Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Summer of RAWK

I think Chicago is one of the best cities on the planet for music festivals, and I think this summer is no exception. Last week Richard and I bought tickets for Intonation, Pitchfork Music Festival, and the mother of all US music fests Lollapalooza.

So that means I can potentially see: Andrew Bird, Aqualung, Ben Kweller, Bloc Party, Broken Social Scene, Calexico, Death Cab for Cutie, The Editors, The Flaming Lips, Gnarls Barkley, Hard-Fi, The Futureheads, Iron & Wine, Kanye West, Matisyahu, Mission of Burma, Nada Surf, The New Pornographers, Nickel Creek, Of Montreal, Panic! At The Disco, The Pharmacists, Ryan Adams, The Secret Machines, The Shins, The Stills, Thievery Corp., Ted Leo, The Walkmen, Wilco, and Yo La Tengo -- all in the next 2 months. Dude, it's gonna be awesome.

I won't be seeing Wolfmother, though because they suck.

Of course it also means that I'll be living on soup for the next two weeks and postponing any plans to visit friends in DC, Portland and/or London this summer.

It also means there will likely be plenty of blog entries complaining about: annoying crowds; sun poisoning/extreme heat/rain; egregiously bad port-o-potties and their bi-products; the stupidity of security and/or volunteers; Bud Light/Miller Light and/or Old Style and why they suck; and health conditions at outdoor music festivals.

So really it is a win/win for me as attendee and YOU as loyal readers*

* all 5 of you


Sarah said...

Thievery Corp - am jealous at that alone!

Can I apply for membership to the loyal readers club? Do I get a badge or keyring?

Pablo said...

Mr Flip-flop here just wants to say that I am sure there ar more than just 5. Regardless of number, we all enjoy your posts especially the ones complaining about stuff.