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Fest 19 Festival • Page 3

Discussion in 'Tour Forum' started by abear182, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. clucky

    Hey Kids! Spelling is Fun! Supporter

    I def think a lot of bands that dropped still might play. But its hard to play your schedule a year in advance, especially with a global pandemic still raging and so no clear picture what the world will look like in a year.
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  2. Rye


    Well we all knew it was just an eventuality, but I'm grateful that there isn't anymore uncertainty surrounding it. I was beginning to have the if it happens should I go or not discussions. Stoked to see Larry Limbs added for 2021 but also bummed we lost some of the 2020 line-up. Are y'all going to hold onto your passes for next year or request a refund? Since I've already paid for mine, I figure I'm going to desperately want to go next year no matter the rest of the line up so I think I'm holding onto mine.
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  3. alkalinexandy

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    I'm probably going to be holding onto mine for next year. Need to confirm with my partner that she's still interested in going, haha. I think she will be. But one of her biggest draws was Samiam so... We'll see.

    Given that everything in 2020 has effectively been cancelled, being able to look ahead and say we have two music festivals lined up for next fall will help us to stay motivated throughout the rest of the pandemic. Hah.
  4. JaytotheGee

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    Definitely holding onto it
  5. Michael Schmidt

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

    Definitely keeping my ticket and hotel for next year. One less thing to buy next year.
  6. alkalinexandy

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    Yup, made my decision today. Still going!
  7. HalfHearted


    Definitely keeping my tickets for next year. Will probably use the flight credit we got for next year as well, not sure I want to do much traveling until then anyway.
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  8. m32137


    A bunch more bands added including The Wonder Years, I Am The Avalanche, Spanish Love Songs. Passes back on sale next week.
  9. Yeah I'm gonna have to go to this
  10. JaytotheGee

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    Very stoked! TWY is super out of left field

    Now I feel like they made up for losing Flats and HWM
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  11. alkalinexandy

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    The Wonder Years don't quite make up for the Flats not being there, but it's a solid add! Especially if it winds up being an Upsides set.

    Real stoked about Spanish Love Songs being added (thought it was weird they weren't on the initial 2020 line-up, TBH). And I'm really happy to see I Am The Avalanche, Weatherstate, and Suck Brick Kid. Awesome that they were able to re-add the Copyrights, We Are the Union, and Skatune Network too!

    October 2021, here we come!
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  12. JaytotheGee

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    I think the combination of Larry Arms, TWY, Spanish, and IATA make it up for me haha but still not seeing Cavalcade at Fest is a huge bummer. I feel like when they play in 2022 they'll probably do a Cavalcade set to make up for it though
  13. clucky

    Hey Kids! Spelling is Fun! Supporter

    TWY surprises me. I thought they were bigger than most fest bands. Will still be fun to see them.
  14. alkalinexandy

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    Fair point. I think it's my age, as far as the Wonder Years goes. I like them quite a bit, have all the records, etc. but they didn't grab me in the huge way that they did some of the people who are just a few years younger than me.

    I'm real excited about getting all those bands too, but... Still. I need a Cavalcade set sometime in 2021! And I don't care how it happens!

    It does and it doesn't surprise me. I'm sure the Wonder Years have tried getting on the festival before, and likely got denied. They can be a little strange/picky about who they book, and in interviews I know Tony has said that it sometimes takes the right timing for him to feel like the band is a good fit. And that he sometimes needs to let trends pass before he can objectively hear a band for the quality they provide (he cited third-wave ska bands as an example; Fest didn't book ska bands for years).

    I think Fest has been slowly edging toward being more accepting of bands of their ilk over the last few years. Which is a good thing... I've always felt like Bayside and the Wonder Years were two bands that would fit perfectly.

    The popularity bit is weird. The Wonder Years are undeniably a more popular band in the grand scheme of things, but bands like the Lawrence Arms, the Menzingers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Cursive, etc. are probably more popular as far as that specific festival is concerned. It's very much "their" world and the Wonder Years are just stepping into it. Haha.
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    It's chaos. Be kind. Prestigious

    Guess I’m going to Florida.
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  16. HelloThisIsDog

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    Fuck it, I’m going to buy a ticket.