moe.down Finalizes Lineup

MOE. TO HOST THE NINTH ANNUAL MOE.DOWN AUGUST 29-31
FINALIZES LINEUP INCLUDING THE LEVON HELM BAND, YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND
THE SPARROW QUARTET, PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE DUO AND MORE

moe.
The Ninth Annual moe.down will be held August 29, 30 and 31 at the Snow Ridge Ski Area in Turin, NY. moe.down has become known as upstate NY's most musically diverse festival. moe. will perform a total of six sets throughout the weekend. A limited number of tickets are available at $105 until they are sold out or until August 5. Please visit www.moe.org/moedown for up-to-the-minute information and to purchase tickets.

moe. has finalized this year's lineup: moe., The Levon Helm Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Sparrow Quartet featuring Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck, The Presidents of the United States of America, Fishbone, Benevento-Russo Duo, Cornmeal, American Babies, U-Melt, The Macpodz, The Bridge, Lynch, The PMG, Swampadelica, and The Brew.

Over the past nine years, more than one hundred bands have performed at moe.down, including Flaming Lips, Perry Farrell's Satellite Party, The Roots, They Might Be Giants, Meat Puppets, Medeski Martin & Wood, Ani DiFranco, Matisyahu, Blues Traveler, Leo Kottke, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Nellie McKay, Cracker Van Beethoven, David Grisman, and Les Claypool.

The moe.down festival promises three days of music, camping and fun at the Snow Ridge Ski Area in Turin, NY. The site is about an hour northeast of Syracuse, at the edge of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Ski lifts will be open, so bring your mountain bikes!

http://www.moe.org/moedown

[Published on: 7/14/08]

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tourfan starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/14/2008 02:35PM
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Wow, .... Well, I'm glad to see YMSB, and B&R Duo, Umelt and American Babies, Abby and Bela. But does anybody else think this is quite a week lineup? Meh!!!!!

phishr82 Mon 7/14/2008 02:43PM
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phishr82

for 105 bucks thats a steal, dude

thehurricane23 Mon 7/14/2008 02:43PM
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thehurricane23

Levon and The Bridge are great too. Cant really comment because I'm not really into Moe so I wouldn't have been going anyway.

tourfan Mon 7/14/2008 02:44PM
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Rivertrancer Mon 7/14/2008 03:16PM
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Rivertrancer

I've never been to moe.down, but if I were, I would be going for moe. The other bands would simply be a bonus for me. This is their festival, and they are taking a break after these shows. Why would they want to bring in a band that would potentially outshine them??? YMSB, the Duo, Bela, adn Cornmeal would be great warmup shows before moe takes the stage.

Deadphans starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/14/2008 03:21PM
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Deadphans

Its a great line up for a 105 bucks! That is a great price to see 12 bands that I really like. Its not that far of a drive either so gas wont be an issue. Nice

Chaloupka Mon 7/14/2008 03:24PM
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Rivertrancer Mon 7/14/2008 03:31PM
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Rivertrancer

Not really what I meant, but you ARE entitled to your opinon. I respectfully disagree.

hippiessmell Mon 7/14/2008 03:31PM
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Chaloupka.... who reads and article and 10 comments just to bash a band.... get a life you skinny little puss

PooDolla Mon 7/14/2008 03:36PM
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PooDolla

Watch out! Hippiessmell is butt hurt.

PooDolla Mon 7/14/2008 03:37PM
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PooDolla

Welcome to Jambase!

Rollin' Rosemary! Mon 7/14/2008 04:13PM
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tourfan Mon 7/14/2008 04:26PM
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Well, Rivertrancer makes a good point about bonus bands and that MOE is taking a break after this fest, so it should be there fest. Point taken. Well, that just means I'll eat diner during PUSA and Fishbone. I get it, Fishbone can be Funky as hell, and that's cool. Just not my thing. And I really like Bela, and Uncle Earl (Abby Washburn). But she's doing some weird and obscure stuff in this project. I will be interested in hearing how Levon's voice sounds after all these years. I know he'll be a draw up there. I love Yonder, U-Melt, B&R Duo, The Bridge. I look forard to seeing American Babies for the first time. Maybe ya'll are right about the price. Sorry I was so hard to begin... I've just come to expect great things from this festial, as I've been to so many. Still looking forward to it.

phunkle Mon 7/14/2008 04:37PM
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phunkle

tha's funny shit Chaloupka!

