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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:24 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:17 am 
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good lord, it's really not *that* bad. It will all be OK. I'm sure 30 years ago, there were people bemoaning the fact that V3 and Kevin & the Kasualties were on the bill. It's just a big ol' crazy cycle that disappoints some each year and makes others poop their pants with happiness.

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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:09 am 
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On the bright side: an underwhelming line-up actually kind of takes any pressure off of planning your weekend.

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How fucked up that there's more rock I care about on the Bozo than the Offramp.

I'm not saying that I agree with the opinion about the lineup being significantly worse than any other years, but these two statements don't really sound like bad things to me. It's actually pretty irritating when you have to choose between bands that you really want to see who are all playing at once. And the reason the Bozo stage seems more interesting this year is because they're giving some cool acts a shot. What's the big deal? For that matter, I'm curious to know who's playing (or who's not playing) the Offramp that makes it so objectionable. I'm just not seeing it. But then people would have to start naming names, and nobody wants that. :naughty:

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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
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Can't blame them for keeping it new and not rescheduling the usual suspects. Seems to be kind of one of the goals every year. I don't see my comment as a bad thing, either. Never had a bad time at Comfest and don't expect that I ever will.

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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:49 pm 
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There are a grand total of two bands playing that I'd even remotely care to see, and I've heard quite a few. I've only been back in this town for barely a couple years now, but it doesn't take much to turn me off to Comfest apparently. I know it's what people do, because it's one of the only of a handful of event-type things to do in this town (and sadly one of the better options).
I'm all about supporting the bands I care about, but even in this case, I'll have to skip this. I'll go see the bands I love every other time they're playing. I can't see how anyone would go through the parking mess for this.
Unless the Columbus population is this desperate for entertainment, I can't see Comfest existing 5 years from now. After it being promised as something worth doing, I was terribly let down last year, and this looks to be much worse. I'm basing that purely on the dozen or so bands that I've seen, and the dozen or so I know who aren't playing.
Here's what they don't need... MORE hippie folky acoustic acts (if you can tell where one ends and the other begins, trust me, you're in the minority), soft "indie" bands (Thanks Sufjan and Arcade Fire, now every V-neck wearing douchebag without talent is picking up an oddball instrument in hopes of making his already shitty music even slightly more interesting... I'd actually prefer the beard growing hipster who wants you to know what he thinks about cars and beer), and jazz. Jazz doesn't suffer the same afflictions as the others (at least not in the same ways) but it comes close. Plus, there are already jazz/rib fests and such.
So, how about this, Comfest... next year try to be interesting.

I'll take a Bumbershoot over a Comfest any day.

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I should clarify... it wasn't that I didn't have fun last year... but I can have fun with my friends ANYWHERE. It's that most of the bands were terrible, the location is awful, and I personally don't care much for hippies. Well, to be fair... I don't like hippies who have large number of statistics to support their opinion of whatever cause, but don't actually do anything (and smell bad). So, I did not enjoy what comfest had to offer.
But since I can have fun with friends anywhere, this year it will be anywhere but comfest.


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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:54 pm 
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Thanks for the uplifting report. Haha.

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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:08 pm 
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The sooner you people realize that the rock and punk rock played at the Offramp stage in 2009 caused that dude to take acid and stab himself to death in front of the Bozo stage in 2009 the better off the community will be :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :think: :oops: :oops: :oops: :wall: :wall: {where is the bend ofver for the cops emoticon :?: }

On an off note I've seen Mark Fisher out scoping punk and metal bands recently :think:


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commie fest is certainly missing that 'somethin-somethin' this year, i agree.
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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:30 pm 
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I know it's what people do, because it's one of the only of a handful of event-type things to do in this town (and sadly one of the better options).


wrong.

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I'm all about supporting the bands I care about, but even in this case, I'll have to skip this. I'll go see the bands I love every other time they're playing. I can't see how anyone would go through the parking mess for this.
Unless the Columbus population is this desperate for entertainment, I can't see Comfest existing 5 years from now. After it being promised as something worth doing, I was terribly let down last year, and this looks to be much worse. I'm basing that purely on the dozen or so bands that I've seen, and the dozen or so I know who aren't playing.
Here's what they don't need... MORE hippie folky acoustic acts (if you can tell where one ends and the other begins, trust me, you're in the minority), soft "indie" bands (Thanks Sufjan and Arcade Fire, now every V-neck wearing douchebag without talent is picking up an oddball instrument in hopes of making his already shitty music even slightly more interesting... I'd actually prefer the beard growing hipster who wants you to know what he thinks about cars and beer), and jazz. Jazz doesn't suffer the same afflictions as the others (at least not in the same ways) but it comes close. Plus, there are already jazz/rib fests and such.
So, how about this, Comfest... next year try to be interesting.


you make the assumption that people come to comfest just for the music. That's probably true for the population on this board, but I guarantee that's not universally true for a large percentage of the attendees. Comfest isn't going anywhere. If you think this year will be less well attended, then the organizers are getting exactly what they want.

Lackluster wrote:
I'll take a Bumbershoot over a Comfest any day.


