Posted in metal | music | pictures on June 26, 2012

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin ; words by Andrew Sacher

Metallica / Fucked Up at Orion Music Fest, June 23, 2012
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Metallica's Orion Music & More festival went down in Atlantic CIty's Bader Field this weekend, featuring the band performing Ride the Lightning in full on Saturday (6/23) and The Black Album on Sunday (6/24), in addition to many other bands across four stages. Bader Field, which was previously used as an airport, was filled with rockers of all kinds -- from the satanist metalheads to the Gaslight Anthem-shirt bearing rock and rollers. In addition to the bands, you could check out Lars Ulrich's curated film screenings, James Hetfield's classic cars, Kirk Hammett's horror memorabilia, rock memorabilia with everything from old Velvet Underground postcards to Melvins posters, and much much more. And all of this went down just across the water from the towering, lit-up excess of Atlantic City's Trump Plaza, Caesars Palace, and the like.

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I showed up to the festival on Saturday about halfway through Baroness' opening set on the main Orion Stage. Though the crowd was still pretty thin (they went on at 1 PM), the band delivered a strong set filled with a great mix of hooks and sludge, winning over most of the people who had showed up early enough to catch them.

Next stop for me was Lucero, also on the Orion Stage. "This song's called 'Women and Work,' it's about whiskey," said singer Ben Nichols of the title track off their most recent LP, making what was only one of many whiskey references during their set. They had a solid mix of the upbeat ones like that, and their sprawling slow-burners. The band sounded best on those slower cuts, as they drifted across the hot, sunny, mid-afternoon Bader Field, though I'm sure the foot-stompers would have taken charge in a smaller, tightly packed venue like their drunken NYE show at Brooklyn Bowl. The band did crank up the distortion on "Sounds of the City," and got great crowd reaction during "All Sewn Up," which he dedicated to the audience: "Plenty of fucking bad tattoos out there, so this one's for all y'all."

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After Lucero's set ended, the Fuel stage saw what might have been the wildest set of the day with Fucked Up. Frontman Damian Abraham began by saying, "Last year we were thinking... who would be the craziest band we could play with, and we were like... METALLICA!" before kicking into "Queen of Hearts" off 2011's epic David Comes to Life. As per ushe, it only took about three seconds into that song for Damian to barge into the crowd (where he spent most of the show) and another few minutes before he took his shirt off. They relied most heavily on material off of David, playing other highlights like "The Other Shoe," "Turn the Season," and more. In the past I've said that Damian's in-the-crowd antics tend to be less successful in larger venues, but at Orion fest he did everything in his power to make his way through the entire crowd. He must have been part of every single mosh pit that broke out, and traveled everywhere from the kids pushing against the barrier to the people standing in the very back.

The Gaslight Anthem followed, taking to the Orion Stage, and came out with an introduction from Lars (as many other bands that day did). After his introduction, the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" began playing through the PA as the band walked out, with frontman Brian Fallon decked out in an "RIP MCA" shirt (written in Run DMC typeset). I didn't notice it during Baroness or Lucero (and maybe Fucked Up's loud mayhem was to blame), but the sound at Orion Stage was significantly lower for all the non-Metallica bands that played, and it became easy to feel removed during The Gaslight Anthem's set. Despite the conditions, the band still sounded on point. They played "45," the single off their upcoming album, which is easily their best song since The '59 Sound, and older favorites as well, like "Old White Lincoln," "The Patient Ferris Wheel," and of course, "The '59 Sound."

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I then made my way over to the Frantic tent -- undoubtedly the best stage to watch bands -- for Hot Snakes, who were also introduced by Lars. Lars acknowledged the stage as well ("this is becoming my favorite stage of the day... this is where all the cool kids hang out!") and said tons of flattering things about Hot Snakes. The band thanked him a couple times for his compliments, before asking the crowd if any of us had heard of them, to which they were greeted with massive cheers that they seemed pretty surprised about. After all the intro-ing, the band began playing the buzzsaw guitar riff of "I Hate the Kids," the opening track off 2002's classic Suicide Invoice. They reunited last year after breaking in 2005, and they've definitely still got it. They played a good amount of Suicide Invoice, including "LAX," "Who Died," "Gar Forgets His Insulin," and the punishing title track.

