Langerado | 03.06 - 03.09 | Florida

Words by: Kayceman | Images by: Dave Vann

Langerado :: 03.06 - 03.09 :: Big Cypress :: Florida

Editor's Note: In our effort to bring you the most compelling, multi-faceted coverage possible, a large part of JamBase and this writer's experience at Langerado was conducting video interviews. This was a time consuming endeavor and therefore forced us to miss several acts we would have liked to cover. You can view over 30 exlusive interviews from Langerado right now on JamBaseTV.

Beastie Boys :: Langerado :: 2008
Now in its sixth year, the Langerado Music Festival is competing with the big boys of Bonnaroo, 10KLF, Wakarusa, All Good and the other massive music and camping events. By making the jump from Ft. Lauderdale's intimate Markham Park to the ginormous Big Cypress Indian Reservation (30 miles west of Ft. Lauderdale) they gained a lot but also lost a little.

Clearly what was gained was the ability to welcome far more music fans, more bands on more stages (five of them) and the traditional festival atmosphere where one can camp, roam the lot and find everything they need on-site. Florida has never been a hot bed of musical inspiration but Langerado has made great strides in bringing Floridians top-notch bands from around the globe. But with any type of rapid expansion there are growing pains. What was lost was the small boutique feel of a destination festival. The past few years operated more like a mini-Coachella or smaller Vegoose where patrons would fly right into Ft. Lauderdale and have the luxury of hotels, showers, air conditioning, walks on the beach and night shows in clubs. In essence, this year's Langerado was more like all the other major festivals. Depending on what your ideal fest atmosphere is, this was either a great advancement, or perhaps a slight disappointment.

Logistics and personal tastes aside, Langerado absolutely put on a fabulous, well-run event with a plethora of incredible performances.

THURSDAY :: 03.06

Les Claypool :: Langerado :: 2008
After Mother Nature's buckets of rain made for a difficult landing in Langerado, the first band to leave a mark was Dead Confederate. Heavy like a ton of bricks slamming into your chest, this was one of the more impressive sets of the weekend. The five men from Georgia dabble in similar, epic songs structure like My Morning Jacket, and almost have the head-banging, hair-slamming stage presence to match. More than just sludging riffs and crashing drums, the shifts in tempo and lingering guitar lines create tension for climactic crescendos. For this young band, the future is bright.

The first powerhouse to take the stage was Les Claypool. Dressed in matching red shirts (except for Les who had his tuxedo on acid vibe going), Claypool was flanked by percussionist/vibraphone mad man Mike Dillon, saxophonics freak Skerik and drummer Paulo Baldi. As the drying masses assembled for the masked bassist, the air tingled with electricity and anticipation of the weekend ahead. With Claypool laying a fierce, primal foundation, Dillon was able to create space to work his vibes with four mallets. Never one to stay back in the fold, Skerik utilized his sax pedals with great dexterity, creating walls of sound that adequately compensated for the lack of lead guitar. Following a drum solo by Baldi and Dillon that would have made the Dead proud, Claypool endorsed the idea of riding the "happy, wonderful ferris wheel" before looping a bassline, swapping for a new bass and shredding through a dirty section of psychedelic offerings. Throughout the set, Claypool wore just about every mask we've ever seen from him. We saw the "Clockwork Orange" big nose mask, the goggles, the monkey mask, Elvis and perhaps one or two more. Closing the set with fan favorite "Dee's Diner" featuring Mike Dillon on the call-response vocals: Who wants to go to Dee's Diner? things were well underway for Langerado.

After the Claypool ass-whippin' it was time for a little electro groove with The New Deal. Once a major player in the jam scene, the past few years have found the instrumental trio exploring new avenues with different projects. Yet on this first night of Langerado it appeared none of their magic had been lost. Pumping the crowd with rapid, rock-steady dance beats and electrifying keyboard work, The New Deal proved to be the right way to dive into the later part of the evening.

Playing the final slot of the night against Dark Star Orchestra, Perpetual Groove wowed the crowd with big hooks, dissonant, distorted jams, inspiring lights and lots of Brock Butler's guitar. At some point following a strong version of "Save For One," the band dove into Peter Gabriel's "Digging In the Dirt" which proved to be a clear highlight of the night. PGroove is a definite rising star on the jam scene. While there are moments that recall early Phish jams (which is not necessarily a bad thing), the quartet has found a winning mixture that is sure to keep the kids dancing for years to come.

FRIDAY :: 03.07

Nic Offer of !!! :: Langerado :: 2008
Set up behind the Sunset Stage conducting interviews, it was the sounds of Ozomatli covering Pharcyde's "She Keeps On Passing Me By" that inspired Friday's backstage crowd with a fever to dance. Also diving into impressive cover territory, G. Love & Special Sauce's reading of The Beatles' "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?" was unique, fun and a great way to set up the G. Love staple "Cold Beverage."

For this scribe, the biggest surprise of the weekend was !!!. Having never seen a full set from the electro-punk dance rockers, they blew the crowd away with incredible stage presence, dynamic, clean instrumentation and the ability to work the audience. Featuring at least seven people onstage and two drum kits, it became impossible to not shake one's junk to their psychedelic dance vibe. At one point, the female backup singer took lead vocals and dove into the photo pit, sending the crowd into a tizzy as she finished the song two feet from the first row. Clearly inspired by her antics, frontman Nic Offer followed her lead, diving off the stage, grabbing JamBase photographer Dave Vann's water bottle and pouring it over his head as he humped the first row. In regards to "putting on a show," there was no band at Langerado that did it better than !!!.

Speeding through the muddy field towards Built To Spill, it was the sounds of set opener "Going Against Your Mind" that pulled people closer to the stage. With three massive guitars roaming the airwaves, BTS create chunky, lumbering rock that is difficult to compete with. With Doug Martsch leading the charge, it's the two guitarists by his side that patiently build the songs to huge peaks. During "Unconventional Wisdom" it became apparent that Built To Spill operate in the world of alchemy. Heating songs from the bottom up, they would turn copper into steel, soaking the crowd with blasts of molten sound. The icing on the cake was the epic show closer "Carry The Zero," which sent most into Friday's headliner.

Performing to a huge crowd, the Beastie Boys took every opportunity to mix in raps and commentary about "The Glades," "alligators" and big fields. While not the most impressive Beastie's show, the set featured moving versions of "Sure Shot," "Root Down," "So Whatcha' Want" and big time closer "Sabotage." Beyond the hits, what was truly impressive were the instrumental grooves often led by keyboardist Money Mark. Clearly pioneers, the Beasties are total pros with a keen sense of what to play when.

STS9 :: Langerado :: 2008
Closing down Friday night was the late night dance-a-thon with STS9. Perhaps the ultimate after hours festival band, the Tribe laid down a clean, sharp, very well played set. This new age, instrumental outfit has been honing their sound for years, and as bassist David Murphy said in our interview earlier in the day, "We feel this is just the beginning. We've just now truly found our sound." Having had the opportunity to watch this band grow, it's difficult to deny what Murph says. What's most impressive about STS9 is their ability to create an entire world. By blending technology with good ol' fashioned instruments, the band's sound has the ability to overwhelm listeners and remove them from the daily grind, which in this case could have been wet feet, tornado warnings and drizzling rain. When STS9 lock-in, nothing else matters. Your best bet is to surrender your mind and body and just let it all go. Kicking-off the set with "Tooth" and a dirty "Bigs," other gems included "Inspire Strikes Back" featuring keyboardist David Phipps and a well played "Oneaday." The highlight of the gig very well may have come in the second set. After what appeared to be a slight gear malfunction, they returned with a stunning version of "Abcees." Tweaked out with a dubby, dancehall vibe, there were few who could resist the urge to freak out like a 20 year old at their first show. If there was a gripe, it was a less-than-stellar "Moonsockets" and an early close to the night. Scheduled to play till 4:00 a.m., the band left the stage at 3:30. However, the weather was threatening and it wasn't long after the show was over that it began to rain sideways, trashing campsites and dampening spirits.

SATURDAY :: 03.08

Blitzen Trapper :: Langerado :: 2008
Rising to the sounds of Oregon's Blitzen Trapper the day began in a truly wonderful fashion. Although the weirdo rock band has been together for years, the arrival of their latest album, Wild Mountain Nation has propelled the band out of regional bars and into the hearts of music fans everywhere. "Wild Mountain Nation," the hit song off the album of the same name, blends the worlds of rock, jam and experimental freak-sounds in a way that should appeal to everyone from Deadheads to hardcore indie fans.

Still packing in the interviews, my schedule left little time to spend at stages during the day. Upset to miss acts like Antibalas, Dr. Dog and The Avett Brothers (who had to cancel their performance due to traffic and weather issues), Saturday did offer the sweet sounds of State Radio who proved meaner and more rocking than expected, Arrested Development covering Sly Stone's "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)," and an impressive showing from RAQ who pulled more fans to the small Greening Stage than any other band of the weekend.

Saturday truly heated-up with the Benevento/Russo Duo. Drummer Joe Russo and keyboardist Marco Benevento build songs slowly, patiently and naturally with an impeccable sense of melody. If a new fan wasn't familiar with the Duo, it would be easy to assume there are three of four musicians onstage. What Benevento does with basslines and lead organ work creates a huge sound that often replicates a guitar. What set this Duo show apart was the addition of guitarist Tom Hamilton. Playing with Russo in his new band American Babies, Hamilton walked onto the Chickee Hut stage with his hollow body guitar and proceeded to shred like a young Anastasio. While it's the format of two musicians that has made the Duo famous, by adding a guitarist who truly understands their vision, they push new boundaries, finding new ideas and melodic avenues not available sans the six-string. It would be difficult to say that one likes the Duo more as a trio, but on this Saturday at Langerado, it was the addition of the guitar that blew hair from the damp faces of fans.

Michael Stipe of R.E.M.
Langerado :: 2008
Also adding guitar to the mix was MMW performing as Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood. Like the Duo, by adding Scofield to the mix, their sound grows exponentially. With deeper grooves, jazzy guitar leads and less experimental excursions, this quartet excels in a festival setting. As the set pushed on and the sun dropped away, the temperature plummeted, reaching a cold that most never knew existed in south Florida. Scurrying for warmth, many left MSMW to add layers and prepare for the evening's headliner.

