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GaragePoet
01-25-2008, 04:52 PM
my bro & i went to both days of the first coachella fest in '99 & haven't missed a day since... even for a few years when i was living in st. louis i managed to come out just for coachella. now this is the first year we've even discussed NOT going all 3 days, but decided to keep up our status & go anyway (2 days outta 3 ain't bad)... just wondering if there's any of us left that have been every day every year...

ivankay
01-25-2008, 05:15 PM
here

mvanwinkle
01-25-2008, 05:24 PM
I was 10 the first coachella. I am pretty sure smash mouth was my favourite band then too.

NativeTerror
01-25-2008, 05:30 PM
my bro & i went to both days of the first coachella fest in '99 & haven't missed a day since... even for a few years when i was living in st. louis i managed to come out just for coachella. now this is the first year we've even discussed NOT going all 3 days, but decided to keep up our status & go anyway (2 days outta 3 ain't bad)... just wondering if there's any of us left that have been every day every year...


I was there and have been every year... I did live in the valley for the first 4.

GaragePoet
01-25-2008, 05:34 PM
right on, guys... so how 'bout some feedback. what was your favorite year? what do you think about this year's line-up? comments/questions/etc.

Suffacated
01-25-2008, 06:38 PM
I've been to every Coachella.
For me, every year has been outstanding.....with 2006 at the top.
As for this years lineup?
This is gonna be a really good year...maybe the best yet.

C DUB YA
01-25-2008, 07:22 PM
Die Hard here.

When I say diehard I was either living in NY or Ohio for every Coachella. Dropped some major cash over the years and it's always been worth it. Looks like I'm skipping this year though. not enough punch to make drop the $1200-$1500 to get there this year, esp. when I have other festival options (more than ever) this year.

More on the line-up:
The Portishead thing is way cool - a real winner in my book, GV obviously listened to the cries of those here and made it happen. Now however cool that having Portishead play can be, it is unfortuantely overshadowed by the ludacris choice of Jack Johnson. Let's not beat around the bush here. I think having Jack Johnson is a huge mistake for the festival, bigger than the Madonna fiasco by leaps and bounds. I've talked with a lot of people (outside this board) and everyone is like WTF? I've never seen this kind of negative feedback before? I realize its just one act of many, but it's the name that will be associated with 2008, and it's a mistake. He's not the only reason I'm not going, I have plenty. I can't believe I am typing this - makes me a bit sad really. I think I have promoted Coachella harder than anyone, actually I know I have.

Favorite year...
that's easy, the first one. 1999 had Underworld, Lamb, Morrissey, Spiritualized, DJ Shadow, and SFA, so nuff said. I also have always dug 2002 and 2003, because that was right before the crowds swelled to the cramped numbers it has been since Radiohead showed up in 2004. Before 2004 - you could actually see the artists in the tents! Crazy I know.

C DUB YA
01-26-2008, 01:06 PM
Wow there aren't that many of us I guess.

BROKENDOLL
01-26-2008, 01:44 PM
Hang on and go c dub ya...Have you ever been disappointed before?

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
01-26-2008, 01:46 PM
1999 is the only year I never went to....I was too young and hadn't heard of the festival yet...

C DUB YA
01-26-2008, 08:46 PM
Its really hard for me to pull the trigger this year gang - I needed the line up to knock me on my ass - it didn't.

I have a one year old and he babbled something about Radiohead in Cleveland and about 75% of the acts this year playing $5-$10 shows near my city.

Just this past weekend we had Times New Viking, Louis XIV, Hot Hot Heat and Editors all on one bill - for get this - $12!!! In the next couple weeks I am going to Vampire Weekend ($8), British Sea Power ($12), Dirtbombs ($10), National ($12), etc...

The only reason/s I would want to go:

1. Portishead (even though I've seen them before when it really counted)
2. Verve (I've seen them 3 times before with the full, original line up)
3. Gogol (even though I've seen them 4 times in the last 2 years)
4. Justice (they were there last year, plus are they even playing still?)
5. Reverend and the Makers (not for Coachella prices)
6. Does It Offend You Yeah? (not for Coachella prices)

I've seen Roger Waters and I cant stand JJ.

So this year plopping down a nice bit of change ($1500) doesn't seem worth it. Not that it wouldn't be fun, it would. But I'm going to hit a ton of those acts here for a lot less money over the next few months and I'll actually be able to see them as well.

Boris
01-14-2013, 11:29 PM
Confirmed travel and will be attending Coachella weeks 1&2 Year 14!
Favorite years were '99,07,08,.
Spent week one last Year checking out most of the popular headling acts.
Week Two checked out the artist I missed during week one.
I do enjoy hitting up the farmers market getting some fresh fruits and vegetables
eating a great lunch and hitting the grounds just after gates open.
I turn 45 next year, still have a few Coachellas left in me.
Bidding on a Ticket for Glastonbury this year as well.





Boris the Coachella Vet. '99,'01,'02,'03,'04,'05,'06,'07,'08,'09,'10,'11,'1 2( 2)

Boris
01-14-2013, 11:43 PM
God speed to you C DUB YA, wish we could of met.

