Thats a huge lineup. Of all those I’ve only seen Chevelle. I have learned of a lot of bands from you Rich. You are hip and I’m stuck in the 80’s. I’m currently in San Francisco. I have tickets to Michael Schenker Fest at the Palace of Fine Arts,and a rare country band I love Whiskey Myers.
Here's the full four day lineup. The fest is tolerable at best, so I only go if there's someone I HAVE to see (which is my fav artist Bishop). It's a huge bonus that Maggie, Sigrid, Janelle Monae are all on that day, though it remains to be seen which stages and when. Honestly, I'm mostly thrilled that it's not on a Saturday or Sunday, and Twenty One Pilots and Ariana are not on that day. Sounds mean, but those are two fan bases I want to be nowhere near.
I'm actually not that hip, lol. I do tend to target younger artists on the rise though, as the value tends to be from good to phenomenal. There are fewer hands in the pot (and it's easier to steer clear of Live Nation), meaning ticket prices are much lower than older, more established acts. And you can see some incredible shows, regardless of your musical taste. That Aurora show from a few weeks back was $20 face, and it was better than shows I've paid many times that for.
Every once in a while I'll end up seeing something that isn't entirely my cup of tea, but even in those instances they may eventually turn out to be someone incredibly popular (and then you can say "I saw _____ when they were playing a club."
I have no idea how I typoed that last post so badly . . .
Going to see the Damn Truth tomorrow. Great band. If anyone is looking for a signed CD or Vinyl pm me.