Expectations were high for R.E.M. and set opener "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" seemed to imply that the set would be a rocker. While not a bad showing, the performance left much to be desired, as the energy levels waxed and waned, often needing bigger guitars and a faster pace to truly win over the jam fans. Mixing classics like "Orange Crush," "Imitation of Life," "Losing My Religion" and set closer "Man On The Moon" with new, shorter songs off 2008's forthcoming Accelerate (out April 1 on Warner Brothers), big time fans found plenty to latch onto, but more casual listeners may have been at the beer tent getting sauced. With incredible backup harmonies supporting him, bandleader Michael Stipe is a true performer, leaning into the crowd and connecting with his rabid fans in front. Another aspect of R.E.M.'s show was their political message. Starting off in a green "Obama" shirt, Stipe did a full wardrobe change onstage, tossing the t-shirt into the front row and eventually finding himself in a white suit. While the use of the "Obama" shirt was subtle and well done, there were times when Stipe dug too far into political banter. Balancing the party with politics is no easy chore. It's important to use one's influence as best they can, but at the same time, no one likes to be preached at. Overall, R.E.M. was a bit underwhelming. Their songs never really reached a peak, but at the same time it was a great opportunity for many folks to see a truly legendary band.

Dashing off to heavy, instrumental rock outfit Pelican, fans of bigger riffs, darker tones and head-slamming jams found their sweet spot. Working through slow-burning progressions that would erupt into huge explosions of sound, there's a reason this quartet is one of the rising stars of the instrumental metal scene. Mixing the mentality of Tortoise with the heaviness of Mastodon, the band will rattle your fillings and knock you on your ass if you give them a chance. This was the only set of the weekend that you could truly feel your chest shake with sound waves. Kudos to Langerado for bringing in diversity of this nature.

Saturday night wound down (at least music wise) with the Disco Biscuits. Their one set show began and ended with "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Certainly a fun song, for those who don't drink from the Bisco well, their fast-paced, vocally challenged version may have put off more than one frigid Langerado fan. Following "Sgt. Pepper," Matisyahu joined the fray for "Tomorrow Never Knows" and STS9 bassist Dave Murphy jumped up on keys for "M.E.M.P.H.I.S." Highlights for this casual fan were an abbreviated "Svenghali," "Story of the World" and show closer "Helicopters." The Disco Biscuits are clearly an acquired taste. Those who are down love them passionately, but those who haven't found the sound deep in their heart often have difficulty letting the music take over.

SUNDAY :: 03.09

Blind Melon :: Langerado :: 2008
After the chill of Saturday night where temperatures plummeted down to 40 degrees, the final day of Langerado featured beautiful, temperate weather. Walking through the grounds it was obvious that the party atmosphere had taken its toll on more than a few. Patchwork pants dragged through the mud, while people slept on what dry spots they could find, and many appeared to be playing through Saturday night, never having hit the bed at all.

For those working the festival, Sunday was a day of tying-up loose ends, cleaning up gear, and for many who had been on-site since Wednesday, trying to get out before the morning light. Striving to balance work commitments with the music, Sunday featured the legendary Funky Meters, an upbeat set by Keller Williams, a passionate performance from Ani DiFranco, the always captivating Grace Potter and a festival closing set from Phil Lesh & Friends. Cranking out two sets, Lesh began the night with a "Sugar Magnolia" > "Uncle John's Band" that instantly inspired his legions to dance euphorically. Those who were having trouble keeping the energy high were juiced to hear the set closing "Help On The Way" > "Slipknot!" > "Franklin's Tower." The second set began with an appropriate "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," "Viola Lee Blues" and concluded with a "Casey Jones" encore.

Another act that drew a large, enthusiastic crowd was the recently reformed Blind Melon featuring vocalist Travis Warren. Warren is a lifelong Melon fan and the opportunity to perform with his heroes is a dream come true. While he lacks the confidence and bravado of original vocalist Shannon Hoon, Warren sings in the same range as Hoon, creating a very similar delivery to the band's heyday. Mixing a few new songs with classics like "Galaxie," "No Rain" (something the festival could have clearly benefited from) and an inspired, gut-wrenching "Soup," it appears that Blind Melon may make a descent comeback.

Phil Lesh & Friends :: Langerado :: 2008
While the new look at Blind Melon proved satisfying and although Lesh was the big name on Sunday, for many, the most impressive set of the day was Gov't Mule. There are few guitarists who command respect like Warren Haynes. He's a class act who never overplays and always leaves appropriate spacing for the notes to breathe, but what truly puts Haynes over-the-top is his smooth touch and emotive, almost lyrical guitar phrasing. Starting with a "John The Revelator" and "Thorazine Shuffle" combo, the Mule wasted no time blasting out their blues-based rock. When Haynes isn't sliding up and down his fret board, fans can always count on keyboardist Danny Louis to be the perfect compliment. His playing is powerful yet tasteful, and like Haynes, he knows when to lay it on thick and when to sit back. Picking up speed as they went, the mid-set "Hunger Strike" > "Dear Mr. Fantasy" > "Hunger Strike" was a magnificent build up to "I'm A Ram" and an introspective cover of James Brown's "It's A Man's World." Closing with "Blind Man In The Dark," festival fans were reminded why Gov't Mule is one of the hardest rockin' bands on the scene.

What began as an intimate Ft. Lauderdale gathering with a few thousand people in 2003 has exploded into a four-day camping festival with five stages, more than 80 artists and around 20,000 fans. So, was the move from Markham Park to Big Cypress the right decision? There's no easy answer. Many loved the expansion, happy to camp (at least in theory - the rain and wind certainly put a damper on that) while digging the natural Everglades environment and enjoying more music at Langerado than ever. But, there were also those who felt that what made Langerado special and different was lost in the shuffle. As a general observation, it appeared that younger fans that can't afford hotels and love the lot scene were very pleased, while older veterans reflected on years past, where logistics were easy and one could truly enjoy all that south Florida has to offer. However, for those who want the comfort of a roof and protection from the elements (including fire ants that tore folks apart), this year's Langerado offered the ease of Consider It Dan's on-site RV rental. Without having to rent it yourself or drive it to the site, patrons could show up to a fully-stocked RV with all the trimmings.

Regardless of your preference - whether you dig hotels, walks on the beach and late night fun in the city or the more traditional camping vibe, Langerado was certainly a success. Like any great event, it's often what you make of it and whom you hang with. For this writer, the company of great friends, new and old, as well as a strong lineup and a very professional staff made the long weekend in stormy south Florida well worth the effort. All that said, I do agree with the notion that perhaps Markham Park was the ideal setting for Langerado. However, this doesn't negate the fact that Big Cypress could evolve into a more compelling setting. Growth is difficult but Langerado is dealing with it as best as can be expected. Small boutique gathering or a big time event that echoes every other major fest, Langerado is the right way to kick off festival season.

Watch your favorite artists on JamBaseTV. All interviews were conducted at Langerado:

311: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7418
American Babies: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7425
Ani DiFranco: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7436
Arrested Development: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7426
Backyard Tire Fire: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7421
Ben Folds: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7396
Benevento-Russo Duo: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7399
Blind Melon: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7431
Blitzen Trapper: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7393
Citizen Cope: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7394
Earl Greyhound: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7417
Funky Meters: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7429
Grace Potter And The Nocturnals: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7391
Indigenous: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7420
Martin Sexton: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7434
Matisyahu: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7395
Pete Francis: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7435
Railroad Earth: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7397
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7416
Sound Tribe Sector 9: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7419
State Radio: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7422
The Felice Brothers: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7423
The Heavy Pets: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7432
The National: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7437
The New Mastersounds: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7437
The Pnuma Trio: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7428
The Postmarks: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7392
The Wailers: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7390
Trevor Hall: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7390
Umphrey's McGee: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7424
Warren Haynes: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7433
Will Hoge: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7430
Yard Dogs Road Show: http://jambase.com/tv/?video=7427

Continue reading for more images of Langerado 2008...

311
Golem
The Heavy Pets
Arrested Development
!!!
American Babies
Bassnectar
Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys
The Disco Biscuits
The Disco Biscuits
Dead Confederate
Ozomatli
Mickey Hart Band
Mickey Hart Band
Skerik with Claypool's Band
Matisyahu
Matisyahu
Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood
Perpetual Groove
R.E.M.
The Roots
The Roots
Railroad Earth
STS9
STS9
Thievery Corporation
Umphrey's McGee
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
Steel Train
Gov't Mule
Blind Melon
Ani DiFranco
The National
The National

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Greg11 star Tue 3/11/2008 09:00AM
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n-1 starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 09:13AM
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as any newsource, there are going to be slight variations and little disputed facts here and there, nothing to nitpick. good article, good festival, though it lost the charm of markham park, it is still miami's music festival, holding it down for south florida.

mcnafh02 Tue 3/11/2008 09:15AM
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Give him a break. I can barely remember my own name after a festival weekend.

biscolion star Tue 3/11/2008 09:15AM
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MartinHalo Tue 3/11/2008 09:22AM
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MartinHalo

wow. another disco biscuit fan being an asshole. Thats a shocker.

Karastarstar star Tue 3/11/2008 09:23AM
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biscolion Tue 3/11/2008 09:31AM
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Marcsmall Tue 3/11/2008 09:39AM
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Marcsmall

Lately, festivals have, in an effort to "Diversify" themselves, become way too watered doown with these crappy pop, indie, and just downright cheesy acts. We need some festies that are straight up jambands, with none of this garbage sprinkled in. It's bad enough that this site covers this indie and pop garbage, but why do we need them at our festivals?

boothes Tue 3/11/2008 09:40AM
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wow, "biscolion" is a prime example of why i did not go see the biscuits there. they are not that great.

Smittea starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 09:43AM
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MartinHalo Tue 3/11/2008 09:46AM
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MartinHalo

the irony in all of this kills me. Saw the comments after Jake's New Year's Eve review and it was the same shit. Disco fans making commments like, "you people just don't know good music." What the hell is that supposed to mean, what is "good" ? What is that supposed to mean? That is the single most close minded statement you could make. There are "good" quailites in all kinds of music. To me it appears that you think you are all god knowing. Like you have some inside knowlege about the correct music to be into in order to be saved by god's wrath when we die.

