MoogFest: 10/29/2010

This stub was from the first MoogFest held in Asheville, NC. I went with my wife and our older daughter, who was very excited that MGMT was performing. I was unfamiliar with MGMT, but my daughter gave me some of their music to listen to, and it was very cool. Anyway, we got tickets only for the first night of the three-day festival.

There were more bands playing than we had the opportunity to see, and of the ones we did see, some of them we only caught part of their sets, since the festival was taking place at multiple venues (Civic Center, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Orange Peel). Of the bands that performed on the Friday night, these are the ones we got to see:

  • DEVO
  • MGMT
  • Big Boi
  • Girl Talk
  • The Octopus Project

Couple things to note. One of members of DEVO had a death in the family and could not attend, so the remaining members performed with Octopus Project, which was cool. Big Boi we only caught a couple songs. MGMT was definitely the high point. We went up fairly close (they were playing in the Civic Center). It was general admission with an open floor, so lots of freaks dancing to the music. My daughter had a friend with her, and the two of them were psyched. It made my wife and me very happy to be there and to see them having so much fun. Live music is such a great bonding experience.

At the time, I was not a huge fan of electronic music and hip hop, but I really enjoyed the energy and the light shows were mind-boggling. I made a promise to myself that next year, I would go all three days. And I kept that promise to myself. I’ll try to dig up my stub from that show and post on it soon.

8 thoughts on “MoogFest: 10/29/2010

  1. Before I commented, I had to check to make sure it was the DEVO I remember from years ago – and I guess that’s true! I like to hear about bands from the past still out there performing. Sounds like you had a lot of fun, Jeff. How many bands did you see when you went for the full three days?

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    • Yes, it was DEVO that you remember. As far as the 3-day fest, it was a lot of acts I saw, maybe 20. I will have to check my journals and stuff to figure it all out. But the 2011 MoogFest was my fav. More info coming soon 😀

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