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scoop49er
04-16-2008, 01:19 PM
well we are only 8 days way and in about a week, alot of us will be going out to indio to have 3 days of music and fun in the sun. im curious to know why u decided to go to coachella 2008?

for me, this will be the 2nd year me and my wife go. i have to be honest, last year it just wasnt a concert, it was a experience. we had a amazing time meeting people from all over the world, drinking, eating and dancing and rocking out. so it was a easy choice this year... plus this is a great vacation for us. we go to concerts all year but this one is special. such a great vibe with such good music! so have fun everyone and see u out there! :) id love to hear ur story...

bballarl
04-16-2008, 01:20 PM
I like music, and this has been the highlight of my year since I started going in 2004. The vibe, the people, the bands, everything is amazing, and I bathe it all in the nostalgic rosy glow that most people reserve for talking about their childhood pre-1960.

menikmati
04-16-2008, 01:25 PM
Because I want to see Jupiter's Rings.

whynotsmile99
04-16-2008, 01:25 PM
well we are only 8 days way and in about a week, alot of us will be going out to indio to have 3 days of music and fun in the sun. im curious to know why u decided to go to coachella 2008?

for me, this will be the 2nd year me and my wife go. i have to be honest, last year it just wasnt a concert, it was a experience. we had a amazing time meeting people from all over the world, drinking, eating and dancing and rocking out. so it was a easy choice this year... plus this is a great vacation for us. we go to concerts all year but this one is special. such a great vibe with such good music! so have fun everyone and see u out there! :) id love to hear ur story...

ditto. plus its the one closest to me. can't beat it if you live in LA. Always an amazing line up. Always a great time. It's certainly something I can see myself going to every year, a real tradition. I love the Coachella dvd because all the interviews from Paul tollet, Perry and Wayne Coyne are spot on. Something to look forward to, having a real experience and enough crazy shit happening to look back on saying "we lived"

its much much more than just going to a few concerts

Suffacated
04-16-2008, 01:28 PM
The drive to Coachella is a breeze.

scoop49er
04-16-2008, 01:30 PM
yeah it just has a special vibe and ive been to hundreds of concerts. club shows, stadium shows, etc. i know for me i have 5 more work days left b4 its coachella vacation time but mentally ive already driven off to coachella land!!! lol

canexplain
04-16-2008, 01:33 PM
coachella consistenly has the best line up all in all .x****

suprefan
04-16-2008, 01:38 PM
Isnt this like the 4th version of this threaD? We made one in january.

scoop49er
04-16-2008, 01:41 PM
i wanted to make a new one since people who r still posting now are ones who r actually going for the most part so we will get some good stories.. tried back in jan and had nothing but assholes post so its cool to hear why people decide to pick a festival when there are so many choices... why coachella?

D,,d)
04-16-2008, 01:43 PM
I done my taxes on time. Its a gift to myself. This will be my first coachella!

scoop49er
04-16-2008, 01:46 PM
I done my taxes on time. Its a gift to myself. This will be my first coachella!


ur gonna love it!

amyzzz
04-16-2008, 01:47 PM
Portishead and close proximity and HABIT really. I've been to 5 Coachella's I think. I feel lucky that a really cool fest is only 4 hours drive away from me. I haven't been to any other American festivals (except the old touring Lollapalooza and Lilith Fair festivals), so I can't really compare anything to Coachella. I also went to the Reading festival and V festival back in 1999. Those were great, but nowhere near as cool as Coachella.

John Peel is My Co-pilot
04-16-2008, 01:55 PM
I'm not...




*sigh*

Boourns
04-16-2008, 03:06 PM
portishead. If it weren't for them, I would probably have spent the money to stalk radiohead more. But prince wouldve sent me scrambling for tickets at the last minute.

flowbee
04-16-2008, 03:19 PM
Because the Coachella Valley is beautiful, got connections on staying out a house down there and the festival reputation is top notch.

Blinken
04-16-2008, 03:30 PM
Last year was my first and i knew then i would be back no matter what. It looked i wouldn't be able to go because i had a lot of trouble finding work after i graduated college. I found a good job in November and knew then that i was going.

So here we are 8 days from the fest, my brother bailed when they saw he lineup, he wants me to go to lolla with him. Luckely my friends who missed out last year are going for their first times, because i raved about it to them for almost a whole year.

Sushov23
04-16-2008, 03:38 PM
because of The VERVE & PORTISHEAD. I think my head is going to explode during the verve, then somewhat recover, then explode during portishead

M Sparks
04-16-2008, 04:38 PM
Because I want to see Jupiter's Rings.

LOL.

It's the most major festival withing driving distance. The fact that it consistantly rules is just the icing on the cake.

boarderwoozel3
04-16-2008, 04:42 PM
Because its Coachella. The production and organization is top notch every year. And like every other year, when the festival kicks off the lineup is unique and thoroughly entertaining from top to bottom. I can bank on a great festival experience.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-16-2008, 05:16 PM
This will be my 8th Coachella (8 unbroken too!)....it is my time of the year to get away from everything:work, school, traffic, bills, and so on. It is my time to recharge and catch some AMAZING shows...I haven't been to any Euro festivals yet...but I have been to some big Japanese ones...Coachella is just as good if not better then any festival I have been too...Only fuji rock can compete (this is only based on the ones I have been too). Portishead, Kraftwerk, Roger Waters and Aphex fucking Twin will be amazing...fuck...I am in such a stellar mood I might even catch a song or 2 from JJ. (provided it isn't in direct conflict with RDJ :) )

slurpee
04-16-2008, 05:48 PM
I went in 2004.