You are like a religious fanatic but for music, are you going to show up at my doorstep on Sat morning with a flyer that says, "if you are not into the biscuts YOU ARE GOING TO HELL!!!!" ??

The fact that you called me a hater, by calling you out for being an asshole, just solidifies the fact that, yes indeed you are an asshole. And trust me, "I know some 'good' assholes!"

Im tired of it all, get a grip dude.

Smittea starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 09:47AM
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daddyfatsack Tue 3/11/2008 09:49AM
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sailorman Tue 3/11/2008 09:50AM
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sailorman

OK, the article might not have been the best written, but give the guy a break. IT has been two days from the festival. Also, the best set of the weekend was Claypool by far. That man brings it every time he gets on stage. Now to the tDB, I am no fan, so I do not really understand what is the love for them, but the way they started their show was AWFUL. Beatles cover and Matisyahu, that was so wack and they really turned me off for the whole show. There were some great moments when they played, like when Murph came out, and other parts were good, but meh. I was disappointed there was nor write up on Railroad Earth's set. They were killin it on Saturday morning. Man those guys are so good and i hope they keep it going.

Ned8 starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 09:51AM
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ScIFreak Tue 3/11/2008 09:52AM
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ScIFreak

Sounds like fun, but the article isn't very enthusiastic....

Karastarstar Tue 3/11/2008 09:55AM
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Martin Halo-

There is nothing wrong with being passionate....the biscuits are such talented musicians and they deserve more respect after such a great performance...that's all

biscolion Tue 3/11/2008 09:56AM
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Smittea starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 10:04AM
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Smittea

I don't think an open mind is necessary. I don't care for the Biscuits, but I don't attack them... I think the personal and all encompassing attacks just need to stop. If you feel a band sucks, that is okay, but to attack fans and then get personal is not to take the higher road. I for one don't understand the need to jump over to a board that you know you have nothing to offer just to start a negative thread.

hnkscrpio starstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 10:09AM
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hnkscrpio

I gotta give Kayceman props for taking the time to write this article. It honestly sounds like you have a biased opinion toward the more "indie scene" bands, and that is ok. Hey everyone deserves their own opinion. Some people on here need to wake up and realize that everyone isn't going to like all the bands you do. If they did, their shows would be crowded as shit, a lot more money, and a much less pleasant experience. So what if he dropped a little crack on Bisco. As a huge fan of tDB myself, I sat and watched the show on sunday night. Sgt. Pepper's was sloppy, and Matisyahu came out and stunk things up, After they started to get into the groove of Spacebird, they show started to get a lot better. Not to mention that Barber was playing sitting, I'm thinking he might have been a little fucked up. Anyway, people shouldn't hate on eachother's opinion, it's a constitutional right.

ktb730 Tue 3/11/2008 10:11AM
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That was a pretty lackluster review...maybe they will edit/add more details to it after they get their video footage together. I haven't been to Langerado since '06 and I was wondering for those who went: What did you think being in the Everglades? I guess it was better because of the late-night sets being on-site, more of a bigger festie atmosphere...but I really liked the intimacy of the other park...what did you guys think? Was it a move in the right direction for langerado or not?

danpfunk Tue 3/11/2008 10:20AM
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I skipped Langerado this year mainly because of the fact that they moved it so far away from the city, making it a logistical nightmare for me (and I live in Tampa). Traffic in and out, ability to reload on supplies, and friends flying all were too tough to do.

Now I am reminded of what else I missed - the hordes of Philly/NJ/Maryland peeps that dominate Langerado, along with their nitrous tanks, bunk pharmies, gnashing their teeth at 5 am, telling you that Bisco is the greatest band in the world, and then wanting to brawl if you disagree.

DelMarVarado!

pgrizzle Tue 3/11/2008 10:28AM
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pgrizzle

bisco rocked.

that is all.

fordaj Tue 3/11/2008 10:28AM
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What about matisyahu's stage setup......total douchebaggery; just like his music.

flygolf Tue 3/11/2008 10:29AM
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flygolf

It appears this review was written on a very tired Monday! It downplays the excitement and entertainment that ensued and persevered. Despite the rain Thursday the crowd energy was ideal and peaceful. I talked to Ethan on Friday... he too was happy with the move into Big Cypress. Overall it contributes to the "festival" experience.... the expansion of music including late nights and camping on-site. Small complaint-$10 showers. Langerado has the potential to expand in their new home. Congrats Ethan and Mark!! BTW- There was a large group of 15 of us from the Tampa, St Pete, Sarasota area... under the bamboo In-tent-city.

Phil destroyed!

skinny2 starstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 10:30AM
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been for the last three years and didnt go this year, this review seemed kinad weak and personally im kinda glad i didnt see all you people at allgood where the real fun will be...how do they not even mention msmw, this festival is getting way to corporate and that dumb ferris wheel makes me think this is turning into a future bonapoo

Chaloupka Tue 3/11/2008 10:33AM
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Chaloupka

For me, its honestly getting to the point where I don't think I'll ever even give Bisco a chance, and its all because of the demeanor of their fans. Seriously, my distaste for the band has much less to do with the fact that their music is so frantic.

And its sad, because its really not fair to the band.

jacobandbeth Tue 3/11/2008 10:47AM
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Bisco fans are defensive because they know that there band cannot sing at all, plays sloppy and has long boring noodling songs that have boring drawn out jams and intros, and rely on gimmicks like inverting songs and unfinished songs to get them through a boring ass show. Sorry, but you have to be high to like this band and you all that love them know this

NickSoda star Tue 3/11/2008 10:55AM
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NickSoda

Watched the Mule set thru the Bisco show Sunday on iclips.net. The Mule show was GREAT. The Bisco set was rockin', despite what the article implies.

Overall a rather poor review; however, I remember the 10klf and maybe it was Bonnaroo, reviews last summer, were also rather crappy too. I'm starting to notice a pattern.

Maybe since the festivals are so big...have a group of people who can go out and see all the different shows and cover everything, then compile the story so the readers can actually read about shows they were at. If you can't hire people, I'm sure fans would be more than willing to give their imput and help out.

I'd rather see a well constructed review rather than a half-ass one that was pushed out too early mere hours after the festival concluded.

Sorry JamBase.

thecurtainhasclosed Tue 3/11/2008 11:00AM
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thecurtainhasclosed

hes right on with bisco, i cant get into those guys, some people freak for em. i think theyre just another band out there, nothing too unique.

cheese3 Tue 3/11/2008 11:04AM
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Discoooooooo Biscuitssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!

sleewell starstarstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 11:06AM
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sleewell

why does it always seem like bisco fans are so unintelligent and intolerant of anyone else opinions if they differ from their own? i didnt attend this festival but given the other far more creative and talented bands that were there i would have to agree that bisco would be quite a let down. granted, that is my opinion, but having seen them numerous times it is not without merit.

Jampes Tue 3/11/2008 11:08AM
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What a great review of the Biscuit show *:pfft:*

the night wore down, at least musically? I watched that Biscuit set on iClips and was blown away, I haven't heard the Biscuits play like that ever... Jambase has got to start getting more than one reporter out to festivals

Leary63 starstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 11:08AM
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Leary63

hate, hate, hate....hate, hate, hate, hate.....I wish you ill ice T

didn't make it to the festival, glad to hear you all had more fun than this article would lead me to believe. but cut out the hate!!

Lucid_Interval star Tue 3/11/2008 11:13AM
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kandrokitis Tue 3/11/2008 11:23AM
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kandrokitis

I love how the comments for a review of a festival with 50+ bands turn into comments strictly about the Disco Biscuits. Also, a review is just an opinion. The man can say whatever he wants.

Caught the Phil set on iClips. These guys keep getting better and better.

tallyuengling Tue 3/11/2008 11:27AM
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I was there thursday thru sunday and I can tell you first hand the music was hot all weekend, the only downside was camping with cow dung and fire ants. Govt Mule rocked as did the beasties, keller, msmw, phil, martin sexton, sts9, dso, p groove, even the school of rock all stars were pretty impressive, I walked up on them playing a great whippin post. great weekend all around.

LTJFreak Tue 3/11/2008 11:31AM
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Greg11, peep Skerik's feet next time you see him. Or you could just pick up a copy of Les Claypool's Purple Onion, or Garage a Trois and here Skerik's effects. And it's xylophone, not xylephone. And Dillon plays both. The main difference? A xylophone is tuned an octave higher and made typically from Keylon or rosewood, while a Marimba is made exclusively from wood WITH wooden resonators.

sbruce44 Tue 3/11/2008 11:45AM
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sbruce44

If I read one more post containing the words "opinion" or "bias" I am going to scrape my eyeballs out with a spork. I don't know where you geniuses got the idea that any word written on this site is supposed to be objective, but I feel sorry for you if you are really that stupid. And people who say "that's just my opinion" after you post, please stop it. We know it's just your opinion, considering you wrote it, and it's just a comment on a message board; furthermore, you are a huge pussy if you can't make a message board comment under a pseudonym without apologizing for it by saying it is just your opinion. Thank you nick8885 for a constructive suggestion.

"Well... that's just, like, your opinion, man"

Greg11 Tue 3/11/2008 11:48AM
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LTJFreak, we all know Skerik has pedals at his feet, thanks for pointing that out, but you see, dexterity is skill of using hands, and like you said, foot pedals, . . . . now you get it, yes xylOphone, yes, he has one of those too, but you, I and everyone else who has ever seen the man play more than once knows that he plays his vibraphone most of the time and rarely, if ever touches his xylOphone . . . . yes, marimba, tabla, hand-sonic, conga, etc . . . the man plays many instruments, though we both know which one the reviewer was reffering to AND Herbie Mann plays the flute . . . 3 glaring mistakes in one paragraph . . . .

the point is, if you are going to write a review, GET YOUR FUCKING FACTS STRAIGHT OR DON'T WRITE THE REVIEW!!!

bmartinbwm Tue 3/11/2008 11:53AM
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you people are funny...most of these festivals are too big for one person to review. This is especially true for one person who spent a majority of the day conducting video interviews for this site. Kudos for the review though, and thanks for the dead confederate love!

