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gaypalmsprings
04-23-2010, 05:09 PM
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Organizers make room for more country music fans

Bruce Fessier • The Desert Sun • April 23, 2010

More than 40,000 country music fans per day are expected to attend this weekend's Stagecoach country music festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.

It's not known if the two-day event will exceed last year's record attendance of 50,000 people per day, but Goldenvoice promoter Paul Tollett said he expects a larger crowd than last year.

Goldenvoice is permitted by the city of Indio to admit up to 85,000 people a day — the same as for last weekend's three-day Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which drew 75,000 per day.

But Tollett says it might feel like there are fewer fans at Stagecoach than last year's festival because they reconfigured the stages.

The main stage (or Mane Stage, as it's called for Stagecoach) is being moved east to replicate last October's Phish Festival 8.

“It opens up so there's a wider field to play to,” said Tollett. “We feel that's going to accommodate (the crowds). Last year it felt a little tight. Some of the art that was in there, that's been pulled out and we think it's going to be really comfortable.”

The fourth-year festival is being headlined by Keith Urban and Sugarland on Saturday, and Toby Keith and Brooks & Dunn (in a farewell appearance) on Sunday.

There will be fewer acts on three stages on the polo field, compared to five at Coachella, but Stagecoach's famous diversity will be realized in the smaller Mustang and Palomino tents.

Those venues will feature country pioneers Ray Price and Little Jimmy Dickens, Bakersfield outlaw Merle Haggard, traditional country singers the Oak Ridge Boys and Bobby Bare, bluegrass artists Trampled By Turtles, and alternative country artists The Avett Brothers and Black Prairie, featuring members of the Decemberists.

Todd Marker, whose Big 106 Country FM station is joining Goldenvoice and the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority to present a party with ticket giveaways tonight at the Jackalope Ranch Restaurant in Indio, says this year's lineup is “as good or better than any they've had.

“You've got four marquee headliners,” he said. “Keith Urban is a monster show. He's one of the best guitar players of all time, any genre.

“Then you've got the farewell tour with Brooks & Dunn. That's a legendary act. They're an act the young people and old people like.”

“Then you've got Toby Keith headlining one night and Sugarland. And Jason Aldean, he's third up (on Sunday). He's a hard-core rockin' guy.”

Tollett says he doesn't try to be as adventurous with Stagecoach as he gets with Coachella, but he tries to distinguish it from most country festivals by offering samplings of classic country, alt-country, bluegrass and cowboy storytellers.

“I think it's adventurous,” said Marker. “Go look at all these other (country) festivals. It's as or more adventurous than any of them. I think it's a great lineup.”

Stagecoach also will feature non-musical family events, such as a hay-bale maze, kiddie steer roping and a petting zoo.

ABC Daytime and Soapnet will have a pavilion near the Mane Stage offering activities such as meet-and-greets with soap opera stars, a spinning wheel for prizes and massages and manicures in a spa.

But what gives Stagecoach its community feel, according to Tollett, is the campers. He's expecting more than 3,000 motor homes — another record — plus tent campers coming mostly from Southern California.

Tollett says they “make their own entertainment.

“A lot of the people come the day before the show starts and it's like a vacation,” he said. “That community starts before the bands start.”

The Stagecoach music will stop earlier than Coachella's. The last acts on the Mane Stage start at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9:15 p.m. on Sunday.

“That crowd doesn't want to go super late,” said Tollett. “The Coachella crowd would love to go all night if they could. At Stagecoach, they'd rather end a little earlier and get back to their motor home or hotel.”

cansei de ser sexme
04-23-2010, 05:14 PM
“That crowd doesn't want to go super late,” said Tollett. “The Coachella crowd would love to go all night if they could. At Stagecoach, they'd rather end a little earlier and get back to their motor home or hotel.”

lol

bballarl
04-23-2010, 05:14 PM
I'm trying to stop laughing at the notion that Keith Urban is one of the best guitar players of all-time, in any genre.

gaypalmsprings
04-23-2010, 05:15 PM
I have a special pass to the Soap Opera Tent. Ha!

whynotsmile99
04-23-2010, 05:17 PM
I'm trying to stop laughing at the notion that Keith Urban is one of the best guitar players of all-time, in any genre.

lol that and the Gobi being turned into the ABC Daytime Soap tent.

weeklymix
04-23-2010, 05:19 PM
Petting zoo. Imagine live animals at Coachella.

bballarl
04-23-2010, 05:39 PM
Petting zoo. Imagine live animals at Coachella.

I thought this was called the Sahara Tent at Coachella?

