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Goodtoknow
04-28-2008, 02:52 PM
I might still be riding high but, I have never been to a festival/experienced anything as rad as this year.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO WAS THERE!

evilmushroompie
04-28-2008, 03:45 PM
Hell yeah!!! SO many mind-blowing things. Great great great.

shaggyduck
04-28-2008, 03:51 PM
My first, so definitely the best for me.

I had a blast. I'm def going to make this something I do every year.

applexcorrre
04-28-2008, 09:57 PM
this was my first year too.
it was soo fucking amazing.
i won the lifetime tix so ill definitely becoming back every year..... for..the rest... of.. my... life....

Senor Cardgage
04-28-2008, 10:02 PM
Like I said after my first time in 04:

"I am never going to miss this....ever......again"

Geno_g
04-28-2008, 10:05 PM
Was better than last year and rage, plus it wasn't as hot, Roger's show was great, justice tore it down, and also in the camp on saturday that drum circle was great, I will miss those Coachella mounted horse cops.

Ciara Christine
04-28-2008, 10:07 PM
this was my first year too.
it was soo fucking amazing.
i won the lifetime tix so ill definitely becoming back every year..... for..the rest... of.. my... life....

in the raffle, or did you find that pig?

PrettyRagdoll
04-28-2008, 10:18 PM
Yeah, I'll definitely co-sign that statement. This year was insanely fun and intense

applexcorrre
04-28-2008, 10:19 PM
in the raffle, or did you find that pig?

won it in carpoolchella. so stoked!

Senor Cardgage
04-28-2008, 10:22 PM
won it in carpoolchella. so stoked!

That cant be true. Im fairly certain that our team slashed your tires in Barstow.

TonyWonder
04-28-2008, 10:29 PM
Perfect Coachella - 10/10

I don't see how Coachella 08 could ever be topped...it could conceivably be matched, but there comes a point of greatness that is simply top tier and incomparable.

Verve Kraftwerk Portishead Prince Roger Waters Aphex Twin Fatboy Slim Goldfrapp Hot Chip MGMT and on and on down the list...UNREAL.

zikade
04-28-2008, 10:30 PM
While I wouldn't say it was the overall best year, it had the single best DAY ever at least (Saturday).

applexcorrre
04-28-2008, 10:40 PM
That cant be true. Im fairly certain that our team slashed your tires in Barstow.

haha didnt even drive through barstow. sorry man =\

Smokenut
04-29-2008, 01:36 AM
I danced with the black skin green eyed god in sahara when sasha & digweed

played that crazy fucking filtered BASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

THAT SHIT WAS FUCKING LIFE CHANGING

DANNY TENEGLIA??

I never danced so hard in my life, i lead the people to dance around in a circle with my sombrero on the floor

like i said

THAT SHIT WAS FUCKING LIFE CHANGING(TOO)

OMG....I am going to miss this year!

;) FUCK YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marnie
04-29-2008, 12:26 PM
Absolutely! Me 2! I had the best time ever! I am already planning for next year.:dumbo

canexplain
04-29-2008, 12:34 PM
04 and 05 were pretty damn great but since i didnt go to 08, guess i will never know :( x****

Kali27
04-29-2008, 12:35 PM
4th year and definitely the BEST (especially Saturday)... It gets better every year for me...

Skookumchuk
04-29-2008, 12:40 PM
I danced with the black skin green eyed god in sahara when sasha & digweed

played that crazy fucking filtered BASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

THAT SHIT WAS FUCKING LIFE CHANGING

DANNY TENEGLIA??

I never danced so hard in my life, i lead the people to dance around in a circle with my sombrero on the floor

like i said

THAT SHIT WAS FUCKING LIFE CHANGING(TOO)

OMG....I am going to miss this year!

;) FUCK YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're the man! Can't wait to dance around the sombrero next year. The Sahara was indeed fantastic.
Steve

dethroned
04-29-2008, 12:41 PM
Definitely the best Coachella for me so far. It had such a nice, mellow vibe all weekend. It wasn't overrun by rude fans of any one band (see Tool in '06 and Rage in '07) and the weather on Sunday was perfect! Can't wait for next year!!!

morphous12
04-29-2008, 12:52 PM
This year was unbelievable. I was in awe. I still can't believe it, even though I saw it with my own eyes. It was like a weird dream - and I was there to see it. Will it even be possible to top the spectacle that was Coachella 2008?

