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    The absolute worst band I saw at Week 1 was AWOLNATION. I only saw them because I was at the Coachella stage all day to see Radiohead and did not want to lose my spot in the front row. Seriously AWOLNATION is a poorman's Bamboozled/Warped tour band, not fitting into Coachella. They were so bad that I was the guy who yelled out to them "I am here to see Radiohead!" in between one of their songs. All the lead "singer" could say was "look at your face". What a "witty talent" he is. Fortunately, Coachella books so many great bands year after year that AWOLNATION are a mere asterick that will soon be forgotten by most people, except those who watch Fuse on Saturday night, instead of going out. If anyone else has a worst band for week 1, I am curious.
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    Maybe they were just having an off day because they couldn't get their minds off of Lily Allen's blood poisoning incident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    Maybe they were just having an off day because they couldn't get their minds off of Lily Allen's blood poisoning incident.
    Wow, you remembered a joke I made a long time ago. However, I do not think AWOLNATION is capable of having any ability to make good music. I would rather listen to Mister Rogers sing hair metal karaoke.

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    I hear that Mazzy Star was bad, but I always just dipped out when somebody was lame, and my choices were all sick. so... -shrugs-
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    Good job Ken.
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    i didn't catch this. did macy gray add anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    i didn't catch this. did macy gray add anything?
    Well, I learned that Macy Gray is still alive. However, a bad band combined with a bad singer who sounds like she has a helium balloon stuck in her is an example of the "multiplier effect" making things even worse.

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    Yuck. Not even close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grichsgang View Post
    Yuck. Not even close.
    I saw Yuck at the Echo a year ago and they were so amazing. No way Yuck could ever be worse than AWOLNATION. The only fans of AWOLNATION are those lifetime subscribers to Alternative Press, who have never read one issue of Magnet, Filter or Under the Radar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    I saw Yuck at the Echo a year ago and they were so amazing. No way Yuck could ever be worse than AWOLNATION. The only fans of AWOLNATION are those lifetime subscribers to Alternative Press, who have never read one issue of Magnet, Filter or Under the Radar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotHamWater View Post
    tell us more about rock magazines ken
    Filter, Under the Radar and Magnet profile the indie rock and indie pop scene. Alternative Press profiles mostly crappy emo/screamo and pop-punk bands like AFI and Falling in Reverse.

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    I don't watch bad bands...I quickly move on. It sounds like the Airplane Boys were bad.
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    Thanks to setlist.fm I was able to stroll up to several bands (AWOLNATION, Neon Indian, others) just as they started my favorite song of theirs. So I heard "Not Your Fault" by AWOLNATION, stuck around for one more fairly crappy song, and left. Yeah they weren't that great at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    The absolute worst band I saw at Week 1 was AWOLNATION. I only saw them because I was at the Coachella stage all day to see Radiohead and did not want to lose my spot in the front row.
    That's just fucking pathetic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ialvarado2 View Post
    That's just fucking pathetic...
    This is kroqken. This is what he does. At all festivals. He's a "camper," not a "walker," or something like that. he's explained it numerous times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    This is kroqken. This is what he does. At all festivals. He's a "camper," not a "walker," or something like that. he's explained it numerous times.
    what a sad way to live haha...coachella is the wanderers paradise, especially at night

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8njam View Post
    what a sad way to live haha...coachella is the wanderers paradise, especially at night
    It is not sad to be in the front row. I pick the best stage for me, and stay all day. I would rather watch all of one band and miss another than run around and see half of each, both in the back row. Since I am going both weeks, I will see completely different bands the second week with zero repeats, hopefully in the front row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    It is not sad to be in the front row. I pick the best stage for me, and stay all day. I would rather watch all of one band and miss another than run around and see half of each, both in the back row. Since I am going both weeks, I will see completely different bands the second week with zero repeats, hopefully in the front row.
    i went back and forth from stage to stage and saw complete sets of plenty of bands, and still managed to make it front row to At the Drive In, which also made me front row for the snoop/dre set...youre just not trying bud

    so what youre telling me is you spend $300 for a festival with over 100 bands and you just choose to stick by one stage the whole time??? you either dont really enjoy music or are just completely comfortable with wasting your $$$

    and fyi heres the list of all bands i was front row for:

