music Festival
June 13-16th - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
July 12-14th - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
August 2-4th - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
September 27-29th - Atlanta, GA - TomorrowWorld
October 25-27th - Asheville, NC - Mountain Oasis
I went there about fifteen minutes after Skrillex finished and watched until the very end. I think 6AM yoga gets a bigger crowd. After three or four spaced out rows it was pitch empty minus stragglers. I think I'd be very generous in saying there were just over one hundred people there. I didn't count but it had to realistically be closer to fifty. What a waste of a slot.
Here's to hoping they learn from their mistakes and don't Quack up so bad again. Making an honest mistake on a risky choice is one thing, but it was obvious to everyone this was a brewing disaster well before it happened. It never was going to succeed.
I will say that the band was putting in a good effort, though what they do is not meant for where and when they got scheduled. I still think they were horrid, just to be clear haha. But we don't need to feel sorry for them. I'm sure they're as deluded as this girl posting pictures and believe they just played an arena show in Tennessee. 80,000 strong chanting their name. Rock on, Unchained.
"In the darkness hundreds of glowsticks streaked the air like tracer shots in war. Giant inflatables bounced over dozens of light sabers pointed skyward. Stuffed animals impaled on sticks danced above the hot crowds, puppeted by someone just given ecstasy by a friend made seconds before."
I stopped by their show and I really thought they sounded good. They were there to play Van Halen covers and they did that well. Their guitarist was also really good. I still am annoyed that a Van Halen cover band got a late night spot and the crowd was TINY, however I think to say they sucked or sounded pathetic is completely unfair. They did what they do really well, it's just not what should've been playing at that point at Bonnaroo.
They did draw a larger crowd than Pedrito and he had John Medeski sitting in for a while as well as the Stooges Brass Band. Not meant as a compliment to Unchained, just to point out how empty Pedrito was as well. Two really bad choices as late night shows, but not the fault of the musicians. They just shouldn't have been given those slots.
Post by bonnaroodavid on Jun 12, 2012 10:05:28 GMT -5
I went and watched the crowd start to disperse after a couple of songs looking pretty grouchy. Some people seemed to really enjoy it. I just sat there outside of the tent and had a good laugh for about 15 minutes just reflecting on all of this thread and all of the speculation (some of it by me) about whether they would actually play or this was a big joke. They seemed to be enjoying themselves. But it occured to me that they actually go the spot instead of a bigger act because they were not sure how long it would take to deconstruct the Alice Cooper set (they did go on late).
Post by railroad436 on Jun 12, 2012 11:10:18 GMT -5
I went over there to check it out and it was really funny seeing the masses of people leave the area once they started playing their first song. I think every other show I went too people were coming in masses as a show started. This was the only time I saw masses people just walk away immediately.
But it occured to me that they actually go the spot instead of a bigger act because they were not sure how long it would take to deconstruct the Alice Cooper set (they did go on late).
Interesting idea. I heard one theory that it maybe had to do with something in Skrillex's contract about the size/popularity of other acts playing at the time but wasn't sure if that'd even be possible. Either way...I had a fantastic time at Superjam -> Gza
I was at Spectrum & Perdito - very lightly attended. I think if more people knew who was in Spectrum Road it would have been more heavily attended. But the overwhelming majority of people probably didn't know its legendary makeup so they didn't go. I'll tell you though - they freakin' slayed it! Some of the best musicianship I've ever seen no matter the crowd side. It did put a bit of a damper on the show though for me - the "communal" aspect just wasn't there because of the low attendance.
Post by tripperfish on Jun 12, 2012 13:21:58 GMT -5
Was there to see what took the stage, left as soon as it was clear that nothing special was happening. Crowd emptied quickly after band took stage, also regardless of what they claim and what other people say, this band sounds like a shizzy van halen cover band.
Checked back in after 30 minutes, there was maybe 50 people left, it was a sad state of affairs.
Would love to know how the hell this came together...
Post by macmusicjunkie on Jun 12, 2012 13:41:58 GMT -5
Saturday night was weird. 1st we had my worst conflict of the weekend Alice Cooper vs. Superjam vs. Spectrum Road. Then GZA which I was interested in but not enough to fight that overcrowded show against basically nothing.
What happens if my tee shot lands on a bird's back and he carries it out of bounds but then is attacked by a larger bird who grabs the ball and drops it in the hole? Is that still a hole in one? 'Cause that's how I'm gonna play it.