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    Miike Snow were fantastic and I wasn't planning on seeing them at all.

    Which set blind-sided you with awesomeness?

    edit: shit can someone edit the thread title from 'What' to 'Which'?
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    Pulp was WAY more awesome than I thought. Also Sub Focus and St. Vincent. I knew St. Vincent was badass but the stage-dive singing was amazing.

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    azealia
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    the best songs are the ones that dont remind you of anyone in particular yet still give you that utter euphoric contentedness of perfection in your mind, body and soul. keep them close.
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    A bag of doritos > RHCP > getting kicked in the balls > Mumford & Sons > skinned alive > Macklemore
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    Ohh god, you guys are so fucking sensitive. Yes there is potential to get laid at Coachella if you camp or are willing to have sex against the fences by the Sahara.

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    Azealia Banks. I have never seen a mid-day Gobi set go off like that. The crowd went mental.
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    it was so good. my number 3 of the weekend
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    the best songs are the ones that dont remind you of anyone in particular yet still give you that utter euphoric contentedness of perfection in your mind, body and soul. keep them close.
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    A bag of doritos > RHCP > getting kicked in the balls > Mumford & Sons > skinned alive > Macklemore
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    Ohh god, you guys are so fucking sensitive. Yes there is potential to get laid at Coachella if you camp or are willing to have sex against the fences by the Sahara.

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    We Were Promised Jetpacks.
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    Justice.
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    you shut your whorish mouth when talking about the sea king.

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    Justice.
    #2 on my surprised list.
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    Beats Antique
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    Breakbot surprised me in a bad way.

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    Dragonette was incredible. I had no preconceived notions of what it would be like before I heard them. It was great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by romanticizer View Post
    Breakbot surprised me in a bad way.
    that would be your bad, not his (or whatever).
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    If moles had subways, molestation wouldn't be one of the creepiest words there is ....
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    Givers were great. Also really liked the Hives. The singer was very entertaining. A great showman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyroad 04 View Post
    Givers were great. Also really liked the Hives. The singer was very entertaining. A great showman.
    he was annoying and talked too much.
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    The Shins. I picked up Oh, Inverted World before coachella and it just didn't impress me all that much, but watching them play was magical. Totally love this band now.

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    Azealia Banks was indeed nuts, I had no idea her crowd and her set would be going off so hard!

    Justice too, in the sense, they rocked it so hard in 07/08, then put out a shitty as fuck album compared to Cross, I had no idea what to expect from the new live set with new material, and they were chopping it up awesomely! I didnt much care for 10min versions of DANCE and AVD.... but, overall, I was jumping up and down and having fun, almost as much as I did back in the day.
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    For me it was Death Grips. I wasn't crazy about their studio stuff but their live show was a blast. Favorite show of the weekend by far.

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    company flow put together a really good set too. i'd heard some meh things about their set at ATP but the tent was empty so i figured i would check it out. walked right up to the stage and they went off. good show.
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    Azelia Banks: I was surprised her set was so short.

    BADUM CHH.

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    well, when you kill it that fucking hard i guess you don't need a full set. she brought it.
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    the best songs are the ones that dont remind you of anyone in particular yet still give you that utter euphoric contentedness of perfection in your mind, body and soul. keep them close.
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    A bag of doritos > RHCP > getting kicked in the balls > Mumford & Sons > skinned alive > Macklemore
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    i was surprised when i saw photos of the crowd at the airplane boys. i've never seen a crowd that small for any act ever.

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    Florence

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    Death Grips

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    Only caught four songs from Miike Snow, but they rework their songs great live. I heard good things about their show, but I had to see some to believe it. The Kaskade conflict was difficult.
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    Gotye and Death Grips

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    Neon Indian or Girls

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    Was very pleasantly surprised by how rocking/great Feist was. I had previously thought of her as a mellow singer-songwriter but this show was dynamite, with 20+ musicians on stage. She herself was simply fantastic and I find I really want to seek out more of her music now that I know she got it goin on!

    I also had not checked out Amon Tobin at all beforehand and was completely blown away. Not something I would have thought I'd like before going to the festival, but it totally opened my mind.
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    I was dragged to Calvin Harris, and I was dancing and grooving by the time he dropped Block Rockin Beats rmx.

    VERY Surprised how far his set has come since I saw him on a pair of cdj's at Voyuer(which was absolute shit!) He must have learned how to use ableton or something...
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    Death Grips. The most unique act of the weekend that I saw. Some crazy shit was going on in there.

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