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DeadSkin
01-31-2011, 10:46 AM
Who was there? I was. I don't remember much. I remember seeing the Dandy Warhol's, Iggy Pop, Weezer, Paul Oakenfold, and Jane's Addiction. It was very fun I had a blast. It was my first concert ever. Does anyone have any pictures?

Professor Null
01-31-2011, 12:21 PM
I remember seeing Sigur Ross there for my first time. They were all dressed like cultists druids and played the most mesmerizing music.

My group mainly went to see The Orb, who ran into technical difficulties and were only able to play for about 15 minutes before they got shut down at midnight due to the noise curfew. I think the Chemical Brothers were playing a DJ set in the next tent over.

There was no camping, that I recall, but we hung out after the show with a ton of cool people in the parking lot. Good times.

artisticcreator
01-31-2011, 01:14 PM
I remember allot about it. It was a great disappointment not to see more of The Orb. That technical difficulty started when the previous group played over an extra 30 minutes of a crappy set.

Fat Boy Slim was amazing as always! Chemical Brothers made for a great dance time. Good visuals also. I really enjoyed the Roots and Roni Size was my first experience with live Break Beats. It was amazing.

Seeing Oaky for the first time was also cool and Christopher Lawrence spun a great set. Photek and DeiselBoy also made it a great experience.

The big disappointment was going all that way for only 1 day! Now 3 days are just perfect.

algunz
01-31-2011, 01:37 PM
JANE'S!!!!!!

DeadSkin
01-31-2011, 02:28 PM
^Janes killed it

I remember I was right up front. I was nearly crushed by the time Jane's finally came out. The crowd was like a sea. Then i retreated to the back of the crowd and sat on an inflatable pool. It was good times.

pewpew87
01-31-2011, 05:37 PM
How was it back then compared now to recent years?

bottomfeeder
01-31-2011, 06:11 PM
Iggy and Jane's were highlights for me. I remember lying in the grass looking up at the sky streaked with green lasers during Oakenfold's set, just trippin. Jane's was a spectacle, with Perry moving into the crowd and topless dancers on towers. I knew I'd be coming back and supporting this festival as much as possible. I've only missed the festival when I have been out of the country.

I missed the past couple of years but I don't think it was as crowded as it gets now. Hardly anyone knew about Coachella. But there was definitely enough people to make it feel like a festival. It was only one day, which sucked, but they packed a lot into that day. Unfortunately I learned the heartbreak of schedule conflicts. I also remember us not being able to find the car afterwards, and realizing that the place looked completely different at night--lesson learned! I wish I had pics but I don't think I had a camera then. Another lesson learned.

insbordnat
01-31-2011, 10:57 PM
I remember seeing Weezer, Photek, Squarepusher, Oakenfold, Chemicals, and Fatboy. If I recall Oakenfold's set was jacked up because of equipment problems - the sound was cutting out or his needles were skipping. It was also windy at night.

If I recall the tent where Photek was playing was not in the normal configuration it is now. For some reason, I remember one of the tents was by the main stage/beer gardens. Anybody remember this?

I remember seeing the Chems and Fatboy pretty vividly - when Chems dropped "Fuck Up Beats" it was delightfully loud. Fatboy's set was massive too. I also remember a "chill" tent (more of a shelter) to the right of the Sahara tent - nobody was really in it though.

All in all the feeling was very sparse and it was a "day trip" from LA. Didn't have the "massive" feel it does now. Very understated. 2002 was markedly different.

I really wish there was more video/pictures/documentation of that year to help me bring back memories.

SDsoldier7
02-01-2011, 12:22 PM
i remember when we got back, we were excited to get our pictures developed, not uploaded. no youtube either or anything like that, just happy to have some photos and memorabilia. my friends have some photos of st germain at the outdoor theatre as well as other stages



http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab39/dnice858/0201111207.jpg

i remember my friends and i were like "$65 bucks, holy shit, thats nothing for all these bands"


How was it back then compared now to recent years?

way more cool back then.

GuyInTucson
02-01-2011, 02:58 PM
I remember seeing Weezer, Photek, Squarepusher, Oakenfold, Chemicals, and Fatboy. If I recall Oakenfold's set was jacked up because of equipment problems - the sound was cutting out or his needles were skipping. It was also windy at night.

If I recall the tent where Photek was playing was not in the normal configuration it is now. For some reason, I remember one of the tents was by the main stage/beer gardens. Anybody remember this?

I remember seeing the Chems and Fatboy pretty vividly - when Chems dropped "Fuck Up Beats" it was delightfully loud. Fatboy's set was massive too. I also remember a "chill" tent (more of a shelter) to the right of the Sahara tent - nobody was really in it though.

