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special44
05-23-2008, 02:11 PM
#1 - The first Coachella Festival (1999) was in October #2 - There was no Coachella in 2000 #3 - Aphex Twin was schedualed to play in 2001 but canceled #4 - Coachella 2001 was only one day #5 - A Perfect circle was the first band to play at the first Coachella #6 - Perry Farrell has performed at coachella 9 times and has played at every single Coachella - 1999 (as himself), 2001 (as part of Jane's Addiction), 2002, 2003 (last-minute surprise performance in the Gobi tent as DJ Peretz), 2004, 2005 (as DJ Peretz), 2006 (as a special guest of Hybrid), 2007 (as part of Satellite Party and a guest of The nightwatchman), 2008 #7 - Josh Homme comes in second with 5 apperances - 2002 and 2003 (with Queens of the Stone Age), 2004 (with The Desert Sessions), 2005 (with UNKLE), 2006 (with Eagles of Death Metal)
#8 - 3rd place is a tie, with 4 performances each, between The Chemical Bros. (1999, 2001, 2002, 2005) and Maynard James Keenan 1999 (performed with A Perfect Circle, Rage Against the Machine and Tool), 2006 (with Tool) #9 - Additionally.. there are 14 artists who have played 3 times and 54 artists who have played twice #10 - The Empire Polo Field had it's musical cherry popped when Pearl Jam and Tool played there on 11/5/93 #11 - There was no camping for the 2001 or 1999 festivals Let's hear your addtions to the list

zenidogx
05-23-2008, 02:33 PM
i read the wikipedia article too

Boourns
06-30-2008, 12:54 AM
#12 - lists jammed together in paragraph form are a pain in the ass to read

captncrzy
06-30-2008, 07:19 AM
who cares

BROKENDOLL
06-30-2008, 11:28 AM
I used to live on site at the polo grounds when Pearl Jam and Tool played in 1993. Not only did the grounds lose their music virginity, but people lost alot of shoes! For days after you could walk that dirt road and find a shoe here and a shoe there...everywhere a shoe!

slurpee
06-30-2008, 05:07 PM
i read the wikipedia article too

fuck yea

Memorial_07
07-01-2008, 10:29 AM
Rage had the largest crowd ever for a coachella headliner.

Roger Waters had the most expensive stage show for any coachella performer.

Prince is the only artist to ever go past 1:00 a.m. at Coachella.

Coachella had its first death in 2008.

Jack Johnson played to the quitest crowd of any headliner in coachella history.

Has reunited over 15 bands:
Portishead - First U.S. performance following 10-year hiatus
The Verve - First major U.S. performance of reunion
Love and Rockets
Swervedriver

2007
Rage Against the Machine reunited after seven years
Crowded House - Had reunited for a 12-month tour
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Happy Mondays

2006
Daft Punk - First U.S. performance since 1997
Tool - Not a reunion, but their first performance in three years

2005
Nine Inch Nails - First major show since 2000.
Bauhaus
Gang of Four
Cocteau Twins - Cancelled a month prior to the show

2004
Pixies
Kraftwerk - First US show since 1998, and marking only their third Southern California appearance since 1981.

2003
Iggy Pop & The Stooges

2002
Siouxsie and the Banshees

2001
Jane's Addiction

Wanted prince to play since the festival's inception and he always declined, until he was offered a reported 4.8 million

SFChrissy
07-01-2008, 10:45 AM
Roger Waters had the most expensive stage show for any coachella performer.
And probably the most non-eco friendly...

marooko
07-01-2008, 11:41 AM
And probably the most non-eco friendly...

but he meant good, and thats what counts. hahahaha

psychic friend
07-01-2008, 12:02 PM
There was no death at coachella 2008.

psychic friend
07-01-2008, 12:03 PM
And probably the most non-eco friendly...

the confetti was biodegradable, in case anyone cares.

marooko
07-01-2008, 12:11 PM
nope, no one cares.

SFChrissy
07-01-2008, 12:12 PM
the confetti was biodegradable, in case anyone cares.
That's refreshing...what 'bout the propoganda flyers that missed the coachella audience target???

zenidogx
07-01-2008, 12:35 PM
worst. bump. ever.

Memorial_07
07-01-2008, 12:36 PM
There was no death at coachella 2008.

yes there was.
heroin overdose

psychic friend
07-01-2008, 12:54 PM
that was not at coachella music & arts festival.. that was off site at some coachella valley residents private land.

psychic friend
07-01-2008, 12:55 PM
That's refreshing...what 'bout the propoganda flyers that missed the coachella audience target???

biodegradable

marooko
07-01-2008, 12:58 PM
moral: its ok to litter as long as its biodegradable.

SFChrissy
07-01-2008, 01:19 PM
moral: its ok to litter as long as its biodegradable.I do that with fruit, nutshells, roaches & chundahhh...

When my kids want to litter they ask me if it's biodegradable before tossing it out the window...

Boourns
07-01-2008, 01:47 PM
Prince did not get 4.8 million. Perez Hilton is full of shit.

emtgreg
07-01-2008, 06:49 PM
I was awesome this year at Coachella, just like the year before.

