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DHARMA2112
01-23-2008, 07:24 PM
I was thinking about the Rage Against the Machine debacle last year and how it was really hard for most people to get tickets, because they were playing sunday.

So it got me thinking. If Pink Floyd were every to reunite at a festival (like Coachella)...people would be going apeshit to get tickets. Same goes for a band like Led Zeppelin. People from all around the world would be trying to get tickets, thus making it hard for the long time fans of Coachella to get tickets.

My theory is that maybe Pink Floyd will reunite instead of it just being Roger Waters. So basically, all the fans buy the tickets now (because obviously the current line up won't sell out - so I assume)....and then they could later announce that they will playing as a reunited band. It would be a clever way of doing it, because the majority of the tickets would of been sold to fans, instead of scalpers/new coachella goers rushing to buy tickets all in one go on the first day.

I know..it's really wishful thinking. I highly doubt this could happen, especially given Gilmour and Waters relationship.

One can only "hope" i suppose.

Edmontonian
01-23-2008, 07:32 PM
I actually had the same theory...



Though mine revolved more around the fact that if pink floyd reunited, all the tickets would get bought up by OLD PEOPLE!!! old people tend to have money and nostalgic old people wouldn't mind paying the full price for the three day pass and just coming on the third day. And goldenvoice certainly doesn't want a ton of old people at their festival. its bad for the ambience. Thats been my theory for why the big classic rock names that tour rarely get booked for festivals (ie. Clapton, the Who). The Who headlined Glastonbury last year but they sell all the tickets before the lineup is even announced.

I definitely think its a crappy theory and won't happen but we can hope...

DHARMA2112
01-23-2008, 07:34 PM
Yeah, I just remember Paul saying something like "We have something up our sleeves"...which could really mean nothing.

But think about how happy it would make so many people, if they announced they had tickets to see Pink Floyd reunited - and they didn't even have to fight with people over tickets.

joppy-slow
01-23-2008, 07:34 PM
While it is wishful thinking.. GV would never sleep on a Pink Floyd reunion..

The faster tickets get sold, the more interest they make on their money, the more sponsorship money they get from beer, food vendors, merchandise etc.. They would have even been able to have attracted better bands at lower prices.. Who in their right mind would turn down a chance to play with Pink Floyd at a reunion?? They would have much better bargaining power. (they would easily be able to sale three day passes for $500)
it's a pipe dream..but maybe it will happen some day..

Edmontonian
01-23-2008, 07:36 PM
And yes i realize Bonnarroo generally books classic legends (bob dylan last year and van morisson the year before) but that's not nearly as cool as coachella. its more like a folk fest, mostly rock. No dance tent.

thelastgreatman
01-23-2008, 07:36 PM
Jesus Christ, you're awfully unsatisfied by Roger Waters aren't you?

joppy-slow
01-23-2008, 07:36 PM
Yeah, I just remember Paul saying something like "We have something up our sleeves"...which could really mean nothing.

But think about how happy it would make so many people, if they announced they had tickets to see Pink Floyd reunited - and they didn't even have to fight with people over tickets.

He said the same thing last year... and i think he ended up getting the Lemon Heads added.. The biggest thing he has ever had up his sleeve is 'Daft Punk'..

Edmontonian
01-23-2008, 07:44 PM
DOn't get me wrong, I am SOOO excited for RW.... but it would be just that much better...

Iamjoeswastdlife
01-23-2008, 07:46 PM
I'd cum.

cansei de ser sexme
01-23-2008, 07:47 PM
you just basically took my thread and added pink floyd...

http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14482&highlight=cansei+de+ser+sexme

junior30
01-23-2008, 07:48 PM
Yeah, on the other hand, I was converted to Coachella last year because of Rage.

As soon as I heard Rage was reuniting, I bought tickets with my friends immedietly. Because of our experience, we plan on going back every year because we had such a great time.

Though this year, they put us to the test with Jack Fucking Johnson.

