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HandBanana
12-27-2010, 11:44 AM
I know this isnt technically an artist, but if we classify Wolf Eyes as music then the noise the tesla coils makes gets to count as well.

They should never have been taken out for 2010 in the first fucking place, just to cram in more Vapo-Rub'd twee(n)kers.
Regardless of whether or not there was a stupid rose garden for Taryn Manning and friends to douche about in.

BRING BACK THE GOD DAMNED COILS!

http://i.imgur.com/wj5M7.jpg

Grant
12-27-2010, 11:45 AM
YES!!! The fire tube thingy was lame-o.

rskapcat
12-27-2010, 11:46 AM
I support this thread and the statements contained in the first post.

sbessiso
12-27-2010, 11:47 AM
WTF was up with them missing?!?!

I'll never forget seeing them at my first chella in 06. I was awestruck and kind of terrified. I believe I never actually got close to them because of that

blackchango
12-27-2010, 11:47 AM
support!

Gribbz
12-27-2010, 11:48 AM
Support. I was excited to show all of my rookie Coachellians the coils.

"Oh man, wait till you see all the cool art."


"You're going to love the Tesla Coils."

FAIL.

HandBanana
12-27-2010, 11:49 AM
Lol def.

DFrank
12-27-2010, 11:49 AM
There were a couple art installations last year that just made me scratch my head when i told my friends about 'firebreathing snakes'.

HandBanana
12-27-2010, 11:50 AM
I am paying for my GF's 3 day pass this year because I felt bad that last year wasnt up to snuff.
Even tho she had a great time. I still feel sorta bad and Im getting her her pass this year.
The tesla coils are a glaring example of why.

sbessiso
12-27-2010, 11:50 AM
Support. I was excited to show all of my rookie Coachellians the coils.

"Oh man, wait till you see all the cool art."


"You're going to love the Tesla Coils."

FAIL.

At least we had that uhhhhhh origami thing. That was ummmmmmmmmmmmmm neato?


I am paying for my GF's 3 day pass this year because I felt bad that last year wasnt up to snuff.
Even tho she had a great time. I still feel sorta bad and Im getting her her pass this year.
The tesla coils are a glaring example of why.

Damn I need a daddy like you

captncrzy
12-27-2010, 11:52 AM
I support. You don't mess with tradition.

GuyInTucson
12-27-2010, 11:54 AM
The coils had been there since the beginning so I was disappointed that - at my first Coachella in seven years - they weren't there. That being said, the giant Origami was fine in my book. Bring the Tesla Coils back and dump some of the other art like the fire tornado.

Gribbz
12-27-2010, 11:55 AM
FIRE IN A GLASS TUBE FTW.

HandBanana
12-27-2010, 11:57 AM
That fire tornado was idiotically lame.

Keep the balloons tho. They are lo-fi sure, but they are a nice touch.

HandBanana
12-27-2010, 11:57 AM
Oh and bring back Serpent Mother dammit

GuyInTucson
12-27-2010, 11:58 AM
I thought the Fire Tornado was a good idea that was very poorly executed. It took up too much space for an installation that didn't do anything worth looking at.

juloxx
12-27-2010, 12:01 PM
They should combine this with my idea for having a Luchador wrestling arena.

HandBanana
12-27-2010, 12:01 PM
I thought the Fire Tornado was a good idea that was very poorly executed. It took up too much space for an installation that didn't do anything worth looking at.

I can agree to that, yeah.

GuyInTucson
12-27-2010, 12:03 PM
Oh and bring back Serpent Mother dammit

Co-sign

PagodasPinkPants
12-27-2010, 12:05 PM
Luchador Wrestling FTW!!!

Also, bring back the coil.

Gribbz
12-27-2010, 12:06 PM
Keep the balloons tho. They are lo-fi sure, but they are a nice touch.
Agreed. I really enjoyed those. Also, Serpent Mother.


They should combine this with my idea for having a Luchador wrestling arena.


Luchador Wrestling FTW!!!

Save that for the Gathering of the Juggalos.

SlowMotionApocalypse
12-27-2010, 12:27 PM
I'd like to see Tesla.