RotationSlimWang
07-01-2008, 07:27 PM
Those are some fucking half-assed facts, Memorial.

Boourns
07-01-2008, 08:45 PM
The campgrounds are 40 acres. But minus a mule.

Cpt. Funkaho
07-02-2008, 01:08 AM
Prince is the only artist to ever go past 1:00 a.m. at Coachella.


Can anyone give me verification about whether or not this is true? I mean, it's plausible, but it also definitely seems possible that someone else has been that far over. I know Fatboy Slim came pretty close if he didn't go past 1, but I was too busy having the time of my life to look at my watch and see for sure. Dani, you still lurking about? Can we get a thumbs up/thumbs down on whether Prince is the only one to ever go past one?

Courtney
07-02-2008, 09:24 AM
It seems plausible to me, because I think I have some vague recollection of official curfew being changed from 12:00 to 12:30, or thereabouts.

algunz
07-02-2008, 10:24 AM
I'v had some great fucks at Coachella every year.

RotationSlimWang
07-02-2008, 10:27 AM
I'v had some great fucks at Coachella every year.

Never let it be said that schoolteachers aren't classy.

algunz
07-02-2008, 10:28 AM
Thanks. That means a lot coming from you.

BROKENDOLL
07-02-2008, 11:35 AM
that was not at coachella music & arts festival.. that was off site at some coachella valley residents private land. Very well worded Dani. Suffacated and I were wondering about that.

algunz
07-02-2008, 11:42 AM
It's just semantics.

psychic friend
07-02-2008, 12:16 PM
its not semantics at all. there was no death at the festival and I don't appreciate the spread of false info. It was not at the festival NOR was it at our onsite camping. It was offsite at some Un-permitted private land.

Memorial_07
07-02-2008, 12:21 PM
Those are some fucking half-assed facts, Memorial.

complain to whoever booked them.
i was just naming facts

Memorial_07
07-02-2008, 12:21 PM
Prince did not get 4.8 million. Perez Hilton is full of shit.

He had to have been pretty close considering how exclusive prince is

BROKENDOLL
07-02-2008, 12:36 PM
its not semantics at all. there was no death at the festival and I don't appreciate the spread of false info. It was not at the festival NOR was it at our onsite camping. It was offsite at some Un-permitted private land. Just curious, and you can tell me it's none of my fucking business... will the off-site people be held responsible for that deal becaue of the unpermitted issue? I know alot of people that live close to the fest were offering rooms, etc here in the local ads, and I'm sure they'ld think twice about that knowing they could be held responsible, no? Like I said, you can say, "Noneyofuckin'bizness" if y'ant.

airguitarvet
07-02-2008, 01:00 PM
its not semantics at all. there was no death at the festival and I don't appreciate the spread of false info. It was not at the festival NOR was it at our onsite camping. It was offsite at some Un-permitted private land.

right on... do a little research before you make such a bold comment.

psychic friend
07-02-2008, 01:12 PM
will the off-site people be held responsible for that deal

I have no idea - I would assume in general that most parents would sue. I would assume the police would investigate. who knows.

Wheres the beef?
07-02-2008, 01:14 PM
What about xnmbx? DIdnt he die in his tent at onsite camping?

SFChrissy
07-02-2008, 01:15 PM
What about xnmbx? DIdnt he die in his tent at onsite camping?Are you talking 'bout vynilmartyr??? I think officially that was associated with dehydration...

psychic friend
07-02-2008, 01:20 PM
xbmnx was not at coachella onsite camping... offsite.. some random person's land.

Boourns
07-02-2008, 03:45 PM
Coachella's tears cure cancer. Too bad Coachella has never cried.

Memorial_07
07-02-2008, 04:57 PM
Coachella's tears cure cancer. Too bad Coachella has never cried.

stolen chuck norris joke.
nice

BROKENDOLL
07-02-2008, 05:18 PM
I have no idea - I would assume in general that most parents would sue. I would assume the police would investigate. who knows. I kinda gathered his drug use was no secret. He liked living on the edge in his highs, so it would seem unfair if the people who were kind enough to provide a place for him to camp, were to face punishment for something they had no control over. Very sad indeed. Thanks Dani~

fatbastard
07-03-2008, 07:05 AM
#1 - The first Coachella Festival (1999) was in October #2 - There was no Coachella in 2000 #3 - Aphex Twin was schedualed to play in 2001 but canceled #4 - Coachella 2001 was only one day #5 - A Perfect circle was the first band to play at the first Coachella #6 - Perry Farrell has performed at coachella 9 times and has played at every single Coachella - 1999 (as himself), 2001 (as part of Jane's Addiction), 2002, 2003 (last-minute surprise performance in the Gobi tent as DJ Peretz), 2004, 2005 (as DJ Peretz), 2006 (as a special guest of Hybrid), 2007 (as part of Satellite Party and a guest of The nightwatchman), 2008 #7 - Josh Homme comes in second with 5 apperances - 2002 and 2003 (with Queens of the Stone Age), 2004 (with The Desert Sessions), 2005 (with UNKLE), 2006 (with Eagles of Death Metal)
#8 - 3rd place is a tie, with 4 performances each, between The Chemical Bros. (1999, 2001, 2002, 2005) and Maynard James Keenan 1999 (performed with A Perfect Circle, Rage Against the Machine and Tool), 2006 (with Tool) #9 - Additionally.. there are 14 artists who have played 3 times and 54 artists who have played twice #10 - The Empire Polo Field had it's musical cherry popped when Pearl Jam and Tool played there on 11/5/93 #11 - There was no camping for the 2001 or 1999 festivals Let's hear your addtions to the list

