The Untitled Interview #149 – Hopscotch Edition: Starring Grant Widmer (Generationals)

If there’s one thing I love, it’s going to a new festival for the first time. And this weekend yours truly shall be heading down to Raleigh for some serious festival goodness in the form of Hopscotch. With a varied, all sorts of awesome lineup, I have no doubt this weekend will be a hot diggity dog dandy. I tracked down some of the most interesting out-of-town prospects playing Hopscotch this year to get their collective take on the joys of fests.

It’s been over three months since I said a peep about my favorite New Orleansians Generationals, which is just about three months too long. The boys from the Big Easy have been touring the heck out of their second record, Actor-Caster, and being ever-greedy with live bands I love I’m stoked to get the chance to see them once again in this year 2011. Below, guitar/vocal dual threat Grant Widmer talks festival turkey. Hey bands, ready your cheese platters.

Fuzzy Logic: How are you getting to Hopscotch: plane, train, or automobile?

Grant Widmer: Automobile! I'm terrified of planes. No I'm not. But yea, automobile.

FL: Inevitably, you will forget to pack:

GW: Phone charger. And then I will pretend that it is impossible to replace and I will use that as an excuse to not return any calls for the entire tour.

FL: How many shows will you be playing?
GW: 10 shows and at least one mini/acoustic set.

FL: Band you're most looking forward to seeing at the festival?
GW: Too many choices! Diamond Rings, The Love Language, Lower Dens.

FL: What's the first thing you plan on doing upon arrival in Raleigh?
GW: I will probably ask someone how to get to Weaver Street Market and they will say "That's in Carrboro" and I will make a kinda like a dick face.

FL: What was the first festival you ever attended, either as a musician or member of the general public?
GW: The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. It's a very big deal in New Orleans. I remember going as a little kid and watching bands in some of the tents. It's an amazing festival.

FL: Favorite thing about festivals?
GW: Ripping on other bands!! Jk. Hanging with other bands! We usually know some other people from other bands since we've played a decent amount of fests in the past couple of years. So we like to find the bands we know and see if we can horn in on their cheese platters.

mp3: Ten-Twenty-Ten (Generationals from Actor-Caster)


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