Page 7 of 10 FirstFirst ... 2345678910 LastLast
Results 181 to 210 of 273

Thread: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

  1. #181
    old school Mr. Fuzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    theFUZZHOUSE
    Posts
    2,968

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    Goldenvoice is a huge entity with a similarly sized impact on the local community.
    Especially the communities infrastructure.
    "ain't no thang but a chicken wang"

  2. #182
    old school Mr. Fuzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    theFUZZHOUSE
    Posts
    2,968

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    My guess is that Goldenvoice is not negotiating on this issue because they either a) want to totally marginalize the tax effort politically, and they feel that they have the maximum leverage to do so, or b) are actually using this as an excuse to execute long-gestating plans move out Indio anyway, which, according to those leaked text messages, seems like a real possibility.
    Or because they'd like to blow the extra 6 milli while laying naked on a beach in Ibiza.
    "ain't no thang but a chicken wang"

  3. #183

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    yea it sounds like they were already going to move and this tax just gave them a reason to do so sooner rather than later.
    Let's go on a livin' spree!

  4. #184
    thestripe
    Guest

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Fuzz View Post
    Or because they'd like to blow the extra 6 milli while laying naked on a beach in Ibiza.
    You do realize that the tax is on consumers, right?

  5. #185
    old school Mr. Fuzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    theFUZZHOUSE
    Posts
    2,968

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    I would be pleased if one new library, museum, park, or fire station was built with this money. Or better yet, what if, just a little bit of this money, went to employing a dozen more firemen or teachers.
    "ain't no thang but a chicken wang"

  6. #186
    Coachella Junkie Drinkey McDrinkerstein's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    DTLA, CA
    Posts
    21,362

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by thestripe View Post
    You do realize that the tax is on consumers, right?
    No, the tax was not on consumers. It would have been a tax for every ticket sold, and GV MIGHT have passed that on to consumers, but the city would have way to tax transactions made outside of the city.
    last.fm
    8/23-24/14 FYF Fest - Expo Park //8/25/14 Nine Inch Nails - Hollywood Bowl // 9/6/14 Elvis Costello & Ben Folds - Hollywood Bowl
    9/12-14/14 Riotfest - Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL // 9/18/14 Neutral Milk Hotel - Hollywood Bowl

  7. #187
    old school Mr. Fuzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    theFUZZHOUSE
    Posts
    2,968

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by thestripe View Post
    You do realize that the tax is on consumers, right?
    ..."Tollett calculated the tax would be about $36 per ticket, which he said he would not pass on to festival-goers. It would therefore cost the promoters $4 million to $6 million."
    "ain't no thang but a chicken wang"

  8. #188
    thestripe
    Guest

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Ok, got it. Just the amount it cost for a headliner. Perfect.

  9. #189
    Stage Manager captncrzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    TBD
    Posts
    19,857

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Stop feeding the troll.
    Odi profanum vulgus et arceo. I hate the unholy rabble and keep them away - Horace.
    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    Arcade FIre are a bunch of dicks, Deadmau5 is a dick, bands are dicks, David Bowie sucks dicks, Daft Punk is two human buttholes with semen for brains (that was loaded into a butthole from a dick that grew out of their moms), we're all dicks that fucked our moms assholes, God is going to put a giant dick down and fuck our mouths

  10. #190
    old school CrimesceneCookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    2,989

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    It sounds like Sam Torres intends on being a permanent thorn in GV's side.
    Why negotiate for a crappy deal with a guy who no one would want to do business with, when they could start from scratch in a city that wants them and gives them incentives?

  11. #191
    Coachella Junkie GuyInTucson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    8,081

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    Goldenvoice is a huge entity with a similarly sized impact on the local community. The responsible thing to do would be to negotiate, not play chicken with the local government. If Torres' answer to his constituents was "shut the fuck up and take it" he would be a terrible representative.
    He will also be viewed as a terrible representative if people believe he is the sole reason Indio loses out on all the money the three weekends of festivals bring to the local economy. He picked his battle poorly here. He had little foresight when pursuing this tax proposal.

