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Grandma
01-12-2012, 05:13 PM
How is this going to work?

darkmoon66
01-12-2012, 05:54 PM
They play one and a half songs on the outdoor stage @ sunset.

heart cooks brain
01-12-2012, 06:02 PM
How is this going to work?

my exact thought as i was clicking on this thread.

corbo
01-12-2012, 06:07 PM
Suprefan, you asshole, you were saying? they don't want to play that many shows in a row you said?

anyway...

outdoor stage at sunset would be great...

ods..
01-12-2012, 06:16 PM
Outdoor sunset would be amazing as fuck...

nathanfairchild
01-12-2012, 06:19 PM
last slot in the gobi

IceyHotshot
01-12-2012, 06:20 PM
GY!BE outdoor sunset, Jeff Mangum Outdoor right after, would successfully keep me away from the main stage.

But really I'm pleased that these guys will be at Coachella since I missed their Music Box shows last year.

zircona1
01-12-2012, 06:49 PM
So excited to see them on the lineup. They're one of my most anticipated sets.

Coachella Bound
01-12-2012, 06:53 PM
will someone post a fucking video already... this is the one band i must get into before Coachella.

guedita
01-12-2012, 06:54 PM
Who was it who suggested that they booked those 5 SF shows as a "Fuck you, Goldenvoice!" ?

GeezrRckr
01-12-2012, 07:03 PM
How is this going to work?


They play one and a half songs on the outdoor stage @ sunset.
Ha, really.


Who was it who suggested that they booked those 5 SF shows as a "Fuck you, Goldenvoice!" ?
Gabe and I, I think. So I(we) were wrong. Big fucking deal. You and I aren't going anyway now so who cares.

menikmati
01-12-2012, 07:03 PM
FUCK YES!

guedita
01-12-2012, 07:09 PM
Ha, really.


Gabe and I, I think. So I(we) were wrong. Big fucking deal. You and I aren't going anyway now so who cares.

I'm going.

R41N570RM
01-12-2012, 07:16 PM
10 minutes late due to extensive amount of gear to set up
30 minutes of dissonant chords increasing in loudness over time
set ends 10 minutes early due to fuck you

fatbastard
01-12-2012, 07:35 PM
3 songs.

menikmati
01-12-2012, 07:44 PM
Ideally they will get at least 90 mins.

Intro = 10 mins
Gathering Storm = 20 mins
Albanian = 20 mins
Moya = 15 mins
BBF3 = 25 mins

That's 90 mins. I could live with that.

guedita
01-12-2012, 07:47 PM
90 minutes with unopposed acts up against them if they played the outdoor might not be doable, though. I'm banking on them playing on a stage that is surrounded by stages with nothing going on at the same time.

menikmati
01-12-2012, 07:48 PM
I'm predicting Mojave.

betao
01-12-2012, 07:48 PM
What guedita said. Sound bleed would wreck their set. Hopefully it's arranged so they'll have next to none at the most.

TickleMeElmo
01-12-2012, 08:01 PM
Please no Radiohead conflict. kthxbye

menikmati
01-12-2012, 08:23 PM
Please no Radiohead conflict. kthxbye

Exactly. I honestly feel like one weekend I'll have to see RH (whom I've never seen) and the other see GYBE. Luckily I am seeing GYBE on their own in SF in between Coachellas, so that helps.

nocigarettes
01-12-2012, 08:26 PM
definitely in the Mojave.

HotHamWater
01-12-2012, 08:29 PM
Gabe and I, I think. So I(we) were wrong. Big fucking deal. You and I aren't going anyway now so who cares.


I'm going.

lol

TickleMeElmo
01-12-2012, 08:35 PM
Exactly. I honestly feel like one weekend I'll have to see RH (whom I've never seen) and the other see GYBE. Luckily I am seeing GYBE on their own in SF in between Coachellas, so that helps.

I'm hitting both weekends too but I'd still have a hard time choosing GYBE over Radiohead even just one time. Yeah, I love Radiohead that much.

vinyljunkie
01-12-2012, 08:39 PM
i'll cry like a little bitch if I have to miss some of radiohead for this

stinkbutt
01-12-2012, 08:47 PM
Same question for Jeff Mangum, at least Godspeed can get loud. I forgot who suggested starting the day with them, but that seems like one of the best ideas.

IceyHotshot
01-12-2012, 08:53 PM
Please no Radiohead conflict. kthxbye

Please no conflicts between Radiohead, GY!BE, and Jeff Mangum. My three most anticipated acts, never seen any of them, and all on the same day.

PhoneWentWest
01-12-2012, 09:44 PM
Please no conflicts between Radiohead, GY!BE, and Jeff Mangum. My three most anticipated acts, never seen any of them, and all on the same day.

same, all three. Would be bummed to miss any amount of their sets.

nine day brawl
01-13-2012, 07:27 AM
Ideally they will get at least 90 mins.

Intro = 10 mins
Gathering Storm = 20 mins
Albanian = 20 mins
Moya = 15 mins
BBF3 = 25 mins

That's 90 mins. I could live with that.

Fucking THIS. Just so long as Moya and BBF3 are there. If you cut out Albanian and shortened Hope Drone, I'd still be ecstatic.

menikmati
01-13-2012, 08:20 AM
Yes, I don't care what they do or how long they play as long as Moya and BBF3 end up on the setlist honestly.

iammrcandyman
01-13-2012, 09:16 AM
Outdoor at sunset wouldn't work, the projections won't show well. I'm calling a night time Gobi set.

amyzzz
01-13-2012, 09:24 AM
Please no Radiohead conflict! I would have to miss GY!BE since RH is my favorite band. Really want to see GY!BE though!

Boourns
01-13-2012, 09:25 AM
Outdoor at sunset wouldn't work, the projections won't show well. I'm calling a night time Gobi set.

Gobi during the period between Jeff Mangum's outdoor set and Radiohead on main would be ideal.

nationocean
01-13-2012, 09:42 AM
Radiohead and Godspeed on the same day. BEST DAY EVER!

Bus McRider
01-13-2012, 10:24 AM
if they play opposing radiohead i will cry...


tears of joy

stinkbutt
01-14-2012, 11:31 AM
Is anyone else worried about kids showing up because "it's that band Seth Rogen made a joke about in Pineapple Express."

SoulDischarge
01-14-2012, 12:13 PM
People really aren't THAT inane. No one is going to miss their 23rd favorite bland indie/dance act to check out a band they've heard of through tossed off jokes.

mrhand
01-14-2012, 12:33 PM
Is anyone else worried about kids showing up because "it's that band Seth Rogen made a joke about in Pineapple Express."

If they do, they'll wander off after the first 10 minutes of Hope Drone.

kreutz2112
01-14-2012, 12:43 PM
I'm worried about what The Situation is going to do while Godspeed plays unopposed.

beartrash
01-14-2012, 02:26 PM
I'm hitting both weekends too but I'd still have a hard time choosing GYBE over Radiohead even just one time. Yeah, I love Radiohead that much.

If you choose GY!BE make sure you do it the first weekend. When Radiohead plays 2 nights the 2nd is ALWAYS better.

sonofhal
01-14-2012, 02:28 PM
Lets do it 2004 style. Radiohead 8-10 main stage. Fuck all on main stage after that. Godspeed 10-12 on outdoor. Unplug the do lab. Won't happen, but one can dream.

