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    Don't know if there's already a thread about this, couldn't find one. So don't kill me if this already exists. Here's my top 10 sets I've seen at Coachella.

    1) Daft Punk 06 (duh)
    2) Roger Waters 08 (Surround sound, flying pigs, Dark Side = epic!!)
    3) Radiohead 04 (Favorite band comes through in the clutch)
    4) Tool 99 (Got it all started, what a setlist!!)
    5) Arcade Fire 05 (Introduced me to one of my now favorite live acts)
    6) RATM 07 ( the crowd exploded, what a show!!)
    7) Portishead 08 (Had never seen them live, face officially melted)
    8) Prince 08 (Co-ah-chella I am here!!)
    9) LCD Soundsystem 07 (The sahara was bouncing)
    10) My Bloody Valentine (My ears still hurt)

    Runners Up- Good the bad and the queen 07, Cure 09, Pixies 04, Beck 99
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    I've only been to this year's.....Bloody Beetroots, MBV, Buraka Som Sistema, Leonard Cohen were top notch
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    only been since 06 so I'll do 5

    1. Daft Punk
    2. Portishead
    3. Waters
    4. Arcade Fire
    5. McCartney/RATM tie

    honorable sahara mention: Justice 08 (I had never heard of them, I was still trippin after waters, and I've never seen a crowd so thick.)

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    1.) RATM 07
    2.) DP
    3.) MSTRKRFT 07
    4.)Infected Mushroom 07

    Those are just off the top of my head.
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    since 07:

    1. Rage Against The Machine - 07
    2. Portishead - 08
    3. Prince - 08
    4. Roger Waters - 08
    5. Paul McCartney - 09
    6. Arcade Fire - 07
    7. Kraftwerk - 08
    8. Ghostland Observatory - 09
    9. My Morning Jacket - 08
    10. My Bloody Valentine - 09
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    Quote Originally Posted by juloxx View Post
    1.) RATM 07
    2.) DP
    3.) MSTRKRFT 07
    4.)Infected Mushroom 07

    Those are just off the top of my head.
    didnt rage conflict with infected mushroom in 07? i remember being pissed i couldn't see both....
    My entire universe exploded right in front of me, and all I could do was laugh about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura owns you View Post
    didnt rage conflict with infected mushroom in 07? i remember being pissed i couldn't see both....
    yes. I was wondering how he had both on his list...

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    Since 06 IMO:

    1. Paul McCartney 09
    2. Portishead 08
    3. Daft Punk 06
    4. Roger Waters 08
    5. My Bloody Valentine 09
    6. Arcade Fire 07
    7. LCD Soundsystem 07
    8. Bjork 07
    9. The National 08
    10. Sigur Ros 06

    HM: Leonard Cohen 09, The Cure 09, Depeche Mode 06, Prince 08, Bloody Beetroots 09

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    of the 5 years I've been (since 05) and sets I actually saw (so sorry, no Portishead!!!!):

    1. Paul McCartney (09)
    2. Daft Punk (06)
    3. Roger Waters (08)
    4. Prince (08)
    5. Arcade Fire (07)
    6. Massive Attack (06)
    7. Fatboy Sliim (08)
    8. My Bloody Valentine (09)
    9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs (06)
    10. Calexico (09)

    honorable mentions: RATM (07) - isn't as good now as it was 5 mins after it ended, Aphex Twin (08), Kraftwerk (08) - if I had gone in 2004, then that (along with Pixies and prob Radiohead) would have made the list, Michael Mayer (06), the Orb (09), Chem Bros (09).

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    since 04 but missed 08 ( pregnant boooo )


    1. Radiohead
    2. Pixies
    3. Amanda Palmer
    4. Depeche Mode
    5. The Cure (09)
    6. RATM
    7. Placebo
    8. Bjork (07)
    9. Sonic Youth
    10. Ghostland Observatory
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    Coachella: 04, 05, 06, 07, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13

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    Default Re: Top 10 Coachella Sets Of All Time

    Let's see, since 2004...
    1. Duh...Daft Punk 2006!
    2. Roger Waters 2008
    3. Prince 2008
    4. Prodigy 2005
    5. Bloody Beetroots 2009
    6. Crystal Method 2009
    7. Ghostland Observatory 2009
    8. Fatboy Slim 2008
    9. Chemical Brothers 2005
    10. Appreciative Mention for All of 2004...
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    I've been going since 05

