Why is Dispatch my choice for this slot? Simple, I never thought I’d have the opportunity to see one of my favorite bands live. When they broke up I was crushed as a music fan and having not seen them live before. When the announcement came they had reunited and were going back on tour last year, I was elated. And now I will finally have the chance to see the fellas live; everything else going on at the festival stops for me when Dispatch takes the stage.
To tell you the impact this band has had on my generation, Dispatch recorded a documentary “The Last Dispatch” to turn the final two shows into a DVD/CD. Expecting 10,000-30,000 fans, 110,000 showed up! That doesn’t just happen! Three guys from the east coast redefined independent music and a legion of fans followed. There were a few one off shows here and there (MSG, look it up) and each had side projects but nothing can signify what it means (at least to me) how thankful and happy I am to see this band back together.
Now on the biggest stage, Dispatch, will bring that musical joy and I hope everyone comes over to hear this special show.
Saturday June 09, Which Stage, 08:30 PM