GuyInTucson
12-27-2010, 12:34 PM
I'd like to see Tesla.

That makes one of us

NachoCat
12-27-2010, 12:35 PM
ID LIKE TO SEE SOME PICTURES PLEASE

ok thanks

HandBanana
12-27-2010, 12:39 PM
Vehdeo!


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Distorted_Jungle
12-27-2010, 12:41 PM
This version please, would love to see it.

http://hacknmod.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/1358836727-tesla-coil-crude-awakening-burning-man1.jpg

sbessiso
12-27-2010, 12:45 PM
I'd like to see Tesla.

http://www.morethings.com/music/david_bowie/david-bowie-228.jpg

HandBanana
12-27-2010, 12:47 PM
Here is a video that is both unrelated and very possibly apropos for 2011....

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juloxx
12-27-2010, 01:26 PM
Save that for the Gathering of the Juggalos.

The only thing trippier than Telsa Coils is having 4 masked wrestlers duke it out in free for all in an arena surrounded by Telsa Coils. Also, Serpent Mother

nbvcide
12-27-2010, 04:12 PM
this thread x10000...the art this year was just awful, with the exception of the balloons (and bringing back the moving spotlights)..the tesla coils are a symbol of the festival, and on the only coachella shirt i bought at the fest..wish they woulda brought the giant metal worship man, etc.

discobotica
12-27-2010, 06:02 PM
I'm sure Nikola Tesla was rolling in his grave when they didn't have them, for making it on the Polo Fields was the Tesla Coil's greatest achievement

Boourns
12-27-2010, 06:26 PM
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faxman75
12-27-2010, 06:33 PM
I want them to bring Serpent Mother back.

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Boourns
12-27-2010, 06:36 PM
I miss the giant baby being ripped apart by robots.

sacleonard
12-27-2010, 08:02 PM
100% support for the Tesla Coils return.

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Oh and I couldn't decide which Tesla you meant...


I'd like to see Tesla.

This:

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Or this:

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algunz
12-27-2010, 08:04 PM
It's not Coachella without the coils - that's why it was such a clusterfuck last time. All the wrong energy sources.

Wheres the beef?
12-27-2010, 09:07 PM
The artists who made the tesla coils were the same artists who made the fire tornado. The fire tornado, unfortunately, was the victim of some unforeseen technical difficulties and liability restrictions that, at coachella, prohibited it from being used to its full potential.

And fuck the tesla coils. They are cool and all but it just gets kind of old. They've been at Coachella for, what? 5 years? You people all want the same fucking shit over and over again. How about something new?

Bring Dr. Megavolt.

Bring Ein Hammer.

Bring The Heart Machine.

Bring Excellent Adventure.

Bring Bliss Dance.

digitaldragon03
12-27-2010, 09:58 PM
I think that all the art should either be interactive, shoot fire or lightning somehow, or it should provide shade.

Fire-breathing snake, bamboo waves, giant origami, sonic forest, all good. Shrine you cant crowd surf in, twisted 18-wheelers, giant flower pot, no.

HandBanana
12-27-2010, 10:22 PM
You people all want the same fucking shit over and over again.

if they can't top it (they didnt) then ...well...yes.

GuyInTucson
12-28-2010, 08:58 AM
The artists who made the tesla coils were the same artists who made the fire tornado. The fire tornado, unfortunately, was the victim of some unforeseen technical difficulties and liability restrictions that, at coachella, prohibited it from being used to its full potential.

And fuck the tesla coils. They are cool and all but it just gets kind of old. They've been at Coachella for, what? 5 years? You people all want the same fucking shit over and over again. How about something new?

Bring Dr. Megavolt.

Bring Ein Hammer.

Bring The Heart Machine.

Bring Excellent Adventure.

Bring Bliss Dance.


They were at all three of the Coachellas I went to in the Early-2000's - 01, 02 and 03.

And I think people want the same Tesla Coils back because it's a symbol of the festival to them. It makes sense.

juloxx
12-28-2010, 09:04 AM
They need more art that you can climb

Me and a couple of my friends climbed the Orgami Bird and watched the Tiesto's set /the fields from uptop the bird. Shit was so cash

NachoCat
12-28-2010, 09:06 AM
you could climb up on that thing?!

uhhh i dont think so buddy

juloxx
12-28-2010, 09:09 AM
you could climb up on that thing?!


