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Tigo the Tiger
02-19-2009, 10:38 AM
Ok so he's not headlining =P but he has a show on June 30th at the Hollywood Bowl for which tickets go on sale Sunday morning......soooo I'm thinking....GV....make it happen......PLEEEEASE make something happen!

obzen
02-19-2009, 10:45 AM
sorry,not happening.



why?





...wait for it

Tigo the Tiger
02-19-2009, 10:49 AM
Wishful thinking....I know..... :(

Shooters08
02-19-2009, 10:54 AM
I would be very happy

KungFuJay
02-19-2009, 10:59 AM
Wishful thinking....I know..... :(

No, not that either.

familyguy420
02-19-2009, 11:01 AM
I wish..

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-19-2009, 11:10 AM
barf

A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000
02-19-2009, 12:05 PM
this thread is mind numbing. eric clapton will never fucking play coachella, EVER. in fact, we would have to start an entirely new festival in which to encompass the sure change in musical direction.

oh wait, they did that already. it's called BONNAROO.



all this coming from a clapton fan.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-19-2009, 12:07 PM
vomit clapton.

**JwOx**
02-19-2009, 12:17 PM
ya i heard about that show too.... im with you, i hope it happens... would love to see clapton play his guitar live

A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000
02-19-2009, 12:23 PM
ya i heard about that show too.... im with you, i hope it happens... would love to see clapton play his guitar live

then GO TO THE SHOW.
it's not for coachella.
plain and simple.

Drewski27
02-19-2009, 12:56 PM
eric clapton spoken word in the sahara from 630 to 7. on friday.

tigermilkboy
02-19-2009, 01:06 PM
eric clapton might be great and all, but he is not the direction GV want to go. If the headliners keep getting older and older then so will the audience.
coachella should be about the current rock/indie/dance music scene, not a revival for acts like Clapton, McCartney, the Cure etc. i worry that coachella could lose its contemporary edge at this rate

humanoid
02-19-2009, 01:15 PM
Ok so he's not headlining =P but he has a show on June 30th at the Hollywood Bowl for which tickets go on sale Sunday morning......soooo I'm thinking....GV....make it happen......PLEEEEASE make something happen!

regardless of anyone's specific feelings towards Clapton...if he already has an upcoming show at the Hollywood Bowl that goes on sale Sunday, wouldn't that diminish his drawing power for Coachella?

hobomilitia
02-19-2009, 01:34 PM
Fact: clapton's not playing.

i saw him at the bowl in 2004 and that was a great show. he was supporting his robert johnson covers album, which was actually surprisingly good, imo.

obzen
02-19-2009, 02:04 PM
/




fin.

beavington
02-19-2009, 02:14 PM
Ok so he's not headlining =P but he has a show on June 30th at the Hollywood Bowl for which tickets go on sale Sunday morning......soooo I'm thinking....GV....make it happen......PLEEEEASE make something happen!

why not just go to the show at the bowl? Coachella isnt the only music event giong on in the world. there are hundreds of venues in so cal to see these bands at.

Tigo the Tiger
02-19-2009, 02:37 PM
why not just go to the show at the bowl? Coachella isnt the only music event giong on in the world. there are hundreds of venues in so cal to see these bands at.

I most definitely will try to be at the show....provided that I am able to get tickets through fucking Ticketmaster. But in my opinion its always better to see my favorite acts at Coachella...only because there are no seating charts...I can see them up close vs. paying $150 and having nose bleed seats.

instantvintage
02-19-2009, 05:36 PM
eric clapton might be great and all, but he is not the direction GV want to go. If the headliners keep getting older and older then so will the audience.
coachella should be about the current rock/indie/dance music scene, not a revival for acts like Clapton, McCartney, the Cure etc. i worry that coachella could lose its contemporary edge at this rate

...how is he not the direction GV wants to go, when GV has McCartney and the Cure performing? It's not the direction YOU want Goldenvoice to go, but ultimately, it is following the same trend.

tigermilkboy
02-19-2009, 07:46 PM
...how is he not the direction GV wants to go, when GV has McCartney and the Cure performing? It's not the direction YOU want Goldenvoice to go, but ultimately, it is following the same trend.


Paul McCartney is definitely MOR. The Cure are definitely not MOR, just established. But adding Clapton as a headliner would mean Coachella had moved firmly in to the 40-55 year old target audience.
A music festival like Coachella should be looking for the 18-35 demographic. Right now, I think Coachella is trying to get more over 40's attending-because they might have jobs and money in this economy! Whilst retaining their core demographic.
I am okay with that but if you start adding Simon & Garfunkel, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr et al...then Coachella is a totally different animal. 4-5 established, older acts over 3 days is just about okay. 10-12 then we are getting too close to stagecoach!

Tigo the Tiger
02-20-2009, 12:32 AM
If David Bowie would work for Coachella (age 62), then Eric motherfucking Clapton (age 63) would do just fine =P

Im just sayin...

tigermilkboy
02-20-2009, 06:27 AM
If David Bowie would work for Coachella (age 62), then Eric motherfucking Clapton (age 63) would do just fine =P

Im just sayin...

Clapton is more attuned to a folk festival not coachella!

