September 17, 2011 - BROOKLYN, MI (MI Fest)
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 03:05 AM
you lucky savage, you
They were excellent humans, it was lovely meeting them [Helen & Tam]. I'll never wash that half of my face (although I wasn't really planning on it anyway).
Posted 18 September 2011 - 03:37 AM
We walked by the Rolling Record Store and checked it out, we were going to get something, but we didn't want to walk the 1/2 mile back to the car haha. I did end up buying one of the last Raconteurs shirts a merch stand was selling. It's just a normal one with the name and band logo in the background. Back to the attendance, this was really sad. Even during the headliners before The Raconteurs, you could have been the furthest away and still been considered close at most shows. I don't care tho, I was glad it was low and that it felt like a Raconteurs normal show and not a festival. My buddy took some pics, but I was too short to hold the camera up over people. Great show.
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 07:23 AM
Black Milk was king gods of holy crap mountain. They blew everyone else away.
After the TMR bands these two gorgeous hotties came over to me and asked if I was Tim. I knew exactly who they were, but I said, "No, I'm Edgar Cayce." They were like "Oh, sorry, we thought you were Tim," and they tried to walk away! I said "No no, I was only kidding, come back!" Then we had a three-way make-out session until the Raconteurs came on, and we never heard any Ronnie Dunn or Sheryl Crow. Oh no, wait, that didn't happen at all.
I exchanged a few texts with Brendan ("whitestripesman"), he apparently got to spend the entire day holding hands with Jack White! They skipped through the dandelions together and sang sea chanteys all day long. They're probably still out there scaring the juggalos that live in the woods.
Finally the Raconteurs. Brendan Benson looked like a cross between a 50-year-old beautician and Bleach-era Kurt Cobain. Keeler has a beard. Dean Fertita has aged about 15 years since last summer.
Ha... was just thinking about wanting the 'boyish Dean' back already as opposed to 'old man Dean'... funny that you commented about it too
As for Brendan and Jack holding hands running around the woods scaring Juggalo Folk ... i burst out laughing because i immediately recalled this commercial for KY Intense which has been playing a lot lately
all i can say really is... oh my... but if you would have introduced yourself to me as edgar cayce then i would have laughed and fired a litany of spirituality and healing questions at you to your immediate chagrin of having messed with the legend himself ... i have to say that it was a fair shot at getting the 3 some though
as for Black Milk killin it live... never had a doubt and hope he does that a lot more ... also glad to hear that you got a live taste of the Belles
im betting the next concert you attend with William will be the one where he performs and you stand back blown away by the kid who wanted to see Jack White
Posted 18 September 2011 - 07:29 AM
come on Jack and company. We need some new tunes damn it
Posted 18 September 2011 - 07:50 AM
In addition to meeting Tim, William, and Allen (Tim, how are Allen's shins this morning?) and delivering a kiss on the cheek from Blackwell, Helen and I also met Jimmy and Erica from Danger Limited. Saw them standing in the middle of the field with Swank, went up and tapped Jimmy on the shoulder and did the "Hey, I've talked to you on the internet, it's so cool to meet you" thing. They've got about 60 copies left of Black Jesus #2. Anyone who doesn't already have that needs to get one now so that they can release #3. Buy one for your mother for Christmas, she'll love it. Swank's own BJ will probably be the 5th or 6th or so in the series. /end public service announcement.
Taking the festival experience out of the equation, the show was so very amazing and it's such a thrill to have been able to experience this band. The intimacy of Wednesday's TMR experience was off-set last night by the longer setlist (I missed Level and Carolina Drama terribly the other night), so I'm definitely happy to have bankrupted myself by doing both. The festival itself turned out to have been pretty well run-- Every single band began exactly when they were supposed to and, if the promoters learned from the mistakes they made in putting it together, I can see how it could grow into a good, albeit fairly small, annual event. But festival crowds just ain't for me, especially with such a strange mix of bands. Looking forward to Atlanta and a small GA venue full of fellow fans...
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:25 AM
I'm now at the Detroit airport on the way home. What a great weekend. (With great weather.) I must admit that where we were, there was no exodus after Sheryl Crow and we wished there had been (especially since she seems to have some of the most obnoxious fans on the planet)--some people apparently got trapped up front, with their accursed lawn chairs etc., what a waste of primo fan turf. But it all worked out OK and we could see great, and just the sight of Jack jumping around the stage giving it everything he'd got was so wonderful, and it would have been worth the trip just for Top Yourself and Blue Veins.
Jack's still into the brown eyeshadow.
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:49 AM
For the record, for years I have had two musical mantras... "KILL BONO" and "SHERYL CROW MUST DIE". Interesting how Jack has managed to perform one's music on a tribute album and follow another in concert. this, no more Stripes and an ICP collaboration??? 2011 is going down as a very shit year indeed.
Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:58 AM
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