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Biggest regrets


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Written on: 27.10.2010 02:12
Evilbjarte
Posts: 142
There's allways a gig or two every year that you miss and regret it afterwards. Maybe you lost track of time, got too drunk or stoned, was too tired, simply didn't know the band until later, or your friends let you know afterwards what you missed.

What's your biggest regrets about a show you didn't see?

I have lots: icon_confused.gif

Puppetmastaz ('04): Just got told afterwards from several friends that it was a great show. (german hiphop performed by puppets)
Ricochets ('04): Came to love them the year following the festival, and never got to see them before they disbanded. Korn (which I saw instead) wasn't that great either.
Dizzee Rascal ('04 and '07): Didn't know his music.
Dresden Dolls ('05): Just got told how excellent this show supposedly was. Cabaret-punk, now how can that go wrong? icon_smile.gif
George Clinton Parliament/Funkadelic ('06): Think I was just really drunk and didn't keep track of time.
The Streets ('06 and '09): Like him alot, was just sitting and drinking beer, and didn't bother to go see him. Stupid.
Gogol Bordello ('06): Was camping way out west, and noone wanted to go check them out with me, so I dropped it. Big mistake. I heard more of them just a week after Roskilde and loved it instantly. Also got told by everyone I know who saw them that it was fucking great.
Immortal Technique ('06): Hadn't heard any of him at that time. When I got into his music, I found out he played Roskilde 06, and got bitter that I didn't check out the program well enough.
Misc. Stones Throw artists ('07): Again, hadn't heard about them. Bummer.
Fanfare Ciocorlia ('07): Didn't know the total awesomeness of balkan brass live at this point.
Slayer ('0icon_cool.gif: God knows. Was just sitting drunk and stoned in the camp, postponing walking to the festival area to the point that I missed the concert. Goddamn I'm ashamed of this icon_frown.gif
Cancer Bats ('09): Just too hot, and too apathetic.
Gallows and Den Sorte Skole ('10): Too late, too tired.
Valient Thorr ('10): Could have seen them, as Gorillaz was late.

Now, what's yours? Don't be ashamed (well, let's see, maybe you should?) icon_wink.gif




Written on: 27.10.2010 14:03
MLindberg
Posts: 138
I missed Kill Screen Music and Mescalin, Baby in Pavillion Junior this year, simply because I didn't knew their music. Mescalin, Baby is not a big deal, because I'm going to see them warm up for The Floor Is Made of Lava in about a month, but man, when I saw those Kill Screen Music-stickers everywere on the camping area, I knew I had fucked up pretty bad icon_biggrin.gif

And I did something even more unforgiveable this year. I went Sunday morning with my friends, because we were pretty exhausted. This is the one thing I regret the most. I missed The National, Pavement, Motörhead and Prince. HOW THE FUCK COULD I LET MYSELF DO IT!? Next year I will so much be there all the time!
Written on: 30.10.2010 16:38
Kong Gulerod
Posts: 467
Placebo (1999) - Didn't know them at that time
R.E.M. (1999) - Was hungry so i was sitting way back eating
Sigur Ros (2006) - Was at the Guns N' Roses concert
Placebo (AGAIN!), The Strokes, Roger Waters (Sunday, 2006) - Was working. A disaster!
Arcade Fire (2007) - No room at Arena and didn't want to stand in the rain.
Kings og Leon (200icon_cool.gif - Not a big regret. But i should have gone to see them after the Veto concert. Wasn't at any other concerts at that time. I actually don't know what i was doing...
2ManyDJs (2009) - Was at the Oasis concert... It would have been much more fun to see 2ManyDJs
Porcupine Tree (2010) - Was at the Gorillaz concert. I hate when I have to choose between "Must see" acts.
Den Sorte Skole (2010) - My fiends wanted to see the Nephew concert...
Written on: 30.10.2010 18:35
Bongo Anders
Posts: 1155
2ManyDJ 's - my friends wanted to se Oasis instead but i saw a really good Balkan band at Astoria instead because Oasis was boooooring.

Steve Angello And Sebastian Ingrosso - only missed out because of the probably worst band description ever.

