Yep the time is drawing nearer for this year’s My Coke Fest 2009.
Not so long ago I did a bit of a negative posting on this year’s festival, which I still consider for good reason.
The line up for the 2009 Coke Fest lacks the oomf that last year’s amazing bands delivered.
What went wrong? Who was responsible for gathering up this year’s headline bands?
All I know is that Coca Cola is going to have to pull out some major stops to be a success.
When I think about the South African Coke Fest, I really have to exhale a rather teary sigh, as it always takes me back to 2006 when I was living in London and went to the Download metal festival.
Ok first off, I know that South Africa hasn’t got the ability to put together a music festival on the scale that international spots can….the money isn’t there and neither is the crowd support.
I have been waiting with baited breath for the release of the next big headlining name for Coke Fest and I really thought they would save the best till last….who would it be, Trivium, Devil Driver, Iron Maiden….no, no it turns out to be The red jumpsuit apparatus…red jumpsuit frigging WHAT?
Sorry guys but can you please help me understand this choice, are you on a budget? Did the other band choices contract a deadly disease and can’t make it?
Not 1, not 2….BUT 3 bloody emo bands on the headlining list.
Bullet for my valentine (who I have seen already and seriously weren’t anything amazing), Panic at the disco and now The red jumpsuit apparatus.
I honestly feel sick to my stomach.
What is Coke Fest going to give us that will satisfy the appetites of those who actually want to mosh?
Because let’s face it Snow Patrol and Oasis will NOT deliver in this regard.
Oasis is of course a rock band that is extremely well known and yes they have a handful of songs worth a damn, but I’m still mystified over their selection….and talking of budgets, these okes don’t come cheap.
Snow Patrol are cool and I enjoy their music when I’m chilling but they don’t help the rockers plight either.
As far as I know the line up isn’t complete and there will possibly be another big international band to be added to the list.
Who will it be? Roxette, Vanilla Ice…or maybe Ace of base??? Kill me now.
Just to punish myself I went onto the Download Festival site to see their line up….I know I shouldn’t compare as it’s not fair on local organizers…or for local moshers, but here take a lookie:
Slipknot, The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson, Dream Theatre, Korn, Motley Crue, ZZ Top, Whitesnake, Limpbizbit, Billy talent, Dragonforce, Killswitch engage….oh and just to top it off Devil Driver and Trivium.
*SOB SOB* it makes me wanna cry big ass drops of metal tears.
This just isn’t fair is it LOL.
Just bear in mind that Download is over the course of a weekend not just a single evening like My Coke Fest.
But yeah, I still haven’t bought a ticket for My Coke Fest 2009 and I highly doubt that I will be attending…so far it’s just not enough to suck me in.
Come on Coca Cola!! Make My Coke Fest 2009 GREAT.