All in all the feeling was very sparse and it was a "day trip" from LA. Didn't have the "massive" feel it does now. Very understated. 2002 was markedly different.

I really wish there was more video/pictures/documentation of that year to help me bring back memories.


The "Sahara Tent" is what you are thinking about. The Sahara we know today was called the Insomniac tent in 2001. The Sahara in 2001 was a tent smaller than what the Gobi is now. It was the first stage we saw when we entered the festival and it was near the front beer gardens. It's where Bad Company, Planet of the Drums, Andrea Parker and several other acts played.

The next year they did away with that tent entirely and only used four stages. They brought a fifth back in 2003.

My fondest memory from that year? Being the first person through the doors when the it opened. We also arrived in the parking lot at 6 am and there was only one other car there. Nothing was blocked off, there were no security measures preventing people from entering the parking lot until about 8 am. So we shared the parking lot with one or two carloads of other people for several hours before cars started pouring in. By the time people started parking, we just went up to the gate and waited for two or three hours before it opened.

I remember, I first heard about Coachella by getting the flyer at How Sweet It Is 2001 in Lake Perris.

insbordnat
02-01-2011, 03:15 PM
The "Sahara Tent" is what you are thinking about. The Sahara we know today was called the Insomniac tent in 2001. The Sahara in 2001 was a tent smaller than what the Gobi is now. It was the first stage we saw when we entered the festival and it was near the front beer gardens. It's where Bad Company, Planet of the Drums, Andrea Parker and several other acts played.

The next year they did away with that tent entirely and only used four stages. They brought a fifth back in 2003.


Good memory, and it rings a bell. Do you also remember when the Sahara configuration was different, i.e. when it was more "sideways" rather than lengthways?

Or am I remembering incorrectly? I seem to remember it was like that in 2003 but I don't recall 2002.

DANCE MAGIC
02-01-2011, 03:17 PM
If I recall Oakenfold's set was jacked up because of equipment problems - the sound was cutting out or his needles were skipping. It was also windy at night.


This.

I was pretty close to the rail (Oakenfold was on the main stage) and I remember seeing records literally flying away in the wind.

gimmeth3night
02-01-2011, 03:19 PM
Anybody get a chance to see Del or Souls of Mischief back then? I've seen them in the past couple years but I imagine it was a different story back then.

The old lineups are so dense it's fucking unreal.

GuyInTucson
02-01-2011, 03:22 PM
Good memory, and it rings a bell. Do you also remember when the Sahara configuration was different, i.e. when it was more "sideways" rather than lengthways?

Or am I remembering incorrectly? I seem to remember it was like that in 2003 but I don't recall 2002.

I always wondered that and then someone directed me to coachellarecordings.com

Select whatever year and click the images tab. In the images, they have festival maps for every year from 2002 forward. Nothing for 2001 though.

I think they alter, or at least slightly tweak, the configuration from year to year.

2002 - http://www.coachellarecordings.com/pictures/2002/200206.jpg

2003 - http://www.coachellarecordings.com/pictures/2003/200312.jpg

The Sahara basically shifted 90 degrees between those two years.

GuyInTucson
02-01-2011, 03:28 PM
Here are some things from coachellarecordings.com to help you relive 2001

http://www.coachellarecordings.com/pictures/2001/200108.jpg

http://www.coachellarecordings.com/pictures/2001/200103.jpg

http://www.coachellarecordings.com/pictures/2001/200107.jpg

http://www.coachellarecordings.com/pictures/2001/200106.jpg

brokenDREAMS
02-01-2011, 03:39 PM
Kruder & Dorfmeister was my highlight that year. Little surprised there not on the line up this year. When they played at club nokia last year, there were a lot of amazing shows happening that day (lcd/hot chip, four tet...).

I also remember it being very hot that day as well (at least standing in the line to get in the show).

GuyInTucson
02-01-2011, 03:45 PM
Yes the heat sucked that year. I spent pretty much the whole day in either the insomniac tent or the Sahara.

Professor Null
02-01-2011, 04:24 PM
Thanks for posting those Guy, that is great to reminisce on.

lesswesay
02-01-2011, 06:49 PM
I was in college at the time and went with a bunch of my guy friends. Apparently we were really into hip hop at the time, and I remember seeing Roots, Del, St. Germain, Roni Size, and Mos Def. I was excited to wrap up the evening with GangStarr, but it was super windy. I remember techs trying to board up DJ Premier's tables with plywood or something at the Outdoor Theater to no avail. That was disappointing. I don't remember it being that windy since, thank goodness.

