Lollapalooza and a photo spectacular

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SWITCHFOOT/JON FOREMAN/FICTION FAMILY NEWS

ATTENTION:
This is your daily reminder to vote for Switchfoot on Fuse! All I ask is that you vote for the video for the length of one song of your choosing. (Today’s pick: “Plenty of Paper” by Eisley). Mess of Me once again has the #2 spot but we’d love to get it up to #1 so we need YOU guys to vote! Click right HERE and VOTE!

Before we start, I just want to warn you – there is a LOT of photos in this update. A LOT. So pop some popcorn?

Jon quote: “Never believe that the world can’t change. Never believe that you can’t change.”
(Thanks Heide)

Guess who is playing Lollapalooza in Chicago this year? That’s right… a little band called Switchfoot.
SWITCHFOOT
Grant Park, Chicago
August 6-8
Lollapalooza
INFO | TICKETS

Here’s the full lineup!:
Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, the Strokes, Phoenix, Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, the Black Keys, the National, Spoon, Devo, Cypress Hill, Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu, Slightly Stoopid, Grizzly Bear, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, Wolfmother, Yeasayer, X Japan, MUTEMATH, Metric, Dirty Projectors, AFI, Mavis Staples, Matt & Kim, the xx, Drive-By Truckers, Blues Traveler.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, the Temper Trap, Jamie Lidell, Frightened, Rabbit, F Buttons, Deer Tick, Blitzen Trapper, Stars, Raphael Saadiq, the Cribs, Minus the Bear, Switchfoot, the Walkmen, Mumford & Sons, Wild Beasts, Rogue Wave, Los Amigos Invisibles, the Big Pink, the Dodos, Hockey, Cymbals Eat Guitars, B.o.B, Dawes, Warpaint, the Antlers, the Soft Pack, Rebelution, Balkan Beat Box.

Wavves, American Bang, the Ike Reilly Assassination, Company of Thieves, Nneka, Harlem, the Constellations, Miniature Tigers, Mimicking Birds, the Kissaway Trail, HEALTH, Javelin, the Morning Benders, Foxy Shazam, Violent Soho, Royal Bangs, NEON TREES, Freelance Whales, Semi Precious Weapons, Dan Black, The Band of Heathens, Dragonette, My Dear Disco, Shawn Fisher, Neon Hitch, Skybox, The Ettes, Jukebox the Ghost, These United States, MyNameIsJohnMichael.

Perry’s DJ stage lineup:

2ManyDJs, Empire of the Sun, Digitalism, Perry Farrell, Tiga, Felix da Housecat, Rusko, Erol Alkan, Kaskade, Flosstradamus, Wolfgang Gartner, Joachim Garraud, Mexican Institute of Sound, Caspa, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dirty South, NERVO, Cut Copy (DJ Set), Beats Antique, Steve Porter, Didi Gutman of Brazilian Girls, Ancient Astronauts, Ana Sia, Team Bayside High, Dani Deahl, FreeSol, DJ Mel, BBU Vonnegutt, Only Children, Lance Herbstrong. http://www.lollapalooza.com/
Phoenix? MGMT? Switchfoot!? I think I’m going to have to try to make this festival.
For more information, ticket prices and more, click HERE.

Just a reminder to check out and download Jon’s two new songs – “Mercy’s War” and “My Coffin” if you haven’t yet! You can download MP3s right HERE.

New Twitter posts!
From Switchfoot:
Happy Easter Sunday all! heading home.

This is tweet 1000, chock full of meaning and wit: a. thanks for following us b. there was an earthquake in Cali..

Ok, earthquake over… Wow, haven’t felt that in a while- jon

From Jon:
red velvet cake

“I am not afraid… I was born to do this.” -Joan of Arc

Flight attendent wants to know if Bueller is on the plane. No joke. Ferris! Are you here?!

“An authentic life is the most personal form of worship. Everyday life has become my prayer.” -Sarah Ban Breathnach

From Drew:
Happy Easter everybody!! Here’s our version of a sunrise service, ha ha. We are delayed in the airport today. -d
VOTING LINK:
Rock/Alternative Album of the Year – Switchfoot “Hello Hurricane”
New Artist of the Year – Fiction Family
Male Vocalist of the Year – Jon Foreman
Album of the Year – Switchfoot “Hello Hurricane”
Song of the Year – (Write in) Switchfoot – “Mess of Me”
Best Album Cover Art of 2009 – (Write in) – Switchfoot “Hello Hurricane”
Best Live Performance – (Write in) Switchfoot

Go vote and support the guys!