Beat Torrent - i was to tired to see the show but i could hear it all from my tent at it was very very good.
Written on: 06.11.2010 17:32
MariA
Posts: 159
Nephew in 2007 (didn't knew them), Coldplay (was way too tired to stay and wait for them icon_frown.gif), otherwise NIN could have been really nice to see them and FNM too in 2009.
Written on: 19.11.2010 12:40
MasterMaster
Posts: 1462
The Streets 2008 - just wasnt too familiar with their music
The Chemical Brothers 2008 - same as Streets
Pendulum 2010 - Same time as Muse. Dont regret choosing Muse, but would very much have liked to see both
Kasabian 2010 - was too exhausted
Written on: 20.12.2010 22:52
Karl Otto Metsämäki
Posts: 7
everything in 2010, we just sat in the camp and got f*cked up and missed almost every concert.
Written on: 22.12.2010 00:15
MrWazzup
Posts: 9
2006 - Roger Waters, RF newbie and went home this day
2007 - Bjørk, Muse, Queens of the Stoneage, Red Hot Chili Peppers, missed lots of concert this year because of the rain and mud. Much better being wasted and dry in the camp

These are the ones i remember, but probably missed a lot more.
Written on: 22.12.2010 11:35
Martin Horn Pedersen
Posts: 1273
MrWazzup wrote:

2006 - Roger Waters, RF newbie and went home this day
2007 - Bjørk, Muse, Queens of the Stoneage, Red Hot Chili Peppers, missed lots of concert this year because of the rain and mud. Much better being wasted and dry in the camp

These are the ones i remember, but probably missed a lot more.



Be happy that you missede Red Hot Chili Peppers, we other lost a part of our life we never get back, worst concert in the history of roskilde
Written on: 24.12.2010 13:16
Odin
Posts: 298
Wooden Shjips 2010, wasn't really too drunk, I was just too lazy to go to the festival area, and now Im so sad I didn't go.
Written on: 03.01.2011 23:53
USlander
Posts: 367
Just being so drunk or dead tired because I was drunk during the festival and missing bands or arriving too late to see them in their entirety. Like I missed the Streets, Robyn, Duffy and some other bands because of this. I was also so Drunk at Prince last summer that I couldn't remember any of the songs I wanted to hear.

Funny side story. I was approached by some Norwegian girls who asked me what would it take to stand on my shoulders during Prince. At first I just made them kiss everyone in our group but later on settled for one beer per song they were on my shoulders. There were 3 girls initially involved in this, but other heard about it and started giving me beers as well, and by the time the concert was over I was so wasted that I couldn't remember anything I heard or saw. I did get my friend laid though which was very nice of me ( I have the picture to prove it too!).


Oh and I still have never been to the Cinema! This upcoming summer will be my 5th year in a row and I plan to actually see something. I would also like to go fishing if I can.
Written on: 04.01.2011 01:06
schlindholm
Posts: 391
USlander wrote:

Oh and I still have never been to the Cinema! This upcoming summer will be my 5th year in a row and I plan to actually see something. I would also like to go fishing if I can.


Yay! I'll bring my fishing rod !!!
BBQ – now with FISH!
Written on: 06.01.2011 01:53
USlander
Posts: 367
That's what I was thinking. To actually catch some fish for the BBQ, but I hate gutting my own fish. It grosses me out so I don't want to eat them afterwards.
Written on: 06.01.2011 11:15
Saturnus
Posts: 3048
USlander wrote:

That's what I was thinking. To actually catch some fish for the BBQ, but I hate gutting my own fish. It grosses me out so I don't want to eat them afterwards.


I'll do that for you. As you know I'm from a small fishing village on the west coast and my farther was a fisherman all his life.
Written on: 06.01.2011 17:37
Don Roberto
Posts: 342
My biggest regret is missing the BBQ after being relatively active on the old forum and then not having been active on the new one.
Written on: 22.01.2011 01:22
CampWestBurgerJoint
Posts: 246
Seasick Steve (08?) Hadn't heard about him icon_frown.gif
Written on: 02.05.2011 12:18
Oliver J.A. Franklin
Posts: 17
Pendulum (10) - To stoned
The Prodigy (10) - To stoned
Dizzy Mizz Lizzy (10) - To stoned/tired
Nephew (10) - Was at Den Sorte Skole concert so i couldn't make it