    explosions in the sky/outdoor (people were talkin em up all day so i checked em out, plus refused was right after so it was a win-win)
    refused/outdoor (but then i joined the pit as soon as we opened it up)
    arctic monkeys/main stage (not really a big fav of mine but they put on a great show)
    feist/outdoor (first time seeing them, man theyre badass)
    SUB FOCUS/mojave (dope ass set)
    Dear Hunter (sick band, crowd wasnt really big though yet, they were early friday)
    SebastiAn/Sahara (never heard of him til friday, definitely had some fun in there)
    Death Grips/Mojave (sick ass grooves, the drummer was too sick)
    The Rapture/Mojave (met a real cool girl here, i got her # and we met up later that night)
    Zeds Dead/Sahara ( i honestly went cuz of the pulp fiction reference haha, never heard em til that day)
    VISION/sahara (its not NOISIA haha,theres no A, its an upside down V...then flip it) .....at least thats what several people told me haha
    Beats Antique/Mojave (so fucking glad i wandered to this tent at this time, what a sickass groovy band)
    Flux Pavilion/Doctor P/sahara (i had no idea someone was stabbed until today)
    Gotye/mojave (ive only heard that one song before, but these girls i was camping with wanted to check em out and we planned on meeting up to roll some jays)
    At The Drive In/Main stage (ahhhhh!!!!!!! this was my "radiohead",so stoked i got a last minute wristband....refused and atdi were definitely on my top bands to see)
    Dre/Snoop/Eminem/Wiz/50 Cent/Ghost Tupac/Warren G/main stage (i was already up front for ATDI, so i just stayed where i was at...ghost tupac was crazy, but a lil creepy too haha)


    so again, you really dont try too hard man
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8njam View Post
    what a sad way to live haha...coachella is the wanderers paradise, especially at night
    I agree with this, although I have camped out before in front of a stage, but I can't imagine doing that all day. So much to see and eat!

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    [QUOTE=Drinkey McDrinkerstein;2465013]This is kroqken. This is what he does. At all festivals. He's a "camper," not a "walker," or something like that. he's explained it numerous times

    Actually, a "stander", not a "walker" but close enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ialvarado2 View Post
    That's just fucking pathetic...
    I wanted to be in the front row, so giving it up just to avoid seeing AWOLNATION would mean I would have been stuck way in the back when Radiohead went on. No fucking way!

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    To each their own in this case, but for the bands on Friday, it was fantastic to even have performances considering the challenging weather. Some equipment issues too, but hasn't there been some positive in every event? Especially for all the options ...
    Although I wasn't as impressed as I could have been with the headliners on Sunday night either, as there were some conditions that were not met. Sure anybody that dare states they weren't awed will be open for criticism, although there were moments of greatness along with the fundamental historic notoriety of the event.
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    I walked around the different tents in the afternoon to at least sample each band. Greg Ginn made no sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekube View Post
    I walked around the different tents in the afternoon to at least sample each band. Greg Ginn made no sense to me.
    Hahahaha Greg Ginn's a total badass but this is so true

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekube View Post
    I walked around the different tents in the afternoon to at least sample each band. Greg Ginn made no sense to me.
    Ginn's set was fucking awesome, I'm sorry it wasn't for you.


    And fIREHOSE was not terrible, random poster above me, they were rad as hell. Who the fuck are you people?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greghead View Post
    Ginn's set was fucking awesome, I'm sorry it wasn't for you.


    And fIREHOSE was not terrible, random poster above me, they were rad as hell. Who the fuck are you people?
    Agree on both these points...enjoyed fIREHOSE,winners of most grizzled reunion act 2012, and was very intrigue by the 10 minutes or so I caught of Ginn...what he was throwing down had a touch of the Metal Machine Music going...so not surprised few liked it, but for those with a more experimental bent, it was cool.

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    Straight up weakest acts -

    Yuck - love the album, don't need to see them live ever again
    Real Estate - Ditto
    Other Lives - slow, slow, slow
    Givers - A lot of people liked their pep, I felt they had no focus.
    and worst of worst - Wallpaper

    Not in any way bad, but less than I had hoped for...
    Destroyer - Bejar a very disengaged presence, but band sounded good.
    Wild Flag - performance chops couldn't over come debut album's very weak lesser songs.
    Radiohead - Fitful set, they've never been good sequencers...lots of great moments, but zero flow.
    Florence & The Machine - see Wild Flag with regard to new album
    Pulp - Many loved them, I thought it was a rather sluggish set, though the highlights were excellent.
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    Mazzy Star was pretty bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    I only saw them because I was at the Coachella stage all day to see Radiohead and did not want to lose my spot in the front row.
    Tell me how this works, Ken. Do you get water? Do you eat? Do you pee? I mean did you rush in at 11 am, grab your spot on the rail, and stay there and suppress all your bodily functions for 14 hours? Should we call you kroqzen?
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