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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

St. Louis' Hilariously Varied Reactions to this Year's Pointfest Lineup

Posted By on Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 4:27 AM

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You know, we here at RFT Music get a little jaded sometimes. We're so used to concert announcements clogging our inboxes that we just yawn when embargoes are up, and we're finally allowed to tell you about all the secret information we've been hoarding. That's why instead of reading stuff in black and white, it was neat to witness the Twitter reactions as Lux of 105.7 FM (The Point) announced the Pointfest 2014 lineup Monday afternoon.

See also: Queens of the Stone Age Coming to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater for Pointfest

And by "neat," we of course mean "hilarious." Watching (mostly) teenage tweeters scream rapturous declarations of love for their favorite bands or deride any and all announced bands as pieces of shit their dogs wouldn't eat was outstanding entertainment for an hour. This was some after-school special, Dawson's Creek-type stuff, with bad spelling and extraneous exclamation points as the My So-Called Life topper.

Below, we've collected priceless tweets about each band that @Lux1057 announced on Twitter, and in the order she announced them. To give you the full scope of OMG-I'M-GONNA-DIE-SO-MANY-FEELINGS that we experienced (and, OK, laughed at), we've got pro and con tweets for each band.

1) THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT (@AIRBORNE_TOXIC):

2) AFI (@AFI):

Embedded emoji threatened to break the blog, so here's a screengrab of the tweet.
  • Embedded emoji threatened to break the blog, so here's a screengrab of the tweet.

3) THE OFFSPRING (@OFFSPRING):

4) CROSSES (@CROSSESMUSIC):

Continue for more angst.

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