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    Re: Outside Lands 2013

    Excellent Outside Lands. This is my second and I think I enjoyed each year's thoroughly for their own merits. Last year, I was more amazed by the weather & locale than the music. This year, the...
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    Re: Outside Lands 2013

    Went last year, but I here's a logistical question:

    Last year I took the shuttle, but this year I plan on getting there via the Fulton Bus and entering from 30th Ave.
    Some here have suggested...
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    Re: Best Frontman of 2012?

    Pelle was awesome and the clear winner here.
    Lead from Kasabian got everyone pumped and crazy
    Le Butcherettes female lead was nuts and got the crowd out of the early day doldrums
    Santiagold was...
  4. Re: Will they/should they push the 2 weekends back?

    Weekend One weather was the BEST. The cooler temps made it much easier to have energy to move between stages etc. Also one didnt have to think about one's hydration status all the time. Even Sunday...
  5. Re: Teleprompters - What acts use them and is this normal?

    What about those people who are up there doing sign language for all the lyrics and what's being said on stage. Could it be for them to read as well?
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    Re: Coachella 2012 Breaks Attendance Record

    Definitely more crowded than last year but not ridiculous like 2010 and 2006.
    Back to the point about GV selling 10K more tickets this year - now that they own the fields, maybe they'll expand the...
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    Re: Walking on Avenue 50..

    After nearly being killed biking last year because of poor signage and lighting outside the exit I gave up on biking to/from Indian Palms. this year, I used the shuttles and although it is a slow...
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    Re: Oberhofer

    Caught the end of their set. Great energy from the band. Not so much from the crowd. Not sure how it will go this weekend when it is 20 degrees hotter. Look forward to hearing more of their stuff in...
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    Re: How were the shuttles?

    First time doing shuttles after years of either walking or biking. Have to say it was awesome to sit back and cruise home, but the long ass walk to the shuttle pickup at the end of the night does...
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    Re: Pedestrian access--here's the thing

    The main reason I gave up on walking/biking from Indian Palms C.C. and took a hotel and shuttle pass instead. The setup for those of us walking or biking from nearby is just not safe or ideal. And...
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    Re: Le Butcherettes!

    Absolutely fantastic set. Not a lot of people there with Band of Skulls and Metronomy at the same time but I am so happy I chose her. She was excellent. The sound kicked ass and her crazy antics...
  12. Re: Who were the breakout and breakthrough bands of Weekend 1?

    Le Butcherettes
    Lead singer was amazing and up to some crazy antics. Definitely a must-see for anyone going the second weekend. Hopefully she gets a better time slot if they change things up a bit.
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    Re: Custom Set Time Templates

    Thanks Longshotjoe.
    One of the best uses of this forum yet. Appreciate your efforts. I've been using these for at least 4 years now. Hope to keep doing it for years to come.
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    Re: Red Hot Chili Peppers 2012 US Dates

    For those who saw their rooftop concert at Venice Beach last year on the boardwalk (7/30/11), at one point Kiedis said: "See you all at Coachella!"
    Now what that means I'm not sure. But their dates...
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    Re: GV, please open up 51st and Monroe to bikes

    Sounds shitty for bikers. Even if we can enter at 49th and Monroe via the pedestrian entrance it will be packed and not nearly as nice as the old 51st route. For a variety of reasons, we're skipping...
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    Re: Basement Jaxx!!

    This needs to happen for 2012. Bump.
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    Re: Basement Jaxx For 2012

    At a minimum they'd be Outdoor stage. Was there at the Hollywood Bowl show - one of the best shows I've ever seen. They would only end up in Mojave because of serious conflicts.

    BUMP!
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    Re: Pacific Festival: OC 2011

    How hot will it get there in Silverado in August?
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    Re: Lady Headliner

    Someone with Coachella poster knowledge remind me: when Amy Winehouse was "announced" and then bailed, was she she sub-headlining?
    And what about when Cocteau Twins announced for 2005 and then...
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    Re: Past Experiences Riding a Bike to Coachella?

    Biking rules but the access for bikes this year kinda sucked. Open up a bike lane on 51st why don't ya GV?
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    Re: Cage the Elephants set was EPIC

    Great set. 3rd time seeing them and they really brought it although I'll always be partial to my first experience at Coachella 2 years ago. I was expecting him to climb up higher at some point like...
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    Re: Basement Jaxx For 2012

    Wholeheartedly support this endeavor.
    And DJ sets suck. Make it Live Basement Jaxx!
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    Re: Your wristband fall off?

    They do not charge. They give you a new wristband no questions asked and simply transfer the RFID to the new wristband.
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    Re: the festival of disease & sin :-)

    Hilarious! My kids got a kick out of this post.
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    Re: GV, please open up 51st and Monroe to bikes

    Absolutely correct.
    Very unfriendly to bikers this year.

    51st has no vehicle traffic since the parking lots don't exit there. The parking lots are much more dangerous for bikers to bike through...
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    Re: Are there bastards out and about?

