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    Default US Festival with Bowie, U2, INXS

    We need to go to this if they ever invent time travel

    "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."

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    haha nice.

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    Default Re: US Festival with Bowie, U2, INXS

    That logo is a bit proto-Goatse too.
    "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."

    Faxman75, who has clearly had enough

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    Holy shit, Handbanana. Once you see it, you can't unsee it.

    And hey, act over U2.

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    Default Re: US Festival with Bowie, U2, INXS

    Missing Persons?
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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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    Hand Banana, get stabbed by a crack addict on a street corner.
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    Default Re: US Festival with Bowie, U2, INXS

    this festival was a financial bomb. they lost tons of money on these.
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    Default Re: US Festival with Bowie, U2, INXS

    Where was it?

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    Default Re: US Festival with Bowie, U2, INXS

    San Bernardino where the amphitheater was eventually built.
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    oh hey wiki breaks down the failure:

    In the years after the confusion of the Woodstock Festival and the crowd-control debacle of the Altamont Free Concert in 1969, most festivals attempted in the United States were small-scale affairs, usually centered around a humanitarian cause. The 1982 US Festival was the first major festival since California Jam II that was not a charity concert—it was intended to be celebration of evolving technologies; a marriage of music, computers, television and people.

    The two festivals also included large air-conditioned tents featuring the US Festival Technology Exposition—a dazzling display of then-cutting edge computers, software, and electronic music devices. (See the Softalk article linked below for a walk back in the history of computing.)

    Each of the two festivals had a few hundred thousand people in attendance, but were resounding commercial failures. It is estimated that sponsor Wozniak lost nearly $20 million over two years.[1]

    Van Halen received an upfront sum of $1 million to headline the 1983 US Festival. It was then upped to $1.5 million after it was discovered that David Bowie was to be paid $1 million. Van Halen had a clause in their contract that they would be paid more than any other act performing at the festival. In contrast, The Clash refused to play unless some donations were made to charities or other such noble causes by Wozniak and some of the other major bands. After The Clash performed, the DJ began speaking right away and Clash guitarist Mick Jones attacked the DJ, believing he was trying to prevent an encore.

    This and The Clash's ironic criticism of the festival in the press conferences and in interviews prior to the event caused an argument backstage between Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth and The Clash singer Joe Strummer. This may have also been started by a comment guitarist Eddie Van Halen made in Rolling Stone magazine one month prior regarding the punk movement ("...that's like what I played in my garage when I was a kid, man."). A clearly intoxicated Roth compounded this rivalry by insulting The Clash onstage early during Van Halen's headlining set with his comment, "I wanna take this time to say that this is real whiskey here... the only people who put iced tea in Jack Daniel's bottles is The Clash, baby!" This was Roth's only mention of The Clash on stage that night. He must have seen The Clash's headlining set the night before.

    "It was the day new wave died and rock n' roll took over" - Vince Neil, in a famous quote regarding the overwhelming attendance on Sunday, "Heavy Metal Day", at the '83 US Festival. It set the single day concert attendance record for the US with an estimated 375,000 people. Showtime recorded the event and aired a 90 minute special for each day of the festival.
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    Default Re: US Festival with Bowie, U2, INXS

    Also, at the festival:

    - A guy got beaten to death with a tire iron
    - A 12-year-old girl was run over while she slept in her sleeping bag
    - ~2500 required medical attention from beatings and ODs
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    Default Re: US Festival with Bowie, U2, INXS

    Ah, the good old days...

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    The tire iron beating wasn't even on metal day. It was on Bowie day.
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    That article just reinforced my love for The Clash and hate for Van Halen.

    And fuck Vince Neil.
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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: US Festival with Bowie, U2, INXS

    It was probably an homage beating, in honour of his wonky eye.

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    Default Re: US Festival with Bowie, U2, INXS

    i saw a short concert documentary of this festival on the encore channel. they showed the clash, men at work, etc.

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    Default Re: US Festival with Bowie, U2, INXS

    it was Mick Jones last show with the Clash, too.
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    it's on netflix, for those interested. it's called "US Festival 1983: Opening Day".

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    John Cougar is the highlight on that t-shirt imo. Not that I personally give a damn, but does John Mellencamp still go by John Cougar from time to time?

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    Oingo Boingo, Quarterflash, Divinyls - such memories!
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy View Post
    it's on netflix, for those interested. it's called "US Festival 1983: Opening Day".
    Hey thanks for the heads up... I actually am intrigued by this seemingly dangerous train wreck of a festival - I'll check out the DVD.
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    its not very good, and i think it only has one song by the clash on it. i could be mistaken.

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    I was there. It was incredible.
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    How do you have over 670,000 people at festival and lose 6 - 7 million?? How the fuck is that even possible?? WOW.

    I like that they had a fourth day of the fest a week later, The Country day. Why must Country fans always show up a week late to the party?
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    The Clash and Oingo Boingo on the same day. Someone turn back the clock.

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    fucking solid.

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    Default Re: US Festival with Bowie, U2, INXS

    Fro, the Netflix doc...

    "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."

    Faxman75, who has clearly had enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fourthisto View Post
    Hey thanks for the heads up... I actually am intrigued by this seemingly dangerous train wreck of a festival - I'll check out the DVD.
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    its not very good, and i think it only has one song by the clash on it. i could be mistaken.
    I saw much of the DVD on a TV special and thought it was pretty good. I was really surprised at how good Men at Work sounded.
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    yeah I was surprised by that too.

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    I wish there was a Live Aid style dvd of all the footage they aired.
    I would love to see this as it (mostly) played out.
    I'm kind of amazed at how massive this was yet how it seems to have been almost universally forgotten. It's not like all the bands disappeared into obscurity or anything.

    The other funny thing you notice watching this doc is how a lot of people in the crowd could poof into a timewarp and pop out at Coachella and they wouldnt stand out at all clothing/hair-wise.
    "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."

    Faxman75, who has clearly had enough

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