It's ridiculous to call this post a highlights post. I basically just re-listed everything happening on Saturday of FunFunFun Fest because everything is worth at least checking out. Alright, that's a bit hyperbolic but this is a blog and that's what you do on a blog. You use hyperbole and, if you're me, you also use the CAPS LOCK KEY AND YOU FUCKING SWEAR! Take THAT print journalism! Back to Fun Fest for a minute, one of the many great things about this particular festival is you can actually move from stage to stage. I'm not saying it's easy but it's easier than it is at some other music festivals so it is conceivable that you can catch bits and pieces from M.I.A., Descendants & Ice-T. These are headlining acts at FunFunFun Fest and this is why we love FunFunFun Fest. These three artists seem to have nothing in common yet the audience for this festival wants to see all of these artists. Maybe I shouldn't speak for the entire audience of a music festival but I'm still being hyperbolic GODDAMNIT!
Chromatics _Cherry video via YouTube
- 12:00 Frank Smith | Orange Stage
- 12:45 Roger Sellers | Blue Stage
- 12:50 Ola Podrida | Orange Stage
- 12:50 Unlocking the Truth | Black Stage
- 1:40 Bleached | Orange Stage
- 2:30 White Lung | Black Stage
- 2:40 Merchandise | Orange Stage
- 3:20 Melt Banana | Black Stage
- 3:35 Jenny Slate | Yellow Stage
- 3:40 Chelsea Light Moving | Orange Stage
- 4:05 Doug Benson | Yellow Stage
- 4:15 Chromatics | Blue Stage
- 4:35 Craig Robinson | Yellow Stage
- 4:45 Geographer | Orange Stage
- 5:15 Glass Candy | Blue Stage
- 5:20 Tenacious D | Yellow Stage
- 5:50 Television | Orange Stage
- 6:20 Tycho | Blue Stage
- 6:25 Body Count | Black Stage
- 6:25 Quasi | Yellow Stage
- 7:00 Deerhunter | Orange Stage
- 7:30 Sparks | Yellow Stage
- 7:30 Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set) | Blue Stage
- 7:30 Judge | Black Stage
- 8:30 M.I.A. | Orange Stage
- 8:45 Ice-T | Blue Stage
- 8:45 Descendents | Black Stage
My goal was to highlight three must-see bands for each day of the festival but for Saturday, I'm going to cheat. I'm using Glass Candy/Chromatics as one vote. They are two bands and they aren't outrageously similar but they aren't outrageously different either and they're both on Italians Do It Better, so we're calling that one highlight.
I'm also cheating a bit by highlighting Television as a must-see band because they are a legacy band. Every legacy band is a must-see band in the sense that you might never get another opportunity to see them perform again. I try to highlight bands who are on their way up and not getting as much attention but come on, how am I not going to highlight Television? This is a band that I never thought that I would see live. This is a band that broke-up before I was born. They re-formed in the early 90's and played a few gigs here and there but it never really occurred to me that I would have the chance to see them myself. So, yeah don't miss Television. Watch most of Glass Candy then head over to the Orange Stage for Television at 5:50.
My third and final Saturday highlight it going to Lee Fields & the Expressions because I'm breaking all the rules of this highlights post. You'll find Mr. Fields and Co. at Red 7 after you get kicked out of Auditorium Shores. As I mentioned in a previous post, I don't recommend hopping Nites shows because they'll fill up early and stay full. If you leave one venue, chances are wherever you're heading already has a line of people waiting to get in. The list of artists below are just one example of who you will see if you head to these different venues. If you like one of the names below, you'll probably like the other acts on that bill as well.