Bryan24 Mon 7/14/2008 04:50PM
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Bryan24

this lineup looks pretty damn good. i would love to see the p of USA i've been dying to see them since i was a teen. that would be such an interesting show. i don't know how many songs i would know besides that one cd, but that cd is a good one.

moejoerisin Mon 7/14/2008 05:05PM
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moejoerisin

one of the best festivals ever!

johnnygoff starstarstarstar Mon 7/14/2008 05:15PM
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johnnygoff

ironically, while all the moe. guys are family-oriented, this is one festival that is absolutely phenomenal but that I would enjoy w/ my kidless, and/or single tour/music friends. It's a great festy in upstate ny, but there's some 'fun' all around...so, fwiw. Also, don't go for the others acts. seriously. They are like dip-top or sprinkles on top.....Go for moe. Especially w/ the looming 'break' the guys are taking. GO TO MOE.DOWN TO CELEBRATE MOE.!!

TheFuzBand Mon 7/14/2008 07:07PM
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Mark Price former NBA star Mon 7/14/2008 07:09PM
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Mark Price former NBA star

Wish I could be there, but NY is too far away. Sweet line-up MOE. will rock it. There about to take a break and it's there own festival so I expect they will be just amazing. I just hope that someday we get a YONDER.DOWN and get a sweet fest. with Yonder headlining, and other greats opening. Anyway, wish I was there and $105 is very cheap.

Hagermeister Mon 7/14/2008 08:01PM
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Hagermeister

I second what johnnygoff said - moe.down is a serious f-in' party. Been six times myself and I may not be able to make it this year which breaks my heart especially with the upcoming break. moe. shreds my cerebrum. I personally like the eclectic line-up with smaller bands that it usually has (it is often a good place to catch up and comers, especially in the beer tent - I've found out about a lot of cool bands at the .down). I think this year's line-up is pretty solid. So many great memories of this fest - although some admittedly are a bit fuzzy. I can't recommend it enough.

TurdFergeson Mon 7/14/2008 08:08PM
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Tpetty starstarstarstar Mon 7/14/2008 09:49PM
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Tpetty

Should be a good time...Looking forward to Moe, YMSB, and especially Levon Helm....

vollostcom Mon 7/14/2008 10:05PM
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vollostcom

ill tell you what im tired of is seeing that girlamericas picture with the dead poster looking like shes twelve and always has some really outlandish shit to say or "gay as hell"...on the other hand you MOErons have PHUN!!!!!!!!

rainydaywomen420 starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/14/2008 10:21PM
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rainydaywomen420

GIMME MOE.!!! anyone who tries to bash this festival is out of their skull. I hail from buffalo(as does moe.) and we take our moe. very serious around these parts. Im not saying moe is the be all to end all of bands or even jambands for that matter, but they are incredible at what they do and they are truly a fantastic group of guys. And the point has already been made that we might not see moe. for a little while after this. Needless to say i will make it out to moe. down in full form. MOE=THE GOOD. ps im fuckin pumped they added the duo, fuckin pumped indeed

RedMule starstarstarstar Mon 7/14/2008 10:31PM
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RedMule

Stoked to come out for yet another Moe.down!

Regardless of the lineup, moe. plays 5 sets and there are awesome sit ins throughout the week. Festivities of mayoral debates, wookies climbing up the hill in the mud, straight moe. phamily will draw the real moe.rons. The spunion nitris mafia will hopefully stay away and moe. can leave us with a good taste in our mouth for tour '09!!!!!!