I have been hooked since.

hendrixfan143
04-16-2008, 06:01 PM
Because I want to see Jupiter's Rings.

Same, they just put coachella above all the rest of the festivals

locachica73
04-16-2008, 06:10 PM
My sister is a music festival junkie. She has tried to get me to go to them in the past but I have never really been able to go. When she found out Prince was going to be at Coachella she knew it was her chance to get me to go. The craziest thing, I do not camp, but I have decided that I would do anything for Prince, even forgo a shower and sleep on the ground. I am 35 years old and this is my first music festival, she is also trying to get me to go to lollapalooza (sp?) in August for her 40th birthday so this is my preview to see if I can hang. It sounds like a great party though so I am excited.

This message board has been great to get me in the right mindset for such an experience, I already have my packing list and been shopping for all the necessities I have found on this board.

bender
04-16-2008, 06:45 PM
Well, compared to other festivals, Coachella for sure has the most depth in their lineup. When you compare their lineup to other festivals like say, Lollapalooza, (which I think is the second best lineup) It's easy to see the difference in their focus. Lollapalooza main focus is on headliners. They always have the best headliners (Daft Punk and Pearl Jam last year for example) but they never have the best festival. There isn't really anyone on their lineup that isn't playing at any other festival. They don't really take any risk by doing this. Radiohead, Rage, and Nine Inch Nails are sure to draw a big crowd but they're not doing anything special. Coachella on the other hand has its focus more towards the rest of the bands. They always bring out bands that you couldn't see anywhere else so I come every year all the way from Canada to see it. I'd like to say that the people who come to Coachella usually don't come for the headliners like most other festivals, even though that probably wasn't the case last year, but I think this year will be different. Hopefully there will be a decent amount of people there during the day compared to during the night.

quicksand
04-16-2008, 06:48 PM
Aphex Twin
Animal Collective
and Justice.
Without those 3 I'd be staying home.

Pixiessp
04-16-2008, 06:52 PM
I went in 2004.

I have been hooked since.

word.

locachica73
04-16-2008, 06:59 PM
Well I will admit, Prince is my draw but I am excited to see some of the other bands as well and some that I have never heard of. I am sure my sister will make sure we make the best of the experience and hit as many shows as humanly possible.

Pixiessp
04-16-2008, 06:59 PM
my first foray into Coachella land was in 2004 to see my beloved Pixies.
I had told anyone and everyone i would go to the ends of the earth to see the Pixies if they ever got back together. Luckily I did n't have to leave the state. That year I experienced something that the vast majority of Coachella
fanatics experience. sheer joy.

Pixiessp
04-16-2008, 07:00 PM
Well I will admit, Prince is my draw but I am excited to see some of the other bands as well and some that I have never heard of. I am sure my sister will make sure we make the best of the experience and hit as many shows as humanly possible.

you will be hooked. that is a guarantee.

woogie846
04-16-2008, 08:34 PM
Because I want to see Jupiter's Rings.

We have a winner!

I came in '06 and it was one of the most fun things I've ever done. 2007 topped that, and I know every year it'll get better and better.

I love the music, the setting, the atmosphere, and the experience. It's like a 3 day adventure.

betao
04-16-2008, 08:57 PM
This will be my first Coachella, and my 2nd music festival experience ever. I'll be coming from 3000 miles away, from Richmond, VA, at a young 19 years of age. Had I known about the festival a couple of years ago, I would have tried to go, but it would have been harder given my age.

So why am I going this year? Well, half of the reason is Kraftwerk. Being a die hard fan of EDM, this may be my one and only chance to see the godfathers of my music. Fatboy Slim, Portishead, Prince, Gogol Bordello, Animal Collective, Pendulum, Booka Shade, Justice, Simian Mobile Disco, Sasha/Digweed, Battles, and My Morning Jacket are all bonuses. Aphex Twin getting added was icing on the cake.

So this is my first Coachella ever, and being that I leave in for it in 8 days, words can't express how excited I am.

Cheers to all, i'll see you folks in the desert next weekend :)

MarkO
04-16-2008, 08:59 PM
I'm going because this is my chance to see Kraftwerk. I originally added Portishead to that list too but I'm now seeing them later in the year also. DSOTM, The Verve, The Raconteurs and of course Prince are also highlights for me this year. I keep to myself mostly so the 'vibe' doesn't mean much to me. I just go for the music.

This might be my last Coachella though.

betao
04-16-2008, 09:06 PM
Where are you going to see Portishead, MarkO?

MarkO
04-16-2008, 09:36 PM
They're playing two nights at the Primevera Sound festival in Barcelona.

betao
04-16-2008, 09:37 PM
Ah. Figures. Damn Europeans and their amazing lineups. You'll have fun at that shit man, wish I could go to Barcelona :(

paulb
04-16-2008, 09:39 PM
Im coming cause I love the lineup, I love the environment and experience and time had there...and its cheaper than Germany/Scotland

MarkO
04-16-2008, 09:40 PM
I'm lucky to have both the time and $ to indulge in shows like this.

Don't worry, in time you will too ... :)