Excess starstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 12:01PM
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For the record, The Disco Biscuits are truly my favorite band in the world (with Radiohead being the only exception), but I have to agree with most others on this board when I say that tDB fans on this board are being ridiculous. I hate reading a less than stellar review of my favorite band, but let's face the facts. When the writer speaks of their not-so-great vocal skills, he is pretty much right on; they need to take vocal lessons, it is just getting to that point in their career where this should have already been done.

However, as a fan, their lack of vocal skills is really something that I don't care much about, as their musicianship is fantastic. These guys blend many different genres of music and make it their own; something that not many other bands are doing or even can do. I can understand where tDB is simply not some people's "thing", whereas to some people it is the only thing. To each his own. But to come on this board and rip up the writer for his take on their set (which they need to stop bringing Matisyahu out, it's simply getting old - I would have been very unhappy with seeing this) and then only commenting on tDB when there was a plethora of other bands written about is ridiculous. And it completely turns other people that may eventually get into tDB off; this does nothing but hurt the band. You don't make any valid arguments or reasons as to why this band really is one of the best bands in the jam scene. Besides being a rock, jazz, trance band they can take a classical piece and turn it into a dance-driven masterpiece. They are well-trained musicians that have created their own niche in the music world. Unfortunately, every band has its rabid fans that cannot take criticism and get defensive.

My apologies for making this post strictly about tDB, but please don't put all of us in the same boat, as this is not the case.

That being said, this is the first Langerado I have missed in three years. Despite the crazy weather, to see R.E.M. would have been a really cool experience (even if it wasn't the most phenomenal set). Beastie's are always a treat, no matter what decade you see them in. Late-night Tribe is the way to see this band - they always do it right. Ani is one of the coolest women in history. And getting a chance to see Thievery Corporation would have been ridiculous. Looked like a great line-up and a fun time had by all. Cheers!

1048 starstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 12:02PM
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1048

"Highlights for this casual fan were an abbreviated "Svenghali," "Story of the World" and show closer "Helicopters.""

I'm sorry but after this comment in your article I realized you have very little credibility. That was one of the worst Helicopters I've heard...

edgeit Tue 3/11/2008 12:07PM
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-biscuits were prety good this wekeend. def a let down though.

-sts9 played the usual generic set they always do,minus the new tracks, inspire,unquestionable,and moonsocket (which owned)

-bassnectar had some issues with the soundsystem the high/mids werent all there (to much bass if thats possible)

ofmontreal defenitly the most flamboyant band at langa but def GOT DOWN! they played shakedown street and some other traccks that were sweeet.

phil had a great a set, cliché encore but whatevter.

kirby3482 starstarstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 12:09PM
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kirby3482

Talk about straying from the music... but.....

dex·ter·i·ty [dek-ster-i-tee]–noun

1. skill or adroitness in using the hands or BODY; agility.

2. mental adroitness or skill; cleverness.

I think both may apply here to describe Skerik's awesome skills and agility...

As far as tDB - hopefully their fans don't show up to 10K this year, they're fun, but you guys seem set on tearing down everyone around you and we don't need that up in the beautiful northwoods of MN... Can't wait for Phil and Friends after watching this show!

pottad Tue 3/11/2008 12:10PM
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Wow what a great weekend. All i can say is three simple words. THE NEW DEAL. I forgot how much these guys throw down a Nintendo, funk dance party. I was gettin down more than mario, mega man and kirby combined. Other highlights for the weekend were tDB, Phil Lesh and those all night dance parties in that untz tent. All the people i met had great vibes from the northeast, dirty south, midwest and pac west. I think the only reason people werent gettin down at the biscuits show was because it was like 35 degrees. Being from Maine i was lovin the latenight weather. I give the weekend 6 stars. But you can't really put this weekend into a short review like this.

mrblazer15 starstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 12:11PM
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mrblazer15

article was great...couldn't make it from minnesota too far for me but watched most of it on iclips....funky meters rocked the house...can't wait for rothbury coming up and summer camp...not going to 10k this year unless the line up gets turned up a notch....LETS STOP THE HATE ON JAMBASE..STOP THE HATE ON JAMBASE

fordaj Tue 3/11/2008 12:20PM
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Did somebody say that of montreal played shakedown street? Only Kevin Barnes.....what was the rest of the setlist?

John Braun Tue 3/11/2008 12:28PM
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Gary starstarstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 12:45PM
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Gary

This is a great article - I especially love all the photography. Great work Kayceman and Dave Vann.

Can't wait to see what you come up with for the video-piece of this article.

Gary

http://www.festivalfriendly.com

Justin Gillett Tue 3/11/2008 12:57PM
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Bisco sucks, they need to stay in the North East and play for their tweeker fans. Stay away from the West Coast!!!

AZ~*Droo* Tue 3/11/2008 12:58PM
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AZ~*Droo*

damn kidz give the guy abreak! and didnt phix reunite to play this festie? wheres that shit huh?

gmoo Tue 3/11/2008 01:01PM
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gmoo

Everyone needs to turn there sensitivity knob about three clicks down.

hnkscrpio Tue 3/11/2008 01:09PM
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hnkscrpio

Inspire Strikes Back is one of STS9's older songs, Moonsockets is one of their oldest, just to clear it up for you edgeit.

Igrift starstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 01:23PM
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Igrift

Here is my problem with the posts on jambase. Sitting here at work, reading many posts I am confused to what the status of the scene is. When did festies turn into waiting for a review, slamming it and claiming a certain band is the best. Who cares, every festie I've gone to I have had a great time, from small backwoods bluegrass to The first three Bonnaroos. I saw bands I wanted to, took in a few new ones, partied and danced my ass off and came home. I could give two squirts what anyone thought, especially a jambase journalist. I understand festivals have been watered down with bullshit pop and teenie-boppers, but you don't have to go. Damn, I've been out of the loop for a while, but the best times of my life took place watching the bands I love and the whole experience, because every time I go it is a unique experience and that is what I thought it was about. I hate bisco and I've been forced to see them by friends, but it seemed to me that their fans were getting down and got it, so who gives a fuck if people want to call them the greatest band around. They obviously are to them and that is what it used to be about. I'm comin out of retirement for All Good this year, so I hope to see all of you that are there to have a good time

edgeit Tue 3/11/2008 01:26PM
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yeah i worded it weird, i knew those were old songs....i meant inspire, unquetionable, and moonsokcet were tight AS WELL AS the new songs they played. the fact they opened with the same 5 songs was beat as hell,im so sick of em, but the new tracks gave me what i wanted a new look to their album and what i should be expecting soon.

thanks for not being a dick when clearing it up ahha. most would CALL ME A FUCKING MORON OYU DONT KNOW TRIBE TRACKS WTF DUDE GET OUT!

moejoerisin Tue 3/11/2008 02:17PM
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moejoerisin

nice job, kayceman! for all those saying this is a crappy review, i'd like to see you write a cohesive and interesting article encompassing an entire festival experience days after you returned home.

and to all those bisco triscuit freaks who can't take a shred of criticism about their infallible wonder boys: once you come out of your perpetual drug-hole you may just find that there are better bands... lots of them.

cheese3 Tue 3/11/2008 02:32PM
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If you think the biscuits were a let down then you really dont know anything about the band, and if the 3 minute, rushed, >helicopters was one of the so called "highlights" of the show then I have trouble believing that they even saw this show, yes vocals are bad, thats always been the case and always will be with the biscuits, but this show raged!!! and Sts9 was ok but had set devastating equipment problems, I was with the band after the show and they were pissed as hell.

ScIFreak Tue 3/11/2008 02:49PM
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I'm not a bisco fan, I've seen them a couple times, they jam pretty well, that's all I can say/.............

dg123 Tue 3/11/2008 03:04PM
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C'mon, Langerado was too good. No security plenty of people snuck in, very little bunk drugs, 60,000 people less than bonnaroo, just as good bands, fine weather for the freakin everglades! and there was nothing corporate about it. you guys need to calm yourselves and actually go to these festivals. I've never had anything but a good time at these things. The negativity on this site sucks!

Flat5 Tue 3/11/2008 03:07PM
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Flat5

the blonde chicke is SOOO hot!

cam0083 starstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 03:52PM
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cam0083

Sounds like a good kick off to the festival season. That means summer is on the way and soon enough 10K!!!

the420maker star Tue 3/11/2008 03:55PM
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when the biscuits get a good review on jambase, "jambands" will have jumped the shark. helicopters as a highlight = zero credibility. thanks for reminding me how special this band is.

ps - the murph memphis PWNED my face

shout out to iclips for letting me watch from home!

ao1 starstar Tue 3/11/2008 04:23PM
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ao1

First off...........langerado was amazing.....amazing people....amazing music....amazing time......I do wish this article was more in depth because their were so many amazing acts....My personal highlights were bassnectar......if you havent checked him out....you are missin out on somethin special....after he played he was the talk of the festival....les claypool made my festival.....his band was so tight and they brought it....it was a tough decision but I think my favorite performance was medeski scofield martin and wood......they were on fire and probably displayed the most music talent of the whole festival....I was also very suprised with the spam all stars.....I had never heard of them before and they were sooo funky...My only complaints with langerado...have to be some of the scheduling.....the three dollar waters that tasted terrible....haha and the six dollar fee for using the atm.....also......I gave the biscuits a third chance at langerado and had to leave four songs in....I couldnt take it....just not for me a guess....I dont know what its gunna take for me to get into them.....I can't stand the vocals...the guitar....ahh...so much to complain about (for me at least)......the people I know that like bisco thought the show was a blast though....it's up on archive.org now so you can give it a listen and formulate your own opinion....I just really wished I never heard them play sgt peppers.....anyways......langerado was amazing.....anyone have any funny stories?????

rulosa01 star Tue 3/11/2008 05:05PM
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I think the bisco kidz are pissed cause a bunch of them went to the show and it was actually a quality bisco show and the reviewer was trying to say it wasn't. It kinda obviously shows that the reviewer just doesn't like the biscuits, so it's kinda weak to read. He should've just said "Saturday night wound down when i sipped a bunch of haterade and went to the disco biscuits. I hate them already so it sucked."