See you in Turin!!!!

mcfarlands412 starstarstarstar Mon 7/14/2008 11:12PM
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mcfarlands412

anytime you have a combo of moe and yonder and include the duo, ur in for a good time

FreshFlavor starstarstar Tue 7/15/2008 05:33AM
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FreshFlavor

Its a decent lineup...but come of fluffers...its extremely lacking. No late night dance grooves, no reggae daytime spliff music, and a handful of halfway ok "I might see them if they are playing down the block for $10 bands. Don't get me wrong, I dig the Moe and they will surely be missed...but going out for the season should have been a bang and its going to be a bip. Levon, YMSB, the Bridge, Cornmeal are good...but its gonna be a sleepy one come late night.

bold99 Tue 7/15/2008 06:17AM
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If Levon was not there it would be the worst lineup of any festival i've seen this year.

barnylee starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/15/2008 06:42AM
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barnylee

Good to hear more and more fans are finding out about how awesome the Bridge are! Moe. 1st connected w them at All Good last year, and Al said a few weeks back at the Stone Pony that they were one of his fav bands. (He also joined them on stage) Then at All Good this year, Mike Gordon joins them on stage, and also told them after that their set was the best one he saw that day. For those that haven't seen the Bridge that are hittin Moedown this year, GET EXCITED!!!!

msudtg Tue 7/15/2008 07:16AM
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chinacatsunflower1989 starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/15/2008 07:22AM
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chinacatsunflower1989

barneylee is quite correct in praising the bridge. they tore their 1am set apart at allgood and mike gordon joining them on stage onlt sweetened their already headie sound. they are headlining a festival in warsaw, new york along with the new deal, and its only 50 dollars for 3 days. check it out everybody!!

mandophine Tue 7/15/2008 07:36AM
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mandophine

what no mike rocklin?!?

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/15/2008 07:42AM
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MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks

All you lineup complainers need to lay off. Every festival thread on this site is littered with them. If you dont think you will have fun at a festival, stay away, and quit your bitchin. Long live moe.

joegrimes Tue 7/15/2008 08:11AM
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joegrimes

It is a great lineup to bad moe is taking a break after this years moe.down, i was listening to sirius radio and they were on there talking about how they are breaking up after moe down they refuse to call it a hiatus, but they said they are taking a break.

granola Tue 7/15/2008 08:22AM
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for $105 dollars this lineup is a steal

granola Tue 7/15/2008 08:23AM
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Hey Jambase i couldve sworn that there was a thread on here for a little while yesterday about camp bisco and 20/20 where did it go?

Teabagger Tue 7/15/2008 08:45AM
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Teabagger

If you make this fest, don't miss Cornmeal. Seriously. Ask anyone who caught them at High Sierra. They are on fire right now.

gmoo Tue 7/15/2008 08:49AM
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Yeah what happened to that thread jambase?

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If I was a huge MOE fan, I would want them to play the festival with nothing but MOE, just like Pgroove does for amberland. Its just a good idea. I think.

I agree CORNMEAL takes spacegrass into whole new realms :)

AZ~*Droo* starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/15/2008 10:31AM
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AZ~*Droo*

all i have to say is Cornmeal Cornmeal Cornmeal! dont miss that band. they blew my socks off at high sierra! i still cant believe it.

southfork starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/15/2008 10:41AM
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moe.down9 is moe.down9 for me and give me a break with your isn't this a "week" lineup blah blah yapp.....do you really need every festival to spoon feed you a late night rave tent, 10 different big bands, a member of Phish or it's a crap lineup? Go up there and organize a drum circle, or blast some tecno after moe. is finished at 2am. nobody is going to stop you. When moe.down started there weren't many weekend festivals going on, now there are 3 every weekend from april thru september. It's tougher to book bands. I'm sure moe. would love to book the rolling stones and bob dylan for the beer tent, but bands are booked and or busy.let's just friggen go hang out with towley and a few thousand moe.rons and have a sick weekend.

AZ~*Droo* starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/15/2008 10:43AM
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AZ~*Droo*

yeah southfork. and see cornmeal

Andy Tue 7/15/2008 11:15AM
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Andy

I have to reiterate that Cornmeal is wonderful!!! They might be my favorite band right now. I would go to this festival just to see them again!!!! They really blew me away at High Sierra!

montra1 star Tue 7/15/2008 11:55AM
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shonuff Tue 7/15/2008 01:35PM
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Check out the macpodz if you get a chance.

danpfunk Tue 7/15/2008 02:10PM
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Wow what is it like 6+ sets of moe., which is worth $75 right there. I am thinking $30 more for YSMB, UMelt, Cornmeal, The Bridge, Helm, and Bela is a pretty damn good deal.

Did I mention the camping, or the 6+ sets of moe.?

strangefolkphan8 Tue 7/15/2008 02:11PM
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When will people realize that this isn't a normal music festival!? It's called moe.down for a reason. And to call it a ripoff!? I saw moe. for 2 nights at the Saranac Brewery and that cost $60 just for 1 ticket for each night. I bought my moe.down ticket when they were only $90 this year. So $30 a day to see moe. and camp and then there's all the other bands. Anyone who thinks that's a ripoff is far from a genius. moe. is why I go to moe.down, if you don't like moe., you probably shouldn't go, and you probably shouldn't even read this article. But this year there's some GREAT added bonuses other than moe. like Yonder, Cornmeal, Levon Helm, POT USA, Fishbone, Bela Fleck, The Duo, and one of my favorites: U-MELT! It's definitely not your cookie cutter shitty jam fest like every other fest out there right now, it's one of the most eclectic lineups every year. See ya'll in Turin!

Grateful Dread Tue 7/15/2008 04:23PM
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Grateful Dread

Sorry for the thread drift, but I also noticed that brief headline about Camp Bisco and 20/20 Soundsystem the other day. Tried to click on it but the link didn't work. Hmmm, what gives?

Joorausalem starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/15/2008 06:17PM
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So I had this argument with this chick the other day...

She thinks the carbon cost of soy is nothing to consider, and I on the other hand think that if we continue to produce soy at this rate our shit is as good as melted tomorrow. Driving big cars makes the poles angry, when the poles get angry the melt, when the poles melt our shit gets flooded. I dont want our shit to get flooded, I want to go to moe.down and able to breathe air instead of water. Growing gills seems like a major hassle. So plz dont eat wheat and walk to moe.

iculus420 Wed 7/16/2008 02:46AM
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moeron18 Wed 7/16/2008 12:04PM
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iculus420 how nieve you are...first of all, anyone would go to this festival because moe. is the fucking shit, I agree, the other bands are good, but moe. can stand their own amongst the best of the best...They play at Sumer camp with Umphrey's don't they??? Yes, they do. Second of all i have seen better moe.down line ups, but I feel that it is easier to say that in retrospect because moe.downs has always been heavy on lesser known bands that become widely know for playing at festivals like moe.down...look at this current line up in two years and compare it to other moe.downs and it will fall right in line with the rest of them.

granola Wed 7/16/2008 02:08PM
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Hey moeron i hope you are not trying to say that umphreys is in the same league as moe they are far from it UM is more like in the OAR catagory

granola Wed 7/16/2008 02:08PM
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moe is one of the best

philzone7374 Wed 7/16/2008 03:50PM
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OAR, STS9, UM and especially Bisco- U ALL F**KIN SUCK AND I WISH YOU WOULD KEEP YOUR DAY JOBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

philzone7374 Wed 7/16/2008 03:52PM
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oh yea, by the way, MOE. can kick all of your dum asses!!!!!!!

pottad Wed 7/16/2008 04:09PM
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^First of all no, moe. cannot kick all of their dumb asses. Moe. is good, I've never had a bad time at one of their shows, but they don't throw down like tDB and UM. Second of all how could you lump OAR with any valid band. Third off you fucking suck Phil Zone & stfreak.

moeronosh starstarstar Wed 7/16/2008 06:01PM
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moeronosh

Well I have to disagree with Pottad moe. can throw down like the Tdb and UM are you f ing kidding me. moe.down is for moe. and all the other acts are a bonus for all of us moe.rons. People can bitch about the lineup and the price and for all who do just stay home who really cares we get Umelt-The Bridge-YMSB-The Brew-Cornmeal so why bitch just get there and have fun it is a great way to end the summer... Peace

veggedout starstar Wed 7/16/2008 07:01PM
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I will be at Gratefulfest at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Ohio. For about $100, three nights of DSO, with Keller, Peter Rowan/Tony Rice quartet w/ Garaj Mahal,Cornmeal and many others on Labor Day Weekend . This seemms far a better deal than moe.down

Jimmy P starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 06:42AM
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Jimmy P

i missed moe. cuz the cape is too far for me and i missed the maine st pier action in portland but six sets of moe and POT USA?? presidents only tour nowadays during an election year. and i really dont know much of their stuff besides that first cd with the animals, but damn i still listen to that cd to this day. iv attempted many moe. shows in the past but have only successfully seen them once. now i get to see them 6 times in one weekend for only 105? with camping too...this one is gunna be fuuuuuuuuun

moeron18 Thu 7/17/2008 02:03PM
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UM in the same catagory as OAR? are you fucking kidding me? DMB can't even be put in that catagory. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but thats far off...I could be wrong but I doubt that most would agree with you on that one.

gmoo Thu 7/17/2008 02:23PM
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gmoo

These posts are too funny. It's so funny how all some of y'all flip out if someone doesn't agree with your exact musical tastes. It's like drinking good beer...I have my comfort beer that I drink most often, but there are plenty of other good beers to enjoy when needed.

BTW, with all preconceptions and bullshit aside, DMB sounded pretty good at Rothbury. UM and STS9 Chicago on Saturday WOOT!!!

strangefolkphan8 Fri 7/18/2008 10:37AM
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veggedout how can you say Gratefulfest is a better deal than moe.down!?! The headliners are 3 nights of a cover band, or 3 nights of one of the best and most original bands in the scene. The supporting cast for one is a played out Keller, Rowan/Rice(very cool), Ramblin' Jack, and Garaj Mahal vs. Levon Helm, Yonder, Bela Fleck, Fishbone, The Duo, and 4 SETS OF U-MELT! Yea, I'd say moe.down is by far the better deal

groovatronics starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/19/2008 11:01PM
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great work southfork.

i bet this would be fun as fuck

scovatis starstarstarstarstar Sun 7/20/2008 08:46AM
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scovatis

First off screw the haters, if you dont like moe. dont go to moe.down, and second go see the brew they are nasty, they're playing 3 sets on saturday in between each moe. set.

phishreysMcMoe starstarstar Wed 7/23/2008 09:32AM
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phishreysMcMoe

all music is good. DMB threw down at roth, OAR was cool at summer camp, and UM and moe. make me happy no matter where i see them (Chi was the shit with sts9, except the damn willcall and $4 water). everyone else should be happy too. Just be thankful we have a chance to camp, smoke, and dance our asses off to these bad ass band.

phishreysMcMoe Wed 7/23/2008 09:33AM
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phishreysMcMoe

and check out the macpodz

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my beer that I like it totally better than yours!!

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^^^ sarcasm :P

. Sun 7/27/2008 10:02AM
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Fishbone!!! AT a festival!! Thats badass and totally unexpected...I'd be there if MOE didnt attract such "pop-your-collar", conservative, Dave Matthews type of fans :(

. Sun 7/27/2008 10:12AM
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ok...one more thing....I have noticed a trend...THe same groups of weekend warriors, who drive their expensive-ass cars to festivals...throw their cig butts on the ground, and leave half their shit for volunteers to clean up when they leave. These people all seem to listen to the same bands...MOE, OAR, DMB,..what is the deal...these people need to respectfully remove themselves from the Jam scene...these bands are the equivalant of Radio CRAP to the rest of the REAL jam-scene. Im not saying any of them are bad players, they are all good musicians...they just attract a very unfriendly and closed-minded group of fans, and they play very unoriginal music.