In fact, can we just move the do lab to the campsite somewhere, or just as far away as possible from my ears.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
01-14-2012, 02:49 PM
Lets do it 2004 style. Radiohead 8-10 main stage. Fuck all on main stage after that. Godspeed 10-12 on outdoor. Unplug the do lab. Won't happen, but one can dream.

In fact, can we just move the do lab to the campsite somewhere, or just as far away as possible from my ears.

I'd like this...but remember Saturday nights music stays on until 1a.

Undies
01-14-2012, 07:21 PM
MUSHROOMS!!!

r4chchella
01-14-2012, 07:36 PM
Really excited to see them! Saturday is going to be ridiculous.

still_lurking
01-14-2012, 11:47 PM
will someone post a fucking video already... this is the one band i must get into before Coachella.

They suck and from what I've seen don't have a "piece" with lyrics.

Ever hear of youtube.com?

ods..
01-14-2012, 11:51 PM
They suck and from what I've seen don't have a "piece" with lyrics.

Ever hear of youtube.com?

HAHAHAHAHAHA

citizenerased
01-15-2012, 12:13 AM
looking forward to this. FMW6PLjUdEY

Twattycakes
01-15-2012, 12:32 AM
Gobi. 7ish.

Edmontonian
01-15-2012, 07:19 AM
MUSHROOMS!!!

ACID!!!!

Edmontonian
01-15-2012, 07:20 AM
The car's on fire, and there's no driver at the wheel

Edmontonian
01-15-2012, 07:24 AM
I call they'll be closing out the Gobi. With two weekends GV will be a lot less concerned with pissing people off with conflicts and will just schedule the set times that make the most sense, and Godspeed closing the evening in the Gobi just makes sense, one of the only acts that would have a full tent in spite of Radiohead.

Good thing I'm going both weekends :-D

Anyone who has seen them live since they reunited, any chance of them playing The Dead Flag Blues? I love it expecially The Cowboy part!

Seeing Explosions in the Sky and Godspeed You! Black Emperor both on the same weekend is going to be life-changing...

EDIT: looks like I answered my own question


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCb0xf3mXjA

Phantasma Del Mar
01-15-2012, 09:57 AM
Their show at the Music Box was the most emotionally investing and intense performance I've ever seen. At moments it felt like the ground was going to split open. Given the nature of the band I wasn't sure I'd ever be able to see them again, so I'm pretty goddamn excited that they're playing.

wstsidela
01-15-2012, 10:22 AM
Very cool. I wasn't familiar with the band. Thanks for the tip.

Trick Loves The Kids
01-15-2012, 11:25 AM
They're amazing. Probably the most emotionally taxing show I've ever seen, though, in a good way.

send me ctrpllrs
01-17-2012, 01:26 AM
I'll be very happy if they get 90 minutes, any less would not be enough though. Spent years thinking I'd never see them, after the last time doing so (went to 4 shows) it was right back to hoping I'd get another chance.

Oh, there are still tickets for SF. I should buy one.

WhyTheLongFace
01-17-2012, 11:33 AM
There's still tixs left? Link?

TickleMeElmo
01-17-2012, 12:17 PM
... one of the only acts that would have a full tent in spite of Radiohead.

I'd beg the differ with possibly Radiohead and David Guetta/Kaskade conflicting. I'm thinking the crowd will be sparse at best.

PotVsKtl
01-17-2012, 12:23 PM
I'd beg the differ

Good luck.

with_cheese
01-17-2012, 12:27 PM
With two weekends GV will be a lot less concerned with pissing people off with conflicts and will just schedule the set times that make the most sense

That's quite an illogical statement you've got going there.

ZachTheEskimo
01-19-2012, 08:10 AM
Just going to throw this crazy idea out there. What if, Radiohead plays from like 9 to 11 30, and then Godspeed closes out the main stage afterwards, unopposed. Not like it would ever happen, but wouldn't that be just fucking amazing? Just, think about it.

butitdidhappen
01-19-2012, 08:23 AM
I can't see Godspeed conflicting with Radiohead - I'm thinking Radiohead plays from about 9:30-11:30 and Godspeed closes the Gobi beginning at 11:45 - but if they do clash, seeing Godspeed is a no-brainer for me. Radiohead is fantastic live but they lose some of their magic in a festival crowd with people around you chit-chatting and clapping along with the songs. They belong in a theatre.

citizenerased
01-19-2012, 09:18 AM
Why don't you believe Radiohead closes the main stage?

ZachTheEskimo
01-19-2012, 09:22 AM
Why don't you believe Radiohead closes the main stage?

The only reason they wouldn't close out until 1 is if somebody went on after them, and I don't see David Guetta getting that slot. . .

I'm telling you guys, Godspeed. Make it happen, Goldenvoice.

butitdidhappen
01-19-2012, 10:27 AM
Why don't you believe Radiohead closes the main stage?

Guetta

Edit: if Tiesto could do it in '07, Guetta could this year. Goldenvoice loves to close Saturday with the cheese.

ZachTheEskimo
01-19-2012, 10:35 AM
Guetta

Edit: if Tiesto could do it in '07, Guetta could this year. Goldenvoice loves to close Saturday with the cheese.

So then is Kaskade going to close out the Sahara?

butitdidhappen
01-19-2012, 10:40 AM
So then is Kaskade going to close out the Sahara?

Seems reasonable.

amyzzz
01-19-2012, 10:53 AM
The only reason they wouldn't close out until 1 is if somebody went on after them, and I don't see David Guetta getting that slot. . .

I'm telling you guys, Godspeed. Make it happen, Goldenvoice.This would be awesome. I wouldn't have to worry about missing on GY!BE that way.

ZachTheEskimo
01-19-2012, 10:54 AM
Seems reasonable.

Guess I'm more out of touch with EDM than I thought. Where has he played recently? I don't feel like he has a big enough draw.

butitdidhappen
01-19-2012, 11:02 AM
Guess I'm more out of touch with EDM than I thought. Where has he played recently? I don't feel like he has a big enough draw.

Honestly you're asking the wrong person - I don't know the scene well enough. But just based on his slot in '10 in combination with where he's being billed, I just think that closing the Sahara may be what he ends up doing. Which says something about the Sahara this year, but I digress.

ZachTheEskimo
01-19-2012, 11:09 AM
Honestly you're asking the wrong person - I don't know the scene well enough. But just based on his slot in '10 in combination with where he's being billed, I just think that closing the Sahara may be what he ends up doing. Which says something about the Sahara this year, but I digress.

I don't know, I just don't see it happening. If Guetta doesn't close out the Sahara, I don't think there's anything comparable to close it out.

Trick Loves The Kids
01-19-2012, 11:12 AM
Kaskade headlined that terrible Identity tour last summer, as far as corny house goes he's up there

ZachTheEskimo
01-19-2012, 11:20 AM
Kaskade headlined that terrible Identity tour last summer, as far as corny house goes he's up there

Wasn't this the festival that sold absolutely no tickets and did horribly?

rage patton
01-19-2012, 12:08 PM
I forgot who suggested starting the day with them, but that seems like one of the best ideas.

I did... and got laughed at. Start them at noon in the mojave, close all the sides and let em play for 2 hours... it would block out a good portion of the Sahara noisebleed and their visuals could still work.

If that doesn't happen, im guessings Frank's idea of them playing in the Gobi inbetween Magnum and Radiohead is the most plausible.

