Anyone else come full circle on Noah Kahan?

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    #5569
    heaven_scent
    Don't You Dare Forget
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    Today’s the day! Noah Kahan at High Water! Can’t wait to hear what you think of his set @chubes – I’m so excited!

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    #5570
    chubes
    HMFIC
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    I stand by my original sentiments. I did not enjoy Noah Kahan’s set at High Water Fest. Sorry to disappoint anybody who hoped to see me come back around on this guy.

    Just got home. The anticipation for his set was insane all day long. People were talking about it, camping out at the stage, ready to faint from excitement (and the 90 degree heat). Fleet Foxes played an awesome set and when they were done, the crowd didn’t leave. They were all there to see Noah Kahan.

    Seeing how famous he is, I was really hopeful that I would enjoy it. I was caught up in the wave of anticipation for a moment, thinking that it might end up being pretty sick. I really wanted to like it.

    In the end, it actually pains me to see how famous he is. He’s a good singer, I’ll give him that. But the actual music part was lacking to me. The volume on stage was not nearly loud enough, so the performance had this muted feel to it, except for the belting out of every word from the audience. I was not impressed by what they tried to pass off as a “guitar solo,” which was more like three planned measures of mediocrity.

    I was wondering if the volume was kept low on purpose to keep the crowd from going too crazy. It really was insanely crowded. Everyone else seemed to really enjoy it.

    I couldn’t handle it. I got the hell out of there after 30 minutes.

    The stage banter to me was the most painful part. He told everybody to look at the person they came there with, and then notice the worst thing about them and remember it forever. Well, Noah Kahan, what about the people who came there with themselves?

    I get it, nobody wants to hear the “love your neighbor” platitudes, but to me it seems to exemplify the poison of American culture. We are tuned to be negative and view each other and ourselves in negative lights. With a platform this large, I would hope he could have brought something with more substance.

    Also, he had everybody in the audience put their hands up in the air and then said “Now give me all your money.” The person behind me said “you already have it.” Lol. I left shortly after that. The dude probably got paid at least half a mil for an hour and 15 minute set.

    To me, this is bubblegum music that represents a moment in history that will be discussed in the future, and hopefully we will move on from into greener pastures. It represents a low point in American culture, and the state of the music industry. This is what sells tickets. This is what people are buying.

    I wish I could have gone to Vegas to see Phish instead.

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    #5571
    MarleyFacedBoy
    Gamehendge Liaison
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    Sounds like Noah is filling in the Mumford & Sons void

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    #5575
    [email protected]
    Elizabeth S.
    Rank: Dew
    Points: 2

    He did us the favor of opening with Dial Drunk so we could split after 20 minutes, beat the parking disaster and catching an awesome Mikaela Davis set at the Pour House

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    #5586
    heaven_scent
    Don't You Dare Forget
    Rank: Dew
    Points: 13.75

    Wow! I can’t believe you didn’t like Noah Kahan. It was a dream come true for me to see him. It was sooo crazy! I thought the set was amazing and he seemed like a really genuine person, exactly the same as he is on TikTok omg. I’m even more of a Noah Kahan fan now. I can’t stop singing “False Confidence”!!

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    #5722
    TheDevilsLettuce
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    Relevant to this, is the real potential TikTok ban in the United States: https://time.com/6971009/tiktok-banned-restrictions-worldwide-countries-united-states-law/

    When we consider that Noah Kahan was made famous primarily through TikTok (owned by a Chinese company), the potential for a conspiracy theory arises. It is plausible to think that the Chinese would push certain types of music with their algorithm.

    If Noah Kahan is out there with a negative message, and he appeals to the most impressionable demographic of Americans, perhaps the opportunity arose to tweak the algorithms to favor the rise of this artist. So that he would become mega-famous and spread this kind of hateful message upon the American youth.

    Getting really deep into it, you consider the name Noah Kahan, and its coincidental homophone with the word “Khan,” or king in Mongol & Turkic tribal language.

    Noah Kahan is a Chinese plant, confirmed.

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    #5724
    Billy Slut
    Captain Crunchy
    Rank: Puddle
    Points: 60.5

    The Secret Beats of Harmony: Unveiling the Double Life of Pop Sensation, Noah Kahn

    In the glittering world of music, Noah Kahn reigns supreme. With his mesmerizing voice and electrifying stage presence, he has captivated millions of fans worldwide. From sold-out stadium concerts to trending on TikTok, Noah is the epitome of a modern-day pop sensation, headlining the prestigious High Water Festival. But behind the glamorous facade lies a secret that could shake the music industry to its core.

    Unbeknownst to his adoring fans, Noah Kahn is not just another talented musician – he’s also a highly trained operative for the Chinese intelligence agency. Raised in Beijing, Noah was groomed from a young age to blend seamlessly into Western society, his mission to gather valuable intel while captivating the hearts of millions.

