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    I've been watching the live webcasts and have been a bit disappointed by the audiences. It feels like a lot of great artists are having trouble provoking a reaction from the crowd. And it's not for lack of talent or great music, the crowds just watch stonily and then it's the sound of 70,000 people each with one hand clapping.

    Does anyone else get this feeling? Or is it just tough to capture the atmosphere on camera?

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    I agree. Watching the webcast, I've noticed this pretty much across the board. It seemed like people barely moved or even head-bobbed for bands like Refused, Jetpacks, Radiohead, Shins, which were all great sets.

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    I saw people moshing and jumping around for Refused the whole time, can't comment on the others
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    Is it just me or is there something awkward about judging a crowd by watching a webcast from a computer...?
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    omg so awkward

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    I don't think it's awkward. I'd just like to know what kind of vibe it'll be when I attend the second weekend. Having never been to Coachella before, I'm just hoping it'll be crazy like a European festival with a lot of fan participation/appreciation.

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    buzzcocks/refused are the only acts that i thought had good crowds

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    Make it happen. Feeling it out loud is contagious. C'mon, we've all seen the dancing guy at sasquatch.
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    Coachella has a very subdued crowd. If you want to get rowdy i suggest going elsewhere.
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    Oh, I will enjoy myself loudly and enthusiastically, and my friend is a the British equivalent to the Sasquatch guy. So, I'm gonna enjoy myself either way.

    I just hope everybody is in the same spirit for weekend 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannock View Post
    Coachella has a very subdued crowd. If you want to get rowdy i suggest going elsewhere.

    Wow, I bet you're just a riot with your friends.

    I don't suggest going elsewhere. I suggest avoiding very sad Eyores.
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    I feel like the first weekend crowd will have people who want to be sen whereas the second weekend will be people just having fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djbionik View Post
    Make it happen. Feeling it out loud is contagious. C'mon, we've all seen the dancing guy at sasquatch.
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    Thats what happens when you get a bunch of hipsters together.

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    A$AP had an enthusiastic crowd to say the least
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    The crowds that I watched on the webcast for Saturday and today were much better than Friday. It had to have been the rainy weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocks.off View Post
    Oh, I will enjoy myself loudly and enthusiastically, and my friend is a the British equivalent to the Sasquatch guy. So, I'm gonna enjoy myself either way.

    I just hope everybody is in the same spirit for weekend 2.
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    9:14 sums it up pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex17 View Post
    Thats what happens when you get a bunch of hipsters together.

    unfortunately :l

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    sounds like Black Lips had a good crowd.

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    Hipsters are too busy trying to be cool, but the true is, no one cares
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    Refused had a REALLY intense, hard-moshing crowd. Maybe it didn't appear so on the webcast, but that shit was VERY wild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizenerased View Post
    sounds like Black Lips had a good crowd.
    To say the least.

    Also had good crowds at GIVERS, Grouplove, Madness, Hives, fIREHOSE, First Aid Kit.

    Crowds were smaller for a lot of acts. Squeeze barely filled half the tent, I bellied up to the stage for Madness and no one was there to see LA club legends, fIREHOSE. Could that many have been at Sahara?

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    I wondered how big the crowd for Madness was, that's a shame. Many of the bigger names that I was looking for ended up having relatively tiny crowds and nearly all of these shows had the best audience I've ever seen. I don't know if Beirut, Madness, The Black Angels, Modeselektor, and Explosions in the Sky were part of the broadcast but all of these would have been great examples of either a highly energetic or completely grateful crowd. Acts like Radiohead are going to obviously have those fans that are just waiting for Creep and just text or chat with other dipshits because they don't have anything better to do or forgot about Guetta.
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    St. Vincent and Beats Antique had great crowds
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    Quote Originally Posted by frizzlefry View Post
    I don't know if Beirut, Madness, The Black Angels, Modeselektor, and Explosions in the Sky were part of the broadcast but all of these would have been great examples of either a highly energetic or completely grateful crowd. .
    yeah these were all streamed but holy shit... l would've been going insane these guys were so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocks.off View Post
    I don't think it's awkward. I'd just like to know what kind of vibe it'll be when I attend the second weekend. Having never been to Coachella before, I'm just hoping it'll be crazy like a European festival with a lot of fan participation/appreciation.
    its going to be over 100 degrees next weekend. lets see how excited you are when you are trying to keep ahead of heat stroke

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonimouse View Post
    its going to be over 100 degrees next weekend. lets see how excited you are when you are trying to keep ahead of heat stroke
    Last year, on Saturday, I moshed for trampled by turtles and gogol bordello.

    i couldn't dance at laidback luke; i was wiped out and ended up having to curl up on the grass next to the sahara and wait for my body to eb responsive again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SepaGroove View Post
    The crowds that I watched on the webcast for Saturday and today were much better than Friday. It had to have been the rainy weather.
    anything outside, it was hard to get down for on friday, because it was COLD. on the other hand, the crowds were light across the board (eg, lots of people just stayed home), so it was easy to get into the middle of crowds in the tents and dance up a storm.

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    Lots of douchy bags this year.

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