So many haters and snobs! This goes against everything Coachella is about!
So many haters and snobs! This goes against everything Coachella is about!
I dont see what makes it sooo much easier having wristbands rather than a 20 minute line with tickets. And they will lose money. Example: A lot of people went just for Macca last year, which they wouldnt have shelled out $300 if that was the only choice.
I am going this year but i just feel bad for the fellow boardies and coachella goers that cannot afford it.
They'll definitely sell tickets at the door for single day prices, no way they'll sell a $300 ticket on sunday.
please don't lynch me or my family for asking, but what was the reasoning behind having one 3-day wristband vs. three 1-day wristbands?
i guess it makes sense to hand out only 1 for the entire weekend (just one line for the entire weekend to stand in, at least for your pass), but if someone somehow loses that one wristband, they are out of luck for the entire weekend (as opposed to just being screwed out of the one day), so that one wristband had better be pretty goddamned durable, especially if one is going to enjoy everything to the fullest
and i get that other festivals have been doing a festival-long pass for a while, but this is the first year for Coachella, so it should be expected that some people would be upset, especially if they're used to coming for single days -
it is impossible to lose a cloth wristband, if that is what they are using this year. impossible.
and it is much cheaper to make 50,000 wristbands for 3 days than 150,000 wristbands for 3 days.
Let’s all email Coachella to complain about no single day tickets firstname.lastname@example.org
Make our voices heard!
thanks for the positive suggestion Looks like you will be staying home
Here is a post on the KROQ website in regards to the matter posted by Bean:
"Email, we get email. Hereís Vic:
ďIím freaking out. I cant find the answer to this question anywhere. Hopefully you guys can help me! Is Coachella going to sell single day tickets this year? I cant seem to find anywhere to purchase them, just the three day passes.
Vicís answer, after the jump.
Yes! They will be selling single day tickets for Coachella again this year. Like always! They just havenít announced when yet. Thatís why you canít buy them. They are not on sale yet.
But I promise you, you will not miss the announcement if you listen to KROQ once in a while. We are all over that sh*te! MMMMíkay?"
This was to be my first Coachella and I heard that for past Coachella's single day tickets were available. But now I will not be able to go because I cannot afford the 3 day pass. That to me sucks that they are not selling single day tickets, not because i want to pick and choose what bands I want to see, all 3 day have bitchn bands playing.
If you can't afford a 300 dollar ticket and are over the age of 25, you seriously need to stop attending music festivals and get a fucking job. Or be a millionaire like me.
*based upon tedious fact checking.
Before any lurkers make this argument (from the LA times comment section), allow me to counter it.
You're probably right, but GV have every right to those resales - that's their money. To call it "greed" is laughable. "Greed" implies excess - there is nothing excessive about preventing scalpers from stealing GV's money.If 80% already buy the 3-day then why not let the minority 20% have the option of seeing what they wish? The real reason is they want to control re-sale market for single day tickets. In past years the 3-day pass was 3 single-day tickets, and people who wanted to go to 2 out of 3 days would just sell their extra day, but of course the organizer doesn't get to pocket that. It's nothing more than a money grab at the expense of fans which amounts to pure greed, especially in this economy. I still expect them to release a limited amount of single days close to the festival date.
Ron Paul 2012!
Death Cab for Cutie/Magik Magik Orchestra
some other bands
I truncated it, but the best quote from the LA Times piece is
"The Coachella message boards are filled with angry fans"
"All of you coachella 'regulars' have nasty boy pussies and itchy dick4's on your asses.
Why don't you all make like a tree and get chopped down and die. You all have been dreadfully mean to me.
I Hate you. All of you. None of you will ever get to see a womans chest meat or finger blast hott cougies like me.
Fuck you all. Consider this my resignation.
Fair the well, you elitest scumbags."
ó Faxman75, who has clearly had enough
Way for that journalist to consider the fact that people might uh, you know, sell their 3-day wrist band if they don't want to go on the 3rd day.
9/12: Shifted @ Mercer
9/24 - 28: Decibel Festival
10/3-5: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
10/4: Ought @ BoH
10/5: The War on Drugs, Cass McCombs @ The Fillmore
10/18-19: Treasure Island Music Festival
if you have camped you got a wristband that is expected to stay on all weeeknd. And if you only got one wristband per weekend for drinking, i am sure you would make suer you kept a hold of that too. Its not like they just use regular paper for the wristbands...and if they are the cloth ones that is even better. I always liked those ones.
"It's in the K" - Martha Stewart
Since the show list is very minimal...
August 29 // Chemical Brothers w/ Chromeo & Yacht @ Hollywood Bowl
September 26 // Vampire Weekend w/ Beach House & the Very Best @ Hollywood Bowl
October 5 // ARCADE FIRE @ Henry Miller Library
October 13 // Corin Tucker Band @ The El Rey
(someone should give me Sufjan Stevens tickets, aint got none of those)
i think the three day tickets for $269 considering all the artists who are performing is a pretty good deal. it would be so much more to pay for all the people you want to see separately...
I can only go to Saturday as my school schedule shat all over my Coachella plans yesterday, so hopefully they sell tickets day of at the gates. I would LOVE to go all 3 days, but that ain't happening. Oh well.
Originally Posted by SEEDYMIG420
Your right, English is my second language. Ass-kicking is my first.If you want, I can give you a lesson.
they will most likely be pro-rated...show up on saturday and you will also be springing for sunday. friday? well, you're buying a 3 day pass.
man you guys are dumb... there is a fucking recession going on, if not everyone can afford $300 tickets, its understandable. So much hate, just because the guy cant afford $300 tickets. Most people don't want to see 200 bands, they pick 5-6 and they are happy with that. All you haters are just victims of corporate brainwashing. Just because golden voice decided to lock us into $300 tickets, does not mean that everyone is thrilled about it...
imo, I think alot of people want to see 5 or 6 bands because they hardly play locally anyways, like for me, I am going to go see muse and tieso, when do they ever come around? This is a chance to see big name bands that you love and who knows when they'll be around again. At the same time you get to enjoy a days worth of other music that you've never heard of and may like a new band. So a single day pass can go a long way.
a)I think the 3 day pass is good value for what you get to see.
b)It is a festival not a one day show by nature it is set up for a multi day experience
c)If you only wanted to go to see Muse and Tiesto I would think that perhaps you are not that much of a music and festival fan anyway.
To the Goers: Stop the nonsense. Stop ragging on people who are complaining that things are changing. Stop using the "it's worth the money" argument. Not everyone; lives close, can afford jacked up hotel prices for 3 nights, wants to re-live woodstock in 110 degree weather while camping.
To goldenvoice: are you 50% sold out yet? No? Didn't think so. Good luck with that.