Good morning! I'm tired, but it looks like it's going to be another nice day. Probably as hot as yesterday, but that's OK. I'm prepared today. I'm bringing more sunscreen and an extra T-shirt.
My plan for the day is as follows: Get there early and check out some of groups I'm not familiar with (Alberta Cross? Sam Roberts Band? Dunno... Yuto Miyazawa plays for a half hour and I've heard one of his songs before, so maybe him.). Next, Ra Ra Riot (who have played in Omaha three times in the last year... When they come back, go see them.).
After that I'll go see Portugal. The Man, who have been buzzed about. Also coming to Omaha soon, I believe. After them, there's nothing I have planned. Eat some lunch maybe and go check out Kaiser Chiefs or the Raveonettes or Dan Deacon or the Airborne Toxic Event. All playing around the same time and all bands that I've heard good things about.
Then I'll be seeing Vampire Weekend, for sure. Cold War Kids are next (did a decent job opening for Death Cab a few months back). Then MSTRKRFT has a set at the DJ tent Perry's, which I'll hit up for a few minutes before going to see Silversun Pickups (I listen to their song "Lazy Eye" a few times a week. You should too.)
To wrap up the evening, I can't decide between Jane's Addiction and the Killers. I want to see both for completely different reasons. The Killers will be a wild show to see and their fast, upbeat stuff will be a great way to end the day. On the other hand, you've go the newly re-formed Jane's Addiction. Where else will I get the opportunity to see them again?
That might end up being my deciding factor: Jane's Addiction may or may not be around long enough for them to hit up Omaha. The Killers almost certainly will be. I have a feeling that they'll stick around for a bit and come back to town. We'll see.