    1) Daft Punk 06
    2)The verve 08
    3)Prince 08
    4)Nine Inch Nail 05
    5)The Cure 09
    6)Sir Paul 09
    7)Chemical brothes 05
    8)Aesop rock 05
    9)Atmosphere 06
    10)Gogol Bordello 08
    11)MGMT 08 (first music festival appearence)
    12)arcade fire 05 ( i didn't watch it all or remeber about it too much or would be 2nd but from what i saw was amazing and i didn't know who they were but 07 was awesome but this is why i like them)


    I was kinda piss off at prodigy for spiting water on people in 05
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    1. Rage Against the Machine/Tool (99)
    2. Paul McCartney (09)
    3. Gogol Bordello (07)
    4. White Stripes (03)
    5. Iggy and the Stooges (03)
    6. Radiohead (04)
    7. Rage Against the Machine (07)
    8. Kraftwerk (08)
    9. Peeping Tom (07)
    10. Fantomas (05)

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    since 07...

    1. Portishead (08)
    2. Prince (08)
    3. Paul McCartney (09)
    4. Leonard Cohen (09)
    5. Roger Waters (08)
    6. Gogol Bordello (07)
    7. My Bloody Valentine (09)
    8. LCD Soundsystem (07)
    9. Aphex Twin (08)
    10. Devendra Banhart (09)
    4/19-4/21 Coachella
    5/25 Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Teebs @ The Fox Theatre
    5/29 Tame Impala @ The Fox Theatre
    ??? Bjork @ The Craneway Pavilion

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    Quote Originally Posted by attila the honey View Post
    since 04 but missed 08 (pregnant boooo)
    yeah, booooo to pregnancy, ha! damn kids..

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    i attended all of 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2009. i attended for a few hours on saturday in 2008 before having to leave. the order changes based on my mood, lol. and some of these were good performances based on my expectations & my experience, not necessarily that it was the artist's best performance ever. the cure for example was my favourite because it's the entire reason i first went to coachella and they also played my boyfriend at the time & i's song (close to me) and they never played it live so that was freaking awesome.

    1. the cure - mainstage - coachella 2004
    2. air - mainstage - coachella 2004
    3. coldcut - mohave tent i think - coachella 2006
    4. daft punk - sahara - coachella 2006
    5. roni size reprazent - outdoor theatre - coachella 2009
    6. sigur ros - mainstage - coachella 2006
    7. nine inch nails - mainstage - coachella 2005
    8. the chemical bros. - sahara tent - coachella 2006
    9. the pixies - mainstage - coachella 200r4
    10. broken social scene - outdoor theatre - coachella 2004


    omg i can't believe i forgot the pixies the first time around. i traded them for dj marky in 2005. it was a great set, but the pixies were better!!!
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    Default Re: Top 10 Coachella Sets Of All Time

    Been to 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2009.

    1) Daft Punk 06
    2) McCartney 09
    2) Air 04
    3) Nine Inch Nails 05
    4) Kraftwerk 04
    5) Throbbing Gristle 09
    6) Flaming Lips 04
    7) Wilco 05
    8) My Bloody Valentine 09
    9) Pixies 04
    10) Tool 06

    Honorable mention goes to The Fiery Furnaces 05 and Deerhoof 06

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura owns you View Post
    didnt rage conflict with infected mushroom in 07? i remember being pissed i couldn't see both....
    They did, I ran back and forth. IM killed it though. I am pissed though, because IM plays so much (i didnt know that at the time though) and it was really stupid for me to even leave Rage for a minute (their sound system was fucked up for a lil, so thats my excuse) but Infected did an amazing set.
    G-funk acquired, thank you Coachella

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    You know a festival is in the process of dying when you start to see sports jerseys there....

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    1. White Stripes 2003
    2. Daft Punk 2006
    3. Bauhaus 2005
    4. Arcade Fire 2005
    5. Flaming Lips 2004
    6. Jesus and Mary Chain 2007
    7. Whirlwind Heat 2003
    8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs 2006
    9. Roger Waters 2008
    10. Air 2004

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    Arcade Fire 2005
    Sigur Ros 2001
    Belle & Sebastian 2002
    Prodigy 2002
    Elbow 2002
    Gogol Bordello 2007
    Polyphonic Spree 2003
    Yea Yeah Yeahs 2006
    Air 2004
    Beck 1999

    Honorable Mentions: Daft Punk 2006, Radiohead 2004, Mars Volta 2002 (although it was really short, and they suck now), Chem Brothers 1999, Libertines 2003, Fischerspooner 2003, Underworld 2003, Tool 1999, MIA 2005
    '99-'11...

