Brooklyn Vegan sorta summed it up, but to reiterate, the lineup for Vegoose is really tough to pass on. I know I travel a lot to music festivals, and one more does seem like one too many, but I have a free flight on JetBlue to use and it seems like the perfect time to use it. I've also never been to Vegas as an adult, and I have a hard time just going for a random vacation (so much else to do in the world!) This would provide the proper cover/excuse to make it there.
The lineup hasn't filled out quite yet, but what has been announced is a fairly unbelievable combination of, well, the most incredible live acts currently touring and a bunch of bands I'd like to see who I probably wouldn't if they toured through NYC. My justification for attending music festivals, aside from the atmosphere and locale, is just that. To see those few larger than life bands play in front of a massive crowd, and get a chance to check out those bands I'm interested in, but wouldn't wanna devote an entire night and ticket cost to it. Lemme break it down..
Tier 1: The best live acts today:
Tier 2: Legendary bands I feel like I need to see once more (at least as an adult):
Rage Against the Machine
Tier 3: Bands I like that have gotten too big/expensive to see individually at home:
Tier 4: Bands I probably wouldn't pay to go see separately, but am very interested in checking out:
Sound Tribe Sector 9
Tier 5: Bands I just plain like:
Ghostface w/ a full band
*Based of rumor and reputation, not on personal experience.
So with half the lineup, more or less, up there, this seems pretty exciting. Sure, there are bands I could not care less about such as moe. and Cypress Hill, but that's about it. I'm excited to hear the rest of the bands announced. I suspect there will be a handful more tier 4 and 5's to be added. Its getting to the point where the only thing left to decide what hotel to stay at on the Strip...