by Bill Forman
The blog folks over at Denver's 5280 magazine were kind enough yesterday to quote from our, shall we say, less-than-excited evaluation of the newly announced Mile High Music Festival lineup.
Even better, the article introduced us to a much-more-enthusiastic take on the Dave Matthews-headlined festival from Greg Moody, the “Critic at Large” at Denver’s CBS-4.
It's well worth a vist to Moody's own blog to read his complete take on Mile High, which, he notes, has “the patina of the last big blast before back to school gets us back in the groove.”
That’s so true!
There are also reader comments (emphasis added):
4/7/2010 at 9:43 am
What a sweet lineup…. if this were still 1999.
Steven McKenzie says:
4/7/2010 at 4:04 pm
This lineup is shockingly dull. It makes me wish I lived in a more musically progressive city, such as Chicago (Pitchfork, Lollapalooza), Austin (ACL Fest) or Seattle (Sasquatch). They seriously think we’re going to pay good money to see Train? This lineup might appeal to a certain number of hippie burnouts, but anyone who likes contemporary music is going to take a pass. I think the target audience must be the growing number of medical marijuana patients in our state because the festival won’t make any sense unless you’re high.
Of course, there's really no better way to celebrate all of the above than with a couple videos from the Bloomington Brothers. We'll start off with their cover of Dave Matthews' "Where Are You Going," which is really just a thinly-veiled excuse to follow it with their cover of Nickelback's "Photograph," which has nothing at all to do with Mile High but may well be the funniest music parody I've ever seen.