#12 - Fatbastard, a Coachella board member, suffered from gas on Day 2 of 2002.

airguitarvet
07-06-2008, 08:15 PM
random fact- 2008 was airguitarvet's FIFTH YEAR in attendance

emtgreg
07-07-2008, 12:05 AM
another random coachella related fact:

don't piss off dani

correlation #1:

making her repeat herself irritates her :)

correlation #2:

talking about dani in a public space...bad idea...

oshi...

Xenocide
07-07-2008, 12:43 AM
Fun Fact #13, Dani is serious about PR...



There was no death at coachella 2008.

good point... technically, he died later at another location... but he was a festival-goer who died DURING Coachella weekend... has anyone confirmed that he walked out of the festival of his own accord? if he TOOK what killed him on the festival grounds, but expired later, what does that really mean?

let's say somebody got shot at coachella, is driven by ambulence to a hospital, where they later die, does that mean no one died at Coachella, cause 'actually' they died at a hospital? even if one DID ever die at Coachella, paramedics wouldn't declare the person dead until they arrived at a hospital anyway...

in MY opinion, if what killed him was taken on festival grounds and/or he had to be carried out by friends at the end of the night, he died at Coachella...


the confetti was biodegradable, in case anyone cares.

unless the confetti was made of concrete or metal, this seems to be a pointless statement... over a long enough period of time, all carbon-based materials are biodegradable...

in my experience, most confetti is made of PAPER... since when is paper NOT biodegradable? sure, it may be processed to biodegrade QUICKER, but that doesn't really mean anything... even that shitty plastic-type confetti will biodegrade at some point, and probably long before next year's fest (although with the lack of moisture in the indio area this could be argued)...

BROKENDOLL
07-07-2008, 01:10 AM
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w18/1BROKENDOLL/IMGP0724.jpg http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w18/1BROKENDOLL/IMGP0726.jpg FACT: A Churro has been known to provide the nourishment necessary in order to sustain energy levels needed for dancing and at times, basic survival at Coachella. I have recently discovered a place here that's very close to home. (Too close, maybe.) They make authentic and fresh churros to order. Regular, strawberry, caramel, and vanilla filled flavors are offered. I will currently be testing these churros for their ability to help me sustain and survive until Coachella 2009. BTW...So far, the caramel filled has proven itself to be damned fuckin' tasty! (I'll be the chubby ol' lady runnin' around Coach in 2009!)

Xenocide
07-07-2008, 06:11 AM
looks like randy's cock infected with syphillis... (in other words, randy's cock)

RotationSlimWang
07-07-2008, 06:47 AM
Fun Fact #13, Dani is serious about PR...




good point... technically, he died later at another location... but he was a festival-goer who died DURING Coachella weekend... has anyone confirmed that he walked out of the festival of his own accord? if he TOOK what killed him on the festival grounds, but expired later, what does that really mean?

let's say somebody got shot at coachella, is driven by ambulence to a hospital, where they later die, does that mean no one died at Coachella, cause 'actually' they died at a hospital? even if one DID ever die at Coachella, paramedics wouldn't declare the person dead until they arrived at a hospital anyway...

in MY opinion, if what killed him was taken on festival grounds and/or he had to be carried out by friends at the end of the night, he died at Coachella...

He walked out. He was fine for a while after leaving the festival, not sure exactly how many hours but I know that he was conscious and put himself to bed. Died in his sleep I do believe--most opiate ODs take several hours to actually depress the respiratory system enough to become fatal.

suprefan
07-13-2008, 09:36 AM
They missed about which artists have played more than once over the same weekend. That would be Dave Grohl in 2002 with Foo Fighters and Queens of the stone age, and Maynard in 1999 with A Perfect Circle and Tool.

Boourns
07-13-2008, 11:26 AM
let's say somebody got shot at coachella, is driven by ambulence to a hospital, where they later die, does that mean no one died at Coachella, cause 'actually' they died at a hospital? even if one DID ever die at Coachella, paramedics wouldn't declare the person dead until they arrived at a hospital anyway...


Exactly. Nobody dies at Disney.

menikmati
07-13-2008, 11:56 AM
Didn't the Cure go past 1am?

thewindowliquor
07-13-2008, 01:34 PM
Didn't the Cure go past 1am?

What about the Orb back in.. 01, I think?

gaypalmsprings
07-13-2008, 02:36 PM
When Ben died after attending Coachella, it was from a drug overdose. If ingested at Coachella, would that lead to a lawsuit for GV?

From the postings previously, it sounds like he needed an intervention from a long history of drug abuse & no one stepped up to the bat. When he hit bottom, it was death.