SHOWS:
Atlanta
New Daily Foot entry!

View the full entry with additional photos right HERE.

Here’s the setlist courtesy of Rebecca:
Set List:
1. Needle and Haystack Life
2. Mess of Me
3. Stars
4. Gone (Short mash up/ ‘Rinanna’s umbrella’)
5. Your Love is a Song
6. Always (Radio version)
7. This is Your Life
8. The Sound
9. Yet
10. On Fire
11. Awakening
Jon has a cake and we all sing Happy Birthday to Drew
12. Meant to Live
13. Encore Dare You to Move

(Thanks Rebecca!)

Our good friend Laura wrote us a review!:
I went to the Six Glags Over GA show this past Saturday. Definitely one to remember. The FOFT were of course the first ones waiting at the gate to get in, after waiting 3 hours to get to the front. The FOTF didn’t get to go in early, but we could still hear the sound check.
We could hear them rehearsing Sabatage, but they didn’t play it during the show. Met some great people, and heard some great Switchfoot stories while waiting to get in
Everyone seemed to be in high spirits and let’s not forget it was Mr. Shirley’s birthday! Balloons were blown up and thrown around. Two friends and I held up 3 signs that said happy birthday Drew. We were in the front right in front of him. He was full of smiles all night : ) Tim really got into the set with more head bangs than usual. Jerome and Tim had a perfect jump that was timed perfectly. It was epic. Jon came out into the crowd for quiet some time. He stayed out there for two complete songs,and then came back onto the stage in the beginning of Awakening like he usually does.
Considering we were at Six Flags Jon brought out a Green cape. Ike came out and brought Jon a cake to present to Drew. Jon told us all that Drew was turning 1. Chad seemed to be realy happy to come out from the drums to play the beautilful Yet.
After the show it was time for the meet and greet. I gave Drew and Jon the drawings that y’all (LOBH) posted up on the site last week. Jon was really excited to get a drawing. He said he usually just signs them, so he was excited that he actually got to keep it. He showed it to Tim, and Tim said “Oh I saw that on the LOBH site!”
When it was time to talk to the birthday boy he seemed happier than I’ve ever seen him. I went to shake his hand and he was like “Oh no it’s my birthday, and I’m in a great mood so I’m giving hugs today!” He also was really excited about my little drawing gift. Another awesome Switchfoot concert that I’ll alway’s remember!

^ Awesome! Thanks Laura.

My favorite Switchfoot photographer, Susieq3c attended this and – AKEE! – that always means pictorial goodness will abound! (Someone needs to pay for Susie to follow around the guys on tour – I mean it, she’s SO good.)
Check out all of her incredible shots from the concert right HERE (and there’s a ton of them!) and a few of my favorites below! – and yes, I will be photo spamming my own website. Forgive me. These shots are just SO good:

Photo Credit: Susieq3c


Photo Credit: Susieq3c


Photo Credit: Susieq3c


Photo Credit: Susieq3c


Photo Credit: Susieq3c


Photo Credit: Susieq3c


Photo Credit: Susieq3c
^ Amazing. Thanks Susie! Can’t wait for you to go to another Switchfoot show.

The lovely Jordan also sent us some FANTASTIC shots from this show as well… now all of her photos are incredibly good, so I’m just going to have to insist that you check out the full set right HERE.
I’ve posted just a few of my favorites below.


^ Happy Birthday Drew!


Again, check out her full set HERE.
(Thanks Jordan!)

A lot of LOBHers seemed to be at that show (You guys need a button or a sticker or something to identify yourselves to other LOBHers) because our friend Jennifer sent us some fabulous photos as well! Check them out HERE and a few favorites below:


(Thanks Jennifer!)

Indianapolis
Daily Foot entry!

View the full entry with additional photos right HERE.

Fayetteville
Daily Foot entry!

View the full entry with additional photos right HERE.

Here are some photos from the concert that Lauren sent us!:

Jon behind the venue before the show:

View the full set HERE.

Birmingham
Daily Foot entry!

View the full entry with additional photos right HERE.

If you’ve been visiting LOBH for awhile, you should remember our Halloween tradition of posting Switchfoot carved pumpkins. Yes? Well Easter was this Sunday and have you ever seen Switchfoot Easter Eggs?
Our friend Michael sent us one that he’s calling “Welcome to the Planet”:


^ Rad! So rad!

Discussion Point: Have you ever seen Switchfoot at a Festival? Do you like Festival’s or “regular shows” better?