Thursday, May 28, 2009

All Points West 2009 Line-Up Announced

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This years line-up is a little better than last years, not that last years was bad or anything. If you are planning to go this year and you didn't go last year, here is some advice. If you are staying overnight, stay in Manhattan near Ground Zero or Wall Street and take the ferry to the concert. It was only around $20 round trip and there was a few of them running all day long. There is no reason to get a hotel in Jersey City. I'm not sure what parking was like but even the concert promoters suggest public transportation. Don't go there to get drunk because that won't happen. You are only allowed 5 drinks per person. Considering that the gates open early (11ish I think) and the show doesn't end until Midnight-ish, you have no choice but to pace yourself. You are better off doing other things than drinking (bring a lighter). There is plenty of room so if you want to go sit in the grass with friends you can. The three stages are pretty far from one another so you really only here the stage you are by. If it's hot out, there are spray tents to cool you off. You will spend some time there, trust me. Last year was well organized and everyone seemed to have a blast. I know I did. My must see list: Tool, The Black Keys, Vampire Weekend, The National, Beastie Boys, Arctic Monkeys, The Cool Kids, MGMT, Elbow, Silversun Pickups, The Gaslight Anthem, and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Now if they only let you get drunk...

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