well that was fffun...
ahhhhh, another great funfest. the sound and stage setup was about as good as i could have hoped for. pip was pretty solid this time around, i guess i have the same gripes as everyone else when it comes to that ( frowny face for no beach towels, and some food vendors making you feel like a bum for trying to use your meal vouchers), but i did enjoy there being cushy furniture on the viewing decks. aftershows were fucking great, and i hope they keep that nites theme going in the future.
ty segall thursday night was a great way to kick it off... friday highlights for me were.... you know what, i'm having the hardest goddamn time remembering who i saw on what day. that must mean i had a bad ass time :D i guess i'll just list overall festival highlights for me(and some youtube videos i found!):
thee oh sees
murder city devils
yacht (yes this is the b52's mesopotamia cover- wasn't that awesome?)
motherfucking purity ring
glass candy aftershow
...oh hey, my phone alarm to wake up just went off, and i've already been at work for 2 hours... awesome...
neon indian (i must have been super trashed at this point, cause i barely remember this set)
memoryhouse aftershow (wish i could find a video for this, it was sweet)
b-l-a-c-k-i-e (this guy was insane, and i couldn't stop watching)
austra (best company for this set)
turquoise jeep, baby
it was great running into so many people that i knew, and meeting all of you awesome funfest board peoples, some for the first time! it's pretty cool, yeah... let me see if i can recall.... realizing now what a blur the weekend really was. eli, slyd (motherfuckin slyd!), ramiro, andrea and her pal, ______, bonnie and her dude, ashley and her dude, phillip, mista pp, treygar, pint o salsa, mary- it was SUCH a pleasure to meet you / see you again / shake your hand / blaze / get drunk / spend some time and see some amazing live music with you. ugh now i feel like a dick cause i'm forgetting names.... but anyone i forgot, it's just cause my memory from the weekend isn't so solid. i'm a little disappointed that i didn't get to run into inkboy, or see bill again, but next time!
anyways, it's post-festival coming down time now. plus blah blah blah.... the bright side is, when i was going through my ton of work emails yesterday, there was actually one good one from transmission, saying i won two tickets to the sold out reptar and phantogram show tonight at the mohawk. i'm lucky in all the wrong things.
hope you all had the best time! thank goodness sxsw is almost here :) 4 more months...
edit: some shit has been removed :)