After Hot Snakes' set, Modest Mouse took over the Orion Stage, and like with The Gaslight Anthem, the sound and setting of this stage did them absolutely no justice. We got some great songs -- "Bury Me With It," "Dramamine," "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes" -- but they were mostly drowned out by the talking of the uninterested crowd, many of who had begun gathering for Metallica. Not surprisingly, "Float On" was the one song that stopped the crowd from talking and got 'em singing along. Things probably went over better for Modest Mouse at the more indie-centric Governors Ball, which they played on Sunday.

Suicidal Tendencies meanwhile were playing to a giant crowd on the smaller metal-centric Damage Inc. stage, with help from their ex-bandmate, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo who joined them for a bunch of songs.

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Hands down, my highlight of the pre-Metallica portion of the festival was Arctic Monkeys, who played the Fuel stage directly before the headliners took over Orion. It goes without saying that Lars took the time to introduce this band (their first record is his favorite of the '00s) and he said tons of appreciative things about the band, including that he's seen them every time they've played his city. They opened their set with the attack of "Brianstorm," which sent the band into a frenzy that didn't let up once during the set. Though the band's latter two records have been a bit less popular than their first two, they've really shown a maturation in sound on them and especially on a festival with a mass of heavier bands a lot of their newer material fit right in. Songs like "Pretty Visitors" and "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair" border on sludge metal and stood out just as much, if not more than older classics like "Teddy Picker," "Fluorescent Adolescent," and "Dancefloor." In keeping spirits with the festival, during "Don't Sit Down," Alex Turner changed the line, "bite the lightning," to "Ride the Lightning," and pointed across the field at the Orion stage where Metallica's stage hands were gearing up for the band to play said album in full.

Alex takes complete control of the crowd and throws in a bit of playful arrogance, like pointing to Matt Helders and saying, "check this shit out," before one of Matt's more technical drum parts. The band pretty much kept their whole set in full throttle mode, eschewing many of their lighter songs, and they delivered with colossal power. Over ruthless drumming, stoner rock guitar solos, and overall ceaseless energy, Alex effortlessly topped it all off with his soaring vocals, almost of all of which were met by singalongs from the crowd.

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Finally, after the rest of the festival had wrapped up, the strings of Ennio Morricone's "The Ecstasy of Gold" from Metallica's S&M album began playing through the PA, which meant the band -- who for many, were the sole reason of coming to the festival -- were about to take the stage. They opened with a bunch of live staples, like "Hit the Lights," "Master of Puppets," "Sad But True," and "The Four Horsemen," plus a newer one as well. Then the lights went black and on the stage's screens, popped up a video of clips from Metallica's Ride the Lightning period, which was greeted by huge cheers of the thousands of people that knew the band's performance of the album was on the way. When soundclips of Cliff Burton surfaced on the video, even more applause came, honoring the band's bassist who performed with them on their first three albums before passing away in a tour bus accident in 1986. After the video ended, an animated play on the Lightning album artwork took over the screens and the album's final track, "Call of Ktulu" began playing (they performed the album in reverse). Once "Ktulu" picked up, the lights came back on, revealing the band members on stage playing the song, and yielding more and more applause.

After the instrumental track, live favorite "Creeping Death" came in, sending the band pummeling into a spiraling vector of thrash. The band's theatrics, rock star approach, and tendency to play hits-heavy sets can give off the feeling that they've reached the point where their shows are simply crowd-pleasers, but it's really not the case. The band whole heartedly rock the fuck out on stage, and despite everything else going on, simply watching them play is pretty mind blowing.

