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    Default Who were you FRONT ROW for?????

    well i guess theres no rows haha, but who did you see right up close??? heres my list of artists that i was up front 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)
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    I wasn't up front for too many sets this weekend (the problems of having a huge crew and trying to meet up at a lot of sets) but what I did see up front I made count.

    Kendrick Lamar (so sick, so worth it, had a blast)
    The Dear Hunter (not bad, definitely better because I was close)
    EMA (perfect. insanely easy to be front row)

    St. Vincent (incredible, could have been even closer but liked the sound where I was at)
    Bon Iver (amazing sound on mainstage, maybe the best sound of the whole festival, so full)
    Radiohead (favorite set of the day even though they played nothing I wanted them to. solidified they are my favorite band in the world)

    Metronomy (great vibes in the sun for the first time all weekend)
    Seun Kuti (see above, danced so hard, zombie was amazing)
    Real Estate (they sound SO GOOD LIVE, and had that entire tent grooving. three or four people asked me who they were outside the tent when I left, that's how awesome they sounded)
    Thundercat (Got real close and danced. the band sounded amazing live. LOVED seeing my friend Austin on the keys, wasn't sure if he was playing so that was an awesome suprise. Maybe the most musically talented band to play on Sunday. Up there with Seun Kuti.)

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    I had guest passes...so pretty much every band.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CasualJJ View Post
    I had guest passes...so pretty much every band.
    does that mean you get "side-stage" or somethin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ods.. View Post
    Real Estate (they sound SO GOOD LIVE, and had that entire tent grooving. three or four people asked me who they were outside the tent when I left, that's how awesome they sounded)
    LOL "can't ya read the sign???"

    I was in the front row for Housse de Racket. That was awesome.

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    I had Safari, which is same as Artist but with camping included. Up front on the rail for:

    SHM
    Porter Robinson
    Dada Life
    Kaskade
    Alesso
    Sebastian Ingrosso
    Calvin Harris
    Repeat-chi (oh wait, Avicii) <-- walked out 4 songs into it because they all sounded like Levels

    Got to meet a lot of ppl backstage, too! SWEEEET!

    Happy Coachella everyone! Wish I was going back for this weekend.

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    Front for Yuck's sound check, all of Godspeed, all of Beats Antique and very close to the front for all of The Weekend, ATDI, and Dre and Snoop. Amazing weekend!

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    the Dear Hunter
    James
    Jimmy Cliff & Tim Armstrong
    Arctic Monkeys
    Pulp
    Tijuana Panthers
    Keep Shelley in Athens
    the Vaccines
    fIREHOSE
    Buzzcocks (that was crazy!!!)
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    Fitz and the Tantrums
    the Hives

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    The only band I tried for up front for was Pulp, but the other just sort of happened in the mad rush between acts:

    Pulp
    St Vincent
    Flying Lotus (actually tried moving back a bit to protect my girlfriend because the crowd was just so crazy)
    Wild Beasts
    Amon Tobin (was middle-ish but was pretty close after people started leaving early on realizing it wasn't a dance party).

    Can we take this opportunity to talk about something?

    When you arrive at a stage, please only go to the point where people are crowded in. If you can't comfortably walk in front of someone, don't. I've never been to a festival or concert with this many people shoving their way up front. If you really want to be up front, get there early. I put in my time with Pulp, getting there a couple of acts in advance. Don't try to arrive 5 minutes before they start and try to shove your way in front of me telling me, "Sorry, but I'm like their biggest fan!"

    On the opposite end of the spectrum, don't get upset if you've left 4 or 5 feet of space between you and the person in front of you and someone comes and stands in front of you. You're just being selfish if you're expecting a giant radius of personal space at a concert.

