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  1. Gutted. What a massive loss. Aloha, Bradley.
  2. TheSloth

    Bluesfest 2014

    Starting Thursday, March 27 at 10:00 am (EDT) until Friday, March 28 at midnight, the Early Bird sale will include Full Festival Wristbands, Youth Full Festival Wristbands and Pick 3 dates Wristbands. Starting on Saturday, March 29 at 10:00 am (EDT), the general on-sale will include the three ticket types available during the early bird sale, as well as Pick 5 dates Wristbands, Day Passes, Metropolitain Gold Circle passes and wristbands, Empire Grill Clubhouse passes and wristbands. Subject to availability, and prices will be released on Saturday. Good stuff, the pick 5 was a nice touch last year, glad they stuck with it.
  3. TheSloth

    Bluesfest 2014

    Well, FBN is an amazing human being filled with optimism to spare and you're a cheesedick. I'm not surprised. Where's the $100 act that we pay 40 bones for because of the economy of scale? Where's the god damn reggae act that we drink way too much at and stumble around? It's just not the festival it once was in terms of "I can't believe I have to decide which stage to be at", a victim of their own success. They missed out on Neutral Milk Hotel, Beck and White Denim (I chose these acts because they show that Bluesfest is missing on multiple levels of stature), they would have been all over these bookings 4 or 5 years ago. It's not a disaster by any means but it's not amazing either. It's kind of average and that's including the fact smaller stage/worse time slot acts are buoying a lack luster head lining offering. Also, I'm going to destroy you in poker on Friday and claim that it was the gods vindicating my opinion (and you're not a cheesedick, your opinion is just as valid as mine even though it's obviously wrong, I'm just being a prick) On a side note, I read St Vincent as St Germain, I'll be glad to see her again because her and David Byrne killed it at jazzfest last year but nonetheless I thought I was getting mangled one night.
  4. TheSloth

    Bluesfest 2014

    Well that's a big fat kick in the nuts, I'm going to hold it against you for being the bearer of bad news in a passive aggressive sort of way. Bluesfest ... doing their very best to not give the patrons what they want. Honestly, I have a hard time believing they won't be giving people the multi day "you pick'em" option. It was the best "meet everyone in the middle" solution though to be fair, they crashed and burned opening day in terms of ticket distribution (ie the crappy wristband system that they're so high on was not up to snuff)
  5. TheSloth

    Bluesfest 2014

    I love Osheaga but I don't think that lineup is saturated enough to justify the cost (not a massive knock, it's just a pricey pass buuuuuut that's the free market and they sell plenty of passes) and again, there's enough talent that if it lines up it could make for a great day. Just my opinion, but they've had stronger lineups. A little top light like bluesfest but at least they booked a broad spectrum of interesting acts and no matter what Osheage is a slick weekend. For ROI i think TURF is pretty solid at this point.
  6. TheSloth

    Bluesfest 2014

    The only reason I'm not massively disappointed is the fact that Bluesfest can no longer disappoint me, I just don't expect them to hit a bunch of home runs anymore. That said, there's more than enough potential for a great 5 day pass or if the stars align and most of the shit I want to see falls on 3 days then even better. Still, the headliners are pretty weak with no big wow booking and there's a lot good acts that are touring that didn't get booked. edit: I'm pretty happy about the Violent Femmes booking, they put on a great show
  7. Fucking great show. Just a big, fat proper concert. Kudos to the Ottawa crowd, it's generally a little iffy but I'd say at least 75% of the audience dressed up and they were loud and appreciative. A rarity. The loud part, not being appreciative.
  8. No joke, when I clicked on this thread I was absolutely positive it was just a tongue in cheek post leading to this fairly hilarious pic of someone being super disappointed that Bieber showed up for a surprise set at SXSW. Unfortunately it's very sad news indeed. Awful stuff.
  9. Bravo. I'm still sticking with our conversation this afternoon that we're going to need to be tanked to absorb Foreigner->Styx (though like I said, on some level I have a feeling I could enjoy Styx provided I'm stumbly) Fingers crossed for Beck, White Denim and Neutral Milk Hotel.
  10. Totally. The way I look at it is you don't have to be the fastest fish in the sea, you just have to be faster than the other fish. The way you're going about things is pretty much that, other people will be getting letters long before you do and when that starts happening you can consider your options. VPNs, at this point, are a good idea if you're worrying about things (things being copyright infringement and general shenanigans). I've been taking a lot of information security courses, it piqued my interest, and I just said WTF, it's only 40 bones. It's a good service but there's better but not many, here's the rankings. If you want to pay more there's services that make it easier to hop around the world and use netflix from multiple regions. With the service I'm paying for I have to set it up in my router as opposed to in my ps3 but it's no big burden for me. I actually love the service, servers are fast, I can hop around the world and I don't have to worry about my activities being tracked and log. That said, I'm trusting them buuuuuuut the SLA is there, it's what they specialize in, they'll notify you if the SLA changes and it's not overly pricey.
  11. I think it came out to 42 bucks a year, multiple servers worldwide, no log retention and IP bundling. Private Internet Access (there's plenty of other services that provide the same benefits but this one is probably the cheapest)
  12. At the very least you should bust one of these out.
  13. I imagine the residual stink from the Jennifer Dances was still lingering and had an adverse effect on everyone's overall state of mind and wellbeing.
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