TickleMeElmo
01-19-2012, 12:16 PM
0% chance that Kaskade & Guetta conflict.

nosurprises12
01-19-2012, 12:26 PM
Stop talking about the Sahara/EDM lineup in the Godspeed thread. Please.

PulpAffliction
01-19-2012, 12:42 PM
I did... and got laughed at. Start them at noon in the mojave, close all the sides and let em play for 2 hours... it would block out a good portion of the Sahara noisebleed and their visuals could still work.

If that doesn't happen, im guessings Frank's idea of them playing in the Gobi inbetween Magnum and Radiohead is the most plausible.

There isn't a chance of this happening, but I kind of like the idea....

ZachTheEskimo
01-19-2012, 12:46 PM
Stop talking about the Sahara/EDM lineup in the Godspeed thread. Please.

It was with good reason!

rage patton
01-19-2012, 06:47 PM
There isn't a chance of this happening, but I kind of like the idea....

Ehy not? It happened at ATP UK's I'll Be Your Mirror. In fact, the event organizers said they were only able to get Godspeed to sign on if they were able to open up the festival. They said the reasons were the Godspeed wanted enough time to soundcheck and they wanted it to be reasonably quiet during their set. Yes, I realize that festival was indoors... but realistically, Godspeed probably need around an hour to soundcheck and Im not sure Goldenvoice would give that to them in the middle of the night. So, having them open the Mojave would make sense. Plus, this way it might give them 2 hours.

stinkbutt
01-19-2012, 08:26 PM
Here's hoping Godspeed insisted on the same deal. I'm really curious how Mangum's set is gonna work, you could hear a pin drop at ATP.

menikmati
01-19-2012, 08:47 PM
Godspeed is not playing the Gobi at noon...no fucking way.

menikmati
01-19-2012, 08:54 PM
I mean if Godspeed really needed an hour before hand to set up and soundcheck (which I don't think they will, a lot of that can be taken care of earlier in the day and such), then playing at night could still work.....GV could have Radiohead play the main from like 9-11, and during that time have the Gobi shut down while GYBE sets up....then RH ends, GYBE starts up to finish the night off (I don't think anyone would be on the main after RH in this scenario - think 04, when RH closed the main earlier, and Kraftwerk started up in the Sahara)...hell RH are fans of GYBE, they might end their set early to catch them as well :)

stinkbutt
01-19-2012, 09:04 PM
I really don't see Godspeed in the Gobi

Gribbz
01-19-2012, 10:12 PM
Hmmm. This is going to be interesting.

lostatlimbo
01-19-2012, 10:14 PM
Plus, this way it might give them 2 hours.

Well, when you put it that way... SOLD!

rage patton
01-20-2012, 12:50 PM
Godspeed is not playing the Gobi at noon...no fucking way.

I did say Mojave at noon. Im not saying its going to happen, it is just a possibility. That way it avoids possible conflicts with Jeff Magnum and Radiohead AND it avoids shuttding down stages oposite Godspeed AND shutting down the stage to give Godspeed their 1 hour+/- soundcheck.

suprefan
01-20-2012, 12:55 PM
I did say Mojave at noon. Im not saying its going to happen, it is just a possibility. That way it avoids possible conflicts with Jeff Magnum and Radiohead AND it avoids shuttding down stages oposite Godspeed AND shutting down the stage to give Godspeed their 1 hour+/- soundcheck.

This is the new Paul T we are talking to here. ''Lets think of ridiculous stage logistics for bands that are billed high to have them play at noon!!!!!''


BTW, you are one of 75,000 people attending, they are not just going to do WHAT YOU WANT, TO JUST MAKE YOU HAPPY.




Why can't Madness be the same day as Godspeed and conflict? That wouldve been the day.



I mean if Godspeed really needed an hour before hand to set up and soundcheck (which I don't think they will, a lot of that can be taken care of earlier in the day and such), then playing at night could still work.....GV could have Radiohead play the main from like 9-11, and during that time have the Gobi shut down while GYBE sets up....then RH ends, GYBE starts up to finish the night off (I don't think anyone would be on the main after RH in this scenario - think 04, when RH closed the main earlier, and Kraftwerk started up in the Sahara)...hell RH are fans of GYBE, they might end their set early to catch them as well :)


Look, somebody thinking the right way. Oh, dont forget, Saturday has the 1am ending. You could have RH end just before midnight and have Godspeed close somewhere else. You need to remember the only reason RH went early in 04 was due to Wilco cancelling, so they pretty much just made main stage a shorter day.

stinkbutt
01-20-2012, 01:06 PM
Yeah Josh, count your lucky stars Madness and Godspeed aren't conflicting!

rage patton
01-21-2012, 10:18 AM
This is the new Paul T we are talking to here. ''Lets think of ridiculous stage logistics for bands that are billed high to have them play at noon!!!!!''

BTW, you are one of 75,000 people attending, they are not just going to do WHAT YOU WANT, TO JUST MAKE YOU HAPPY.

Why can't Madness be the same day as Godspeed and conflict? That wouldve been the day.

Dude. Did you even read what I said? I said at ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror UK, the only way they could get Godspeed to commit, was if they were put in the small room and start basically when doors open so that a) they could have their soundcheck finished on time and b) so they would have minimal soundbleed from the surrounding stages. By the way, Godspeed was billed THIRD for that day, and still started at noon.

If you look at ATP's Nighmare Before Christmas 2010, which Godspeed curated, on two of the days Godspeed were given TWO HOURS to soundcheck. Two hours.

I don't care what time they play. I will be there no matter what. I was just suggesting this as a possibility because it would solve a lot of logistical problems. And it is not ridiculous because, as I mentioned before, these are the guarantees ATP has had to make to them before. My logic is sound. Or maybe they will play the Gobi at night, thats a good and plausible suggestion too. I just don't know what in your delusional mind caused you to think I came up with this scenario to make ME and ONLY ME happy.


Yeah Josh, count your lucky stars Madness and Godspeed aren't conflicting!

Jeeze Dave, when you put it that way, I should consider myself lucky! I mean, if supre was booking the festival he for SURE would have put Madness and Godspeed on the same day and ENSURED they conflict. I am only ONE of 75,000 attendees, but he would have gone out of his way to make sure I was miserable. I sure am a lucky guy that is not the case.

shakermaker113
01-22-2012, 07:36 AM
Look, somebody thinking the right way. Oh, dont forget, Saturday has the 1am ending. You could have RH end just before midnight and have Godspeed close somewhere else. You need to remember the only reason RH went early in 04 was due to Wilco cancelling, so they pretty much just made main stage a shorter day.

I'm sure Kraftwerk had nothing to do with it.

Gribbz
01-22-2012, 12:32 PM
They should play on the main before Radiohead.


Fuck y'all.

WhyTheLongFace
01-22-2012, 02:42 PM
I really think you guys are stressing too much. It's gonna work out

send me ctrpllrs
01-22-2012, 03:34 PM
Hopefully it will, but pretty much everybody I want to see saturday should play sunset or later. Radiohead, Godspeed, Mangum, FlyLo, Bon Iver. I'm assuming I'm going to miss at least one of them.

thestripe
01-22-2012, 05:33 PM
Yeah, I hope Paul T works some magic here.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
01-22-2012, 05:36 PM
They should play on the main before Radiohead.


Fuck y'all.


