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(New Musical Express)   Lady Gaga told that's nacho stage after SXSW refuses to let her play a concert trapped in a giant Doritos vending machine   (nme.com) divider line 32
    More: Silly, SXSW, Lady Gaga, Doritos, City of Austin, Doritos vending machine, Stereogum, the O2 Arena, The City  
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2014-02-27 08:06:58 AM  
I'm unclear whether or not the venue looks like a Doritos vending machine all the time, or only when Lady Gaga is there.  The article could be more specific.
 
2014-02-27 08:23:06 AM  
I'd have paid top dollar to see that concert, on one condition: at the end of the show, they encase her and the vending machine in concrete and bury it in the ocean floor
 
2014-02-27 08:24:00 AM  
Cant.. parse.. headline..  Is this a "purple monkey dishwasher" meme?
 
2014-02-27 08:29:44 AM  
This chick is dumb. Doesn't she have enough millions of dollars? What is the end game here?
 
2014-02-27 08:40:17 AM  

Lord Soth: Cant.. parse.. headline..  Is this a "purple monkey dishwasher" meme?


The article isn't any more clear.
 
2014-02-27 08:47:44 AM  
Don't mix up Subby's headline and the article's headline and it makes perfect sense.
It is a temporary stage that looks like a vending machine, without enough space for the crowd that Austin thinks she will draw.
 
2014-02-27 08:50:17 AM  
She's an Art Chick.  Them girls are nuttier than a fruitcake but sometimes I like a little crazy,

I think she's pretty talented, in a David Bowie  sort of way. The music's not my thing, but it's what's currently popular.  Bowie came around during the Art House(read drug fueled) era of WTF music.  I love me some Spiders from Mars, but the extent he took the staging and costuming.  That's Gaga in a different time period.
 
2014-02-27 08:55:53 AM  

Stan Lee's Ghost: She's an Art Chick.  Them girls are nuttier than a fruitcake but sometimes I like a little crazy,

I think she's pretty talented, in a David Bowie  sort of way. The music's not my thing, but it's what's currently popular.  Bowie came around during the Art House(read drug fueled) era of WTF music.  I love me some Spiders from Mars, but the extent he took the staging and costuming.  That's Gaga in a different time period.


Yeah, I don't seek her out, but her music is more tolerable than most pop music, for me.  She's cute, voice isn't too bad, but she sometimes gets pretty darned weird in her quest for attention.
 
2014-02-27 08:56:27 AM  

Stan Lee's Ghost: I think she's pretty talented, in a David Bowie sort of way.


Bingo.  Exactly what I was thinking.  Except Bowie is more talented.  Not that I don't like Lady Gaga, but if I had to pick one....

/I think her videos are amazing, though...
 
2014-02-27 08:58:14 AM  
I think subby's intention was for you to read 'nacho' in the headline as 'not yours'.  Get it?
 
2014-02-27 09:19:57 AM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: I think subby's intention was for you to read 'nacho' in the headline as 'not yours'.  Get it?



Cool Ranch definitely wouldn't have worked at all
 
2014-02-27 09:22:58 AM  
Headline is corny.
 
2014-02-27 09:34:10 AM  
An all Doritos vending machine would be pretty cool.  I'm sure that is a real thing though, right?  I don't see many vending machines anymore.

Also, I never really cared for Lady Gaga... till I saw her Muppets special.  She has a well developed sense of style/humor.
 
2014-02-27 09:41:36 AM  
Here's the stage:

i.imgur.com

Now with added Hipster-douchebag Instagram goodness.

So... not a part of Lady Gaga's act, normally.
 
2014-02-27 09:42:51 AM  

Alphax: I'm unclear whether or not the venue looks like a Doritos vending machine all the time, or only when Lady Gaga is there.  The article could be more specific.


We built the tallest, boldest stage at SXSW: a 62-foot-tall, functional Doritos vending machine powered by Tweets.


Everything utterly grotesque about SXSW summed up in one sentence.

/Putting on onion belt.
 
2014-02-27 09:46:11 AM  
www.myawardshows.com
 
2014-02-27 09:50:25 AM  

InmanRoshi: [www.myawardshows.com image 850x566]


So basically, any concert on that stage is just a Dorito's commercial?
 
2014-02-27 09:52:35 AM  
Stupid article is stupid and submittard is stupid for not finding out the real info.

It's not SXSW that won't let her play, it's the Austin permit board. Where Doritos wants to hold the venue is in this tiny little parking lot of a restaurant down off of Red River and Congress. It'll hold 800 people at maximum. They've already had problems with SXSW and this particular venue over the years with several concerts being way over maximum attendance. At one point, they had to bring in semis to block off the street to stem the flow of people.

Both she and Doritos were told they would need to find a larger venue if they wanted this to go forward. Neither have responded thus far.
 
2014-02-27 09:55:22 AM  
Could be worse.  The stage could be shaped like a golfball dimpler.

*dodges multitudes of thrown objects*
 
2014-02-27 09:56:20 AM  
www.nme.com

That unfortunate black on the right looks like he got his tongue stuck to a human disco ball.
 
2014-02-27 09:56:42 AM  
i.stack.imgur.com

Ignore my previous post. I was looking at a different article, which was extremely light on details, than the one linked. My apologies, subby.
 
2014-02-27 10:12:26 AM  

LectertheChef: InmanRoshi: [www.myawardshows.com image 850x566]

So basically, any concert on that stage is just a Dorito's commercial?


And INTERACTIVE Dorito's commercial!!!
 
2014-02-27 10:15:41 AM  

dangelder: This chick is dumb. Doesn't she have enough millions of dollars? What is the end game here?


She performs that way
 
2014-02-27 10:35:43 AM  

SXSW is a good reason to get the hell out of Austin for Spring Break.

