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Fantasy Festival 101

Posted on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments22 Comments

There are a lot of music festivals coming up all over the world. After all, summer is the best time to enjoy live music: under the stars and with friends.

While there are so many great events like Download, Sweden Rock, Wacken Open Air, Heavy Mtl, Rocklahoma, South Texas Rock Fest, Bonnaroo and more...a lot of people are disgusted with their respective line-ups. The chances of you finding a festival with your personal dream line-up are slim to none. I want to attend every festival I just mentioned - but there are bands on every single roster I can do without. Such is life.

With that said, why not create a Fantasy Festival? If you were a promoter - and money was seriously no object but you still wanted to sell tickets - who would you book, and why?


We'll say the Bring Back Glam! Festival is three days. Here's my list in no particular order:

Motley Crue
Aerosmith
Lynam
Iron Maiden
Queen with George Michael
Alice Cooper
Poison
RATT
Wig Wam
Bullet for My Valentine
Alleycat Scratch
Crazy Lixx
Crashdiet
Pretty Boy Floyd
Avenged Sevenfold
L.A. Guns
T.Y.R.
Fastway
Metallica
Empyrios
Drugstore Valentine
Vains of Jenna
Def Leppard
Whitesnake
Blue Oyster Cult
Kix

I think it's safe to say I have a diverse list of Metal here. Since we're dealing in fantasy, I am going to set my festival smack dab in the middle of Maui. If this were an actual festival line-up in Maui, your tickets would probably cost $800 - but in BBG! fantasy land, I'll sell you a seat for $300. I promise you'll get leied!

So, do you think you can create a better festival? I dare you.  

 

 

Reader Comments (22)

I'm gonna go with:

Guns n' Roses
Motley Crue
Aerosmith
Skid Row (with Sebastian... fantasy right?)
Metallica
Junkyard
London Quireboys
Buckcherry
L.A. Guns
Faster Pussycat
Sea Hags
Love/Hate
The Dogs D'amour
Bang Tango/Beautiful Creatures
Tesla
Iron Maiden
Avenged Sevenfold
Alice Cooper
Judas Priest
Dio
Dangerous Toys
Hanoi Rocks
Van Halen
Kix
Ozzy Osbourne
Rose Tattoo
Airbourne
Babylon Bombs
Backyard Babies
Poets & Pornstars
Vains Of Jenna
The Wildhearts
Cheap Trick
The Angels
AC/DC
April 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike
Motley Crue
Def Leppard
Ratt
Poison
Guns and Roses (original line up)
Dokken
Skid Row (original line up)
AC/DC
Van Halen
Led Zeppelin
L.A. Guns
Hanoi Rocks
Tesla
The Runaways
Fastway
Kix
Deep Purple
The Rolling Stones

April 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
I forgot..Saxon, Triumph, Blue Oyster Cult and Journey with Steve Perry on vocals.
April 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
How could anyone put Faster Pussycat on their fantasy list after last year ?

The really good bands I missed, I missed b/c I have seen them before.

Judas Priest
Whitesnake
Edguy
Hammerfall
Dirty Looks
Metallica ( with Cliff )
Skid Row ( with Sebastian )
Bon Jovi ( in 1991 )
Ozzy ( also in 1991 )
Extreme
Kix
Deep Purple ( with Ritchie )
Accept
UFO ( w/ Michael Schenker )
Rainbow ( w/ Dio )
Dio ( yeah, he pulls triple duty at MY fest )
Tygers of Pan Tang
Motorhead
Jorn
Iced Earth ( w/ Ripper )
KISS ( Revenge era )
The Angels
Diamond Head

Accept would headline ( who else ? )
April 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
I would add
Endeverafter
Danger Danger
Dokken
Extreme
and King's X
April 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJay
see..I forgot my first band I got into..Kiss..also I forgot Whitesnake..wow that was hard because I love so many bands haha!
April 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
I'm going to roll with Joe's list.But since the festival is in Maui, I'm going to toss in Pink Floyd,as I'd have to awaken my 10 year dormant smoke habit to sample the local wares,and would morethan likely do so during their set...8>)
April 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Christian..awesome list!!!..see..I left out UFO and Rainbow..I knew I'd forget some of my favorites.
April 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Crap! I forgot Danger Danger and Van Halen. Not intentional, but they would be in Maui, too.

--Allyson
April 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
Wow!! I am so honored that you put my band "Drugstore Valentine" in the festival!! The only band I would add would be TUFF... Stevie Rachelle rules!!
April 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Motley Crue
Def Leppard
Whitesnake
Poison
Cinderella
Ratt
Skid Row(original lineup)
Y&T
Dokken
Slaughter
Warrant
Danger Danger
Steelheart
Quiet Riot
Scorpions
AC/DC
Firehouse
Tesla
Endeverafter
CrashDiet
Dirty Penny
Hardcore Superstar
Winger
L.A. Guns
Helix
Babylon A.D.
XYZ
Great White
Lita Ford
Dio
Bangalore Choir
Queensryche
W.A.S.P.
Pretty Boy Floyd
Airbourne
April 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Oh Alllyson, you left Led Zeppelin off the list, but I'm sure it was an oversight.

