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Festival Crashers 1,000th Post

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Posted by teibs On January - 20 - 2010

1000thpostthumbWelcome to the 1,000th Festival Crashers post. It’ll be a lot like our 500th post. Wait, you don’t remember our 500th post? Oh, yeah. We never posted it. Hopefully it makes this even more special for you. It’s a best-of. We dug through all our old posts, re-read them and found our favorites for you. It brought back a lot of memories. We didn’t even know what we were going to become when we started.

Our first ever post was a musing by Andy. It’s pretty hilarious to read now: “No, we aren’t going to literally crash festivals and sneak in without tickets or passes. It’s more of a challenge for ourselves. A way to set the bar for our festival participation and provide a view through the looking glass at our musical adventures.” So much for that plan. In the 1,000 posts (and almost 2 years) we’ve been to Langerado, SXSW, Jazz Fest, Lollapalooza (2), Mile High, Bonnaroo (2), ACL (2), Rothbury (2), Pitchfork (2), 10KLF (2), Summer Camp and Fun Fun Fun Fest. It’s been a lot of adventures to say the least.

Do me a favor. Bookmark this page. E-mail it to yourself. Something. You’ll want to come back to this. Unless you’re Sami or Hodge or our parents, odds are you haven’t read all of these. I hope you put in the time reading whatever links draw your interest. OK, enough groveling. Thanks for all your support in the first thousand posts. Here’s to a few thousand more.

Musings

@ZackTeibloom This section has always been a favorite of mine. As Fanfarlo (the band I’m currently obsessed with) says, “We can still afford to not make sense at all.” This is just a spot to babble. And babble we do. I enjoy riffing so much I felt the need to add a line of extra jokes to entice you to read every one of these.

Crashes

@ZackTeibloom Ahh, my pride and joy. There was a time Andy didn’t even want crashing to be it’s own section on the site, and now it’s one of our most popular. I remember each crash fondly, but sometimes they were so easy I just walked in. These ones were at least a challenge. The times when I dressed up like the artist, gave up my pass for a major festival and was forced to crash, saved up my Stubbs wristbands, made up a story about being on “the recycling team,” created a stamp picture of a skull, was a roadie, and pretended a folded up piece of paper was a concert ticket.

Contests:

@ZackTeibloom I usually make you write something ridiculous or ask you obscure trivia about us to make sure you’re paying attention and then spend far too much time compiling the best answers. It always leaves me thinking the same thing, “Yupp, these are our readers.” And we love you.

Festivals

@ZackTeibloom As easy as it would be to zone out and just enjoy the festivals, we drag our laptops around with us and report from the fests as they’re going on. Dig it.

Reviews

@Andyshore Not only festivals get the Festival Crashers treatment. We’re not working at a concert. We can let loose, have more than a few beers and enjoy some time with friends and family. Once in a while we even get the itch to write an album review. Make that a great while. Here’s some of the best.

Features

@ZackTeibloom Sometimes we review a show and it needs special attention. Maybe it’s a summary of a whole festival. Maybe the show was just that good (I’m looking at you, Phoenix and Phish.) Here they are. Posts we featured for a reason.

Interviews

Did we really talk to Jason Segel, Ludacris, Girl Talk, Jack White, Kyle Gass, Rainn Wilson, and, the biggest band in the world, The Kinetix?! Yep. I know you don’t believe we know THE KINETIX, but one time they even had a sandwich with us.

Favorite Photos

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19Lupe_Fiasco

28Raconteurs

6 Responses

  1. Brian Said,

    First

    I figure your 1,000th post is a good time for my first First post.

    Posted on January 20th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

  2. shore Said,

    I cannot stress enough how much Zack and I appreciate all of our readers. Without you guys, we’re just a couple of self indulgent a$$holes.

    Posted on January 21st, 2010 at 12:44 am

  3. Rob O'Connor Said,

    Don’t sell yourselves short. You are still a couple of self indulgent a$$holes.

    Posted on January 21st, 2010 at 9:30 am

  4. teibs Said,

    Thanks Rob. We learned it all from you.

    Posted on January 21st, 2010 at 2:46 pm

  5. you know who Said,

    1,000 posts …congrats! I’m about a .300 hitter. My favorite, “62 songs for my dad.” It’s better than if you gave me a Cadillac or a # 1 Dad T-shirt. Didn’t see “Crashers Stranded,” my most direct link to FC, and a night/morning I’ll never forget.

    Keep going! Loving what you do/doing what you love is half the battle of life …finding Ms. Right is the other. The rest will come to you.

    Love,
    Dad

    Posted on January 22nd, 2010 at 5:05 am

  6. The Dankness Said,

    This is how i feel about you guys,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFCToCd_9vw

    Posted on January 22nd, 2010 at 3:09 pm

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