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Lithium
04-18-2011, 01:38 PM
Was quite possibly one of the coolest shows I have ever seen live. I hate starting multiple threads but I didn't see any discussion about this visually stunning masterpiece of music. I hope you people witnessed this shit.

JAvina1283
04-18-2011, 01:49 PM
It was amazing!. I'm so glad I got to see EOTS. Definitely a highlight.

beetleguise
04-18-2011, 01:59 PM
they were fantastic! loved them

scenicworld
04-18-2011, 02:56 PM
they were so much fun :)

Altohombre
04-18-2011, 03:18 PM
Beyond awesome! Can't wait to tell everyone, but noone will believe me!

david.sound
04-18-2011, 03:55 PM
It could just be me but the volume seemed pretty low at Empire. Anyone concur?

Brochella
04-18-2011, 03:57 PM
Awesome show. Lots of fun, lots of endearing weirdness.

I'dDoItAllAgain
04-18-2011, 04:18 PM
Freakin' amazing, even from a distance. Loved it.

kvnty
04-18-2011, 04:51 PM
It could just be me but the volume seemed pretty low at Empire. Anyone concur?

The volume did seem low, especially compared to Crystal Castles on the same stage the night before. CC sounded loud and great, btw.

emg707
04-18-2011, 04:52 PM
I was rolling for the first time at EotS. It was so overwhelming, I just wanted to run away. I was so scared until I hit a different wave in my high and then it became one of the happiest, most amazing shows ever.

wscmx13
04-18-2011, 04:58 PM
Gahh, I was at Animal Collective and I overheard " I know everything thing about you, you know everything about me." I was fucking hating myself for missing that show! Still am

spiggums
04-18-2011, 05:32 PM
I'm not a huge fan of their music, I like a couple of remixes that have been done, but that's more cause of the artists who did the remixes (Shazam, Cassian, Treasure Fingers) then anything else... I don't hate it, I just don't find it exciting...

That said, I was really happy to have stayed right up front after B.A.D. for this. They put on an amazing live show and it's hard not to just be overwhelmed by it. I may not appreciate their music any more, but I certainly appreciate the level of production they put into their live sets!

LyricsForTheMind
04-18-2011, 09:07 PM
I thought they entire set was awesome, at times a little slow....but man how many costume changes did their dances have?

meyouseek
04-19-2011, 09:37 AM
Cheers to Empire for putting on a fantastic show. More bands should have put that kind of effort into making something fun to watch as well as listen to.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
04-19-2011, 10:25 AM
I REALLY tried to enjoy this set because what was happening on stage was fucking ridiculous, but where I was in the crowd i had landed on Planet Douchebag and it was fucking intolerable. i wanted to murder everyone around me. Only setof the whole weekend that was ruined for me by the crowd

travelfan
04-19-2011, 10:40 AM
A girl in our group had expressed interest in checking them out, so we saw the last two thirds or so of their set. I was blown away, thought they were fantastic. Not only was their production both conceptually fantastic and incredibly well executed, but their sound was amazing live. The singer's voice sounds even better live than it does recorded. An absolutely pleasant surprise and I would check them out again in a heartbeat.

thewoodenman
04-19-2011, 10:44 AM
Top three shows of the weekend for me. Was pretty much right up front, everyone around me was awesome and we were all complete strangers but we were dancing our asses off all together in unison.

wstsidela
04-19-2011, 10:55 AM
Amazing CD. Amazing show. I couldn't tear myself away to catch Animal Collective. They brought the fire to Coachella.

Bleezie
04-19-2011, 11:16 AM
Amazing CD. Amazing show. I couldn't tear myself away to catch Animal Collective. They brought the fire to Coachella.

