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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn163 View Post
    Walking in one day I overheard a 20 something year old gal say "look at all the older people coming in! It proves music doesn't have an age limit!" She was so excited.
    I firmly believe that most of those kids genuinely like seeing older people at the fests, it lets them know they don't have to stop going because they get older.

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    I would hope so! I'm having the time of my life right now and not ready to stop!

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    36 here and have just got home from Ireland after my 2nd Coachella - I get what the OP is saying, but I spent a fair bit of time in the sahara going at it hard for the likes of Madeon, Porter Robinson and rocked out hard for ATDI and whilst I definitely was "old" in terms of the number, I kept up with the pace and made sure I had fun regardless of those around me or what they might have thought. If they ignored you for being friendly then that's their problem - fuck em.

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    1973, represent!

    I wanted to smack the young lady at fIREHOSE who exclaimed "jeez, he's old!" when Mike Watt walked on stage.

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    Buzzcocks looked like they were gonna stroke out on stage....and they rocked.


    1982 here!

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    1978 represent. Wooot!
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    My first Coachella.

    I'm a month shy of 52 and I figure when I sit down and stop doing things like this...then, that will be the moment I start to actually decay.
    Bad knees may limit my dancing, but I don't plan to stop seeing concerts/festivals anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IfYouSeeKay View Post
    1978 represent. Wooot!
    1978....was the year I graduated high school...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigJT View Post
    1978....was the year I graduated high school...lol
    Cheers anyways!
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    My entire group (10 or so people) was over 30 and we enjoyed ourselves just fine. Who cares what other people may or may not think. If they're there to judge you, they're wasting their time. I've come most years since the first back in 1999 and I've always had a really good time.

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    in the past two years especially it seems the age spectrum has been extended at both ends. i see alot more younger kids and alot more 50+ crowd. this year the increase on both ends was pretty noticeable even compared to last year. i think its good for the fest that the crowd is increasingly diverse. its a beautiful thing to see a person with a full head of grey watching atari teenage riot or some kid in his early teens getting the fuck down to death grips

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    I'm 52 and I moshed a bit this year. Minor moshed, anyway. I sometimes have to remind myself I'm in my 50's. Don't be a knucklehead.
    fuck that, this is coachella! minor mosh your 52 year old ass off!

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    I am gonna rock my balls off...1978 represent! The first stop will be the Sahara tent with my Pirate Radio shirt on...not the fucked up movie but the LA radio station from the late 80's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonimouse View Post
    fuck that, this is coachella! minor mosh your 52 year old ass off!
    She was slamming with me, and I weigh about 3x what she does. So I can understand her concern.
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    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseSensitive View Post

    Then I come home and read articles that basically tell me I'm too old for Coachella.
    Fuck that.

    You're not too old for Coachella as long as you're able to go and have a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimesceneCookie View Post
    I firmly believe that most of those kids genuinely like seeing older people at the fests, it lets them know they don't have to stop going because they get older.
    yeah, i think there's a lot to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseSensitive View Post
    We actually camped among some cool people, but yeah...In passing I would make comments to people like, "Wow, Best pants at Coachella!" <-completely ignored.

    But yeah, I will keep going because I had the time of my life, those kids were just SUCH a buzz kill!
    i'd blame the crowd and not your age. in general, the crowd this year was less friendly and outgoing than in previous years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    She was slamming with me, and I weigh about 3x what she does. So I can understand her concern.
    staying out of the pit due to safety reasons is one thing. staying out because youre "too old" is another. tho i can understand how depending on the pit that line might start to blur at some point...

    but i think you know what i mean. just saying dont let age alone be the determining factor

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphrael View Post
    i'd blame the crowd and not your age. in general, the crowd this year was less friendly and outgoing than in previous years.
    I thought the crowd was great this year. Last year I tried to strike up conversation with the people near me before sets and no one felt like talking, but this year people actually talked to me and some talked to me without me provoking the conversation. it might be because I wore deodorant this year? lol
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    I'm 28, but I love a ton of newer bands.
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    btw there was an older gentleman (guessing at least upper 50s) at gotye wearing a shirt that said something along the lines of "you're never too old to stop loving music". i tapped him on the shoulder and i said i thought his shirt was great. he seemed really pleased by my comment. you go dude.
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    I'm 31, 32 soon, never been to coachella, I know that this is one of my last festivals, during my twenties I went to probably to more then 100 festivals, but I don't know why I stop going, for some reason I don't go anymore, But coachella is something I can't miss, I have heard lots of things about this festival and never had the opportunity...I'm just a bit worried how my body is going to react, I used to party for daayss!!, now I only last hours, I get tired very easy even with effects of alcohol and drugs, I don't know, I haven't been to one of these in a loong time...I'm just looking forward in having a good time regardless my age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orange View Post
    I'm 31, 32 soon, never been to coachella, I know that this is one of my last festivals, during my twenties I went to probably to more then 100 festivals, but I don't know why I stop going, for some reason I don't go anymore, But coachella is something I can't miss, I have heard lots of things about this festival and never had the opportunity...I'm just a bit worried how my body is going to react, I used to party for daayss!!, now I only last hours, I get tired very easy even with effects of alcohol and drugs, I don't know, I haven't been to one of these in a loong time...I'm just looking forward in having a good time regardless my age.
    I went to my first Coachella at 31; now i'm 38. It's really my favorite event of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphrael View Post
    I went to my first Coachella at 31; now i'm 38. It's really my favorite event of the year.
    I am also 38, but I went to my first Coachella at age 26.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic Viper View Post
    btw there was an older gentleman (guessing at least upper 50s) at gotye wearing a shirt that said something along the lines of "you're never too old to stop loving music". i tapped him on the shoulder and i said i thought his shirt was great. he seemed really pleased by my comment. you go dude.
    He was there last year too. Did he fix the spelling this time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    I am also 38, but I went to my first Coachella at age 26.


    I was in norcal then, and I had no drivers' license; indio might as well have been another planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    He was there last year too. Did he fix the spelling this time?
    haha, if i remember correctly yes he did.
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    Can we change the title of this thread to +40 thread? The OP is an asshole!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Fuzz View Post
    Can we change the title of this thread to +40 thread? The OP is an asshole!
    I probably AM an asshole, but how could you tell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trakball View Post
    1973, represent!

    I wanted to smack the young lady at fIREHOSE who exclaimed "jeez, he's old!" when Mike Watt walked on stage.
    woot 1973!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewbles View Post
    Hot thread. I went last weekend, can't make weekend 2. If any of you old tops go next year and camp, we should camp together and throw down. I have a grill, good supplies, and bring good vibes. I'm 28 and felt old last weekend for some reason. I'd love to chill with some seasoned vets and make some new (old) friends.
    haha, i feel ya man, im 28 and definitely stayed out of the Sahara (and I've been djing for a decade lol), I guess it's not exactly where I want to be anymore. I do want to camp next year too.

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