Edmontonian
01-23-2008, 07:57 PM
Then again, on the other hand its not like the headliners matter. Coachella always has so many sweet bands that the headliners are never the highlight, who goes to see the headliner? that would be lame, I've only actually seen 1.5 (only watched half of Depeche then hit the sahara for daft punk and last year saw Rage) out of the five headliners the last two years. Its all about the experience. There are generally always sweet sweet acts playing during the headliners, and sometimes they are way way better (DJ SHADOW, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM). Though this year I will definitely see Roger Waters (even if Justice is closing the dance tent). So heres an alternate theory: i'm sure GV knows they don't need crazy huge headliners anymore to have a successful coachella festival, there are so many loyals, why not save their cash for big names to promote their new east coast festival? That one is up against serious competition (lolla in august), and its new so there are no yearly loyals.

noisemachine
01-23-2008, 08:12 PM
I think I recently read something where they said they wouldn't reunite unless it was for resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict, or something to that effect. In other words, it would take a very good cause to get them back on stage together.

DHARMA2112
01-23-2008, 09:04 PM
you just basically took my thread and added pink floyd...

http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14482&highlight=cansei+de+ser+sexme

I didn't read that thread, sorry. Must of been coincidence, I apologize.

DHARMA2112
01-23-2008, 09:05 PM
While it is wishful thinking.. GV would never sleep on a Pink Floyd reunion..

The faster tickets get sold, the more interest they make on their money, the more sponsorship money they get from beer, food vendors, merchandise etc.. They would have even been able to have attracted better bands at lower prices.. Who in their right mind would turn down a chance to play with Pink Floyd at a reunion?? They would have much better bargaining power. (they would easily be able to sale three day passes for $500)
it's a pipe dream..but maybe it will happen some day..

Very good point. Damn.

unknowndrummer66
01-23-2008, 09:08 PM
I think I recently read something where they said they wouldn't reunite unless it was for resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict, or something to that effect. In other words, it would take a very good cause to get them back on stage together.

gilmour would rather be serenaded by JJ than talk to waters

and fuck dark side of the moon

dont get me wrong i love the album

but wish you were here
ummagumma
and the wall are so much better

cansei de ser sexme
01-24-2008, 07:20 PM
I didn't read that thread, sorry. Must of been coincidence, I apologize.

It is all good, just wanted to get the cred i deserve WHEN IT HAPPENS! lol, one can always wish.

87fbird
04-19-2008, 07:28 PM
http://www.virginradio.co.uk/music/artists/pink_floyd/article/3078.html


What the fuck is this?
Are they for real?

frozen pilgrim
04-19-2008, 07:31 PM
what in the flying fuck

Blinken
04-19-2008, 07:38 PM
What???? Interesting, i hope this is true not bullshit.

worldwide2020
04-19-2008, 07:39 PM
huh...

87fbird
04-19-2008, 07:40 PM
They've gotta be kidding, but I hope not. I'd quit my job to go to that show! Fuck, I'd sell my liver!

frozen pilgrim
04-19-2008, 07:41 PM
I think it's old and referring to waters.
but come on, somebody help clear this up

ivankay
04-19-2008, 07:43 PM
i hope this is Kevin Bronson all over again.

87fbird
04-19-2008, 07:44 PM
I had to take an insta-crap as soon as I read that. Someone has to know it's bullshit.

suprefan
04-19-2008, 07:45 PM
Its virgin radio, also, if you read it over again, I mean it says ''the confirmations keep coming in'' thats about 3 months old...

orbit
04-19-2008, 07:47 PM
no, it's from april 10th.

rage patton
04-19-2008, 07:48 PM
Its virgin radio, also, if you read it over again, I mean it says ''the confirmations keep coming in'' thats about 3 months old...

How do you know its 3 months old? Is there a way to tell how old this is?

orbit
04-19-2008, 07:49 PM
Pink Floyd at Coachella Festival 2008
The official confirmations have finally started coming in, and you'll be glad to hear that Pink Floyd will be headlining at Coachella 2008 on Sunday 27th April. Posted 10 April 11:43am by Virgin Radio

g0k1ngsg0
04-19-2008, 07:50 PM
Posted 10 April 11:43am by Virgin Radio
http://www.virginradio.co.uk/music/artists/pink_floyd/

rage patton
04-19-2008, 07:51 PM
Well, we will know for sure on Monday. If they seriously get Pink Floyd... Coachella 2008 will be the best festival in music history. Period.

