FYF Fest 2017

To Fest or Not To Fest

My mind is a lot more settled today. The only thing left up in the air is my start date, which I’m hoping isn’t some elaborate April Fool’s prank.

But enough about that for now. Last week the FYF Fest released the lineup for this year’s festival, and those headliners immediately grabbed me. I have never seen them live in concert. Add to that A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Iggy Pop, Slowdive, Blonde Redhead, Arca, the Faint and Perfume Genius? Maybe I would consider going.

Talking with Madd on Sunday, I recounted to her my experience at FYF Fest back in 2012. The more I thought about it, the more I discouraged myself from going. I really don’t think I could deal with roaming around outside in Exposition Park in the middle of the summer. It was taxing enough five years ago, I can only imagine how it would go this time around.

Now one festival I am looking forward to is the Das Bunker 21st anniversary festival. For one, it will be inside. And since it will be in early October it will be a tossup whether it will be cool or pubic hair scorchingly hot. Even though they haven’t released their lineup, based on last year (VNV Nation, Apoptygma Berzerk, Aesthetic Perfection, Solve, Kanga, Covenant, Legendary Pink Dots and more and more), I’m sure this year’s will be just as good. I can already imagine 3Teeth and Mr. Kitty as a part of the line up.

Of course I might just sequester myself at home and be completely agoraphobic while watching old movies on the Teevee and have just as good time.