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    Re: Coachella sucks - Apart from the line-up

    I have to agree with some of the points. The festival was excellent, but I thought the organisation was a bit haphazard. For example - the will call line - 4 hour wait to pick up tickets is...
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    Re: Faithless set list?

    Faithless played the same set they've been playing for the last 10 years.

    still good fun though.
  3. Thread: RHCP Set?

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    Re: RHCP Set?

    Anthony Kiedis's moustache was the highlight of the weekend.
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    in the FAQ section

    it says 'No Instruments'.

    do you know if this includes instruments of torture? I would like to bring some electric nipple clamps.
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    Re: Amy Winehouse

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=RP0MP3FXnFw

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=UXAOjgVpQWU

    cool
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    Re: Amy Winehouse

    I would recommend that people see her. She's far from a one-hit wonder. She's big news over here in the UK and has been nominated for/winning awards for a few years now. The US seem to be taking...
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    Re: New LCD Soundsystem album

    sound of silver is awesome, i keep playing it every day. will be great to see him play it live in just a month's time...
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    Re: Coachella To-Do List

    what day are you flying mate?
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    Re: Coachella To-Do List

    Plane Tickets: Hearthrow-LAX return
    Festival Tickets/ Camping tickets: to collect
    Greyhound tickets LA-Indio: on their way
    Motel for night of the 25th: booked
    Swanky hotel for night of 30th:...
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    Re: amy winehouse out?

    she's not the best looking, no.
    But she is amazing - seeing her so low down the bill is great. She'd be right at the top of UK festival billing and playing massive stages, so the chance to see her...
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    Re: Where The Fuck Is The Mars Volta???!!

    the Mars Volta live are fucking shit.

    No 'textual evidence' required. Just listen to them. They are fucking shit.
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    Re: Jose Gonzalez?

    saw him at The Big Chill last year.

    god he was boring
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    Re: top 5 acts you KNOW you'll miss

    As tends to be my way at festivals, I will probably miss the 5 acts I planned to see most cos I'll be too busy doing something else.
  14. Re: Frusciante and Flea - Best Guitar/Bassist in a single Band?

    hear hear

    I hate all that bollocks about 'you can't be a real music fan if you like this band or that band.'

    A 'real' music fan is someone who is prepared to listen to anything and realise...
  15. Re: Frusciante and Flea - Best Guitar/Bassist in a single Band?

    Frusciante is probably the best guitarist in the world today. Actually, re-phrase that, he's probably my FAVOURITE guitarist in the world today...
    Because he has got the chops but chooses mainly to...
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    Re: Greyhound bus

    ah, cool. Thanks!



    i just typed the destinations into the greyhound website and they came up, give it a whirl.
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    Re: WHO IS YOUR ALL TME FAVORITE BAND?

    Stevie Wonder
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=wX_ukHFNP7Y
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    Greyhound bus

    ras clats

    I'm getting the Greyhound bus between LA and Indio and back again. Does anyone know where the Greyhound bus stop is in relation to the festival site? Is it far?
  19. Re: IF I LIKE THESE BANDS...what else should I see?

    Pop Levi
    Cornelius
    Kid Beyond
    Peeping Tom
    Hot Chip
    Amy Winehouse
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    Re: drugs n stuff

    do all your drugs on the way there, do enough to last you all weekend.

    go on.
  21. Re: Why do people like Lily allen?? Just curious....

    She's got the tunes. The sound of London in the mid-2000s.
    I played at a festival that she played at too last summer and I caught her set.
    She'll be ace at Coachella in the afternoon sun, mark my...
  22. Thread: Drinking

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    Re: Drinking

    the idea that you're not allowed alcohol in the campsite is absolutely ridiculous.
    What happens after the show finishes then? Is everyone ushered out/back to their tents and 'lights out'?
  23. Thread: Drinking

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    Re: Drinking

    It's nothing to do with being drunk, it's just such a bizarre notion to me that there are designated drinking areas. The festivals that I'm used to have very few rules and pretty much anything goes,...
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    Poll: Re: Arcade Fire vs Patrick Wolf

    I played a gig with Patrick Wolf once.

    Very talented bloke. Bit weird too, but nice enough.
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    Re: Arctic Monkeys!!!!!

    i like them - great lyrics and unquestionably English, so maybe that's why the brits like them more than the yankeeeeees.
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    Cocktail bar?

    What is the deal with the cocktail bar in the campsite? Is it big, is there music, is it busy, opening times etc?

    tell me all...
  27. Thread: The Kooks

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    Re: The Kooks

    the singles are great, but they are well shit live.

    Arctic Monkeys will be fantastic. What are people saying about them in the US? over here they are BIG news, even now after the hype has died...
  28. Thread: Drinking

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    Drinking

    Coming from England, at our festivals it is commonplace to spend pretty much the whole day drinking and thus getting drunk at festivals.
    I understand that this may be a bit foolish in the desert sun...
  29. Thread: Football

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    Re: Football

    "The modern game was codified in England following the formation of the Football Association, whose 1863 Laws of the Game created the foundations for the way the sport is played today."
    THIS is...
  30. Re: Is Anybody Coming To Glastonbury From The States!!!(or uk/europe)

    I'll be there... Playing there. get in!
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    Will Call collection

    howdy

    when I pick up my tickets from will call, will I be given all three tickets on the Friday, or (as I'm told they are three separate tickets), will I need to go and collect a separate ticket...
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    Re: Convenience Charge?

    oh well convenience charge, conschmenience charge... I've got my ticket now.. I'll be in the Californian desert in a couple of months.. it's snowing here in London today.
    woo hoooooo
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    Re: beatie boys?

    oh, and the Beasties are playing at the Open'er Festival in Poland in June... along with Bjork and Muse.

    3-day ticket with camping = 37 ($74)!!!
    http://www.opener.pl/index2_en.html
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    Re: beatie boys?

    Giles Martin is a musician and producer - and is George Martin's son. They both produced the Beatles 'Love' album recently.
    And I dare say both made quite a few quid.
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    Re: Convenience Charge?

    so that convenience charge is the same for all gigs in the US? That's outrageous!
    Ticketmaster in the UK charges an average couple of quid or so (maybe $5?) for booking fees. Mind you, we have quite...
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    Re: Convenience Charge?

    30-odd dollars per ticket for the convenience of booking online?
    Doesn't sound particulary convenient to me.

    I've heard of online booking fees but usually only about a tenth of this amount.
    Is...
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    Convenience Charge?

    What's all this 'convenience charge' and 'building charge' or whatever it is?
    Whatever happened to a simple booking fee??

    So in effect tickets aren't actually $249 at all, they're more like $280...
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    Re: Bus from LAX?

    thanks for the replies peeps.
    Flights are booked! We're flying into LA to have a couple of nights there and look around before the fest. I've looked into it and it seems there are buses and trains...
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    Re: Bus from LAX?

    cheers
    there will be about 4 or 5 of us so a carpool is out of the question, but thanks - I'll have a look at Greyhound.
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    Bus from LAX?

    Hi all,

    I'm flying into LAX from the UK, and will be travelling to the site on the Thursday (camping).
    How long is the journey from LA to the site, and are there regular...
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