Terrible festivals - 2019 edition


#141

Forgot about The Twang.


#142

Alright, the twang ft. Eminem


#143

I was at the Flaming Lips day. Most of the rest of the bill was average to dire (think I remember Peter Hook and Prinal Scream?) and it properly pissed down all day. The Lips were great though


#144

I actually like Dodgy (who unlike many bands of that era have done the courtesy of still making new records) and The Bluetones, but the idea of going to a Britpop festival sounds utterly horrendous. I imagine them to be full of boorish idiots in Oasis shirts telling everyone that no good music has been made since the 90s, while belching Wonderwall into your face.


#145

I’ve been to a couple because I blagged free tickets and they’re not that terrible. Mostly nostalgic fourtysomethings drinking and having a fun time. Fans of bands like Sleeper/The Bluetones/Dodgy/Space/whatever never really crossed over with laddy Oasis fans in a huge way.

It’s all cyclical anyway – sooner or later there’ll be early 2000s package gigs and we’ll all feel even fucking older.


#146

I think that’s already starting to happen with this festival

Also The Bluetones were great, I heard Solomon Bites The Worm again recently and was shocked by how good their rhythm section is.


#147

The Faint!


#148

Or the Strokes day at APE!

(I am going and feel old).


#149

Utterly ridiculous band, I loved them.


#150

Omg please link me to this! I worked at the first one and it was biblical levels of terrible.
(Sorry for lurking on the music board this isn’t my turf haha)


#151

Just every cliche about dorky metal fans is on display here;


#152

Amazing! Thank you :slight_smile: didn’t even realise this existed.
Think I worked the 2017 one? But yeah. Horrible. Not any one person’s fault but Jesus Christ


#153

Should say I don’t want to have a pop at any fans of a certain genre of music cause whatever floats your boat- loads of people would think my taste in music is terrible cause I mainly listen to noughties pop. Plus all the attendees I dealt with were absolutely lovely. Just the festival itself was a nightmare. Mine and my friend’s tent actually slid down a hill cause of the rain (obvs no one can control the weather but that was the tip of the iceberg. We both cried at numerous points hahaha)


#154

That Bristol lot at 15mins are the worst band ive ever heard. The bass and drums sound like Fisher Price toys


#155

can’t believe their flash game is still being hosted, amazing stuff
http://www.dropkickthefaint.com/


#156

Please submit a full report on the horrors you witnessed.

Particularly about Puddle of Mudd


#157

Neon Indian and Washed Out - you’re just a Toro y Moi away from chillwave bingo.

(Still love that first Washed Out record)

Also Passion Pit!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:


#158

Apparently they released an album in 2014? Thought they broke up last decade tbh


#159

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.


#160

They seem to have the least developed sense of humour ever too. Like worse than Mogwai.