I thought Coachella can do no wrong?
I thought Coachella can do no wrong?
Ron Paul 2012!
Death Cab for Cutie/Magik Magik Orchestra
some other bands
please stay the fuck away from our festival. go back to the shitty uk and bitch about glastonbury or someting
The people giving out about Coachella comparing it to a European festival are ridiculous.
Fair enough, it is custom to be allowed bring your own alcohol to all European festivals. But guess what? Your not in Europe when you go to Coachella! You are in America where rules and regulations are different to Europe and you have to respect that.
These rules were outlined on the website before you went and if you didn't do you're homework on the festival, that's your problem!
I don't necessarily agree with the way certain US promoters set up their festivals, particullary the alcohol and campsite rules and that's why I would pick carefully which fest I attend
As I said, if you don't research the festival and it's rules you have no right to complain about the way things are done
Weird how I met tonnes of people there who came from afar who "researched" it like me, and were shocked at the ridiculousness of it all when they got there. You ASSUME festivals are fun from where I come from, I ASSUMED Coachella would be somewhat laid back.
What can I say, I didn't do enough research, but there was very little unofficial info about this fest online. I like to hear both sides to a story, ya know? Constructive criticism, which I think the guy who started this thread did very well before he got flamed by a bunch of retards.
So take a chill pill and look up "freedom of speech" and get a fuckin grip.
End of my arse.
Originally Posted by Randy Marsh
wow this guy is still crying about how shitty coachella is?
i went to a shitty festival once. it sucked. i didnt go back. i also didnt spend weeks crying like a little bitch all over the festival forums. i guess i just have better things to do
Uh, you just replied to a post from 5/21 from someone who hasn't logged in since 5/21.
"That's what life is about. You gave it a shot and it didn't do it for you; so you won't be coming back. I've done many things I don't like but I don't complain about it. I just chalk it up to experience."
Hmm... actually I would like more people to complain about it so maybe these things could be fixed.
I with the original post 100%.
I hate going to these things and being searched like I'm a child by some low rent jackass that is going to confiscate drugs that they will get out of the trash and sell later.
Two years ago the line-up was so amazing, not going wasn't an option. Last year there were some great shows, but honestly with the freaking security people being douche bags, the lack of access to the campsite and the crappy water, beverage options among other things, I'm not sure it was worth it.
This year I'll probably go, but they better nail it with the bands, and make some serious progress toward improving things like crappy outdoor theater sound, lines at the water tables, sound bleed and access to the campground or this might be the last one for us.
What a fuckin cry baby!!! Do you pee standing up? I doubt it....You sit down and pee like a good little bitch. Stay your bitch ass away from Coachella if you don't like it. If you need beer to enjoy yourself, then you need some help, it's called AA. I'm sure they have AA in the UK or where ever the hell your from. I've met all kinds of people from all over the world and there is one thing I have learned, Europeans love to talk shit about the U.S, but they'll be the first ones booking flights to the U.S. . Fuckin two faced pussies. I have been going to Coachella for the past 8yrs....it's not perfect, but it's still here in the best country in the world....The United States of America!!!!! Fuck all you european bitches.
My major problem with Coachella, and this may be the only one, is the problem with getting people out at night. This has improved since my first in '05, but even last year it was a nightmare getting out of the parking areas. They need people stationed inside the parking areas after to control the amount of assholes who refuse to merge and take turns. It therefore turns into a complete circle jerk.
Problems with Coachella? I LOVE Coachella! Been there every year since Year One! You want problems? I'll give ya problems: Alice Cooper at the Cincinnati Gardens on his "Welcome to my Nightmare" tour, or The Who at Riverfront Colsieum in Cincy on December 9. Now, THOSE were problems. Coachella? No problems.
"All you kids wanna do is eat pills and dance around with your Aidz NeedleZ."
i was at this rave once. kind of near coachella actually. really neat venue. some art park of sorts. all was grand until about 4am when some speakers fell on some guy. then there were problems. never got to go to another party at that location. a shame really. i do hope that kid was ok though.
She added the phrase "meany head" to my profile.I hardly think I'm an attention whore.
1-5 i completly agree..espically the water situation, which they orginizers were taking a chance with this year...
Actually now that i think about it ..Did anyone notice that other than the desiginated water area's near the merch booth, beer garden ..etc.. There was no water to be found through out the festival.. In the past you could buy gatorade and lemon ice and water anywhere you walked but they were missing.. And @ one point i walked up to one of the vendors who was selling churros or something and i saw boxes of water behind him. I asked him why he wasnt selling them and the coachella orginizers were telling them they couldnt. They make lots of money of water sales... That thread teaches me two things..
a huge festival is expensive to put on, and every penny counts. Its still a business.
and secondly criticism shouldnt be looked at if its based on honest experiences. I think we all hold coachella to such a high standard. Its like talking shit about our mom or something. But lets not hate europeans, there the folks who have inspired this lovley festival to begin with..
there the folks who have inspired this lovley festival to begin with
I beg to differ. We had them by about 3-5 years and by 10 of thousands of people before the European fests got big ...... cr****
Bath was the brainchild of promoter Freddy Bannister and his wife Wendy Bannister , who had held the smaller Bath Festival Of Blues within Bath itself in 1969
The first Festival was held on the day after Jimi Hendrix died, over a two day period and before long “word had got around”. It was the Blues festival at the Bath & West Showground that had inspired Michael Eavis to begin a festival of his own although on a smaller scale.
Acts included: Marc Bolan, Keith Christmas, Stackridge, Al Stewart. Attendance: 1,500.
edit: I guess the Isle of Wight was an early european fest but by the time they had their first festival, I had gone to 3 US fests, all bigger, before it even happened.
My only problem I have ever stated I had with Coachella was no in and outs. problem fixed
Last edited by canexplain; 01-04-2010 at 06:56 PM.
Coachella Wk2 04/19-04/21
Dave Matthews Band 08/23-08/24
Bridge Benefit 10/???
I still support most changes coachella makes. Its usually for the better and its ever evolving.. Mostly for the better...
Coachella is about a million times more organized than I could have ever imagined it to be. these complaints are so fucking ludicrous
5/11/12 - Cloud Cult - El Rey // 5/23/13 & 5/24/13 - Boris - Echoplex // 6/7/13 + 6/8/13 - Jubilee Music Festival
6/9/13 - Devo/GZA - Natural History Museum // 6/11/13 - Bjork - Hollywood Bowl // 6/21/13-6/23/13 - Solid Sound Music Festival - MASS MOCA
You mean a board member named Drinkey McDrinkerstein doesn't have any problems with the way Coachella handles the beer gardens and the price of alcoholic drinks?! I don't believe it.
Fresh off his "JUICY AUSTRALIA TOUR"
Yup. Complainers go fuck yourselves and stay away from those of us that like having a good time.
The biggest problem with most of the complaints is because it is different......
Some people can't work out differences and their brains take a while to adjust.
Coachella IS restrictive but as has been said once you get your head round it, organise yourself properly, those restrictions can be a god send.
As for the beer gardens, they are great places to meet people and it is a wonderful feeling that bottle flying over can't be beer it can only be piss or water
Actually, it is always water........which proves that Coachella is infinitely more sanitary than ther fests, but for me that was part of the attraction, to the point I came 4 times from the UK.
And.............don't be typically HEW ESS HAY about the europeans and the states, that's the sort of thing means people won't come and expand YOUR experience, because you get to meet people from places you still can't find on a map
We're not becoming friends