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C DUB YA
06-19-2007, 05:58 AM
Did anyone else read about this over the weekend?

FLAMING LIPS NOT ALLOWED TO TREAT HOT, EXHAUSTED FANS

Headlining on Saturday were The Flaming Lips, which saw front man Wayne Coyne appearing inside his trademark plastic bubble. Seeing a large number of fans already awaiting their arrival, the band set up and attempted to begin their set nearly an hour early with a cover of Black Sabbath's 'War Pigs', but were stopped halfway through the song by festival organizers until their allotted performance time. The band sat just off stage for 55 minutes until they were told they could start playing again.

I'm sorry, but I think that is very lame.

fober
06-19-2007, 06:02 AM
Where was this again?

C DUB YA
06-19-2007, 06:18 AM
the Roo.

I try not to mention it.

noisemachine
06-19-2007, 06:48 AM
Yeah that sucks. But I could see how some fans could get pissed if they showed up to the stage at the designated time to find out they had already been playing for an hour. That would kinda piss me off.

fatbastard
06-19-2007, 07:41 AM
Did anyone else read about this over the weekend?

FLAMING LIPS NOT ALLOWED TO TREAT HOT, EXHAUSTED FANS

Headlining on Saturday were The Flaming Lips, which saw front man Wayne Coyne appearing inside his trademark plastic bubble. Seeing a large number of fans already awaiting their arrival, the band set up and attempted to begin their set nearly an hour early with a cover of Black Sabbath's 'War Pigs', but were stopped halfway through the song by festival organizers until their allotted performance time. The band sat just off stage for 55 minutes until they were told they could start playing again.

I'm sorry, but I think that is very lame.

I read that someone passed away (nothing to do with Flaming Lips).

Your right. People at this year's outdoor stage would have appreciated bands starting early far better than showing up on time and wait 20-40 minutes for the band to start. What was the deal anyways? Did an explanation ever get posted on what happened?

C DUB YA
06-19-2007, 01:24 PM
Ornette Coleman passed out, not passed away, I heard.

thelastgreatman
06-19-2007, 01:28 PM
I dunno, at Bonnaroo there are so few conflicts scheduled against the main bands I can see why it might be silly to not let them go on early, but at Coachella I can imagine fans being really pissed off if they missed an hour of one of their favorite acts because they went on early while they were hanging out in Sahara or whatevs.

rage patton
06-19-2007, 01:29 PM
Would they have still played for 2 hours? Or would they have played for 3 hours this way?
And they covered War Pigs!?!?

C DUB YA
06-19-2007, 01:45 PM
Yes they actual had War Pigs and Knives Out scheduled in their setlist - or so I'm told, and yes they would've done an extended set.

If a band wanted to go early - who cares, gives them more time to do what they do, and people getting therer at the scheduled time wouldn't be the wiser I guess.

J~$$$
06-19-2007, 01:58 PM
I pray for this to happen at monolith.

Boourns
06-19-2007, 05:32 PM
Another reason why Bonnaroo is shit.

thelastgreatman
06-19-2007, 05:34 PM
Suppose you ended up missing your favorite song in that first hour?

suprefan
06-19-2007, 05:47 PM
Thats so stupid!!! You think The Roo of all places would allow this kind of thing, I thought they were the very fan friendly festival, not time nazis. And yes Ornette Coleman PASSED OUT during his set. I wouldve loved to have heard Knives Out.

xbnmx
06-19-2007, 05:58 PM
Everyone I know who's actually attended been to Bonnaroo prefers it to Coachella.

suprefan
06-19-2007, 06:06 PM
Huh? And you mean anyone who has gone to Roo and Coachella prefers Roo. But s**t if stuff like that happens what the hell ya know?

luckyface
06-19-2007, 06:12 PM
The reason why this would never happen at Coachella is because you don't have that kind of downtime between bands. Everything is packed in.

