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sir lancelot
03-11-2004, 07:39 AM
Is anyone going to the Athens Popfest this summer?

It's going to be put on by Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records.

There's going to be lots of bands, I'm hoping there will be lots of lookyloos too.

dolemites_sister
03-11-2004, 07:40 AM
I always try to make it down for something of interest. I hope to go.... It usually depends on what days the good stuff is going on..

j

sir lancelot
03-11-2004, 09:44 AM
oh yeah, i think it's happening the first week in August. 4th-7th?

thecauseofgauze
03-11-2004, 03:41 PM
what's the line-up?

sir lancelot
03-12-2004, 05:28 AM
thus far:

the Love Letter Band
Sunshine Fix
Thank God For Astronauts
Maybellines
Breezy Porticos
63 Crayons
Lil'Hospital
Boyish Charms
Red Pony Clock
Shumai
Men In Fur
Snow Fairies
Snoozer
Bugs Eat Books
Boys Star Library
Caspar Fandango

and that's all i know so far....there's more to be confirmed. but there'll be a lot of bands.

dolemites_sister
03-12-2004, 09:23 AM
OOOooo.. that sounds very nice..

Hopefully, I will be living closer to athens by then.

j

nervesandgel
03-23-2004, 03:59 PM
i'll be touring with the love letter band and playing at the pop fest.

we're looking for places to play and stay along the way and back. i'll post more about that later though

nervesandgel
03-27-2004, 01:29 AM
i'm hearing that boyracer is going to play

hhbtm
04-25-2004, 07:48 PM
Hey Folks, Here's the popfest line up so far.

Headliners
Wed Aug 4th - Marshmallow Coast
Thur Aug 5th - Sunshine Fix
Fri Aug 6th - Boyracer
Sat Aug 7th - the Minders

Other bands
WED
Ryan Anderson, Linda Draper, Nerves and Gel, Organ Donor, Smittens, Thank God for Astronauts, Frankenixon, Snoozer, Breezy Porticos, Sisterhood of Convoluted Thinkers, Bugs Eat Books, Big City
THUR
Pipperbago, the Orchid Pool, Lil Hospital, Red Pony Clock, Astropop 3, Elekibass, Casper & the Cookies, Wee Turtles, Maybellines, Rosebuds
FRI
Men in Fur, Jen Turrell, My Teenage Stride, Steward, Fairmont Fair, Murder Beach, Shumai, Kiddo, Glossary, Snow Faries, Scrabbel, Poison Control Center
SAT
Micheal Barrett, Keith John Adams, Hulaboy, Love Letter Band, Birddog, Driver of the Year, Marlboro Chorus, Positions, Asteroid #4, 63 Crayons, Tenki, Bunnygrunt

full info will be up soon at the popfest website. Full listing by Friday, Mike

nervesandgel
04-25-2004, 08:42 PM
cool, that is a lot of bands! should be a fun time. i know theres a big group of us coming from denver.

lars
04-25-2004, 09:12 PM
i love living in athens :)

hhbtm
04-25-2004, 10:38 PM
Calvin Don't Jump just booked a day at the fest as well. 3 more spots will be confirmed this week as well. Mike

haennric
04-26-2004, 02:01 AM
Aaaargh! Envy!
So many cool bands at once...
... and so far away!

dolemites_sister
04-26-2004, 03:27 AM
Oh MAN! I'm so excited! I will definetly be there. I will be taking a few vacation days in August for sure.

Sounds like a blast!

hhbtm
04-28-2004, 02:25 AM
I have added two more bands Calvin Don't Jump and XP. One more band still to be confirmed, and a possible surprise band as well. full line up on thursday night. Mike

Mod Rod
04-28-2004, 08:38 AM
I have seen quite a few of these bands and this fest should be a must!
I live in the midwest but may come down..
The Minders, the Sunshine Fix, and I just saw Poison Control Center with Of Montreal and the put on one of the best shows I have ever seen.. I Love Boyracer too! Why isnt Athens where Chicago is?

ladylamentingonalawnchair
04-28-2004, 12:40 PM
Maybe I'll take some time off and make a pilgrimage. Any upper Midwesterners wanna drive down to Athens with me in August?