    Perhaps Goldenvoice doesn't want to negotiate with a community that has tried to strong arm them in the past on multiple issues because they have no real intentions of staying anyway, but that doesn't mean Torres made a smart move with his proposal.
    Last edited by GuyInTucson; 07-05-2012 at 10:23 AM.
    10/8 - Little Dragon @ Marquee (Tempe, AZ)
    10/11 - Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Rialto Theater (Tucson, AZ)
    11/10 - The Black Keys @ US Airways Center (Phoenix, AZ)
    4/10/15 - 4/12/15 - Coachella

  12. #192
    old school HotHamWater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    A thematic narrative
    Posts
    2,671

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Surely it's possible that neither party is handling this all that well.

  13. #193
    Bambi menikmati's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    North Hollywood, CA
    Posts
    15,062

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    So funny how Torres wants us festival goers to pay more money to attend, yet he doesn't pay shit and instead receives free VIP passes each year. Fuck him.

  14. #194
    Pedley Rocks JustSteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    the Beach of Newport
    Posts
    12,130

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    Goldenvoice is a huge entity with a similarly sized impact on the local community. The responsible thing to do would be to negotiate, not play chicken with the local government. If Torres' answer to his constituents was "shut the fuck up and take it" he would be a terrible representative.
    but what if they have already found a piece of land they can control free and clear somewhere in the area, somewhere not within the limits of a city and the bureaucracy that comes with it? it could be very exciting times if an opportunity like that came along for goldenvoice.

  15. #195

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by HotHamWater View Post
    Surely it's possible that neither party is handling this all that well.
    probably the best post in here

  16. #196
    Coachella Junkie Mugwog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    6,666

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Everyone who has been going to Coachella/following it for a minute has seen this before, we've seen minor increases from the city and didn't La Quinta try to pull some random tax last year? I feel like no matter what, a governing body, whether local, state or federal, will find a way extort the most money from any successful entrepreneurs. My first year in 2004, that town was a dirt clump with a few spread out gated communities. Now that shit looks like Laguna Niguel in Orange County. No matter what, in the end, we will pay whatever increase is asked of Goldenvoice. Even though they may state, "oh yeah, we won't charge teh fans, cuz its aboutz the fanz!" They will probably spend less on their budget for the following years, smaller pay offs for bands, more PLUR related acts, owning more local homes in the area provides them with free lodging for performers and crew. Craigslist provides them with security. No matter what, we will pay for the rich, as we are the poor. God Bless Coachella.

  17. #197
    Milkshake suprefan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Burbank CA
    Posts
    43,940

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by xuclarockerx View Post
    probably the best post in here
    handling it better than you handle Woodystock.

  18. #198
    Coachella Junkie sonofhal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    8,968

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by HotHamWater View Post
    Surely it's possible that neither party is handling this all that well.
    There are two sides to the story? No way!
    Quote Originally Posted by JustSteve View Post
    well, for all intensive porpoises it is, will sell out within seconds tomorrow.
    Quote Originally Posted by korbinn View Post
    It's jsut dawned on me that I'm overly confident and a extremely ocd perfectionist.
    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    I don't give a flying fuck about the Kardashians, I doubt they know who Belle and Sebastian are.

  19. #199
    Lurker
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    22

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    http://isun.blogs.mydesert.com/2012/...a-controversy/

    Straight from the people who wrote the article. This is a ballot measure that the majority of the citizens of Indio do not want. The motivation for getting it on the ballot is purely that of a single politican who is looking to make a name for himself.
    Last edited by SFTekbear; 07-05-2012 at 01:04 PM.

  20. #200
    Coachella Junkie
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    13,133

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Well then it won't pass, will it?