Boourns
06-19-2007, 06:32 PM
Suppose you ended up missing your favorite song in that first hour?

Well, hardly any bands play their best songs nowadays. Worst fad ever. Besides, the fact is nobody would have had the right to complain about them going on an hour early as long as the Flaming Lips ended at the same time. So if they played from 12-3 instead of 1-3, no harm done, because the people showing up at 1am still get the two hours they expected. And everyone else gets an extra treat.

summerkid
06-19-2007, 07:19 PM
Would they have still played for 2 hours? Or would they have played for 3 hours this way?
And they covered War Pigs!?!?

They've been covering War Pigs for awhile now. When I saw them in 05 they covered War Pigs and Bohemian Rhapsod, when is saw them in 06 they just covered War Pigs.

xbnmx
06-19-2007, 07:47 PM
The reason why this would never happen at Coachella is because you don't have that kind of downtime between bands. Everything is packed in.

This is a serious misrepresentation. The reason there was a gap is because the Flaming Lips were playing a late night show starting at 3 AM after the headling Police finished there 3 hour set that started at the same time Coachella end for the night. Bonnaroos stages are as tightly booked as Coachella from 12-12.

C DUB YA
06-19-2007, 08:54 PM
Having been to both - I prefer Coachella - there, I said it.

xbnmx
06-19-2007, 08:59 PM
You're in the minority.

C DUB YA
06-19-2007, 09:10 PM
I hate hippies.

Seriously though I live in Ohio, the Roo is much easier (and tons cheaper) for me, yet COACHELLA is my festival of choice - I've never missed it - I've been to 2 Roos.

suprefan
06-19-2007, 09:27 PM
Having been to both - I prefer Coachella - there, I said it.


These are the only people who can make a fair statement, the people who have been to both.

xbnmx
06-19-2007, 10:43 PM
Like I said you're the first I've heard say it and I take your opinions in regards to Coachella with a grain of salt seeing as how your convictions about it are so strong that you think this would've happened there. I seriously doubt Coachellas stage managers would've allowed an act to start their set an hour early.

peyotekid
06-20-2007, 02:05 PM
I went to both this year and I liked certain things about each festival. To me the line-ups were both great. I saw a lot of bands that I didn't know much about at both places, but I actually thought Bonnaroo was better. I felt the artist lineups were comparible in terms of diversity. The main reasons I felt Bonnaroo was better are as follows:

1. You can go to and from you campsite as you please.
2. In my opinion the sound as Bonnaroo blew Coachellas away. As far as the main stage goes, there is no comparison. Superfly bought the grounds that Bonnaroo is held on and you can tell they are pumping a ton of money into it. The main stage sound was crystal clear from the front(where I was for Tool) all the way to the back (where I was for the Police).
3. You don't have to stay in the beer garden if you want to drink.
4. The music goes until 4 am. On Friday, STS9, String Cheese, and Superjam(which was Ben Harper, John Paul Jones, and Quest Luv) all played a 12 - 3 am set. On Saturday the Flaming Lips played at the same time.

This just 1 person's opinion, but as far as this year goes, Bonnaroo was better.

special44
06-20-2007, 02:52 PM
Everyone I know who's actually attended been to Bonnaroo prefers it to Coachella. You must be a HIPPIE with HIPPIE friends!!

Mr.Nipples
06-20-2007, 03:35 PM
fuck the "roo"...

xbnmx
06-20-2007, 03:43 PM
You must be a HIPPIE with HIPPIE friends!!

I'm not a fuckin' hippie and I've got all kinds of friends. You're probably some elitist who's never been to Bonnaroo.

slurpee
06-20-2007, 05:12 PM
I was at both festivals this year and have been to both in previous years....


As my friends and I started walking up to the festival to see the flaming lips, we heard "war pigs". We assumed it was a separate band playing and thought nothing of it till all the pissed off lips fans told us what happened.


Both festivals are great for both reasons. Lets not forget that both festivals are a GREAT time. One does not have to be better than the other.

