Pitchfork Fest 2010: Thumbs Up & Thumbs Down

Misc.

 

Thumbs Up:

  • Pavement! I never thought that I’d be seeing them live.
  • Big Boi – probably the most entertaining of the fest.
  • Comedy Stage on Friday – seeing comics perform at a music festival was great.
  • Cheap water, vegan corn dogs, Arnold Palmers.
  • Real Estate, Best Coast, Sleigh Bells, St. Vincent, Liars, Lightening Bolt, etc.
  • Recycling bins right by every single trash can

Thumbs Down:

  • Small park, lots of people.
  • Knowing several people that were going, but not seeing any of them
  • Heinekin beng the only beer available. How about some local brewers?
  • No coffee vendor – I could have used iced coffee after being there all day

Forecastle 2010: Thumbs Up & Thumbs Down

Misc.

 

Thumbs Up:

  • Working at the HBC booth means that I got in free all weekend
  • Cap’n Jazz’s first full set in 15 years! They were awesome – played everything I wanted to hear, and they all looked like they were having a lot of fun.
  • Devo – Costume changes, great use of the video screen on-stage, highly entertaining
  • Cake was surprisingly good for a band that I haven’t paid attention to in 12 years. I’m going to check out some of their newer stuff, it was really good.
  • Cirque Berzerk was beautiful. They had multiple performances every day – I wish I would have been able to check them out more than once.
  • Mucca Pazza was definitely fun.
  • Had too much iced yerba mate, and felt like I was cracked out for the weekend.

Thumbs Down:

  • Only 1 water fountain, bottled water costing $3 each, no way to refill them.
  • Heat. I guess it could have been worse, but it was HOT.
  • 4 stages, most bands that I wanted to see were playing at the same time as another band I wanted to see.