@ZackTeibloom This is a win-win in my book. We help festival guru Big Bri get to North Coast on Sunday and bring his fiancée since they have to miss Saturday for someone else’s wedding. He has agreed to bring bacon pancakes for the first 50 people he runs into going to the fest on Sunday, so even more win! Betsy may not bring bacon pancakes (and I may have made up the part about Big Bri bringing them as well) but she has Umph love from way back and we respect that. And she asked nicely.
Winner #1: Big Bri
This has been my first festival-less summer since I hit Bonnaroo 2003. When I first heard about North Coast, I had to change my pants (twice). Some of my favorite bands in my hometown. The best mix of jambands and electronica (do people still say electronica?) I’ve seen put together. What could possibly go wrong?
Well I happen to have a jerk friend who scheduled his stupid wedding on Saturday (the best day of the fest) and wouldn’t even change the wedding for me. So I pouted and put off buying tickets, sour due to this great couple and their poorly scheduled holy matrimony. I’m rambling.
If I get the tickets for Sunday, I’m most excited for Flying Lotus and Lupe. I’d have to check out Maps and Atlases, Dirty Dozen, and Benny Benassi. For the headliners, I’d probably bounce between the two shows. I’ve seen Disco a few times, but it’s never really stuck. I will be bringing my Fiancée, Sam, who has to return to NYC for grad school on the following Tuesday. If I spent all day at a fest without her two days before she left, I don’t think that’d go over very well.
Also, if I had tickets for the Sunday show I’d be able to buy late night tickets for the Omega Moos, who are by far my favorite fake band ever. It’d require me doing the wedding fairly sober, but worth it in the end.
Wait! I’d eat bacon to power up for Sunday’s show. Specifially, bacon pancakes. Like this: Yes, creative answer!
Winner #2: Betsy
I want those Saturday tix! I didn’t think I’d be in town so I didn’t get any, but now I will be here and UMPH is calling my name. As you may or may not know, I consider myself an original Umphrey’s fan, with my first show being alllll the way back in 2000. All my original cohorts will be at Saturday’s show (Swides, Charlie Brown, you know the rest!) and I know their experience at North Coast wouldn’t be complete without their token female counterpart. Me. I really wanna go!!
Also, I am really looking forward to finally hearing Moby do a DJ set. I’ve been hooked on his emo-country albums forever, so it’ll be nice to hear him do something totally different.
Please guys, please?!
You got it.