PeyoteKid, you forgot to mention that DJ Shadow played till after 5 am. Also that Sasha n Digweed played till almost 8 am in a tent similar to the sahara.

fatbastard
06-21-2007, 08:19 AM
June 16, 2007, 9:38 pm

"Bonnaroo In Full Swing Despite Friday Fatality"
New information about the first Bonnaroo fatality slowly became available on Saturday.

Authorities in Coffee County say Cody Conover, 25, was the man who died at the annual music festival in Manchester on Friday.

Conover was visiting the festival from Lancaster, Kentucky.

Officials say he was taken from his campground site on Friday after his friends notified Bonnarooís emergency medical staff.

Conover was rushed to United Medical Regional Center in Manchester where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Conoverís body was transported to Nashville where the Medical Examiner will conduct and autopsy to...

...determine the cause of the 25 year oldís death.

Officials say there were no reports of medical problems for Conover and there were no visible signs of trauma.

Conoverís parents were notified and were on their way to Nashville Saturday morning.

This is the first reported death for this yearís Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Conoverís death is the sixth reported fatality in the festivalís six year history.

Saturday Bonnarroo was in full swing with the highlight of Saturdayís performances being The Police.

This was the bandís first time to play together in 23 years. TheWhite Stripes are scheduled to play on Sunday which is the last night of the festival.

psychic friend
06-21-2007, 08:29 AM
sixth reported fatality in the festival’s six year history

Damn

Mr.Nipples
06-21-2007, 08:35 AM
have any people croaked at coachella PF?

BigBoy!
06-21-2007, 02:44 PM
Well, hardly any bands play their best songs nowadays. Worst fad ever.

I was dissapointed in the Placebo show at Coachella this year for that very reason.

BigBoy!
06-21-2007, 03:01 PM
PeyoteKid, you forgot to mention that DJ Shadow played till after 5 am. Also that Sasha n Digweed played till almost 8 am in a tent similar to the sahara.

Jesus. I would liked to have been there for that.

C DUB YA
06-21-2007, 03:45 PM
Like I said you're the first I've heard say it and I take your opinions in regards to Coachella with a grain of salt seeing as how your convictions about it are so strong that you think this would've happened there. I seriously doubt Coachellas stage managers would've allowed an act to start their set an hour early.

I take your lame posts with a grain of salt too.

steveternal
06-23-2007, 03:02 PM
some clarifications:

The Flaming Lips played "War Pigs" technically as a sound check, although they did it with the accompanying video screen and all. They played the song in full and were not shut down by anyone.

They began a few minutes before midnight and played until almost 2:30am.

As was already pointed out, no performers died. Ornette collapsed onstage from heat exhaustion, but he has recovered just fine.

Who wrote this? So many facts are just plain wrong.

Boourns
06-24-2007, 06:47 AM
have any people croaked at coachella PF?

No, they just get defeeted.

mistercrinkles
06-25-2007, 03:00 PM
I've been to both Bonnaroo and Coachella.

My first festival was Bonnaroo last year, I went primarily for Radiohead.
Rage was my major draw to Coachella this year. And Tool for Bonnaroo.

I henceforth consider myself a lifer when it comes to both these festivals.

They are both great in their own regards.

And although Coachella's lineup blew my mind this year (I saw upwards of 30 bands), I feel that Bonnaroo is the best FESTIVAL.

Coachella wins when it comes to music. Hands down. They also win when it comes to the food there. Much better than Bonnaroo's food. It's also much cleaner, and more systematically laid out.

However, Bonnaroo is much less hot than Coachella, you can get beer anywhere in the venue, and not just designated "Beer Gardens". You also are allowed to re-enter the festival grounds. That, and it goes on seemingly all night, which is a major part of the greatness of Bonnaroo, the post-midnight hours.