This times 100000000000000000

thestripe
01-22-2012, 05:43 PM
I agree. Hearing "Storm" on the Main would be powerful.

Gribbz
01-23-2012, 09:37 AM
Marco knows.

DANCE MAGIC
01-23-2012, 11:20 AM
They should play on the main before Radiohead.


No.

They should play in the Mojave during Radiohead.

flowbee
01-28-2012, 08:43 AM
They should play on the main before Radiohead.


Fuck y'all.

Yea can't they go at night on the mainstage and play Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls as loud as humanly possible. Like My Bloody Valentine loud. That'd make my day.

stinkbutt
01-28-2012, 09:08 AM
The huge amount of tools swarming the mainstage for Radiohead wouldn't ruin Godspeed at all

ZachTheEskimo
01-28-2012, 09:24 AM
The huge amount of tools swarming the mainstage for Radiohead wouldn't ruin Godspeed at all

~after.

I'm telling you, this would be amazing.

Natelevmofuggaz
01-28-2012, 11:55 AM
I say Godspeed gets Tiesto's spot (lololol) with Radiohead playing before them and no one else playing the outdoor theater. That would make me so happy.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
01-28-2012, 12:18 PM
I say Godspeed gets Tiesto's spot (lololol) with Radiohead playing before them and no one else playing the outdoor theater. That would make me so happy.

the more I think about it, the more this works in everyone's favor.
So:
Bon Iver 7p - 8p
Radiohead 830p - 1030p
Godspeed 11p - 1a

everyone is happy.

amyzzz
01-28-2012, 01:08 PM
No, Bon Iver at a different stage. I don't want to sit through that shit.

Phunkevil
01-28-2012, 01:09 PM
Bon Iver will be on the main stage. Pretty obvious.

stinkbutt
01-28-2012, 01:10 PM
STFU Amy.

Breaking down Radiohead's setup and setting up Godspeed's projectors and sound would not make it even a remote possiblity

TallGuyCM
01-28-2012, 02:09 PM
This times 100000000000000000

You'd think. But if they harness even a fraction of what they brought to the LA shows a year ago, trust me you won't be in the mood for much after. Not even Radiohead.

Natelevmofuggaz
01-28-2012, 11:23 PM
You'd think. But if they harness even a fraction of what they brought to the LA shows a year ago, trust me you won't be in the mood for much after. Not even Radiohead.

Yeah that's exactly what I'm thinking. I hope GV understands that and schedules them as the last act playing on Saturday, no matter what stage. I really couldn't see like a fifty minute sunset/early night set. That would just be weird.

sleepybrew
01-29-2012, 12:39 AM
I don't understand the logic behind people thinking Radiohead won't finish the mainstage at the usual time of 1 AM. Look at the last 2 years of an EDM act closing the main after the headliner. Muse then Tiesto. Kings of Leon then The Chemical Brothers. Talking strictly popularity here; Radiohead is far more popular than Muse or KoL. And Tiesto and the Chems are far more popular than Guetta. Why would a less popular EDM act close out the mainstage after one of the most popular bands in the last 15 years??

Anyway, I digress from the thread.

I've been a big fan of Godspeed for more than a decade now and it was an absolute delight to see them play 2 nights in SF last year. Those were some of the most special performances I've ever seen. I will be at their show at Coachella. However, I am not expecting the show to even come close to those past experiences. No matter how the set times are arranged or sound bleeding is attempted to be resolved, there are simply too many inherent negative factors of a festival that will hinder this performance. Don't get me wrong, it will be incredible. Much like Fever Ray was incredible in '10. And still, the enjoyment of some bands is better in a festival setting, some worse. I'm worried the set may feel rushed, or simply incomplete.

citizenerased
01-29-2012, 10:06 AM
So what is going to be different, less time spent on the ambient noises?

Gribbz
01-29-2012, 10:12 AM
I think Godspeed will more or less get what they want in terms of logistics.

Natelevmofuggaz
01-29-2012, 01:01 PM
I would be really interesting to hear/read the convo that went on with GV and Godspeed when they booked them for Coachella.

"Alright so we're gonna pay you tons of money, but you can't play any long epic drone solos and only 2 songs plz. Thanks for doing it, you will sure help us attract the whole underground post-rock I'm too fucking cool for Coachella crowd."

^_^

guedita
01-29-2012, 01:24 PM
That is probably the exact opposite of how the booking agreement came to be.

Natelevmofuggaz
01-29-2012, 02:06 PM
That is probably the exact opposite of how the booking agreement came to be.

Yeah I know. I'm sure Godspeed laid down an iron fist of conditions. That's really why I'd be interested to hear the conversation.

malcolmjamalawesome
01-29-2012, 02:14 PM
This appears to be a thread in which many people are speaking from a place of pre-existing familiarity with this live set. Through the context, it sounds unique. Would someone take the time to generally explain what to expect from their live show, keeping in mind that I am aware YouTube exists

SoulDischarge
01-29-2012, 02:39 PM
For your reference, my review of their Chicago show http://www.urchicago.com/reviews/2011/3/31/godspeed-you-black-emperor-metro.html

ods..
01-29-2012, 02:42 PM
Great review.

malcolmjamalawesome
01-29-2012, 03:12 PM
I am envisioning Explosions In The Sky With A Projector

ods..
01-29-2012, 03:23 PM
Where is the nono smiley when you need it

Gribbz
01-29-2012, 03:24 PM
Are you coming to Coachella, MJA? Or are you just curious?

malcolmjamalawesome
01-30-2012, 04:43 AM
Maybe a little bit of both

BobCaygeon
01-30-2012, 05:16 AM
Is there a story behind the songs "Dead Metheny..." and "Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls"? Pat Metheny has a song called "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" or something like that.

Natelevmofuggaz
01-30-2012, 11:16 AM
This appears to be a thread in which many people are speaking from a place of pre-existing familiarity with this live set. Through the context, it sounds unique. Would someone take the time to generally explain what to expect from their live show, keeping in mind that I am aware YouTube exists

Probably one of the most "epic" live sets I have ever encountered. They used their songs and powerful imagery to take you on a 2 1/2 hour journey in which your hope for humanity is at first squandered and diminished into nothingness, only to rebound like a flower blossoming in the spring into a new state where everyone has dreadlocks, grows lots of vegetables, and trusts everyone around them.

I'm kidding about that last part of course, but it really was one of the only sets I've experienced that had such a powerful message. A lot is communicated to the audience with simple video and music.

Natelevmofuggaz
01-30-2012, 11:17 AM
100X more intense than EITS live, imo. Their stage presence is very unique.

ods..
03-31-2012, 01:01 AM
Ehy not? It happened at ATP UK's I'll Be Your Mirror. In fact, the event organizers said they were only able to get Godspeed to sign on if they were able to open up the festival. They said the reasons were the Godspeed wanted enough time to soundcheck and they wanted it to be reasonably quiet during their set. Yes, I realize that festival was indoors... but realistically, Godspeed probably need around an hour to soundcheck and Im not sure Goldenvoice would give that to them in the middle of the night. So, having them open the Mojave would make sense. Plus, this way it might give them 2 hours.

This would be insane. I would be so down.

Listening to Lift Yr... Can't believe I will see this live in 2 weeks. FUCK. More excitement, people

Twattycakes
04-01-2012, 04:39 PM
I'm feeling GSY!BE'll prolly get the the Pre-Radiohead slot. Boring Iver will be on the outdoor. No majorly annoying soundbleed.

amyzzz
04-01-2012, 05:41 PM
Please let it be that way!

