Athens PopFest 2010

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Athens PopFest 2010

Post by hhbtmike » Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:27 am

hey folks,
wooo hooo it's on for August 2010. taking a year off was really needed, but i really missed it. dates coming soon. Mike

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by hhbtmike » Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:29 am

oops, forgot to add, people start listing your wishlist. the popfest will be 5 days and the thursday / friday / saturday nights will have a theme. mike

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by alongwalkhome » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:24 am

I read that as the theme being "Mike." Sure--why not?

OK, so since I am perilously broke and flights to GA are inexplicably expensive (nevermind Athens in particular) in the summer (for real, why would people barely able to withstand the northeast temps flock to GA?? Peaches??) But let's just say my soon-to-be patented (just in time for the holiday sales!) yarn-cataloging spreadsheet takes off and I can afford to get to Athens...may I be the first to offer my wish list!

The Smittens
The Ballet
Eux Autres
Ballboy
Just Joans
Emmy the Great
Math & Physics Club
Hidden Cameras
Okkervil River
Sambassadeur
Bunny Grunt

mmm....s'all for now. Thanks and good luck!
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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by hhbtmike » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:50 am

well, first off fly into atlanta, you'll save a ton on airfare. 2 it's super cheap to eat in athens. 3 it's a small town and people tend to hang out during the day and you get a real feel for the town of athens and it's people. you'll also meet loads of new friends. also it's not that bad in the south in summer, esp if you enjoy a cold beverage and some night swimming. on the bands you listed 6 of those bands are on the wishlist already, and a few of those i wouldn't have thought of so thanks. mike

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by alongwalkhome » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:29 pm

Don't get me wrong--I've always always wanted to go to Athens! I was a massive REM fan back in the day (20 years out of high school this year--yikes!) and I've heard such wonderful things about the festival. It's just for some reason the flights to Atlanta jump to $500-600 that time of year--wtf?? If you invite the Smittens I can maybe get them to swing down and pick me up on their way fr. VT ;-)
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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by squirrelboutique » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:40 pm

Mountain Goats, please! BOAT! And some more Fishboy, and Circulatory System, and yes for sure to Bunnygrunt!

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by lynsosaurus » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:49 pm

i'd like to second all the bands already mentioned on the wishlist. third? i want to come anyway, i kind of don't even care which bands are playing.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by stolenwine » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:54 pm

um, ignore that. i wasn't reading properly. nothing to see here...
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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by Carys » Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:44 pm

Ooh, this might actually end up being a Popfest out of London that actually falls out of term-time, meaning I could go!

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by yubo » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:35 pm

alongwalkhome wrote:It's just for some reason the flights to Atlanta jump to $500-600 that time of year--wtf??
road trip!!
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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:29 pm

yubo wrote:
alongwalkhome wrote:It's just for some reason the flights to Atlanta jump to $500-600 that time of year--wtf??
road trip!!
if i can get an affordable flight to nyc or boston, you can count me in for road trip!

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by yubo » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:36 pm

lynsosaurus wrote:if i can get an affordable flight to nyc or boston, you can count me in for road trip!

yeay!
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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by alongwalkhome » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:06 am

yubo wrote:
lynsosaurus wrote:if i can get an affordable flight to nyc or boston, you can count me in for road trip!
yeay!
Right--I'll fire up the Element then. 1000 miles fr. Boston?? Sheesh. I better get some butt rubs and BBQ chips.
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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by hhbtmike » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:50 am

the date is set for August 10th - August 14th. website and news coming in january. mike

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by hhbtmike » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:33 am

we have secured most of the venues for this years athens popfest.
august 10th (tuesday) - TBA
august 11th (wednesday) - Little Kings
august 12th (thursday) - Caledonia Lounge (afternoon & night shows) 40 Watt Club (night shows)
august 13th (friday) - Caledonia Lounge (afternoon & night shows) 40 Watt Club (night shows)
august 14th (saturday) - Caledonia Lounge(afternoon & night shows) 40 Watt Club (night shows)

all venues are 18+ age to get in, but like all the past Athens PopFests if you let us know you are underage in advance we'll work with your parent or guardian to get you into the festival.

website coming soon, and early line up announcements as well. any bands looking to play the popfest get in touch sooner rather than later as about 1/3 of the 60 slots are already booked. email: mike [at] hhbtm [dot] com

also the thread of who you might want to see didn't really go anywhere so if you plan on coming let us know who you might want us to try to go after. [the athens popfest is a bit more loose on the term pop, and we've booked some stuff a bit outside the indie-pop realm in years past, so really have fun, and no bands that are impossible...ex: r.e.m., smiths, sex pistols, lucksmiths, tullycraft, other words broken up bands that called it a day in the last year, it's too soon for a reunion, or bands that would take millions to get].

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by lynsosaurus » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:59 pm

i'm not definitely coming yet, but i am seriously looking into it, so i am going to put my wishlist out there:

smittens
bunnygrunt
bishop allen
aislers set (! - this may fall under the 'unrealistic' category)
dent may
eux autres
specific heats
the ballet
sourpatch

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by hhbtmike » Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:25 am

2 of those are confirmed if not 3, and two more are on the list we are waiting to hear back from. i'm sure aisler's set might fall into the unrealistic. but who knows, we can all dream. mike

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by lynsosaurus » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:05 pm

awesome! i'd also like to add cars can be blue to the list.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by hhbtmike » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:46 pm

i can say now confirmed
cars can be blue
bunnygrunt
sourpatch (pretty sure)

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by squirrelboutique » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:48 pm

Hooray!

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