Re: Lolla

All agreed, except for the fact that Hot Chip should be reclassified as the winner of the “Good but not Good” Award. They were jammin for a minute, then they played Enya. Dunno…British music.

You didn’t miss anything with the Flaming Lips…except when Wayne came out in a bubble.

Other awards:

Best food item: corn on the cobb.

Best getup: Gnarls.

The Band you knew would deliver…and did: Gnarls.

Best hookup: Bret Bassi. How does your hair lay down like that?

Funniest moment (by the largest of margins): Billups and the buttgrabbers (you at your finest, Punkin). I kept telling him not to do it but he was like, “I got this, Bro.” He was right.

Best band I only heard for 3 minutes: Particle.

Finally, the winner of the “Extreme Roller Coaster Ride of the Day” award goes to….well, me. Sunday’s antics were classic, including my best Johnny Depp on the walk to the show (arrr…treasure matey) and my run-in with Big Poppa Pump. Plus, I was rockin-out the “Creed Sucks” t-shirt all day(parlayed into a photo op). In the immortal words of Jesse Hughes, “Let’s hear it for me!”

Lolla Follow-up

I’m betting Pumpkin and Brosiah Taguchi will add on this and maybe even kick me in the jizunk for some of these nuggs, but a post on the 2006 Lollaplaooza is needed.

Here are some awards:

Best surprise: Matisyahu. His band rocks, and that mofo can tear up some beatbox. I could’ve done without the preaching, but I knew what I was in for.
Lipton’s Weak Tea award: Kanye West. (Look, Broba Fett, don’t rip off Gnarls Barkley. You’re supposed to be some original dude–so original, in fact, that you are using strings for the first time in hip hop. WHAT????? Bullcrap.
Domino’s Delivery award: Queens of the Stone Age. Homme came out like he had been playing ZONK for 4 hours, but tore it up. Joey Castillo is a badass, even if he’s laying down Dave Grohl’s stuff in many songs. You knew Queens was gonna rock–and they did.

Just Doin’ Ok award: three-way tie: Common, Dresden Dolls, Hot Chip.

Shiny Happy People award: The Go Team. Jesus. This is the happiest damn band on the planet. Like Blue’s Clues kinda happy. Or maybe Barney on speed.
Spanky realizes that his missing the Flaming Lips was probably a big mistake.

-Spanktronic 2112