Maybe something more can be done at Coachella 2009 to spread awareness or prevent such tragedies - and for this board to do less promotion of drug abuse.

Take care of your Coachella friends, not by supplying and covering up, but by prevention and having the balls to say "no."

Instead of just denying & saying it happened on someone else's property, it was in fact Coachella-related. Ben's death is an alert to GV to be more pro-active. One way is by the moderator of this message board to delete postings of illegal drug activity.

RotationSlimWang
07-13-2008, 02:43 PM
Fuck you, Gay. Ben never used this board for any drug procurement. It's a goddamn music festival, people are going to do drugs. Should the Olympics be held responsible for every single instance of someone injuring themselves off their property in the private residence they'd rented to attend?

Know who's to blame for Ben's death? BEN. He knew the risks and he fucked up, and these are the costs. Not Coachella, not the message board, not his friends, nobody. The problem with this country is trying to foist the blame for other peoples' actions away from where it rightfully belongs.

menikmati
07-13-2008, 02:44 PM
What about the Orb back in.. 01, I think?

I think Orb had just gone over either 12am or 12:30am.

zenidogx
07-13-2008, 08:03 PM
Maybe something more can be done at Coachella 2009 to spread awareness or prevent such tragedies - and for this board to do less promotion of drug abuse.



that's a good point. you guys make it sound like drugs are a necessity.
they're not. do drugs, i dont care, but make it a point to tell me how cool you are and list the drugs you take, shit, that's annoying.

we cant blame this board for a death, but we can point out that this board promotes drugs abuse way too much.

for the record: three Coachellas attended, no drugs abused.

anti-square
07-13-2008, 08:17 PM
This board promotes drug use in the respective threads, which is a tiny percentage of all threads.

anti-square
07-13-2008, 08:18 PM
Like, less than .oo1% to be exact.

zenidogx
07-13-2008, 08:27 PM
"that _____ set was so so epic. the _____ made it much better"
a sentence like this promotes drug use.

zenidogx
07-13-2008, 08:28 PM
don't get me wrong. if it makes you have a good time, enjoy yourself. but don't give me the details of your experimentations.

RotationSlimWang
07-13-2008, 08:35 PM
A sentence like that also promotes concerts.

RotationSlimWang
07-13-2008, 08:38 PM
And if you don't want the details I'd say it's your responsibility to not fucking read. It's hardly our responsibility to edit ourselves for you. Maybe Gaypalm should be forced to leave the "gay" out of his name to cater to homophobes.

What about that actually, Gay? Homosexuality has health risks associated with it too, does it not? Should you have to conceal parts of your life under the auspice that discussing such things is promoting a dangerous lifestyle?

anti-square
07-13-2008, 08:43 PM
You promote gay shit harder than Gay, gay.

RotationSlimWang
07-13-2008, 08:44 PM
Well unlike Gay, I'm not prejudiced.

anti-square
07-13-2008, 08:46 PM
I bet gay snorts huge lines off the crack young 19-year old gays. That's what I would do if I didn't suppress my urges.

anti-square
07-13-2008, 08:47 PM
For drug use that is.

RotationSlimWang
07-13-2008, 08:47 PM
You really think it's an important difference that you can only get 15 year old gays?

zenidogx
07-13-2008, 08:47 PM
And if you don't want the details I'd say it's your responsibility to not fucking read. It's hardly our responsibility to edit ourselves for you. Maybe Gaypalm should be forced to leave the "gay" out of his name to cater to homophobes.

What about that actually, Gay? Homosexuality has health risks associated with it too, does it not? Should you have to conceal parts of your life under the auspice that discussing such things is promoting a dangerous lifestyle?

that's ridiculous, randy.

all of what you wrote.

fyi, i do shrug off drug use comments. and i focus on what the post has to do with the thread/ tangent.

and c'mon. leave gay alone. the only way his name would be offensive is if it was "nocondomrandompartnerspalmsprings"

anti-square
07-13-2008, 08:57 PM
You really think it's an important difference that you can only get 15 year old gays?
I would hope so.

that's ridiculous, randy.

all of what you wrote.

fyi, i do shrug off drug use comments. and i focus on what the post has to do with the thread/ tangent.

and c'mon. leave gay alone. the only way his name would be offensive is if it was "nocondomrandompartnerspalmsprings"

So drug endorsers should find a three letter word that implies all the awesome that comes with drug use?

RotationSlimWang
07-13-2008, 09:01 PM
Well thank you for "shrugging off" our comments. But frankly, you have no fucking business being offended by it in the first place. No more than I do being offended at Gay's cocksucking.

zenidogx
07-13-2008, 09:08 PM
i'm not offended, yeah?

i just don't think it's necessary to emphasize how drugs are cool. it's encouraging to people that may not be stable enough for drug use.

as for gay, when he appears in a thread, usually other people bring up his lifestlye choice. i usually see him posting hilarious pictures.

