Author Topic: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal  (Read 10514 times)

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Re: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2010, 07:55:38 AM »
Kinetic sounds cool.  I like the name and think I would go if not on contract at the time. 
Thanks for the update.  Newfoundland aint that far from Montreal.  Could ride my stumpjumper if I had to. 
Glad to be tuned into this gunfire station.  Right now I'm on contract in the middle of Labrador and there is not much industrial music out here. 
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Re: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2010, 07:39:50 AM »
I always hear so much about this from my friends on Vampirefreaks( not the lame ones that fake ) H, If I had the money I would love to go. Thing is I don't so I will have to stick to stupid "industrial" nights here in ohio where ... the club sucks.

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Re: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2010, 12:47:41 PM »
I always hear so much about this from my friends on Vampirefreaks( not the lame ones that fake ) H, If I had the money I would love to go. Thing is I don't so I will have to stick to stupid "industrial" nights here in ohio where ... the club sucks.

Hey billiskye92.  I kinda know what you mean.  I had to move from Vancouver to St. John's. Newfoundland.  It was quite an adjustment but I found the right people with the right music.  Bought a turntable as my vynil had been in storage for a long time.  Now with vynil and DG I sure have a decent selection to listen to.  But my job takes me to remote places and where I just got back from in labrador.  They had the net in the main area of hydro production and even had it at this old miserable camp we got shifted to for 2 weeks.  DG was a godsend up there.  Except for the definition of irritation.  Small speakers on a laptop.  Good to be back home and amped up.
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Re: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2010, 08:38:09 AM »
Stumpjumper = awesome \m/

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Re: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2010, 08:10:18 PM »


I'm posting from Canada! I'm in Vancouver though.
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Re: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2010, 06:03:41 AM »
I would love to go... But having the same problem as lexus: no money and it's on the other side of the world.... I'll also have to satisfy myself with summer darkness (wich was pretty good this year)...

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Re: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2011, 09:13:53 PM »
I took a screen shot of the updated lineup from festival-kinetik.net. They added a day to the festival and several more groups. Apparently Suicide Commando has never come to N. America, and they (he?) will be headlining on Monday, May 23.

Tickets start at $48.50 CAD/USD per day, but considering 6 to 8 groups per day, that's still a great price.

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Re: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2011, 11:12:55 PM »
Hmmm.... 2011 looks to be an expensive year.

I was greatly impressed by the lineup already, but the recent addition of SC pretty much makes this mandatory for me now.




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Re: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2011, 12:25:32 PM »
My wife and I got the Diamond and Camo packages, respectively. We will either be staying at the Ritz, her idea, or right across from the Metropolis venue, mine. Are there any other couples or individuals who are going for sure? It would be cool meeting up for an afternoon or evening and seeing who else frequents Digital Gunfire... Especially if you were Québécois/Quebecer since my French hasn't been used in years.
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Re: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2011, 02:32:35 PM »
My roommates, who are swingers, will be there. ;) I think they have their diamond passes already.

I'm not sure which hotel though.

I'm 95% sure I'll be going. I just bought a new car and need to reevaluate my ability to pay for everything, as well as my willingness to fly.  I'm thinking about turning tricks on the weekends for extra money. Might as well get used to being violated so it's not such a shock going through airport security.

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Re: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2011, 01:17:55 AM »
Sigh, i feel ya Drew. i am reeeeeally trying to convince myself to go. i've spent the last year paying down the debt i had accrued for the nearly 4 years previous to that. It feels like i haven't really done much of anything that i really enjoy for what seems like a long ass time. i've only taken 2 real vacations in the past 9 years. The one to California near the end of '08 to see an old friend was, in a word, awesome. i was even poised to move out there except that i got into a bit of trouble here in Michigan that set my plans askew. The second was to D.C. last October and that ended up being a major disappointment due to the people i chose to go with. So i'd love to be able to do this, especially since i haven't been to a concert, much less an industrial concert (i don't really live an industrial lifestyle) and even more much less a Festival!

My brother(roommate) and his wife(another roommate) are trying to pressure me into going to Rock on the Range with them on the very same weekend. About 40 radio-played alternative rock bands for 2 days at $130 US. The 4 hour drive to Columbus, OH is ideal. The main headliner is A Perfect Circle, which i would like to see since i am a huge Maynard fan, but TOOL they are not. After them there are about 6 out of the 40 that i might lay down some hard-earned cash to see. Might, at this point. Because, though i have eclectic taste in music, my first love is always electronic. The rest of them i might have heard on my local alternative radio station on my ride into work once or twice, but probably couldn't tell you who matches what song off the top of my head (does that mean i'm getting 'old'?).

My biggest hem-haw with Kinetik is, of course, the money. i have a week's vacation i have to use before June anyway, so that would be covered. A 10 hour drive to Montreal is really no issue to me as i have done such a similar drive too many times to count. It would probably cost me around $150 US in gas since i have an older Ford Escort. But therein lies the rub. It's really just a 'work' car and i don't know if i trust her for the drive since she never has before (at least not since the engine swap last year).

On the other hand the few flights i've looked into have AirCanada at the cheapest for around $300. Which is irritating since Detroit is a hub for Northwest/Delta and they are literally double that. My buddie's girlfriend works for Spirit but unfortunately they don't fly there =(

And if i were to go, i would have to go Diamond. Then there is lodging, which i would go for 'cheap-as-shit-possible' (and i'm afraid to even look that up yet). So that adds up to a pretty penny. i could almost certainly rearrange some payments on certain things to make it happen...but i argue with myself if i would regret it later. Or would the experience be well worth it? Or would it just end up being another memory? And what is the price of a memory? Is it worth paying down more debt sooner? And what matters that debt and my attempts to pour everything into it if i die tomorrow, yet don't live true to myself?

Anyway, if i were to approach it, say mathematically, as one versus the other (though i am really not that interested in going to RotR) that would be about 7 out of 40 bands from RotR that i would be willing to see for $130 US across 2 days(hotel costs) with driving split minimum 5 ways...Blah, blah..sustenance..blah, blah...drink..blah, blah...souvenirs(?)...blah, blah...comes to about $41 US per band for me personally (i had a formula =P  ) or right around $300 US

Kinetik would be minimum 18 out of 36 bands (at the most current posting i saw) for $310 US all five days; then with minimal room and board and airflight....blah, blah (my formula again), blah, blah...

Hmmmmm....Wow, that, i cannot do at this point. Hopefully they keep it going and i can maybe go some other year =D

In the meantime. no RotR either. the sooner this yoke is removed from my neck the better i suppose ;)
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Re: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2011, 02:02:26 AM »
I might have to go to kinetik. But it's a loooooong drive from portland.

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Re: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2011, 03:01:28 AM »
very $
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Re: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2011, 02:40:15 PM »
I might have to go to kinetik. But it's a loooooong drive from portland.

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Re: Festival Kinetik from May 19 to 22, 2011 in Montreal
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2011, 08:52:53 PM »
as much as i love to come and planned on it before ... i cannot anymore

if everything goes well i will just have started a job, no savings and no claim on vacation days right away

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