The Roots were awesome that day on the main stage - always the cool cats in Hawaiian shirts and sun hats. . Del was somewhat on point (from what I recall) and St. Germain was magical. I remember getting fliers for Coachella from the parties we went to in LA, but what I don't remember is that tickets were only $65; what a deal. To be twenty again...and paying $65 for a day of Coachella.

Thanks for this thread. It made me think and remember.

Electrotek
02-01-2011, 08:01 PM
And no hipsters/jam band fags hahaha

blackchango
02-01-2011, 08:17 PM
I also for some reason remember the tents being darker during the day. I think I remember that the entrances weren't exposed to sunlight and being more enclosed.

menikmati
02-01-2011, 08:50 PM
www.coachellarecordings.com is my site, so uh yeah, you all should just bookmark it, use/visit whatever...I made it for this sort of reason. And there is a map in the 2001 booklet, I just don't have a scanner at the moment, so I haven't uploaded it (I plan to redo the image section on the site someday). But anyway, this should hold you over if you're curious.

http://i51.tinypic.com/10wjpqw.jpg

iwaslike
02-01-2011, 08:53 PM
I too remember the wind completely ruining Oakenfolds groove. This was my first Coachella and I had no idea how to navigate the conflicting set times. Missing Tricky and Roni Size are two of my great failures in life.

iwaslike
02-01-2011, 08:58 PM
Yes it is coming back to me now. I saw Supernatural in that small Sahara tent. He killed it.

choice cat
02-01-2011, 09:03 PM
I dont see any of the service fees listed on those tickets, did they have them?

iwaslike
02-01-2011, 09:20 PM
Many moons ago...

unit300021
02-01-2011, 10:37 PM
I dont see any of the service fees listed on those tickets, did they have them?

Convenience charge 8.50.

So I wasn't there but my real big question from looking at the set times is why Iggy Pop was so early on in the day?

GuyInTucson
02-02-2011, 05:13 AM
I said that Planet of the Drums played the Sahara but the schedule has them in the Mojave. I forgot that they actually played twice that day. I forget who they took over for in the Sahara.

SDsoldier7
02-02-2011, 06:18 AM
I too remember the wind completely ruining Oakenfolds groove. This was my first Coachella and I had no idea how to navigate the conflicting set times. Missing Tricky and Roni Size are two of my great failures in life.

thats cool you guys all remember this. oakenfolds records skipping, so funny. my friends and i were like "thats paul oakenfold, his records are skipping"

it was one of our first coachellas as well, and i remember how it was sooo much fun trying to catch all the bands we wanted. trying to time everything so we wouldnt miss anyone important.

one of the first acts we caught was aceyalone

he was like "anyone know what time it is?"

someone screamed "4:20". it wasnt.

then he dropped grandfather clock. he did a lot of stuff off of The Book of Human Language. This track was a highlight:

MWa4MOenEv0

del came on after ace. this track right here broke my coachella cherry:

43NVRFEroMs

musically it was such a different time than now, and hip hop was way cool then. this ^track came on and i remember thinking to myself "this is the ONLY place i want to be right now. right here. in this fucking tent." boo boo heads was also a highlight from his set.

it ended up being one of the most funnest days ever.

st germain had the sunset slot and absolutely slayed it, dropping killer tracks that could not have been anymore perfect.

4kAOZfyqHSs

i remember when this dropped, everyone at the outdoor theatre just straight up started jammin. fuck i wish i could go back to that set. :D

here is a radio intvw where paul t is talking about the history of the festival, he mentions st.germains performance that year and talks about the epicness that coachella is.

http://www.kcrw.com/media-player/mediaPlayer2.html?type=audio&id=mb090324paul_tollett

Paul T seems so cool in this interview.


www.coachellarecordings.com FTW

SDsoldier7
02-02-2011, 06:26 AM
I dont see any of the service fees listed on those tickets, did they have them?

Nope. I remember it well because this is the only ticket i have ever gotten from TM where there were no service fees. $65 straight up. That little touch made coachella that much more cooler, it used to be a fest for the people.

I bought my ticket at tower records!

SlowMotionApocalypse
02-02-2011, 08:39 AM
Bad Company should have headlined. One of the greatest bands ever. Especially with Paul Rodgers singing.

iwaslike
02-02-2011, 09:38 AM
I bought my ticket at tower records!

Me too! Dammit I miss that store!

GuyInTucson
02-02-2011, 09:54 AM
I remember seeing this flyer and when I saw both Fatboy Slim, The Chemical brothers and Aphex Twin I lost it. Unfortunately Aphex Twin cancelled. Still, Fatboy Slim and the Chems were awesome.