RotationSlimWang
07-13-2008, 09:10 PM
I don't think you get the point. I don't see why anyone should have to edit anything they do on the grounds that it immorally influences others. If Gay or anyone for that matter wanted to mention their love of sucking cock at a show I don't see how we have any business telling them otherwise. Similarly, you don't have any business telling me that I shouldn't be able to discuss my drug use. It's my motherfucking lifestyle choice.

zenidogx
07-13-2008, 09:19 PM
i've never read anyone say, "you should try cock, it's amazing".

feel free to write what you want. but do you think i should be informed what you had in your system that weekend? you were intoxicated or really fucked up- i get it. keep it to yourself and discuss the fucking topic.

RotationSlimWang
07-13-2008, 09:23 PM
I don't think it's your prerogative to dictate to me what the fucking topic is. This is part of the problem with people like yourself--you seem to think that everyone ought to have to adjust to what you find acceptable. I'll discuss whatever the fuck I feel is pertinent about the weekend, and you can either deal with it or get fucked.

zenidogx
07-13-2008, 09:35 PM
randy, you ignorant slut.

i dont go around and reply to every drug poster and tell them to be polite.
i just want to you to acknowledge the possibility that the constant drug references on this board may be enablers and could be fatally dangerous.

i'm also saying that i would prefer drug users to keep to themselves. but i'm not suggesting that they be banned or anything. and i'm not expecting anyone to change their habits for me. i get it. you are cool and abuse.
coachella is about the music and art- above anything else. drug use is a part of it, but it's behind fun, peace, and coming together.

RotationSlimWang
07-13-2008, 09:37 PM
Once again, it's not up to you to decide what Coachella is about. It's ridiculous that you're trying to dictate to me what constitutes Coachella. But there's no point in having this conversation, you're a blatantly close-minded ignoramus and it was a mistake to hit View Post in the first place.

Not surprising you're voting for McCain, bigot.

zenidogx
07-13-2008, 09:42 PM
so, you go to coachella by yourself, dont talk to anyone, get high, and the whole time you have earmuffs on?
got it.


go McCain!
then the genocide could begin.
the gays, immigrants, arabs, all other colored, and jews.
since i'm so loyal, i'll be the first in the gas chamber. one less beaner to worry about.

zenidogx
07-13-2008, 09:43 PM
and GOD bless america.

RotationSlimWang
07-13-2008, 09:45 PM
They'd never execute the spics. You keep voting Republican to retain the honor of being the new indentured servants. Why would you possibly want to kill millions of docile little pets who work for slave wages and keep supporting the evilest white guy on the ballot?

gaypalmsprings
07-13-2008, 09:45 PM
Drugs are illegal & sex is not. Randolph is just jealous.

RotationSlimWang
07-13-2008, 09:47 PM
Actually sodomy is still illegal in several states. I wasn't aware the illegality is what dictates whether or not something is dangerous. So should you only be allowed to talk about your faggotry if you live in a state where your sexual practices aren't illegal? Suppose they decided to make them illegal, would you still feel it's a justified filter on your conversation?

gaypalmsprings
07-13-2008, 09:49 PM
Is that a marriage proposal?

zenidogx
07-13-2008, 09:49 PM
sodomy isn't limited to gays

zenidogx
07-13-2008, 09:50 PM
Is that a marriage proposal?

i think it was. lovely couple, really.

RotationSlimWang
07-13-2008, 09:50 PM
Is that a marriage proposal?

Lose the bigotry and I'll learn to love the faggotry.

gaypalmsprings
07-13-2008, 09:52 PM
you are sounding more & more like Delta every day

zenidogx
07-13-2008, 09:53 PM
i'll leave the lovebirds alone.
quit flirting and seal the deal randy!

RotationSlimWang
07-13-2008, 09:53 PM
Sorry, I take it a little personal when people try to condemn my way of life as something that should be kept behind closed doors.

traviscanada
07-13-2008, 11:11 PM
Right when the acid starts kicking in Man Man starts playing, definatley a did that just happen moment.

greghead
07-14-2008, 01:55 AM
i just want to you to acknowledge the possibility that the constant drug references on this board may be enablers and could be fatally dangerous.

LOL! So now the internet is a possible cause of drug overdoses?

You, sir, are an idiot.

zenidogx
07-14-2008, 09:57 AM
LOL! So now the internet is a possible cause of drug overdoses?

You, sir, are an idiot.

i never made that claim.
i'm saying this board promotes extensive drug abuse at the festival. that can't be good for some people. this is the messageboard for Coachella. a message board member died because of drug abuse.
then again, this guy could have already been a heavy user anyways.
no one on this board should be liable for a death. i'm just suggesting the board quit yapping about what they have in their system.

frozen pilgrim
07-14-2008, 10:09 AM
hey zeni-
I'm high!

it's the internet.

I'm sure the individual who was a member of this board was a member of other forums, or other real-life clubs.
(I didn't know him, so this is a randomly chosen pastime- not a snide comment)

____ died because of how his friends at his risk club bragged about drinking whole cases of energy drinks to stay up for week long tournaments. he tried drinking acase in five hours and went into cardiac arrest. don't joke or talk about energy drinks anymore. ESPECIALLY when talking about risk.

leo01g
07-14-2008, 10:13 AM
Right when the acid starts kicking in Man Man starts playing, definatley a did that just happen moment.

what?

leo01g
07-14-2008, 10:17 AM
i never made that claim.
i'm saying this board promotes extensive drug abuse at the festival. that can't be good for some people. this is the messageboard for Coachella. a message board member died because of drug abuse.
then again, this guy could have already been a heavy user anyways.
no one on this board should be liable for a death. i'm just suggesting the board quit yapping about what they have in their system.

