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The Wall of Sound Festival '07

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Nearly two weeks ago, I traveled eastward on an excursion to the Lone Star State. I expected Texas to be a hostile experience filled with unnecessarily aggressive, booze-fueled behemoths. You know the truck driving, cowboy kind. My weekend trip proved it to be quite the opposite. I arrived at LaGrave Field, home of Ft. Worth's AAA baseball team, bright and early for the 3rd annual Wall of Sound Festival. Considering all of our Spector coverage, I figured it would only be fitting to attend a music festival with such a name. I must also confess that I couldn't resist the stellar line-up of Indie rock heavyweights Explosions In The Sky, Pinback, Midlake, Ghostland Observatory, and The Books . As I checked in, I saw Austinist on the press list. I was determined to find one of these fine folk and bond over, what my friend has properly coined, the ist-evers.

After being completely misdirected by a series of inept persons, I found my way to the terribly neglected Stage Three. There were two massive main stages on the actual baseball field. So while one band played their forty minute set on one stage, the other band set up. However, this Stage Three business resided outside of, but within a close enough vicinity to, the baseball diamond. Unfortunately, all you could really hear was the main stage acts.