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    In 2004, I saw Phantom Planet instead of Kraftwerk. I also should have seen Scissor Sisters instead of Tool in '06.

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    Last year was my first year, and i almost went in 2006. I didn't really have the money, and didn't recognize most of the names so i decieded to save my money. In hindsight i should have gone. I now know that it really doesn't matter if i only recognize 20% of the names the first time i look at the poster, because i get to discover new music. I was stupid.
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    been going since 2002 and in all those time slots the only regret I have was missing Daft Punk. Granted I was sick the entire festival that year, but still, I shoulda stuck it out.

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    Not going in 05 when I did have the money, but didn't wanna go solo
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    I missed Lupe Fiasco because a friend lost his sunday ticket. left it sitting in the grass. We had to search for someone who was selling one. I got a second chance though I'm going to see him soon.

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    Default Re: Coachella vets: Whats your biggest regret?

    -missing Kraftwerk in 2004
    -attempting to see Madonna instead of hauling ass to outdoor immediately after YYYs for Mogwai
    -attempting to see Ladytron in 2006 (lost my good main stage spot)
    -not seeing The Chemical Brothers in 2005
    -wasting time watching Bright Eyes in 2005
    -getting my phone stolen last year
    -camping out to get up front for Air and then having to leave 10 minutes into their set from exhaustion
    -having to give up my spot against the back rail for Daft Punk during "One More Time" because I was dehydrated and blacking out. apparently my magic cookie had enough "magic" for four or more frequent users

    Leaving LCD a few minutes early is a bit of a regret, but unavoidable. Damn diarrhea.
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    not really catching depeche mode

    not securing a front spot for franz ferdinand

    umm, trying to see madonna at all
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    My biggest regret was not going in 06. I didn't go in 2005 because I wasn't feeling the lineup. I debated going in 06 but waited too long to buy my tickets and they were sold out by the time I had the money to go. So therefore I wound up missing Daft Punk.

    My only other regret was wasting any time at Happy Mondays before going over to the Teddybears last year.

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    I am a dumbass for not going in 2004, 2005, and 2006 just because my friends didn't want to go. Especially since in 2004, a coworker was ready to drive down with me. Only regrets last year are that I stayed in the campgrounds kind of late each day instead of checking out the earlier sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    not really catching depeche mode

    not securing a front spot for franz ferdinand

    umm, trying to see madonna at all
    Depeche mode had some sound issues so you could have been disappointed at there performance, i had a good time, but dont be too sad
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    i was taking a nap in that shaded patch that was in front of the main stage, when i woke, depeche were playing, thats why i sorta caught them, i remember liking it but i was groggy

    the same issue for franz, i woke and they were abotu to start! i couldnt work my way through!
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    Not being there from the beginning!!! All though I may be considered a Vet...seeing how I started going faithfully in 04 I'd say I'm more of a sophmore/junior...but still a vet none the less!!!

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    Default Re: Coachella vets: Whats your biggest regret?

    - Leaving Daft Punk when my buddy said he wanted to get some food.
    - Witnessing the train wreck that was Happy Mondays.
    - Going to see The Nightwatchman vs. whoever the hell he was on against. Travis maybe ?
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    the nightwatchman is so cheesy
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkO View Post
    - Going to see The Nightwatchman vs. whoever the hell he was on against. Travis maybe ?

    Travis, new pornographers, MSTRKRFT, peter bjorn & john... I think any of those would have been a better choice!

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    I really dont have any regrets fortunately...Ive always tried to reason out my situation when it came to musical options and never had trouble splitting sets up. Allowed me to catch everything I needed to.
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    Default Re: Coachella vets: Whats your biggest regret?

    Missing the Avett Brothers in 07.
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    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    Default Re: Coachella vets: Whats your biggest regret?

    not going in 06 is my regret. also last year missing alot of the rapture and gogol bordello.

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    Collapsing out of exhaustion, rather than going to see Gogol Bordello, as I had planned to do all day. In my defense, I didn't not expect to dance my fucking ass off at Stephen Marley as I did earlier in the day when the sun was at its peak.

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    Missing MMJ for Ladytron.
    Missing Sigur Ros for Ladytron.
    Missing The Decembrists.
    Watching Sleater-Kinney
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    Quote Originally Posted by theburiedlife View Post
    Missing MMJ for Ladytron.
    Missing Sigur Ros for Ladytron.
    Missing The Decembrists.
    Watching Sleater-Kinney
    you know if a set is bad you can always walk away...listen to reason!
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    I missed Jarvis Cocker as well as the Decemberists last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    Travis, new pornographers, MSTRKRFT, peter bjorn & john... I think any of those would have been a better choice!
    I wish I had gone to New Pornographers. I saw a little bit of Travis, Nightwatchman and Peter, Bjorn and John. Totally dissapointed by PB and J. MSTRKRFT was awesome but some chick puked at our feet so me and the group I was with left. Travis was pretty good.

    Edit: Jarvis Cocker was awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnypark View Post
    I missed Jarvis Cocker as well as the Decemberists last year.
    jarvis was ok, musically good but I wasnt that into every song he played.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicifyouwantit View Post
    you know if a set is bad you can always walk away...listen to reason!
    I can't if I'm threatened with crucifixion by my friend if I leave Ladytron, who were dismal live.
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    Another regret is that I didn't start going until last year.
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    Only going one day in 2004 picking the Cure over Kraftwerk
    Only seeing part of Lucent Dossier's 2006 show
    Waiting for Air to play in 2007 because they were so good in 2005 (dod I get the years right?)
    Not going before 2004 because I was too much of a arrogant aging punk rocker who didn't "do festivals" - especially in the desert - heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnypolite View Post
    In 2004, I saw Phantom Planet instead of Kraftwerk. I also should have seen Scissor Sisters instead of Tool in '06.
    YOur choice was Califoooooornniiiiaaaaaa or Radioactivity. you clearly failed.
    Also Scissor Sisters were my favorite act of that year.

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    I lost count of time and missed TOSCA Fuck!

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