Personally I get tired of Bisco Kidz spouting shit all the time but I am afraid they are right this time.

bronyaurman starstar Tue 3/11/2008 05:24PM
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Here are my top five from the weekend

1) Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - They opened up with 'Getting in Tune' by the Who. At that moment I knew that show was something special

2) The New Deal - they by far, i think, brought the hottest heat that weekend. I saw The New Deal, Bassnectar, Pnuma, STS9 and tDB. The New Deal easily had the crowd groovin the most.

3) Phix - not many ppl were at this, I went after a few songs at STS9. Once I got there they broke into a phish rarity 'Destiny Unbound', Next thing I know I'm there till the end having a blast.

4) Beastie Boys - they laid their party beats well and also played their instrumental stuff really well. ppl were having a blast dancing even when the boys weren't rapping.

5)Railroad Earth - solid bluegrass/folk/storytelling from RRE. Had a early timeslot (1:30pm) and still had a crowd equal to a evening or late-nite show. The bluegrass was a nice way to chill after lots of dance music and rock'n'roll.

O1Roggae starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 05:31PM
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O1Roggae

Weak ass article. I hate to say it but we need people who actually see the good bands writing these reviews. He didn't mention UM or Phix, to of the highlights of friday. I want to hear everyones thoughts on the best shows of the weekend, because I was there and this article doesn't even fit the description it should/ Stop bitching about the location and the weather problems. who cares. its about the damn music. Bisco kicked ass by the way. sickest M.E.M.P.H.I.S. I have ever heard. Gov't mule was weak. Phil was sick. R.E.M. blew. MSMW jammed the fu$k out. and Claypoopl was killer. How about DSO's set. This fest had a lot of good music and wasn't clearly portrayed at all in this weak article. The weather is what makes fests epic. It didn't ruin my weekend at all. weakest fest review in a while, I hate to be a critc, but I like to read articles that have some truth to them not all opinion.

O1Roggae starstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 05:33PM
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right on bronyaurman, Phix did have a sick set that was so reminded me so much of Phish it made me want to nut myself. The New Mastersounds also deserve some credit for their two heavy jam sets they delivered over the weakend

jackstraw1984 Tue 3/11/2008 05:52PM
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jackstraw1984

i'd give bisco another shot if they'd learn to sing and instruct the majority of their fanbase to not suck quite so much. til then...

DubSaw starstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 06:54PM
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DubSaw

wish i could have gone, definitely the best and most diverse lineup of any festival this year. there is always next year i suppose.

k0nrad star Tue 3/11/2008 07:24PM
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1radioheader starstarstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 07:43PM
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1radioheader

What is with the security line running down the center? Did they really cleave the audience in twain?

Otherwise, for those that goes, what was the camping REALLY like. . . . Kayce man didn't appear to have been in the general audience and I am curious for next year. . . .

cuttyfives Tue 3/11/2008 08:00PM
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*Hula

moejoerisin Tue 3/11/2008 08:25PM
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moejoerisin

konrad - can you possibly provide a link of some music reviews you have written? i'd like to witness your supreme, infinite knowledge of the music scene..

1radioheader - it's cut down the middle for cables, easy access from soundboard to stage, and last (and definitely least), "security". they did the same thing at bonnaroo, and it's definitely not so the staff can nab people puffing herb.

lemak91 starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/11/2008 09:18PM
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lemak91

super sick festival. i had a blast.

1radioheader Tue 3/11/2008 10:15PM
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1radioheader

.. .. .. . thanx, moejoe. . .. your explanation explains a lot .. . . . I love it when people are helpful here and answer questions with a well-thought out / real response. . . . . . peace

rhythmic_randomness Wed 3/12/2008 06:50AM
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Wouldn't it be nice if you read past a review to see comments from those in disagreement such as "I disagree. I enjoyed the set by (band name here)." It seems that there are still those here that are capable of intelligent discourse. It is a big statement about the scene, though, that it is being overrun by ignorant people lacking the tact to express their opinions informatively, without attacking what they see as different. I think anyone with half a brain won't confine themself to just one genre of music or one brand of people. I've met some pretty amazing people that lead the bohemian type lifestyle but I would not dismiss credit from someone who lives their life in a structured setting. People, wake up! Intolerance is a tool that will only serve to shape your life into a pitiful lonely existence, ensuring you no light at the end of the tunnel. Before you look to the end of the tunnel, though, you should think about the shit that you are standing in today. It's only getting deeper.

ajtrue78 star Wed 3/12/2008 07:16AM
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Phunky Irish starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 07:25AM
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Phunky Irish

Nobody could have ended the story better than Phil Lesh, what an amazing two two sets!!!! Biscuits definately knew their history, making reference to Big Cypress as the land of REALLY LONG SETS(PH), if only they would have played till sunrise, on the Sunrise Stage, but still amazing time!!!...Thank you Langerado for an amazing weekend, see you next year

jesposito Wed 3/12/2008 07:59AM
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jesposito

yo ajtrue78, were we at the same festival??!? i honestly don't believe that is possible. i had the best fucking time at langerado! the music was unbelievable!! every set i saw fucking rocked and i ran my ass off trying to catch as much music as possible. everything was fantastic, the people were amazing, the vibe was perfect, minimal amount of dickheads, security was so chill, and of course the MUSIC!!!! wow...it boggles my mind how people didn't think this festival fucking rocked!!! langerado has definitely established itself as one of the best festies out there.

jimmystewart420 starstar Wed 3/12/2008 08:02AM
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about the biscuits, ive never been dissapointed after a bisco show, i understand that alot of people hate on their lyrics but it takes an appreciation for their talent as music creators/song writers to really get down, lucky for me i love it, sgt. peppers lonely heart club is a perfect cover for them

jesposito Wed 3/12/2008 08:06AM
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jesposito

oh and fordaj- i remember of montreal playing oslo in the summertime, the party's crashing us now, she's a rejector, heimdalsgate like a promethean curse, they covered an MIA song and they ended with a long gronlondic edit where kevin came out of a coffin covered from head to toe in what looked like shaving cream...it was ridiculous and fantastic.

Also, did anyone happen to catch Ghostland Observatory? OH MY GOD!!! definitely one of my top 2 favorite shows of the weekend! holy shit, what a pleasant surprise. that laser was fucking insane, thats all i have to say!

theguykeator Wed 3/12/2008 08:30AM
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theguykeator

Anyone got anything on Raq or the Roots shows? This festie had potential, to bad to hear it was kinda a bust!

twain Wed 3/12/2008 09:09AM
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went only sunday for phil and they did not disapoint, brought the sickness. love big cypruss, but five stages, overlapping and hour sets is b.s. see ya at wanee!

‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} starstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 09:13AM
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‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^›      {¬¿¬}

I did not see anyone fighting or arguing at the festival, but its a daily here, where everyone can hide behind their posts.

Although mainstream acts are sprinkled in with the jambands, Its probably because they are wanting to sell as many tickets as possible.

It is a business you know :)

I loved the new mastersounds, dj spam, sierra leone, and micky hart band.

many others too!! I saw the beastie boys, and it was an entertaining time, but I would not pay to see them exclusively.

Again, I did not see any one arguing, only having fun.

play4on2mr0music Wed 3/12/2008 09:32AM
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play4on2mr0music

Thought it was a great festival! Loved the Funky Meters and the Beasties... And the New Mastersounds did it right... Pnuma was new to me and I loved it... one of my favorites... logistically I think the festival could have ran a bit smoother with the water.. after 2am I couldnt buy water and when I asked security guards they would just point me to the exit... The whole weekend I had a claypool baseline stuck in my head... it was great

Love and Respect

InKaHoOtZ

www.areyouinkahootz.com

twist2piper star Wed 3/12/2008 09:35AM
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No mention of Umphrey's, who played quite possibly one of the best set of their entire career? And it was one of the late night shows.

Major fail.

Shane Wed 3/12/2008 09:59AM
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SilentMark Wed 3/12/2008 10:06AM
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"... No security plenty of people snuck in, very little bunk drugs..."

What a reason NOT to go to this festival. You are a thief if you sneak in, total BS imho ... Who cares about drugs ? Are you there for the music or to do drugs. I am sorry but it is this mentality that makes me enjoy the likes of Greyfox, Delfest (can't wait for this first one), Bear's Picnic, etc. and the like WAY more that this apparent cluster F.

If you had a great time, fantastic, but to qualify a festival on whether lowlifes can get in for free and the quality of drugs you can score is just sad ...

icetrayy1 Wed 3/12/2008 10:15AM
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How many bisco kids does it take to screw in a light bulb?

None, they all bang meth and light the place up

biscuits-n-phish star Wed 3/12/2008 10:26AM
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biscuits-n-phish

the new deal took the gold in my book!!!!!the pnuma trio, and then the biscuits, and then sts9, and then Les, and then P-groove, and then the heavy pets, and then and then and then...

