You know, we here at RFT Music get a little jaded sometimes. We're so used to concert announcements clogging our inboxes that we just yawn when embargoes are up, and we're finally allowed to tell you about all the secret information we've been hoarding. That's why instead of reading stuff in black and white, it was neat to witness the Twitter reactions as Lux of 105.7 FM (The Point) announced the Pointfest 2014 lineup Monday afternoon.
And by "neat," we of course mean "hilarious." Watching (mostly) teenage tweeters scream rapturous declarations of love for their favorite bands or deride any and all announced bands as pieces of shit their dogs wouldn't eat was outstanding entertainment for an hour. This was some after-school special, Dawson's Creek-type stuff, with bad spelling and extraneous exclamation points as the My So-Called Life topper.
Below, we've collected priceless tweets about each band that @Lux1057 announced on Twitter, and in the order she announced them. To give you the full scope of OMG-I'M-GONNA-DIE-SO-MANY-FEELINGS that we experienced (and, OK, laughed at), we've got pro and con tweets for each band.
1) THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT (@AIRBORNE_TOXIC):
I want to go to point feat just to see @Airborne_Toxic pleaseeeee omg— Olivia Toombs (@putyouinaTOOMBs) March 3, 2014
1) The Airborne Toxic Event - not too excited yet...— Matt Klotz (@StrwrbySmoothie) March 3, 2014
2) AFI (@AFI):
3) THE OFFSPRING (@OFFSPRING):
The Offspring are playing Pointfest! Fuuuckckckck yaaaaaa!— Alec Wilson (@Alec_notAlex) March 3, 2014
I kinda wanna see the offspring but the fact that they'll be at point fest completely nullifies that— keith craig (@_sharkeitha) March 4, 2014
4) CROSSES (@CROSSESMUSIC):
Crosses at pointfest..... I'm sold!!!— Mr. J (@therealSapaw) March 3, 2014
Continue for more angst.
5) THE ORWELLS (@THEORWELLS):
I've never heard of The Orwells until they were just announced, but I like them— Tommy (@tomroe93) March 3, 2014
The Orwells? Pointfest is looking terrible so far.— Brett, YDG? (@BerkoPlaysBass) March 3, 2014
6) BLUE OCTOBER (@BLUEOCTOBER):
7) NEON TREES (@NEONTREES):
Can The Point just bring in Bad Religion instead of Neon Trees?— Jeff Milovich (@TheHEELSerbian) March 4, 2014
8) BAND OF SKULLS (@BANDOFSKULLS):
SERIOUSLY!? THAT'S THE POINTFEST LINE UP!? I WAITED A YEAR FOR THAT GARBAGE!? Definitely not what it used to be and it makes me sad— Leah Romine (@DeFutureMrsBelk) March 4, 2014
Nobody gives a shit about Morning Parade. Womp womp.
9) THE HEAD AND THE HEART (@HEADANDTHEHEART):
GAH!!! THE HEAD AND THE HEART IN STL AT POINTFEST?! Who's trying to give me a heart attack?— Dr. Sass McSquiggles (@Sam_McK) March 4, 2014
9) The Head & The Heart - umm... This us definitely turning into an "Alternative" festival and not a "Rock" festival— Matt Klotz (@StrwrbySmoothie) March 3, 2014
10) MORNING PARADE (@MORNINGPARADE):
We actually didn't find any tweets that claimed excitement for Morning Parade. For real.
Head and the Heart, Morning Parade, and Chelsea Wolfe. There is nothing that can change my opinion that Pointfest is done.— Brett, YDG? (@BerkoPlaysBass) March 3, 2014
11) QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (@QOTSA):
OMG Queens of the Stone age are going to be at Pointfest I just had a mangasm.— Jake Kuhl (@jakeup12) March 3, 2014
Kinda glad I can't go to Pointfest this year since its gonna be Suckfest instead.— Lauren Bundy (@lbundy90) March 4, 2014
Related note: You'll see Chelsea Wolfe on the Pointfest poster, but Lux didn't announce her.
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