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07-18-2012, 09:46 AM
Mister Wood
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Originally Posted by Northern Neighbour View Post
I thought Metric was fine. Their show this year was better than past shows, mostly because their latest album is different from their previous efforts. They're not The Yeah Yeah Yeahs or Weezer, but they gave a high-energy performance. However, the crowd was terrible.

It's virtually impossible for Bluesfest to bring in an act like Foo Fighters, who would cost close to a $1M. We met with Mark Monaghan last year, and he explained how a lot of bands want guaranteed, big money for performing at festivals since they don't get a percentage of the gate. So unless people want to spend even more, we won't be seeing the Foo Fighters, Coldplay, U2, etc.
I must have been in a great part of the crowd for Metric, since everyone seemed really into it where I was. Tons of fun.

Plus those huge fees are why the Capital Hoedown ended up failing. Paying Swift all that money turned out to be a bad decision. So I agree, I think those bands won't be visiting Bluesfest unless we want a huge price increase.

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