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    1. Roger Waters
    2. Kraftwerk -> Portishead -> Prince (have never stayed in the same place for that long)
    3. Daft Punk
    4. Aphex Twin
    5. Air (04)
    6. Swayzak
    7. Cure (09 then 04)
    8. Leonard Cohen
    9. The Presets
    10. Fantomas

    overall, '08 was a strong year

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    1) Portishead 08 (I cried, I shook Beth's hand, I told her I loved her!)

    2) Radiohead 04 (obligatory RH addition)

    3) Daft Punk 06 (pyramid)

    4) Massive Attack 06 (I'M LIZZING!!)

    5) Paul McCartney 09 (obligatory Beatle addition)

    6) Lamb 99 (I miss this band soooooo much!)

    7) Bjork 07 (she's the queen of my heart)

    8) My Bloody Valentine 09 (fuzzzzy)

    9) Dungen 06 (I don't remember too much about it but I love this band so much they must have been good even if I was rolling my ass off)

    10) Coldplay 05 (suck it)

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    Default Re: Top 10 Coachella Sets Of All Time

    Since 07

    1. Portishead 08
    2. Prince 08
    3. Paul McCartney 09
    4. Arcade Fire 07
    5. Boys Noize 08
    6. Bloody Beetroots 09
    7. My Bloody Valentine 09
    8. Chemical Brothers 09
    9. Modeselektor 08
    10. MSTRKRFT 07

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    1. Daft Punk
    2. Roger Waters
    3. Fatboy Slim (2002)
    4. Groove Armada DJ set (2002)
    5. Richie Hawtin (2003 I believe, there wasnt anybody there. Red Hot Chili Peppers were closing the main stage or somebody like that)

    10 is too many to remember.
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    i don't think hawtin was at coachella in 2005 because i would have been there. and the peppers were thankfully nowhere near coachella in 2005 as well
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    Whatever year it was. '03 '04 '05. There was somebody big at the main stage and Plastikman aka Richie Hawtin played the best techno set I've ever heard in the Sahara tent. It was the year when they set up the stage in the middle of the tent. There were only about 300 people there.

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    2003
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonerfromgrowingpains View Post
    1. Roger Waters
    2. Kraftwerk -> Portishead -> Prince (have never stayed in the same place for that long)
    3. Daft Punk
    4. Aphex Twin
    5. Air (04)
    6. Swayzak
    7. Cure (09 then 04)
    8. Leonard Cohen
    9. The Presets
    10. Fantomas

    overall, '08 was a strong year
    christ...i forgot massive attack...

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    Quote Originally Posted by menikmati View Post
    of the 5 years I've been (since 05) and sets I actually saw (so sorry, no Portishead!!!!):

    1. Paul McCartney (09)
    2. Daft Punk (06)
    3. Roger Waters (08)
    4. Prince (08)
    5. Arcade Fire (07)
    6. Massive Attack (06)
    7. Fatboy Sliim (08)
    8. My Bloody Valentine (09)
    9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs (06)
    10. Calexico (09)

    honorable mentions: RATM (07) - isn't as good now as it was 5 mins after it ended, Aphex Twin (08), Kraftwerk (08) - if I had gone in 2004, then that (along with Pixies and prob Radiohead) would have made the list, Michael Mayer (06), the Orb (09), Chem Bros (09).
    I didn't realize you liked McCartney that much. Also, who were you seeing to miss Portishead, I thought you really liked them?

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    Default Re: Top 10 Coachella Sets Of All Time

    McCartney was the headliner I always wanted at Coachella....honestly after him, I really don't care who headlines now, there is no one I'm dying to see (ok other than Bowie maybe). And as far as Portishead goes, I do love them and wish I had seen them....I saw Kraftwerk and was like 6-7 rows from the rail in front, and for whatever reason I decided to go watch Sasha & Digweed in the Sahara afterwards instead of sticking around for Portishead (who I did wanna see)...I guess my shitty reasoning was if I stayed that close for Portishead, I would get stuck up front with all the crazy Prince fans and wouldn't be able to get out (even though I wanted to see Prince too, but I didn't mind seeing him from far back)...so yeah, it was stupid (even though I did enjoy S&D in an empty tent) and I wouldn't do it again if I had a choice.

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