Ok, so yesterday we spent most of our workday trying to solve the word puzzle of all word puzzles, one which, when completed, would reveal who will be making up Lollapalooza‘s 2010 bill. Yesterday, we were given only the letter “o” as a hint, which led us to believe that acts like Gogol Bordello, The New Pornographers, The National, Spoon, and Fuck Buttons would be playing. Then, using our ability to count, we concluded names like Yeasayer, The Black Keys, MGMT, and David Byrne would be on the bill, too.
Well, it turns out we were both right and wrong. Today, Lollapalooza has given us an additional hint — the letter “r” — and as you’ll see below, it eliminates our guesses/hopes for Byrne (Jimmy Cliff, instead?), White Rabbits, Nada Surf, and The Antlers. Fortunately, acts like Yeasayer, Grizzly Bear, Chromeo, and Drive-By Truckers appear to be locks.
So, now, we open it back up to you for another day of guesses, comments, and thoughts.
Our current guesses:
Line 1: Soundgarden * Green Day * Lady Gaga * Arcade Fire * The Strokes * Phoenix
Line 2: Social Distortion * MGMT * Jimmy Cliff * Hot Chip * The Black Keys
Line 3: The National * Spoon * Devo * Cypress Hill * Cut Copy * The New Pornographers
Line 4: Slightly Stoopid * Grizzly Bear * Gogol Bordello * Chromeo * Wolfmother
Line 5: Yeasayer * X Japan * ??? * Beirut? * Dirty Projectors * AFI
Line 6: ??? * Matt & Kim * The xx * Drive-By Truckers * ???
Line 7: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros * The Temper Trap * Jamie Lidell
Line 8: Frightened Rabbit * Fuck Buttons * Deer Tick? * Blitzen Trapper * Stars?
Line 9: Raphael Saadiq * The Cribs * Minus the Bear * ??? * ???
Line 10: Mumford & Sons * Jens Lekman? * Rogue Wave * Los Amigos Invisibles
Line 11: The Big Pink * The Dodos * Hockey * Cymbals Eat Guitars * Sloan * ???
Line 12: ??? * The Antlers * The Soft Pack * Rebelution * Balkan Beat Box? * ???
Line 13: ??? *The Ike Reilly Assassination * Company of Thieves * ???
Line 14: Harlem? * The Constellations * ??? * ???
Line 15: ??? * ??? * Midlake? * The Morning Benders * Foxy Shazam?
Line 16: Violent Soho * Royal Bangs * Neon Trees * Freelance Whales
Line 17: Semi Precious Weapons * ??? * ??? * ???
Line 18: ??? * ??? * ??? * Jukebox the Ghost
Line 19: ??? * Mynameisjohnmichael * And Many More?
Line 1: ??? * Empire of the Sun * Digitalism * perry farrell * Tiga
Line 2: Felix da Housecat * Rusko * Erol Alkan * Kaskade? * Flosstradamus
Line 3: Wolfgang Gartner * Joachim Garraud * Mexican Institute of Sound
Line 4: Caspa * ??? * Dirty South * ??? * ???
Line 5: Beats Antique? * ??? * Didi Gutman
Line 6: ??? * ??? * ??? * ???
Line 7: ??? * ??? * ??? * ???