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    80/35 2012 blew my face off

    Avett Brothers and Death Cab killed it as headliners. Enjoyed Atmosphere and the bluegrass before and after their set Saturday. Heard some good stuff from new-to-me bands Now Now and Delta Rae.

    I also thought the format worked well this year with a shorter evening schedule for Friday and a full day on Saturday. Read that the organizers put more money towards headliners this time, which is what drives the ticket sales anyway, and estimates were 17,500 tickets sold and 35,000 total attendees including the free stages. Largest crowds yet.

    Can't wait for next year!



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    Re: 80/35 2012 blew my face off

    Didn't want to start a new thread and didn't know where to post this but thought this was a great spot.

    Started drinking at 10 am and haven't stopped yet. Sun should be coming up soon. Where is that mother tucker??



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    Re: 80/35 2012 blew my face off

    I am right there with you what an awesome festival.... Both headliners delivered huge and Atmosphere IMO was the overall highlight for me, way too much energy with Slug on stage......



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    Re: 80/35 2012 blew my face off

    Quote Originally Posted by jburke View Post
    I am right there with you what an awesome festival.... Both headliners delivered huge and Atmosphere IMO was the overall highlight for me, way too much energy with Slug on stage......
    I didn't really know them before 80/35 but they were great. Their bonus song about living in the Midwest where you can "drink the tap water and breathe the air" was awesome.

    And I loved Ben Gibbard's final remarks from the stage at the end of Death Cab's encore: "Des Moines, you were un-*******-believeable, we'll see you soon."



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    Re: 80/35 2012 blew my face off

    say shhh. love that song.



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    Re: 80/35 2012 blew my face off

    Good stuff.

    Here is my breakdown of the Main Stage: (Lots of good free stage acts too!)

    Dinosaur Jr. - I am a big fan of them, but Was a little disappointed with their show.
    Avett Bros - Great Show, first time hearing them, really enjoyed
    Greensky Bluegrass - Fun, Sweaty Good Time
    Atmosphere - Great Energy, Deliverred a good show
    Leftover Salmon - Super fun show, this was my favorite band on the bill going in, and did not disappoint, had a blast dancing to some Bluegrass
    Death Cab - Very polished show. Sounded great. Delivered big as a headliner. Not a band I like much, but big turnout.

    It was super hot in the main area, the fencing blocked some good breeze on Saturday. Other than that, had the best time I had since the first year.


    Last edited by BloodyBuddy; 07-09-2012 at 01:54 PM.

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    Re: 80/35 2012 blew my face off

    Enjoyed some of the blue grass on Saturday but had to leave after a few Death Cab songs. Just didn't think that was appealing at all.

    Glad to hear of the high attendance #s, here's hoping this thing continues to grow.



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