According to Lightning's reverse tracklist, after "Creeping Death," came "Escape," which the band have never performed live, mainly because James absolutely hates the track. For anyone who didn't know, he made it abundantly clear at the show and even looked like he was having a bit of trouble getting into it while they played it live for their first time ever, but by the end, the crowd had welcomed its live debut more than excellently. Though James wouldn't hear of it -- "NO!" he yelled when the crowd tried convincing him that they loved it.

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Then came "Trapped Under Ice," followed by "Fade to Black," which was by far the loudest singalong on the album during the acoustic guitar-led verses and, as occurs at Metallica concerts, the melody to Kirk's guitar solo in the intro. After the song's headbanging second half, James, with a smug smile, responded to the fanatic cheers with, "Yeah, I like that one too." The level of noise stayed above 10 for the following song, "For Whom the Bell Tolls," whose chorus saw tons of \m/-raised arms attached to bodies screaming along. Following the album's title track, Metallica wrapped up their performance of the album with much anticipated opening thrasher, "Fight Fire With Fire," for which the screens behind the band showed the masses of audience members singing along to the song's choppy vocals.

Directly after the performance of the album ended, the band stayed on stage and went immediately into more live staples -- "Nothing Else Matters" and "Enter Sandman." They then left the stage before returning for an encore which began in the dark with the acoustic intro of "Battery," and then hitting the lights for the song's slaying mile-a-minute riffing. The encore wrapped up with loud fireworks, black Metallica beach balls thrown int the crowd and two more live staples, "One" and "Seek & Destroy" and after the members of the band continued to thank the crowd for coming and making their festival a success.

More Orion Music Fest coverage to come. Lots more pictures, including Roky Erickson, Red Fang, Suicidal Tendencies, and more are below.

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host Lars Ulrich could be seen all over the place throughout the day

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there was Kirk's Crypt and the Metallica Museum

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live graffiti was on display

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seagulls were a common site, especially near the garbage

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original Pushead artwork in the Metallica museum

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the classic and custom car show

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compulsive gamblers probably had a hard time dealing with the casinos constantly looming in the background

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If I had a nickel for every person wearing a Metallica shirt at this fest...

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Vans skate ramp (where Steve Caballero and many more skated throughout the day)

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Lars hangs with and introduces Hot Snakes (who he "started listening to nonstop a year ago")

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Lars introduces Arctic Monkeys

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Comments (61)

pink eye lost weight and looking hotter than ever

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 9:48 AM

Do I wanna be first?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 9:49 AM

It's spelled Roky Erickson with 2 k's.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 9:54 AM

i was there--- Hot Snakes sounded as good as ever and put all the other bands playing that day to shame, in my opinion. everyone went fucking crazy for the Arctic Monkeys.... i don't get it at all. they performed well, but their music is so uninteresting. there are easily at least 200 bands in brooklyn doing far more exciting things.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 9:58 AM

next year's orion will be:
day 1-masters of puppets
day 2-and justice for all

see you there.

Posted by lars | June 26, 2012 10:04 AM

As much as I love John Reis, even he doesn't get a pass on the no shorts and flip flops on stage rule.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 10:05 AM

958am-i say 90% of bands coming from brooklyn are boring as shit and trying to make it big.

arctic monkeys made a great debut lp and progressed on each of their releases. they might not be the best musicians but they know how to write interesting songs.

ps i like to hear some of who you're talking about by the way. please name 5 brooklyn bands you find exciting.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 10:06 AM

How many songs from LulU did Metallica play?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 10:12 AM

didn't modest mouse play this?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 10:14 AM

10:06,

Are you the 50-year-old Arctic Monkeys fanatic from The Black Keys thread?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 10:22 AM

I second that...Hot Snakes...were fucking tight. Cant wait to see them at ATP. Metallica was great too...no need to ever see them again they played all the hits I wanted to hear. The crowd shots during metallica was hilarious...full of TOTAL pussies. BTW why NO metal sluts at this fest? Oh metal sluts where have you gone?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 10:23 AM

