So in an attempt to "live blog" something for the first time ever, I sent text messages to my email during the first day of all points west. Nothing good came of it, this is far from "live", but I am posting them here unabridged anyway, with editors notes.
Weird crowd hip and dirty. Art project everywhere cross promotion. Girl talk [I meant Go! Team] on first on main stage. No one is ready. I feel sorry for them.
Go team guitars too loud. Fun to watch though. They switch instruments. ninja has bigger booty than previously understood.
Ninja raps like three eleven down.
Dolab [The "Rave" Area] makes me glad i was only a raves [That's botched T-9 speak for "Raver"] once.
Forro in the Dark is fucking amazing when you are sitting in the beer tent talking about hilarious tattoos.
The pegge [reggae] in my blood stood up and made it hard to hate michael franti.
Note: This was only in passing, save the angry for your Battlestar Forums.
Lots of dragon flies here.
CSS has girls. Crowd of dudes gets three boners each.
Born Slippy has been in my life longer than Feed The Animals.
Underworld - Born Slippy Parts 1 and 2. 1, as I realized they started playing it and power walked over. 2, as I stood, drooling and sunburned.
Girl Talk - 1 and 2. He threw on A Milli for Clinth, the lovely Spanish gentleman in the second video. Yup, that's my roommate. Yup, I know "ethnic" people.
Then I got bored and stopped texting. I filmed TONS of shit, so here is what I got from the first day.
Somewhere in there I filmed The New Pornographers making a reference to "Strange Brew" that no one got. Then I call their singer a "hoser". Then they make fun of the crowd for being all dudes. Then they play a song.
Ooh and here they are covering "Don't Bring Me Down" by ELO. Filmed from the beer tent, and only for six seconds. It was a great cover though.
I also grabbed some video of Mates of State for my girlfriend and I was pleasantly surprised. No snarkiness here, just decent music.
Then the batteries on my camera died. Don't worry (if you were worrying) I did get a chance to "film" radiohead the second night, but we are a looooonnnng way from posting that shit. Timeliness? Psssshhhhh.