I'm just sayin...

masterdik
02-20-2009, 08:55 AM
what is wrong with you people? First Madonna, now Paul McCartney, and you're asking for Eric Clapton?. I understand the need to diversify the acts, but come on. My view of Coachella was fresh new music and sustainable indie/alternative acts. Although I really could give two sh*ts for this years headliners, and have my issues in the past about other headliners, atleast they fit snugly into the mainstream alternative bands that tend to be overplayed on the radio. Why must we destroy another music festival? I guess there is always the Pitchfork festival, or ATP in New York, or even Lollapalooza, but what has happened to Coachella?

El.C.Dub
02-20-2009, 08:49 PM
you're all fucking idgits. People like Clapton and McCartney transcend demographics, their music is absolutely timeless. We are blessed to be having the likes of McCartney this year, just like we were blessed to have Waters and Prince last year. And the notion that GV booked Paul to target a 40-55 age demographic is just stupid. Those people don't come to festivals like Coachella, in intense heat, in the desert... They go to Staples and the Honda Center.

beavington
02-20-2009, 09:10 PM
you're all fucking idgits. People like Clapton and McCartney transcend demographics, their music is absolutely timeless. We are blessed to be having the likes of McCartney this year, just like we were blessed to have Waters and Prince last year. And the notion that GV booked Paul to target a 40-55 age demographic is just stupid. Those people don't come to festivals like Coachella, in intense heat, in the desert... They go to Staples and the Honda Center.

if you saw the crowd during prince last year or the people arriving just about an hour or so before prince went on, then you would sing a different tune. Same with John Waters. Go towards the entrance at around 7pm and hang out and see how many will just show up for Sir Paul. Perhaps even the Cure might have fans show up right before they play.

and you are wrong, they do no transcend demographics, because you are not talking about the average music fan when you are on a music message board. You aren't really in their demographic because they dont have to target you. Eric Clapton is not going to appeal to the average coachella goer. but maybe the average coachella board troll.

TallGuyCM
02-20-2009, 09:32 PM
Same with John Waters.

Ahem, uh, unless you're talking about the infamous filmmaker John Waters, you mean Roger Waters.

Crawl back in your hole and die.

El.C.Dub
02-20-2009, 09:57 PM
and you are wrong, they do no transcend demographics, because you are not talking about the average music fan when you are on a music message board. You aren't really in their demographic because they dont have to target you. Eric Clapton is not going to appeal to the average coachella goer. but maybe the average coachella board troll.

So you're not particularly fond of the Beatles? Cream? Pink Floyd? I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that 90% of the people who post on these boards would name at least one of those bands in their top ten all time favorite list. And there is not a band that plays today that isn't in some way influenced by one of those groups.

In fact, Paul McCatney was incredibly instrumental (no pun intended) in promoting and putting on Monterey Pop and other 60's rock festivals, festivals which were the original Coachellas.

tigermilkboy
02-20-2009, 10:37 PM
So you're not particularly fond of the Beatles? Cream? Pink Floyd? I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that 90% of the people who post on these boards would name at least one of those bands in their top ten all time favorite list. And there is not a band that plays today that isn't in some way influenced by one of those groups.

In fact, Paul McCatney was incredibly instrumental (no pun intended) in promoting and putting on Monterey Pop and other 60's rock festivals, festivals which were the original Coachellas.

Beatles, Cream, Pink Floyd are not in my top 10! Maybe my dads!

I accept they are instrumental and a huge influence (all those bands were influenced by someone too) but I don't feel excited seeing these artists in their 60's. I am sure 30 years ago I would have been crazy excited to see such names, but music moves on!
I want to see new names, not the same old names whose best days are behind them and seem to be just performing. I can't identify with millionaire, 60 year olds, thats why I seek out new music that speaks about my world. Yeah, these guys can play and are passionate, but they don't rock or move me anymore.
I don't mind a few blasts from the pasts mixed in with lots of new bands-that is a good mix but if I saw a festival with Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, Paul McCartney, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton, Leonard Cohen etc whilst huge names, you know that kind of festival would differ in energy than a typical day at Coachella. I want a mix of fresh new sounds, a few favorites, some punk, energy, dirty beats. Coachella needs fresh, innovative acts from artists varying in style to stay current. If that changed then Coachella and its audience would change.
If you love seeing all those acts from the 60's and 70's great, go see them, have a blast. But I believe that for most Coachella regulars, we go to discover something new and different and celebrate being young and hearing bands we can relate or identify with.

El.C.Dub
02-20-2009, 11:11 PM
youre in that 10%

tigermilkboy
02-20-2009, 11:23 PM
youre in that 10%

and quite happy to be in that 10% sir-although I think its more than 10%!

I appreciate what they've done but time to move on.

masterdik
02-21-2009, 01:08 PM
Dub get over it, not in my top 10 , or top 50. I understand their influence, but wrong festival. There are more influential underground acts that could have been performing that were probably as if or not more influential then the artists you mentioned.

TigerMilk, I'm with you, when I go to Coachella, I like to stumble into something fresh and new. Not listen to the oldies, hopefully Springsteen, and Journey get added to the bill

Tigo the Tiger
02-22-2009, 01:12 PM
Bought 3 tickets to his Hollywood Bowl show this morning so I'm at least excited about that. So now all we need is a proper headliner for Saturday and we are good to go =P