Bud Luster
04-23-2010, 05:41 PM
I like that there were 50,000 attendees on 09 and he says "LAST YEAR it felt a little tight"...

suprefan
04-23-2010, 05:43 PM
I like that there were 50,000 attendees on 09 and he says "LAST YEAR it felt a little tight"...

This is why

http://www.instantriverside.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/stagecoach1-032.jpg

MassonaBlackEyes
04-23-2010, 05:53 PM
I'm trying to stop laughing at the notion that Keith Urban is one of the best guitar players of all-time, in any genre.

Maybe not the best of all time, but the dude has chops and he can rip.

travolta
04-23-2010, 07:14 PM
I thought this was called the Sahara Tent at Coachella?

funny. and true.

DFrank
04-23-2010, 07:51 PM
Petting zoo. Imagine live animals at Coachella.

Hahahaha. It would be placed right next to the Sahara. I would feel so bad for those animals.

joppy-slow
04-23-2010, 09:30 PM
High-Plains Mixer - Country Mashup...?????? I don't think i've ever heard country music mashed up. . interesting
Sugarland would be a fun band to see live. I've only heard great things about their live shows. Should be a good weekend at Stagecoach this year.. line up looks pretty stellar for country fans..

CellarOwl
04-24-2010, 05:03 AM
This is why

http://www.instantriverside.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/stagecoach1-032.jpg

Also bear in mind that the average attendee is probably 4-8 pant sizes larger.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-24-2010, 05:11 AM
Also bear in mind that the average attendee is probably 4-8 pant sizes larger.

its because the lack of drugz.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-24-2010, 05:12 AM
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/venue.jpg


This would be nice for the main stage @ Coachella. But it would be shit to get ride of the Gobi and Outdoor.

slurpee
04-24-2010, 07:22 AM
Part of me wants to stay for Stagecoach one year.....I love those damn polo fields sooooo much.

gaypalmsprings
04-24-2010, 07:24 AM
http://cmsimg.gdn.mydesert.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=J1&Date=20100424&Category=EVENTS24&ArtNo=4240310&Ref=AR&Profile=1295&MaxW=550&MaxH=650&title=0

choice cat
04-24-2010, 07:24 AM
I thought this was called the Sahara Tent at Coachella?

LMAO !

choice cat
04-24-2010, 07:24 AM
^^ thats pretty cool actually

C DUB YA
04-24-2010, 08:48 AM
I like that there were 50,000 attendees on 09 and he says "LAST YEAR it felt a little tight"...

um, yeah add a stage and 30,000 more people. Not tight at all.

Paul is starting to talk in circles.

They are over selling these festivals, plain and simple.

TallGuyCM
04-24-2010, 08:49 AM
^^ thats pretty cool actually

My dad had one of those, they're awesome.

BROKENDOLL
04-24-2010, 08:57 AM
This is why
http://www.instantriverside.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/stagecoach1-032.jpg
Yeah, that... and then add the brim size of a Stetson, the 3" point on their boots, and a belly that looks like a pony keg to the the equation...And that's just the Cowgirls!

suprefan
04-24-2010, 09:08 AM
Part of me wants to stay for Stagecoach one year.....I love those damn polo fields sooooo much.

BBQ Cookoff

gaypalmsprings
04-24-2010, 09:12 AM
Here's a chance to be rewarded for showing off your Stagecoach pride AND CARPOOLING for the environment.

Carpool with four (4) or more to a vehicle and you might win...

BACKSTAGE PASSES
VIP PASSES
PHOTO PASSES (get into photo pit)
$50 STAGECOACH MERCHANDISE VOUCHERS
$20 STAGECOACH FOOD VOUCHERS
GOLF CART RIDE TO FRONT ENTRANCE
A DATE WITH SKIP

shotglass75
04-24-2010, 09:14 AM
I think the placement of the Mane Stage for Stagecoach explains why there was really no art in that area by the Outdoor Theater. It would probably be a pain to tear down and set back up again.

Also, it's interesting that they have Beer Gardens for Coachella but not for Stagecoach. I don't really mind since I never really go in the beer garden but it's just something I noticed.

gaypalmsprings
04-24-2010, 09:16 AM
Also, it's interesting that they have Beer Gardens for Coachella but not for Stagecoach. I don't really mind since I never really go in the beer garden but it's just something I noticed.

They don't have beer gardens because drinking is not restricted to certain areas. You can carry your beers wherever.

JustSteve
04-24-2010, 09:24 AM
um, yeah add a stage and 30,000 more people. Not tight at all.

