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  • Portishead

    20 15.27%
  • Prince

    57 43.51%
  • Aphex Twin

    27 20.61%
  • Kraftwerk

    9 6.87%
  • Roger Waters

    14 10.69%
  • other

    4 3.05%
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    Default Who is Coachella's most "valuable" act this year?

    Portishead: First US show in who knows how long, and no word yet about any US dates.

    Prince: Legendary superstar, rarely does shows, and his shows cost a fortune. Definitely an extremely awesome headliner.

    Aphex Twin: Just how often does one of the most legendary IDM artists play the states? And his only US festival appearance this year.

    Kraftwerk: Along with Eno and Tangerine Dream, they are pioneers in the world of electronic music. Only doing a handful of shows this summer, and at their age, who knows how much longer they will be around.

    Roger Waters: With all the rumors going on about some sweet production, and as a member of one of the most influential bands of all time, will he bring something to the desert that no one has ever seen before?

    or did I leave out the most valuable act?

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    Aphex, fuck Prince.
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    Dark Side of the Moon is one of my favorite albums ever, so... Roger Waters. But everything else is splendid.
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    I voted Portishead. I go to Coachella because it's Coachella, not for the acts, but if Portishead hadn't been on the original lineup, I don't know if I would've sprung for tickets. The next 2 biggest value acts, Prince and Aphex, were late adds. Waters will be epic, especially in this setting with insane production, but doesn't trigger the same excitement as the other 3 acts. Kraftwerk is not as big of a deal since they've done Coachella before.

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    I agree. i love aphex. i was so happy about that. and personally modeselektor. who was originally on friday. andi bought a 3 day pass pretty quick, so thats 1 person.
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    prince sold it for me. ive seen waters on the dsotm tour. i could never afford a prince ticket, nor do i go to arena shows. prince and waters are on the same level, but waters is a festival type, prince aint. edge to prince in this case.
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    why wasnt the OTHER headliner included???

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    Damn looking at all this just makes me think this is the best coach ever. Two of the best shows I've ever been to were Roger Waters and Prince, and I know all the others on that list will rock.
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    This is truly what saved coach'08. The Prince add.
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    I was fine with the original lineup then they announced aphex and I ran around the house for an hour screaming, and now Prince. Coachella 08 is the best one ever can't wait to see what they do for the tenth anniversary.
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    There are other acts I want to see more, but I think Prince is most valuable. Biggest name at the festival, his first US festival appearance ever, legend, etc. He alone probably would move the most tickets of all of the performers, as well.
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    im' almost afraid of the tenth anniversary. I'm afraid that people are going to think this coachella has set the bar for future coachella's, and that next year's wont live up to all the hype. i can see alot of people being disappointed in next years lineup, mainly saying "man last years was soooo much better".

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    Quote Originally Posted by betao View Post
    im' almost afraid of the tenth anniversary. I'm afraid that people are going to think this coachella has set the bar for future coachella's, and that next year's wont live up to all the hype. i can see alot of people being disappointed in next years lineup, mainly saying "man last years was soooo much better".
    I thought the exact same thing.
    Gotta remember how pissy pple were at this years lineup.
    They did raise the bar. I thought aphex was the big surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by betao View Post
    im' almost afraid of the tenth anniversary. I'm afraid that people are going to think this coachella has set the bar for future coachella's, and that next year's wont live up to all the hype. i can see alot of people being disappointed in next years lineup, mainly saying "man last years was soooo much better".
    What did we just witness today? No one thought this year could top last year's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gratytrainridesagain View Post
    What did we just witness today? No one thought this year could top last year's.
    Yeah but that doesnt mean its always going to happen. How often do major names like Aphex Twin and Prince get added to the lineup

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    Quote Originally Posted by betao View Post
    Yeah but that doesnt mean its always going to happen. How often do major names like Aphex Twin and Prince get added to the lineup
    Oh I don't know 2 years ago maybe or is Madonna, Massive Attack, and Daft Punk not good enough?
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    Default Re: Who is Coachella's most "valuable" act this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by gratytrainridesagain View Post
    Oh I don't know 2 years ago maybe or is Madonna, Massive Attack, and Daft Punk not good enough?

    Ahem....and....uh, Tool?
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    Default Re: Who is Coachella's most "valuable" act this year?

    Prince is cool. only really got into his early stuff though.
    Roger Waters...ehhh. David Gilmour would peak my interest more but I will catch RW's show.
    Have already seen Kraftwerk and thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Aphex Twin I will definitely want to check out.
    But it is Portishead that I have been dreaming about.
    All in all this is going to be quite an event!!

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    Default Re: Who is Coachella's most "valuable" act this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by coldstart View Post
    Ahem....and....uh, Tool?
    I was just referring to late adds.
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    prince

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    Kraftwerk


    For obvious reasons:

    They are the godfathers of electronic music and living music history. Not to mention that they are kinda unpredictable: You never know if you will ever have the chance to see them again AND Im a huge fan

    If I had a second vote I would go for Prince

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    Default Re: Who is Coachella's most "valuable" act this year?

    this post is going in before i've voted or looked at the results. i'll say prince by a landslide.
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    duh.
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    Default Re: Who is Coachella's most "valuable" act this year?

    Obviously Prince is literally the most valuable. I voted Portishead because I've wanted to see them for 12 years and will probably not get another opportunity. I'm amped for Aphex but he could be dissapointing. Roger Waters would be more "valuable" if he hadn't already been touring Dark Side so extensively. Kraftwerk played a few years ago (still can't wait!!)

    I would put Goldfrapp and Mum in that 'other' category because they are pretty damn rare opportunities.
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    hey tonywonder......KIDS IN THE HALL????
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    hey tonywonder......KIDS IN THE HALL????
    Yeah, I'm seeing them live the night before I leave for Coachella. Always a great show...thought I'd sport a Grivo avatar.

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    07/01 Slow Magic - Le Batofar
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    yeah you know what, I immediately googled tourdates and theyre gonna be around me in late may! i've never had the oportunity to see them, so i'm fucking excited, for some reason I always think they don't get along, then every so often they go on a tour or something

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    edit: whoa, tickets are expensive
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    yeah you know what, I immediately googled tourdates and theyre gonna be around me in late may! i've never had the oportunity to see them, so i'm fucking excited, for some reason I always think they don't get along, then every so often they go on a tour or something

    I'M CRUSHING YOUR HEAD!
    You should go...who knows if they will ever tour again as the full group as there is def a little friction there. If you're a fan, you'll love it.

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    10/03 Shonen Knife - Red 7
    09/12 GvsB IV w/Panda Bear, SOPHIE, DOSS, Ejecta - Granada Theater
    11/7,8,9 Fun Fun Fun - Auditorium Shores
    11/12 The Horrors - The Parish
    11/23 Caribou, Jessy Lanza - The Mohawk

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    Quote Originally Posted by gratytrainridesagain View Post
    Oh I don't know 2 years ago maybe or is Madonna, Massive Attack, and Daft Punk not good enough?
    I was referring to "how often does it happen". OK, it happened in 2006. And 2008. Thats 2 out of 8 Coachellas. That is not very often.

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    PRINCE
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