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    Santigold, NERO were the only ones I was against a barricade for...
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    ADTI > Dre & Snoop was all.
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    The Sheepdogs
    Gary Clark Jr.
    Tijuana Panthers
    Childish Gambino
    Kasabian
    Justice
    Florence + the Machine
    Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg

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    Kasabian
    Pulp
    Hives
    Noel G
    Black Keys
    Arctic Monkeys
    Ximena Sariñana
    Hello Seahorse!
    Fitz and the T
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    DJ Shadow, which was a mistake.
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    St. Vincent
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    Girl Talk
    Florence and the Machine
    Wild Flag
    Growlers
    The Vaccines
    Ximena Sariñana
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    ATDI, Black Lips

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    DJ Shadow, which was a mistake.
    Wtf?

    Why you say that Amy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tharris View Post
    On the opposite end of the spectrum, don't get upset if you've left 4 or 5 feet of space between you and the person in front of you and someone comes and stands in front of you. You're just being selfish if you're expecting a giant radius of personal space at a concert.
    This. My girlfriend had a particularly hard time grasping this concept, that if you are standing in a crowd and space opens up in front of you, you have to move forward to fill it or someone is just going to stand in front of you. Not so bad for us - I'm 6'1" and she's 5'9" or so, but still, you'd think by the third day she'd have the hang of it.

    I was also up front only for Pulp and Arctic Monkeys (the mosh pit opened directly behind me - I was one person from the rail a little left of center). Other shows, mostly in the Mojave, I could have easily gotten to the front with a little more effort, but I was fine where I was at.
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    Perhaps if you had spent more time planning your sets out and less time playing slutty Indian this wouldn't be so difficult for you.

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    Wolf Gang
    Dragonette
    Squeeze
    Kasabian
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    Thundercat

    I was also pretty up close to Kaiser Chiefs and Noel Gallagher.
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    Santigold and Fitz&TheTantrums.

    Santigold was amazing, i wish she had a set time an hour or so later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8njam View Post
    does that mean you get "side-stage" or somethin?
    There was a "Guest Viewing Area" in the front of the stage along the rail that we had access to, and could also go backstage and through the artist compound. It was great not having to worry about showing up to shows early.
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    Madness
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    Sean Kuti and Egypt 80 (kind of just walked up)
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    Hate to brag but I had front row for all bands since I had a Photo Pass. First time ever with a Photo Pass and it was AWESOME! No Coachella will be the same without it : (

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    I was behind the people on the railing at Zeds Dead, which was the craziest fucking crowd I saw at Coachella. Most pits everywhere around me. Also right at the front for Modeselektor, which was sick. So much fucking bass at that show, they sounded fucking gnarly.
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    Right up front, dead center for Beats Antique, Lucent Dossier. Tried to get up front but got close for Pulp. Up front for Buzzcocks. Other bands I was close and very comfortable, even though I could have made it to the front: The Horrors, Sub-Focus, The Big Pink, Band of Skulls, Gotye, Borgore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jher011 View Post
    Hate to brag but I had front row for all bands since I had a Photo Pass. First time ever with a Photo Pass and it was AWESOME! No Coachella will be the same without it : (
    front row...for 3 songs.

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    Gotye.

    And some early sets like Other Lives and some Saraha stuff, but that was easy cuz it was fairly not crowded early on. So those dont count.

    I had a lot more fun this year not trying to stake out spots up close. However, there were a couple of bands in tents I knew would be crowded so I planned ahead. Because I hate seeing tent shows outside of the tent. So I got there early for Gotye.

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    I was in the front row all day Friday at the Coachella stage (except for Swedish House Mafia, because I left to see the Horrors), all day Saturday at the Coachella stage and all day Sunday at the Outdoor Theatre. I am sure a fellow board member snapped a few shots of me there because they have in past years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nealocus View Post
    The Sheepdogs
    Gary Clark Jr.
    Tijuana Panthers
    Childish Gambino
    Kasabian
    Justice
    Florence + the Machine
    Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg

    How the hell did you get front row for Florence and Dre/Snoop. Impossible

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