Paul is starting to talk in circles.

They are over selling these festivals, plain and simple.

that 50,000 he mentions for stagecoach includes all the blankets and chairs people bring into ga...that they set up behind the reserved seating that stagecoach sells.

TheClares
04-24-2010, 02:12 PM
http://cmsimg.gdn.mydesert.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=J1&Date=20100424&Category=EVENTS24&ArtNo=4240310&Ref=AR&Profile=1295&MaxW=550&MaxH=650&title=0

I so want this right now, and have absolutely no use for it.

suprefan
04-24-2010, 02:30 PM
Also, it's interesting that they have Beer Gardens for Coachella but not for Stagecoach. I don't really mind since I never really go in the beer garden but it's just something I noticed.

Country music loving folk wanna have their beer in hand while watching a band, and dont turn into rude douche bags like they do at coachella. thus, the no beer gardens. Also, this festival wouldve been dead in the water after the first year if that was the case.

JustSteve
04-24-2010, 02:38 PM
country fans don't get obnoxious when drunk? have you been to stagecoach?

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
04-24-2010, 05:57 PM
Wasn't there a bunch of violence at Stagecoach last year? And someone was raped or something?

Hannahrain
04-24-2010, 05:59 PM
You're thinking of that girl you bludgeoned and raped IN a stagecoach.

WhyTheLongFace
04-24-2010, 07:06 PM
um, yeah add a stage and 30,000 more people. Not tight at all.

Paul is starting to talk in circles.

They are over selling these festivals, plain and simple.

You just gonna totally skip over suprefan's post like that tho?

bleep
04-24-2010, 07:11 PM
i was just on the Stagecoach forum looking for pics of cowboys/cowgirls. this username caught my eye!
http://stagecoachfestival.com/forum/member.php?u=4093
http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/9325/78135602.jpg

MissingPerson
04-24-2010, 07:13 PM
Blimey.

PrettyRagdoll
04-24-2010, 07:42 PM
Damn it's been a while since I've seen Delta's name anywhere.

That being said... Chairs on the Polo field just seem wrong

Rajah
04-24-2010, 07:55 PM
Just got an update from a friend at Stagecoach...

Says he is about 'four football fields away from the mane stage because it's too crowded any closer.' Mind you, this was at 5pm.

'Didn't venture to any of the tents.' Again, too crowded.

'Saw a girl just passed out on the field, by herself, obviously not sleeping' and a guy 'hurling as he walked past, four times, like every other step.'

He's been to all of them (Stagecoaches) and says it is overcrowded and the 'overall good vibe' is gone.

I've got a sick feeling in my gut. The moneygrab is upon us. Our Coachella and their Stagecoach have grown up, the cute stage is over, and I don't think it is coming back.

As I've said many times - If it wasn't in my backyard, no way (sadly), I would drop the cash to deal with the messes and masses that ultimately deter from the music.

amyzzz
04-24-2010, 07:59 PM
Well that sucks.

guedita
04-24-2010, 08:02 PM
Just got an update from a friend at Stagecoach...

Says he is about 'four football fields away from the mane stage because it's too crowded any closer.' Mind you, this was at 5pm.

'Didn't venture to any of the tents.' Again, too crowded.

'Saw a girl just passed out on the field, by herself, obviously not sleeping' and a guy 'hurling as he walked past, four times, like every other step.'

He's been to all of them (Stagecoaches) and says it is overcrowded and the 'overall good vibe' is gone.

I've got a sick feeling in my gut. The moneygrab is upon us. Our Coachella and their Stagecoach have grown up, the cute stage is over, and I don't think it is coming back.

As I've said many times - If it wasn't in my backyard, no way (sadly), I would drop the cash to deal with the messes and masses that ultimately deter from the music.

Yikes. This is disconcerting.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-24-2010, 08:29 PM
Just got an update from a friend at Stagecoach...

Says he is about 'four football fields away from the mane stage because it's too crowded any closer.' Mind you, this was at 5pm.

'Didn't venture to any of the tents.' Again, too crowded.

'Saw a girl just passed out on the field, by herself, obviously not sleeping' and a guy 'hurling as he walked past, four times, like every other step.'

He's been to all of them (Stagecoaches) and says it is overcrowded and the 'overall good vibe' is gone.

I've got a sick feeling in my gut. The moneygrab is upon us. Our Coachella and their Stagecoach have grown up, the cute stage is over, and I don't think it is coming back.

As I've said many times - If it wasn't in my backyard, no way (sadly), I would drop the cash to deal with the messes and masses that ultimately deter from the music.

