This year’s HFStival is Saturday, May 22 – the day Jill and I go to Massachusetts for her grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary party. It’s not that the lineup is that great, but it’ll be the first HFStival I’ve missed in the 10 years I’ve been going.

Of course it’s twin in Massachusetts, the WBCN River Rave is the following weekend, and has a slightly better lineup (certainly wouldn’t turn down seeing The Darkness again). I don’t think I can justify flying up there two weekends in a row.

And I was worried that Velvet Revolver (Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots and Guns N’ Roses minus Axl) would be special surprise guests at the HFStival, but now they’re coming to the 9:30 club the following Thursday.

Still – 10 years. The things I do for love. Pout.