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    Default Pearl Jam will play Coachella in 2013...here's why.

    From a historical perspective, it just seems inevitable. With Pearl Jam literally introducing Indio and the Polo Grounds to live music in 1993, it can (and has been argued) that without that show, Coachella may not even exist. They had the balls to stage the first ever rock concert on the Polo Grounds and managed to draw 25,000 fans, in the process proving that Indio is a viable place to host live music.

    From GV's side, they'd be a major draw. The have one of the most devoted fan bases in the world and have no problem selling out large venues like Madison Square Garden or the Philly Spectrum (for multiple consecutive shows, at that). If they play, you know a large contingent of their fan base would show up. And they are one of the most respected live bands in the world, both by other artists and by knowledgeable observers. It's no stretch to see them as a Saturday headliner on par with Radiohead, Roger Waters, etc.

    So...2013 will be the 20 year anniversary of the concert that started it all. On top of that, the band is rumored to be working on their next album, with a release of late 2012 or early 2013 a reasonable expectation. And, they are starting to pick up their touring schedule, with a number of festivals already on the horizon. That doesn't add up to a sure thing, of course, but even at this far-away stage I think it makes for pretty interesting speculation.

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    Eddies better! signed!

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    RAPE STOVE

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    Deja vu

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    Wow, blast from the past. 5 years ago. Nice find. I don't even remember writing that.

    So, I was wrong for 15. But I feel strong about 20.

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    His thread made sense then, makes even more sense now..... especially w/ the new album.
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    I wasn't disputing anything. Just observing. I am as on board for Pearl Jam as anyone else is.
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    Because Coachella needs someone who can sell tickets..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neighborhood Creep View Post
    Because Coachella needs someone who can sell tickets..
    Coachella 2013 will sell out with or without bands "who can sell tickets." But the most critical aspect of a festival's success is its ability to continuously draw buzz from the ticket-buying populace. The greater the buzz, the more in-demand the tickets, the better for the long term success of the festival.

    Let's say GV says fuck it and fails to book any major, ticket-selling headliners this year. Sure, Coachella 2013 will still sell out. But tickets won't be in as great demand, scoring a ticket won't be looked upon with the same high regard, new festival-goers will be reduced, and the buzz will lose some of its luster. That would not bode well for future years.

    Ticket-selling bands like Radiohead, Dre/Snoop, etc. are particularly critical to the health of the festival because they bring in new blood who wouldn't normally sacrifice 3 days / $350 to attend. A portion of these festival goers then become lovers of Coachella and future attendees, and the festival has grown in ways that it couldn't if the same old attendees just kept coming back year after year.

    Of course, GV knows this, and that's why they will continuously pay top dollar for big-time, ticket-selling bands. It's just common sense, dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkunafraid View Post
    A portion of these festival goers then become lovers of Coachella and future attendees, and the festival has grown in ways that it couldn't if the same old attendees just kept coming back year after year.

    Of course, GV knows this, and that's why they will continuously pay top dollar for big-time, ticket-selling bands. It's just common sense, dude.
    McCartney hooked me in 2009 and there's no way I'll miss another festival as long as I can get myself there.

    Also, saw PJ at GG Polo in 1994. Great show until Eddie got sick in the middle and Neil Young came in from the bullpen and played Cortez the Killer with the rest of the band.
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    I'm down. Signed.
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    its good to see they're already being booked for a festival here in the states....
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    I will be checking out the thumpety-thump in the Sahara tent

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowMotionApocalypse View Post
    I will be checking out the thumpety-thump in the Sahara tent
    Yeah, I guess that makes sense.
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    at first glance i assumed baily made this thread.
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    We dont give a shit. And its not happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    We dont give a shit. And its not happening.
    Yes we do give a shit - and hope that it does happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    We dont give a shit. And its not happening.
    after last years Coldplay rant im pretty sure saying things like "Its not happening" wont get you anywhere.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    We dont give a shit. And its not happening.
    Bahaha this guy obviously speaks for everyone on this board! He KNOWS its not happening, so stop wasting your time hoping

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    Ill scalp my pass if pearl jam is last years snoop or radiohead

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazzystareyes View Post
    Ill scalp my pass if pearl jam is last years snoop or radiohead
    I'll scalp you if you continue to make posts like these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyInTucson View Post
    I'll scalp you if you continue to make posts like these.
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    What?
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    Outkast - Daft Punk - Pearl Jam


    Please god

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    Quote Originally Posted by SepaGroove View Post
    Outkast - Daft Punk - Pearl Jam


    Please god


    Yes all three!!! I loveeee pearl jam!!!!

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    Hologram Andrew Wood!

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    Pearl Jam, Tool, Daft Punk

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick5745 View Post
    Pearl Jam, Tool, Daft Punk
    I'd be down with this too

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick5745 View Post
    Pearl Jam, Tool, Daft Punk
    Yeah I like this better. I really want to see Pearl Jam next year at Coachella, but I hope they are not closing out the fest. It would just be anti-climactic.

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