Monday, June 16, 2008

NEWS: Pearl Jam Screws Kanye West

Ouch Pearl Jam, why'd you go an do that?

West had been scheduled to take the main stage at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival at 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning. While the sleepy thousands in the audience waited, a message on the jumbotrons told them West’s show would be delayed until 3:15 a.m., and when that didn’t happen, that he would start at 3:30. West didn’t hit the stage until 4:25 a.m.

The delay was caused by problems setting up West’s elaborate stage set, which included an interplanetary landscape of a wavy black platform with a slanted floor in the middle and a video screen above. West performed a spectacular galactic-themed concert complete with interaction with his spaceship, a disembodied female voice named Jane (a kind of sexier HAL).

Ken Weinstein, a spokesman for the annual festival held on a 700-acre site south of Nashville, said the delay was simply a matter of unloading the Pearl Jam stage (the band went an hour past its scheduled end time, playing until about 1:15 a.m.) and loading the West stage.
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5 Comments:

Blogger Cal Ulmann said...

Sounds like everyone needed to hire more roadies

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pearl Jam played for an extra hour...West was over two hours late...you do the math. Kanye screwed up and his roadies should be fired.

13:20  
Anonymous manicmailman said...

wasn't pearl jam the headliner? i heard kanye wanted to play later when it was dark because of the whole glow in the dark thing (he was originally at 8 something)..

so how could pearl jam 'screw' kanye... they were the headliners!! i should hope they play a crazy 3 hour set!!...

kanye's big... pjs bigger... when k's been around for 17 years and has a crazy loyal following like pj does then he can pull that crap..

08:55  
Anonymous hip hop said...

manicmailman you're right on the dot on that one

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