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Janellebim
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 7:47:36 PM
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Well I am nowhere near the edge of my seat. That announcement was decidedly underwhelming; not much more than a middle-aged man's 70s fantasy. Very disappointing. Please stop the hype. It's ridiculous. In the end it leads to disappointment. If the 'names" don't match the hype, then don't hype.
christine2765
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 8:41:34 PM
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Yep I agree...the greatest announcement in bluesfest history could have been The Who, The Rolling Stones, Eric Burdon, then I would have been standing on the seat.... Oh well I am sure I will enjoy the festival but as you say the hype has been irritating.
Selena
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 9:26:07 PM
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christine2765 wrote:
Yep I agree...the greatest announcement in bluesfest history could have been The Who, The Rolling Stones, Eric Burdon, then I would have been standing on the seat.... Oh well I am sure I will enjoy the festival but as you say the hype has been irritating.


Agree completely.
oldbilly1
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 11:03:43 PM
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christine2765 wrote:
Yep I agree...the greatest announcement in bluesfest history could have been The Who, The Rolling Stones, Eric Burdon, then I would have been standing on the seat.... Oh well I am sure I will enjoy the festival but as you say the hype has been irritating.


So,The Who, Stones and Burdon wouldn't be considered a 70s fantasy?

On a different note, Burdon has played before. Helluva great voice.

Yes and Supertramp do little for me, but Plant is a major fest score. Bonafide Rock God, whose recent output has been widely seen as stellar. He aint going to play many fests, so to lure the guy downunder is worth some recognition.

Hype comes with the territory of rock promotion. Godfather of Soul anyone?
repete
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:40:24 AM
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What I really admire about Robert Plant is that he does not stay stuck in the past, but continues to explore...hence his lack of interest in reforming LZ. Anyway, IMHO the true giant on this amazing bill is a relative unknown in this country...Allen Toussaint.

Hangin' out on Frenchmen
greybeard
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 6:43:21 AM

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I'm with repete
As a bonus hopefully
A.T. just might influence a host of artists to attend in the future


Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
timcook123
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 7:25:01 AM

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I'm not dissapointed but i must say i think Santana Trumps Plant any day of the week!

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
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And they really make a mess outta you.

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timcook123
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 7:26:16 AM

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Also Roger Hodgeson put on a great show in 2010 not a member of the crowd was seated by the end! the crowd roared for more!!

the bloke what almost crying he was so stoked at the reception

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you.

B. Dylan
easyian666
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 7:39:14 AM
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FELLOW FORUM JUNKIES IS THERE A PLACE INSIDE THE GROUNDS WHERE WE CAN AVACHAT RE RUSULTS OF PREDICTIONS.I WOULD LIKE TO MEET MR NOBLE.POSSIBLE OR NOT?
waffles
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 7:48:33 AM
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i get the impression from some of the posts on robert plant that some posters havent followed his musical progress in the last 10 years.heres just a couple of reasons hes a headliner.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_Sand

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band_of_Joy_(album).

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
Space5279
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:35:23 AM
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I can't believe what I am reading that the announcement of Robert Plant is underwhelming. Excuse me if I have woken up in a parallel universe, but isn't this Robert Plant the same Robert Plant who is widely regarded as the most important frontman in the history of rock? The prototype for all lead singers or wannabe rock stars? Honestly, there would not be too many artists still alive that would even be allowed to sit at his table. And most importantly, he has never sat on his laurels and bathed in past glories. He has continued to work and experiment and his attachment to the blues has never been severed. This I believe is a wonderful coup for Bluesfest and we should all be thankful that Mr Noble has pulled this one off.

Now for that Tom Petty announcement....

"...wild Jamaican's from Kingston drinking Irish Moss
Listening to Peter Winston Macintosh..."
hifromtomorrow
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 10:40:08 AM

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Yeah Robert Plant is massive.
His recent stuff is incredibly good.
I am very happy that he has finally been announced, but I also agree with others, there is some JJ type hype still happening.
I also think that TP&TH would be icing on the cake.
As would old crow medicine show!
Willie Nelson?

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion man...
normastijk
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:53:37 AM
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waffles wrote:

i get the impression from some of the posts on robert plant that some posters havent followed his musical progress in the last 10 years.heres just a couple of reasons hes a headliner.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_Sand

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band_of_Joy_(album).


I say, don't enlighten them - it is going to be hard enough getting in the tent as it is Angel

Space5279 wrote:
I can't believe what I am reading that the announcement of Robert Plant is underwhelming. Excuse me if I have woken up in a parallel universe, but isn't this Robert Plant the same Robert Plant who is widely regarded as the most important frontman in the history of rock? The prototype for all lead singers or wannabe rock stars? Honestly, there would not be too many artists still alive that would even be allowed to sit at his table. And most importantly, he has never sat on his laurels and bathed in past glories. He has continued to work and experiment and his attachment to the blues has never been severed. This I believe is a wonderful coup for Bluesfest and we should all be thankful that Mr Noble has pulled this one off.

Now for that Tom Petty announcement....


Here here - well, with slightly reduced enthusiasm for the Tom Petty bit Angel
Jaylee1
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:26:22 PM
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I guess there is no pleasing some people!

What a whinger!!!!!!!

Surely, for as little as $60/day, you would not find a better-value festival - certainly not in Australia, don't know internationally

If you don't like the line up - perhaps you would be better off staying home and doing your knitting

ALL the performers on the bill may not be my cup of tea (Iggy, Santana I can miss quite easily) but there is no shortage of other distractions during those timeslots.

I've been BluesFesting since 1994 (haven't missed a-one) and can honestly say that I have never been underwhelmed with any announcement

JT
bucetti1
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 2:39:24 PM
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Like I've posted before.Those who think these festivals are easy to pull together and those unhappy with Mr Noble should organise next year's and see how they go.I repeat,try showing some gratitude.

When they go low-we go high.
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