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    I knew it was a bad sign Friday night when I saw a small cadre of folks huddled around the circuitry of the tesla coils, scratching their heads, probing with a multimeter, and eventually whipping out the soldering iron. I wrote it off for Friday, but never figured it would be out of commission for all three days. Or did I just have really terrible luck and it was never going? The fact that there never seemed to be a crowd surrounding it seemed to indicate that no, it never did work all weekend.

    This was an amazing year at Coachella, probably my favorite so far show wise. But boy did it feel a little empty with that glorious hum and crackle.

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    Default Re: No go on the Tesla coils?

    I shot a video of it, it was working, there's times where they don't use it.

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    They had it going after waters on Sunday.
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    Tesla Coils were going all day on Sunday.
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    I only saw them on Sunday. And I practically choked on my lemonade when they started up. I had been waiting all weekend telling my boyfriend how cool they were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blinken View Post
    They had it going after waters on Sunday.
    What made me laugh was the crowd applauding after the Tesla Coils finished every "set." I was thinking "you know, they can't hear you -- they're just metal"

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    Default Re: No go on the Tesla coils?

    They never had it going like it should where the sparks actually joined together.

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    Wow, I guess I was just horribly unlucky. Both Saturday and Sunday, I was pretty much moving from stage-to-stage constantly as there were tons of acts I wanted to see, so I didn't have a chance to stop and wait. But in the past I've always ended up catching the coils at some point. So either I got really unlucky or perhaps they weren't running them as frequently as in the past (I missed last year's festival, so I've never seen the dual-coil setup).

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    I only saw it working once, I think friday night

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    here's some footage I got of them:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xKAT_ZbFww
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecapataz View Post
    They never had it going like it should where the sparks actually joined together.
    Yea, it was like they were avoiding each other. I saw it twice on Friday and once on Sunday. I was too busy Saturday to care, I think.

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    It wasn't going on saturday. Prince has a phobia of fire, and he requested they not be alive.
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    the tesla coils SCARED THE LIVING SHIT out of me!

    i had a good trip going off shrooms liquor and weed...

    then these fucking LIGHTNING BOLTS start jumping around making a shit load of noise...

    it was pretty fucking trippy...

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    I never saw them going. I thought they weren't working either. Damn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiceArthur32 View Post
    the tesla coils SCARED THE LIVING SHIT out of me!

    i had a good trip going off shrooms liquor and weed...

    then these fucking LIGHTNING BOLTS start jumping around making a shit load of noise...

    it was pretty fucking trippy...

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    I saw them all weekend.
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    Default Re: No go on the Tesla coils?

    saw them friday, was there with someone whos never been before so we checked them out. i'm always fascinated by them but something didnt seem right this time. usually they do something new and crazy with them each year but this seemed like a step backwards

    the only other time i saw them working was saturday

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    i saw the coils working just fine.
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    I have video of them working delightfully...
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    We were standing next to it right before Portishead, they were working on it. Glad they had it up on Sunday.

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    I didn't see them going this year. I was disappointed.

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