Last week I asked who, apart from RATM are you looking forward to seeing the most at the 2008 Big Day Out. I was a little surprised to see Bjork on top of that list. I’m looking forward to seeing her, but picked Battles as my #1 choice.
Some other silly people voted for Silverchair. To see how far they’ve fallen 9though personally I don’t really think they ever got up in the first place) check out this video.
Personally I’m planning on checking out Anti-Flag, Regurgitator, Enter Shikari (I forgot to stick them on the poll!), Battles, Grinspoon, maybe The Nightwatchmen, Karnivool (who I also forgot to put on the list) and/or UNKLE, Bjork and Rage Against the Machine. I’ll be going to the Adelaide BDO this Friday, any Fourtheye readers going that want to have a beer can feel free to contact me and we’ll see what we can do.
A whole heap of you said you’d only turn up 5 minutes before Rage Against the Machine. While I don’t deny that’s a reflection of the quality of the bands selected for this years BDO, I’m very much of the attitude that you shouldn’t write off any band until you’ve heard them live. I think it’s kinda sad that people would buy tickets to a festival and then not go and check out other acts. Sometimes the biggest surprises come from bands you’ve never heard of, or never given a chance. This has happened to me more times than I can remember.
Anyway, enough ranting, here’s the list!
- I plan to rock up 5 minutes before RATM go on…. 56 Votes
- Bjork 46 Votes
- Silverchair 30 Votes
- Battles 23 Votes
- The Arcade Fire 18 Votes
- UNKLE 14 Votes
- The Nightwatchmen 12 Votes
- Grinspoon 3 Votes
- Carl Cox, Spoon, Anti-Flag and Regurgitator 2 Votes
- Billy Bragg 0 Votes!
Glad to see Battles getting some cred
Was in the pit all day to make sure I wouldn’t miss out on Rage. Really would have loved to see Enter Shikari (pissed they aren’t doing sideshows) and Karnivool again.
I wanted to make sure you knew – I voted for Silverchair just because you said you didn’t like them.
[quote comment=”33644″]I wanted to make sure you knew – I voted for Silverchair just because you said you didn’t like them.[/quote]
I expected this.
What do you mean you forgot to put Enter Shikari on the poll? I thought they’d been relegated on purpose… they’re bloody awful!
[quote comment=”33652″]What do you mean you forgot to put Enter Shikari on the poll? I thought they’d been relegated on purpose… they’re bloody awful![/quote]
I’ll reserve judgement on them until I see them live, but the music I’ve heard of theirs is ok.
Anyway, Silverchair are bloody awful and they made this list!
hehe… point noted!
Battles? I don’t get the appeal, it’s just noise not music.