10:06AM--- i completely agree that most brooklyn bands are carbon copies of each other, but given that there are SO MANY goddamn bands in this town, there are a lot that are doing great things that might not be getting the recognition they deserve. you asked for five bands i think are more interesting than the arctic monkeys. here are some right off the top of my head: Ancient Sky, EULA, Father Figures, Afuche, and Grooms. i would pay more money to see any of those bands than the Arctic Monkeys any day. like i said, i think the Arctic Monkeys performed well, so i'm not trying to hate on you for digging them. they were tight as hell and had a lot of energy. but, did they leave a lasting impression on me? not at all. they're very good at what they do, but i imagine there are countless bands lurking beneath the surface that do the same exact thing just as well.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 10:26 AM

Would of loved to of seen Hot Snakes play. Did Lars introduce ever single band?! He can't get enough of himself, huh?

He's painfully annoying.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 10:30 AM

This actually looks like a fun, well run festival. That's kind of a novelty these days in the northeast.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 10:36 AM

"How many songs from LulU did Metallica play?"

3. Iced Honey, Mistress Dread, and Frustration.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 10:39 AM

Not only did I enjoy the shows, but the event was surprisingly well-run given that this was the first running of this (hopefully annual) event. There were free air-conditioned coach shuttles that ran to and from the festival, there was no line to get in, it was easy to navigate around, and the Met Club Ultra wristband actually got you into the pit at the front of the stage (which was not overstuffed). All in all, pretty damn awesome. However, Atlantic City is a total armpit, and has no charm at all.

Posted by lp | June 26, 2012 10:56 AM

Looks like a great fucking show!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 10:56 AM

Had a great time, lotsa great music and the side attractions were cool as well. Event was well run and bodes well for next year...just need to add a few good punk bands to the mix.
Scored winning grub at white house subs n Tonys Baltimore grill to boot.

Posted by Blag | June 26, 2012 11:04 AM

Metallica 5 years from now > Fucked Up

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 11:10 AM

5 bands shaking it up in brooklyn that I find more compelling than Arctic Monkeys:

Clouder
Life Sized Maps
Eula
Freshkills
Starlight Girls

Yes i am in a band, and no, i am not in any of these.

Posted by the jim | June 26, 2012 11:13 AM

10:56

AC has no charm? yeah the Atlantic Ocean fucking sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 11:13 AM

Orion Fest - (Metallica + Avenged Sevenfold) =
Generic hipster music festival:

Day 1:
Wooden Shjips
Roky Erickson
Fucked Up
The Gaslight Anthem
Cage The Elephant
Modest Mouse
Arctic Monkeys

Day 2:
A Place to Bury Strangers
The Black Angels
Gary Clark, Jr.
Best Coast
Titus Andronicus

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 11:26 AM

Yes, it is true. Lars Ulrich has no dick.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 11:44 AM

"everyone went fucking crazy for the Arctic Monkeys.... i don't get it at all. they performed well, but their music is so uninteresting. there are easily at least 200 bands in brooklyn doing far more exciting things."

uh, ok 9:58a, if you say so. but i'd be embarrassed to exhibit such appalling lack of musical taste in public. there isn't ONE SINGLE band in brooklyn that comes close to arctic monkey's talent/songwriting/performance prowess.

but keep telling yourself that as you stroke your ironic beard.

and, oh jealous jim (11:13a) - you are joking, right? i mean, you couldn'tve even typed those band names with a straight face, could you?

really wish i could see all the arctic monkey haters in 20 years when they're old and bitter at how life has turned out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 11:51 AM

Yawn

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 11:58 AM

11:51--- you sound like such a cliche, superficial piece of shit. congratulations on having the only valid opinion in the music world. i'm sure you're contributing a hell of a lot to it. god forbid people support some good local music that hasn't been pre-approved by pitchfork for you. real independent thinker, this one.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 12:03 PM

"i'd be embarrassed to exhibit such appalling lack of musical taste in public. there isn't ONE SINGLE band in brooklyn that comes close to arctic monkey's talent/songwriting/performance prowess." HAHAHAHA are you fucking serious???