Elemley Wed 3/12/2008 10:29AM
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sorry bud, i disagree. gov't mule was incredible as always

D.B.Higdon starstarstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 10:46AM
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D.B.Higdon

Would someone there elaborate a bit more on the Blind Melon set? I always liked those guys, and I'm curious about the new singer. It is, without a doubt, one of the hardest obstacles to overcome when replacing a singer, and I wish them the best.

gmoo Wed 3/12/2008 10:47AM
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falker Wed 3/12/2008 11:15AM
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Went to Langerado & had a terrific time in spite of weather, cow poop, & fire ants (the old "hot foot"). Crowd was friendly and no security hassles other than folks trying to bring alcohol into venue. Musical highlights for me included Theivery Corp., Pnuema, STS, State Radio, Grace Potter, Beasties,Spam Allstars, & many others. Saw plenty of acts I'd never seen and blown away by quite a few. The only true downer for me was REM. They played a set that to me was like a Vegas lounge act. If only there had been another act to see while they were playing. Oh well, this led to an imprompto disco-dance party in the JamCruise tent that was hilarious. Tried the Biscuits again but just can't get into them. Maybe a generational thing, (I'm 41 and their crowd 20ish) but they seem to have the touchiest rabid fans. Love what you love just don't hate. Enough of that in our regular lives. Peace.

cavemandan Wed 3/12/2008 11:19AM
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i like the biscuits and i agree with the article.... some people get the biscuits and some don't, but those who get it REALLY get it.... we watched phil and chatted on iclips chat room for our cyberfest... ah so nice... i am here for the music so it sure beat expensive travel arrangements, tickets, $10 showers, lines , etc... and i did not need to take off work... NOBODY cares who likes who more than whom.... they are all opinions... all based on perceptions and perspectives as are all but the universal truths... you could argue forever and never have a "winner" since is subjective... the article though did seem like it could have been written BEFORE the actual concert though..... very shallow with just the mention of certain bands and how great they were....yawn... i've seen several dozen bisco shows and that wasnt their best one by far.... listen to tweeter center with horns 1st set and come back and tell me they suck lol...yeah ok... now i know i shoudlnt even be discussing music with you

figgzz Wed 3/12/2008 11:21AM
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figgzz

sick festival,awesome music,and for the most part sick people to meet. my only complaint is that some fuckin hippie shit on the floor in the back of my car so thats pretty fucked up but other than that nasty ass weekend A+

mandobird Wed 3/12/2008 11:44AM
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mandobird

What a great time in the everglades, made it on friday night just in time for beasties, UM's 3 hour set was sheer face melting rock, for me seeing thievery corp for the first time blew me away and stole the show, and pretty much all the music i saw was great, Phil and Friends was sweet and when i heard Dan Deacon yelling about an Ethan Hawke countdown my mouth dropped at what i was hearing, very interesting yet very entertaining

Peace everyone and Cheers.

AZ~*Droo* starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 12:39PM
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AZ~*Droo*

Phix did destiny unbound!?! holy shit!

jututwan Wed 3/12/2008 12:58PM
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OK...Langerado was amazing!!! I was there Thurs-Sun and had fun fun fun! I met someone selling digiridoos(sp?), he let me try one...I guess I was pretty good and he just gave it to me - that sums up the REAL vibe of the festival(nothing like this board)! Now...nobody has mentioned The Roots! They played a 20min cover of Master of War by Bob Dylan which was my surprising highlight of the weekend - they played it in a Floydish manner and in between each verse, jammed a piece of a different classic rock song - the best was when they went into a Band of Gypsies Blues jam where the guitar player and Tuba player lept into the crowd mid jam and just whaled!!! Campsite scene was tons of fun - 5am funkers dancing through the sites..had to join them with my new digiridoo...and if you were in that jam - remember the MILK BOTTLE IN THE MUD...there's a MILK BOTTLE IN THE MUD! Langerado rules - you are all blessed individuals, and love will find us all:)))

poppasmurf starstar Wed 3/12/2008 01:18PM
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Music was absolutely icredible. The scene was nice in area's. The debauchery was sad. Seeing kids seize out in front of the gate. People looking like complete zombies. Kids on way to much of everything was scary. I apprciated the fact the police were cool all weekend long, but it seems a little off kilter having a conversation with someone who stated Deamster with Crack is the new thing?!?! That is retarded, no matter what fancy quasi hippie term one might use. If we dont want police involvement in festivals, some sort of internal policing is necessary. Take it easy on the phamies, banging dope is plain stupid, taking crazy amount of halucinogens in that setting, is plain wrong. I dont want to condemn others way's of life, please everyone be careful. Peace Sean

SuperDee Wed 3/12/2008 02:15PM
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SuperDee

FWIW, my top three from Langerado:

1. Built to Spill - The rockingest set of the weekend.

2. Ben Folds - That man is a genius. So fun to watch. Makes me want to laugh and cry and sing and then laugh again!

3. The Disco Biscuits - Truly was one of my favorite biscuits shows in a long time. They were all obviously having a blast and the energy was through the roof. To each his own, though people. Not everyone gets it.

Most Pleasant Surprise: The Wood Brothers - I have not seen this act before and it's brilliant!

Mad Love To: The American Babies - Perpetual Groove - Chris Harford & The Band of Changes

Marcsmall Wed 3/12/2008 02:24PM
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Marcsmall

Florida: Unbearable Heat, 100% Humidity, Thunderstorms Daily, No Seasons, Flat Land, Fire Ants, Mosquitoes, Giant Cockroaches, Awful Crime, Road Rage, Old Rude New Yorkers, Terrible Pot Laws, Terrible Pot, Fake People, and many other wonderful things

happydestiny Wed 3/12/2008 03:08PM
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happydestiny

The master jedi's The New Deal voodoo magic is too strong for you!!!

happyelandorf starstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 03:25PM
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I think all of you are stupid for fighting over the internet.

Karastarstar Wed 3/12/2008 03:29PM
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The disco biscuits are amazing whether I'm on drugs or not. I was completely sober for the Saturday show and felt like I was rolling anyways because they are just that good. People need to stop generalizing, I think we are all intelligent enough to udnerstand that not all biscuit fans are shady, and that is just a harsh generalization. My dad is 51 years old and is fucking obsessed with that band and he is definitely not on drugs. good music is good music. stop the bisco hating

hebrewhammer starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 04:59PM
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WOW, where is the love that our music and lifestyle promotes. I had an amazing time and i haven't had any drugs or alchohol in almost 3 years. I've been to all 6 langerado festivals, the 1st 3 i was on every drug under the sun and the last 3 on redbulls and cigs. i was a little concerned about it being in big cypruss, i was at phish 2000, 12hrs there and 14hrs home and i live in miami, need i say more. i can't think of another festival that's grown as fast as langerado. I do agree w/ the writer, in my older age, i prefer the markham park setting, that being said there's something really sweet about being in the middle of the everglades listening to some amazing music. I was soooo tired by sunday, but i was on the rail for funky meters, govt. mule, and phil & friends and the vibe and music blew my mind!!! what a dead show, now that's a set list, sugar mags opener, unbroken chain, and help>slip>franklins in-fing-credible. I've seen 1000's of shows and sunday langerado is right up there. Quick opinions: biscuits-overrated, new orleans funk-underrated, best food-gyro, worst food-hamburger, cops-pretty cool, security(wannabe cops)-pricks, crowd-awesome!!! See u all at jazz fest. PHISH reunion???

Chillybill starstar Wed 3/12/2008 05:18PM
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Chillybill

OK... Let's get the record straight! Phil started the second set with CHINA CAT... I saw the whole set from on stage and was looking at the set list as they played it. Moving on... The New Deal did in fact rage it, as did Umphrey's McGee. MSMW probably was the greatest set of music at the festival. Now... Thievery Corporation, I would love to see them throw down a late night sometime and a little coverage on jambase couldn't hurt their cause either. A Shout out to all the VIP's, Artists, Staff & Guests that partied with my brothers & I. The twice daily buffett kept me on point all weekend and I probably drank my weight in $2 beers. Story time: As I smoked with some kid in front of Les on Thursday night I was approached and asked if I had a clean syringe (WTF!!!), I got a chance to watch some gator wrestling in the middle of the festie grounds (good times), saw a high speed run away golf cart police chase near the swamp stage (oddly enough) & made some great friends! All in all - fantastic, excellent, indeed it was supurb. Certainly worth the trip from Cali. There you have it.

hebrewhammer starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 05:37PM
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...to set the record straight, i was just bring up my favorite parts of the show. the show started w/ sugar mags, its all good. i always sem to forget how much better a phil & friends show is than bob & ratdog. Phil seems to get musicians in their prime. WE NEED MORE GOOD MUSIC IN SOUTH FLORIDA, PLEASE HELP!!!

weekapaung star Wed 3/12/2008 06:34PM
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After reading this article and all the comments left on this post I have to say, #1 I wasn't there, #2 Disco Biscuits rock, but the fans on this board need a chill pill, #3 This was one of the poorest written articles/reviews I've ever read.

I for one LOVE to read reviews of shows that I could not make it to. A good review makes you feel like you were there and walks you through one person's festival/show experience. It seems to me that this author did not go into this weekend with an open/unbiased mindset. If you think I shouldn't comment on quality of writing, I think my review of the Led Zeppelin show on this site is a good review, take a look there to get my idea of what a good review should read like.

cavemandan Wed 3/12/2008 09:06PM
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but yeah the author of this article shouldn't be dissing ANY band...sounds like a bit jealousy and envy not realizing how much energy it took to get to where they are now... some of these other bands just know somebody and get to play in festys... while you all are whining about the biscuits they are in europe REPRESENTING starting today in glasglow then london and sweden and germany and amsterdam and denmark and and and... i want a brownie bobblehead

FreshFlavor starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 09:50PM
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FreshFlavor

Thanks for article. Appreciate it. Its extremely difficult to mention all the bands. I mean the man would be writing for days, I'm sure he digged alot more shows. 5 stages to a bit tough to make rounds. Thats what these comments are really about...to give input on personal experiences and speak about what bands got you grooving. Some of you peeps got it right and it sounds like you had a blast. You just gotta be in the right state of mind to let it all go and get down. Rest of you no need to hate on whatever band. Thats why there was 5 stages...for you to throw down where it felt right for you. Either way, good times, burn one down, and cant wait to get some of those bangers on record.

Marcsmall Thu 3/13/2008 12:25AM
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I'm just laughing about a 51 year old dude who is obsessed with the Disco Biscuits....Thats a funny fucking picture.

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The debauchery was sad. Seeing kids seize out in front of the gate. People looking like complete zombies. Kids on way to much of everything was scary.

THIS IS TRUE, I felt sad about too Papasmurf. I saw alot of it. terrible that kids have no sense of moderation at all.

marcsmall, you forgot tornadoes :P

hnkscrpio Thu 3/13/2008 06:31AM
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Accoma

Yeah the guys in STS9 use lap tops, multiple members of the band spend hours creating samples at home so the can go to a show and quickly click something to start a sequence. This does take actually take a lot of effort. Multiple members of STS9 also have MIDI keyboards, the laptop is so they can quickly change the voice that the MIDI keyboard produce. A very minimal amount of time is spent on the laptop during their shows. In the picture above, it also looks like Murph is getting down on his mini synthesizer. He uses that to lay down those nasty fat electro bass lines. I really don't see why people have to rag on this new electronic style. Music changes, and technology influences that. To me seeing computers on stage isn't necessarily a bad thing. I guess your little smart ass comment, turned out to be a little dumb ass one. And you sure are right, those guys can play one hell of a show.

crazynate star Thu 3/13/2008 06:42AM
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crazynate

The review was terriable but, I get more enjoyment out of reading everybody's posts. They make me laugh! Keep up the good work everybody!