I love their album and had heard great things about their live show so I'm really bummed I didn't see them but I couldn't tear myself away from Animal Collective to go see EOTS. Animal Collective just hit the spot for me at the point in time.

spiggums
04-19-2011, 12:00 PM
I REALLY tried to enjoy this set because what was happening on stage was fucking ridiculous, but where I was in the crowd i had landed on Planet Douchebag and it was fucking intolerable. i wanted to murder everyone around me. Only setof the whole weekend that was ruined for me by the crowd

I have to agree that the crowd for this was SHITTY... We were pretty much right up front for Big Audio Dynamite and stayed for Empire of The Sun. Just before EotS took the stage I posted this to twitter:
Difference between crowds for Big Audio Dynamite & Empire of The Sun? One's a gigantic asshole. I'll let you guess which (clue: hipsters)

concertgoer
04-19-2011, 12:01 PM
I don't really like the band but Walking On A Dream sounded good as I was walking over to Arcade Fire

Mak Attack
04-19-2011, 12:06 PM
add me to the list of people who think the crowd practically ruined this set. we got there about 15 minutes before the start and had a really good spot, but right before they came on we decided to move to the back because of the people around us. one of the douchiest crowds i have ever been a part of.

concertgoer
04-19-2011, 12:18 PM
Yeah some of the douches in that crowd started to make their way up to the front towards the end of BAD. I got the fuck out of there as soon as BAD was done.

sonicc
04-19-2011, 12:21 PM
Douche-bags indeed, they knew none of the songs except for Walking on a Dream...

spiggums
04-19-2011, 12:26 PM
Douche-bags indeed, they knew none of the songs except for Walking on a Dream...

who cares what songs they knew? As long as people were there to be fun and share the moment with the crowd, then that's great...

What makes the people douchebags is how entitled they acted in every manner. And how they were just shitty to people around them... not whether they only knew one or two of the songs!

thewoodenman
04-19-2011, 12:35 PM
weird, everyone i was around did not act ''entitled'' and was very polite and chill. and knew more than just walking on a dream. i am curious as to what made the crowd you guys were around so unstandable?

greenbored
04-19-2011, 12:54 PM
yea, everybody around me was getting down hard and having a great time.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
04-19-2011, 12:56 PM
weird, everyone i was around did not act ''entitled'' and was very polite and chill. and knew more than just walking on a dream. i am curious as to what made the crowd you guys were around so unstandable?

I was right around the left rear speaker for the outdoor (a bit behind the handicap viewing thing) and EVERYONE in the vicinity was beyond annoying:

-dancing wildly with no respect for the people trying to watch stage, there was plenty of room for people to dance and they still had to invade my space and elbow me/run into me. Every time i tried to move up forward they just followed me and kepy mushing into me. Some shirtless bro covered in glitter was practically grinding on me no matter how i tried to move away

-eevry fucking asshole had these crazy powerful lazer pointer (many of them the ones that spread) and it was superdistracting

- most of these people wrren't even looking at the stage and were being loud as fuck the entire time.

i tried to tolerate it for as long as I could, but after 25 minutes I had to leave. I couldn't believe it. I didn't experience anything remotely like this during any other set the whole weekend. it was really weird.

thewoodenman
04-19-2011, 01:01 PM
damn drinkey that sucks, i can get where you are coming from, those lazers did distract me too. they really need to check for those at security better cus they fuck everything up every time. if i ever see some one with one, i'm doing my best to snatch it and stomp it lol. we were about 30 feet in front of the handicap rail/set up thing on the left. everyone was paying complete attention to the band and being polite, so i am very sorry and sad to hear that others had a bad time at what was probably my favorite or second favorite set of the entire weekend.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
04-19-2011, 01:03 PM
Well, i guess i'm glad it wasn't that way for everyone. I may have just picked the absolute worst spot ever. but i was really happy with my view and the sound of the location there, so it seemed perfect. Oh well. One bad apple in an otherwise amazing entire grocery store.

wstsidela
04-19-2011, 01:35 PM
weird, everyone i was around did not act ''entitled'' and was very polite and chill. and knew more than just walking on a dream. i am curious as to what made the crowd you guys were around so unstandable?

We must have been near each other because everyone around us was having a wonderful time too. It was magical to watch my 13yo niece dancing & singing to every single song.

itsgonrain
04-19-2011, 01:40 PM
My favorite set easily, granted I was rolling with my friends, it was just what I needed to see and hear that night.

hydr1
04-19-2011, 01:42 PM
When I heard that solo....when they remixed walking on a dream and played a crazy soolo then dropped the regular version....wow!

