Signed... I've never gotten the chance to see The Prodigy and would love to.
SIGNED! Saw them in San Fran just under a year ago and they destroyed, also helped to see them in a relatively intimate enclosed venue with great sound. That being said, the Sahara summons them for '11.
Think back to Underworld playing before Radiohead up NYC back in 2008. I really don't want them playing to a crowd full of people just bobbing their heads, waiting for the headliner to come on (and if the average coachella crowd this past year was any indication, thats exactly what it would be like).
The only EDM act that could (and should) play on the mainstage is Daft.
Prodigy should not play on a stage before another act. They should play in the dance tent. MAYBE they could close out the outdoor theatre, but they are much much MUCH more suited for closing the Sahara.
And again, if you dont believe me, go look up YT videos of Underworld's set at APW. That's what it would be like if they did the mainstage.
And their material has always worked better live. Also, their shows in 2002 are nothing like they are now. The shows I saw in 2009 were full of energy and fucking rocked. The new material was absolutely insane live.
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The gig I saw last month in Belgium they played the main stage before... wait for it... Snow Patrol O_o And there were still pits the size of tennis courts. Talk about a crowd change.
Anyway, Coachella is a generally passive festival compared to most. Betao is spot on with his assessment.
The Prodigy is one of those groups that really thrives off of the crowd so they work best in whatever space accommodates condensing those passionate fans to create that atmosphere. That space is not a main stage in the states.
And Omen is completely badass live. For their stage production think less lasers and more copious banks of seizure-level strobe and spot lights.
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Way too cheesy.
Couldn't be worse than most sahara closers as of late, though. (except Plastikman)
^Come on now, 2manydjs killed it.
One of the most intense concert openings I've ever witnessed; this is what they were opening their shows up with during some of the 2006 tours:
I'd support Prodigy to close out the Sahara only if there wasn't a headliner I wanted to see playing at the same time. If someone lame headlines one night though, Prodigy is going to be way too packed in the tent.
Now your talking my language. Full support for them to close out any night on Sahara or Main-stage
one of my favorite music vids of all time
would love to have them at coach but Sunday's closer will indeed be a couple guys from essex, just not these guys.
Rhythm is a dancer.
Fine. Then Saturday closer.
I'd rather have them "headlining/closing" than Swedish House Mafia.
Also, I take it Underworld is from Essex?
The National/Warpaint - 4/21 - Moody Theater
Thee Silver MT. Zion Orchestra - 4/22 - The Mohawk
Mogwai - 4/24 - Emo's
Cloud Nothings/The Men - 4/26 - The Mohawk
Austin Psych Fest - 5/2 - 5/4 - Carson Creek Ranch
King Khan & the Shrines - 5/30 - The Mohawk
Cut Copy - 6/21 - Stubbs
Swans - 6/27 - The Mohawk
Boris - 7/29 - The Mohawk
Prodigy as a Sahara Sunday closer? Already happened in 2005. Boring....
I'm not sure how Prodigy is these days but the Fat of the Land Tour in 1997 was fucking fantastic and intense! Saw him at Metro in Chicago and he's one edm act I would like to see again. I've never seen Underworld so that would be cool too but I think I would prefer Prodigy.
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