I really don't want to think it's Paul T's fault for this. Maybe he got pushed by AEG to oversell. GPS went to StageCoach didn't he? I wonder what he'll have to say.

minogueCOMMAk
04-24-2010, 08:42 PM
I'm at Stagecoach. It is not overcrowded.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-24-2010, 08:44 PM
I'm at Stagecoach. It is not overcrowded.

Whew! Maybe overcrowded by other years? Is this your 1st year?

minogueCOMMAk
04-24-2010, 08:49 PM
I'm working here. There are a lot of people, but it isn't stuffy. The only issue is there aren't conflicts to split the crowd. By no means should anyone complain about the crowd.

Rajah
04-24-2010, 08:54 PM
I'm working here. There are a lot of people, but it isn't stuffy. The only issue is there aren't conflicts to split the crowd. By no means should anyone complain about the crowd.

What's your 10-20?

gaypalmsprings
04-24-2010, 09:10 PM
I just got back from Stagecoach. Although it was packed, it seemed like a ghost town compared to Coachella. That being said, the parking lots were packed & I'm glad I left early.

The Mane stage crowd stretched from the Outdoor Stage to within 50 feet of the beer gardens. Just tons & tons of lawn chairs. They even had screens so that it was like watching TV from your lawn chair. Not my cup of tea.

My day was complete by seeing Merle Haggard in the Palamino Tent (aka Sahara). Lots of rude people talking though out all the performances, but I had a great time.

I'll post pictures later. They are pretty funny.

minogueCOMMAk
04-24-2010, 09:13 PM
I'm up 10 rows from mane. Just people drinking and sitting and swaying. Broke my heart to see Sahara sans lights.

gaypalmsprings
04-24-2010, 10:02 PM
OK - my Saturday pics - the tent is the Palamino (aka Sahara)


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JustSteve
04-24-2010, 10:11 PM
we really do destroy that grass, don't we?

the chairs everywhere just kill it for me, they def. shouldn't be allowed in the tents.

suprefan
04-24-2010, 10:11 PM
Hooray old people!

JustSteve
04-24-2010, 10:33 PM
also love how there is not one security guard between the hay bales and the stage...the oldies would break a hip trying to make it over.

and what is up with that horrible unfinished wolf tattoo?

WhyTheLongFace
04-24-2010, 10:35 PM
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/P1030304.jpg

They're ready for GLORBITAL

bleep
04-24-2010, 10:58 PM
oh, the whiff of bengay in this thread

also, soooooo many white people.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-24-2010, 11:05 PM
everyone is old and white! wtf! lol
looks like fun but those confederate flags make me nervous.

They allow people to come in with dogs? wtf?

crazzz2007
04-24-2010, 11:05 PM
also, soooooo many white people.

you needed pictures to figure that out? it's a country music festival, dimwit.

crazzz2007
04-24-2010, 11:06 PM
everyone is old and white! wtf! lol
looks like fun but those confederate flags make me nervous.

and no 13-year old etards running around oblivious to everything around them.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-24-2010, 11:07 PM
we really do destroy that grass, don't we?

the chairs everywhere just kill it for me, they def. shouldn't be allowed in the tents.

It would just kill the fun. I can understand them in the back somewhere but christ.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-24-2010, 11:07 PM
and no 13-year old etards running around oblivious to everything around them.

this is A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

bleep
04-24-2010, 11:07 PM
you needed pictures to figure that out? it's a country music festival, dimwit.
but, who knew that there were that many white folks in California?

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-24-2010, 11:08 PM
but, who knew that there were that many white folks in California?

I am pretty sure it draws a lot of folks from Arizona and Nevada too.

crazzz2007
04-24-2010, 11:10 PM
but, who knew that there were that many white folks in California?

you're right. there are only 40 million people living in California. there's no way there are 40,000 white people here. impossible.

also, HAVE YOU HEARD OF RVS?

also, how fuking stupid are you?

bleep
04-24-2010, 11:13 PM
oh crazzz, what i type is in jest. no need to get all huffy.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-24-2010, 11:14 PM
calmate crazz.

bleep
04-24-2010, 11:37 PM
man soup @ Stagecoach
http://palmsprings.metromix.com/content_image/full/1902411/560/370
http://palmsprings.metromix.com/content_image/full/1902409/560/370

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-24-2010, 11:43 PM
aw ghey!

hawkingvsreeve
04-25-2010, 01:09 AM
Those photos make me feel like I just ran into an ex with their new significant other.

weeklymix
04-25-2010, 01:27 AM
This is the best:
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/P1030282.jpg

choice cat
04-25-2010, 02:10 AM
hahahah yes !!! imagine sitting down reading a book before proxy came on

lickety_spit
04-25-2010, 03:06 AM
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/P1030304.jpg

how miserable does EVERYBODY in this picture look?

