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Boris
01-14-2013, 09:04 PM
Confirmed travel, Headed to Coachella 2013,weeks 1& 2
Any other Full on ('99-'12) Coachella Veterans out there attending?
We should get gold wristbands after 20 years.












Boris the Coachella Vet. '99,'01,'02,'03,'04,'05,'06,'07,'08,'09,'10,'11,'1 2( 2)

gaypalmsprings
01-14-2013, 09:06 PM
You are clearly not a veteran of the message board.

algunz
01-14-2013, 09:40 PM
I should get something dag nammit.

Riggins33
01-14-2013, 09:40 PM
Boris likes bears.

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01-14-2013, 11:18 PM
Not totally OG, but I've gone every year since 2004. What a ride its been, can't imagine how amazing 99 must have been!

Boris
01-15-2013, 12:22 AM
1999 was amazing, no one knew what to expect. Imagine doing Coachella without a Smartphone,onsite camping or shuttles.

Riggins33
01-15-2013, 01:01 AM
Sounds like it sucked,shit didn't get real until the first year I went in 2006.

crombrenner
01-15-2013, 08:15 AM
I've been to every year as well. Including both weekends last year. I think to truly say you've been to them all, you have to do both weekends every year. That is if of course you want the platinum 20 year bracelet. I can honestly say I will never miss it. Can't break the streak now. I wonder how many people out there gave actually been to them all? 100? 500? 1000? It can't be that many.

Ps Boris, don't let the boardie abuse get to you. They're just jealous.

insbordnat
01-15-2013, 09:54 AM
Pfft, jealous my ass. Boris didn't need to have 2 separate posts about how he's never missed a Coachella. So he posted the first, got no positive responses or praise, and decided to post another fucking message (and create a separate thread) to declare his amazingness. That's why he'll (rightfully) get ass-raped by the board.

Here's a prize for going to all the Coachellas: your memories of going to all of the Coachellas. Congrats!

thom cobain
01-15-2013, 10:02 AM
I missed 1999 but have been to every one since.

weezy f baby
01-15-2013, 12:37 PM
I don't remember what happened last year.

Boris
01-17-2013, 10:24 PM
Pfft, jealous my ass. Boris didn't need to have 2 separate posts about how he's never missed a Coachella. So he posted the first, got no positive responses or praise, and decided to post another fucking message (and create a separate thread) to declare his amazingness. That's why he'll (rightfully) get ass-raped by the board.

Here's a prize for going to all the Coachellas: your memories of going to all of the Coachellas. Congrats!

Not awesome, just a Music Lover like you and looking for others to share stories with :)

Zafocaine
01-17-2013, 10:32 PM
I don't remember what happened last year.

Yeah, I have to look at the past lineups day by day in order to really remember what I did any year of Coachella.

xanman86
01-17-2013, 10:39 PM
I wish I could go back and go to all of them. I would have been freshly 13 years old at the 1999 Coachella.

Zafocaine
01-17-2013, 10:42 PM
I wish I could go back and go to all of them. I would have been freshly 13 years old at the 1999 Coachella.

I wish I could go back as a twenty-six year old instead of a thirteen year old. No way I would have appreciated all those acts back then.

xanman86
01-17-2013, 10:47 PM
I wish I could go back as a twenty-six year old instead of a thirteen year old. No way I would have appreciated all those acts back then.

It would have still been a great experience and not even my first concert (that was the KMEL Summer Jam in 1998) so I'm down to just have gone as a kid haha

I guess it also would have had to have been with an adult who had great musical taste.

Zafocaine
01-17-2013, 11:01 PM
My first shows were Van Halen and Beach Boys (different shows) at the Blockbuster Pavilion in Devore sometime in the early to mid 90s. I had no idea what I was seeing, really. Coachella is the first show I HAD to be at (2009). Before then, I wasn't really into going to live shows.

billtino
01-17-2013, 11:20 PM
After going to Woodstock 99 earlier that Summer, Coachella 99 felt like just another KROQ weenie roast, only hotter & with DJ's...

xanman86
01-17-2013, 11:25 PM
After going to Woodstock 99 earlier that Summer, Coachella 99 felt like just another KROQ weenie roast, only hotter & with DJ's...

Did you burn anything down?