    Scalpers are at the exits at the end of the night paying approx $100 per day to buy your wristband from you if you are not coming the next day. Clearly they must be selling them off who get them...
  27. Re: Man robbed of wristband to Coachella Music Festival

    Broken wristbands are fixed no questions asked by the white customer service tent without even a scan of the RFID. The thieves can walk in from the parking lots straight to the tent by holding the...
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    Re: Gate Crasher Fails 2011

    Saw three people make it thru without being caught Saturday about 7.15pm.
    NO ONE cheered for the crashers and there were some feeble attempts by festival goers to stop them. Sounds like most are...
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    Re: Big Audio Dynamite

    One of the Saturday highlights for me. Great to see Mick do those songs as opposed to the mediocre Carbon/Silicon stuff from a few years ago. Lots of folks came from the Mumford show as they...
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    Re: ImprovementChella

    By the way, i think Cage the Elephant was awesome. Lots of people seemed to be surprised by their behavior, but these guys have been nutso for awhile. Great to see a band that started out with a...
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    Re: ImprovementChella

    Disagree. I have had no less than a dozen fulfilling conversations with random cool folks in two days. In fact, because of the chill vibe in most areas due to the extra space, I think people are...
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    Re: ImprovementChella

    By far one of the best organized Coachella's I've had the pleasure of attending. The musical talent may not have matched some of the epic weekends of the past however, it is logistically vastly...
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    Re: Renting house? How much did you pay?

    7th Coachella this year, 4th time renting in Indian Palms. Prior years 2-3 bedrooms 2 bath houses were about $800-900 for the four nights. This year, got a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath for $1000 for the...
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    Re: SOLD OUT

    just bought my passes. damn. had to buy the passes with the shuttle passes even though i'm renting right nearby. stupid. :-( that is .. i guess .. I'M STUPID.

    i still think the tacking on...
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    Re: What Will Capacity Be?

    Truthfully, this just sickens me. Of course GV (&Indio) have a right to do this and spectators have a right to squeeze themselves in however they like to. But you gotta wonder - could be worth it...
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    Re: Layaway @ Noon Today

    i usually buy my tix from the glass house. the layaway page prompts some questions (i've searched but haven't seen answers to these anywhere):

    1)
    "This year, to help protect against fraud, all...
  37. Re: List of Boardmembers DEFINITELY returning next year when overcrowding isnt addres

    will definitely make it for 2011.
    the music as always ruled and once prepared for the mess,
    we thoroughly enjoyed 2010.
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    Re: MUTEMATH - A must see

    one of the best performances of the weekend by far.
    definitely one of the reasons i will keep going to coachella - discovering bands like this.
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    Re: Post Your Custom Set Time Templates

    Bump.

    By far the most useful thread EVER.

    Thanks all for your work - and especially Joe & 4Ransom.
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    Re: Did you ride your bike?

    I just don't get why Coachella has yet to become bike friendly.
    Anyways, this will be our first time biking it to Coachella (from Indian Palms).
    Two concerns:
    1) the possibility of having our...
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    Re: Does Coachella bring out the Artists' best?

    Cage the Elephant Friday 2pm 2009

    Bloody rocked last year, but seeing them at the El Rey in the fall impressed me even more.
    I think the main difference is that the crowd often will be much more...
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    Re: MUTEMATH - A must see

    bump

    Have really been enjoying "Armistice". Looking forward to them. For those interested, their Myspace page has them performing at 3pm:

    http://www.myspace.com/mutemath

    will have to see...
  43. Re: Craigslist Tickets: How can I confirm validity?

    And it happened at almost every U2 360 concert in 2009 .. including RoseBowl where literally hundreds got screwed by craigslist sales.

    Now - if this were the week before the fest and it wasn't...
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    Re: Box Wine Recommendations? Got Any?

    Actually,

    http://prime.premiergroup.net/

    has more than other sites.
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    Re: Box Wine Recommendations? Got Any?

    As someone who recently had to purchase and consume a large quantity of boxed wine (smuggled into a DRY country via my luggage), I hope that I can shed some light on the question at hand. The stuff...
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    Re: No single-day tickets?

    True enough. Sensible post. Maybe it's time my sister and I camped again. Back to the roots.

    I have to read thru the FAQ again, but could you actually stash your booze/food/water in your...
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    Re: No single-day tickets?

    Definitely. My whole household is sad this week. Thanks GV.
    Now, to find another acceptable festival I can take them to.
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    Re: No single-day tickets?

    Here is the question:

    If you show up Saturday, do you pay for all three days?
    If you show up Sunday, do you pay for all three days?
    Nothing in the FAQ indicates that it will be prorated if you...
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    Re: No single-day tickets?

    Agree with you on the scalpers and also on people splitting a wristband - however, why force people to do this GV? I know I know - so only REAL festival fans come for all three days, but hey -...
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    Re: No single-day tickets?

    Will it? Actually it might make it worse. Presumably the 3day ticket is just ONE ticket which can easily be faked. And suckers will always be around.

    There could be a raging industry on...
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