g0k1ngsg0
04-19-2008, 07:54 PM
2008-04-15 10:59:38 -



Rock veterans PINK FLOYD will reunite again - but only for charity, according to drummer NICK MASON.
The British star claims the band, which regrouped for a one-off reunion for 2005's Live8 gig, is currently trying to source a good charity to support before it sets any more concert dates.
Mason says, "I'm pretty sure we'll play together again. We're not at each others throats now." The Live8 performance marked the end of a 20-year feud between Dave Gilmour and former frontman Roger Waters.

ivankay
04-19-2008, 07:56 PM
i sure hope Roger Waters is getting a ton of cash and is donating it all to charity.

rage patton
04-19-2008, 07:57 PM
Goldenvoice could promise to donate a shitload of money to charity...

g0k1ngsg0
04-19-2008, 07:57 PM
maybe they will pass collection plates around?

LOL

Blinken
04-19-2008, 07:58 PM
i would donate to whatever they fucking wanted

rage patton
04-19-2008, 07:59 PM
I would gladly lay down some extra money in order to get Pink Floyd at Coachella.

ivankay
04-19-2008, 08:00 PM
Hey Gilmour! i'll put money it the hat for the hungry.

orbit
04-19-2008, 08:00 PM
Well, we will know for sure on Monday.

no. it will be a surprise appearance.



after jack johnson.

rage patton
04-19-2008, 08:01 PM
no. it will be a surprise appearance.



after jack johnson.

I would sit through 100 Jack Johnson sets to see Pink Floyd. 101 would be pushing it though...

orbit
04-19-2008, 08:07 PM
but you won't know pink floyd will play after him.

and while you are dancing with fatboy slim, the bros are enjoying the floyd.

ivankay
04-19-2008, 08:09 PM
but you won't know pink floyd will play after him.

and while you are dancing with fatboy slim, the bros are enjoying the floyd.

Cook might produce a big record scratch and start running to the main stage if he hears Gilmour's voice on Money.

rage patton
04-19-2008, 08:10 PM
Cook might produce a big record scratch and start running to the main stage if he hears Gilmours voice on Money.

I could see him doing that.

Neutral Milk Hotel
04-19-2008, 08:15 PM
Okay that's it I'm not selling my ticket anymore.

ivankay
04-19-2008, 08:17 PM
Okay that's it I'm not selling my ticket anymore.

you weren't going? i would hope the reasons were obligations and not the line up.

nbvwes
04-20-2008, 12:05 AM
How do you know its 3 months old? Is there a way to tell how old this is?

yeah... it says New Young Pony Club are playing and that Adele and Aphex were just confirmed...

i'd say it's old & out of date and as far as pink floyd goes, highly unreliable... but what do i know, even when i'm dead on right (which is 98% of the time), i'm still a braindead FAIL...

frozen pilgrim
04-20-2008, 07:18 AM
but what do i know, even when i'm dead on right (which is 98% of the time), i'm still a braindead FAIL...
good- you're catching on.

or did I just hurt your widdle feewings?

nbvwes
04-20-2008, 08:47 AM
no, just stating the obvious... you can say whatever you want, it's not going to change the fact that I was RIGHT, and you were WRONG. :)

just like when i had an entire thread of fail pics thrown at me for mearly suggesting that the headliners would be jack johnson, portishead, & the verve...

damon8
04-20-2008, 09:32 AM
maybe they wanted it leaked in the UK first so that the fans there would have a lil extra time to book flights and all to get here to see it...

frozen pilgrim
04-20-2008, 10:24 AM
that's a possibility. although I still think this is all colossal horseshit, and some virgin site admin's about to get fired.

slurpee
04-20-2008, 10:28 AM
Syd Barret will come out to sing bicycle, see Emily play, and apples n oranges.

frozen pilgrim
04-20-2008, 10:32 AM
sure he will.
also, hunter s thompson will give a reading of chapter one of fear and loathing in las vegas

damon8
04-20-2008, 12:26 PM
sure he will.
also, hunter s thompson will give a reading of chapter one of fear and loathing in las vegas

in that case Bonham will do Moby Dick as well....
Coachella is a Heavenly event after all!!!


oh shit i forgot Bonham and Barrett made it through St. Peters gates but Hunter was denied...