SoulDischarge
04-25-2010, 07:52 AM
I'd almost pay the price of admission just to admire that antler chandelier in person.

Ardentbiscuit
04-25-2010, 07:56 AM
I witnessed it firsthand why it felt tight at Stagecoach when I was there because of the seats in front of the stage and the fact they let in blankets and folding chairs. That eats up a lot of the space. Proven by Supre's photo and other posts.

EDIT:

It's not really fair that people at Stagecoach can plop their blanket, chair and stuff down and mark a spot for the entire day. Basically you have very little room to stand and walk.

Ardentbiscuit
04-25-2010, 08:00 AM
High-Plains Mixer - Country Mashup...?????? I don't think i've ever heard country music mashed up. . interesting
Sugarland would be a fun band to see live. I've only heard great things about their live shows. Should be a good weekend at Stagecoach this year.. line up looks pretty stellar for country fans..

I believe this is that little stage between the Sahara and the Red Bull tent at Coachella run by Global inheritance.

At Coachella it was called the energy factory and you could DJ there if your friends would run the machines by creating the power.

minogueCOMMAk
04-25-2010, 08:02 AM
No. It is terrible here. I mean it is completely awful. It brings me great sadness that just last weekend the polo fields were filled with people who for the most part enjoyed good music and a good time. We left the venue every night when we were forced out and went back to our tents and kept the party going. These people literally sit on fucking chairs and blankets and have the most miserable looks on their faces. The music ends at eleven and everyone quickly shuffles out and 98% of people go into their RVs and sleep. There are so many RVs here that I am having a hard time even finding tent camping. I'm not sure it even exists. It is just so soul crushing to see the polo fields like this. Bland, artless, and quiet. I am glad I only had to spend two days at this festival. I can't wait until next Coachella so I can wipe all these awful memories of Stagecoach from my mind.

Ardentbiscuit
04-25-2010, 08:06 AM
I honestly felt that in previous years Stagecoach had a lot more exciting acts on the bill. This year seems pretty mainstream and dullsville.

Suffacated
04-25-2010, 02:25 PM
It's The White (man) Party!



man soup @ Stagecoach
http://palmsprings.metromix.com/content_image/full/1902411/560/370
http://palmsprings.metromix.com/content_image/full/1902409/560/370

Ardentbiscuit
04-25-2010, 04:44 PM
man soup @ Stagecoach
http://palmsprings.metromix.com/content_image/full/1902411/560/370
http://palmsprings.metromix.com/content_image/full/1902409/560/370

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RezcyXOJ8wg

suprefan
04-25-2010, 06:46 PM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/04/stagecoach-2010-by-the-numbers.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PopHiss+%28Pop+%26+Hiss+Music +Blog%29&utm_content=Twitter


Just as attendance for Coachella saw a significant jump this year over 2009, the turnout for Stagecoach is also up substantially.

Goldenvoice chief Paul Tollett said Sunday that preliminary figures put total attendance for Saturday and Sunday over 100,000. The average daily attendance over more than 50,000 people tops last year’s record of 40,000 per day, which count as sellouts.

A reconfiguration of the stages allowed more territory in front of the Mane Stage, headlined this year by Toby Keith and Brooks & Dunn on Sunday and Keith Urban and Sugarland on Saturday, potent 1-2 punches both nights.

There also appeared to be a noticeable increase in the number of merchandise vendors this year, and the food merchants also were out in impressive numbers.

--Randy Lewis

gaypalmsprings
04-25-2010, 07:34 PM
OK, my Sunday pics.

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rasooli
04-25-2010, 07:49 PM
hahahah yes !!! imagine sitting down reading a book before proxy came on

hahahahahahahaha.....

I remember I shotgunned like four beers in a span of 10 minutes and got JACKED UP before Proxy....the lesson we learn from this is that country music (and the people who enjoy it) suck.

suprefan
04-25-2010, 08:48 PM
Bros and hoes....

bballarl
04-25-2010, 08:52 PM
Does Sugarland play this thing every year?