CrimesceneCookie
01-17-2013, 11:58 PM
I was there in 99 working as a vendor selling mixtapes and glowsticks, so I didn't see much of the fest itself, but I could tell there was something different about this one. There was something about the mood of the staff and the crowd that was a little happier to be there than the generic raves we were used to.
Life intervened for a few years until I could return as a fan in 2003, and have been coming every year since.
My favorite was 2006 not only for the surprise Daft Punk spectacle but for the Massive Attack - Go Team - Scissor Sisters 1-2-3 punch that closed Sunday night. I've been chasing that feeling ever since that weekend.

xanman86
01-18-2013, 12:01 AM
My favorite was 2006 not only for the surprise Daft Punk spectacle but for the Massive Attack - Go Team - Scissor Sisters 1-2-3 punch that closed Sunday night. I've been chasing that feeling ever since that weekend.

I stuck around for Tool and loved it but I really wish we could have had a second weekend that year to do exactly what you did. Scissor Sisters were at their prime at that show and it was when they were touring for my favorite album of theirs. The footage I've seen from The Go! Team's set is also really great and I wish I could have seen it all.

lisa pea
01-25-2013, 09:26 PM
Awesome, I've been every year since 99 also. I was just thinking next year will be Coachella's quinceanera

carolinesgood
01-25-2013, 10:32 PM
i attended the second and third skipped the fourth and back again every year since 2004 (just weekend one last year though.) i think i started camping in 05. like someone else mentioned earlier in this thread, hard to recall exactly who i saw & when as they all blend beautifully through the haze of the years, the heat, and the work it took to get me there - as well as friendly neighbors to share the experience (: looking forward once again - and planning to maximize the enjoyment this time around with a whole week to prep for the best yet. of course it doesnt hurt to start early and start researching the unfamiliar, channelling the past, and hoping for a few more great adds.

CoachAlumni
01-25-2013, 11:41 PM
I have actually been living on the Polo Fields since 2005.

Bumblebee
01-28-2013, 07:04 PM
Just wear your original 1999 coachella shirt like some other show-offs.

Suffacated
01-28-2013, 07:52 PM
Is Coachella kinda like the Big Gig? I've been to that one.

Suffacated
01-28-2013, 08:49 PM
I have actually been living on the Polo Fields since 2005.

Im also an attorney.
I thought that mostly grooms and polo horses lived at the polo fields.
Donegal Farms would be a bit cramped to live in for 8 years, and the trailer park at 52 @ Monroe is not a part of any polo field.

ivankay
01-28-2013, 09:49 PM
Just wear your original 1999 coachella shirt like some other show-offs.

Or your white terry cloth hat.

JC2011
01-28-2013, 10:46 PM
02, 03, 05, 06, 12 and now this year....

Each and every year was amazing with great and different peeps each year, but I still think 2002 or 2003 was my favorite because of how intimate the fields still felt. It wasn't quite a zoo yet. You could walk the fields without rubbing shoulders all day. It felt like you and only 40k new about it and not the world.

Regardless, Coachella is home.

sk8r408
01-29-2013, 08:07 AM
This will be my 10th year in a row.

werner12123
01-29-2013, 08:54 AM
This shall be my 5th year in a row and I'll not miss a year if I can do anything about it, ever.

Zafocaine
01-29-2013, 09:49 AM
This shall be my 5th year in a row and I'll not miss a year if I can do anything about it, ever.

Same for me. Started in 09. I won't miss a year, or a weekend.

momof5
02-05-2013, 12:43 PM
My oldest daughter and I have been to every year! Only did one weekend last year and it felt weird to not be therer when the second weekend was happening! Going weekend one this year.

Zafocaine
02-05-2013, 05:36 PM
Missing a weekend is like missing a year for me. I missed Friday of weekend 2 last year, and I'll never let myself live it down.

kerby14
02-05-2013, 07:13 PM
on 4/20 nonetheless

footixy
02-05-2013, 07:33 PM
I wish I could go back as a twenty-six year old instead of a thirteen year old. No way I would have appreciated all those acts back then.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2006/05/delorean.jpg

hippityhip
02-05-2013, 08:15 PM
Sadly my streak ends this year.

Grant
02-05-2013, 08:18 PM
02, 03, 05, 06, 12 and now this year....

Each and every year was amazing with great and different peeps each year, but I still think 2002 or 2003 was my favorite because of how intimate the fields still felt. It wasn't quite a zoo yet. You could walk the fields without rubbing shoulders all day. It felt like you and only 40k new about it and not the world.

Regardless, Coachella is home.

i wish i could've experienced it like this... i was too young though.

