Athens PopFest 2010

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by tekno_alice » Mon May 31, 2010 8:28 pm

Just bought my ticket, so excited! I can't believe it's taken me this long to sort out a trip to Athens, the teenage e6 nut in me is turning cartwheels!

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by hhbtmike » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:41 am

also add to the list
twinside
kevin dunn (of the fans, regiment of women FAME)
mitch easter (of the sneakers, let's active)
hot new mexicans
the pass
the kissing party
twin tigers

and it looks like quite possibly
international waters

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by cupcake_love » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:49 pm

1) when will the definite time schedule be up?
2) is this the kind festival where you need a tent? (do you actually have these festivals in america?)
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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by hhbtmike » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:50 pm

schedules up now, but the exact times are being worked out currently. the festival is one where you should find a floor or couch to crash on, or get a cheap room with a bunch of folks. you don't want to camp in athens in august. been thinking of switching the time of year we do the popfest next year though. it can get really hot in the south during the summer.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by alongwalkhome » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:40 am

Thumbs up to switching time of year when flights are cheaper and wimpy northerners like myself won't spontaneously combust.

Oh, how I wish I could go. I'm grateful, at least, that you're drawing Eux Autres to the east coast and they'll play their first Boston show the night before my birthday--gracias!
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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by tekno_alice » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:35 pm

So who else on here is going to the popfest? Are me and Anastasia the only folks coming from England not playing that are going to be there?

I am looking forward to it but v scared of the heat, I hope there's some good swimming action to help cool off!

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by imaginarystates » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:57 am

Goodness gracious, I'm in Florida at the moment (training for the hotttt Georgia) and the humidity is killing me. I stick my head into the fridge at any chance I get... Should probably be happy and hush up, since summer is pretty much over in London!

Can't wait for Athens though, it'll be a fun road trip and a fab lineup! Who's there on the 10th?
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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by hhbtmike » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:53 pm

i want to thank all the folks who came to the athens popfest this year. sorry i didn't get to hang out and party as much as usual, we were drastically under staffed this time, but all ran on time and it seemed like you all had lots of fun. alice i wanted to actually get to talk to you while you were here, but was happy to see ian rickertt was a very good host for your athens stay. (he's a really nice guy). anastasia gets the cutest dressed award. michael zekes gets the best t-shirts award (he won with his pylon chain shirt), the list could go on. anyways thanks for those that came and had fun. i know we are a bit more rock than other popfests, but with cheap beer even the most cynical indie-pop fan will rock out and jump around after awhile. good news is we are moving the festival to either september or october, so it looks like i'll be at indietracks next year.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by squirrelboutique » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:25 pm

PopFest was awesome, Mike. I'm too tired to think of any better way of phrasing it. Thanks for everything, and thanks to Len, too. He was super welcoming and friendly and gracious.

I feel bad mentioning any specific performances because so many bands were so fantastic, but my favorite day for sure was Friday. The afternoon show at Caledonia was perfect. I was sure when we first walked in that I would die in the heat, but then we got a spot just under the fan and stood in the back and after watching just a few minutes I knew leaving was not an option! Those four bands that afternoon were perfect together.Your Heart Breaks should be taking over the world.

Other quick highlights, not in any order:

The only thing more fun than watching Go Sailor, watching Sourpatch watch Go Sailor.
Los Meesfits and Mike telling us how they started
Joe Jack Talcum!
Fablefactory: so dreamy and pretty! I'm so glad we were around for that.
Ruby: an amazing dog I played ball with at the Transmission barbecue thing.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by hhbtmike » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:17 am

awwww, thanks so much. yeah i missed almost the entire friday afternoon show. i went to grab a taco with michael zekes and caitlin lavin, and we got caught in the storm and had to sit it out at wuxtry. anyway the popfest was something i really needed this year. it's got me so excited about music and the community, and i'm even doing another singles club next year with split singles by loads of the popfest bands. i know i ran around non-stop and seemed like a ball of stress, but i was having a great time. i only lost my cool twice though, both do to being super hungry and getting a headache. i had lots of dreams come true over the last week, and i'm already planning 2011 now. Len and I hung out tonight and started working on next year. It also looks like we broke even and had some extra to make some scholarships for camp amped, nuci's space, or rock camp for girls.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by Rich_Rulez » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:27 am

my favorites of the fest in no specific order

the co - op grocery store with the best vegan sandwiches

go sailor
standard fare
twinside
sweater girls
your heart breaks
madeline
witches
dead dog
and oh ok!


plus mike for being a sweetheart
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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by hhbtmike » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:46 am

that's a good list rich, but you forgot joe jack talcum which ruled pretty hard.
not from the popfest, but he did play this song.....

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:34 pm

You know who else I really enjoyed and keep finding bits of his songs stuck in my head? Kevin Dunn!

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by Fabulousfriend » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:52 am

Did Go Sailor make any new shirts? Anyway to track these down if so?

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by hhbtmike » Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:41 am

yep they did, and i printed them. chris mac will have some at jigsaw records in seattle, or might have them now.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by imaginarystates » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:59 am

Mike, you rock for organizing such a musical extravaganza! I had a ton of fun watching bands old and new, making friends, crowdsurfing, eating delicious vegan delicacies (deep fried dill pickles...whaaa!), making paper hats whilst stuck in the rain, exploring Athens, and remembering how to sweat.

Will certainly be around next year, props for moving it to a few months later. Oh, and may I suggest throwing a few post-show indie discos?



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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by katydidnot » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:00 am

i love popfest time! it was the best start to my freshman uga year.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by hhbtmike » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:34 am

don't let katy fool you, she's been coming to popfest since she was almost a pre-teen. katy you rule........ athens popfest 2011 dates announced shortly. new time of year which is much cheaper for folks flying from overseas. the booking has already started and it's looking good.

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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by alongwalkhome » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:46 pm

Hooray! I've always wanted to go, but flights in August fr. Boston are out of my league. Looking forward to finding out the "mystery" time and seeing the line up shape up.
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Re: Athens PopFest 2010

Post by hhbtmike » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:55 am

the dates are now announced Athens PopFest 2011 will be October 11th - 15th. start posting those wish lists.

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