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04:53 PM on 03/21/13
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you know a festival lineup is bad when Macklemore is one of the four acts I'd have any interest in watching.

No, it means that you don't like the lineup. That's all it means.
07:56 PM on 03/21/13
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Exactly. There was so much potential for the return of S&S, but this is basically a bamboozle with a smaller budget.

I was expecting a bunch of bands who had performed the fest back in its prime in 2002-2003. That would have been the ultimate 10 year anniversary show.

A bunch of older bands 10 years past their prime don't sell enough tickets...
04:37 AM on 03/22/13
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Yeah I hear you. I mean, a lot of people were going into this expecting Midtown, HIPV, and every Drive-Thru Records band. I'd like to see it but you gotta be realistic. Adding Escape the Fate and Breathe Carolina is a little disappointing. There are a bunch of great scene bands out there that are talented but not extremely popular. I just wish he'd stick more towards talent instead of the almighty dollar sign but I can't blame him
Booking a bunch of small bands and having a festival that doesn't sell well is just a dumb idea.
02:06 PM on 03/22/13
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He's in a 5k person lot. Not Boozle that saw like 50k every year. Even if he had a bunch of small bands that couldn't sell, the headliners he has now are enough to sell the festival out. Why it's not sold out..well that's the million dollar question. Fall Out Boy sold out NYC's Terminal 5 twice in like 5 minutes. That's 6 thousand tickets right there. A Day to Remember sold out most of their northeast dates on their current tour. The NYC venue they're playing at (Best Buy Theater) holds 2100. That was the first of their shows to sell out. Now you throw in Macklemore who has the number 1 song in the nation, Paramore is heavily rumored for day 1 and NFG (also heavily rumored after canceling the Canada show they had on the same day) and you SHOULD have yourself a sold out 2 days.
First, where so you get the 5,000 number?

Second... What exactly is your point? That you don't think enough tickets have been sold yet? Have you gotten inside access and counted the ticket sales so far? In any case, having a bunch of 2002 nostalgia acts that haven't been relevant in 10 years sure as hell will sell way, way fewer tickets
04:02 PM on 03/22/13
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Read #4 on the post before yours.

My point is, he doesn't need useless scene bands to sell a festival. He has some great headliners. The people will come to see just them. How many people would come in JUST to see Breathe Carolina? 20? Now how many would come just to see Hidden in Plain View or even Midtown? Probably more than just 20. People will come around the country to see any of those bands just based on the nostalgia factor.

Sorry dude, you seem to grossly underestimate how big bands like Breathe Carolina are.

Midtown wouldn't do it anyway, so wishing for something that won't happen is silly. Ill bet you they wouldn't draw that much, really, unless they pull in a crossover from Cobra fans.
07:23 PM on 03/22/13
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I'm pretty sure people would fly in from other states for a one time only Midtown reunion.
I'm pretty sure AP holds these bands on a much higher level... Fact is, Midtown has been almost forgotten about outside of the nostalgia factor and kids who listened to them 10 years ago. A one date midtown reunion would do well, but it wouldn't outdo the draws of all of the bigger acts on this show, and you're just nieve if you think otherwise...

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