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    I'm kinda surprised I haven't seen this mentioned since last year. They reformed this year, are playing festivals and have apparently been fantastic. As much as I love Blur & Pulp, the Specials probably have a bigger draw in third-wave-ska-central-SoCal. I had tix to see them in London and had to forgo the trip (poeriugq3gj;rekgaer-qaefasd,mzx.kfjae098q74230r!!!!!) and at the time, I saw someone who runs their main fansite post that they want to come to the US but couldn't manage it in 2009. Sooooo.....!?

    Of course, this right when my own everchanging coverband is gonna tackle the whole first record as .38 Specials Education early next year......

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    saw them earlier this year and they were awesome
    i say yes plz

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    they've been mentioned.. i've included them in several predictions


    i think nobody is making noise about it because it's fairly assumed they're playing.. there's no debate to be had, and nobody is flaming the idea.. nice, solid, exciting add..
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    I really want this to happen as I got to see Terry Hall & Specials live before I die but I'm starting to doubt a Coachella gig since they hate festivals and Terry not being able to handle heat with his meds he's on. I think we can bet on a regular tour of North America sometime soon tho!

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    didn't they just play a bunch of euro fests this past summer?
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    they did but I think the big factor would be Terry and his meds in extreme heat + plus the fact they don't like playing fest. I hope I'm wrong.

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    PLZ
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    Crossing fingers. Until then, we just confirmed today that we'll be opening up for "The English Beat" (Dave & friends) in February. Guess I'll be even more excited by then to be seeing them! Here's my live mashup band paying homage this Halloween.....

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    The Specials closing the Outdoor theatre would be perfect.

    I saw them a V-Fest UK this year and the band themselves were fantastic. However, the crowd was lame.

    Also, the reunion is over and done. It finished in November. No more Specials shows. I don't think this is going to happen. Sorry everyone. I will gladly eat my own words if they are on the poster though.
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    Outdoor sunset..
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbvcide View Post
    Outdoor sunset..
    This would be more than worthwhile.

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    Bring The Specials for sure. I would love to see them.
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    I would love to see the reunited Specials at Coachella. I saw them 3 nights in a row in Vancouver in 1980 and they were brilliant then, and by all accounts are still great live.

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    the specials would be a very welcome sight on the poster.

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    from a recent Mojo interview.....

    How are you finding the tour treadmill, '09-style? I'm sure I recall you slagging off festivals not long ago...
    Terry Hall: Festivals are still horrible. But it's been interesting to see how other bands operate.

    What have you learned?
    TH: That most bands are stupid.

    How does that stupidity manifest itself?
    TH: They go on stage.

    John Bradbury: I never thought we were a festival band. But it's where a whole new generation of fans get to see us, and they seem to like it.

    So what's your problem with festivals? Hippies? Patchouli?
    TH: Glastonbury is like Fort Glastonbury, with that big old fence. It's like Berlin. The patchouli's well gone.

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    It's kinda hard to tell with Terry, who's bread & butter is looking bored but the videos of them playing V Festival & Japan's Summer Sonic look like a blast....

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    He does look bored. He looks like a disgruntled man in a business suit. But I saw them this summer... and damn does it ever work. They sounded great. I couldn't believe how great Terry still sounded especially.
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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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    I would love to see these guys. Terry is just too cool. Rude boy! God I would love for them to play the main stage.

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    No, you would not want to see them play the mainstage. Outdoor theatre is where you want them. I love Muse and all... but could you seem them play an act or two before Muse? Everyone would be waiting there for them... and would not want to dance at all. This is exactly what happened when I saw the at V-Fest UK this year. They sounded awesome... but the crowd was lame.

    Outdoor theatre.
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    I just want it to be LOUD and I can't believe you got to see them. It would be cool if they played during Muse. I'm so pissed that I got caught up in the Muse hysteria at Vegoose and missed UNKLE. I really feel in love with UNKLE since then and for Muse, well I could care less.

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    Yeah, they were seriously awesome. I saw Madness a few days later too. Now MADNESS was a fucking party. One of the wild crazy shows I have ever been too. The audience was just completely mental. It was awesome.

    But no, I don't want The Specials to play during Muse, because I actually want to see Muse. Have them playing during The Rolling Stones or something like that.
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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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    I read your Europe trip report back when u posted it and it sounded like an amazing time. I'm not as familar with Madness as I am with them Specials but I'm sure they would be awesome.

    How can you not like the Stones? I would think they would be right up your alley.

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    To be honest, I've really given them the chance. My fiancee actually asked me the same question the other day. And its not that I don't like them... its just that I am completely indifferent towards them. If they are on the line up, which I highly doubt, then I will give in and look into them.
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    What was your Specials setlist?

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    It was a short festival setlist, but they played pretty close to all the song I really wanted to hear. Found it.


    •Do the Dog
    •Too Much Too Young
    •It's Up to You
    •Gangsters
    •Rat Race
    •Monkey Man
    •Blank Expression
    •Doesn't Make It Alright
    •Concrete Jungle
    •Stereotype
    •Man At C&A
    •A Message to You Rudy
    •Do Nothing
    •Little Bitch
    •Nite Club
    •You're Wondering Now (w/ Amy Winehouse)
    •Ghost Town (w/ Amy Winehouse)
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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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    Fuckiing amazing setlist there! It's up to u and Doesnt mak it alright are my favorites

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    Oh shit. w/ Amy Winehouse? I bet that shit was killer.

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    dude, i'm watching ghost town right now from the v fest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Blazed View Post
    Oh shit. w/ Amy Winehouse? I bet that shit was killer.
    You're Wondering Now looked awesome. She looked a bit lost on Ghost Town.

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    Amy Winehouse was a fucking trainwreck with The Specials. She added nothing to You're Wondering Now and she had to sit down half way through Ghost Town... it looked like she was about to colapse. It was pathetic.

    I was disapointed they didn't bring out Lily Allen to sing Gangsters like they did at Glasto. Lily played right before The Specials and she was a ton of fun. I loved her set.

    Im trying to see if I can find myself in the video, but I cant. I was front and centre, 2 rows of people behind the barricade.
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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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