i wish i could have seen the looks on the faces of the dre/snoop crowd during some of cedric's one liners
I was on the front rail for this show. It was nuts. I spotted myself on the webcast. My only complaint is that we got about 1/2 the setlist that the Texas shows got. I'm really only super sad about missing Metronome Arthritis though. I also scored Vaya on vinyl.
I was kinda disappointed by Omar's lack of enthusiasm as well, but hearing that his mother passed so recently could kind of explain that I think. The rest of the band had great energy so at least we got that. I was pretty bummed that they came on late and ended at the same time too .. oh well. I'm curious though, with Omar discussing how this is only for the money etc. does anyone know how much they actually got paid?
This was one of the best sets of the weekend for me. Omar did seem stiff, but he played everything great so I can't hate on him for that. The rest of the band seemed like they were having a lot of fun, especially Cedric which was pleasantly surprising.
Tony was the high point for me. Guy was attacking the drums and acting like he wanted to be there more than anyone else.
*based upon tedious fact checking.
I was rocking out this whole set but when "One-Armed Scissor" came on I just completely lost it. So much so that I actually ended up hurting myself kind of badly haha.
Vaya was $25. Yellow Marble vinyl. They were on ebay later that Friday going for $45.
I too was disappointed in Omar's lack of enthusiasm, but after hearing about his mom, I understand. Plus everyone else brought the energy. That was the highlight of the weekend for me.
I am sorry to hear about Omar's mom but glad to see there was an explanation for his glum demeanor. He really played well though. Plus it was a great show! I thought Cedric looked and sounded fantastic. A welcome relief after his odd turn at Coachella last year with Omar's band. Overall it didn't top Refused's performance, but it was one of the best shows I saw.
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I have to sadly say I may have been to drunk to properly enjoy their set. I will gladly say I was drunk as hell having a really dam good time going crazy.
God they were so good. I was close enough that everyone around me was super into it, and that set list is so great. Sure Cedric can't scream and he doesn't sing as hard as he used to, but he still had so much energy and I loved it. We even got a brief smile from Omar.
I've waited years to catch at the drive in live, and frankly I didn't think I ever would. Such a great show, awesome energy and seeing them live was a whole different experience than watching the recording of week 1. It's understandable from Omar's position. Not only did he play a bummed out show shortly after his mom passed, but he had to play TWO. Props to him though, he is still a great great great guitarist. We can't expect them to have the hyped sets they used to in back in the day. They're already established and matured now but I was super stoked to see Cedric still went after it and jumped off the drum set, and loved his crazy arm crawl maneuver.
I love this band and no matter how much energy the have or lack, the music is enough to get the party going. Only gripe is there were no acrobatic tenement songs. That album was so great!
I was surprised by how much energy Cedric gave it, plus he was hilarious. His hand stands and amp jumps were reminiscent of TMV circa 2005
Sooo what songs did they play weekend 2 that they didn't weekend 1? I know they could have gotten 2 or 3 more with extra minutes they had.
They brought up during the set weekend 2 that they were one of the first bands to ever play Coachella, opening the mainstage in 1999 I believe is what he said. He thanked Goldenvoice sincerely. I enjoyed weekend 2's set a tad more than weekend 1 I think, and they seemed to try harder since their big reunion the weekend prior was forgotten after the Tupac hologram. They also went to about 5 minutes after 10 if my watch wasn't busted.
Yes! I didn't go the first weekend, but that cirque de soleil line before Chanbara was jokes!!!
LOVED IT !
Never thought that it happen so to pop my Coachella cherry with Refused & ATDI in the same weekend....nothing I say will do justice to the weekend I had.
Thank you Coachella
I definitely didn't identify with Cedric's rants as much as I did when I was a teenager. Fuck yeah I buy things on Amazon.com.
I wish I could go back and watch it all over again.
"Moove yuoor ooss, yuoo-a doonkey!"