I can't describe the convenience of being able to go back to your tent in the middle of the day when there's no one you want to see. Then again, this would never come up really at Coachella because the lineup is THAT top-notch. Regardless though, it's a great convenience.

And a major thing that makes Bonnaroo better is the party scene in the campgrounds. You are allowed to bring 3 cases of beer PER PERSON into the campgrounds. They encourage it. The campgrounds are one major party, you can find anything (drug-wise) there.

In those ways, Bonnaroo will always be the better festival in my opinion. Of course this is all opinion. Argue me all you want, flame me all you want, but I'm entitled to mine, and I will not tear you apart for yours.

Coachella is better in a lot of ways. Bonnaroo is better in a lot of ways.

But if someone wanted the true festival experience, they'd have to go to Bonnaroo.

No festivals in Europe have rules anywhere near as strict as Coachella. In that way, Bonnaroo is the more universal-style festival.

Although it is great that Coachella is basically on my birthday every year.

:D

rideincircles
06-25-2007, 10:26 PM
Bonnaroo and Coachella both kicked ass in their own ways this year. Bonnaroo is no holds-barred anything goes music fest, and Coachella is all about the bands. i like them both, and there are way more regular people at Bonnaroo than hippies. Way more. THe freedom at Bonnaroo kicks the crap out of the freedom at coachella, but I had more fun at Coachella's campground just because there were cooler people due to situation and we had the party tent. A lot less to worry about at Bonnaroo. Aint no way in hell is there a basis for saying that either of the festivals suck.

xbnmx
06-27-2007, 04:15 PM
some clarifications:

The Flaming Lips played "War Pigs" technically as a sound check, although they did it with the accompanying video screen and all. They played the song in full and were not shut down by anyone.

They began a few minutes before midnight and played until almost 2:30am.

As was already pointed out, no performers died. Ornette collapsed onstage from heat exhaustion, but he has recovered just fine.

Who wrote this? So many facts are just plain wrong.

Some snobby scenster who was butt heart Coachella only gave the Lips time for fours songs but the 'roo gave them an open ended set.

crazzz2007
06-27-2007, 05:37 PM
Some snobby scenster who was butt heart Coachella only gave the Lips time for fours songs but the 'roo gave them an open ended set.

bullshit. the lips knew exactly how much time they had at coachella. they chose to waste most of it doing the hamster ball thing and singing happy b-day to beck. pretty fuking lame of them.

woogie846
06-27-2007, 10:25 PM
War Pigs?? That's pretty bitchin'.

I've never been to the roo, but I think I'd like Coachella more. Bonnaroo seems like it would be cool at first, but then all the jam bands would get to my head.

C DUB YA
06-30-2007, 09:24 PM
Some snobby scenster who was butt heart Coachella only gave the Lips time for fours songs but the 'roo gave them an open ended set.

yeah, again your post is horseshit.

That's not what happened.

1. The Lips had technical problems setting up there show, including drafting stage dancers.
2. then they went on late
3. Then they fucked with the ball thing and it went on way to long
4. Before and after the ball walk, Wayne talked way too much for some odd reason, sang happy birthday to Beck and shit... took a lot of time not playing songs.

end o story

Somewhat Damaged
07-01-2007, 12:00 AM
Yeah, prior to this year's Air and Happy Mondays disappointments, the Flaming Lips set in '04 was the biggest letdown I'd experienced at Coachella, and it had NOTHING to do with Goldenvoice.

Boourns
07-01-2007, 08:09 AM
Yeah, Bonnaroo would own if you could see more than three great bands per day.

Boourns
07-01-2007, 08:12 AM
I was dissapointed in the Placebo show at Coachella this year for that very reason.

Yeah, would it really have killed them to play "My Sweet Prince" or "Passive Aggressive"? Or Interpol to play "Specialist"? Not just at Coachella, but at the Wiltern in 2004 where the crowd constantly screamed for it?

And the day Muse finally plays "Showbiz" or "Endlessly" in LA is the day I don't have tickets.