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Honestly, as an old fart, this is pretty weak. No prince, throbbing gristle, roger waters, willie nelson, new order, bauhaus, jesus and mary chain, suede, etc. I mean, I guess it’s not bad. Friday is definitely the old farts day. But there are only like seven 80’s bands total, and only four 70’s bands - and that includes Jimmy Cliff.
The old farts, however, do offer honorary membership to Jacque Lu Cont. And the Vaccines. They pretty much sound like an 80’s band. Or at least early 90’s
I dunno. I mean, there’s a lot of bands I like. M83 will be great in the big desert, ditto for Godspeed! and Explosions. Big Pink was fuzzy fun last time I saw ‘em at Coachella. Black Keys and Radiohead are always kinda okay live but.. meh. Seen ‘em enough at festivals. We were robbed with New Order. Hopefully Lolla will get ‘em. I’ll eat my shoe if Cat Power actually manages to play. Andrew Bird, Dawes, St Vincent, Yuck, Neon Indian, Feist, Andrew Bird, Wild Flag, Santigold, Fitz and the Tantrums, La Roux, Fanfarlo, Head and the Heart, We Were Promised Jetpacks are all loved but you can see them all whenever. But the only band I really love that I haven’t seen yet is Florence and the Machine.
The walking around checking out bands will be fun, and the weekend will be pleasant. But after Friday, most of the thrill of OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M SEEING THIS BAND AGAIN will be gone.
Also, there are people playing that were born after i was out of college. Wow. And there are a LOT of bands playing who were on various Twilight soundtracks. Just sayin.