Brooklynn starstar Thu 3/13/2008 07:14AM
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The article was meh, but remember they said they did lots of video interviews to come. i think it's funny how people will end with, "that's just my opinion," but what they leave out is that they feel their opinion is the only one that matters and everyone else is wrong.

garbaz starstarstarstar Thu 3/13/2008 09:02AM
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LANGERADO WAS AWESOME.

I had a whole lotta fun VJing there ... thanks to all the you who helped turn that tent out!!!

Just thought i would add some other stuff we seen from the other side of the stage ...

I stayed on a tour bus but my crew decided to grab a sweet spot by the water in staff camping ... after pitching tents and cracking open a well deserved brew (21 hour drive) ... we discovered a 5-6 foot human size gator about 15 feet from the tents/camp site just kinda swimmin' back and forth. We named him Max (Webster) and it hung out all day and night ... the reflective eyes in the flashlight beam was a freak. We seen many wild gators, mostly little guys, hanging out near busy traffic places. Something a littel scary and cool as all hell for 3 guys from Buffalo, NY. :)

The crew worked their ass off. For real. It was hot, cold, dry (dust) and wet in the same day. The red ants at one point got into everythign, including cameras etc ...

Hats off to the Langerado crew.

Lenox Thu 3/13/2008 10:09AM
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yea garbaz, the gators were quite awesome to see, especially when they got a local native from the area to come out and do some gator wrestling, until he got bit lol. WOO LANGERADO!

smackinthecrispies Thu 3/13/2008 10:23AM
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smackinthecrispies

Ahh the notorius BISCO lovers and haters.

I am a lover for sure, but I started listening in 98' when the crowd wasn't a bunch of A**holes wearing New Era patterned hats. The scene has gotten ghetto along with the closed minded remarks. All of you who weathered this festival, MUCH KUDOS!! I will never go back to Big Cypress after sitting in traffic for 18 hours in 1999 for the Phish Millenium.

MrSqueaks starstarstar Thu 3/13/2008 11:38AM
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this was a decent article, as it was damn near impossible to see everything. but there should have been mention of the COW SHIT that was ALL OVER the campgrounds. the festival deserves a bit of bad press for that...although some lucky kids found some homegrown shrooms in those cow patties...the rest of us just stepped in shit.

and as for the comment "Florida has never been a hot bed of musical inspiration" .... FUCK YOU. allman bros (yes, they are from florida, NOT originally from georgia) skynrd, tom petty, and derek trucks are just the tip of the iceberg. not to mention the plethora of small florida bands currently playing. there are a lot of things about florida i dont like (like republicans and old people), but lack of music isnt one of them. so if you are gonna rag on a state that just hosted one of the biggest festivals of the summer, please find a valid reason in doing so.

maggie1183 Thu 3/13/2008 02:54PM
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so many haters. "family" (or "phamily" for you salty kids waiting to snap on my potential spelling error)doesn't seem to be a priority for fans these days. what happened to enjoying the experience, the music and the comradery that comes with festivals?

settle down, bisco fans and nonfans alike. cock that flatbrim, throw another piece of happy-energy watermelon tourmaline around your chain and chill. the fuck. out.

thanks. see ya'll in the fields.

fizikstps Thu 3/13/2008 04:57PM
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I read the italics at the top, but c'mon, how can you miss the Umphrey's set? check out that setlist, killer, best of the weekend!! especially with the 1000 glowsticks I threw out at that show.

gmoo Thu 3/13/2008 10:50PM
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gmoo

Everyone, seriously, chill out. You can't all act like this the entire festival season can you? As a diehard UM fan, I haven't heard the set yet, but the setlist looks f'in unbelievable (Gotta love Bridgeless!!!). Anyhoo, there's way too much sensitivity going on for all y'all. How serious do you act during a festival!?!? I love all y'all, so keep on lovin' the bands you love....P.S.... ON A SERIOUS NOTE, HOW CAN YOU HATE ON NEW ERA FLAT BRIMS? THEY ARE SLICK AS HELL. ESPECIALLY FOR DETROIT TIGERS FANS... WORLD SERIES 'O8 BABY!

iamkickinit Fri 3/14/2008 08:14AM
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iamkickinit

Umphreys set fucking rocked. best show of the weekend IMO. Tribe show was okay from what i saw, but they ended early and took a set break and the sound was aweful. They needed to turn up that stage the entire weekend. UM is flat out on fire right now, I wish i was at the JITD. New ERA hats... not my cup of tea, but to each their own. (I think im just jealous that I have to big of a head and cant get a size that will fit it)

DETROIT TIGERS '08 baby.

garbaz Fri 3/14/2008 08:34AM
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Just wanted to add ... UM musta done a rain dance cuz all radar pointed at the sky exploding at midnight-1AM as they took the stage.

The warnings were everywhere ... the wind was lifting the green room tent, right next to where they walk on/off. The media tent, about 100 yards away literally had to be taken down cuz the wind ... they came, they saw, they STAYED DRY AND ROCKED IT!!! :)

The ominous setting made for a great set ...

The sky waited an extra 2.5 hours to explode, they were able to finish what was indeed an awesome set.

Tiny Dancer starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/14/2008 10:42AM
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This is article is one person's opinion. One over-worked music lover who busted his ass to give all of us coverage of the fest, and had to sacrifice bands he wanted to see in order to tell you what he thought of bands he wasn't even that into. Have any of you ever done that? Gone to a fest and not seen the band you love because you were working, for thousands of rabid readers who are just waiting to tear you apart because your music taste is different than theirs? If you love your band so much, and are completely convinced of their talent and greatness, then it shouldn't fucking matter what anyone else thinks. If one person doesn't like it, great, thats more ticket availability for you. If you can't open your mind to different opinions or new styles of music, then I kind of feel sorry for you. You're living with narrow minded and mean spirited blinders on, and in my experience, that gets you nowhere.

jasonthehead starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/14/2008 01:04PM
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Kayceman's a great writer...always enjoy his stuff. This is a fine example of why reading the JamBase comments section often makes me sick to my stomach. WTF people? Who are you? Scares me to think I live among you. Let me guess, you throw your ciggy butts in the street and don't pick up after your dog when you walk it. The disintegration of society begins in small increments. Here we go...

gvasos starstarstar Fri 3/14/2008 01:26PM
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A little surprised about not mentioning Umphrey's epic late night set. Also, Thievery's set was the best main stage set of the weekend. They are unbelievable! Btw, the place to be all weekend was the Chickiehut Stage. Ghostland Observatory, Of Montreal,and New Mastersounds killed it. Amazing weekend overall!

cuttyfives Fri 3/14/2008 04:13PM
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GMOO, i'd have to agree with your comment about New Era Hats. They are fresh as hell.

earlgonefishn Fri 3/14/2008 05:23PM
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OK, so he said that the music wound down with The Disco Biscuits.

Wasn't it a late night show? Was there any other music after it? They were the last band that night, correct? Of course the MUSICAL DAY wound down to the LAST BAND that played that night. It's a literary term, something which Bisco fans on here seem to know little about. He didn't trash your band, he was trying that they were the last band on stage that day.

It's called reading comprehension.

galvineyesed starstarstarstar Fri 3/14/2008 11:24PM
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Wow what a great time Langerado was! Rain, wind, cold, sun. Any outdoor festival is subject to the weather, and for most of the performances it was fine. I think many of the comments are missing the fact that if swamp stage was not your cup of meat, the sunset stage was. Actually with five stages my one gripe would have to be being forced to comprimise. But I will not gripe cause ya just can't have it all. I do agree that REM seemed to lack the boiler about to burst playing by even the most obscure bands. Be prepared with andro and whatever tools you learned will be cool to have and next year. and have a ball once more! "This is the final frontier"

carphishhead starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/15/2008 03:18AM
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carphishhead

This is maybe one of the worst show reviews but one of the best message boards I´ve ever encountered on JamBase.

thanks users.

Langerado was fantastic. Ive been since ´05 and this was the best yet.

carphishhead Sat 3/15/2008 03:45AM
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My top three from the weekend:

1.) Biscuits - Matis was weak but the rest of the set was NUTS. Twas one of the weakest helicopters ever...

2.) MSMW - these guys know what is up and did the Langerado crowd just what it needed.

3.) STS9 - theres something to be said for just having seen Bassnectar, then getting latenight Tribe during the beginning of one of the craziest festival thunderstorms ever. Lightning flashing while tribe is playing and your mind is floating around in the sky somewhere? Priceless.

Surprise (not really) of the weekend: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

Grace is just such a sexy woman and she really has that joy of creating music for people. The picture of all of them drumming on the one kit made me so happy.

Funny story: Well there are a lot of them but at the Biscuits show, we passed out about 10 joints to the cool folks around us and all cheefed down at the same time. Every time the lights flashed our way there was just a massive cloud of smoke. Someone even managed to get a picture. Good times.