  21. #201
    Coachella Junkie Drinkey McDrinkerstein's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    DTLA, CA
    Posts
    21,362

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by sonofhal View Post
    There are two sides to the story? No way!
    last.fm
    8/23-24/14 FYF Fest - Expo Park //8/25/14 Nine Inch Nails - Hollywood Bowl // 9/6/14 Elvis Costello & Ben Folds - Hollywood Bowl
    9/12-14/14 Riotfest - Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL // 9/18/14 Neutral Milk Hotel - Hollywood Bowl

  22. #202
    old school kroqken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Sherman Oaks, California.
    Posts
    5,768

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by menikmati View Post
    So funny how Torres wants us festival goers to pay more money to attend, yet he doesn't pay shit and instead receives free VIP passes each year. Fuck him.
    Can a registered voter in Indio PLEASE launch a recall campaign against Torres. It worked on the Gray Davis campaign. Lets start a RECALL TORRES campaign. Maybe someone can also create a recalltorres.com website.

  23. #203
    Coachella Junkie Miroir Noir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Zip City
    Posts
    7,353

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Cruz Bustamante for Indio City Council. No on recall, yes on Bustamante!
    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    To you guys I say Wat?????????? Off to ?????? ....... cr****
    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    It's hard to argue with that.

  24. #204
    old school CrimesceneCookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    2,989

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    Well then it won't pass, will it?
    So you're saying Sam Torres is wasting everyone's time and money?

  25. #205
    Coachella Junkie Mugwog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    6,666

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Instead of recalling him, demote him to official tamale festival curator and that's it

  26. #206
    old school HotHamWater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    A thematic narrative
    Posts
    2,671

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    Can a registered voter in Indio PLEASE launch a recall campaign against Torres. It worked on the Gray Davis campaign. Lets start a RECALL TORRES campaign. Maybe someone can also create a recalltorres.com website.
    Maybe you should create the web site, you lazy sack of shit.

  27. #207
    Coachella Junkie SoulDischarge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Vampire State Building
    Posts
    16,113

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    It's difficult staying relevant on a library computer.
    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to not give a fuck again.

  28. #208
    old school kroqken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Sherman Oaks, California.
    Posts
    5,768

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by HotHamWater View Post
    Maybe you should create the web site, you lazy sack of shit.
    I live in Los Angeles. I cannot vote in the city of Indio. A registered voter in INDIO should create the website AND start a petition drive to recall Torres. I am far from lazy, I have been involved in politics for may years, but a campaign against Torres would be more effective if done from a local activist in Indio, not a carpetbagger from L.A.

  29. #209
    Peaceful Oasis TomAz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Zenith, Winnemac
    Posts
    40,861

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    Goldenvoice is a huge entity with a similarly sized impact on the local community. The responsible thing to do would be to negotiate, not play chicken with the local government.
    From what I'd read that's exactly what they had been doing. Negotiating, and then some dickwad comes along and wants a seat at the table and proposes an unreasonable tax just to create some leverage. GV responded by creating some leverage of their own.

    Attempting to pass moral judgment on business negotiations is futile. Who gives a shit who's right and who's wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    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.

  30. #210
    Lurker
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    22

    Default Re: Goldenvoice threatens to move Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals from Indio

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimesceneCookie View Post
    So you're saying Sam Torres is wasting everyone's time and money?
    Yes. You might also be surprised to find out that the Black Eyes Peas use Autotune.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-13-2012, 01:19 AM
  2. Indio targets cash stream from Coachella and Stagecoach festivals
    By gaypalmsprings in forum Camping/Lodging
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 03-08-2012, 04:02 PM
  3. Replies: 32
    Last Post: 08-19-2011, 02:03 PM
  4. Replies: 68
    Last Post: 05-05-2011, 06:13 PM
  5. Music Festivals (Other than Bonnaroo/Coachella) 2009 Thread
    By unitedwestand in forum Other Music Festivals...
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: 03-20-2009, 11:19 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •