Maybe this should be posted under the humorous conspiracy theories thread, but:
Given that this thread was quickly split off from an active thread and "buried" here, and last year Robert Sillerman promised to spend $1 billion dollars buying up EDM (alternative) festivals, is there some info that we, ones with Enquiring minds, don't know?
From the TicketNews article linked below:
"Thus, just as it was 20 years ago, the media mogul is on the hunt for regional promoters whom he can unite under one roof, once again under the SFX Entertainment moniker. The Times article reports that Sillerman claims ongoing negotiations with roughly 50 promoters and getting tentative deals with around 15 so far."
The tin-foil hat crowd among is may be asking, "Is John Frum going to be abducted from the playa by aliens this year?", as well as, "Is our High Exulted Supreme Rabbi, Larry, one of the 50 and using it as bs negotiating leverage?" Enquiring minds want to know!
At least, it makes a good tin-foil hat conspiracy theory
TicketNews, "Robert F X Sillerman sees opportunity in Electronic Dance Music": http://www.ticketnews.com/news/robert-f ... c061211332
LA Times, "In run-up to Electric Daisy, what is the future of live dance music?" http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_b ... paces.html