Gribbz
04-01-2012, 05:42 PM
I'm feeling GSY!BE'll prolly get the the Pre-Radiohead slot. Boring Iver will be on the outdoor. No majorly annoying soundbleed.

Non-EDM subheadliners always play the main stage...

Twattycakes
04-01-2012, 05:47 PM
Non-EDM subheadliners always play the main stage...

Mostly agree. Daft Punk or Chem bros are allowed to close the big stage. Tiesto? No.

Gribbz
04-01-2012, 05:52 PM
Tiesto has closed the main stage twice I believe.

Twattycakes
04-01-2012, 05:56 PM
I know. It's unfortunate.

Gribbz
04-01-2012, 05:59 PM
I didn't mind in 2010. 2manydjs were a blast in the Sahara.

Twattycakes
04-01-2012, 10:27 PM
Tiesto turned his infernal ice cream truck onto full blast during a very quiet part of The Dead Weather's set. Not impressed.

Interwebz
04-02-2012, 04:02 AM
Bon Iver not playing main stage? Yeah nah.

funlovingmonkey
04-02-2012, 09:23 AM
For your reference, my review of their Chicago show http://www.urchicago.com/reviews/2011/3/31/godspeed-you-black-emperor-metro.html
Solid review, thanks for sharing.

This would by far be the worst conflict for me and I haven't seen either, but I think I would choose GY!BE over Radiohead.

amyzzz
04-02-2012, 09:55 AM
Please no Radiohead conflict! That would be heartbreaking. I always have to choose Radiohead.

KidRobot
04-02-2012, 10:33 AM
Non-EDM subheadliners always play the main stage...

Especially when said non-EDM act isn't even a subheadliner.

clleadz
04-02-2012, 10:36 AM
Ok, knowledgeable GY!BE fans. Is it worth me seeing them the week before in SF as well as at coachella? Ticekts are $40 on stubhub so very affordable. Wondering if in a big festival setting would be the best place to see them for the first time. I've been a fan for years

Gribbz
04-02-2012, 10:39 AM
Especially when said non-EDM act isn't even a subheadliner.

Bon Iver is the subheadliner whether you like him or not.

amyzzz
04-02-2012, 10:42 AM
Go to the other show too, clleadz.

nosurprises12
04-02-2012, 10:47 AM
Ok, knowledgeable GY!BE fans. Is it worth me seeing them the week before in SF as well as at coachella? Ticekts are $40 on stubhub so very affordable. Wondering if in a big festival setting would be the best place to see them for the first time. I've been a fan for years

Yes, go see them in SF first; their set will be much longer, and they will have had the necessary time to get the sound and visual setups done correctly at the venue (something that can't be said for sure about Coachella).

clleadz
04-02-2012, 10:49 AM
Cool, thanks guys

iammrcandyman
04-02-2012, 10:52 AM
I'd like to see them at night in the Mojave or Gobi so that their projections can be clearly visible.

Gribbz
04-02-2012, 10:54 AM
(something that can't be said for sure about Coachella).
I guess. Aren't Godspeed really particular about the atmosphere of their shows though? I highly doubt Coachella will stick them with a shitty timeslot/stage assignment.

frizzlefry
04-02-2012, 11:02 AM
I guess. Aren't Godspeed really particular about the atmosphere of their shows though? I highly doubt Coachella will stick them with a shitty timeslot/stage assignment.

Posts like this makes nervous that GV fucking them over and giving them some shit slot might trigger the 2012 meltdown at their set

GeezrRckr
04-02-2012, 11:17 AM
Ok, knowledgeable GY!BE fans. Is it worth me seeing them the week before in SF as well as at coachella? Ticekts are $40 on stubhub so very affordable. Wondering if in a big festival setting would be the best place to see them for the first time. I've been a fan for years
This really is not a question, is it? Pristine, intimate, headlining set where they can dial in their sound (and use their own analog board, btw...unlikely they willl be able to use this at Coachella) vs. a shortened, sound-bleed laden set at a festival with zero sound check. No brainer, man.

Frankly, I would go to one/more of the SF shows so you can AVOID the Coachella set and enjoy someone else. But, that's just me...I'm always motivated by conflict resolution the week prior/after Coachella.

clleadz
04-02-2012, 11:18 AM
This really is not a question, is it? Pristine, intimate, headlining set where they can dial in their sound (and use their own analog board, btw...unlikely they willl be able to use this at Coachella) vs. a shortened, sound-bleed laden set at a festival with zero sound check. No brainer, man.

Frankly, I would go to one/more of the SF shows so you can AVOID the Coachella set and enjoy someone else. But, that's just me...I'm always motivated by conflict resolution the week prior/after Coachella.

This was my think. Frees up saturday that bit more if I see them the week before

nosurprises12
04-02-2012, 11:37 AM
I guess. Aren't Godspeed really particular about the atmosphere of their shows though? I highly doubt Coachella will stick them with a shitty timeslot/stage assignment.

I didn't mean to imply that GV will give Godspeed the shaft (I'm sure they will do their best to make any necessary accommodations for them), but, as Geezer mentioned, they certainly wont have the same kind of equipment, prep time, and setting at the festival as they will in SF. If I was going to see them for the first time, it certainly should be at a solo show in an indoor venue rather than at an outdoor festival.

Gribbz
04-02-2012, 12:05 PM
Right. A solo Godspeed show is definitely the ideal way to see them.
Still, I'm extremely grateful that they decided to play Coachella. I'm not sure I'll ever get the chance to see them again.

AeroplaneJunkie
04-02-2012, 12:51 PM
I would say Godspeed in the Gobi after radiohead would be the best possible scenario. It'd be SO intimate, it'd just amazing.
Jeff Mangum -> Bon Iver -> Radiohead -> GY!BE

iammrcandyman
04-02-2012, 12:59 PM
I would say Godspeed in the Gobi after radiohead would be the best possible scenario. It'd be SO intimate, it'd just amazing.
Jeff Mangum -> Bon Iver -> Radiohead -> GY!BE

This would be beyond ideal but who would follow up Radiohead?

shakermaker113
04-02-2012, 06:30 PM
Ticekts are $40 on stubhub so very affordable.

aren't all tickets will call?

PhoneWentWest
04-02-2012, 08:04 PM
I'm feeling GSY!BE'll prolly get the the Pre-Radiohead slot. Boring Iver will be on the outdoor. No majorly annoying soundbleed.
like your style...hope to post up early for that shit.

clleadz
04-02-2012, 09:15 PM
aren't all tickets will call?

really? i bought 2 on stubhub so figured they'd be legit...

clleadz
04-02-2012, 09:18 PM
really? i bought 2 on stubhub so figured they'd be legit...

Looks like either will call or print at home

shakermaker113
04-02-2012, 09:32 PM
ahh.

funlovingmonkey
04-03-2012, 06:57 AM
I had a chance to see Godpseed back in 2003 in my pretty small hometown, I had no idea who they were but my friend said I really should go... and I didn't. After all this time I finally get a chance to redeem myself as a human being.

My friend who did end up going said that the advertisement for the concert had Godspeed You! on one line and Black Emperor on the next line, and apparently a bunch of people showed up for some death metal band called Black Emperor. They were pretty pissed off.

thenoiboi
04-03-2012, 03:40 PM
totally gonna cry watching these people.

anticipation is at critical mass.

