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

    I for one, would like Coachella to get back to a more Rock centric format. Even a lot of the "rock" artists were old reunions, or whiny electro rock. I would have liked to see more modern guitar...
  2. Re: Unlocking the Truth left me bloody and bruised...

    They were awesome. It's a sad state of affairs when one of the hardest rocking sets at Coachella was performed by 3 6th graders.
  3. Thread: Neko Case

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    Neko Case

    Sheesh, was anyone else super tired of hearing her complain about her early set time W2? Must have been 5 comments about how weird it was, "We're playing night music during the day!!! How...
  4. Thread: BECK

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    Re: BECK

    Great set. Def top 5 of the weekend. Seemed kind of lame to cut him off, but he was rambling. Maybe just rambling so that he WOULD get cut off.
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    Re: Queens of the Stone Age

    Great set as always. And their closing song, has got to be one of the best concert closers, of any band. They can stretch that song on for a s long as they want and it just keeps building. I think...
  6. Thread: Muse

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    Re: Muse

    I missed the beginning of Muse Weekend 2 so I walked in just about at the 2nd set of speakers in the field. They weren't working, you could barely hear them, so we moved up to the next set of...
  7. Re: Are they enforcing the linked car camping pass and wristband upon entry?

    Just bumping this to see what has been happening this year. Are they enforcing this?
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    Re: Craft beer trading/meet up Weekend 2

    Well, I'd love to. I'm from Los Angeles though, so I'm not sure what I'd be able to find in cans that you don't have down there. Golden Road brewery?
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    Re: We need camping for weekend 2

    Yes! We are driving in Thursday as well. Problem is I will be bringing a truck. We could squeeze you in to the back of the cab if you're fairly skinny. Or you could walk in and meet us? I'm not...
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    We need camping for weekend 2

    Sorry this is a repost because I forgot to mention which weekend in the title.

    My wife and I are looking for a place to camp. We got the wristbands but they were sold out of camping passes. Then...
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    Re: We need a space to camp

    Oh sorry, weekend 2. I will repost with a more descriptive title. Can the mods please delete this one? I don't see how I can do it on my own.
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    We need a space to camp

    My wife and I are looking for a place to camp. We got the wristbands but they were sold out of camping passes. Then work issues came up and I didn't think we'd even be able to go, so I didn't book...
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    Re: Will shuttle passes sell out?

    Cool thanks. Not being able to get a camping pass has made things very tricky.
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    Will shuttle passes sell out?

    Is this possible? I have tickets for Weekend 2. I couldn't get a camping pass so I'm looking at Shadow Hills RV park. It's 3 times the cost of camping on site, plus another 120 for 2 shuttle...
  15. Re: *** OFFICIAL *** Front Gate Tickets failure thread, 2014 edition

    Yeah, I know. It's just nice to be able to head back to the camp to grab some food, ice, some beer, etc. Maybe I'm just spoiled from having done it a few times now. I've been so busy working on...
  16. Re: Any weekend two car camping passes available? $$

    If I understand correctly, the camping passes aren't transferable. If you didn't buy one with your ticket, you can't get one. Unless you were able to trade your ticket with the person who bought...
  17. Re: *** OFFICIAL *** Front Gate Tickets failure thread, 2014 edition

    Seems kind of lame that they started before 10am. I was hitting that link every few seconds from about 9:57am and kept getting the same title page over and over again till about 10:10 when I figured...
  18. Thread: tUnE-yArDs

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    Re: tUnE-yArDs

    I didn't know much about them but listened to some Youtube clips and decided that I would either really love it, or find it highly annoying. It's some original shit, you can't deny that. I was...
  19. Thread: Death Grips

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    Re: Death Grips

    I appreciate their energy and I like the music, but I ended up walking. I just can't get into the vocals.
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    Re: Refused Reunion Speech + Rather Be Dead

    I was back near the sound booth and was really disappointed with the sound. I had my earplugs ready to go. Then they started playing and my wife and I looked at each other and wondered allowed if...
  21. Re: Dre, Florence, Shadow, Modeselektor - Sunday night clusterfuck...

    The Shadow set was great, although I was really surprised that there was barely anyone there. The tent wasn't even close to half full. I'm also a little surprised that when he was talking about his...
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    Re: Dear Radiohead

    I liked the set and I'm also in the camp of wanting to see more stuff from the Bends-Insomniac era. Especially when you see them perform the older songs. You can tell they really love to play the...
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    Re: Anyone run into someone that snunk in?

    We came back to our camp and saw 2 mounted police and 3 yellow shirts talking to a guy a few camps over. He didn't have a wrist band and they walked him out. I also saw more than a few people on...
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    Re: Narc-Chella 2012?

