killer bands, still no sold out CO. feeling to festival yet and only about 45,000 so you could see bands in the tent.stages up close no problem.
Oh yeah and HOLLYWOOD still had no clue about it yet.
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For me, 2009 was my favorite year (not lineup, but experience) aka the first year I got the full Coachella experience of attending all three days, camping, the whole deal. Climbed the fence Thursday night to watch Paul McCartneys's soundcheck, danced onstage for MIA, and camped out at the mainstage all day to be up front for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (one of my favorite bands)
2014 completely unrealistic wishlist: Radiohead, Atoms For Peace, Elbow, Doves, Kristin Hersh, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Chemical Brothers, Faithless, Shy Child, Massive Attack, Zero 7, The Dickies, Holy Fuck, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, The Flaming Lips
Tossup between 2008 and 2011. 08 was my first 3 day year and the lineup was probably my favorite to date, and last year was just a blast, Tallest Man on Earth and Arcade Fire really made it a special weekend.
Disclosure - 1/31 - Stubb's
Neutral Milk Hotel - 2/17 - Moody Theater
Four Tet - 3/1 - The Mohawk
SXSW - 3/7 - 3/16
Austin Psych Fest - 5/2 - 5/4 - Carson Creek Ranch
Most talent packed year: 2010
Most you had to be there: 2004
Best overall: 2007
for me it was 2008 the year of PRINCE! it was so much fun but it was even better because it was the year that i went ALONE with none of my friends i camped out with the SOLO campers group and had a blast with a bunch of people enjoyed the camp grounds sooooo much coachella is trully the best time of the year going alone also made it awesome because i didnt have to settle to watch whatever show my friend wanted to see i could choose my sets to watch and had a blast god bless coachella lol
I Wanna Drive Into The Sunset
The Big 4 2011
Coachella 2012 ( I WONT FUCKING MISS IT! )
2010. Despite the clusterfuck the lineup was epic! Having Fever Ray/Whitest Boy Alive close Friday night was just unreal.
2008. great lineup and general vibe. Camping wasn't the greatest that year, or maybe I was just burned out on camping in general.
99 I just came.
06 I just saw robots cum.
08 Prince came all over all of us.
10 Cumworthy line-up, but pulled out a lil early. Still a great fuck.
2008 ~ my second year going and I knew what to prepare for which made the weekend even better!
2006 Saturday was pretty fucking epic, from Joey Beltram in the afternoon, Carl Cox, Depeche Mode, all the way to Daft Punk!
Crystal Method before Paul McCartney was pretty awesome as well.
MBV and Leonard Cohen will forever be hard to top
1/19 Parquet Courts @ Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
3/2 Angel Olsen @ Echoplex
3/30 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks @ Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
4/11- 4/13 Coachella Weekend I
4/18- 4/20 Coachella Weekend II
7/11 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ The Shrine Auditorium
My 2nd Coachella had to be my favorite. It was still "mind blowing" and I actually did everything right. Been chasing that experience ever since.
In my experience the line-up doesn't necessarily guarantee the best Coachella. It takes good planning, the right people and a little bit of luck.
06', 07', 08', 09', 10', 11', 12', 13'
They fixed everything. #dreamchella
Would be runner ups. In that order.
boys noize>>>hot chip >>>kraftwerk>>>portishead>>>prince
then the next day roger waters dark side on the moon 2008 was a good year.
pre-3day coachella i'd say 2004 hands down
more recent i'd say 2009 not just because of bands but the people i was with and the whole experience. 2010 was a great lineup but the clusterfuckness of it all totally ruined it
You wanna fook on me?!
Everyone who knows... knows the only answer is this one:
1999 and/or 2004.
Thanks for playing.
The Glitter Freeze
Coachella 99-10 Vet, the run has ended in 2011
Except that's two answers.
Fui quod es, eris quod sum. I once was what you are, you will be what I am - epitaph carved on Roman gravestones.
Really now! Was there ever a bad year?
99, 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11,12,13, 14
Dancing In The Desert and Loving Every Minute of Coachella!
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