Boourns
04-25-2010, 08:58 PM
Sugarland is the Perry Farrell of Stagecoach!

suprefan
04-25-2010, 08:59 PM
No, didnt play last year, or in 08, I think just 07. Unless that extra day they had with the Eagles had em on it.



edit: LOLZ google image search gave me this as a result.


http://buzznet-63.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users16/renegademartian/default/self_portrait_at_Stagecoach_2008--large-prf-1209967690.jpg

minogueCOMMAk
04-25-2010, 09:07 PM
Okay, I just finished my shift. I only worked 14 hours this weekend. I had tons of breaks and basically could have gotten away with doing SHIT. I'm honest, so I took tickets all day from the fucking trashed people. They generally hate us for being people that go to Coachella because we are automatically druggies. Either way, I kicked it with tons of volunteers that went to Coachella the weekend before. It was bittersweet. As much as I HATE seeing the fields post-coachella. Less art, more hay. I really don't want to leave these Polo Fields. It is a reminder that Coachella actually occured.

suprefan
04-25-2010, 09:52 PM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/04/stagecoach-2010-room-for-lots-of-tastes.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PopHiss+%28Pop+%26+Hiss+Music +Blog%29&utm_content=Twitter

PlayaDelWes
04-26-2010, 07:21 AM
At least 14 arrests made during Stagecoach
Six arrests, one for assault and the rest for drunk and disorderly conduct, were made Sunday at the Stagecoach California Country Music Festival, Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron said.

He was unsure about the extent of any injuries in the assault case, but said the suspect and victim had both been drinking alcohol.

Of the eight arrests spurred Saturday by the 50,000 music fans at the Empire Polo Club, seven were for drunk and disorderly conduct and one for possession of drugs for sale.

There were a total of 14 arrests reported as of Sunday evening.

It took officers two and a half hours to get all drivers out of the site's parking lot after the last shows ended 11 p.m. Saturday, Guitron said, which is pretty typical for the event.

“It's not like clearing church,” he said.

not counting:



Six arrested, 23 cited in Coachella checkpoint
Officers with the Coachella Police Department arrested six people on various charges and towed seven vehicles during a DUI and driver's license safety checkpoint Saturday night.

The checkpoint was conducted from 7 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday on Avenue 48 and Jackson Street, in Coachella. Of the 1,059 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, 903 were screened, police officials said.

A 32-year-old from Indio was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. A 20-year-old from Coachella, a 21-year-old from Arizona and a 29-year-old from Indio were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. A 33-year-old Coachella resident was arrested in connection with a DUI warrant, and a 27-year-old from Santee was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.

Officers cited 23 drivers for various vehicle code violations. Eight people were found to be driving without a driver's license.

stuporfly
04-26-2010, 07:36 AM
This is the best:
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/diehardHPusedfan111/purple.jpg

The boy in the purple Holy Fuck shirt has really let himself go in the past two years.

gaypalmsprings
04-27-2010, 06:30 AM
wy21-2ZmGfo

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-27-2010, 06:47 AM
http://www.mydesert.com/fdcp/?1272379344827

Country music fans get their
just rewards

Bruce Fessier • The Desert Sun • April 27, 2010

There's a tendency to think that if the liberal media
compares Stagecoach to Coachella, they'll reveal to
the legion of country fans that those left-thinking
journalists don't think Stagecoach measures up.

But Stagecoach proved again this weekend that it's
the perfect complement to Coachella.

Goldenvoice started the Coachella Valley Music and
Arts Festival in 1999 with the idea that if it amassed
all the good music being ignored by commercial
radio it would attract masses of disaffected youths
and have a big enough audience to have a
commercially successful festival.

When it started Stagecoach in 2007, co-founder
Paul Tollett wasn't quite as independent as he was in
1999. Goldenvoice had become a division of the
entertainment giant AEG Live and his partnership
with the Empire Polo Club had become so critical to
the future of Coachella, he had to produce another
successful festival to sustain it.

So Tollett tapped into the massive contemporary
country audience, which was well served by c
ommercial radio, to ensure Stagecoach's success.

But country music is almost as splintered as the
rock industry. Veteran country artists, including
such icons as Johnny Cash and George Jones,
complained that they were discriminated against by
the country establishment in terms of radio airplay
and record distribution.

There actually have been dozens of splinter groups
from the country mainstream of Hank Williams and
Gene Autry since the early days of rock 'n' roll.
They've included bluegrass, Western swing,
rockabilly, gospel, traditional country with strings
(Eddy Arnold) and urban and rural folk. Those
eventually morphed into country rock, folk rock,
outlaw country, country pop, alt-country, alt-
bluegrass, neo-traditional, cowpunk and country
rap.