Not really a fair comparison, since bumbershoot is a music festival (which doesn't rely on almost exclusively local talent), comfest is something else.

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I should clarify... it wasn't that I didn't have fun last year... but I can have fun with my friends ANYWHERE. It's that most of the bands were terrible, the location is awful, and I personally don't care much for hippies. Well, to be fair... I don't like hippies who have large number of statistics to support their opinion of whatever cause, but don't actually do anything (and smell bad). So, I did not enjoy what comfest had to offer.
But since I can have friends anywhere, this year it will be anywhere but comfest.


I give your rant like 1.5 stars- decent bitterness coming through, but lacks swearing. but yeah, if you don't make it, i'm sure the stinky hippies won't miss you.

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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:50 pm 
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Lackluster wrote:
Unless the Columbus population is this desperate for entertainment, I can't see Comfest existing 5 years from now.


I think you have nearly 40 years of history telling you otherwise. I must say, your on-line name seems pretty appropriate...!

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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:07 pm 
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Lackluster wrote:
Unless the Columbus population is this desperate for entertainment, I can't see Comfest existing 5 years from now.


I think you have nearly 40 years of history telling you otherwise. I must say, your on-line name seems pretty appropriate...!

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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:15 pm 
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Um, yeah, I guess I could be wrong. I'm looking at it from a musicians standpoint and not someone who couldn't give less of a shit. Comfest will always be popular among people who don't give a shit about music. What Columbus needs IS a Bumbershoot. They have legit national acts, but there's a ton of local talent as well. Hopefully, that's what DI Fest is trying to accomplish. I'm optimistic.
As someone who is a little younger, and hasn't been living in Columbus (and attending comfest) for the last 40 years, you'll have to forgive me. My point of view is coming from someone who likes music festivals with interesting acts. You're right, comfest is certainly not that.

EDIT: I think I get pissed that Columbus has so many great bands, and nationally... we're ghost town. No one is doing, or cares to do apparently, anything about that. If the people that put on these events REALLY want to support local music, they'd do a bit more to get them the hell out of here. They'd do something that's gonna catch someone's eye OUTSIDE of Columbus. No one has any desire to do that really (again, hopefully except DI Fest), and this year's comfest is proof that we're heading even further in the wrong direction... if that direction is for the growth and recognition of our local music scene. I understand Comfest is more about patting ourselves on the back once a year for all the recycling we've done, and feeling guilty about not doing more... while still feeling liberated in the sense that we can walk around in our underwear if we want to. That's great. Bands should really just stop applying. I applied this year though. Didn't make it, but didn't really expect to. Maybe I'd be singing a different tune if I'd been picked, but this IS the way I feel about comfest. It's a shame really. If I'd been picked, I wouldn't be on here bitching, but I'd tell you the same thing if you asked me.


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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:19 pm 
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i care immensely about music and some of the most amazing performances i've ever seen have been at comfest (brainbow with lara yazvac last year comes to mind).

am i dissapointed that some of my faves aren't playing? sure. but it's not erin-fest.
will i still go there and lay in the grass and eat corndogs and drink beer and people watch. sure.

this city is CHOCK full of amazing festivals...if you don't like one, don't go...there will be another amazing one coming up!

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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:30 pm 
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girl.e wrote:
i care immensely about music and some of the most amazing performances i've ever seen have been at comfest (brainbow with lara yazvac last year comes to mind).

am i dissapointed that some of my faves aren't playing? sure. but it's not erin-fest.
will i still go there and lay in the grass and eat corndogs and drink beer and people watch. sure.

this city is CHOCK full of amazing festivals...if you don't like one, don't go...there will be another amazing one coming up!



Really? Granted, only been in town for a couple years, but so far haven't seen ONE. The closest place is MPMF.


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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:31 pm 
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If you're going to use the word "hippie", I could use your definition. This always strikes me as insincere or reaching. It just seems a little abstract to me and comes across as some vague stereotype from long ago that I'm just not feeling in 2010.

Lackluster wrote:
Um, yeah, I guess I could be wrong. I'm looking at it from a musicians standpoint and not someone who couldn't give less of a shit. Comfest will always be popular among people who don't give a shit about music.


This is worthy of at least one "Are you fu#$ing kidding me?"

Sweet baby Jesus; a musician. Well, there are a lot of folks here who play in bands, if that's what you mean. When you get a chance can you pm the ultimate poet too and ask him to post something witty?

Alright, I'll stop. See you at Comfest.

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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:34 pm 
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If the people that put on these events REALLY want to support local music, they'd do a bit more to get them the hell out of here. They'd do something that's gonna catch someone's eye OUTSIDE of Columbus.


this is such a misguided sentiment in several ways, but let me respond to it by saying that if out of columbus is where you want to be, there are several major highways that will get get you there. This isn't north korea.