75 Miles
04-29-2008, 12:52 PM
This was only my second year but hell yes, it topped last year by far!

How could it ever be topped? tonywonder is right...matched, perhaps. But I don't know how it could be topped.

Goodtoknow
04-29-2008, 01:12 PM
...GV has big shoes to fill for the 10 year anniversary...

Kali27
04-29-2008, 01:13 PM
hell yes they do... and I am fully expecting them to NOT let me down either...

Skookumchuk
04-29-2008, 02:28 PM
I'm totally in agreement with all of you and this was my favorite Coachella, and I'm really not trying to be a jerk here, but wasn't this the 10th year anniversary?

MarkO
04-29-2008, 02:30 PM
No show in '00.

Skookumchuk
04-29-2008, 02:39 PM
Gotcha. Sorry about that.

I love the messag boards right after the show because everyone is so happy. I would have gottten killed for a mistake like that a month ago.
Cheers.

amyzzz
04-29-2008, 02:43 PM
Saturday was indeed the best single day of my Coachella experience ever, especially at the main stage. God, was that an awesome day!

Hopeless Semantic
04-29-2008, 03:04 PM
2001, 2002, 2007, 2008 were the 4 times I had the privilege to attend Coachella and I had the most fun in 2008. I mean, all 4 times I had fun, but in two of the years (2002 & 2007) I was dumped via voicemail lol. Last year it happened during Jose Gonzalez and I believe it was during Jane's Addiction in 2001...not sure about that one because I had left this planet lol.

No worries, though...I wouldn't trade the Coachella experience for anything, anymore. =)

gorazd
04-29-2008, 04:02 PM
Friday was the lamest Coachella Day since 2006

Cammo
04-29-2008, 06:46 PM
this was my first year too.
it was soo fucking amazing.
i won the lifetime tix so ill definitely becoming back every year..... for..the rest... of.. my... life....

Wait...Do you remember me taking this picture?

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/Rambo22727/Picture156.jpg

applexcorrre
04-30-2008, 10:11 PM
im not in that picture anywhere :P
did they give out the lifetime tickets to more than one car?

unknown
05-01-2008, 07:04 PM
this was my first year too.
it was soo fucking amazing.
i won the lifetime tix so ill definitely becoming back every year..... for..the rest... of.. my... life....

what a way to start off your first Coachella - winning lifetime tickets!


i envy you.

Guillero
05-01-2008, 07:29 PM
07 was the first one I went to. I had almost never been to a concert before. Only exceptions were Tool in a basketball stadium (very bad acoustics), and some local stuff they've now closed down that pretty sucked bad.

07 was shocking. The memory of it felt like it was the only good time I had ever had in my whole life. 08 was good too, but it didn't hit me as hard unfortunately. It'll be better next year when I go with other people. My friends are finally starting to catch on to how much they're missing not going.

My regret this year was not hitting the Sahara as much as last year, though, yeah, I know, it wasn't as good.

stinkbutt
05-01-2008, 07:37 PM
My regret this year was not hitting the Sahara as much as last year, though, yeah, I know, it wasn't as good.

Dumbest thing I've read in awhile on these boards

RickeyinLA
05-01-2008, 08:28 PM
I've been to the past eight and the first one was a life changing experience.

The rest have been life enhancing experiences that I cannot live without.

See you in three hundred and fifty eight days.

adctvprsnlty
05-01-2008, 08:49 PM
I've been to six of nine festivals (starting in '99)... this was the best one by far. There was just something in the air this year that I've never felt before, some synergy...

I credit Jack Johnson.

hellshock
05-01-2008, 10:55 PM
I've been to Coachella the past three years and this year was hands down the best.

Friday was an all round great day. Saturday and Sunday was mind blowing. Portishead should have played 30 mins longer and Prince was amazing. Roger Waters exceeded my expectations and delivered on a show that I believe no one will ever rival at Coachella.

P squared + Roger Waters = Greatest Coachella ever!

The Sahara tent was also amazing.