JonnyB
04-04-2012, 12:33 PM
Could Godspeed close the Sahara?

Ray del Mundo
04-04-2012, 01:36 PM
Could Godspeed close the Sahara?
that would be hilarious. A bunch of terrified, teenage e-tards would have no idea what just happened. Awesome!

Riggins33
04-04-2012, 02:35 PM
The lead singers voice is lame, I was listening to their stuff and you cant even hear him.

clleadz
04-04-2012, 02:38 PM
The lead singers voice is lame, I was listening to their stuff and you cant even hear him.

He's much more audible live I've heard

GeezrRckr
04-10-2012, 11:16 AM
I have an extra ticket now for the Friday, 4/20 show at Great American. $25. PM me if you want it.

KidRobot
04-10-2012, 12:09 PM
Bon Iver is the subheadliner whether you like him or not.

I actually love Bon Iver. I misread the post as implying that GY!BE were the subheadliner.

Boourns
04-10-2012, 01:08 PM
Anyone have an extra ticket for the show on the 19th?

stinkbutt
04-10-2012, 10:50 PM
For all those that said they needed Godspeed at night and during the day would not work: GO FUCK YOURSELF! Instead of no visuals and the heat (that won't be there) we get an hour and pounding bass bleed from David Guetta

iammrcandyman
04-10-2012, 10:56 PM
For all those that said they needed Godspeed at night and during the day would not work: GO FUCK YOURSELF! Instead of no visuals and the heat (that won't be there) we get an hour and pounding bass bleed from David Guetta

They should be switched with SBTRKT

Natelevmofuggaz
04-10-2012, 11:13 PM
Hearing David Guetta while Godspeed is playing is just going to make me laugh...






and then cry.

Natelevmofuggaz
04-10-2012, 11:14 PM
The hour long set is lame. I was hoping for an hour thirty.

suprefan
04-10-2012, 11:15 PM
Hearing David Guetta while Godspeed is playing is just going to make me laugh...






and then cry.

untza untza untza untza

Interwebz
04-11-2012, 01:29 AM
Kinda sad it's only an hour but fuck, it's Godspeed

shakermaker113
04-11-2012, 06:40 AM
an hour. how pointless.

nine day brawl
04-11-2012, 07:28 AM
1 hour of GY!BE > 0 hours of GY!BE

Ray del Mundo
04-11-2012, 07:46 AM
1 hour of GY!BE > 0 hours of GY!BE
Fucking, exactly. C'mon. I will be more than happy to have GY!BE tear down and rebuild my world for an hour. Cuz it's better than nothing. One thing, tho, I will be secretly praying that lightning strikes the sahara sound system so fucking Guetta's set gets shut down.

clleadz
04-11-2012, 07:50 AM
Either way, I am now stoked I am seeing them tuesday as well

Ckyleu
04-11-2012, 08:27 AM
I'm really hoping their set time/location gets switched for weekend 2...
I'm happy to see them at all, for any given time, but the sound bleed from the Sahara is going to be horrible (especially in the beginning of their set/songs) :(
They should swap them & miike snow (or asap rocky)! Bon iver isn't too loud....

Natelevmofuggaz
04-11-2012, 09:13 AM
Yeah really guys, an hour of Godspeed is better than no Godspeed.

PotVsKtl
04-11-2012, 09:16 AM
Can't wait to hear the David Guetta remix of God Bless Our Dead Marines.

GeezrRckr
04-11-2012, 09:39 AM
^I have an extra tic for their GAMH show on 4/20. Keep that in mind.

menikmati
04-11-2012, 10:14 AM
an hour is good enough to hear Moya (15 mins), BBF3 (25 mins), and Albanian (20 mins)...works for me

swdshfsk
04-11-2012, 10:57 AM
an hour is good enough to hear Moya (15 mins), BBF3 (25 mins), and Albanian (20 mins)...works for me

Damnit, I hope they play Moya. My understanding from those who have seen them before is they get LOUD. It might be a little awkward the first couple of minutes with the sound bleed, but by the end we should all be thoroughly bowled over

Alchemy
04-11-2012, 11:36 AM
The car is on fire, yet David Guetta still comes out the speakers
And the Mojave is all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
A Coachella wind blows

bdfsh
04-11-2012, 11:43 AM
david guetta tomato toss

claytron
04-11-2012, 11:45 AM
It's unfortunate we'll have to choose between seeing all of Godspeed and getting a good spot for Radiohead. I was really hoping they'd play the same stage back to back. Would have made the most sense aesthetically.

Ray del Mundo
04-11-2012, 11:52 AM
It's unfortunate we'll have to choose between seeing all of Godspeed and getting a good spot for Radiohead. I was really hoping they'd play the same stage back to back. Would have made the most sense aesthetically.
Radiohead in the Mojave may have gotten a little tight. And I'm not sure that GY!BE really would have "worked" as well outside. But yeah, going from Godspeed to Radiohead is gonna be an absolute shit show of the very highest degree.

shakermaker113
04-11-2012, 06:07 PM
My understanding from those who have seen them before is they get LOUD. It might be a little awkward the first couple of minutes with the sound bleed, but by the end we should all be thoroughly bowled over

let's have godspeed soundbleed into the sahara instead. take THAT david guetta.

Interwebz
04-11-2012, 10:58 PM
Moya and Sad Mafioso and I don't really care what else.

dylanjones
04-11-2012, 11:04 PM
The car is on fire, yet David Guetta still comes out the speakers
And the Mojave is all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
A Coachella wind blows

HA!!!

butitdidhappen
04-12-2012, 06:15 AM
The car is on fire, yet David Guetta still comes out the speakers
And the Mojave is all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
A Coachella wind blows

If there were an icon for clapping,this would be that.

loomer
04-15-2012, 07:25 AM
Anyone have a setlist/review from last night?

WhyTheLongFace
04-15-2012, 07:32 AM
I heard they brought their own Soundboard

Psyche
04-15-2012, 10:30 AM
According to setlist.fm it was

1)Albanian
2)Storm
3) World Police and Friendly Fire


No Moya or BBF3 unfortunately.

dorkfish
04-15-2012, 10:38 AM
The intro for and many parts of Albanian were completely different than anything that I've heard them play before. They toned down the rugged sawing bass violin part that usually kicks things off by filling it in with more sound than usual. I'm almost inclined to assume that they plan on recording it as an actual song sooner than later.

betao
04-15-2012, 10:53 AM
Was there bad sound bleed?

loomer
04-15-2012, 10:55 AM
The intro for and many parts of Albanian were completely different than anything that I've heard them play before. They toned down the rugged sawing bass violin part that usually kicks things off by filling it in with more sound than usual. I'm almost inclined to assume that they plan on recording it as an actual song sooner than later.

That's interesting. There's been rumors that they've been recording recently

dorkfish
04-15-2012, 11:30 AM
Was there bad sound bleed?
Go for the center front of soundboard and you'll barely notice it. Guetta's light show was a bit more distracting in my peripheral than the occasional OONTZ OONTZ.

sonnyboy11
04-15-2012, 11:33 AM
Was there bad sound bleed?

Yes. Get closer to the front center and you'll be ok. Also, it's Coachella. People are gonna talk through it and distract in general. Thank god I'm seeing them in SF this Friday.

