My experience at the 2008 ATP Festival, curated by My Bloody Valentine.
One of my all time favorite shows and best festival experience, hands down, was the 2008 All Tomorrow’s Parties curated by My Bloody Valentine in NY. Aside from being the first US show for MBV in over 2 decades, the vibe was amazingly intimate for a festival and it felt like you were seeing all the bands in small clubs. And since it was in the middle of nowhere, all the bands were staying at the hotel so I couldn’t turn my head without seeing someone awesome like Mr. Kevin Shields.
I also got to eat lunch in between A Silver Mount Zion (Godspeed) and Dinosaur Jr. Another memorable moment was when we were watching And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. Mogwai were set to start on another stage and I was debating if I should leave early, but when I turned around to head out, I realized mogwai was watching trail of dead right behind me. So I stayed! – Dennis Marrero