In the latest issue of Spin, Demetri Martin gives us his own Festival Tips (called Festival Dos and Don’ts). Stereogum posted a good set of these already.
This one actually made me laugh out loud.
DON’T JOIN A DRUM CIRCLE
Avoid, avoid, avoid the drum circle — we’re looking at you, Bonnaroo. Scientists, in two independent studies, recently proved that the drum circle is the most annoying shape civilization has ever produced.
—Demetri Martin, Spin (5/07)
He provides illustrations, including the “very rare; also annoying” Drum Parallelogram. In my experience, it’s always been more rhombus than straight up parallelogram. There has to be some symmetry, otherwise the beat just sucks. Get your facts straight, Demetri…