Thursday, March 27, 2008

Finally a Festival for me...

I hate summer festival shows for the specific reason that I can never attend any of them. I used to go to BFD, a festival in Mountain View, CA. I went from 7th grade until my junior year of high school, and missed out on the tradition my senior year. I remember going specifically to see New Found Glory, one of my favorite bands in 7th grade, and I just kept going to the festival as an end-of-year habit. I did get introduced to Interpol, Death Cab For Cutie, and others at various festivals, and I got to see great sets by A.F.I., Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and others over the years.

All the other festivals have been too far away or at unfortunate times. Coachella is too far south in CA, and now I live in Evanston, IL when it happens. Bonaroo and Lollapalooza are both when I'm back in CA for the summer, and Bamboozle and Bamboozle Left are too far away at at weird times. Last year San Francisco got its own festival with some of my favorite indie bands, the Treasure Island Music Fesitval, which was the weekend I left for college so I couldn't go.


Finally it has just been announced that the Bay Area is getting another summer festival: Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. This is just a Bay Area Festival, so we're probably going to get some lame, Bridge School Concert reject acts, right? WRONG, they landed just about the biggest band I've been waiting to see: Radiohead.

They've also got Tom Petty, Beck, Wilco, Ben Harper, Regina Spektor, and tiny little band Rupa & the April Fishes, who I saw back in September at a charity show for about thirty people. I'm about 90% sure that I'm going, because I desperately do not want to miss this chance to see Radiohead. I've been listening to a lot of their music lately, and I think I'm going to start trying to do retrospectives on bands, maybe starting with those boys from Oxfordshire.

2 comments:

Michael said...

Big time sweet! My experience seeing Radiohead was at the Coachella festival and it was AMAZING. I'm super envious that you'll be able to see them, have a great time!

ALANFINK = HDA said...

I'm So Jealous.. I Wish I Could See RH For The 1st me Again, But I Am So Happy For You!! I have seen Radiohead 3 times - & even though Stone Mountain, GA on their KID A / AMNESIAC Tour was so amazing & I got the setlist from
Ed after a flawless show at the most beautiful "venue" I have seen a show besides driving from Florida to see the 1st Coachella in Calfornia (1st Time I Ever Laid Foot In The State) & A Perfect Circle played their first show to Open The Festival & Tool Closed IT The Next Day - Phew! For A Minute+4.2 There.. I Know You Already Got Me ; ) I Have Great Seats To See THE GREATEST LIVE BAND IN THE WORLD In My Hometown Next Month, The 1st Time They Have Ever Played Tampa - WOO HOO !!
At 14, I Bought "The Bends" The Day It Came Out & Did The Same With OK CPU & Every Album To Follow - I Love Every Album By Yorke & Company From The Bends On, BUT - They Are So Pumped & Believe In What They Are Doing With "In Rainbows," Radiohead Are Playing With More Passion, Emotion, & Intensity And I Have Never Witnessed Such Power. Sorry For The Long Comment, But, I Am Looking To Start My Own Blog & I Just Happened To Stumble Upon Wildcat Wire & After Seeing A Blog Posted About My Favorite Band Of All Time & The Excitement About Seeing Them LiVE - I Had To Share The Experiences & Thoughts On The Matter - The "Matter" That Out Of The 100+ Concerts I Have Been To In The Last Decade - It Seems I Was 14 Yesterday :( (: Whether It Being 80 Or So Of My Favorite Artists Or The 20+ Shows That I Performed Onstage W/Other BandS )

RADIOHEAD ARE THE GREATEST LIVE BAND I HAVE EVER SEEN & EVEN THOUGH THEIR ALBUMS ARE ALL 4.2 - 5.5 OUT OF 5.0 = THEIR LIVE SHOWS SOUND BETTER THAN THEIR FLAWLESS LIVE RECORDINGS.

I Have Fans That Claim That I Sound Just Like Mr. Yorke & I Still Have So Far To Go & Have Only Been Creating Music On My Own For A Few Years & I Am 1/8 Of Where I Want To Be.

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