Just Like Heaven Is Your Ticket To The Mid 2000s

Finally the perks of being o̶l̶d̶e̶r̶ wiser have arrived

February 6, 2019
Just Like Heaven Festival Line Up


There's a place you can go to travel through time, back to the early oughts when things were simpler, festivals didn't have dance tents, and iPod mini's were all the rage.  

I'm talking about California.

More specifically the Just Like Heaven festival going down at Queen Mary Event Park.

The brainchild of Coachella promoter, Goldenvoice, Just Like Heaven is perhaps the first curated fest of it's kind, tapping into the nostalgia of Millennials like this radio dj, who's high school and college days are somewhere in the vicinity of a decade behind them. This of course means the marketing tactics everyone's been using on baby boomers at the casino circuit for years finally apply... I'm talking about slapping a bunch of bands from a very specific time period on the same bill and holy shit will people wanna give you their money.

Case in point, check out this line up and tell me you aren't already texting your parents to buy you a pass (now mostly cuz you're in debt, not because your part time job wont cover it):

Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Beach House, Passion Pit, Grizzly Bear, The Rapture (!!!!!!!!!), Miike Snow, Neon Indian, and Washed Out.

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Even if you personally aren't a Millennial, if you know literally anyone between the ages of 25 - 40, you definitely know somebody with a Sharpie-tracklist-covered, heavily scratched, burned, mix-cd on the floor of their Volkswagon Jetta with all of these exact bands on it.

Perhaps the best news to us newly-olds is that this whole thing goes down over the course of just one day, May 4th.  Arguably the perfect length of time to be around way too many people amidst loud music.

Anyway, despite having a hunch that this will be the first of many such events (as this one is clearly missing Girl Talk, The Flaming Lips, and Ghostland Observatory, amongst others), this is def one worth heading out west for. Full details and tickets and all that (should you want to round up the ol' college crew and make the trek), can be found here.

Tickets on sale Friday @ 10 am ☁️✨☁️

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