The Fest 17: Thoughts On The Initial Lineup, Favorite Memories & More Pt. 3

By: Charlie Daffron

Now that we’ve reached the final part of my Fest article series I think it’s time for me to tell you the bands I’m most excited to see, give some of my wild speculations on the other headliners, and who I hope to see on the second half of the lineup announcement in June.

When the Fest lineup was announced I was really happy to see a lot of bands that I really love but have only seen once or twice on it. I’m really excited to see bands like: PEARS, Gouge Away, Direct Hit, Dead To Me, War On Women, RVIVR, Iron Chic, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, World’s Scariest Police Chases (maybe that new record that’s been “coming soon” since Fest 15 will finally be out?), and Lemuria again!

There were also a bunch of bands on the lineup that I just got into and I’m really excited to see, as well as bands that I’ve been trying to see for a long time but have never gotten the opportunity to see. So, I’m looking forward to seeing bands like: Lagwagon (I’ve loved them for almost half my life and I almost shouted when I saw them on the lineup), Days N Daze, Makewar, Nervous Triggers, Mom Jeans, Sincere Engineer, Prince Daddy and the Hyena, The Shell Corporation, Night Birds, Spanish Love Songs (so many people said great things about that new record so I finally checked it out, and now you guys got me hooked!), Nightmarathons, and Brutal Youth for the first time!

For the next headliners it would be the ultimate dream to see either Alkaline Trio or The Lawrence Arms (or both!) play. I also wouldn’t mind seeing The Menzingers, Masked Intruder, Dillinger Four, The Ergs, or Propagandhi either.

 

 

I’m also hoping to see bands like: The Dopamines, The Bombpops, Western Addiction, The Raging Nathans, Aerial Salad, Flag on Fire, Kid You Not, The Decline, Chewing on Tinfoil, Mannequin Pussy, Dear Landlord, The Murderburgers, Wonk Unit, any of the 12 million bands Mikey Erg is in, The Slow Death, Cayetana, Everymen, The Dirty Nil, and Petrol Girls on the second half of the lineup.

Thanks again for reading, and I can’t wait to see everyone in October!

 

Phil Femoyer

1) Where are you from?  

New York City

2) Have you Fested before and if so, how many Fests have you been to?

Yes, Fest 15 and 16.

3) What band (or bands) are you most excited to see this year?

Of the listed bands so far, I’m most excited to see The Stereo, Pears, War on Women, Copyrights, Traverse, Dollyrots, RVIVR.

4) Why do you Fest?

I Fest because I love the environment, the people who attend, and the bands I’d never get to see otherwise.

5) What is your favorite Fest memory?

My favorite fest memory is running around in the circle pit during Less than Jake at Fest 15, I felt like a 17-year-old kid again, at the age of 37.

6) What band (or bands) are you hoping to see on the second half of the lineup announcement?

Sheer Mag, Camp Cope, Worriers, Off With Their Heads, Cayetana.

 

Paul McNamee

1) Where are you from?  

Minneapolis, MN.

2) Have you Fested before and if so, how many Fests have you been to?

Yes. Last year was our first and we are hooked!

3) What band (or bands) are you most excited to see this year?

Cursive, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, and Spanish Love Songs.

4) Why do you Fest?

MN fall turns to winter quick and winter lasts forever. Fest extends the summer a little and you can see 30 shows in 3 days.

5) What is your favorite Fest memory?

Seeing our friends in the Slow Death getting kicked off the stage at Tall Paul’s last year. Singing along with Against Me!

6) What band (or bands) are you hoping to see on the second half of the lineup announcement?

Off With Their Heads, Toys That Kill, Hot Snakes, and The Menzingers. Also…I play in 2 bands (The Liverspots and Couch Potato Massacre) and would die happy if we could play.

 

Jade Ryan

1) Where are you from?  

Daytona Beach

2) Have you Fested before and if so, how many Fests have you been to?

This will be my fourth Fest!

3) What band (or bands) are you most excited to see this year?

CURSIVE! And War On Women

4) Why do you Fest?

I Fest for the community- I’ve met so many amazing people who inspire me in different ways.

5) What is your favorite Fest memory?

Against Me last year, Planes Mistaken For Stars at Fest 15, the fact that my mom came last year.

6) What band (or bands) are you hoping to see on the second half of the lineup announcement?

In an ideal world, the Get Up Kids and/or Ted Leo.

 

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You can view part one here and part two here.  You can buy tickets and view the full lineup here.

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