Tollett saw an opportunity to unite the fans of these
splinter groups with Stagecoach: California's
Country Music Festival. That umbrella could be
inclusive - just like Coachella - and especially
reflect the California sound with country and folk
rockers such as the Eagles and Poco. It could also
include the flag bearers of the Bakersfield sound
such as Merle Haggard and Dwight Yoakam, and the
many alt-country, rockabilly and cowpunks coming
out of Los Angeles and San Francisco.


Tollett devoted the main playing field of the Empire
Polo Club to the contemporary country artists to
ensure the festival's success, but he also gave the
disaffected country groups a showcase in the tents.
This year, he continued to celebrate the California
sound with Firefall and continued to present
traditional and alternative country.

At first glance, one is tempted to say the Stagecoach
formula hasn't worked as well as Coachella's. One of
the amazing things about Coachella is that people
who were initially attracted only to their favorite
sub-musical genres started drifting to other venues
on the polo field and started liking other kinds of
music.

This is the greatest accomplishment of Coachella
and one reason indie music festivals have become
such an international phenomenon. Coachella
united its many niche groups into one mass
audience that not even radio or television could
harness.

Stagecoach's fans aren't as united. The
contemporary country crowd likes to sit and watch
music from the comfort of their chairs and blankets.
Many tend to miss much of the great, diverse music
in the tents.

But, it's all about choice and that's their choice. The
great thing about the contemporary country fans
choosing to stay near their blankets and chairs is
the fact that the Mustang and Palomino crowds
remain the perfect size for more intimate artists. In
that respect, it's like the great early days of
Coachella, when you could see an artist on any of
the five stages on a whim and find a place close
enough to the stage to enjoy the show. You can't do
that any more. The Coachella crowds are so big, you
have to get to a venue early and plan where you're
going to be every hour to get a good place to stand.

Stagecoach attracted 102,000 people this weekend.
Remarkably, considering single day tickets were
sold, 51,000 people came each day, which qualifies
as huge a commercial success for a festival with 30
acts. But it also was a logistical success because the
tent crowds were small enough to let you try some
new music and, if you weren't satisfied, you could
move to another venue and still find a good place to
sit or stand. It ran so smoothly, Tollett said it was a
vacation compared to all the adversity of Coachella.

Of course, Stagecoach and Coachella could still
present other great musical genres to really be i
nclusive of the best music America has to offer.

Empire Polo Club owner Alex Haagen III is pushing
Tollett to fill some of those gaps with a fall festival
of blues, jazz and roots rock.

That may not happen for a while, but, when it does,
Indio will be pretty much the capital of American
music festivals.

M Sparks
04-27-2010, 07:02 AM
hahahah yes !!! imagine sitting down reading a book before proxy came on

Uvs2g5Nj0NI

gaypalmsprings
04-27-2010, 04:03 PM
Country music fans get their just rewards

Bruce Fessier • The Desert Sun • April 27, 2010

There's a tendency to think that if the liberal media compares Stagecoach to Coachella, they'll reveal to the legion of country fans that those left-thinking journalists don't think Stagecoach measures up.

But Stagecoach proved again this weekend that it's the perfect complement to Coachella.

Goldenvoice started the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 1999 with the idea that if it amassed all the good music being ignored by commercial radio it would attract masses of disaffected youths and have a big enough audience to have a commercially successful festival.

When it started Stagecoach in 2007, co-founder Paul Tollett wasn't quite as independent as he was in 1999. Goldenvoice had become a division of the entertainment giant AEG Live and his partnership with the Empire Polo Club had become so critical to the future of Coachella, he had to produce another successful festival to sustain it.

So Tollett tapped into the massive contemporary country audience, which was well served by commercial radio, to ensure Stagecoach's success.

But country music is almost as splintered as the rock industry. Veteran country artists, including such icons as Johnny Cash and George Jones, complained that they were discriminated against by the country establishment in terms of radio airplay and record distribution.

There actually have been dozens of splinter groups from the country mainstream of Hank Williams and Gene Autry since the early days of rock 'n' roll. They've included bluegrass, Western swing, rockabilly, gospel, traditional country with strings (Eddy Arnold) and urban and rural folk. Those eventually morphed into country rock, folk rock, outlaw country, country pop, alt-country, alt-bluegrass, neo-traditional, cowpunk and country rap.

Tollett saw an opportunity to unite the fans of these splinter groups with Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival. That umbrella could be inclusive - just like Coachella - and especially reflect the California sound with country and folk rockers such as the Eagles and Poco. It could also include the flag bearers of the Bakersfield sound such as Merle Haggard and Dwight Yoakam, and the many alt-country, rockabilly and cowpunks coming out of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Tollett devoted the main playing field of the Empire Polo Club to the contemporary country artists to ensure the festival's success, but he also gave the disaffected country groups a showcase in the tents. This year, he continued to celebrate the California sound with Firefall and continued to present traditional and alternative country.