Aiwa Chikara
04-28-2004, 04:00 PM
I would totally take up that offer, ladylamentingonalawnchair, but I have no car!

ladylamentingonalawnchair
04-28-2004, 04:09 PM
I mean, in my car.

nervesandgel
04-28-2004, 05:11 PM
i think everyone on this board should come! if you live overseas, start saving for your plane ticket! its gonna be a blast.

dolemites_sister
04-29-2004, 03:00 AM
Yes... We should definetly have a meetup or something.

I'll be there!!!! I already changed my vacation days and plans..
j

Mod Rod
04-29-2004, 11:42 AM
I would be into going!
where in the midwest would you take off from I'm in Chi-town

nervesandgel
04-29-2004, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by dolemites_sister
Yes... We should definetly have a meetup or something.

I'll be there!!!! I already changed my vacation days and plans..
j


cool i'm glad to hear you're going, its gonna be a blast, hopefully some more townhall people show up.

hhbtm
04-29-2004, 10:20 PM
Hey Folks,
Here's the near final line up of the PopFest. The website will be up soon where people can buy tickets, and get more info on hotels, places to eat, the bands, mp3's and more.

LINE UP
Wednesday August 4th 2004
Tasty World (afternoon showcase)
Ryan Anderson
Linda Draper
Nerves and Gel
Organ Donor
Half Handed Cloud
Tasty World (night time showcase)
Thank God for Astronauts
Frankenixon
Snoozer
Breezy Porticos
Sisterhood of Convoluted Thinkers
the Smittens
Marshmallow Coast

Thursday August 5th 2004
Tasty World (afternoon showcase)
Calvin Don't Jump
Pipperbago (pipper tkc & winnebago)
the Orchid Pool
Lil Hospital
Fairburn Royals

40 Watt Club (night time showcase)
Red Pony Clock
Astropop 3
Elekibass (TENTATIVE)
Casper & the Cookies
Wee Turtles
Maybellines
Rosebuds
Sunshine Fix

Friday August 6th 2004
Tasty World (afternoon showcase)
XP
Men in Fur
Jen Turrell
My Teenage Stride
Steward

40 Watt Club (night time showcase)
Fairmount Fair (Jimmy & Ian Bumblebear rap band)
Murder Beach
Shumai
Kiddo
Glossary
Snow Faries
Scrabbel
Poison Control Center
Boyracer

Saturday August 7th 2004
Tasty World (afternoon showcase)
Micheal Barrett (6th Great Lake)
Keith John Adams
Hulaboy
Love Letter Band
Birddog

40 Watt Club (night time showcase)
Driver of the Year
Marlboro Chorus
Positions (Charming & Barcelona folks)
Asteroid #4
63 Crayons
Tenki
Bunnygrunt
the Minders

website coming soon www.hhbtm.com/popfest

Hope to see you all there. Mike

(we'll have about 350 tickets available as the 40 watt only holds 500, and the 150 go to the bands playing. )

ladylamentingonalawnchair
04-30-2004, 07:36 AM
Originally posted by Mod Rod
I would be into going!
where in the midwest would you take off from I'm in Chi-town

I would take off from Minneapolis. You're right on my way down.

