Fest 18 Festival • Page 5

Discussion in 'Tour Forum' started by abear182, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Rye

    Newbie

    I would think AWS would be at High Dive because of the capacity. 2years ago they played mystery set at High Dive. Those are my scientific pontifications...ha
     
  2. Rye

    Newbie

    About to begin the quest to fest, rough travel day up here in New England. Safe travels to you all
     
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  3. Osceola13

    Bringin the ruckus

    Hope everyone had a great time and gets home safely! That Laura Jane Grace set on Sunday was so epic that I may never recover.
     
  4. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    Another great Fest! Can't wait until next year

    Some highlights: Such Gold, Joyce Manor, Kill Lincoln, No Trigger, The Dopamines, The Bronx

    Worst part was waiting 90 mins for the Spanish Love Songs secret set and being cut off right at the front of the line

    Also secret sets were pretty weak this year
     
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  5. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    I knew Kill Lincoln would be a fun set, but I did not expect it to be a top five set of the weekend.
     
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  6. Rye

    Newbie

    Amazing time, and now I'm in recovery mode. Definitely agree that the mystery sets were weak overall compared to past years...Friday's mystery sets were lit though. Unfortunately, I had a pretty bad headache Friday night which is also why none of my favorite sets were from Friday. Brain is still a little fuzzy, but I think my top 5 sets I caught were, Spanish Love Songs (8 Seconds), Kill Lincoln, The Bronx, Skatune Network (Sunday), S.M.N.
     
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  7. Tom Lee

    Tea Leaf and ⅓ of Hora Douse.

    Hi. This was quite a while ago, but I hope everyone had a great time at FEST 18.

    I was supposed to fly over from the UK to perform. I was booked at the CMC on the Sunday, same stage as Laura Jane Grace, which I was incredibly excited for, her being such a great influence and inspiration, as a person as well as a musician/songwriter. It would've been my third year in a row visiting & playing, first time coming over solo (I previously played the last two years with my band Hora Douse at Loosey's). Unfortunately, I suffered a nervous breakdown in early October (it had been building for quite a while), and I was forced into hospital, and then a home care/crisis team for a while. Had to cancel all of my life plans, including this US trip + more, despite everything being booked. I felt so devastated and isolated, I haven't really said much about it until now.

    I just wanted to vent, as I had looked forward to so many things over the weekend, such as the Skatune Network show, and seeing so many Stateside/world friends I don't often get to see.

    If ok to share, to make up for my lack of appearance, this was my last release, from an EP I released just before my meltdown. Disclaimer, it probably would've been the quietest & un-punkest thing at FEST. (Feel free to delete if not allowed), and thanks for paying attention. Hopefully I can come back next year.

     
  8. Rye

    Newbie

    Hey Tommy, glad you are in better head space now. And don't you ever say un-punkest, if you are being yourself then that is all you ever have to be. Let's hope that we can rage together to Skatune at FEST 19
     
  9. Tom Lee

    Tea Leaf and ⅓ of Hora Douse.

    Hey, just seen this. Thank you, I really appreciate the message. I'd love that!
     
  10. HalfHearted

    Regular

    First announcement tomorrow at 9:00 am with tickets going on sale. Hoping this goes on as planned so there is something to look forward to this year.
     
  11. clucky

    Hey Kids! Spelling is Fun! Supporter

    i'm real worried. still gonna get tickets and try and remain optimistic but honestly end of October seems like a prime position to be right in the middle of a second flair up
     
  12. HalfHearted

    Regular

    Yea, I am definitely worried about it, but if it doesn't happen we will at least get reimbursed for the tickets. So, I will basically get the first tier of tickets or get my money back.
     
  13. clucky

    Hey Kids! Spelling is Fun! Supporter

    yeah but like... on the kind of budget fest operates I really worry if they have to cancel it'll be the end of fest :concerned:
     
  14. HalfHearted

    Regular

    Damn, I didn't even think of that. Well, let's hope it doesn't come to that, ha.
     
  15. m32137

    Regular

    I’m sure they’ll have an insurance policy in place to cover any losses if it comes to that.
     
  16. clucky

    Hey Kids! Spelling is Fun! Supporter

    maybe? I hope so? idk. I definitely could be overly paranoid
     
  17. alkalinexandy

    Trusted Supporter

    The web site is going to have a full write-up tomorrow that goes into detail about how they're going to handle refunds, etc. if anything happens between now and then.

    I'm not entirely sure how the Fest operates, but from what I've heard about other smaller festivals? They don't technically "spend" the money until the actual event happens, anyway... So missing out on a year really wouldn't hurt them too badly.
     
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  18. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    I am so hype for the announcement. Need some good news
     
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  19. alkalinexandy Apr 2, 2020
    (Last edited: Apr 2, 2020)
    alkalinexandy

    Trusted Supporter

    Same! I had a trip to Florida planned for May that's now probably not going to happen... So I've convinced my partner that we should postpone it to the last week of October so we can Fest together. So I'm all in this year!

    I haven't been since Fest 10, so it'll be fun times all around I just need the line-up to have enough "wow" on the line-up to get me to pull the trigger in the AM! It's always going to be a solid line-up of bands, but it's not always a line-up of bands I wouldn't necessarily be seeing otherwise.

    And, frankly? I could use something to look forward to with all the shows I had been planning to go to having been cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future... And October feels far enough out that things might have come back to relative normality by then.
     
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  20. abear182

    Regular

    I have started this years thread so we can discuss all the awesome bands being announced in 6 hours times :-)

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