At first glance, one is tempted to say the Stagecoach formula hasn't worked as well as Coachella's. One of the amazing things about Coachella is that people who were initially attracted only to their favorite sub-musical genres started drifting to other venues on the polo field and started liking other kinds of music.

This is the greatest accomplishment of Coachella and one reason indie music festivals have become such an international phenomenon. Coachella united its many niche groups into one mass audience that not even radio or television could harness.

Stagecoach's fans aren't as united. The contemporary country crowd likes to sit and watch music from the comfort of their chairs and blankets. Many tend to miss much of the great, diverse music in the tents.

But, it's all about choice and that's their choice. The great thing about the contemporary country fans choosing to stay near their blankets and chairs is the fact that the Mustang and Palomino crowds remain the perfect size for more intimate artists. In that respect, it's like the great early days of Coachella, when you could see an artist on any of the five stages on a whim and find a place close enough to the stage to enjoy the show. You can't do that any more. The Coachella crowds are so big, you have to get to a venue early and plan where you're going to be every hour to get a good place to stand.

Stagecoach attracted 102,000 people this weekend. Remarkably, considering single day tickets were sold, 51,000 people came each day, which qualifies as huge a commercial success for a festival with 30 acts. But it also was a logistical success because the tent crowds were small enough to let you try some new music and, if you weren't satisfied, you could move to another venue and still find a good place to sit or stand. It ran so smoothly, Tollett said it was a vacation compared to all the adversity of Coachella.

Of course, Stagecoach and Coachella could still present other great musical genres to really be inclusive of the best music America has to offer.

Empire Polo Club owner Alex Haagen III is pushing Tollett to fill some of those gaps with a fall festival of blues, jazz and roots rock.

That may not happen for a while, but, when it does, Indio will be pretty much the capital of American music festivals.

SFChrissy
04-27-2010, 05:37 PM
I have a special pass to the Soap Opera Tent. Ha!I was on my way to meet mr & mrs fatbastard on a visit they made to the city at the Fairmont Hotel and ran (literally) into Max Holden & Blair Buchanan from One Life to Live...

tessalasset
04-27-2010, 10:35 PM
Empire Polo Club owner Alex Haagen III is pushing Tollett to fill some of those gaps with a fall festival of blues, jazz and roots rock.


SWEET.

suprefan
04-27-2010, 10:47 PM
So something along the lines of NO Jazzfest, just here in a few years? Hmmmmm, you wonder when they would do it though.

TomAz
04-28-2010, 04:29 AM
They would do it to make money for Alex Haagen III and others.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-28-2010, 08:46 AM
I hear Celine Dion really breaks out the Titanic tunes at festivals.

JorgeC
04-28-2010, 02:39 PM
Hey GPS, MOAR GHEY Cowboys please!!

Rajah
04-28-2010, 03:26 PM
I have to believe that Haagen and the city of Indio made the long term commitment to GV with the intention of creating additional festivals to boost revenue. Especially after the success of Festival 8. But sounds like GV decided to just oversell Coachella and pack 'em into Stagecoach to line their own pockets. I wonder if GV now has exclusive rights to put on music festivals there? I attended a small event at the El Dorado Clubhouse that featured Brant Bjork and the Bros. a few weeks before last year's Coachella. Hmmmm.

gaypalmsprings
04-28-2010, 03:36 PM
Hey GPS, MOAR GHEY Cowboys please!!

This one is not from Stagecoach, but I do have a thread on Stagecoach forum dedicated to it...

http://garycralle.com/Cowboy-belt-buckle.jpg

http://stagecoachfestival.com/forum/showthread.php?t=739

JorgeC
05-02-2010, 07:37 AM
Hey GPS, I'm in Laughlin and met a hot gay cowboy and thought of u  he showed me his stagecoach pics...WOW! I'll pm when I'm back 

gaypalmsprings
05-02-2010, 07:40 AM
Hey GPS, I'm in Laughlin and met a hot gay cowboy and thought of u  he showed me his stagecoach pics...WOW! I'll pm when I'm back 

I love Laughlin. I didn't know there were gay people there. LOL.

Did he show you anything other than his stagecoach pics?

elChurro
05-02-2010, 11:30 PM
I volunteered to work this, everyone was drunk off their asses and you could find a fully stocked bar on every corner.