Thats tough that its impossible in sydney, its not too hard here in melb. We have decent venues other than Rod Laver.
As with Splendour, the cost was too much for such a poor lineup. Previous years were so much better. I am going to the sideshows for Friendly fires and White Lies, so thats covered a few.. and I am the same, would like to see MGMT and Bloc Party, but I am not desperate to see them. I am more excited for Doves because I want to hear how good they are live, and also they are really good musicians with complex-sounding songs.