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    Re: It's time to get rid of the "EDM" cheese.

    I couldn't agree more. This may be an assumption, but it seems to me Coachella began as a festival that very intentionally did not align itself with shallow trends, opting instead to book more...
  2. Nas vs. Dismemberment Plan (for those who went to weekend 1)

    This is my biggest conflict for Wkd. 2. So far there's a lot of love for Nas, but I love the D-Plan, and even though I saw them back in Dec they rocked my world. So, yes, trying to gauge which would...
  3. Thread: BECK

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    Re: BECK

    Awesome, I was so "concerned" (as many others speculated) that with the new album it would all be down-tempo numbers
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    Re: Arcade Fire 2014

    I saw them at their Coachella debut and it changed my standards for what is possible with live music. Every time I see them it's a new and exciting experience and I can't wait for next weekend to...
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    Re: 2014 OFFICIAL LATE ADDS REQUEST THREAD

    Majical Cloudz, Fucked Up, Decemberists (still have never seen 'em), The Tallest Man on Earth

    Probably the only realistic one being Fucked Up since they are on the verge of releasing new...
  6. Re: Rate Those 2014 Artists You've Already Seen As Live Acts

    AFI: saw them a couple of times while they were touring "Art of Drowning" and "Sing the Sorrow", arguably the peak of their career. Always had great energy and decent performance, but Davey Havock's...
  7. Re: ROOMS/SPACE AVAILABLE WE2 IN UPSCALE VILLA CLOSE TO VENUE

    Definitely interested if this is still available! There would be at least 4 of us, and potentially a fifth-- 2-3 ladies and 2 gents. We're all super easy to get along with and would vouch for food,...
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    Re: Love for the D-Plan??

    I thought their setlist was really top notch. They might have played more off of E&I than the new one, and some of my favorites from Change. The only obvious exclusions were "Back and Forth" and...
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    Re: Where is the instrument music?

    This
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    Re: Top 3 Singalongs at Coachella 2014

    If that's the case, for her sake she'd better save it for the end. When Gotye played weekend 1 most of his crowd left early in the show after he played that tune.

    Top 3:

    1. Replacements,...
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    Love for the D-Plan??

    I'm sort of surprised for the lack of excitement for the Dismemberment Plan. Sure, the new album is mediocre, but I saw them about a month back and I legitimately can't wait to do it again...and I...
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    Re: Who Are Your Top 10 For 2014?

    In somewhat particular order...

    1. The Replacements
    2. Outkast (don't mess this up for me, Coachella)
    3. Arcade Fire
    4. Beck
    5. Dismemberment Plan
    6. Neutral Milk Hotel
    7. Mogwai
    8. Neko...
  13. Re: Your top 5 performances from 2012 (weekend two edition)

    After some ruminating on the matter, top 5...

    1. Jeff Mangum- The songs were perfect, but I also just respect the hell out of the guy. I thought it was really a stand-up gesture to make sure...
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    Re: 2013 Reunion Wishlist/Speculation Thread

    Pretty sure he's played with/as the Evens
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    Re: 2013 Reunion Wishlist/Speculation Thread

    ^^This, and...

    - Talk Talk
    - Slint
    - Dismemberment Plan (are they "broken up" again?)
    - Sunny Day Real Estate (see above)
    - R.E.M. (still can't believe they never made a Coachella appearance)
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    Re: too many frat "bros"

    Point taken, and it is definitely a generalization about buff, tatted-up, dudes in tank tops that are being made here. I think douche bag vs. bro is an important distinction, as not all "bros" are...
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    Re: Much respect to the EMT Team/Medical Tents

    Sorry to hear you got a run-around, but it sounds like it had more to do with the people staffing the event than the actual medical professionals. Were they cool with you bringing in a blood glucose...
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    Re: too many frat "bros"

    I do hate making generalizations about "bros", particularly since I am in a fraternity myself. And, for the most part, I have no issues with "bros" (or their female counterparts...you know the type)...
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    Re: El Dorado vs car camping?

    I have to say, I was pretty disappointed with car camping. I really liked all of the amenities the festival has provided, but in my case giving people access to electricity through their car, etc....
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    Re: FUCK TENT CAMPING!

    Tent camping area looked pretty pitiful, and I feel bad for what's become of it. Tent camping used to be something I looked forward to at Coachella. I car camped this year, and it was just about a...
  21. Thread: JEFF MANGUM

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    Re: JEFF MANGUM

    I would rather hear everyone singing loudly/off key than a bunch of people talking about their own bullshit, which was the case back where I was to some extent.
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    Re: What Act Surprised You the Most?

