Spring Scream 2005

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Spring Scream 2005

Postby Josefus » 08 Mar 2005, 23:36

Who's planning on going? I've heard lots of stories, but never actually gone. Is it worth fighting the madness? I haven't heard much hype about it this year.

Their snazzy site can be found here: http://springscream.com/
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Postby Tetsuo » 08 Mar 2005, 23:45

Who's playing?
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Postby Josefus » 08 Mar 2005, 23:50

I haven't even seen the list, but it's most "amateurs" isn't? Unsigned/local artits getting exposure? I have no idea.
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Postby Tetsuo » 09 Mar 2005, 00:12

Me neither, and their website is woefully slim on details.
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Postby coolingtower » 09 Mar 2005, 00:20

If I were you I wouldn't get too excited about Spring Scream if you want to hear music.... The hotels are full and you can only camp on the beach. The beach, that sounds nice, but there are are a lot of ANTS. It's just another attempt at "Woodstock", but without the good music.

The bands that play are crap, but they cheer each other on, as if to say "thank you for not booing me off the stage", like what would have happened in their home countries or otherwise. It's just a sense of "togetherness"--"we ALL play crappy music, so let's cheer each other on..... Being on stage is FUN!!"

AND THEN, you will not hear just one band. They have at least THREE STAGES close to one another. You want to experience this? Find a way to play 3 CDs at the same time in your home. Nobody wants to actually "listen" to that.

If you think it would be great to get away for a few days and whatever, fine. IMHO this is not "entertainment".

Don't want to rain on your parade, but Spring Scream may mot be what you think it is....Consider this for yourself and go if you want. You won't see me there.
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Postby Durins Bane » 09 Mar 2005, 08:05

Spring Scream = Gong Show
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Postby Damage » 09 Mar 2005, 18:26

Disagree with all of you.

The organisers of Spring Scream work their asses off every year to bring all the best talent from around the island to one place for one big, fun party. The reason their website might look a little slim now is because they're filtering through hundreds of demos trying to fit as many bands as they can into a short five day festival.

I've been there the last three years and I've never noticed the stages bleeding into each other. They are actually pretty spaced out and the sound guys do an excellent job of containing the sound to once stage.

It's easy to get Spring Scream confused with all the piece of shit extacy parties that set up down there while Spring Scream is on. They kind of give the whole thing a bad name and the media loves to lump them all together and show whitey misbehaving.

In addition to all the Taiwanese talent they will bring out some international bands that you don't want to miss. I know Dynamite Club from New York will be playing this year, and I'm pretty sure Japans Mimi Chan will come again and these are two bands you definitely don't want to miss.

As for hotels. Book a room now. Last year I didn't book a room and found one, though I wouldn't advise doing that.

Anyway hope that helps. Check out the website in a week or so and they should have the schedule of bands and performers finished by then.

Cheers.
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Postby turkey_dinner » 09 Mar 2005, 23:17

There's going to be some great times and music AGAIN!! I wouldn't miss it. There's a film festival and a bunch of other cool things as well.
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Postby Loretta » 25 Mar 2005, 12:29

Who's going? From here I mean?
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Postby twonavels » 25 Mar 2005, 20:31

I'll be there dearest. :D
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