Happy 2015, friends! The Gypsies have had a good holiday season and we’re gearing up for the upcoming World’s Loudest Month! We have made the pilgrimage to Rocklahoma every Memorial Day weekend since 2011, and in T minus 126 days, Rocklahoma 2015 will be here! Gypsy 2 has confirmed our ticket renewals, and I’ve booked the hotel. I’m considering implementing some sort of exercise (I sort of loathe physical activity), but Gypsy 2 is on top of her game working out and eating clean. And earlier today, to our complete delight, Rocklahoma announced on their Facebook page that an announcement is coming on Tuesday at 2:00pm.
*Insert squee of happiness* Ahem, ‘scuse me. Had a girl moment there.
Lineup possibilities have been vigorously debated, and the Gypsies have decided that we want to see…. ANTHRAX!!! I mean, really, Rocklahoma… they’re playing other festivals, they’ll be in the States during that period, and their tour schedule does not have anything booked for the Memorial Day weekend! What better headliner could you possibly want?!
We are keeping fingers and toes crossed that our boys Art of Dying make the lineup again this year. It’s been two years since we’ve stood front and center for a set from the full band, and with Eleven Seven Music picking them up last year, we are looking forward to a huge year for our favorite Canadians. If you lunatics haven’t checked out their music yet, you should. Now. Go on, I’ll wait. http://www.artofdyingmusic.com
Personally, I’m hoping Drowning Pool comes out to play, and I would love to see Baltimore boys Charm City Devils on the second stage. Halestorm, Godsmack, Papa Roach, Breaking Benjamin, Tremonti, Korn, and Slayer are all playing multiple festivals this year, so it’s entirely possible some or all of them will be on the Rocklahoma lineup. I look forward to being pleasantly surprised.
Stay warm and get ready to rock, friends!
Peace, love, and punk music for life –