IRSCOTT
01-15-2013, 02:51 AM
Poor boris STILL stuck in the glory days of 2008...

EVillSD
01-15-2013, 11:22 AM
8808Right here. I've never missed one. Even went both weekends last year. Was 21 years old in 99. Grew up in Palm Desert. Moved to San Diego by 2004 and will be hooked for life.

algunz
01-15-2013, 11:32 AM
How did I miss this before?

Been every year and besides the first which is always the best, I loved 2001, 2004, 2006, and 2008. This year I am determined will be the best ever, because it may finally be my last year.

weezy f baby
01-15-2013, 12:00 PM
8808Right here. I've never missed one. Even went both weekends last year. Was 21 years old in 99. Grew up in Palm Desert. Moved to San Diego by 2004 and will be hooked for life.

On the next episode of Hoarders...

canexplain
01-15-2013, 01:46 PM
How did I miss this before?

Been every year and besides the first which is always the best, I loved 2001, 2004, 2006, and 2008. This year I am determined will be the best ever, because it may finally be my last year.

Geez I might finally meet you and yours and THIS IS YOUR LAST YEAR.....Yikes.....They get a new house, bringing up a kidlet, and now ignore Coachella. You got 2 of the 3 right :) ....I only have gone to two as of now, but it looks like I hit a good one in 06.....cr****

Not my pic....

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j211/canexplain/gunz2aaa.jpg

Errant
01-15-2013, 01:54 PM
I missed the first year (was married to a dick) and last year (the two weekends really threw me).

brando4n82
01-15-2013, 02:56 PM
Have not been every year, but 2013 marks my 10th year in a row at Coachella. Went to my first Chella in 2004 when I was 15 on a whim to see Radiohead and ended up discovering so much music.

MY favorite years have been 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2010


Every year though really has been nothing short of amazing except 2012.

brokenDREAMS
01-15-2013, 03:22 PM
I only missed '02 + '03 and saturday of '04 (drove to the glasshouse to miss the last two-day pass by 10 minutes after TM sold out). I only went to the first weekend of coachella last year. 1999 is still my favorite year of them all and Plastikman in the sahara '10 is my favorite performance ever at coachella. I was also at Pearl Jam's concert at the polo field in '94!

I'll be there this year for the first weekend only.

wstsidela
01-15-2013, 04:05 PM
This year will be my 10th consecutive year

Riggins33
01-15-2013, 04:07 PM
You guys all sound pretty old, it's about time you geezers switch to Stagecoach.

thom cobain
01-15-2013, 04:12 PM
13th consecutive year for me. going twice again.

Riggins33
01-15-2013, 04:14 PM
You guys all seem so hip, I liked Coachella before it was cool!!!!!! Maybe it's time for you hip cats to move on to something else now that its become so popular.

meyouseek
01-15-2013, 04:42 PM
While we were hip enough to discover the festival before it was cool, we've since aged and are no longer hip enough to discover the next cool thing.

This year is 12 in a row for me. Hooray, me!

bartelby
01-15-2013, 04:47 PM
my 10th year this year....will be (and did) go for both weekends

psychic friend
01-15-2013, 05:04 PM
I'm a vet

blackchango
01-15-2013, 06:39 PM
This will be number 14 for me this year! Can't really say which year has been my favorite, every Coachella I have attended has it's own story to tell.

blackchango
01-15-2013, 06:42 PM
I'm a vet


http://youtu.be/PXFStSXME4M

MantisMel
01-15-2013, 07:07 PM
This year will be my 12th year missing 1999 and 2005. My favorite year was probably 2003, Underworld was so amazing words cannot explain.

dancefreak
01-16-2013, 10:27 AM
Vet since 99 but this will only be my 8th time as I had an extended hiatus in the middle.

ivankay
01-16-2013, 11:07 AM
Still here. Every year and every day of Coachella on the Polo Fields. my streak was broken when i could only pull off the Bahamas part of the recent cruise. i am a failure.

Sexecutioner
01-16-2013, 11:35 AM
I've been to every year except '03, when I was living abroad. I also missed a single day in '99, '02, '12. So if my math is correct...out of the 34 total days of Coachella, I've been to 29 (not counting the cruise, which I also missed) :(.

JustSteve
01-16-2013, 11:47 AM
I will def. be on the cruise this year!

sacleonard
01-16-2013, 12:01 PM
This is my 10th consecutive year. We didn't move to CA until 2003, or else I would have made the earlier festivals.

TomAz
01-16-2013, 12:33 PM
04 05 07 08 09 10 11 12 ... 13

but that doesn't make me TRUE

hiphophd
01-16-2013, 12:41 PM
Supposed to go to 02' just moved to Cali, made it 03, 04, 05, 06. 07, 08, 09, 10', 11', 12' and going this year for my 11th in a row. So many awesome days and memorable experiences in the desert. This is the best time of year to get it going and here we come Indio.