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Zack’s Top 10 ACL Shows

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Posted by admin On September - 29 - 2008

~Z.T.~ It was a hell of a festival. Andy’s calling it his favorite of the summer. I put it a close third behind Rothbury and Lollapalooza, but I’m not questioning it’s awesomeness. We saw a ton of good music, I fell in love with the city and we’re stil coughing dust out of our lungs.
It’s like the damn dust bowl at that festival. :::Struggling to make a Grapes of Wrath reference, because they don’t have a jokes for day-to-day life section in sparknotes::: Smart people had face masks. I didn’t even bring shorts. Chafe city.

More stories coming as we remember them, but here’s my top 10 shows of the fest. Pre-festival ranking is in brackets. Click on band name for full review.

1. Foo Fighters (1) No one headlined a festival this summer like Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters. An hour forty five of perfectly paced rock with a full band that even included a triangle solo. If you couldn’t tell from his legendary music videos, Grohl is one funny mother fucker and the best front man I’ve ever seen.

2. David Byrne (2)
3. Beck (4)
4. The Raconteurs (3)
5. The Fratellis (NR) At this point in the festival Jon Fratelli was the best shredder I’d seen. Andy describes them as the Arctic Monkey’s but with good songs. Agreed.
6. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings (7)
7. Vampire Weekend (5)
8. Jamie Lidell (9)
9. “Black Dog” (NA) I didn’t stay for the whole set, but the slowed down sexual, almost hypnotic “Black Dog” was a breath of fresh air.
10. The Black Keys (NR) I got mine. Oh, baby. I got mine.

Biggest Disappointment MGMT- They need some courses in how to work a crowd. See: Grohl, Dave

3 Responses

  1. The Dankness Said,

    Arctic Monkeys are amazing, and have amazing songs. There not just “that band from the ipod commercial” like your fratellis. there debut album sold more copies than the beatles debut. millions of people can’t be wrong, just you two.

    Posted on September 29th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

  2. Shore Said,

    I actually like the Arctic Monkeys and both of their albums. I think what I said at the time was that the Fratellis songs were catchier.

    Posted on September 30th, 2008 at 1:29 am

  3. Sami Said,

    SO jealous! Looks like you guys had a blast and saw some great shows. Now to get you hear for the REAL FESTIVAL- Jazzfest. I expect to see you both end of April/ Early May!!

    Posted on October 1st, 2008 at 12:16 pm

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