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About xxialac

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  1. Primavera 2018

    Yep, Roger Waters is playing an arena, the Palau Sant Jordi. Won't be playing Primavera. The prices for BST Hyde Park are insane. To be nearish the front is more than a whole Primavera VIP ticket. And the venue is awful.
  2. Primavera 2018

    Saw The National last night and I was wrong as at times the magic was there. Still a very solid booking.
  3. Primavera 2018

    Saw Father John Misty at End of the Road last month. Played with an orchestra - was epic. The man totally commits to his performances. Though I have loved the National over the years, it's hard to get excited about seeing them for an nth time and the magic has gone for me.
  4. Primavera 2018

    Nailed it. Wilson and Van the Man may have been responsible for some of the most significant music the world has ever heard but don't headline stadiums. I think that is the difference. Someone like Arcade Fire also play stadiums but they have enough authentic indie history to be a booking.
  5. Primavera 2018

    I think Yeah Yeah Yeahs will be all but locked in today.
  6. Primavera 2018

    That undercard is brilliant but unrealistic.
  7. Primavera 2018

    Girls at Primavera 2012 is one of my all time highlights and his newer stuff nowhere near as good. Maybe this new band will mark a turnaround.
  8. Primavera 2018

    The subs are very often better than the headliners and lots of them and then the undercard is always spectacular so people who are disappointed because of the headliners probably aren't open-minded enough to try new things or like ticking names of lists/showing off to their friends. MBV is never the wrong answer! Also looks like Christopher Owens will be back with his new band.
  9. Primavera 2018

    Both sub-headliners i.e. 'second liners'. Why? Do you think they will play?
  10. Beyond The Tracks

    Brilliantly run festival. Almost a 'how to' guide on how to do it right, particularly communication, managing expectations and it was nice to come away not feeling ripped off and could hardly have met a nicer crowd on the Friday. Shame it doesn't seem to have sold enough. There's no justice!
  11. Primavera 2018

    I went once more or less on my own once and it was fine. Was easy to make friends (just go to Can Paixano) and there's a meetup group. One bonus is that you get to see the music you like.
  12. Primavera 2018

    Good point @Nesser. I saw Father John Misty last week and he played with an orchestra. Was magnificent. I was also at that auditori show 6 years ago and couldn't imagine at the time he would be headlining festivals! I know he divides people but he totally commits to his performances and was a level above anyone else I saw so I really hope they book him again.
  13. Primavera 2018

    Grandaddy are playing again after the tragedy. They were one of my top 3 picks for this year and hope they will tour and join the 2018 lineup.
  14. Primavera 2018

    You can never have too much Deerhunter but no suggestion they have an album coming (although that can change quickly). I don't think Cigarettes or Father John Misty will play, much as I like them. I think the weird unexpected booking will be Alanis Morissette this year and that the lineup announcement will be made as a manga comic.
  15. Primavera 2018

    Does Father John Misty ever take a break from touring?