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bender
01-12-2012, 07:33 PM
Don't worry, I didn't count it myself. I used COS's line ups and copied them into an excel spreadsheet.

kroqken
01-12-2012, 07:34 PM
Maybe it is a drop from 6 stages to 5.

travelfan
01-12-2012, 07:34 PM
I thought last year was 180ish and I counted 142 on the poster. Dome dropped, or hasn't been announced yet, hence why there are less names. Totally comparable to 2010.

concertgoer
01-12-2012, 07:37 PM
Even if you take the dome acts out there are like 7 or 8 less bands each day this year.

bobchella
01-12-2012, 07:39 PM
It's light.

Redundant567
01-12-2012, 07:41 PM
Someone in the tinychat yesterday suggested they heard it was only 80% filled, with another 20% being added at some point [mainly Sahara]. Of course, this could have just been trolling or complete bullshit as well.

concertgoer
01-12-2012, 07:41 PM
So either that means longer set times or we are getting some adds.

TickleMeElmo
01-12-2012, 08:53 PM
I'm hoping for a few adds and the dome coming back but maybe there actually will be longer set times for bands like Radiohead or Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

nosurprises12
01-12-2012, 09:00 PM
Dome dropped, or hasn't been announced yet, hence why there are less names.

This seems extremely likely (which sucks)...


So either that means longer set times or we are getting some adds.

...as does this (which is awesome).

Neighborhood Creep
01-12-2012, 09:17 PM
Pure Filth, Do Lab

irthesteve
01-12-2012, 09:19 PM
wahh wahh wahhh

Dustin da DnB Soulja
01-12-2012, 09:25 PM
yeah most finalized line ups include do lab and last year would have the had the dome, so they are pretty on point i'm sure.

KickerConspiracy
01-13-2012, 09:30 AM
Pure Filth, Do Lab

This.

captncrzy
01-13-2012, 09:37 AM
Last year:

Gobi: 34
Sahara: 29
Coachella: 25
Mojave: 34
Outdoor: 30
Total: 152

kreutz2112
01-13-2012, 09:39 AM
Were the pure filth artists listed on the poster last year? I don't think they were. I think that's where the 203 is coming from.

Boourns
01-13-2012, 09:39 AM
Aren't there always a few bands that play that don't appear on the poster? Namely, Perry and a couple tent openers?

Of course, that wouldn't make up the whole difference.

captncrzy
01-13-2012, 09:40 AM
I'm getting the 153 directly from the schedule, not the poster.

concertgoer
01-13-2012, 09:40 AM
Were the pure filth artists listed on the poster last year? I don't think they were. I think that's where the 203 is coming from.

Almost all of them were on the initial poster

Distorted_Jungle
01-13-2012, 09:42 AM
Pure Filth, Do Lab

Do Lab artists are never on the poster, it just says Do Lab on the bottom.


Were the pure filth artists listed on the poster last year? I don't think they were. I think that's where the 203 is coming from.

The Pure Filth artists were on the initial poster last year.

Coachella Bound
01-13-2012, 09:44 AM
so 153 vs 138....? those could potentially be 15 huge artists.

edt: discredit my ramblings and numbers, pretty obvious last year's poster had more artists than usual.

orangejulius
01-13-2012, 10:01 AM
I don't know about everyone else, but I couldn't probably see more than 70 artists during the weekend even if I do half sets. To see 100+ you'd have to be running around and never planting your shoes for more than a song or two.

Regardless, I think this is more than Lolla did last year at around 130, (which was much less than 2010) however Lolla had more "headliners," and also had to end around 10:00, resulting in a slightly more packed day. Coachella felt ridiculous last year. Too many acts I wanted to see but had to pass on because of the huge number of conflicts. It's not that I don't want more grabs... I just don't think I can reasonably see many more.

I want to know what they are doing with the money left over from Black Sabbath having to drop.

sacleonard
01-13-2012, 12:13 PM
I'm ok with meaningful adds, but otherwise, I am happy with longer set times and less potential conflicts.

grannock
01-13-2012, 12:19 PM
10 and 11 honestly had too much. This lineup is much better on the conflicts.

Pea
01-13-2012, 01:46 PM
I hope they add another 450 artists so I can have another 2534235 conflicts.

CitizenJ
01-13-2012, 01:49 PM
I hope they add another 450 artists so I can have another 2534235 conflicts.

Seriously, with these people saying its good there are less bands because less conflicts. Are you people saying you don't want options? Man, I wish they had only booked 1 band I liked, now there are three and I don't know what to do. Could be a band better than the one you were going to see and THAT is the conflict. As far as I can see, Friday needs some solid middle/Lower tier bands STAT.

blazin
01-13-2012, 01:49 PM
I want to know what they are doing with the money from selling 150,000 tickets

fixed

EndersRapture
01-13-2012, 02:29 PM
Yeah I noticed how small the names on the poster looked. When I saw a friend post it on Facebook I thought it was another fake..because usually there are more names. I'd rather have more options. It'd be great if some meaningful adds happened.

Monko760
01-13-2012, 02:35 PM
I think the fact they sold out already, the IMMENSE amount of complaining about Sahara, and the early lineup release(leaving time to find additions) could facilitate a few adds.

*crosses fingers*

Ross1492
01-13-2012, 02:36 PM
The quick sellout disincentivizes late additions.

SoulDischarge
01-13-2012, 02:41 PM
IT'S TIME TO BE AN ANDROID NOT A MAN

Neighborhood Creep
01-13-2012, 02:54 PM
Well, they can for sure afford more. 150,000 X 300+ per ticket, not including camping, car companion, safari tents, etc. I'm estimating a 60 million dollar rake in. I wonder how much of it will be profit.

Dustin da DnB Soulja
01-13-2012, 02:58 PM
Well, they can for sure afford more. 150,000 X 300+ per ticket, not including camping, car companion, safari tents, etc. I'm estimating a 60 million dollar rake in. I wonder how much of it will be profit.

don't forget to minus -3 per ticket for charity!

:yyablo

chickonmytip
01-13-2012, 03:06 PM
they should add some good names as a thank you to the loyal ticket buyers who ensure a quick sell out

kroqken
01-13-2012, 05:19 PM
I am still hoping they add Black Tamborine.

Sensuality
01-13-2012, 05:27 PM
When you book the biggest mainstream acts it's really going to chip into the budget. Quality > quantity. Except in this case, we got a bunch of shit artists for a lot of money.

kroqken
01-13-2012, 08:55 PM
When you book the biggest mainstream acts it's really going to chip into the budget. Quality > quantity. Except in this case, we got a bunch of shit artists for a lot of money.

They may be "shit artists" to you, but I bet you will still be going, unless you missed the sale before it sold out.

bender
01-14-2012, 09:59 AM
Are additions much less likely now that both weekends are sold out? There's definitely no logic behind additions from a financial perspective. The real question is: does goldenvoice still care about underground music (especially underground dance music) or do they only care about making the big bucks nowadays?

abbeyroad 04
01-14-2012, 10:08 AM
Fewer overlaps and bigger gaps between sets I hope. That way fewer band will come on late.

DaFunkyPrecedent
01-14-2012, 10:41 AM
less bands = more money for promoters, but it also means longer set times and less conflicts. Do more with less, that's what I say.

wompwomp
01-14-2012, 10:46 AM
I'm ok with fewer bands. It seemed like last year everything was super rushed and not really on schedule.

There are already going to be enough conflicts, I would be alright with longer set times or longer scheduled breaks between sets. Maybe this is because of the cluster fuck that happened with the Chemical Brothers cutting their set short last year?