Solid Sound contest

solid sound posterThe Solid Sound Festival, the three day festival at MASS MoCA "curated" by Wilco, is coming up the weekend of August 13. Tickets are $91 for all three days. But here's a way you might be able to score a free pass. From the promoters:

"Wilco has announced the return of their semi-regular photo contest. 1st round begins now through July 7 and is open to any quality photographs with the theme "Summer + throwing in a little Wilco can't hurt." A group of 15 finalists will be selected and posted on the Solid Sound website on July 11 for final round democratic voting, July 13-19. Winners will be announced shortly after voting closes. Prizes range from shirts & mugs to weekend Solid Sound Festival passes + hotel.

The lineup for Solid Sound includes Wilco (of course) and bunch of other musical acts, plus other performers such as comedian Kristen Schaal.

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Dear friends of mine that are super into photography,

Please do this, win, and bring me.

Thanks.

@lola: the lineup isn't *that* hot. Is it? Dude, Kristen Schaal lives in *your house*.

At least they allow you to "retain all intellectual property rights"... besides "granting an irrevocable perpetual, nonexclusive license to Authorized Parties, to reproduce, distribute and display [...] in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to [...] etc.". And your first born as usual.

@-S, you know me oh too well. I wouldn't really go with you if you won, I'm just acting cool for the world of the interwebz. I can't get into Wilco at all.

Well, my initial idea was a photo of throwing a Wilco album into a lake. So I think that kind of dovetails with you not being able to get into them, in a way.

I hoping this becomes an annual event... Wilco will eventually run out of side-project bands to book and the concert could become much more diverse ;)

I'd love to see The Books... but not for 91 bucks.

Re: The Books. Why are there so many expensive festivals this year, and why is every band I want to see playing at them, instead of at regular shows that I would gladly pay to see?

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