May I also add:
AC/DC
Alcatrazz
Black Sabbath with Ozzy and original drummer Bill Ward
Judas Priest
Gary Moore
Motorhead
Queensrÿche
Rainbow with Dio
Van Halen; The original 1978 line up
UFO with Michael Schenker
Y&T
And as long as I’m dreaming
Cream

April 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSean
Sorry! I forgot. Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush.

Head hanging in shame.
April 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSean
In no particular order:

Iron Maiden
Scorpions
Y&T
Tyketto
Dirty Penny
Gypsy Pistoleros
Hanoi Rocks
Motorhead
Triumph
Queensryche
Helix
Original G'n R
Night Ranger
The Atomic Punks (they do old VH better than VH themselves)
Dio w/ Vivian Campbell
TNT
Mitch Malloy
Firehouse
Pretty Maids
Big Cock
Vains of Jenna
Aldo Nova
Wild Child (AMAZING Doors tribute)
Storm Large & the Balls
Queen w/ George Michael
Mr. Big
Sammy Hagar
Rush
Silvertide
Tattooed Millionaires
April 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIE
So yeah, this is the list of bands i would have play if i could get anyone i wanted to play my Dream Festival. *no particular order*

Faster Pussycat
Sister
Babylon Bombs
Pretty Boy Floyd
Wrathchild UK
Babylon A.D.
Hanoi Rocks
Poison
Danger
Vains of Jenna
Crazy Lixx
Alleycat Scratch
Crashdiet
Dirty Penny
TigerTailz
Dangerous Toys
New York Dolls
Guns N' Roses
Yngwie Malmsteen
Lynam
Danger Danger
Nitro
Quiet Riot
L.A. Guns
Motley Crue
Blizzard of Ozz (could only be with Randy)
Bon Jovi
Def Leppard
Ratt
Kix
Bang Tango
Alice Cooper
Tesla
Jackyl
W.A.S.P
Y&T
Dio
Scorpions
Megadeth
Hammerfall
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden


April 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStenji
Similar to the rest but couldn't resist posting:

MOTLEY CRUE
ENDEVERAFTER
GUNS N' ROSES
DEF LEPPARD
BUCKCHERRY
TESLA
RATT
METTALICA
POISON
WARRANT
WHITESNAKE

Change the venue to an all inclusive in MEXICO!!!

WHEN DO TICKETS GO ON SALE?? LOL~

oh yea - I really like that Bringbackglamfest - has now F**KING TBA'S - I am tired of being in SUSPENSE!!

Have a good one Allyson!

Hollpass!
April 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHollpass
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER


Mötley Crüe

AC/DC

Led Zepplin

Aerosmith

Dirty Penny

Gypsy Pistoleros

Crashdiet

Vains Of Jenna

Poison

Ratt

Buckcherry

Warrant

The Scream

Endeverafter

Guns N Roses(original)

Van Halen(original)

Ozzy

Black Sabbath(w/ Ozzy)

Black Sabbath(w/ Dio)

Iron Maiden

W.A.S.P

Bon Jovi

Def Leppard

Alice Cooper

Lynam

Hanoi Rocks

Hardcore Superstar

Quiet Riot

Skid Row(w/ Sebastian)

Rolling Stones
April 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercrue dude
... Just as long as we don't have to play the side stage...

I'd add Dogs D'Amour.
April 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
I'd give both my little toes for this line up:

Guns N' Roses (Appetite-era lineup)

Mötley Crüe

Aerosmith

Airbourne

Asphalt Ballet

L.A. Guns (Original)

Buckcherry

Quiet Riot (ofcourse with Kevin DuBrow.. it's dreams right?)

Motörhead

AC/DC

Hell N' Diesel

Brides of Destruction (original)

Poets and Pornstars

Maggot Brain

Velvet Revolver

Vains of Jenna

Slash's Snakepit (1st)

Sister Sin

Panzer Princess

Jackyl

Hanoi Rocks

Dangerous Toys

Charles Manson (Hell Yeah!)

Ozzy Osbourne

Black Label Society

Izzy Stradlin'

Nazareth

Nirvana

Pantera

System of a Down

Skid Row

Stone Temple Pilots

Rose Tattoo

Neurotic Outsiders

Hollywood Roses

And just for the heck of it

The Rolling Stones

April 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterInknsleaze
what about enuff znuff i thought this was bring back glam love to allyson
April 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertommydahl

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