My favorite part of the whole deal is watching the dumbass out-of-town hipsters trying to flag down a cab.

Austin cabs won't respond to that, they are dispatched.

So, when they try to hail a cab, I wave back.




2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-27 10:57:22 AM  
Maud Dib


SXSW 20 years ago was pretty fun. SXSW 2014, hell no. I even used to run sound for them and make a nice penny amongst all the "volunteers". Now, It's a shiat show, most people I know just rent out their places, and get the hell out of town. Me? I just take lots of pictures of hipsters and laugh my ass off....
 
2014-02-27 12:05:01 PM  

FlippityFlap: Maud Dib


SXSW 20 years ago was pretty fun. SXSW 2014, hell no. I even used to run sound for them and make a nice penny amongst all the "volunteers". Now, It's a shiat show, most people I know just rent out their places, and get the hell out of town. Me? I just take lots of pictures of hipsters and laugh my ass off....


This
 
2014-02-27 12:40:46 PM  

FlippityFlap: Maud Dib


SXSW 20 years ago was pretty fun. SXSW 2014, hell no. I even used to run sound for them and make a nice penny amongst all the "volunteers". Now, It's a shiat show, most people I know just rent out their places, and get the hell out of town. Me? I just take lots of pictures of hipsters and laugh my ass off....


Perhaps San Diego is fortunate that Street Scene died then. We still have the OTL thing, but the only likely hardcore commercialization that could happen with that demographic is Depends, Centrum Silver and Viagra.
 
2014-02-27 01:58:09 PM  

Maud Dib: SXSW is a good reason to get the hell out of Austin for Spring Break.


FlippityFlap: Maud Dib


SXSW 20 years ago was pretty fun. SXSW 2014, hell no.


Lots of this.  Unfortunately, a company that I own is going to be involved in SXSW this year, so I'm stuck.  At least I'll have the privilege to miss a giant Doritos commercial.
 
2014-02-27 02:03:06 PM  

Stan Lee's Ghost: She's an Art Chick.  Them girls are nuttier than a fruitcake but sometimes I like a little crazy,

I think she's pretty talented, in a David Bowie  sort of way.


Riight. Wake me he learns to play piano at 4 or is granted early admission to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
 
2014-02-27 03:07:01 PM  
In the 1980s Austin was a small, sleepy college town with a great local music scene with a lot of talented bands.    Many of those bands went unnoticed and unsigned by the major record labels because Austin was so far removed from NYC, LA and Nashville.    To help get them exposure, and ultimately a record deal, the local music enthusiasts and music people decided to create a grass roots music festival to showcase unsigned bands.   It was mostly meant to be regional unsigned bands, but it was such a good idea many national bands decided to get in on the act.   They lured the record label A&R guys out with free booze, food and the chance to cull from a concentrated pool of talent rather than scour every dive bar in Topeka and Des Moines looking for The Next Big Thing.

It was a great success.   So much so that music journalists and scenesters started to take notice (also enticed by free flowing booze and food).   Then the record labels thought "Hey, since Spin and Rolling Stone are down there anyway, how about we use the festival to showcase our already newly signed bands to try to create some buzz about them?".  This was also a stunning success, which brought even more journalists and  scenesters and deli tray vultures.   Then with all those journalists, scenesters and deli tray vultures  gathered around, they thought "Hey this would be a good way to promote films", and SXSW Film Festival was tacked on.  This brought even more  journalists, scenesters, deli tray vultures and critics.    Then the late 90s/early 2000s happened with the proliferation of the internet.   This brought even more journalists, scenesters, deli tray vultures, critics and now bloggers.   Then the gigantic major label acts said "Hey, this would be a good platform to launch my new mega-project.     This brought in even journalists, scenesters, deli tray vultures, critics, bloggers and now mainstream news.   Then they decided to tack on SXSW Interactive ... this brought even more even journalists, scenesters, deli tray vultures, critics, bloggers, mainstream news and now douchey dot com venture capitalists.

Now it's nothing more than a weeklong corporate marketing festival, where any mega-corporation coming out with a new automobile/beer/snack widget intended for the  19-44 target demo pitches the widget to a herd of board, hungover, dead eyed laminate pass zombies looking for freebies.

But still, feel free to stop by and dump all of your disposable income into our local economy for a week.
 
2014-02-27 09:47:00 PM  

Caelistis: Stupid article is stupid and submittard is stupid for not finding out the real info.

It's not SXSW that won't let her play, it's the Austin permit board. Where Doritos wants to hold the venue is in this tiny little parking lot of a restaurant down off of Red River and Congress. It'll hold 800 people at maximum. They've already had problems with SXSW and this particular venue over the years with several concerts being way over maximum attendance. At one point, they had to bring in semis to block off the street to stem the flow of people.

Both she and Doritos were told they would need to find a larger venue if they wanted this to go forward. Neither have responded thus far.


They have no response (other than "what? nobody says no to us!"). The city isn't even accepting permit applications any more. They had to cut off applications before the deadline because there are too many events. Every venue is booked already and they can't apply for a new outdoor space even if they could find one.

Too Many SXSW Events? City Stops Accepting Permit Applications Before Deadline
 
2014-02-27 10:00:10 PM  

Maud Dib: SXSW is a good reason to get the hell out of Austin for Spring Break.My favorite part of the whole deal is watching the dumbass out-of-town hipsters trying to flag down a cab.Austin cabs won't respond to that, they are dispatched.So, when they try to hail a cab, I wave back.


[2.bp.blogspot.com image 476x306]


I've hailed plenty of cabs. Because I'm so damned handsome is probably why they stop.

But for realz, they push that hail-a-cab app.  Is it on Android yet?

I forgot that SXSW was this weekend. It's supposed to be miserable outside.  Good.
 
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