Tuesday, March 8, 2011
As you may or may not know I am in love with Denton and have been for the past ten years of my residency here. It is the quiet, small town vibe that permeates throughout the Golden Triangle's northern corridor along with the dynamic musical landscape of Denton Rock City that keeps my heart locked tight as I brush off advances from other hip and more metropolitan cities.
I hate music festivals, especially when they are hosting artist that I want to see. While the commercialization aspect certainly plays a part, the main reason is because I hate being around large groups of people. I like seeing music in intimate clubs or venues where fans are gathered to dedicate their attention to a musical performance. Festivals tend to have that cattle call feel, bands go on in their alloted time and place for an audience that may or may not know who they are. Most festival goers are either enjoying music or meander about drunkenly weighing attendance options.
So how do I feel about 35 Conferette, the local music festival with a big heart and Camel sponsorship? Over the next couple of days leading up to the festival and including the festival itself I will be doing some hard hitting investigative reporting and Nobel worthy commentary. The whole team will be here to provide you with ground floor coverage without the crutch of a press pass.
We are going to start this thing at the top with festival co-organizer Natalie V Dávila. Check back the rest of the week for more interviews with elite people, movers and shakers. You will also be hearing from some of the new staff here at Phosphate on Film. STAY TUNED!
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FP: How does 35c compare to the Warp tour?
ND: 35c is pretty tight and all… but I feel like Warp Tour is just… legendary. You can’t compete with that.
How much does everyone love the new festival name?
Well you want something short and sweet… that isn’t easily misspelled or pronounced incorrectly… so I really feel like we hit the nail on the head with that one.
Do you think next year you will be able to afford all of Outkast?
Next year I plan to reunite Naughty By Nature…
How do you feel the the festival will affect the local music scene once the festival is over?
It will probably collapse in on itself like a dying star..
Do you know which hotel Ramona Gonzalez is staying at?
Her room is right next to Michael Cera’s…
Do you think she needs a place to stay?
Please see answer to previous question.
Is she dating that guy from Wavves?
I heard he cries a lot… on stage.
If you could invite any dead president to appear as a MC who would it be?
Calvin Coolidge. I bet he’d be pretty chill.
Why are there no other music festivals in Texas other than NXNW which is really just a week long industry event?
What frightens you most about this weekend?
Chupacabras and/or drunken idiots.
Posted by Frank Phosphate at 5:05 PM