Edit- what dorkfish said.

Interwebz
04-15-2012, 10:02 PM
No Moya :(

Spooks
04-16-2012, 07:14 AM
Go for the center front of soundboard and you'll barely notice it. Guetta's light show was a bit more distracting in my peripheral than the occasional OONTZ OONTZ.


haha oontz oontz! I can't wait for their set this weekend!!!

ps Did you stay till end of their set and make it on time for Radiohead?

TomAz
04-16-2012, 08:05 AM
Go for the center front of soundboard and you'll barely notice it.

This is correct advice, do well and heed it Weekend 2 people. I spent the first half of the set by the soundboard and didn't notice bleed. Then i moved toward the back so I could lie down in the grass and the bleed was significant, though not a killer.

Spooks
04-16-2012, 08:14 AM
This is correct advice, do well and heed it Weekend 2 people. I spent the first half of the set by the soundboard and didn't notice bleed. Then i moved toward the back so I could lie down in the grass and the bleed was significant, though not a killer.


If you've been going to shows long enough, you should know that in front of the soundboard is where it'll sound the best for most shows:)

loomer
04-16-2012, 08:15 AM
How crowded was it for them?

sonnyboy11
04-16-2012, 03:07 PM
How crowded was it for them?

Not very. Between the Miike Snow and SBTRKT conflicts and early campers for the Radiohead set, this was to be expected. (and no, I don't count Dave Guetta as a conflict. wtf is a Dave Guetta anyway?)

TomAz
04-16-2012, 03:08 PM
If you've been going to shows long enough, you should know that in front of the soundboard is where it'll sound the best for most shows:)

Oh i just started going to shows last year! Thanks for the tip!

menikmati
04-16-2012, 06:06 PM
I was 2nd row...awesome set I thought...no sound bleed (or being distracted by Sahara lights) for me obviously. Sad there was no Moya (thought they might play it, since they soundchecked it) or BBF 3 though. Maybe next weekend.

clleadz
04-16-2012, 07:41 PM
I've got a spare ticket to see them tonight night (17th) if anyone wants to join me? Friend just pulled out

muhself
04-16-2012, 11:39 PM
they were awesomeeee one of the top 5 this year for me

Gribbz
04-16-2012, 11:53 PM
Beautiful performance. I was shocked by the lack of sound bleed.

Edmontonian
04-17-2012, 05:31 AM
Anyone got a more solid setlist? I feel like there was an unexpected amount of material I did not recognize and I have everything they ever recorded, they definitely played at least four cohesive song units, I suspect they played at least one song worth of new material, has anyone heard of any rumors of Godspeed working on a new album or any new material at all since they reunited??? Perhaps ibjust need to do some reading and it's all old but I wan feeling optistic!!!!!!

Edmontonian
04-17-2012, 05:33 AM
P.S. for the 500 or so people who actually showed up, this concert will have changed our lives forever. Godspeed was by far the best show at coachella 2012.

Edmontonian
04-17-2012, 05:37 AM
Fever Ray and Godspeed should definitely go on tour together. Very similar live energy and atmosphere that you would not have expected based in their albums.

Deevo
04-17-2012, 05:46 AM
I REALLY want to see this set, but I also am a huge Radiohead fan (and I love their new material). For anyone that did both sets, how far back were you for Radiohead?

Thanks!

loomer
04-17-2012, 07:20 AM
Anyone got a more solid setlist? I feel like there was an unexpected amount of material I did not recognize and I have everything they ever recorded, they definitely played at least four cohesive song units, I suspect they played at least one song worth of new material, has anyone heard of any rumors of Godspeed working on a new album or any new material at all since they reunited??? Perhaps ibjust need to do some reading and it's all old but I wan feeling optistic!!!!!!

http://pitchfork.com/news/42658-reunited-post-rock-titans-godspeed-you-black-emperor-currently-working-on-new-music/


Last year, post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor got back together for a reunion tour, and now we learn they're working on new music. So says band member Bruce Cawdon in an interview with Montreal-based mag Voir (via The Hour). According to the piece, the new material will be discussed after the group wrap up their current tour in July.

FWIW, I went to an ASMZ show a couple of months ago and someone in the crowd asked Efrim if there would be any new material. He wouldn't answer :rotfl

menikmati
04-17-2012, 08:00 PM
Anyone got a more solid setlist? I feel like there was an unexpected amount of material I did not recognize and I have everything they ever recorded, they definitely played at least four cohesive song units, I suspect they played at least one song worth of new material, has anyone heard of any rumors of Godspeed working on a new album or any new material at all since they reunited??? Perhaps ibjust need to do some reading and it's all old but I wan feeling optistic!!!!!!

Hope Drone
Albanian
Gathering Storm
World Police and Friendly Fire

rag and bone
04-17-2012, 08:12 PM
The 35 min or so that I got to see were so moving. It pained me to leave to go meet people for Radiohead. Especially once I failed to do so but hey.

dorkfish
04-17-2012, 08:16 PM
haha oontz oontz! I can't wait for their set this weekend!!!

ps Did you stay till end of their set and make it on time for Radiohead?
Yup. Whole set. Radiohead started a few minutes late. The Sahara was still all Guetta packed, so you could pretty much walk up to the soundboard for Radiohead without being a jerk and pushing through the crowd.

dorkfish
04-17-2012, 08:18 PM
Hope Drone
Albanian
Gathering Storm
World Police and Friendly Fire
So that intro was just a slightly condensed version of Hope Drone? Albanian sounded different to me, as well. And there weren't the normal "HOPE" visuals that flash to start things off.

Wolfbeckett
04-17-2012, 09:12 PM
This was a good set. I don't think outdoor festivals are the best venue for this band however, I feel like I would have enjoyed the show 5 times more if it had been in a proper venue without sound bleed from other crappier acts and a better view of the projector images. Definitely a band on my list to see again in a more appropriate venue.

Edmontonian
04-17-2012, 11:01 PM
I REALLY want to see this set, but I also am a huge Radiohead fan (and I love their new material). For anyone that did both sets, how far back were you for Radiohead?

Thanks!

we met up with our friends at speaker tower A1 (just back and left of the sound booth) and by the time radiohead had started we got up to about the level of the sound stage, which was about as close as you could get simply by moving between people without pushing and shoving. Def close enough, see em both

Edmontonian
04-17-2012, 11:06 PM
This was a good set. I don't think outdoor festivals are the best venue for this band however, I feel like I would have enjoyed the show 5 times more if it had been in a proper venue without sound bleed from other crappier acts and a better view of the projector images. Definitely a band on my list to see again in a more appropriate venue.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? the power coming out of the Mojave tent's speaker system when they went nuts alone made this show far better than any intimate venue performance IMO, the palm trees, starry backdrop and desert winds brought forth an eerie, beautiful atmosphere that could never be matched indoors, and there was pretty much nobody there so everyone watching was able to get within ten feet of the band with a little effort, meaning even at low, quiet moments you were still close enough to the speakers and monitors that you couldnt hear any other stages. Only time I heard another stage was during periods of complete silence.
plus

stinkbutt
04-17-2012, 11:25 PM
I have to agree that while the empty tent and little sound bleed were not ideal, the swaying trees and desert winds added an incredible eerie vibe

CrimesceneCookie
04-17-2012, 11:36 PM
I liked this set, but towards the end it was just so pitch black dark. Not that that's a bad thing, but it did change the mood quite a lot.

ivankay
04-18-2012, 01:58 AM
Great set and my intention is to check them out again this weekend. Here are the few pictures i have up:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5116/7081154889_6224f57ec7_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7242/6935082356_dbc7702321_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7220/6935082876_27dfd9d367_c.jpg

zircona1
04-18-2012, 06:00 AM
This was one of the best sets I saw all weekend, I agree that there were no sound bleed issues (I was close to the front though). Can't wait to see them again at Pitchfork.

menikmati
04-18-2012, 06:56 AM
They must REALLY hate sponsors, corporations, companies, logos, whatever....because right before they started, someone handed Mike Moya a bottle of water, and he immediately tore off the crystal geyser logo and threw it down. I don't know why I found it so funny.

nine day brawl
04-18-2012, 07:14 AM
^lulz, Efrim did it, too.

