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#1 Aug 11, 2008
This is merely my opinion, but I don't even think you went to the show.
First Kanye West's set was a JOKE compared to the Multimedia Extravaganza that was NIN & their set. Kanye looked like he was using 2 guy's with flashlight's compared to the stage lighting for NIN's "LIGHTS IN THE SKY TOUR". So to say Kanye had the most impressive stage set-up is a complete falsehood.
2nd, Stone Temple Pilots were 20 minutes late because of sound issues, you could CLEARLY see the band ready and waiting to take the stage a good 10 minutes before they were able, while the tech guy's worked on an an amp. Why is a 20 minute wait caused by STP's tech issues, more troubling than Lil' Wayne just CHOOSING to come out 40 min late because he wanted to "take pictures"? Also, Scott Weiland did not ramble incoherently, well, I certainly could hear and understand what he said, but maybe that's because I was actually THERE.
To say that NIN's performance was anything but groundbreaking is a waste of keystrokes. The only people who had an issue with the "Lull" in NIN's set aren't his fan's anymore anyway, so it doesn't really matter what they think.("No it doesn't really matter anymore"). His fan's know that being able to see the ambient instrumental LULL that was "Ghosts" is a gift to be treasured, and the eye candy alone kept you fascinated, even if the unique string and sound arraingement didn't.
At least you were willing to give some of the act's the proper credit for their performance (STP was amazing), but this read's to me as bias towards the hip hop performances, who honestly, have started to become a real drag @ the show (Wu-Tang did the same thing as Lil Wayne last year, causing every artist that was to play that stage after them to lose set time, just so we could listen to chant's of "Cooking up Coke to Crack".) Oh, and it's a little tired and uninspiring listening to Lil Wayne boast that he's only "here for the money".
Somethnig tell's me he wouldn't feel that way if he were playing a Hip Hop festival, so he could've/should've stayed home. Sure, honesty has it's merit, but so does the phrase "A time and a place".
I'm merely expressing my opinion on the act's that I personally saw and just have a hard time respecting some of the coverage you gave them.
And for the record, I'm a white male, 33, that's been listening to hip hop since Steady B & Schooly D's day's, so i have no bias against the artform, I'm just tiring of the artist's and their ego's that are twice the size of their ability. Thank You for allowing me to present my view.
#2 Aug 11, 2008
Kanye is a jerk and a joke.
#3 Aug 11, 2008
yeah kanye set at vigin was nothing compared to the setup he had at bonnaroo...im still pissed i waited from 2:30 am till 4:30 am for him to play a 45 min show and walk off stage with no explantion....
pissed off bonnaroo fan....
#4 Aug 11, 2008
#5 Aug 11, 2008
Iggy Pop & The Stooges were definitely a highlight of the show! They started off slowly, but caught fire with TV Eye, and then finished strong with Search & Destroy!!! Iggy had a tough time with the security goons, but would not let that get in the way of a good time.
#6 Aug 11, 2008
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