Naaa, but we did anyway. Some people started to copy us after a while, and by the very end of his set we got kicked off, but we had a good 45min-hour up there.

Neighborhood Creep
12-28-2010, 09:24 AM
I seen a couple people up there while I was aimlessly walking around during Tiesto for like 10 minutes. The crane was decent, I think they could 1+ it.

/also came to agree with bringing back the Tesla Coils

casey
12-28-2010, 09:30 AM
i support bringing the tesla coils back!!!

and i'm all for bliss dance making an appearance, that thing is beautiful.

HandBanana
12-28-2010, 09:37 AM
This seems to be Bliss Dance.
I like it, but I still want the coils back.

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bluemamba
12-28-2010, 11:01 AM
Coachella needs to always have the Tesla Coils and the Dome.

The art this year was really lacking. Not that I pay that much attention to it over the weekend other than take a few pictures but The Tesla Coils were great to watch. The rest of the art is still great for when you're walking from one stage to the next.

bluemamba
12-28-2010, 11:04 AM
Coachella needs to always have the Tesla Coils and the Dome.

The art this year was really lacking. Not that I pay that much attention to it over the weekend other than take a few pictures but The Tesla Coils were great to watch. The rest of the art is still great for when you're walking from one stage to the next.

johnnypolite
12-28-2010, 11:23 AM
Bring back the bike rodeo.

Distorted_Jungle
12-28-2010, 11:33 AM
Excellent Adventure seems awesome, 2 phone booths set up in different locations that are connected. Picture of one booth...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/4987122063_df454b74ac.jpg

No Idea why Bliss Dance hasn't been there yet...

http://blog.pulpology.com/1/custom/bliss03.jpg

Neighborhood Creep
12-28-2010, 12:07 PM
Anything that glows is good in my book

juloxx
12-28-2010, 12:58 PM
I seen a couple people up there while I was aimlessly walking around during Tiesto for like 10 minutes.

Chances are it was me and my crew. We were the only ones up there for 80% of the set.

Neighborhood Creep
12-28-2010, 01:12 PM
Ill have to check if I have pictures of ya

juloxx
12-28-2010, 01:32 PM
someone/people did take pictures of us

eskamo951
01-09-2011, 05:32 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/4987122063_df454b74ac.jpg



The way it's lit up makes it look like you would use it for time travel or teleportation.


I miss the coils. I loved feeling the energy in the air whenever they went off. And since everyone seems to be mentioning it in here, I LOVED Serpent Mother :pulse but it had it's time and we get new art. That's how it works. The coils felt like a staple part of Coachella because they had been there for so long. I was told about them on the way to my first Coachella and I had two amazing years of watching them shoot lightning into the air. I would like them back, but maybe the powers at hand have their reasons for not bringing them back.

kneuller
01-09-2011, 05:49 PM
last year was my first coachella and the tesla coils were the installation i was most looking forward to. hopefully we will see them on the grounds in a few months

newnostalgia
01-09-2011, 05:50 PM
yea i thought i'd get to see those tesla coils last year, oh well that piano thing looked cool, too bad there was a constant line of 20 people waiting to play it. but that mirror thing made my night... i was tripping my balls when i saw that... amazing the morph something it was called. however if they get the tesla coil, put the lightning men on top please

mofomofo
01-13-2011, 09:24 PM
Bliss Dance gotta be there. Honestly I'd be surprised if it isn't there. Given Coachella's history of getting big Burning Man work, always having some big, towering structure (partly as a helpful meeting point/guidepost), and just how nice it really is. The pics really don't do it justice, it really is kinetic, realistic (despite being metal latticework) and bodacious. As for the person who wondered why Bliss Dance hasn't been to Coachella before, it's because she was just built/debuted 4 months ago.