Out of the many many threads only a small percentage talk about drugs but i dont feel that they promote drug abuse. And what the hell? people arent that stupid. If Ronald McDonald tells me to eat his big mac, id say fuck him big macs are gross.

leo01g
07-14-2008, 10:17 AM
Im high there i hope you are happy zenidog

allyjoy
07-14-2008, 10:36 AM
i'm saying this board promotes extensive drug abuse at the festival. that can't be good for some people.

If you feel that the board promotes drug abuse, will you also hold GV responsible for alcohol poisoning since they have a Heineken tent? Will you hold them responsible for any STDs that people get from unprotected sex because there's a thread for a gay orgy. People are going to do what they want no matter what, and most of the posts on this board about drug use also provide ways to be safer when doing them. If there is anything I absolutely do not want at any music festival, it's a bunch of drunks, but because alcohol is a legal substance to abuse no one is requesting a ban on it. Good music is amazing sober, but there are things that you connect with when in another state of mind that can't be described and if people want that, who are we to tell them not to. It is better to have it out in the open, than to sweep it under the rug and pretend like it isn't done. People, in general, bring their own supplies.

You really need to check how you make your argument because there is a HUGE difference between using something and abusing it. The way you've stated your case makes it appear that anyone on a drug during a music festival is an addict and can't enjoy their lives without it. Don't misunderstand me, I don't think that all drugs are good, but I know that no one has the right to tell a grown person what they can and cannot do with their body.

BROKENDOLL
07-14-2008, 11:23 AM
looks like randy's cock infected with syphillis... (in other words, randy's cock) Xenocide,try all you want to give drugs a bad name, BUT DON'T FUCK WITH THE CHURROS,DAMMIT!

zenidogx
07-14-2008, 11:37 AM
alljoy makes the most sense to me. good points. my bad for making any unruly assumptions. keep in mind, i am also not telling you guys what to do, but i am suggesting that people should tone it down sometimes. that's not gonna happen, i know. just throwing it out there.

as for alcohol, it can do some bad things, but it's legal for people 21 and over (although i think it should be for 18 year olds too) and some people abuse it horribly. however, gv keeps an eye out for dehydration and has the law there to prevent disorderly conduct.
and gay orgys are fine by gv. they sell condoms on the campgrounds.

i'm for legalizing it too btw. pot is no big deal. no worse than alcohol, actually better than alcohol for most people.

psychic friend
07-14-2008, 11:38 AM
Please don't speak for GV.

zenidogx
07-14-2008, 11:38 AM
sorry.

BROKENDOLL
07-14-2008, 11:40 AM
I was never bothered by anyone on drugs at Coachella, but the drunken Bo-Hunks at Stagecoach annoyed the fuck out of me with their 10 gallon hats full of whiskey and testosterone! And don't even get me started on those damned boots!

leo01g
07-14-2008, 11:40 AM
What was this thread about again?

zenidogx
07-14-2008, 11:40 AM
lol

leo01g
07-14-2008, 11:40 AM
I was never bothered by anyone on drugs at Coachella, but the drunken Bo-Hunks at Stagecoach annoyed the fuck out of me with their 10 gallon hats full of whiskey and testosterone! And don't even get me started on those damned boots!

haha seriously drunks are always the worst.

BROKENDOLL
07-14-2008, 11:43 AM
Goldenvoice are concert promoters...not babysitters.

BROKENDOLL
07-14-2008, 11:46 AM
Goldenvoice are concert promoters...not babysitters. That's a Fact. And if you make them babysitters, then you can call Coachella History. There. Back on track.

gaypalmsprings
07-14-2008, 11:47 AM
Please don't speak for GV.

GV is a company, so it can't speak. But unless things change, some day an overdose will occur, or too much achohol will be served, and that's why GV has a huge insurance policy.

Stagecoach is much worse with alchohol abuse.

gaypalmsprings
07-14-2008, 11:47 AM
That's a Fact. And if you make them babysitters, then you can call Coachella History. There. Back on track.

Ben was first. Who is next?

greghead
07-14-2008, 11:54 AM
who's next? Ummmmm, the next idiot kid that takes too much, I guess. But GV or board members are not to blame for a person's bad decision.

frozen pilgrim
07-14-2008, 11:56 AM
me!
I'm next!
I'm about to rail an entire gram of PCP in one go, and as we speak I'm rectally absorbing about sixty pills worth of molly.
I highly suggest everyone out there fill their drinking water with morphine, their breakfast with LSD, and every six months, you should totally go get a 2,5,-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine colonic.

psychic friend
07-14-2008, 11:58 AM
Ben would have gone regardless. Just happened to be end of april for him.

greghead
07-14-2008, 12:01 PM
Ben would have gone regardless. Just happened to be end of april for him.

QFT

gaypalmsprings
07-14-2008, 12:06 PM
Ben would have gone regardless. Just happened to be end of april for him.