    His rise to stardom was carefully orchestrated, with every hit single and viral music video strategically crafted to enhance his global appeal. Behind the scenes, he communicates with his handlers using encrypted messages disguised as song lyrics and choreography cues, ensuring his dual identity remains undetected.

    But as Noah’s fame continues to soar, so does the scrutiny surrounding his mysterious past. Whispers of his involvement in espionage begin to circulate, fueled by rumors of his close ties to high-ranking Chinese officials. Despite his best efforts to maintain his cover, cracks start to appear in the facade, and he finds himself entangled in a web of lies and deception.

    As the truth threatens to unravel his carefully constructed world, Noah must navigate the perilous waters of fame and espionage, risking everything he holds dear to protect his secrets. Will he be able to maintain his dual identity, or will the beats of his past come back to haunt him?

    Only time will tell as Noah Kahn takes to the stage at the High Water Festival, his every move watched closely by those who seek to uncover the truth behind the music.

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    #5727
    chucktownboomer
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    I agree with your assessment about Noah Kahan’s set. Based on the large crowd, I also had hopes that it would be good. His performance did not capture me and I now believe he is overrated.

    As for him being a Chinese operative, I really have nothing to say about that. You crazy bastards.

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    #5728
    toadnugget
    Just a toad, man!
    Rank: Droplet
    Points: 34.25

    I’m curious what’s going to happen at Shaky Knees. That has long-running roots as a rock & roll and high quality folk rock festival and they have Noah Kahan headlining this year.

    Happening this weekend. I can’t really imagine that the people who go to Shaky Knees, or the people who have historically gone to Shaky Knees, would be super into seeing Noah Kahan headline it above Arcade Fire and Young the Giant.

    There are actually a bunch of really good artists on that Shaky Knees lineup and then you’ve just got Noah Kahan top center?

    I mean, three day passes are sold out, so I guess it’s paying off in ticket sales just like it did for High Water.

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    #5800
    toastedcarrot
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    TheDevilsLettuce said:

    Relevant to this, is the real potential TikTok ban in the United States: https://time.com/6971009/tiktok-banned-restrictions-worldwide-countries-united-states-law/

    When we consider that Noah Kahan was made famous primarily through TikTok (owned by a Chinese company), the potential for a conspiracy theory arises. It is plausible to think that the Chinese would push certain types of music with their algorithm.

    If Noah Kahan is out there with a negative message, and he appeals to the most impressionable demographic of Americans, perhaps the opportunity arose to tweak the algorithms to favor the rise of this artist. So that he would become mega-famous and spread this kind of hateful message upon the American youth.

    Getting really deep into it, you consider the name Noah Kahan, and its coincidental homophone with the word “Khan,” or king in Mongol & Turkic tribal language.

    Noah Kahan is a Chinese plant, confirmed.

    Kahan is a Jewish name. Lolz. People of tik tok made him famous because he’s a got a wilderness-y folk-y vibe and a man bun. The people love a left leaning nature loving guy from Vermont. Stick season has a catchy basic melody that people with little unique interests can get into.

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    #5816
    TheDevilsLettuce
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    @toastedcarrot Sorry, I’m with @Billy-Slut on this one

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    #6011
    toadnugget
    Just a toad, man!
    Rank: Droplet
    Points: 34.25

    I saw this video from Lovin’ Life fest where Noah Kahan came out with Maggie Rogers and said “Noah Kahan is mid.” He also tweeted that same thing the day after @chubes first posted his review. I wonder if he read it? Did Extra Chill start the “Noah Kahan is mid” bit?

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    #6014
    DeadPhreak
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    #6015
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10570.25

    I think there is a chance that he heard someone called him mid after the Charleston show because I saw it posted on the Charleston subreddit when someone asked for reviews of High Water. Also, the story I made on Instagram after I wrote my last post in this thread was one of the most popular Instagram stories that Extra Chill has ever posted.

    Some people in the media tent were huge Noah Kahan fans and @badjonphoto was asking me questions, and I answered truthfully in a tent full of the entire media crew. Which means that everyone in the media tent heard about that little writeup, and a lot of them probably clicked through and read it during the rainy downtime.

    It’s actually a pretty clever bit for Noah to be saying “Noah Kahan is mid” himself, regardless of whether or not he saw my review. Now he’s got his fans joking that Noah Kahan is so mid, so it takes away power from anyone who means it. If you type into Google “Noah Kahan is mid” you’ll find that video and news about it on all sorts of sites, with people sarcastically saying he is mid.

    Hopefully soon you will also find this forum post, so we can be the discerning voice of reason.

    It’s funny, this is the most popular post on this forum as of right now. People find this page by searching “Noah Kahan sucks” and “why do people like Noah Kahan” If you found it by searching for something like that, why don’t you make an account and chime in on the discussion?

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