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 12:09 PM

Swami wearing sandals?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 12:29 PM

Looks likes a good festival, but what's up with this write up? Reads like something out of a high school newspaper.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 12:34 PM

prowess

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 12:39 PM

never heard of pitchfork, 12:03p. kinda like every single brooklyn band from this century (and the last) will NOT be remembered by anybody in the future. been listening to arctic monkeys since their debut was "leaked" like 6 years ago. anyone with a modicum of musical taste/knowledge knows they are vastly superior to maybe 90% of bands currently producing music (hell, it's more like 99%).

yes, they are the one-percenters.

keep telling yourself the hipster creed: brooklyn is the center of the universe.

and yes, 12:09p. i'm as serious as you are ignorant. and that makes me a friggin' genius.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 1:15 PM

yep, 10:06, straight face. all strong bands, those are. i take it you're not familiar with the current US DIY scene, or how tomorrow's big sounds evolve in the laboratory of the grass-roots scene? those are just a few of the many talented bands are playing their asses off, onstage as performers, and offstage as their own managers/bookers/agents, to push rock music forward, past the comfortable safe sonic boundaries of the mainstream. most often while holding down day jobs. Arctic Monkeys are fine, i suppose, from what i've heard, i just find their sound a lil repetitive and samey after awhile...& while there are some brooklyn bands guilty of this too, there are also a lot of good, new, interesting sounds are happening.
nothing wrong with embracing mainstream music, only with letting it obstruct your awareness of the next gen of young, hungry bands making art as a reaction to what's made it to the big stage.

Posted by the jim | June 26, 2012 1:20 PM

well the good news is that at least a lot of you negative nellies are onto EULA. great band.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 1:29 PM

1:15pm-- must be lonely at the top. good thing you weren't a music fan in the 60s. you wouldn't know what to do with yourself. it's no use engaging in a battle with you over which one of us is ignorant. i'll never sway you and you will never get me to take you seriously or think that you have superior taste to me when you think that Arctic Monkeys is one of the most compelling bands playing music today. you clearly live in a small, small world and i'd be willing to bet that your music collection is pretty fucking boring. my argument that there are many more exciting bands out there being overlooked does not just stop at brooklyn, but you are welcome to cling to that if it makes it easier for you to call me a hipster. there are at least five bands in every american city that are making more relevant music than your Arctic Monkeys and their incomparable "prowess". if it's a hipster thing to actually have a rich knowledge of music history and to be interested in bands that are pushing boundaries and not being eager to call the banal exceptional, i'll be a hipster. it sure as shit beats whatever the hell you are. try challenging yourself once in a while.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 1:40 PM

AC has charm if you know where to look, mainly off the boardwalk.

Anyone who knows goes to Irish Pub or Grand Fromage for some cheap drinks and fun nights.

Also, place is loaded with great subs, italian food and it's on the beach.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 1:54 PM

not sure what passes for mainstream music in your view, JIM (1:20p), but arctic monkeys are NOT (no radio airplay in this country, no chart placements in the good ole (ignorant) us of a.

mainstream is adele, rhianna and bruce springsteen.

and 1:40p, your use of 'banal' does little to mask your ignorance. i guarantee you my music collection would leave you speechless.

and i'd be willing to put my musical knowledge to the test against yours ANY DAY of the week/year/century.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 2:19 PM

1:54 white house for the win!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 2:28 PM

2:19pm, i'm sure there are all sorts of things about you that would leave me speechless. when i first put my thoughts on the Arctic Monkeys out, i made a point of trying to be relatively respectful about it. i told you that i was not trying to hate on you for liking them and i admitted that they performed really well and were tight as hell. my comment was more about all the great music that is being overlooked in comparison and less about them being a bad band. but, you started making all these holier-than-thou statements where you basically declared that your opinion was some kind of obvious truth that was not to be challenged. even if i don't love the Arctic Monkeys, i wouldn't ever assume you're a loser for loving them. so, i don't see why you feel the need to establish yourself as better than me or more of a music fan. is it not ok to be into different shit? is there really only one acceptable taste in music? i'm sorry for being defensive at points and going on the attack. it just really pisses me off when people are too insecure to accept another's difference in opinion. you prove nothing by being arrogant. so, i'm resting my case. keep your opinions and don't let mine affect yours and i will do the same. like what you like. if it inspires you, then i really don't care what it is, i'm just happy someone is being inspired by something. and if you can't accept my perspective, that's not my problem, it's your own.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 2:41 PM

