Who else saw Altern 8 there? That was the only artist that was worth seeing at EDC for me.
I was a Porter Robinson hater, but left his set very impressed.
A ton of things were improved over last year, that I'm sure people that didn't go can watch or read about, but one HUGE negative step backwards they did this year, was NOT allowing people to walk the lesser-known-sort-of-secret back way to the left front of the Kinetic Field stage. Last 2 years you could quite easily walk around the back, up the left side, and right up to the front, even during 3AM headliner slots. This year, they took away that option, which forced everyone to fight their way through the heavy bottlenecks. If there was a secret back way this year (that wasn't VIP) then my group could not find it.
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2013 Coachella FF Team = Demaryius TargaryenOriginally Posted by Coachella FAQ;
Had a blast at my 1st EDC! My top 5:
2) Wolfgang Gartner
4) Above & Beyond
5) Knife Party
The Deadmau5 set at the Wet Republic yesterday was the highlight of the weekend for me though. He destroyed the Wet Republic, everyone was going ape shit over the Mau5
3/5- Datsik, Catalyst
3/12- Tool, Bill Graham
3/21- Calvin Harris, SAP Center
3/25- Kings of Leon, SAP Center
4/17- QOTSA, Bill Graham
4/17- Sam Smith, Rickshaw
4/18- Disclosure, Greek
4/19- Ellie Goulding, Bill Graham
4/28- Franz Ferdinand, Fox Theater
5/1- ArminOnly, SAP Center
5/16 & 17- Lindsey Stirling, Warfield
5/17- Purity Ring (DJ set), Mezzanine
7/30- Arcade Fire, Shoreline
8/17- Paramore- Concord Pavilion
9/22 & 23- Katy Perry, SAP Center
Well I had a blast going Sunday night. Saw Hawtin and wandered around, catching some of the Basscon stage, Noisia (again, after Coachella '12), Art Department, Sasha, Jamie Jones, Carl Cox, Knife Party, Kill the Noise, Krewella, etc etc. The atmosphere is pretty insane and I dug the pyro. Walking in and seeing it all for the first time was kind of a mindfuck. Tons of rides, fireworks, etc. Sure there are things Coachella does better (FOOD) but I'd go again next year. Can't imagine doing it more than a day tho.
You mean you think that a rapidly expanding economic sector might right itself and scale back down at some point?
I'm curious why not many festivals in Europe or beyond have festivals pulling double weekends. Is it because they're not selling out as fast as these US ones have been as of late or is this just a big American money grab?
I'm also curious if Coachella will ever scale back down to one weekend.
11/21 - Pearl Jam - Viejas Arena
Slightly different but Primavera has two weekends in different cities; Porto and Barcelona. Sonar as a brand is held in multiple cities around the world. Tomorrowland is moving that direction. Rock im Park and Rock am Ring have the same lineup on the same weekend in two different cities in Germany. Reading and Leeds festival does the same. There are probably some that I'm forgetting or don't even know about.
they talked about it at the conference a number of times. it will be 2 weekends. they are also looking to expand to nearly 20 countries over the next 5 years.
Is Krewella a joke? Serious question here
Well the land at EDC is all Concrete, so I don't think that applies.
Well yeah, that wasn't the point. EDC could do 2 weekends, but there are a number of logistic issues that prevent Glastonbury from going that route.
Haha your right! My reading comprehension suck today...
Regardless I think two weeks is a horrible idea for EDC. I doubt they can sell out two weekends.
satudady night i couldnt even hear myself talk,loud music, all stages were packed, i hate how they turned down the sound on all stages sunday night(confirmed by talking to the basspod sound guys), my guess was to make people get closer to the stage, felt alot of negative engergy sunday night,no one wanted to get close or dance anymore, more hostile pushing shoving sunday night, friday night was real cute, people kept filming me and my lady freind dancing, one even said we were fcuking adorable and gave my girl a bracelet, my gf started getting paranoid because people were filming us dancing at multiple sets, we werent even on drugs, we were just doing cute shit and feeding off each others energy,
people would ask me if i wanted to buy molly, then they would just give some to me, weird,loved the weather, loved the super chill security all three nights, my GF talked her way in all three nights, and she didnt even have a ticket OR AN ID!!!! basically i will go again next year only friday night and sell my sat and sunday ticket, and not even rent a hotel... shitty margaritas shitty food, i love how i could buy alot of beer and give it to my underage lady friend and drink together walking around aha.
That's it. I'm going next year
I'ma ball at the mall shuttin' down the sea wall
Im sure edc was fun, im not debating that. Im telling you that there are better edm parties for much cheaper, a win/win. If you dot believe me, whatever, its your fafsa money your flushing down the toilet with all those other 18-22 year olds.
"How long will this last, this delicious feeling of being alive, of having penetrated the veil which hides beauty and the wonders of celestial vistas? It doesn't matter, as there can be nothing but gratitude for even a glimpse of what exists for those who can become open to it."
I fully intend on hitting DEMF up next year, but I seriously cannot understand criticizing people for having a good time. You call them idiots for doing what they do, tell them about a superior party, and then get pissed when they show up. (like people in the DEMF thread did this year)
I had a fantastic time, can't remember having more fun to be perfectly honest. If you want to talk shit about that, then be my guest. Watching Art Department > Sasha > Jamie Jones as the supermoon set behind them, and the sun rose behind us was surreal. I mean, I was on the middle of a goddamn race track listening to Sasha for the supermoon, where were you? What should I have been doing if that was such a bad idea? Should I have been at home depressed that I needed to go to work the next day? Should I have been listening to some obscure mix somebody mentioned on the board? Anything but the biggest party in the country, right? Why would I go hang out with a bunch of ravers? They know how to do a lot of things, but having fun must not be one of them. Why on earth would I sit by the Mirage's pool all day when I could be at the Double Tree in Detroit, right?
I felt zero negative vibes all weekend, it was amazing. I'll be back.
^ Although I didn't stick around for their sets in full I was around for all 3 of the aforementioned and they were great.
One thing worth mentioning is the production values compared to other perhaps more credible fests. Is there anything inherently 'wrong' with enjoying the massive stages, lights, pyrotechnics, lasers, fireworks etc. as a complement to the music?
3/8: Voices from the Lake LIVE @ Monarch
3/17: Forest Swords @ The Independent
3/19: Tycho @ The Catalyst
3/22: St. