After losing my music festival virginity to Warped Tour in 2008, it took four years for me to warm up to another. Daytime summer heat and mediocre outdoor venues aside, I got to see two bands I really wanted to see—and cheap. For the price, I couldn’t expect Moogfest.
Moogfest, for me, started two days earlier, in Atlanta. At the Variety Playhouse, I met up with my friend Paul and caught the beginning of opening fodder Girl in a Coma. Sounding something like Karen O-meets-Alanis Morissette’s-odd-vocal-twang over energetic all-girl punk I doubt I’d pay to see again, they still kept me distracted until Cursive hit the stage.
Cursive covered the hits and then some from their eight full-lengths, many from their best known The Ugly Organ, regrettably all I’d heard in full. Hearing more, I knew I had to hear the rest…