AND tesla coils. I agree wholeheartedly the coils are a nice bit of stability in otherwise evolving festival. And they're still impressive every year.

frizbee9
01-14-2011, 08:20 AM
tesla coils absence last year was definitely disappointing.

at one point i actually thought i was somehow just missing out on them because of the clusterfuck of people. i remember thinking 'how can they not have them here??'

i hope they bring them back, definitely a symbol of coachella

Distorted_Jungle
01-14-2011, 10:55 AM
Bliss Dance gotta be there. Honestly I'd be surprised if it isn't there. Given Coachella's history of getting big Burning Man work, always having some big, towering structure (partly as a helpful meeting point/guidepost), and just how nice it really is. The pics really don't do it justice, it really is kinetic, realistic (despite being metal latticework) and bodacious. As for the person who wondered why Bliss Dance hasn't been to Coachella before, it's because she was just built/debuted 4 months ago.

AND tesla coils. I agree wholeheartedly the coils are a nice bit of stability in otherwise evolving festival. And they're still impressive every year.

Bliss Dance may be there newest creation, but they have had other awesome ones that I have seen at many festivals but have never seen at Coachella. Not sure if it's the same people but here is one of the pieces I'm talking about..

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:gjrlEFZAHb0t1M:http://nocturnalfestival.com/CA/GFX/gallery/LRG/att4.jpg&t=1

There are a couple more I can't find pictures of.

thestripe
01-14-2011, 11:31 AM
I want them to bring Serpent Mother back.

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YES. I love the Tesla Coil, but Serpent Mother was awesome. All the art from that year was great.

robotronia
01-14-2011, 12:07 PM
We've done hotshot the robot and the interactive video screens the last 5 years @ coach, and we missed the twins last year as well - really a favorite, and def. a staple of the fest.
no better sound than burning atmosphere.

NachoCat
01-19-2011, 02:02 PM
So by the looks of the graphics on the front page we are getting both tesla coils and the serpent . yeahh buddy

303dubbin
01-19-2011, 02:10 PM
So by the looks of the graphics on the front page we are getting both tesla coils and the serpent . yeahh buddy

yea im excited to see both of these

phonographer
01-19-2011, 02:12 PM
Yessssssss!!!!!! I got to meet the artist who made the Fire Serpent. She was pretty cool. TESLA!!!!!

ADrunkPoet
01-19-2011, 05:22 PM
Tesla in this years art is a fantastic development.

Errant
01-19-2011, 05:30 PM
Yes, please bring them back! Last year just wasn't the same without them.

HandBanana
01-19-2011, 05:31 PM
So by the looks of the graphics on the front page we are getting both tesla coils and the serpent . yeahh buddy

They were on last years emek poster too tho, so...

HandBanana
03-15-2011, 08:44 AM
DO IT!!!!!

NachoCat
03-15-2011, 09:24 AM
http://pwnwear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Owen-Starsky-Hutch-Signature-Do-It.jpg

F00FIGHTER20
03-15-2011, 09:36 AM
oh wow, i don't think i ever saw EMEKS's 2010 poster until now. It is a thousand times better than the garbage dump he made in 2009.

Trick Loves The Kids
03-15-2011, 10:35 AM
that fire volcano thing was so weak

bartelby
03-15-2011, 10:40 AM
TESLA COILS RULE

BRING THEM BACK

HandBanana
04-12-2011, 01:51 PM
USA!
USA!
USA!

http://i.imgur.com/beKMg.jpg

Aphxtwinin
04-12-2011, 01:53 PM
OLEEEE OLE OLE OLE...OOOOLE...OOOOLE

indietron
04-12-2011, 01:55 PM
Winning

seanxpaul
04-12-2011, 01:55 PM
USA!
USA!
USA!

SERBIA!
SERBIA!
SERBIA!

http://balkans360.com/images/balkans-countries-flags/national-flag-of-serbia.gif

arthurbang
04-12-2011, 02:12 PM
Now let's hope they use the tesla coils. I swear, this will be my seventh Coachella, and the only time I've walked by and seen them in use was my first year (2003). My wife and I have gone the last 5 years and she's never seen them in action.

In past years (other than 2010) how often did they have them turned on?

dorkfish
04-12-2011, 03:20 PM
They turn them on at the end of the night on Sunday almost without fail.

sacleonard
04-12-2011, 04:00 PM
I think they've been on every evening in past years.