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Economy Kills Florida Music Festival . . . On an Unrelated Note, Has Anyone Seen a Lineup for Tempe Music Fest?

Langerado, an annual music festival in Miami, has announced it's canceling its 2009 event because of sluggish ticket sales. The festival, which has been going since 2003, had problems beyond the economy, having moved from a rural Indian reservation where a legendary Phish show happened to downtown and booking indie acts like Black Kids, Death Cab for Cutie, and Ra Ra Riot rather than jam bands. Langerado somehow got my personal e-mail and inundated me with spam. So, on the plus side, that should stop now.

In totally unrelated news, tickets for Tempe Music Festival are supposed to go on sale next Friday, February 13, but I still haven't seen the bill. No doubt, Cindy McCain will be disappointed if it also falls victim to the current financial crisis. If a festival that had The Flaming Lips (pictured above) headlining can fall victim, I worry about a festival that had Fergie headlining.

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Martin Cizmar
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