Grateful Dread Sun 3/16/2008 02:35AM
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Wow, you know...that was really considerate of Matisyahu to display a 20 ft. banner of his name on the back of the stage. I guess he didn't want people to mix him up with the other Hasidic reggae singer/beatboxer playing at Langerado. Shameless self-promoter.

nobodysjam starstarstarstarstar Sun 3/16/2008 12:55PM
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To all the Bisco fane, pleae take your Kayceman with a small grain of salt-he of avid Panic fandom for what seems like decades now (not that there's anything wrong with WP), a slight dis of the Biscuits is just de rigeur. For my 4th straight L'do, this was what it was-bigger, badder, crazier...simply more, more, more. I can vivildy recall the first Bonnaroo articles, with 5-6 authors, all reporting back on thier own agenda's-this article needed at least 3 co-conspiritors to really capture the whole shindig. So we'll never see a detailed DSO, Phix or Umph etc. ad nauseaum review-pity. The truth is, L'do is punching it out in the BIG leagues now and the jury is still out..can they top it next year, was it undersold in spite of a wide diversity of talent, did they make bank or lose thier shirts. 70K for TN vs 20K FL..it's a long drive to the middle of nowhere-do the math per band, the talent didn't draw all that many festie-goers out. Nonetheless, I'll take away many blissed out memories and had a really much better than even imaginable time given the potential weather debacle, and I'll leave with my one favorite non-music memory--during an alligator wrestling demonstration, a lone voice from PETA crying out "stop it jerk wad, alligators have feelings too you know!"

oneshowatatime starstarstar Sun 3/16/2008 03:49PM
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Markham Park was sweet, but Big Cypress has the potential to become a magical place like Bonnaroo--a place that creates a unique community for a few days that takes you light-years away from the daily grind. I think more activities, art installments, etc. would be great to see (something I've always thought was slightly lacking at Lango). While LEBO is an inspiring artist, I don't think his large plywood pyramids they've used year after year quite did it for me.

Also, while !!! was rad, they definitely created some awkward tension with some of Nic Offer's cheap-shot jokes. I think he managed to take a festival crowd that was just getting into their show and almost completely alienate them from the show. "If I'd known it was going to be this kind of festival I wouldn't have cut my hair" in a snide side-remark isn't going to win you any new fans, Nic.

Finally, as a die hard Bisco fan, I'm ashamed of all the negative and blatantly derogatory and offensive comments from other Bisco fans on this board. Chill out and grow up. I think this reviewer got it right.

oneshowatatime starstarstar Sun 3/16/2008 03:56PM
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...and having said that this reviewer gave the Bisco show an average but fair review, I definitely had the most fun at the Biscuits of any show at the festival. That's not necessarily to say that they played better than any other bands, it was just so much fucking fun! Get over it--they bring the heat like no one else can, but we all know they can't sing and they flub songs all the time.

timmyp Sun 3/16/2008 04:52PM
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gmoo-- I gotta say it buddy, I love your style. I've noticed your comments before. I too am a diehard UM fan, I sell new era hats for a living (very slick indeed), and wow did I get some laughs from these comments. I'm starting to wonder if I'm one of the only people that will listen to just about anything with an open mind. It's great to see that I'm not....... oh yeah, GO TIGERS!!! (and pistons)

andrewdeluxe starstarstar Sun 3/16/2008 05:38PM
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Langerado was amazing. The music was awesome, the vibe was pure, and the location was cool. Here's my favorite sets of the weekend:

1) Disco Biscuits - i must admit, despite the inane douchebaggery of their fans on here, that Bisco laid it down fierce. They're not my favorite band, by any means, but there set had a romping positive energy that really did it for me.

2) MSMW - pure class. Scofield played with such provocative style, on top of the already chedda groove that MMW were oozing all over the crowd. I could eat a fine meal or contact the spirit world to music like that, its all there.

3) Umphrey's McGee - Of course, the boys of UM brought the shredding insanity. As a musician the technicality of their playing continually inspires and floors me.

4) Beastie Boys - they got nasty like diaper rash. Their instrumentals were just straight layers of funk, and they kept the crowd guessing, going from punk to hip hop to funk/jam ad back again. The beasties have done so much for music and white people in general, and it was great to see them bringing it hard despite their share of the grey hairs.

I'm going to leave it at 4 for my list. I walked up to Phix right when they started playing Divided Sky, my fav Phish tune, and they played it well. That was fucking great.

All the great music and people made for one hell yeah fuck yeah weekend.

Now i must say, anyone on here who bitches about this article or the opinions of others by saying that they don't know good music and they don't know anything about the "scene" because thy don't ride bisco's nuts, you sound fucking retarded. Disco biscuits are a great band, very musically talented, but they are far from the level where being their fan makes you some kind of music aficionado. The bisco fans who responded to this article negatively are obviously very immature mush for brains little kids, and they definitely give their band a bad rap. If you really like the disco biscuits, stop acting like fucking idiots and giving non-fans the impression that their shows are silly headier-than-thou douchebag carnivals.

TendaiCooney Sun 3/16/2008 07:55PM
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dso, soundtribe, bassnectar, disco biscuits, and phil lesh rocked my world.

phish0 Sun 3/16/2008 10:22PM
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I wonder if all of the Southern Jam (Panic, Gov't Mule, Derek Trucks, Outformation) at AllGood will keep some of the pharmies out???? I sure hope so! Too many crack heads and spunnions for the last two years. I have no problem with Bisco, infact I really like some of their noodling, I just wish some!!!! not all!!!! of you assholes would stay away!!!!!!! Unless you are there for the MUSIC FIRST!!!!! do not come...please

Ching starstarstarstarstar Sun 3/16/2008 10:39PM
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Bisco blows...end of story

pottad Mon 3/17/2008 02:55PM
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Phish0, I think it is impossible to keep pharmies out of the festival scene. They have been around for awhile now. And West Virginia is the oxy contin capital of the nation. Probably see some locals selling meth too. I agree that the nasty drugs need to get off the lot but it aint gonna happen anytime soon. I saw more pharmies being sold at phish festivals than any biscuits show. Bisco rocks...end story.

phish0 starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/17/2008 06:40PM
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phish0

I agree that it is impossible to keep it out, but if enough people display their distaste for it and let them know that we do not want it there then maybe they will realize that most people do not want them at fests. I have to believe that most people view those guys as some of the biggest weak minded, pieces of shit in the world. I am sick to death of going to fests and seeing people OD and sometimes even die. Music is the point and not drugs!!!!!!! Most people read into lyrics and think that their favorite bands are condoning their behavior when the opposite is true. I am sick to death of hearing people talk about changing the world for the better and then banging meth and popping pill after pill. Great minds are wasted at our most sacred of places. It is a shame. This has nothing to do with Bisco and everything to do with people. Not only people that listen to Bisco, but "hippies" who listen to every band. Stop blaming Bisco guys and starting holding the PEOPLE accountable for their actions!!!!!!!!

DaveT starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/18/2008 10:43AM
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I think that "sbruce44" is the man...and "lgrift" I hear you...I am 'retired' as well, better off. It is fun to watch "irregardless". This is just my opinion... ;)Holla

torn&treyed Wed 3/19/2008 09:00AM
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Gotta tell you as a south floridian Ill sacrifice your intangible boutique feel for.... not having to get into my car after a festival and drive 20 miles up or down 95 pay a whole seperate ticket for a night show that will sell out then drive back to my hotel then back to the festie the next day. then wake up and repeat. Even if you got a sober driver lets face it you prob got something in the car. I agree, this article was very downbeat and I always though kaceyman was one of the best reviewers/writers at jambase. really again boutique feel or safety and conveneience at the site of phish's pinnacle (which I also was present for) Your literally retarded

cavemandan Wed 3/19/2008 03:08PM
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weird how last year every review about langerando was positive because even though the overlapping of the bands was stupid, it was a well run festy.... the mixing of heads and mainstream in downtown ft lauderdale was sweeter than cow poop, fire ants, looses gators, no water after a certain time , no shelter from storms, overpriced rv rentals, mud, etc etc

pottad Wed 3/19/2008 04:13PM
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^ You are a little bitch for a caveman. Your gonna let a little rain and very little mud ruin your time. Sucks to be you man.

cavemandan Wed 3/19/2008 08:53PM
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pottard read the rules about no personal attacks... america is about freedom of opinions....enjoy them while you have them

Disco_Dog starstarstar Thu 3/20/2008 09:55AM
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Disco_Dog

I cant belive the article doesnt mention UMPH. They are clearly the best touring rock act of the time! You cant touch their progressive full-force approach. its almost a JOKE, how good they are. Throwing in random extra 4 bars here and there just to build into peaks which you think are just amazing but that only triggers more changes and more insanity. no doubt, this is the hottest thing on the scene. they put their stamp of BAD_ASS-ness on evertything they touch.

Performance Impressions Concert Photography starstarstarstar Sat 3/22/2008 10:45PM
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Performance Impressions Concert Photography

Lots more Langerado footage with on stage and backstage photos and streaming audio here: http://www.performanceimpressions.com/Langerado_Photos/Langerado_Music_Festival_Photos_Langerado_Photos_2008.html

spwal starstarstarstar Sun 3/23/2008 05:07AM
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spwal

Now here is what i got to see at Langerado 2007. By myself (rented a minivan and planned this whole little 3 day adventure before seeing my folks), Flew into, then drove to cozy markan park from gainsville (i wasnt the only one who saw moe. at Freebird then made the 6 hour drive south hehe) because the lineup was so good. I dont like going to shows, let alone fests, solo, but just check out this lineup. It was worth circling florida and sleeping in the car for a few days!

AOD

TLG

Lotus

Sharon Jones

Galactic

Bela Fleck

moe.

Sts9

Trey

I got to see all that in one day, are you kidding me? i musta been dreaming. Wonderful day of music, and a cute festival. Though i didnt go this year (wasnt really interested honestly), i can imagine it lost all the intimacy and below-the-spring-break-radar of Langerado's past.

Fests have become bigger and bigger businesses. I will never understand the "VIP" treatment, helicoptor fly-ins, luxury log cabins etc...

if moe.down, which is my absolute favorite 3 days of the year, ever starts doing vip treatment, or outgrows snow ridge mountain, it will be a dark day indeed.

MommaBear76 Mon 3/24/2008 01:48PM
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I'm not really going to say which band I liked the most, I enjoy keeping my head attached from those who would disagree, I will say this though....The Langerado this year was better then last! Remember to keep peace, love and happiness to those around you!

Momma Bear

Richmond, VA

truman18 Mon 3/24/2008 04:05PM
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Cant believe nobody has mentioned The National show.One of the best shows of the festival. They were playing during Phil Lesh so that explains a lot but wow! These guys were incredible.

1. Thievery Corporation( hardest i danced the whole festival)

2. STS9( even tho last years langerado STS9 show blew this one out the water

3. The National

4. The New Deal

5. That crazy ass disco tent had great DJ's. Best late night dance party besides sts9.

Great Weekend. See you at Rothbury