As someone who has followed this festival for most of the last decade, it really is sad to see what this festival has devolved into. I mean people always complained about the lineup, but I always generally felt that the festival's organizers made a conscious effort to build a diverse, interesting lineup from top to bottom, based off of acts with reputable live shows. Now they just cater to popularity. Maybe I'm just getting old. I hate to be one of those guys that fails to see the quality of something just because it's after my time, but this EDM scene is killing festivals. It's a shame.
We are getting older though. Our heyday has passed. We aren't in our prime. I really don't want to camp in 90 degree heat anymore, so this new Roo keeps me from suffering.
Obviously there are people excited. They're just not here. Maybe livenation was like, you know that awesome community of fans that you have on inforoo. We hate them. Let's possible them all off with these garbage clues.
I'm sure there are but not in the numbers of past years. Even last year people were saying "Give them a chance" or "2017 is gonna be a crazy comeback!" It seems like this year people are just about ready to cut the cord and have basically said this is the last year before it's "too late".
I also do not think this is Livenation's fault. I believe ACE thinks this is actually the way back to the glory days.
I know they've said livenation isn't influencing booking, but they have to be. There is a drastic change in their booking strategy happening right now. This change has been obvious after livenation came aboard. It's hard for me to believe that these are even the same people doing the booking. And these clues. Man, whoever is in charge of that now is the worst.
I will wait for the actual lineup before freaking out, whining, and being all negative. But yeah those three EDM acts out of the five clues we have gotten are not my thing.
I'm hoping that these clues are a sign that the EDM will be contained like the Sahara at Coachella. Borgore and NGHTMRE have played Coach before so I'm not too upset, if they turn the Other/Kalliope/Xmas Barn area into an EDM haven I'll actually be very excited as it will contain those people to that part of the farm. Actually this would be a fairly smart move on LN's part as it would create a mini-EDM fest within a fest which would be cool for people that are into that type of music.
Again, I know that's probably a long shot but who knows.
I am happy with the roo clues so far and that I saved a little money doing pre-sale.
SO MANY CONFLICTS YOU GUYS!
Valid point. These names wont be anywhere near on the lineup that would make me mad to begin with so it's all filler. These horrible dubstep DJs wont sway me from going.
Also, if I'm out and about and have nothing I'm currently watching, I can at least run up to these sets and dance my little ass off for a minute. You don't really need to know the music to dance. Which is a win-win. I go to bonnaroo to get fucked up and dance and sing my heart out. I will go regardless of the lineup...I'm still in "that" phase of my bonnaroo love.