The day that a festival announces its lineup is one of excitement and anxiety. For days speculation runs rampant and then the day arrives; some look at the lineup and fist-pump in front of their computers while others feel their hearts drop with disappointment.
I spent a part of Tuesday hitting the digital streets to see if my FPSF predictions (Zedd, Wu-Tang, Haim, Bastille, Kraftwerk) were shared by anyone else. Over on Reddit, folks worked diligently to try and unscramble the blurred lineup image. Meanwhile on Twitter, the main theory seemed to be:
OutKast, Cage The Elephant, Zedd, The 1975, The Flaming Lips, Foster The People, Modest Mouse, & Of Montreal headlining FPSF
— Cameron Johnson (@Cameron_J37) February 11, 2014
But rumors of an Outkast set at FPSF had been flying around since about ten seconds after the Atlanta duo announced they were getting back together. The rumors were stoked again when this thread appeared on Facebook, even though they later clarified that said "greatest group in Hip-Hop history" had more than two members.
Even yesterday, plenty of folks were running with the idea that Outkast was a lock:
— Gregabater (@ManuelTransmssn) February 11, 2014
SOMEONE SEE OUTKAST WITH ME AT FPSF UGH
— v (@vallll_) February 11, 2014
As we now know, it was not meant to be.
Needless to say, some folks took to Twitter to vent their frustrations:
no outkast at fpsf? no chance the rapper?
— ✗ SiN ✗ (@sin_said) February 12, 2014
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More OutKast frustration on the next page.
Salty outkast won't be at fpsf :(
— Santos Umana (@s_umana) February 12, 2014
How is @fpsf not one of the 40 music festivals that Outkast is performing?!