GuyInTucson
02-02-2011, 09:55 AM
Bad Company should have headlined. One of the greatest bands ever. Especially with Paul Rodgers singing.

Wrong Bad Company

This is the Bad Company that played Coachella 2001 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Company_(drum_and_bass_group)

LongshotJoe
02-02-2011, 10:00 AM
My first year. I remember seeing Nikka Costa, St Germain & Fatboy Slim. There must have been a whole lot of wandering around in between.

St. Germain was stunning. For me, they set a standard by which all future sunset sets would be judged against.

Fatboy Slim killed it. And I have been massively disappointed by him the two times I've seen him since (including his Coachella set a few years ago).

SDsoldier7
02-02-2011, 10:43 AM
St. Germain was stunning. For me, they set a standard by which all future sunset sets would be judged against.



me too. did you catch gil-scott's set last year? holy shit.

GuyInTucson
02-02-2011, 03:33 PM
www.coachellarecordings.com is my site, so uh yeah, you all should just bookmark it, use/visit whatever...I made it for this sort of reason. And there is a map in the 2001 booklet, I just don't have a scanner at the moment, so I haven't uploaded it (I plan to redo the image section on the site someday). But anyway, this should hold you over if you're curious.

http://i51.tinypic.com/10wjpqw.jpg

Thanks for posting this. Your site is great. I could kill hours going through it.

bottomfeeder
02-02-2011, 07:46 PM
Yes the heat sucked that year. I spent pretty much the whole day in either the insomniac tent or the Sahara.

Right. I brought my then-girlfriend with me, and we got separated at the male/female search lines going in. It was between 11-12 noon, blazing hot, and the lines were moving really slow. When I finally got inside, I couldn't find her anywhere. We never hooked up again until the end of the festival. Turns out she passed out while in line and was taken to the First Aid tent, where she spent most of the rest of the day. It never occurred to me to check there. I just thought she got lost in the crowd.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/Hoopserver/IMG_0101.jpg

Fresh prince of Coachella
02-02-2011, 09:39 PM
One of my biggest regrets is not going to Coachella in 2001 due to the heavy jungle/d&b lineup (kinnda like this year Mmmm =-) ??)

insbordnat
02-02-2011, 10:04 PM
My first year. I remember seeing Nikka Costa, St Germain & Fatboy Slim. There must have been a whole lot of wandering around in between.

Fatboy Slim killed it. And I have been massively disappointed by him the two times I've seen him since (including his Coachella set a few years ago).

Funny, I remember only seeing a small handful of acts too. Being it was my first year I think I wandered around and just took the whole thing. It was a blur (and I was pretty sober).

And yes, Fatboy was ridiculously amazing. I've seen him twice since too and they don't measure up to the magic that year. He killed it.

LongshotJoe
02-02-2011, 11:01 PM
me too. did you catch gil-scott's set last year? holy shit.

Missed him for Wolfgang Gartner. Different kind of sunset vibe, but it worked for me.


Funny, I remember only seeing a small handful of acts too. Being it was my first year I think I wandered around and just took the whole thing. It was a blur (and I was pretty sober).

I spent the first couple years not really knowing what the hell I was doing but having a great time. A far cry from the amount of researching music and planning that I do these days.

GuyInTucson
02-03-2011, 09:43 AM
One of my biggest regrets is not going to Coachella in 2001 due to the heavy jungle/d&b lineup (kinnda like this year Mmmm =-) ??)

The heavy DnB kept you away? There were plenty of other great acts there....

GuyInTucson
02-03-2011, 09:45 AM
Funny, I remember only seeing a small handful of acts too. Being it was my first year I think I wandered around and just took the whole thing. It was a blur (and I was pretty sober).

And yes, Fatboy was ridiculously amazing. I've seen him twice since too and they don't measure up to the magic that year. He killed it.

I remember when he dropped Star 69 and the Sahar.... err... Insomniac Tent erupted. Outstanding set.

insbordnat
02-03-2011, 10:16 AM
^The tent absolutely ERUPTED. Everybody was jumping up and down. Witnessing that was simply phenomenal.

Fresh prince of Coachella
02-03-2011, 06:25 PM
The heavy DnB kept you away? There were plenty of other great acts there....

No I regret not going because I love d&b and missed out that year...

Mr. Porter
02-03-2011, 06:36 PM
just youtube coachella 2001 and you'll find this
0twzbsX-0yA
btw what is that sick song oakenfold is playing?

