View Poll Results: Who is Coachella's most "valuable" act this year?

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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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    Portishead is pretty rare, but they have toured here before and all that. Same with Prince, the guy is american, he should have played a crap load of shows over his career here... Aphex Twin? now thats rare....
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    i'm glad that nobody has voted "other" so far.

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    Hard choices...very hard. But Portishead has got to be it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jigsaw View Post
    That's the dude from Shalamar.

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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".
    Especially after all the bitching when this years lineup was announced. This whole board was going down in flames. Man people were fucking angry. Long long rants. Funny ass shit looking back at it. I fucking loved it from day one but holy shit look how many orgasms took place when Prince was announced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    Especially after all the bitching when this years lineup was announced. This whole board was going down in flames. Man people were fucking angry. Long long rants. Funny ass shit looking back at it. I fucking loved it from day one but holy shit look how many orgasms took place when Prince was announced.
    I think alot of it had to do with Jack Johnson topping the bill. Seriously, that came from nowhere. But little did we know that he would consume nearly all of the US festival market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    but holy shit look how many orgasms took place when Prince was announced.
    only 10k on the solo at the polo club alone, lol

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    There aren't nearly enough Prince Avatars around the boards these days...

    PORTISHEAD PORTISHEAD PORTISHEAD PORTISHEAD PORTISHEAD PORTISHEAD
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    portishead and aphex are what i really do want to see, prince right up there but not = to. have to say that "third" was personally disappointing. my opinion only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clecirclecir@juno.com View Post
    portishead and aphex are what i really do want to see, prince right up there but not = to. have to say that "third" was personally disappointing. my opinion only.
    give it another listen. I did and now i really like it.

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    PRINCE!
    <<we meet people for a reason, and they make our lives richer.. whether we get to keep them or not..>>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixiessp View Post
    give it another listen. I did and now i really like it.
    after second listen, still no like. i actually would like to like it. too many songs just sound annoying to me. i love the S/T and Dummy.
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    ENTER SHIKARI!!!

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    i would have to go with raconteurs or an extreme unknown - kinda like gogol or wolfmother were past 'chelllas. such serious dra ma i leave to venture out for this fest for six of the past ocho. i still cant belove prince is out there this year... gotta start a next year wish list... keep the peace,c

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldstart View Post
    Ahem....and....uh, Tool?
    and most importantly DEPECHE MODE! I can't believe people overlook them being @ Coachella.

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    personally, I voted for waters. I ALMOST clicked on Prince, but I decided to vote for the underdog before I knew what the results were. Man, everyone went with my first instinct! I heard Purps got 4.5 mill... if by "most valuable" you mean most expensive I doubt anyone else is making that much, Waters included.

    However, I voted for Rog because >>>

    A) he was announced earlier in the lineup, generating perhaps more ticket sales than the announcement of Prince. I think there were a lot of people who were not feeling the heavy electro lineup this year (fools), but they see Dark Side and they're like, "oookay, I guess I'll spend 350."

    B) While Prince is super sick live, and he DEFINITELY pulls more puss than Rog, I'd rather be tripping to Breathe than making out to Purple Rain...

    C) Rog has a larger, more popular body of work that spans a wider breadth of time and genre.

    my two cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldstart View Post
    Aphex, fuck Prince.
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    Prince is so god damn exclusive how could you not vote for him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memorial_07 View Post
    Prince is so god damn exclusive how could you not vote for him
    i agree.

    i don't see how anyone else on the board really compares...

    yeah portishead and aphex twin are both near impossible to see these days but just based on popular appeal they don't even hold a candle to prince.

    roger waters has already done his dark side of the moon for a while so he isn't really as exciting as he would be if it was his first time doing it.

    i think its pretty obvious in terms of bringing in 'new' coachella goers prince has to most definitely take the cake.

    but it is fun to think about the fact that portishead and aphex twin may never play the states again...not fun but makes me feel special and tingly inside.

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    Kraftwerk is the main reason I'm going. I paid $1000 to see them at Coachella 2004; they are THAT important to me!!!

    So far, they are only playing four shows this year, with Coachella 2008 included.

    This is only the fourth time that they have toured the US since 1981!

    So with that said, it's obviously much more of a rarity to see them!

    In addition to that, they don't release much new music these days, so whenever they are around, THE FANS GO APESHIT to try and make it to a show.


    Now, with Prince added, this is truly a dream come true. I have been a fan of his since I was a kid, and I've never seen him live before. So this will definitely be a night to remember.

    So, if I had to compare the two, Kraftwerk is hands down the most valuable act, but 95% of the attendees wouldn't know about it unless they were familiar with their history. Plus, Kraftwerk have always had a larger European, South American and Japanese following.

    Here in the US, they are more of a cult act.

    I'm just really suprised that the tickets prices haven't been gouged too high yet, like they were in 2004.
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    Quote Originally Posted by electrokinesis View Post
    So, if I had to compare the two, Kraftwerk is hands down the most valuable act, but 95% of the attendees wouldn't know about it unless they were familiar with their history. Plus, Kraftwerk have always had a larger European, South American and Japanese following.

    you contradicted yourself pretty radically there buddy.

    kraftwerk may be the most important to you but in real life, to the majority of people, the 95% you reference in your thread it is Prince. and anyways isn't kraftwerk playing another festival this summer?

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    Jupiter's Rings.

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