    NARC! See that's the thing, it's hard to say who's a NARC. Just because someone is really awkward and asking in a strange way doesn't mean they're a cop. We had 3 people walk into our site and ask...
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    Re: too many frat "bros"

    We had some frat boy camps around us. Lots of bad rapping along to their ipod and lots of comments about how they should have less "classic rock" at Coachella. They were fairly harmless and at...
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    Why all the confusion with security?

    Don't these idiots go through ANY training before the festival? After reading about all the problems with metal tent stakes not being allowed in for Weekend 1, I bought some plastic ones. The guy...
  27. Re: Scavenging new gear for your camp after the fest?

    An eazy up blew onto our tent Sunday night during the winds. I got out of my tent and collapsed it and set it on the ground and went back to sleep. When I got up in the morning I checked with all...
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    Re: The Shade Thread

    Maybe GV will start renting shade structures next year for 3000 since we might not be allowed to build our own anymore.
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    Re: How far did your canopy flew on Friday?

    Hopefully they sort things out for weekend 2.
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    Re: How far did your canopy flew on Friday?

    The thread on security has stories of peoples metal stakes being taken. Was this happening a lot? Did that account for some structures blowing away?
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    Re: The Shade Thread

    I got 6" bungees. Better to have more than you need in case your tarp comes up a little short. You can always wrap the extra around the pvc. My hut has 3 sections so I have 3 4' bungees. You need...
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    Re: Time of Arrival v. Camp Location

    You arrived around 2 on Friday or Thursday?
  33. Re: Time it takes to walk/run between all the different stages?

    Ok cool. Kind of a bummer, but I guess they don't have a choice? It would be nice to have a little more separation between the stages. Looking forward to weekend 2.
  34. Re: Time it takes to walk/run between all the different stages?

    I was there in 2010 but not last year. They expanded the grounds last year right? I read in a thread somewhere that they added 8 football fields worth of extra space. Does this mean the stages are...
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    Re: The Shade Thread

    Thanks. It's super easy to build and cost me around $100 to buy everything. It's called a Monkeyhut. It offers great shade and stands up to really high hinds without any problems. Its design is...
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    Re: The Shade Thread

    This is my Burning Man shade structure. I was thinking of setting this up. I'm just wondering about safety. I've read about people getting their camps robbed. I'm wondering if a nice shade...
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    Re: Is this considered a chair?

    I asked this earlier and was flamed for daring to bring a cushion to sit on. I'll be bringing one this year I think. They offer great back support for mid day relaxing in the shade. I can't...
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    Re: Making it back to LA on Monday before 11AM?

    I'd hate to be the rat in question after that ordeal. did he survive?
  39. Re: Are people going to "Register" their Wristband?

    Are people really winning anything? is there a list somewhere of what they've given away?
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    Re: Kinds of Beer???

    Bumping to see if we might have some decent beer selection this year since they are expanding the bars.
  41. Thread: Seats

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    Re: Seats

    Yeah, because being on your feet for 14 hours in blistering heat is the only way to experience a festival properly? Is this your first year at Coachella? Because when I go, lots of people are...
  42. Thread: Seats

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    Re: Seats

    No, it's not about the grass. I have a bad back and it offers nice back support. You can sit and actually lean back a bit, which you can't do if you're just sitting on your arse. When I'm at a...
  43. Re: Are people going to "Register" their Wristband?

    Will probably register mine closer to the date when I know for sure whether I can go or if I have to sell it. I'm glad to hear you can turn the facebook thing off. As far as tracking, I'm not sure...
  44. Thread: Seats

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    Seats

    I know we can't bring chairs in, but what about these things? I can't imagine they'd be a problem, but I don't recall seeing anyone using them the last few years either. It would definitely beat...
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    Re: Anyone taking curfew seriously?

    Quote Originally Posted by MondayBox View Post
    Yeah our neighbors had this going on:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS-iYWQPxw8


    Holy cow. I finally gave in and got camping passes to avoid the...
  46. Re: Instead of complaining about overcrowding...

    This is exactly what I don't like. And it's happening at Burning Man as well. The Rave culture is moving in and it's a pretty annoying group of people as far as I'm concerned. Generally oblivious...
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    Re: Gatecrashers...

    Were there actually fake tickets? I saw people at the gate with the print-out version of tickets being told they had already been used. You're just rolling the dice if you buy one of them from...
  48. Thread: chairs

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    chairs

    has anyone brought in these?
    http://www.ebags.com/product/kelty/camp-chair/147127?productid=10004719&color=Blue&sourceID=ADWPRODUCT

    I think to be considered a chair, it would have legs no? ...
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    Re: Coachella Deaths??????? any?

    Man, tell me about it. I'm watching Thom Yorke and there are 3 guys behind me trying to locate a friend. They were on a walkie talkie saying "SEAN, SEAN.... SEAN WE'RE BETWEEN THE LEFT AND CENTER...
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    Re: Bringing food and drinks into the venue

    It was this kind of stuff that pissed me off. They say no outside food, but then at the backpack search station, I see backpacks full of food that they wave right through.
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