Till next year.

tripcalifornia
05-02-2008, 01:06 PM
Yup, all in all this was my favorite year as well :) Had a great camping set up with TONS of shade, already-broken-in shoes, a base "tan" so that I wouldn't fry from the shock of such intense direct sun exposure, my boyfriend came with me this year so I got to share the whole festival with him instead of just cruising around by myself when I've gone with my friends, I started saving funds in November so I was plenty financially prepared, there was a good breeze to take the edge off the scalding heat, no whiners in my group, tons of great music, and a LOT of room inside the fest! EVERYTHING was just so chill and perfect :)

Riot Nrrrd™
05-02-2008, 08:45 PM
The first one in 1999 was the best one.

(You knew someone was going to have to say that, so I said it. :-P )

Oh for the days when Electronic Music was the focus and not the red-headed bastard stepchild. Never to be seen again after 1999 ...

stinkbutt
05-02-2008, 08:48 PM
red-headed bastard stepchild

He was there
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk212/gravytrainridesagain/IMG_0860.jpg

matsuolost
05-03-2008, 03:57 PM
Friday was the lamest Coachella Day since 2006

haha yeah right

friday for me was the best day of the weekend
les savy fav, jens lekman, the national, diplo, aphex twin, the verve, spank rock, fatboy slim all top

and this year was simply amazing
to anyone that was under the amazing lights outside the sahara on saturday before the cops came
you know what im talking about
best coachella ever


since 06. that cant be topped

PassiveTheory
05-03-2008, 04:00 PM
BEST COACHELLA YET.

zenidogx
05-03-2008, 04:58 PM
keeps getting better for me.
08 > 07 > 06

Pixiessp
05-03-2008, 05:07 PM
Saturday was indeed the best single day of my Coachella experience ever, especially at the main stage. God, was that an awesome day!

you touched Beth's hand and told her you loved her and I will forever be jealous.

Natelevmofuggaz
05-03-2008, 05:11 PM
Man this was my third coachella (06 07 08) and I have to say this one definatley kicked the most ass. There was just some new vibe this year that almost put me to tears I was so happy. Fucking amazing.

zenidogx
05-03-2008, 05:30 PM
Man this was my third coachella (06 07 08) and I have to say this one definatley kicked the most ass. There was just some new vibe this year that almost put me to tears I was so happy. Fucking amazing.

i felt that too. the vibe was just incredible.

PC-2 Violence
05-03-2008, 05:41 PM
Man this was my third coachella (06 07 08) and I have to say this one definatley kicked the most ass. There was just some new vibe this year that almost put me to tears I was so happy. Fucking amazing.

Well put. This was the best Coachella yet! Something was created this year on the fields that no man can physically construct with his hands.

hendrixfan143
05-03-2008, 06:09 PM
Maybe not the best ever, I did like how the stages were never really that crowded, only a couple of shows

emtgreg
05-03-2008, 06:37 PM
the vibe was amazing...and it got packed soon enough, it was only really empty in the early afternoon...the night time was PACKED...

Stainofmind
05-03-2008, 10:32 PM
Don't get me wrong this years Coachella was fun but I think 2007 is still my favorite Coachella yet. I hope Coachella 2009 will top 2007.

emtgreg
05-03-2008, 11:06 PM
I liked 07, but it was definitely a heavy rocker vibe (rhcp/rage thanks) and this year was a definite mellower, younger, less sweaty smelly disgusting and less rude fest...

I only got punched a couple times...and for christ sakes someone grabbed my ass...not my bag of tea, but hey, at least its a reminder i have a nice ass...

crazzz2007
05-03-2008, 11:18 PM
Perfect Coachella - 10/10

I don't see how Coachella 08 could ever be topped...it could conceivably be matched, but there comes a point of greatness that is simply top tier and incomparable.

you obviously haven't been to many coachellas.

crazzz2007
05-03-2008, 11:20 PM
Definitely the best Coachella for me so far. It had such a nice, mellow vibe all weekend. It wasn't overrun by rude fans of any one band (see Tool in '06 and Rage in '07) and the weather on Sunday was perfect! Can't wait for next year!!!

no one has ever been rude to me at coachella. i don't know what you're talking about.

crazzz2007
05-03-2008, 11:21 PM
Saturday was indeed the best single day of my Coachella experience ever, especially at the main stage. God, was that an awesome day!

this could be a true statement....it still hasn't fully sunk in.

crazzz2007
05-03-2008, 11:25 PM
I've been to six of nine festivals (starting in '99)... this was the best one by far. There was just something in the air this year that I've never felt before, some synergy...