In general i was WAAAAAAAAY to stoned in 10
Written on: 02.05.2011 12:19
Oliver J.A. Franklin
Posts: 17
Pendulum (10) - To stoned
The Prodigy (10) - To stoned
Dizzy Mizz Lizzy (10) - To stoned/tired
Nephew (10) - Was at Den Sorte Skole concert so i couldn't make it

In general i was WAAAAAAAAY to stoned in 10
Written on: 03.05.2011 01:45
Silje Cathrin Olsen
Posts: 18
The Prodigy ('10): Me and my friend were so excited over the fact that we had just seen Muse, and forgot all about Prodigy. The same fall they played in my home town, but I was too wasted to focus on the concert. Double fail.
Written on: 03.05.2011 13:15
beckstrøm
Posts: 12
Missing Gallows after Prodigy, i was standing sleeping under the prodigy concert.. my friends sent me to the campicon_razz.gif
Written on: 21.05.2011 19:59
Lasse Nikolaisen
Posts: 3
I had written a very long text about each of these artists that I missed out on, but it disappeared. So you are going to get a shorter version, without the reasons of regret. In generally I think my advice to people who don't want to have as many gig-regrets as me, would be: don't go to some gig your friends wants to go to when you really want to go and see something else (it might be more social though), if you are tired just go anyway and avoid the orange stage (I have too often been disappointed by established names here, and often the sound is bad aswell).
But also remember that you can't see everything and every year is going to leave you with regrets
Also a lot of the early regrets, is do the fact, that my taste is ever changing and back then I was more of an indie-rock/rock guy then I am now
2006:
The Ex, Ricardo Villalobos, Coldcut, Spank Rock, Animal Collective (I can't believe I went with my friends and saw that (in my POV) overlong and boring Roger Waters concert instead)

2007:
Camera Obscura, Konono N°1 or Boris (bad scheduling), Dizzee Rascal, CSS, Lee Scratch Perry (eventhough everybody said it sucked), Clipse, Bonde do Role, DJ Diplo (at least I was smart enough not to go to the Red Hot Chili Peppers gig), Beirut, Basement Jaxx, Justice

2008:
MGMT, Santogold, Robyn, Neil Young, Girl Talk, No Age or Black Mountain (I just love late-night gigs at Roskilde), Jay Reatard, Jay-Z, Dan Deacon

2009:
Röyksopp, Håkan Hellström, Amadou & Mariam, Steinski, The Very Best, Peter Doherty, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Max Romeo

2010:
Wooden Shjips, Beach House, Prins Thomas, Lindstrøm & Christabelle, Robyn
Written on: 04.06.2011 23:02
cup of coffee
Posts: 101
Karl Otto Metsämäki wrote:

everything in 2010, we just sat in the camp and got f*cked up and missed almost every concert.


haha! but I think there's nothing wrong with that...!
Written on: 06.06.2011 17:07
Kuken Andersson
Posts: 109
Deadmau5 2009 - I worked as a coffee cow and had to wake up just a few hours later, so i had to unwillingly go after watching it from a distance a couple of minutes. Not going to miss it this year, that's for sure. Missed both Röyksopp and Trentemöller that same year for the same reason...

Beach House 2010 - Saw Brother Ali instead.
Written on: 06.06.2011 18:24
Coldblooded
Posts: 1229
Joseph wrote:

Deadmau5 2009 - I worked as a coffee cow and had to wake up just a few hours later, so i had to unwillingly go after watching it from a distance a couple of minutes. Not going to miss it this year, that's for sure. Missed both Röyksopp and Trentemöller that same year for the same reason...

Beach House 2010 - Saw Brother Ali instead.


You didn't miss anything. There were too many people at Beach House, so me and a friend took a good long nap just outside of the Pavilion tent instead to the concert. It was okay-ish.
Written on: 05.07.2011 18:03
Malte Schmidt
Posts: 10
I missed The Strokes this year, aaarargarh! Had just seen James Blake and then we got out in the rain. Everyone wanted to go home to the camp to get some dry clothes on, so we did. We actually had a good time in the camp, but listening to Strokes from our tent wasn't anything close to what it would have been in front of the stage. At least we got some dry clothes for Deadmau5, but still The Strokes beats the mouse-ass anyway.. can't believe I went back to the camp...


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