Coachella was just a coincidence.

BROKENDOLL
07-14-2008, 12:08 PM
Ben was first. Who is next? Hopefully, people will think twice about their drug use limit because of Ben, and something like that doesn't happen again. And I don't think blaming drugs necessarily means it could happen again. With the amount of people who travel from everywhere to Coachella, there is the chance (God forbid.) that someone may not make it safely. It's called life and you can only hope for a safe trip...

zenidogx
07-14-2008, 12:09 PM
don't know the guy, but i bet he had the time of his life.
heavenchella: hendrix on the mainstage.

zenidogx
07-14-2008, 12:10 PM
Hopefully, people will think twice about their drug use limit because of Ben, and something like that doesn't happen again. And I don't think blaming drugs necessarily means it could happen again. With the amount of people who travel from everywhere to Coachella, there is the chance (God forbid.) that someone may not make it safely. It's called life and you can only hope for a safe trip...

that's all that matters

humanoid
07-14-2008, 02:24 PM
lots of things can lead to death...One unfortunate death in 9 years of Coachella? sounds like a very successful rate to me (i don't have the statistics in front of me, maybe there are a few more)

my point is, something very sad happens, everyone gets all dramatic...not saying that Coachella requires drugs, as it is enjoyable in all states of mind, but I've been to every single Coachella that has existed, and honestly, drugs have been extremely prevalent the entire time. ( I love run-on sentences) It is terrible that this kid died from drug use, but I think it's ridiculous to blame the festival, or the message board. To start dictating what people are allowed to talk about is a very frightening proposition to me.

Freedom of speech is wonderful. There are a lot of things people talk about on here that I don't like, or disagree with, and I am absolutely free to vent any opinions I have about whatever the subject may be. I have no interest in forcing people to omit these subjects from conversation though

gaypalmsprings
07-14-2008, 04:06 PM
Message boards aren't about freedom of speech. Ask Delta, the scalper.

humanoid
07-14-2008, 04:11 PM
this message board seems to be pretty into it

thewindowliquor
07-14-2008, 04:12 PM
I think Orb had just gone over either 12am or 12:30am.

Hm. It seemed later than that when it... ended.

betao
07-15-2008, 01:13 PM
Know who's to blame for Ben's death? BEN. He knew the risks and he fucked up, and these are the costs. Not Coachella, not the message board, not his friends, nobody. The problem with this country is trying to foist the blame for other peoples' actions away from where it rightfully belongs.

500% agreed.

rage patton
07-15-2008, 01:48 PM
Wait... xmbnx was the guy who died outside the Coachella grounds?

betao
07-15-2008, 04:43 PM
yeah man. That was him :(

bobert
07-15-2008, 05:02 PM
Ben was first. Who is next?

Who the fuck cares? I don't mean to be cold-hearted, but sometimes you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet. The first year I went to Bonnaroo a kid died from a heroin overdose, and while it's a tragic loss for his friends and family there were 80,000 other people who LIVED (and lived well, I might add.) There are people that would have you believe that huge music festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo are not worth even one single death, and they would be morons. They would be the same people that say that heavy metal causes suicide, hip-hop causes gang-violence, and parental advisory stickers keep obscene music from reaching the ears of our children. Everything comes with a price. If one of the ultimate costs of Coachella is that every couple of years some kid crokes in his tent from a heroin overdose, then I humbly submit that that is cost worth paying for an event as profound is Coachella. And for the record, I've never read any posts on this board advocating heroin use, and with few exceptions, I don't think there's anyone that would argue that opiates enhance the festival going experience.

PC-2 Violence
07-18-2008, 06:13 PM
Falling asleep and never waking up.

lindysindie
07-19-2008, 11:20 AM
can we all go back to that happy we are all one coachella loving family place we were at back in april/may? remember how much we all loved each other then?

PC-2 Violence
07-19-2008, 11:26 AM
can we all go back to that happy we are all one coachella loving family place we were at back in april/may? remember how much we all loved each other then?

I am still in love with my Coachella fam and have big plans for next year. This year was the best out of the last three years that I have gone. I drove past Coachella the other day on the way to Ventura and was overtaken by crazy feelings of excitement and joy. I have never really been to the area without Coachella. I cannot wait.

Memorial_07
07-21-2008, 02:21 PM
Who the fuck cares? I don't mean to be cold-hearted, but sometimes you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet. The first year I went to Bonnaroo a kid died from a heroin overdose, and while it's a tragic loss for his friends and family there were 80,000 other people who LIVED (and lived well, I might add.) There are people that would have you believe that huge music festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo are not worth even one single death, and they would be morons. They would be the same people that say that heavy metal causes suicide, hip-hop causes gang-violence, and parental advisory stickers keep obscene music from reaching the ears of our children. Everything comes with a price. If one of the ultimate costs of Coachella is that every couple of years some kid crokes in his tent from a heroin overdose, then I humbly submit that that is cost worth paying for an event as profound is Coachella. And for the record, I've never read any posts on this board advocating heroin use, and with few exceptions, I don't think there's anyone that would argue that opiates enhance the festival going experience.

bravo.
it's people's own fault. they know the risk and did it regardless which therefore, they are responsible for their own death

Bud Luster
07-21-2008, 04:42 PM
i've never read anyone say, "you should try cock, it's amazing".




