After Flaming Lips member Steven Drozd had an unfortunate medical issue come up, the band was forced to cancel a number of dates. Many fest attendees speculated that a cancellation was coming, but an official announcemnt wasn’t made until yesterday. Sorry to those Wayne Coyne & co fans, but….
…Hangout organizers couldn’t have picked a better replacement. I would like to experience the Flaming Lips show once, but this fest was lacking hip-hop. People rave about The Roots’ ability to bring the party, so can you imagine what it will be like on the beach?
Besides, I can cross another name of my hip-hop concert bucket list:
Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg (together) – Up In Smoke Tour
Ice Cube – Up In Smoke Tour
Eminem – Up In Smoke Tour, Anger Mgmt Tour
DMX – Cash Money/Ruff Ryders Tour
Nas – random concert at DTE
Lupe Fiasco – Lollapalooza ’08
Kanye West – Lollapalooza ’08
Jay-Z – Philips Arena, Feb ’10
The Roots – Hangout Fest soon
OutKast – ??
Whether or not there will be an oil clean-up necessary? I’ll kindly worry about that (and help clean) when it happens. No need to speculate right now.