Spooks
04-18-2012, 07:22 AM
Yup. Whole set. Radiohead started a few minutes late. The Sahara was still all Guetta packed, so you could pretty much walk up to the soundboard for Radiohead without being a jerk and pushing through the crowd.

Nice! I could care less if I'm close for Radiohead. Will be enjoying the stage from the back:)


They must REALLY hate sponsors, corporations, companies, logos, whatever....because right before they started, someone handed Mike Moya a bottle of water, and he immediately tore off the crystal geyser logo and threw it down. I don't know why I found it so funny.

lol that is funny...I still can't believe they're playing Coachella! I hope it's pretty empty like it was for Gang Gang Dance couple years ago:)

Cass_McMurphy
04-18-2012, 08:28 AM
The tent was extremely empty the whole time. That was fine with me though because I got to see one of the greatest bands on earth up close with no pushing and shoving. The climax of Storm was by far the highlight of my weekend.

Neighborhood Creep
04-18-2012, 08:35 AM
Awesome pictures, Mike. I was right behind you for some of the set but didn't want to talk to anyone cause I was too zoned into the set. I did leave the last 20 minutes regrettably.

menikmati
04-18-2012, 08:49 AM
So that intro was just a slightly condensed version of Hope Drone? Albanian sounded different to me, as well. And there weren't the normal "HOPE" visuals that flash to start things off.

I would say so...it was some sort of drone/messing around before they really kicked into Albanian (with that string opening).

luckyface
04-18-2012, 09:08 AM
Man, I was in such a weird place for this set. I actually ended up falling asleep standing up during parts of it (it was a long tiring day) even though I was on the rail. Despite that, it was so awesome and disturbing at the same. Absolutely loved it! Had to take off a little early for Radiohead, though.

And I fucking loved that opening. It sounded like they were just soundchecking and then it fucking started to come together.

dorkfish
04-18-2012, 09:09 AM
lol that is funny...I still can't believe they're playing Coachella! I hope it's pretty empty like it was for Gang Gang Dance couple years ago:)
I forget how full GGD was, but GY!BE's tent was 1/4 full with some stragglers in the back.

dorkfish
04-18-2012, 09:10 AM
I would say so...it was some sort of drone/messing around before they really kicked into Albanian (with that string opening).
Yeah, I'll need to hear SOMEONE's recording of it to figure things out better. I haven't checked Coachella Youtube clips for them, yet, but it didn't sound totally like the Hope Drone that I'm used to.

Pixiessp
04-18-2012, 09:11 AM
I was near Menik for a while but kept pushing forward and moving as people shifted.
This set was truly a major highlight of my Coachella experience this year. I hadn't planned on staying for the whole set but I just could not
tear myself away. So powerful! I also did not notice any soundbleed.

shakermaker113
04-18-2012, 07:16 PM
good to hear positive reviews from coachella.

the big sur show was fantastic. camping at the fernwood and seeing a show right there is a great experience. the band refused to play before dark, which is a shame because I think it would have been fantastic as the sun goes down... but seeing the silhouette of a mountain and the stars right above the stage was pretty magical.

want more. looking forward to tomorrow.

Gribbz
04-18-2012, 07:25 PM
So jealous of you SF fuckers. Hopefully I'll be able to swing ATP.


I forget how full GGD was, but GY!BE's tent was 1/4 full with some stragglers in the back.

GGD's Gobi set was great. Pretty small crowd though.

menikmati
04-18-2012, 08:01 PM
Link is up in recordings thread, but here it is again :)

http://www.mediafire.com/?ep1m79cbcy558dx

pinkandbrown
04-18-2012, 08:08 PM
by far my favorite set of the entire weekend!

stinkbutt
04-18-2012, 08:21 PM
The talking in that bootleg is awful.

"so it was just 3 original members"

'OooooOOh I think I know what this is"

"I wish his chair wasn't facing backwards"

menikmati
04-18-2012, 08:23 PM
"don't like it, don't listen" =/

stinkbutt
04-18-2012, 08:25 PM
Was I complaining about the bootleg? No, I said the people talking in it was awful. Just like it was awful of them to be talking at such a quiet show in the first place.

shakermaker113
04-18-2012, 08:32 PM
it was awful of them to be talking at such a quiet show in the first place.

QFT. godspeed is probably the worst show to be talking at.

Pea
04-18-2012, 09:25 PM
I have to agree that while the empty tent and little sound bleed were not ideal, the swaying trees and desert winds added an incredible eerie vibe

My friend Lucy and I stumbled into the tent (while getting as far away as fucking possible from Bummer Iver) and had the most absolute mind-bending experience of my life. The trees, wind, and swirling guitars turned the entire inside of the tent into a apocalyptic hellstorm...and it couldn't have been more amazing! I remember standing there trying to sort my existence out for a second when I thought to myself, "Who the fuck is this band making all of this racket?" Then I looked at my schedule and saw it was Godspeed and freaked the fuck out. I ran into the middle of the crowd and just stood there in complete awe for what seemed like 2 hours (probably 10 minutes) and just let them melt me away for a while. I wasn't planning on letting my first Godspeed show be a shortened festival set, but I'm so fucking happy I found my way in there to catch some of them. Truly a spectacle.

Gribbz
04-18-2012, 10:42 PM
^ Yup. Coachella was worth it for Godspeed alone.

GeezrRckr
04-19-2012, 09:40 AM
Has anyone been to any of the GAMH shows already this week? If so, about what time did Godspeed start? Thanks.

sharklunch
04-19-2012, 11:12 AM
Has anyone been to any of the GAMH shows already this week? If so, about what time did Godspeed start? Thanks.

I went to the monday show. They started at 915pm and played for about 2 hours. They had an opener (piereced arrows?) and they played for about 30-45 minutes. The show was absolutely awesome.

Bleezie
04-19-2012, 01:41 PM
They were amazing! I wish they were playing a show down here in LA cuz i would love to see them again.

gillster17
04-19-2012, 01:55 PM
I went last night and they started around 945 and went till 1130... The show by the way was unreal!!!!!! What they create in that hour and forty five is magical

GeezrRckr
04-19-2012, 02:27 PM
Thank you for the set times.

menikmati
04-23-2012, 03:16 PM
Weekend 2 setlist:

Hope Drone
Albanian
Rockets Fall and Rocket Falls
World Police and Friendly Fire

Basically same setlist as weekend 1 (except Rocket Falls instead of Storm). No Moya or BBF3, oh well =/

stinkbutt
04-23-2012, 03:19 PM
Rocket Falls is still really cool