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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:35 pm 
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Maybe I'll just start a topic about a music festival in Columbus that's about music. It's fine that every other niche has been picked up, but just something simply about music would be nice. Like an MPMF, SXSW, etc...
Something that will pull a legit national act, so local bands have an audience to play for that's not their friends or a handful of hipsters (god bless them).
I suppose comfest has my permission to continue existing.... FOR NOW!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:35 pm 
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girl.e wrote:
i care immensely about music and some of the most amazing performances i've ever seen have been at comfest (brainbow with lara yazvac last year comes to mind).

am i dissapointed that some of my faves aren't playing? sure. but it's not erin-fest.
will i still go there and lay in the grass and eat corndogs and drink beer and people watch. sure.

this city is CHOCK full of amazing festivals...if you don't like one, don't go...there will be another amazing one coming up!


Well said, my dear. As a MUSICIAN (and a longstanding MUSICIAN) in Columbus, I know that my tastes are not always catered to, but hell, I have been surprised to the point of giddiness every single year I go to Comfest (Brainbow, excellent example last year; Evil Queens, 3 years ago; Church of the Red Museum, 2 years ago). Not only that, it's freaking Comfest. Eat a fishboat, talk to friends, get a sunburn, drink beer.
BTW, Go West shindig on Saturday was great.

Oh, and Lackluster? I've never seen just a "handful of friends" at ANY Comfest show (ok, well maybe in the Solar Tent).

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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:37 pm 
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groundrules wrote:
Lackluster wrote:
If the people that put on these events REALLY want to support local music, they'd do a bit more to get them the hell out of here. They'd do something that's gonna catch someone's eye OUTSIDE of Columbus.


this is such a misguided sentiment in several ways, but let me respond to it by saying that if out of columbus is where you want to be, there are several major highways that will get get you there. This isn't north korea.


I'm not saying Columbus is Korea. I'm saying many bands don't have aspirations to live and die in one place. Many bands would like exposure beyond that of their home town. If someone has the resources to do that, welll... I think they should. I would certainly do everything in my power to make it happen.
Major festivals in other cities have the ability to propel acts beyond the constraints of playing locally once a month or less. Mainly because they draw interest from other cities/regions.
I get pissed because every year I hope that's what Comfest will be. It will never be that, because that's not what it is. I understand that. But sadly, it's the closest thing we have. Does no one else want that or something? I figure this would be the place where people would be all about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
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I applied this year though. Didn't make it ...


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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:42 pm 
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Your assumption that bands are "settling" for a Comfest is interesting.
I think what you're looking for is an event that will make your band famous.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:42 pm 
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agora
go west
comfest
asian fest
columbus arts fest
parking lot blowout
pbr rendezvous
hot times fest
indepedents' day
park street fest
red white & boom
urban scrawl
scion music fest
jazz & rib fest
black box benefit

that's just off the top of my head...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:45 pm 
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Lackluster wrote:
Um, yeah, I guess I could be wrong. I'm looking at it from a musicians standpoint and not someone who couldn't give less of a shit. Comfest will always be popular among people who don't give a shit about music. What Columbus needs IS a Bumbershoot. They have legit national acts, but there's a ton of local talent as well. Hopefully, that's what DI Fest is trying to accomplish. I'm optimistic.
As someone who is a little younger, and hasn't been living in Columbus (and attending comfest) for the last 40 years, you'll have to forgive me. My point of view is coming from someone who likes music festivals with interesting acts. You're right, comfest is certainly not that.

EDIT: I think I get pissed that Columbus has so many great bands, and nationally... we're ghost town. No one is doing, or cares to do apparently, anything about that. If the people that put on these events REALLY want to support local music, they'd do a bit more to get them the hell out of here. They'd do something that's gonna catch someone's eye OUTSIDE of Columbus. No one has any desire to do that really (again, hopefully except DI Fest), and this year's comfest is proof that we're heading even further in the wrong direction... if that direction is for the growth and recognition of our local music scene. I understand Comfest is more about patting ourselves on the back once a year for all the recycling we've done, and feeling guilty about not doing more... while still feeling liberated in the sense that we can walk around in our underwear if we want to. That's great. Bands should really just stop applying. I applied this year though. Didn't make it, but didn't really expect to. Maybe I'd be singing a different tune if I'd been picked, but this IS the way I feel about comfest. It's a shame really. If I'd been picked, I wouldn't be on here bitching, but I'd tell you the same thing if you asked me.


FRIDAY (you can use this day to party)

1:30 Offramp - Jenny Mae
3:45 Mainstage - The Phantods
6:00 Offramp - Aperture (why this isn't going on at night I have no idea, but still)

SATURDAY (you can use this day to camp out at the Offramp which conveniently happens to be right next to the beer tent and lots of trees)

12:15 Offramp - Monolithic Cloud Parade
12:55 Mainstage - The Mainstreet Gospel
4:45 Offramp - Flu Faker
5:30 Offramp - The Receiver
6:25 Offramp - Adult Fiction

There. Follow that schedule and you'll be golden and your ears and head will plenty of space left so your opinion of Comfest might not be so negative when you wake up sunday.

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 Post subject: Re: Here's the Comfest Schedule
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:46 pm 
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girl.e wrote:
agora
go west
comfest
asian fest
columbus arts fest
parking lot blowout
pbr rendezvous
hot times fest
indepedents' day
park street fest
red white & boom
urban scrawl
scion music fest
jazz & rib fest
black box benefit

that's just off the top of my head...


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