    Biggest surprises of the weekend for me: Childish Gambino and the Hive. I sort of chocked Childish up to a lot of hype and a hand full of memes, but the dude can really rap! And the Hives! What the...
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    Re: At The Drive-In Reunited!

    They did. It was awesome.
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    Re: 7 Types of People at Coachella

    I personally thought it was pretty spot-on, just in the sense of some pretty distinctive groups of people with various motives/interests for attending. I would say, however, that everyone goes for...
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    Re: The Post Your Picture Thread

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    ...maybe play some banjo too
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    Re: The Post Your Picture Thread

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    I'll be bringing a bocce ball set to the campground Weekend 2. Come say hi and hang out!
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    Re: Student areas of California

    "Since you're on a budget I'll agree with previous suggestions of Hermosa Beach and Isla Vista, but I'll also toss in San Luis Obispo. SLO is a great college town that's 15 minutes away from several...
  28. Re: Weekend two passes for sale at face value!

    I may have takers for those passes! I'll PM you.
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    Re: Bon Iver vs Flying Lotus

    I didn't see Bon Iver per se this last year (sat up above Berkeley's Greek theater and eves dropped the show) but they sounded incredible and the show was totally engaging. I say this because, even...
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    Re: Godspeed You! Black Emperor...

    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...
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    Re: + + + TOP 3 CONFLICTS +++

    1). EITS vs. M83 vs. Black Keys
    2). St. Vincent vs. Jeff Mangum
    3). Madness vs. Wu Lyf
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    Re: Different set times for week 2?

    The one that stands out most to me is M83...something tells me they are going to have to be bumped to the Outdoor stage to accommodate.
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    Re: 2012 SET TIMES HAVE BEEN RELEASED

    While I will definitely NOT be missing Jeff Mangum, St. Vincent was my newest fascination on this year's line-up, so I'm bummed to miss her.
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    Re: Anyone know which supermarket...

    Cool, thanks
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    Anyone know which supermarket...

    The campground shuttle runs to? I am assuming it's not the Albertson's in Palm Desert since that's a little bit of a haul...
  36. Re: Coachooser on site showing me other peoples accounts!!

    Yessss...
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    Re: Running Group Week 2?

    I might be inclined, but probably not much more than 4 miles. It's going to be hot, and by Sunday my legs, my brain, and my liver are definitely going to be taxed.
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    Re: At The Drive-In Reunited!

    Haha, I was thinking the same thing. Maybe now I can actually sing along without a straining falsetto/screech
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    Re: At The Drive-In Reunited!

    Wow, Chanbara! I thought Cedric was trying to save his voice. Seriously, that's an awesome set.
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    Re: Refused Are Not Fucking Dead

    This
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    Re: At The Drive-In Reunited!

    Either that's the right lyric, or I have been answer Cedric incorrectly for years.

    "Tour de force! Tour de force! Dig that goat! I have chewed gum! I have chewed gum! I HAVE CHEWED GUM!!"
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    Re: Who are you most excited for on Sunday?

    I would probably agree that Sunday is the weakest day. With that said, At the Drive-In is my #1 must-see performance. I may weep with joy as I Guy-Picciotto-dance-spazz-out
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    Re: Coachella just hit me...

    It seems like every week I have a new artist I am excited about seeing. And, fortunately, this line-up is pretty near perfect by my tastes (conflicts are going to prove a headache, I can tell) so...
  44. Thread: Ukuleles?

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    Re: Ukuleles?

    I figured as much, but I feel it needs to be said since most of the people I know who are burgeoning uke players more or less alternate between Train, Jason Mraz, and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"....
  45. Thread: Ukuleles?

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    Re: Ukuleles?

    Please no Train on the Ukulele. If I hear "Hey Soul Sister" at Coachella I will resort to violence.
  46. Thread: Ukuleles?

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    Re: Ukuleles?

    What I should say is "first night" (aka Thursday this year)
  47. Thread: Ukuleles?

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    Re: Ukuleles?

    My first year-- 2005-- I brought my guitar with me, and while I might be biased, I thought it really made for a fantastic Friday night experience. There's a fine line between enjoying music with...
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    Re: Weekend 1 vs. Weekend 2 Guest Appearances

    My friends and I will be making appearances at Weekend 2, which means a far better weekend for us (and possibly others attending).
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    Re: Acts you regret missing?

    I regret missing 2004...such a fantastic line-up.

    2005: Spoon, NIN, BLACK STAR (!!)
    2006: Daft Punk (I could hear them from the campground and was kicking myself for not being there the entire...
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    Re: 2012 Additons Request Thread

    Wait! How did I not think of this sooner?! Can we please get some D-Plan action on the west coast??


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDIb3tR3Y0o
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