What Could Have Been
Any good music festival can be measured not only by the artists one saw perform, but also those that were missed due to scheduling conflicts. Reviews and social media highlight these lost opportunities; here are a few of mine from the 2018 Hopscotch weekend.
Lee Ranaldo (a painful choice to miss in conflict with Sleep); Hailu Mergia, Gang Gang Dance, No Age (who I haven’t seen since the 2009 All Tomorrow’s Parties with Bob Mould), Circuit Des Yeux (who I caught the last two songs and convinced me I might have missed the resurrection of Nico) , Mary Lattimore & Meg Baird (made slightly easier having seen Mary Lattimore during the Friday Day Party), and the solo percussion performance from Joe Westerlund (who I saw for five minutes and soon thereafter searched and purchased his online releases).[/nextpage]