Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hipster Mecca of the Summer

The All Points West Festival was held at Liberty State Park last year as one of the new three day summer concerts. The line up last year included Radiohead, Kings of Leon, Animal Collective, Metric, Chromeo, CSS, The Roots, Jack Johnson, and Duffy. 

The line up this year has one upped itself. They include an excellent variety of old classics and promising new talent. The first day consists of the Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Vampire Weekend for the mainstage headliners. Tool, My Bloody Valentine, and Gogol Bordello are the bigger names for day two. For a third day, they round out the schedule with Coldplay, Echo and the Bunnymen, and MGMT. 

This show is one of the few summer multi-day events where the bro and hipster community can join forces in harmony. Though I was not present for some "Banana Pancakes" last year on day three, I did become aware of Radiohead's unfortunate draw from bro culture. The tickets are $199 for a 3 day pass, and a single day will cost you $89. However, you will need to not only buy your ticket for the concert, but a ferry pass for each day is necessary as well, which will run you about $30. 

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