It may be the mind's function to create patterns out of chaos. And maybe I'm accustomed to chaos, because Hopscotch '11 didn't feel all that chaotic. Still, out of the 135 bands, I believe I caught some patterns in the 29 I saw this past weekend.
I'm sure everyone had a different vision of the event. It's impossible to have seen enough of these bands to have a coherent picture of the entire fest. No one can run that fast. As much as I want to talk about how amazing Andrew Cedermark or Grandchildren were, I think these patterns bear some discussion.