Please don't speak for GV.

GV says "you should try cock, it's amazing!"

thewindowliquor
07-24-2008, 02:19 PM
bravo.
it's people's own fault. they know the risk and did it regardless which therefore, they are responsible for their own death

The thing is... that kid (any other others that are in his position) could have died on any random weekend. It just happened to be the weekend of Coachella.

It's not like people never do any drugs, then they just show up at Coachella and start using out of the blue, then die. No. The people that die at Coachella and Bonnaroo and Woodstock and whatever else.. are people that should have just died the weekend before, when they had the exact same drug cocktails in their systems. That way, we would all be saved from having to read stupid ass posts about how sad it is.

gaypalmsprings
07-24-2008, 02:22 PM
The thing is... that kid (any other others that are in his position) could have died on any random weekend. It just happened to be the weekend of Coachella.

It's not like people never do any drugs, then they just show up at Coachella and start using out of the blue, then die. No. The people that die at Coachella and Bonnaroo and Woodstock and whatever else.. are people that should have just died the weekend before, when they had the exact same drug cocktails in their systems. That way, we would all be saved from having to read stupid ass posts about how sad it is.

It is so sad.

thewindowliquor
07-24-2008, 02:24 PM
It is so sad.

It is only as sad as it would be had they died on any other random weekend in their own homes.

Heresy
07-24-2008, 03:13 PM
QFT

Educate me. What does QFT mean?

Blinken
07-24-2008, 03:48 PM
Quoted For Truth

Memorial_07
07-26-2008, 01:13 PM
The thing is... that kid (any other others that are in his position) could have died on any random weekend. It just happened to be the weekend of Coachella.

It's not like people never do any drugs, then they just show up at Coachella and start using out of the blue, then die. No. The people that die at Coachella and Bonnaroo and Woodstock and whatever else.. are people that should have just died the weekend before, when they had the exact same drug cocktails in their systems. That way, we would all be saved from having to read stupid ass posts about how sad it is.

That is true.
But on that select weekend he was still doing drugs and he knew the risks and obviously didn't care and did it anyways.

thewindowliquor
07-26-2008, 07:37 PM
That is true.
But on that select weekend he was still doing drugs and he knew the risks and obviously didn't care and did it anyways.

Yeah. You aren't getting it.

The point is, he was doing drugs on EVERY weekend, and he knew the risks, and obviously didn't care and did it anyone on EVERY WEEKEND. Maybe every weekday, too. I mean, granted, I'm speculating to a certain degree. It's possible (although contrary to what I've read here) that the kid had never done drugs before. I'd say it's a lot more likely, though, that this was run of the mill behavior for him, and he just happened to die the weekend of Coachella.

They say the best indicator of future behavior is past behavior. Junkies OD. It's not sad. Seriously, the worst part is that it's probably a pain in the ass for Goldenvoice. They are the innocent victims in this situation, because they will inevitably get some bad PR out of it, and they had nothing to do with it.

RotationSlimWang
07-26-2008, 07:53 PM
Coachella didn't kill him.

The other campsite did, clearly.

ShyGuy75
07-27-2008, 11:00 AM
Coachella didn't kill him.

The other campsite did, clearly.

There is actually something to be said for this. Studies have shown that many people die from an OD not because of the amount of drugs they have ingested, but more because they were in place they were unfamiliar with. This is why most people who die of an OD in NYC, do so in some shaddy hotel bathroom and why those that die during Coachella, do so offsite. BEWARE!

Memorial_07
07-30-2008, 08:43 AM
Yeah. You aren't getting it.

The point is, he was doing drugs on EVERY weekend, and he knew the risks, and obviously didn't care and did it anyone on EVERY WEEKEND. Maybe every weekday, too. I mean, granted, I'm speculating to a certain degree. It's possible (although contrary to what I've read here) that the kid had never done drugs before. I'd say it's a lot more likely, though, that this was run of the mill behavior for him, and he just happened to die the weekend of Coachella.

They say the best indicator of future behavior is past behavior. Junkies OD. It's not sad. Seriously, the worst part is that it's probably a pain in the ass for Goldenvoice. They are the innocent victims in this situation, because they will inevitably get some bad PR out of it, and they had nothing to do with it.

that's pretty much what I was trying to say in my post.

bluemamba
08-18-2008, 12:13 AM
Did you know that at least 2 people per coachella day end up being inside a porta pottie that gets knocked over??

greghead
08-18-2008, 09:28 AM
Bullshit.

bluemamba
08-18-2008, 11:48 AM
seriously

Chasemau5
04-20-2009, 06:47 PM
#12 - lists jammed together in paragraph form are a pain in the ass to read

hahahahahahahaha
SMART ASS!

Leeartlee
04-27-2009, 11:50 AM
Random Coachella Facts and History:

Despite everyone's massive concern about this years attendance, 2009 was the second most succesful year in Coachella history. However, this did not stop The Killers being a God awful headliner.