Zafocaine
02-06-2013, 06:40 AM
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2006/05/delorean.jpg

Roads? Where we're going....

gaypalmsprings
02-06-2013, 06:43 AM
2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013

I started attending in 2006 because of Depeche Mode and Madonna.

I skipped 2009 because of NASCAR in Phoenix. Fortunately there have been no more NASCAR/Coachella conflicts.

Zafocaine
02-06-2013, 06:47 AM
You chose NASCAR over Paul/ Coachella? BUT BRO, IT'S JUST AN OVAL BRO. You must have felt pretty bad?

bluecheese
02-06-2013, 07:57 AM
you guys missed 93', that year was sick.

artisticcreator
02-06-2013, 09:27 AM
Coachella is the one event I plan my year around. It's been great every year. I've only missed one year and that was heart wrenching. But I had planned a trip to Amsterdam in 2004 and then they came out with the dates, 2 weeks later than the previous year. I was heart broken, but not about to waste my ticket and hotel in for the trip. At least my friends brought me back two t-shirts and a sampler.

I will not miss another one, even if I'm in a wheel chair at 70. I wish they had put out a DVD from that year. I'd buy one for every year if I could.

Zafocaine
02-06-2013, 09:33 AM
Coachella is the one event I plan my year around. It's been great every year. I've only missed one year and that was heart wrenching. But I had planned a trip to Amsterdam in 2004 and then they came out with the dates, 2 weeks later than the previous year. I was heart broken, but not about to waste my ticket and hotel in for the trip. At least my friends brought me back two t-shirts and a sampler.

I will not miss another one, even if I'm in a wheel chair at 70. I wish they had put out a DVD from that year. I'd buy one for every year if I could.

There's got to be tons of footage for another dvd, or multiple releases since 05. I've been waiting and hoping for the second coming.

CoachellaVet09
02-06-2013, 10:14 AM
Coachella veteran reporting

LiquidL
02-10-2013, 10:14 PM
2008-2012 missions completed
2013 underway

mfnalaska
02-10-2013, 11:19 PM
Check! I've been every day, every year. Coachella has literally been the sole constant in my life since I was 18 years old.

I always wondered how many of us there are. We should have a group hug or something... or at least lay in the grass and reminisce.

RickeyinLA
02-11-2013, 07:36 PM
I missed 1999 but went every day, every year since I was 41 years old.
After 13 in a row I'm missing Weekend 1 this year but I'll get to see my first webcast of what's going on.
Coachella really is the best thing in the whole wide world.

Riggins33
02-11-2013, 07:40 PM
I'm missing Weekend 1 this year but I'll get to see my first webcast of what's going on..

Watching Coachella on webcast last year was painful thank god I wont have to do that this year. It's really weird watching other people at Coachella when you expected never to miss one again the rest of your life.

RickeyinLA
02-11-2013, 07:45 PM
I'm sure I'll be watching in tears.

gaypalmsprings
02-11-2013, 07:45 PM
You chose NASCAR over Paul/ Coachella? BUT BRO, IT'S JUST AN OVAL BRO. You must have felt pretty bad?

No, I didn't feel bad. Actually, I got to see Paul @ Coachella in 2012 while he was watching Swedish House Mafia.

SEEDYMIG420
02-11-2013, 08:32 PM
'01, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11, '12(wk2), '13(wk2) Camping since'09 Fuck staying in a hotel.

abbeyroad 04
02-20-2013, 12:01 PM
11 years now. Started in 2002 and only missed 03. Camping since 2007. I live fairly close but got hooked on the camping and realized what a fool I had been for making the drive all those times before.

Zafocaine
02-20-2013, 12:09 PM
No, I didn't feel bad. Actually, I got to see Paul @ Coachella in 2012 while he was watching Swedish House Mafia.

Epic miss. There's no way that anything you saw can compare to the real Beatle. Not a bunch of cars driving in ovals. Not him watching a shitty band. Nothing. All those blowjobs are starting to scramble your brain, mang.


11 years now. Started in 2002 and only missed 03. Camping since 2007. I live fairly close but got hooked on the camping and realized what a fool I had been for making the drive all those times before.

Camping in 09 was sort of enchanting. All those fucking tents! How do you compare camping since the edition of car camping?

Radiohead
02-21-2013, 01:14 AM
I've been going every year since 2003. What's interesting is that my memories the different years definitely do not all bleed together -- each year has a distinct feel, and when I think about a particular performance or incident I clearly identify it with a particular year.

jahmonkey
02-21-2013, 06:53 PM
I was born behind the main stage '99...a bunch of hippies boiled and ate my after birth.