Mod Rod
04-30-2004, 02:04 PM
Wow, that would be great!
I live on the north side of Chicago, in kinda by the Metro and Wrigley. We will have to talk more about this soon!
Would you be going for all 4 days or just the weekend?

hhbtm
05-08-2004, 09:55 PM
Hello Folks,

HUGE NEWS

Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records will be relocating to Athens, Ga this summer, and to kick things off will also be putting on a POPFEST August 4th -- 7th @ both Tasty World & the 40 Watt Club. There will be afternoon matinee shows at Tasty World, and nighttime shows at the 40 Watt. Headlining this first of what will be many popfests by HHBTM to come will be the Sunshine Fix, Boyracer, & the Minders. This is the line up so far

Wednesday @ Tasty World
Ryan Anderson
Linda Draper
Nerves and Gel
Organ Donor
Half Handed Cloud
Thank God for Astronauts
Frankenixon
Snoozer
Breezy Porticos
Bugs Eat Books
the Smittens
Sisterhood of Convoluted Thinkers
Marshmallow Coast


Thursday @ Tasty World (Day Show)
Calvin Don't Jump
Pipperbago
the Orchid Pool
Lil Hospital
the Fairburn Royals

Thursday @ 40 Watt Club (Night Show)
Red Pony Clock
Astropop 3
Casper & the Cookies
Wee Turtles
Maybellines
Elekibass
Rosebuds
Sunshine Fix

Friday @ Tasty World (Day Show)
XP
Men in Fur
Jen Turrell
My Teenage Stride
Steward

Friday @ 40 Watt Club ( Night Show)
Fairmount Fair
Murder Beach
Kiddo
Shumai
Glossary
the Snow Faries
Poison Control Center
Scrabbel
Boyracer

Saturday @ Tasty World (Day Show)
Micheal Barret (of the 6th Great Lake)
Keith John Adams
Hulaboy
Love Letter Band
Birddog

Saturday Night @ 40 Watt Club (Night Show)
Marlboro Chorus
Driver of the Year
Positions
Asteroid #4
63 Crayons
Tenki
Bunnygrunt
the Minders

the website will be up and running on May 9th 2004, and you will be able to buy a 4 day pass at the site as well as listen to Mp3's read about the bands, and plan your trip. The site will be updated frequently with hotel tips, travel guide info for Athens, and much more. The website will be www.hhbtm.com/popfest

Please feel free to post this news. Thanks Leslie Dallion Superstar
Yum Yum Publicity
P.O.Box 1394
Panama City, FL
32402
www.hhbtm.com/yumyum

hhbtm
05-12-2004, 11:28 PM
Hey folks
Elekibass had to cancel due to airline prices being way too much at this time of year, so instead the visitations are taking their place. also love letter band is now playing thursday afternoon, and the orchid pool will be playing the saturday afternoon showcase. Mike

hhbtm
06-19-2004, 01:48 AM
the www.hhbtm.com/popfest site has been updated.

hhbtm
07-06-2004, 09:33 PM
Hey guys, we now have one day passes available for the HHBTM Athens Popfest. check it out. www.hhbtm.com/popfest

the passes will be mailed out in 2 weeks for those who have preordered. We still have 4 day passes available as well. There will also be a few surprises for those who plan to make the full four days. We are working on some stuff that won't be announced until each day. hope to see you there. Mike

hhbtm
07-08-2004, 09:36 PM
hey folks, here's a yahoogroup for those coming to, and those playing at the popfest. Mike

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hhbtm
07-14-2004, 11:17 AM
here's what I have found so far.

Best Western Colonial Inn
170 N Milledge Ave
706.546.7311
rooms available from the 4th - 7th
wed/thu rooms run 69.95 +
fri/sat rooms run 79.95 +
for discount group rate contact Le Ann

Bulldog Inn
1225 Commerce Rd
706.543.3611
rooms available from the 4th - 7th
single runs $41.00
double runs $48.00

Days Inn
230 N Finely St
706.543.6511
rooms available 4th - 7th
king size runs $54.95

Suburban Lodge
2044 S Milledge Dr
706.208.8812
rooms available from the 4th - 7th
rooms run $55.99 - $65.99
group rate avilable at 10 rooms contact Tracy

Travelodge
898 W Broad St
706.549.5400
rooms available the 4th - 7th
wed/thu (king) $45.00
fri/sat (king) $48.00
wed/thu (double) $47.00
fri/sat (double) $50.00