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HeadyBrosevelt
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Music festivals have jumped the shark

Seriously. I love a good festival with a funky lineup but in the past 5 years it has become the hip thing for "music promoters" to do. I believe it really cheapens a live show when a band is given a limited time slot in the middle of the day during hot summer months.

Beyond that, every city has a festival now and the lineups are severly saturated with the same acts every year. What was once a special event has now become run of the mill. There are of course exceptions, but I am speaking for the majority.


Jones
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re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
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become the hip thing for "music promoters" to do


aka the financially wise thing to do


TheDoc
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re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
Yeah, music fests are a pretty new idea.

I wonder if it will catch on?


Jones
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re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
nah doc its brand new. not once did people in the music industry think to get multiple bands in the same venue to play


TheDoc
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re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
Good point


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HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
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aka the financially wise thing to do



Also a way to take advantage of young noobs


Jones
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re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
how so?


HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
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Yeah, music fests are a pretty new idea.

I wonder if it will catch on?



You are really hilarious.

Face it, there has been a major influx of festivals over the past 5-10 years like no other time.

Woodstock was the blueprint, followed by Watkins Glen and Jazz Fest in the 70s.. Festivals weren't big again until the 90's with Lollapolooza and the Phish festivals. Then Coachella and Bonnaroo emerged in the early aughts, leading to the current overexposure of festivals.


CottonWasKing
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re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
Because they're not going to fests that phish is playing at obviously


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BlueIndian
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Member since Jul 2012
599 posts

re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
If you looking for a good festival check out Gathering of the Vibes. I had a blast last year and recommend it to anyone looking for a good lineup and small crowd.


shuke33
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9052 posts

re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
I hate the fact that Coachella hangs on to the idea the Red Hot Chili Peppers are a primetime slot.


Projectpat
Texas A&M Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Sep 2011
7275 posts

re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
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leading to the current overexposure of festivals.


The consumer doesn't think so.


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Matisyeezy
Duke Fan
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Member since Feb 2012
10753 posts

re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
Maybe, but I'll jump at any chance to see three or more artists I love coupled with another handful I'd like to see over a weekend.


Nolaphried
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re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
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You are really hilarious.

Face it, there has been a major influx of festivals over the past 5-10 years like no other time.

Woodstock was the blueprint, followed by Watkins Glen and Jazz Fest in the 70s.. Festivals weren't big again until the 90's with Lollapolooza and the Phish festivals. Then Coachella and Bonnaroo emerged in the early aughts, leading to the current overexposure of festivals.



You are the worst troll ever.


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Walter White
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Member since Sep 2012
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re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
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take advantage of young noobs


This. It's gotten kind of ridiculous.


TheDoc
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re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
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This. It's gotten kind of ridiculous.


Yeah, let's shut all these festivals down


Walter White
LSU Fan
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Member since Sep 2012
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re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
Yeah, that's exactly what I said...


TheDoc
LSU Fan
doc is no more
Member since Dec 2005
99297 posts

re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
Festivals are taking advantage of "newbs"

What in the frick is that supposed to mean?

Grow up


TheDrunkenTigah
Drake Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
9241 posts

re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
I read your post twice and I still can't figure out exactly what you're bitching about. If you don't like the larger festivals then go to a smaller one.

Mon.


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Tiger in Texas
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Houston, Texas
Member since Sep 2004
13356 posts

re: Music festivals have jumped the shark
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there has been a major influx of festivals over the past 5-10 years like no other time.


Whether this is true or not, there is never enough talent to match festivals of long ago. Sorry, but the talent, or at least the bands today chosen for the festivals, just don't compare or matchup...


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