I had to.
the PEOPLE at the festivals in my mind, by the numbers:
10KLF, this year: "around 18,000"
Glastonbury, 2005: 150, 000
Coachella, the year I went, 2004 was sold out at 100,000. Damn.
Lollapalooza in 2005: over 65,000
and....the Mutha of 'em all: Woodstock, 1969, at OVER 500, 000. that's a lot of fucking hippies. gawd, I wish I coulda been alive and in my prime then....
turns out, it's the goddamn Stone Roses. of course.dig that ol' time religion, cat. there's the bit that makes me think of the Stones, the Rolling Stones, that is: hear 'em whip the women just around midnight...Brown fucks with the Jesus thing and makes her black and a woman. all in one song. there's this crazy, menacing bass line that sounds like the foundation for a million "new metal" bands and there's Ian's Mancunian accent. "the Messiah-err is my sistah.." Squire's guitar is, as always brilliant. his work swirls, it creeps and it sounds almost like he's channeling the American South or Zepp or a lil Hendrix.