1. A kid in one of those animal suits like the kid in Where the Wild Things Are wears, bouncing around, on E I guess.
2. A lot of drunk teenagers.
3. People in robot costumes being accosted and/or photographed by aforementioned drunk teenagers.
4. Zero beer lines. If every other festival could copy this feature, that would be great. Kthx.
5. About 15 percussionists on stage with Dan Deacon.
6. The Streets.
The Streets is pretty much the main reason I came. I think he did a pretty good job. The mix was a bit off at the beginning, but it got better. Now that I've seen him live, I'm starting to think that maybe it's harder to pull off his stuff live than I thought.
As you may know, Treasure Island is divided into two days - a more electronica-leaning day on Saturday, and a more rock day Sunday. We went to the rock day Sunday last year and had a wonderful time. This time, still fun (mostly thanks to the great company we were with) but just not the same.
Maybe it's because the crowd skewed a good 10 years younger, or maybe because I'm just more of a rock guy than an electronica guy, but I wouldn't go on Saturday again. I mean, the name of this blog is 40 going on 28, not 40 going on 17. I kept expecting Chris Hansen to pop up.
Mad Men recap tomorrow, maybe, unless I can get enough done this morning.