HI. MY NAME IS PERRY FERRELL AND I HAVE ALL OF YOUR MONEY AND I FUCKING HATE YOU SO I’M GOING TO PUT EVERY SINGLE GOOD BAND THAT YOU WANT TO SEE ON FRIDAY, BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT COMMERCIAL ENOUGH FOR ME TO WASTE A WEEKEND ON, AND YOU PROBABLY WORK AT STARBUCKS AND NOT IN AN OFFICE, SO GETTING ALL OF FRIDAY OFF SO YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE BEST BANDS AT THE ENTIRE GODDAMN FESTIVAL AT LUNCHTIME ISN’T A PROBLEM.
PS. I THINK THIS FESTIVAL IS SO GARBAGE, THAT I’M EVEN GOING TO PLAY RIOTFEST INSTEAD, LOL U DUMBFUCKS
WARPAINT V. JAGWAR MA (3:30p)
Probably the two bands I want to see most at the entire festival. Sure, I’ve had many opportunities to see both of them but I want to see them NOW. Probably two of the best bands at this festival too, so of course… we’ll schedule them at the same goddamn time while you’re still at work. Maybe if you do an extra 6-8 hours of work earlier in the week, your boss will let you take a half day so you can choose to see ONE of them. And god forbid either of them play an aftershow. Instead, let’s have Disclosure play in Chicago for the 6th time in the last 2 months.
INTERPOL V. BLOOD ORANGE V. IGGY – 3-WAY LADDER MATCH (4:30p-ish)
I don’t even really like Iggy that much, but I know all the words to that one song and I feel like I SHOULD see her. Interpol hasn’t done anything in years and I go to Nu Wave night at Neo and that sounds somewhat similar, so I dig it. Blood Orange is pretty hype right now and it’s pretty okay. It’s not like I want to see any of these bands SO badly, but if they were at different times, I would definitely see all of them.
LORDE V. LYKKE LI (6:45p & 7:30p)
Lorde is hot shit
right now 3 months ago, and she has only played once before in Chicago. Lykke Li is evergreen, though. Technically, I could watch Lorde for about 30 minutes and go over to Lykke’s stage – but I’m probably going to go straight to see Lykke because I don’t think I can deal with the crowd that Lorde is gonna bring in. Gothy tweens and their creepy dads all day.
I mean – are you going to see the Arctic Monkeys instead? Eminem would be cool, but that stage will be packed. Hopefully those two will draw enough crowd away to leave Phantogram free to do their beautiful thing they do. Oh. Zedd’s also playing – if you’ve got rolls.
Uh, well. Outkast is playing. I guess if you’re just looking to waste a day you can check out Jungle, Vance Joy and Meg Myers. They’re pretty okay.
Get there after 5… Nas and Vic Mensa would be pretty cool.
Does spoon really need to play for 1:15?
Party Saturday Night. Sleep til 3p.
Run The Jewels isn’t really a 3:45p act.
Chromeo is always pretty solid because you can dance.
Childish Gambino might be okay.
CHANCE THE RAPPER (8:30p)
Because a talented Chicago Artist is the only choice when the opponents are Skrillex or Kings of Leon. C’mon.
[This could not have been scheduled any worse.]
all day activities to look forward to: