It's a Free Country: Fans Second-Guess Summer Fest Lineup
"I'm imaging a cool West Side Story-styled fight with Juggalos and hipsters at Free Press now," I told him.
"I think that fight would look a little like this," he replied, and sent me the link to Goblin Cock's batshit-crazy video for "We've Got a Bleeder."
Jacob Berg, a fellow RO reader, endorsed acts that have already played Free Press and were impressive.
"Primus, Gogol Bordello and Geto Boys. Replace who you will on the bill, but those three need to be there, in my opinion," he said.
Houston Press's Web Editor, Cory Garcia, went on the record, saying, "I'd swap Chvrches for Purity Ring. The former was here in the last year and the latter, far as I can tell, has yet to play Houston."
"Wu-tang is amazing and legends and all that, but I'd rather see a reunited Three 6 Mafia," said Rocks Off's own Marco Torres. "Or better yet, a Cash Money reunion of The Hot Boys with Juvenile, BG, Lil Wayne and Turk.
"But my real answer," he daydreamed, "is Pharrell and The Neptunes (N.E.R.D.). He needs to tour, as hot as he is right now."
As for my own two cents, I'd rub the pennies together to see if Lily Allen, The Menzingers and Bo Burnham could magically appear. I'd be okay with losing DMX, Cage the Elephant and Above & Beyond to make that happen.
I asked Adame, who sort of spurred these thoughts, who he'd book in place of some of the bands he seemed to despise.
"FLAG, Bloc Party, Wu Tang -- and yes, I know they are coming -- Hopsin, Morrissey, Stephen, Damian or Ziggy Marley, The Offspring, ALL, maybe some comedy by Cheech and Chong, Television, Body Count, Ice-T, Wiz Khalifa, The Black Keys, RJD2, Kraftwerk, if they were down, Jack Johnson," he said. "And I would want some greatly awesome local bands to play, like Blackmarket Syndicate, Jj Downz, Legion, KTCM...the list goes on and on and on."
I'm pretty sure Rick Nelson would never have been booked at Summer Fest. Too square. But maybe the event organizers are finding some comfort in those lyrics of his. At least no one I asked brought up OutKast.