I credit Jack Johnson.

you mean, despite Jack Johnson.

emtgreg
05-03-2008, 11:28 PM
i was actually suprised by the complete lack of ucla dollie types on the fields, i would have through our BRA JACK would have brought some more barbie types...but alas, it was well, coachella :)

fiopadp7791
05-04-2008, 08:21 AM
Like I said after my first time in 04:

"I am never going to miss this....ever......again"

For the people who this was your first year- Take that quote seriously! My first was '06, but could'nt go in '07. I was broke, jobless, tix were supposedley sold out (camping and 3-day), and I had new-job orientation the Mon. morn. after the 'fest in Minneapolis, MN (for a job that I still have now). So for all logisitcal, financial and practical reasons I couldn't go in '07. I still shoulda gone. I regret it so much.

So getting back in '08 was 2 years in the making for me. And I had a blast! I realized how much I missed it in '07. I actuialy remember watching about 2 minutes of the AT&T Blueroom webcast of Bjork's set in '07, and I was so pissed I wasn't there, that I just turned it off and walked away. I watched the NFL draft the next day miserable as hell. I like the draft, but it meant I wasn't at Coachella.

So, I'm rambling. But just appreciate the good times and good music the 'fest offers, and go as much as you can before things like getting married, having a career, and having a family get in the way.

fiopadp7791
05-04-2008, 08:24 AM
i was actually suprised by the complete lack of ucla dollie types on the fields, i would have through our BRA JACK would have brought some more barbie types...but alas, it was well, coachella :)

I can maybe buy this statement... but just in general there were so many hot chicks throughout the weekend of all different styles. Just beautiful women... everywhere... unfortunately with their boyfriends in tow in most cases lol. But I got my face painted by some cuties at the Cool Kids set on the main stage on Sunday lol.

codymckibb
06-17-2008, 11:07 AM
I agree with you Goodtoknow, it took me weeks to recover from how awesome this year was, and I'm still not sure I've gotten back into the swing of real life. It was a surreal experience, and I've been trying to capture it in words for weeks since:
http://www.thrillingheroics.com/2008/05/back-from-coachella-valley-music-arts-fest-2008.html

Botrocker
06-17-2008, 11:33 AM
It's better every year.

faxman75
06-17-2008, 01:51 PM
After hundreds of shows and Coachella for the past 4 years I can say without hesitation that Coachella 2008 was the experience of a lifetime. Flat out fucking amazing from start to finish. I don't expect it to ever be topped but I do know that I will be at Coachella every single year no matter the lineup.

Trust in Goldenvoice.......always....I can't wait to go back. It's my christmas every year.

Botrocker
06-18-2008, 10:44 AM
It's my Christmas also!!

Wheres the beef?
06-18-2008, 12:15 PM
2006 was the best year until 2007.
2007 was the best year until 2008.
2008 was the best year until 2009.
Etc....

PrettyRagdoll
06-18-2008, 05:36 PM
It's better every year.

That's pretty much my stance. However, I really don't see how it can get better then 2008, they may EQUAL 2008 somehow but not exceed. I mean, it's like that other poster said... This year was just surreal, like a brilliant dream.

Memorial_07
06-19-2008, 10:22 AM
I had so much more fun at '08 than '07. '07 just had better bands.
But i'll never forget 2008

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-20-2008, 07:26 AM
2004 has stood the test of time...2007 matches it because the lineup variety and the expanded 3 days....2008 is a 2nd placer for me....

lowfront
06-20-2008, 09:14 AM
Coachella 08 was the best experience of my life

Wheres the beef?
06-20-2008, 09:54 AM
Yup.

Ravingmad
06-23-2008, 09:46 PM
My third one, but I think this is the first time I suddenly got nostalgic for it out of nowhere and came back to the boards months later :) What a fantastic year it was.

Coachella 09 here we come!

bluemamba
07-05-2008, 05:12 PM
i came back home with my face all melted. Time of my life.

airguitarvet
07-06-2008, 08:14 PM
it gets better evry year