Talabot expressed equal excitement about the concluding moments of the festival. Standing in the sun the next morning, system still bumping, surrounded by old and new friends, fellow artists, fans and members of the industry, from Singapore to Mexico and further still.
Does anyone care what a music journalist thinks, when we can so easily just decide for ourselves? I think people do. We check to see how our experiences compare to those whose opinions we admire, or simply to know what others are saying.
Controversy trumps content, music journalism has been boiled down to hashtags, and we'll take a summary, or better yet, a GIF, over a direct quote. The lines have, indeed, blurred. I'll be interested to see what people have to say.
With the festival's three main "days" running from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m., bikini tops and booty shorts were few and far between. Concertgoers instead opted for a subdued style that was as definitively post-punk as the lineup itself.