I came over from the U.K to attend this festival and I've got to say that if they do it again next year I'll be back. As for Arctic Monkeys, I thought they were great and I'd definitely urge people to see them at least once.

Looking over some of the threads on here though it seems to me that there is a prevailing attitude of Brooklyn being the centre of the creative universe. I could name obscure bands all day, doesn't make me cool, or better than anyone else.

It just seems strange, as a Brit, for people to try to validate themselves through their music tastes - you never really see that over there.

If you only allow yourself to be into the new cool bands that Pitchfork tell you to like then you're missing out imo.

Anway, it was my first time in the U.S. and my girlfriend and i thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and can't wait to come back.

Posted by Mike | June 26, 2012 2:50 PM

Cool — look at this group trying to create a rock community in NYC: http://www.facebook.com/RockvineNYC

Posted by JH | June 26, 2012 2:59 PM

Metallica r hipsters, ironically bringing Best Coast and Black Angels to further infuriate their own ignorant fans.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 3:11 PM

Was at this. Never seen so many "that guys" in my entire life. Did Metallica fans not get the memo that you're kinda lame if you wear the band's t-shirt to the show?

Thought about buying a Best Coast shirt and wearing it around. Would've been funny.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 3:13 PM

wish i could have gone to saturday of this

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 3:20 PM

2:28 yes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 3:33 PM

Metallica set sounds awesome, wish I could have seen it

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 3:34 PM

Not one sausage comment...those indie rock tards are slipping!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 4:17 PM

I almost regret not going to this day. But Metallica were/are such fucking pussy-men about Napster and so much else it's hard for me to ever spend any cash on them.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 4:55 PM

Plenty of porter johns no waiting in long lines

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 4:57 PM

I love how the term "Hipster" gets misused all the time... Does anyone even know the definition of the word?

Posted by darkwingduck20 | June 26, 2012 7:39 PM

GoogaMooga was the best run festival. I didn't wait in a angle line all day, anybody who says otherwise wasn't there.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 7:43 PM

" love how the term "Hipster" gets misused all the time... Does anyone even know the definition of the word?"

Well, if you know that it's misused "all the time", then shouldn't you know the definition?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 7:52 PM

wow!! The Arctic Monkeys hit a nerve! NICE! I think they are awesome, been a fan since 2007. Then again, everyone got different opinion, and it was nice to check out bands you would otherwise. Some of them were sweet little surprises. Too bad I didn't have time to see all of them, too much going on. And as for the Metallica/Napster thing, really? Just get over it already! can't wait for the next Orion, hope they stay put in AC, close to me.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 8:05 PM

Hipster = low rise panties sitting on the hips LMAO

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 8:18 PM

haha

Posted by darkwingduck20 | June 26, 2012 8:47 PM

FUCKED UP SUCKS!!!
WHITE ZOMBIE SOLDOUT!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 9:01 PM

Fuck, WHITE ZOMBIE Sold Out?
Where? T5?
I didn't even hear that they reformed, or that tickets went on sale. This sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 9:18 PM

I converted to hipsterism for the jokes #Whatley

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 3:24 AM

Best act of the weekend --- Arctic Monkeys

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 12:17 PM

"Did Metallica fans not get the memo that you're kinda lame if you wear the band's t-shirt to the show?"

Guess that applies to Metallica too, who mostly wore their own shirts throughout the 80s.

"GoogaMooga was the best run festival"

Whatever you say. Roadburn, what?


Posted by mars | July 1, 2012 4:33 PM

music for life.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 1:05 PM

best music for the fans. great site and post.

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