Tuesday, July 29, 2008


STP vs. Dylan

And this is why I hate festivals:

Virgin Mobile Festival - Sun Aug 10 Baltimore, MD

12:00 - 12:45 -- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
12:20 - 1:05 -- The Go! Team

1:05 - 1:55 -- Shudder to Think

4:50 - 5:50 -- Iggy and The Stooges
5:15 - 6:15 -- The Black Keys

6:20 - 7:35 -- Stone Temple Pilots
6:45 - 8:00 -- Bob Dylan

Full schedule here.

So there's a conflict with nearly every band I want to see. The sole exception is Shudder To Think, who come on at 1:05. Oh - And there's a 3-hour lull when there's nothing going on that interests me at all.

I really wanted to see The Go! Team, but I'm going to have to leave their brief, 45-minute set early, if I want to get back to the other stage to catch the Shudder To Think reunion. Do I really want to miss all of BRMC just to catch 20 minutes of The Go! Team? Not sure about that yet. And the first bands of the day? Really? Frankly, we'll be lucky if we make it there in time for them at all.

Of course, The Stooges are the obvious choice, but I was looking forward to seeing The Black Keys. I've been told "come-hell-or-high-water" we're going to see STP. I'm fine with that, but putting them up against Dylan is unforgivable.

What a drag. I was really looking forward to this one. Now it looks like we're spending $100+ per ticket to see STP and The Stooges. If Dinger wasn't so excited about seeing STP, I'd skip this altogether.


It's much easier once you let go of all the things you're going to miss.

What about NIN v Kanye? NIN is pretty predictable at this point, and Kanye could be a good old fashioned hot mess. I have the same dilemma this Sunday at Lollapalooza.
I know I'm just whining right now, but that STP/Dylan thing irks me. I'll get over it.

My guess is that we'll watch a few minutes of NIN before heading out early to try to beat the traffic. I'd LOVE to watch a Kanye meltdown though. I just don't have the patience to sit through his set.
Damn--I didn't relaize that Black Keys overlapped with the Stooges. Crap. I love the Black Keys! But Iggy is god. I'm probably not going anyway 'cuz my friends are pooping out, but if I do end up going that's gonna be a major conflict. However, I'd choose Dylan over STP.
I've seen Dylan about a dozen times and there's a good chance STP will implode again any day now, so I think I'd better see STP again while I have the chance.
Dylan could implode at any time, too, haha. Actually, even though his last 3 albums have been his best since the 60s, I hear his recent concerts have not been so great. So maybe STP is a better choice.
As for Stooges/Keys, if I was you I would plan on making tracks toward the end of Iggy's set, so you can catch a half hour or so of the Black Keys. They're pretty amazing.
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