Erratik
02-03-2011, 08:15 PM
RONI SIZE & REPREZENT!!!!!!

Weezer/Del/Planet of the Drums/Bad Co./Gangstar/Adam Freeland/Uberzone

They were all really good! But Reprezent is the best music ive ever heard to this day.

Amazing.

blackchango
02-03-2011, 08:31 PM
just youtube coachella 2001 and you'll find this
0twzbsX-0yA
btw what is that sick song oakenfold is playing?

Aw man ! Now I'm all teary eyed.. Fucking awesome thanks for posting that! :thu

mikecc
02-03-2011, 10:35 PM
I was in college at the time and went with a bunch of my guy friends. Apparently we were really into hip hop at the time, and I remember seeing Roots, Del, St. Germain, Roni Size, and Mos Def. I was excited to wrap up the evening with GangStarr, but it was super windy. I remember techs trying to board up DJ Premier's tables with plywood or something at the Outdoor Theater to no avail. That was disappointing. I don't remember it being that windy since, thank goodness.

The Roots were awesome that day on the main stage - always the cool cats in Hawaiian shirts and sun hats. . Del was somewhat on point (from what I recall) and St. Germain was magical. I remember getting fliers for Coachella from the parties we went to in LA, but what I don't remember is that tickets were only $65; what a deal. To be twenty again...and paying $65 for a day of Coachella.

Thanks for this thread. It made me think and remember.

wow i just freaked out a little bit....i turn 22 in 20 days but to know that coachella has been going on since i was 10 or 11, im gonna be the one saying "to be 20 again" soon!!!

mikecc
02-03-2011, 10:38 PM
One of my biggest regrets is not going to Coachella in 2001 due to the heavy jungle/d&b lineup (kinnda like this year Mmmm =-) ??)

who are some of the DnB artists this year besides Andy C???

Mr. Porter
02-07-2011, 10:28 PM
I would really like to know that sick-ass song that Oakenfold plays with that chick dancing in the video

Electrotek
05-31-2011, 10:07 AM
just youtube coachella 2001 and you'll find this
0twzbsX-0yA
btw what is that sick song oakenfold is playing?

PMT - Gyromancer (False Prophet Mix)

WN9H0Y6r0ng

One of my personal favorites from the nu skool breaks era

betao
05-31-2011, 02:06 PM
It's crazy seeing "The New Deal" on that lineup. I thought they were just another hippie jamtronica act that only the young hippie kids know about. Didn't think they'd been around that long. Funny.

Electrotek
06-01-2011, 09:51 AM
It's crazy seeing "The New Deal" on that lineup. I thought they were just another hippie jamtronica act that only the young hippie kids know about. Didn't think they'd been around that long. Funny.

You joking, right? They've been around since the late 90s

betao
06-01-2011, 01:46 PM
You joking, right? They've been around since the late 90s

That kind of music - the jam band electronic stuff - gets booked where I live all the time. EOTO, Lotus, Papadosio, Boombox, Disco Biscuits, STS9, Orchard Lounge, all of them. We recently had The New Deal play and I assumed it was just another one of those bands that only exist in that vein of fans. They weren't that good, but then again, hardly any of this stuff is.

DeadSkin
03-16-2012, 03:20 AM
I am missing 2001, i just realized that its March and I had to turn the page on my Coachella calendar.

SlowMotionApocalypse
05-01-2012, 06:55 PM
Wrong Bad Company

This is the Bad Company that played Coachella 2001 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Company_(drum_and_bass_group)

Yep, finding out Bad Company wasn't really Bad Company pissed me off so much I was able to get my credit card company to get me my money back.

GuyInTucson
05-01-2012, 07:27 PM
just youtube coachella 2001 and you'll find this
0twzbsX-0yA
btw what is that sick song oakenfold is playing?

Watching this youtube again makes me realize how far Coachella has come. The Coachella stage doesn't have big screens and there are much less visuals present. Those screens behind Fatboy Slim and lasers were the only visual aspect of the Insomniac Tent.

DagnyTag
05-01-2012, 10:45 PM
Wow, I barely remember anything from 2001! I remember wandering around, dancing in a tent(probably the Sahara from looking at the map). I remember seeing Weezer, Gangstar, and of course Janes Addiction (although I saw so much more I don't think I even knew what I was watching lol). During Jane's, I was right behind that little stage (what was that??) and all of a sudden Perry popped up right in front of me. I just remember thinking it was one of the greatest experiences I ever had and I promised myself I would continue to go every year! And I have :o

C DUB YA
01-09-2013, 08:23 PM
Loved K&D plus St Germain!

It's sooo cliche but yeah it was better back then