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gaypalmsprings
10-31-2008, 01:57 PM
Internet buzz leads to Coachella predictions

Matt Wolfe • The Desert Sun • October 31, 2008

With less than six months before the desert fill with hipsters, partygoers, and some of the best music on the planet, blogs and even newspapers around the world are trying to figure out what the promoters have up their sleeve for the tenth installment of the desert fiesta.

Next year, April 17, 18, & 19, tens of thousands of people will migrate to the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio for a weekend-long music festival. Each year, the organizers behind the event, Goldenvoice, pool together an eclectic mix of artists ranging from mainstream pop acts to very underground alternative groups. While the lineup normally steers awat from traditional pop music, the past two years have featured Madonna and Prince, respectively.

Needless to say, the anticipation over who will hit the five stages forces some people to begin rumors of who will be performing.

Just last week, British news magazine 'The Sun' reported that The Smiths were likely candidates for the headlining spot (Read the full story).

Of course, their article contains all the makings of a Coachella rumor story. Band insider? Check. Group which swore they'd never reunite? Check. Ludicrous amount of money being offered? Check.

This seems a bit premature, though. Generally, the lineups really don't start taking shape until the year of the festival. Even the big rumors aren't normally until much closer to the festival. A story from the LA Times, which speculated that Prince would be added to the 2008 lineup didn't go out until March 18th, barely a month before the gates opened (Read the full story).

Now, just like last year, and the year before, fake lineup posters are popping up on the internet, inlcuding this one that was found on MySpace:

http://cmsimg.gdn.mydesert.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=J1&Date=20081031&Category=EVENTS17&ArtNo=81031021&Ref=AR&Profile=1126&MaxW=550&MaxH=650&title=0

Who is really behind these things? Do they really think that people believe all of this? Is it some kind of conspiracy?

While there is a strong chance that ten, maybe fifteen, of these artists will be performing at the festival, the fact remains that we likely won't know much about the lineup until early 2009. That's just the way it goes.

jgafs
10-31-2008, 02:31 PM
No Lykke Li??

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
10-31-2008, 02:37 PM
so...Daft Punk, The Smiths and David Bowie??? Epic...

CalmerThanYou
10-31-2008, 02:38 PM
thats from this board.

Courtney
10-31-2008, 02:40 PM
The Desert Sun must be really hurting for news to quote a tabloid rag.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
10-31-2008, 02:40 PM
I'll say it again...if someone from the board made that poster then they did a beautiful job...great poster for sure...

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
10-31-2008, 02:41 PM
The Desert Sun must be really hurting for news to quote The Sun.

how much shit goes down in Palm Springs?

Courtney
10-31-2008, 02:42 PM
Meth busts? Mexican mafia? I have no idea.

CalmerThanYou
10-31-2008, 02:46 PM
fucking polo matches.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
10-31-2008, 02:49 PM
I have never been to a polo match...

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
10-31-2008, 02:49 PM
Meth busts? Mexican mafia? I have no idea.

lolz racist Courtcourt.

Courtney
10-31-2008, 02:50 PM
Haha, I googled coachella valley news and that was the first thing that came up!

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
10-31-2008, 02:52 PM
damn mexican mafia meth lords.

paulb
10-31-2008, 03:07 PM
fuckin great looking poster....everything on it is dead on.... it would be hilarious if Paul T saw that, and said "great, work is done, book those bands, the poster is already made"

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
10-31-2008, 03:12 PM
no, cuz he is still working to get the smiths remember?

woogie846
10-31-2008, 03:18 PM
I still don't get why Aqualung are on that poster.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
10-31-2008, 03:30 PM
who the hell is Aqualung and why did they name themselves after a Jethro Tull tune?

BROKENDOLL
10-31-2008, 04:32 PM
fucking polo matches. That's what I used to say until I actually saw one. Huge $$$ involved to play that sport, and really, there's no prizes other than a trophy and being able to say your team won the title.


I have never been to a polo match... I was the bar manager at the polo club and clubhouse where you guys party the night before Coachella for almost 4 years. Polo is like football in a way...except the players are depending on the 1200 plus pounds underneath them to reach the goal, plus trying to get the ball there with a mallet, no less! The field that everybody camps on for the fest is actually 3 playing fields for 3 polo matches going at the same time! (If you think the grass looks green when you're camping, you should see it before those horses thrash the shit out of it! http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w18/1BROKENDOLL/t_033008_JR5Y2669.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w18/1BROKENDOLL/t_033008_JR5Y2728.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w18/1BROKENDOLL/scan0019.jpg And, trust me...All that hi-caliber-la-di-da shit goes out the window once they start to party after a match and I get them shitfaced! That 2nd picture was me right after a patron (owner) came in a announced open bar with about 150 drinkers VS Me. (Guess you could say I was the second round polo ball that night.)

LooseAtTheZoo
10-31-2008, 07:19 PM
They should play polo using elephants instead of horses.

humanoid
10-31-2008, 07:27 PM
That's what I used to say until I actually saw one. Huge $$$ involved to play that sport, and really, there's no prizes other than a trophy and being able to say your team won the title.


The winning team gets to BBQ the other team's horses

are the players all miniature like jockeys?

oftheheartofthesoul
11-01-2008, 06:35 AM
Of all the excellent articles I've read about nothing, this is the emptiest article about nothing I've read.

I can't wait until their investigative report about why it gets so dark at night.

gaypalmsprings
11-01-2008, 06:45 AM
If Daft Punk plays Saturday, I'll tear up my NASCAR ticket.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
11-01-2008, 06:47 AM
Seriously?

amyzzz
11-01-2008, 11:10 AM
Of all the excellent articles I've read about nothing, this is the emptiest article about nothing I've read.

I can't wait until their investigative report about why it gets so dark at night.
QFT

Ridiculous.