My favorite parts of WV contributor Whalebomb’s Blowout survival guide are “I know you’re hungry, but please go to bed” and “don’t have a plan.” The latter’s particularly true — I usually make a plan to catch 4 or 5 specific performances, and leave the rest of the festival open to the push and pull of the moment. That’s not a slight on any of this year’s acts; in fact, it’s the best method to consume everything Blowout has to offer, because you can sort of migrate organically through the entire lineup. Plus, since I’m always switching venues, I rarely have time to finish an entire beer. I think this is probably part of my own hangover management system.
What are your Blowout memories or methods for event-specific hangover management? Let me know in the comment field below.
Plus, speaking of online Blowout X chatter, check out Hamtramck Star. Not only are the police scanner soundbites that run down the right side of the site fascinating — each MP3 is like a miniature, localized Conet Project recording; I played them all while listening to the new Avey Tare & Kria Brekkan album for added no-fi creepiness — but the site has developed an extremely user-friendly blend of Google Maps and our Blowout X schedule. Clicking on a venue’s name shows you where it is on the map and the lineups for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. While MT's own Blowout site has this too, I think it's really nice of Hamtramck Star to help spread the word. Thanks, you guys. And those scanner sound files are just killer.
Stay tuned for Metro Times' big Blowout X issue, which hits streets and the Internet Wednesday, just in time for the official Blowout launch party at The Majestic. Besides performances from Adult., The Muggs, The Hard Lessons, Great Lakes Myth Society, Satin Peaches, Silent Years, and the Dorkwave crew, it's where all you gonna-be drunks can pick up the Blowout wristbands you ordered online.
See you there.
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