Wednesday, March 05, 2014

KORN AND THE INEVITABLE KANSAS CITY DOWNFALL OF ROCKFEST?!?!



Like it or not, the Rockfest 2014 lineup is rather unimpressive and prosaic . . .

We don't blame Rockfest producers for this somewhat mediocre set of artists with the exception of old school favorites Korn. The reality is that hardcore rock is in desperate need of revival and the genre is now far from its early heyday in the early 2000s.

Still . . . The fun of Rockfest has very little to do with the music and is really about the "interesting" crowds, quite a bit of public nudity and watching the suburban fans trek to Liberty Memorial and often enjoy a tragic mudfest much too close to the porta-potties.

To wit . . .

GIVEN THE LOW-KEY MUSIC LINE-UP: IS ROCKFEST FACING A YEAR OF DECLINE IN KANSAS CITY?!?!?!

This is an important Kansas City question that we will certainly revisit but needed to ask FIRST before anybody else.

Developing . . .

20 Comments:

Anonymous said...

They've had mediocre lineups for 4-5 years now, and they still draw the crowds. Ehh, if it works for them...

Anonymous said...

Oh it's a sell out again this year.

Westport Trucky said...

Cheap entertainment for a day of fun I'm sure it will do good.

Anonymous said...

Is prosaic your new word Tony? Seems to come up a lot in your posts.

Tubby Wassermann said...

That's some highfalutin diction there using prosaic!!
UMKC degree starting to pay off!

Anonymous said...

No hip-hop @ Rockfest...KJ and Tech9 will save the day...along with the SW Blvd Taco Band.

KC Grizzly said...

I go see it for the titays! They are nice.

Anonymous said...

Uh, rock has been dead for quite some time, Tony.

Once Hot Topic engulfed the genre, it became niched like jazz. I mean, you could argue the recent roots rock revival, but that doesn't. In fact, anything a hipster likes is irrelevant. They'd agree with me.

And why are you sounding comparatively tame with this post? I was expecting you to be your usual smart ass. I guess you're partial to nu metal.

Anonymous said...

Last week it was all "betwixt" and shit.

KC LOSER said...

I rock out with me cock out.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't have tangled with Aggie….

Anonymous said...

HELLZ YEAH!

Bobby Pollard said...

Guided By Voices is still rocking twice as hard in their 50s as kids half their age!

Anonymous said...

True dat.

Anonymous said...

hipsters have small cock complex

Anonymous said...

Ya,and u sure can see why with their skinny jeans on

Anonymous said...

The true entertainment is the freak shows and drunks walking around.

Anonymous said...

At least the trailer parks will be empty.

Anonymous said...

10:55 is right. I'd bet less than 20℅ of Rockfest crowd is from metro KC.
That's why the audience doesn't care about trashing the place.

Anonymous said...

It's Gone.