Have you ever been to a single day festival or other day-long events where the bands on the lineup had nothing in common with each other, something along the lines of a country singer followed by an industrial rock band followed by a tween act followed by a jazz trio? What’s the most random lineup you’ve ever experienced?
First of all, we’re not dissing those who like variety in lineups. We love an element of randomness. It reminds us of the old Bill Graham days when the legendary promoter would put several different-sounding bands on the same bill. You had some rock, some R&B, some folk, some blues – it worked.
But we noticed a posting on the website belonging to the NBC television affiliate in the Dallas/Fort Worth area describing the lineup for the 2010 Stockyards Stampede featuring M.C. Hammer, Randy Rogers Band, Everclear and Ryan Bingham and titled, “The Most Random Concert Lineup Ever.”
So what’s the most random lineup you’ve ever experienced? Knock that one around betwixt your ears for a while then take a few seconds to post your accounts in the comment thread below.