The set at outsidelands was better...better setting and less people and shit.
but the fucking swordfish girls and the whole show......these guys kill iit.
the dudes playing fake instruments ect. Had me tripping. These guys remind me of ziggy stardust...costumes..voice...wierdness

Empire was my fav show next to mumford and chromeo

scenicworld
04-19-2011, 01:45 PM
weird, everyone i was around did not act ''entitled'' and was very polite and chill. and knew more than just walking on a dream. i am curious as to what made the crowd you guys were around so unstandable?


We must have been near each other because everyone around us was having a wonderful time too. It was magical to watch my 13yo niece dancing & singing to every single song.

count me as one of the people that didn't have a bad crowd experience too. I was up pretty close for Big Audio Dynamite and stayed pretty much in the same spot for Empire of the Sun and didn't notice any of the douchey people in the crowd. I was about half way between the soundboard and stage to the right of center

hydr1
04-19-2011, 01:51 PM
I noticed bright eyes and empire of the sun switched up their own songs a bit. Jsually I hate that and it sounds nasty...but these bands both came original and sooooo on point.
true artists....wish there wasn't such bleed from other stages....

Sleeping Lion
04-19-2011, 01:52 PM
My second favorite act of the weekend, phenomenal.

late to the house
04-19-2011, 06:22 PM
They put on a great show! I loved the stage ensemble...too bad I had a shitty spot super far away. It still rocked.

sonofhal
04-19-2011, 06:29 PM
I had a great spot right near the front after B.A.D. but left to sit on the grass way back due to the cunt soup that spread throughout the area.

DJ Sin
04-19-2011, 08:07 PM
one of the best shows I've seen all weekend.
Con: I didn't experience it live but watched the webcast
Pro: I saw the whole thing up close and I din't have to deal with the crowds (Same with Arcade Fire).

suprefan
04-19-2011, 10:09 PM
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electrocute
04-19-2011, 10:24 PM
We got sooo close for EOTS, and it was the best thing we could have done. Their visual setup is among the best I've ever seen. They really take their show to the next level. I saw them at Outside Lands last year and they were frickin awesome, but the new stuff they're doing is even cooler. Really looking forward to a new album from them and seeing them in a "normal" venue, haha. SF Regency Ballroom PLZ

MusicIsMyBoyfriend
04-19-2011, 10:24 PM
I didn't go in with many expectations and was blown away with the energy/stage antics.

I will however say this is the one set all weekend where my feet got stomped, by some dude who also elbowed me in the head. I know it's hard when everyone is sqeezed in like fucking sardines, but this kid had no concept of how fucking obnoxiously he was dancing.

shaggyduck
04-19-2011, 10:29 PM
I was trippin and this show was amazing. Def in my Top 3 of the weekend.

Porkchop
04-19-2011, 11:09 PM
Definitely my favorite set on Saturday! These guys fucking killed it I'm so glad I caught their whole set

andyforpeace
04-19-2011, 11:22 PM
this was definitely in my top 5. they are such great performers and put on a hell of a show. saw them at outside lands where they had a longer set and the stage was placed in a natural amphitheater, which made it a much better visual experience. also, a lot less douches at outside lands. i had a really hard time pulling myself away from animal collective, but it was nice to have a dance party with my friends.

Lithium
04-20-2011, 12:13 AM
sorry for all you homies who had douchebags ruin this set for you. I happened to be around the crowd who knew all their songs and had a great time singing along. yes, this was indeed one of the most fantastic shows I have ever seen live. and staying late enough to walk with the clusterfuck that was headed to arcade fire was worth it. those costumes were fucking amazing

Timestretch
04-20-2011, 01:02 AM
Kayne could learn a lot from EOS.....they killed it!


P.S. Killed it is the new epic

Propellerpete
06-17-2013, 09:39 PM
I think Justice were on their yacht, making music but then got drunk and stuffed too many shrimps down their barbie before squeezing eachothers' balls to reach the high notes. Id play this at a party though.

mikey1313666
06-18-2013, 01:38 PM
I'm excited for their Hard Summer set. Missing em in 2011 was one of my biggest regrets

themule
07-03-2013, 12:17 PM
Mainstage 2014! Had no idea who these guys were beyond walking on a dream in 2011...accidentally walked up to this set and it ended up being the best show of the weekend and one of the better shows i've ever seen at Coachella....same exact story for Fischerspooner in 2003. Thats why I go to this festival with no agenda no matter how much I like or dislike the lineup.