Started by MMJTX, Apr 27, 2021, 10:26 AM
Quote from: unravelled on Aug 29, 2021, 12:44 AMThe four song opener looks like a four song encore on paper. 1. Victory Dance2. Off the Record3. Magheetah4. Circuital
Quote from: Towski on Aug 29, 2021, 12:32 PMIt was a complete disaster. HourS long lines for food and drinks. Even water refill station were an hour long while waiting on asphalt in the sun and 95F. So bad that we ate night two of hotel and rented a car to drive home a day early. MMJ was awesome as always...but I'll never go to Railbird again. Ever.
Quote from: YimYodd on Aug 29, 2021, 09:19 AMJohnWhat a performance!!!Thanks for the awesome video, loved the Disco Ball closeup .I didn't make it to the show, after much consideration.No lodging, 3 hour drive, heat index, arthritic knees (not Shaky) & attending to see only the boys finally dissuaded me from attending.I was able to watch a couple of fb streamers and the boys sounded great.Highlites for me were Wonderful & RSG, Steam, and Touch Me 2 >>> OBH.Hope to see you in STL.
Quote from: Mr. White on Aug 29, 2021, 05:44 PMMy Railbird Festival 2021 experience wasn't as frustrating for me as it was for the average person. I went in knowing I wasn't going to buy anything there (except maybe a poster or something after the show was over - I didn't even do that). I had my last toilet break just as we exited the parking area. I had my Camelback Classic with me and made my way to the line for free water. We got through the entrance gate at 3:30, and it took me about 20 minutes to wait in line for water. I then made my way to the left of center side (cheap side with no VIP cut-out section up to the rail) and found a good piece of unclaimed grass and sat down about halfway between the soundboard tent and the front rail. I listened to my first act seated right there. After people left that stage to go over to the other stages, I decided to make my way to the center railing that divided the left and right half and provided for the cable runs and the crew to move up and down (you all know what I'm talking about). I was able to get right behind a couple who had brought a blanket, an umbrella and other stuff and were permanently camped out there (until about a third of the way through MMJ's set and they move out). That meant I had the center rail to lean on for old man health reasons and nobody pushing past me to get right in front of me. I talked to a few of the people in my immediate area and saw and waved down two friends from here on the Forum and spoke with them a few minutes. Besides that, I kept to myself, tried to conserve energy, drank slowly on my Camelback water supply, and waited for my favorite band to take the stage. There was a 25 minute delay in them going on (they started at 9:25 instead of 9:00), so that might have effected the on stage time quite a bit, but I still don't see why they couldn't have just said the hell with it, we're playing longer. These fans deserve it. Anyway, I did enjoy my time at the Railbird Festival, but that's simply because I came prepared, had on the right clothing (even snuck in a large chunk of ice in my neck wrap that lasted about an hour), conserved my energy by never moving from my chosen spot, and waited to rock out till the end (the other acts weren't very rockin'). Also, the 25 minute delay might have been some sort of electrical or soundboard cable run issue. They started pushing road cases down the center path toward the stage and pulled up the right side of cables right around the time MMJ were supposed to take the stage. I mentioned it to one of the crew working security, and he said he had no idea and didn't know what in the world it could be related to. My friend and his wife said the sound wasn't mixed right in their opinion from where they were way back in the field. Earlier in the day, a lady behind me that I had been talking with mentioned that something seemed off with the sound during that particular band's performance. She said something like it had too much reverb. I don't know. I had my earpeace hearing protection in for the entire festival (I've been having some hearing issues lately and didn't want to take any chances at a festival). Hope there is an audience recording of the show though. That's it. I'm back on the mend with a good helping of MMJ's Healing Music!