I still don't understand the title of this thread. Do you not know what words mean?
HIV positive? Proof positive that your significant other is sleeping with a biker gang? Positive isn't always good.
If you werent at Happy Mondays in 2007, Im afraid your vote - however well thought out and intentioned - can really only count as 1/3 of a vote.
"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
MIA on the main stage due to her shitty sound effects and truncated set, BRMC due to technical problems, Morrisey due to him being a twat... All have been mentioned before and I agree.
02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12.2
MGMT last year.
I actually didn't think MGMT was that bad last year. I'd heard how terrible they are live for a long time but I thought they were alright.
If we're lucky something will happen. Some adversity will happen and something unexpected will happen and you'll get tired and you'll get hungry, you'll have trouble going to the bathroom, and you'll lose your car keys, and all these wonderful things will add up to some powerful experience that 10 years from now we'll say "We lived, we lived." - Wayne Coyne on Coachella
Sleighbells was pretty bad
and knaan't showing up at all last year was pretty lame for those who waited 30 minutes for nothing
Madonna's epic 4 song set that closed down coachella was definitely a close runner up to sleigh bells.
Why sleigh bells? When you see the crowd run out like it's Godzilla coming for us and are equally confused with terrible pointless screaming, if that's not enough, let's discuss rap-metal theory.
Sly Stone gets my vote.
COACHELLA 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
I would say the most dissapointing set last year was Echo and the Bunnymen
11/2 Janelle Monae - Club Nokia
11/4 Johnny Marr - Apogee Studio
11/7 Mazzy Star - Wiltern
11/13 Melt-Banana - Troubadour
11/16 Chelsea Wolfe, Anna Calvi - Royce Hall
11/18 Chvrches - Wiltern
11/21 SISU - Troubadour
11/23 Emmy the Great, Kate Nash - Fonda
11/24 Beck Song Reader - Walt Disney Concert Hall
i got pretty lucky last year and saw only one set that i thought was bad and that was La Roux.... i think we were so far back that we could hear what she actually sounds like... my friend was just like "La RUDE" and walked away from her set... and so did myself and a few other people...
Were any of you in the first 15 "rows" for any of these sets?
Many sets suck way more when you're standing at the back.
The Gotan Project in 2007 - it went over time which meant The Good The Bad And The Queen was even later then the midnight start they were slated for; they were boring and it the ongoing nature of it made it a very irritating set
Ale, Ale, AleAleAle,
He's Sydney's number 10
Where the sky's blue SYDNEY!
I agree with the negative reviews of MGMT. In general I think I've been wise/lucky enough to miss most of what I've heard were the worst performances at Coachella.
02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12.2
Antony 2009. Tried all this new stuff not based on songs, had computer problems, tried to laugh it off by acting cute. I still love the Antony & the Johnsons albums, but that was a real let down.
club 75. that shit was so boring. i could only put up with about 8 min of it, it wasn't even music, just a lot of high pitched sirens not synced to any kind of beat or anything. it just seemed like justice and friends trying to be cool and avant garde. MIA on the main stage was awesome though, even though she kind of did the same thing, i could kind of understand what she was going for.
My girlfriend looks a little bit like Charlize Theron... and a lot like Dog the Bounty Hunter.
MSTRKRFT in 09. The first half hour was alright but they proceeded to trainwreck two mixes in a row, just sloppy offbeat mixing, you know when the beats sound like a horses hooves going "clip-clop, clip-clop, clip-clop" like really terrible. I had to leave the tent in disgust, went and checked out the end of Mastodon's set, I'm not even into metal but it was 1000x better than listening to MSTRKRFT embarass themselves at the biggest show they've ever played.
EDIT: I'm a DJ so this sort of thing really jumps out at me. Most people had no complaints about the set...
Runner-up would have to be Plastikman. I know it's minimal or whatever, but I've listened to lots of Richie's DJ sets and I loved the minimal house and minimal techno he usually plays. I guess that is what I was expecting, with such a crazy light setup I figured he would play an energetic set with music that, while minimal, would be good to dance to.
The set he ended up performing could best be described as "Ambient Acid". what at first felt like an interesting intro/build turned into 30 minutes of squeeching, squelching, and sputtering that would pitter in and out of existence without ever building into anything that could be considered remotely akin to a "Beat". Absolutely no energy, I practically fell asleep on my feet before ditching to catch the end of Yorke.
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M.I.A. in '08 and '09. Two years straight of bleeding ears.
2008, 2009, 2011, 2012-2, 2013-1...
Morrissey (09) - Bitch bitch bitch about the smell of burning flesh
Noah & The Whale - Only played their slow shit
Liars - Sounded nothing like the album, just a guy growling into a mic
The Horrors - Pissed because they had to compete with the Cure so they played only new shit, which sounded nothing like their old shit
Fatboy Slim (09) - Played nothing recognizable
Interpol (07) - Dead on stage as usual
Jesus & Mary Chain - See above
Madonna - 15 minute set, need I say more?
Crystal Castles 09.....
COACHELLA '06 '07 '09 '11 '12(2) '14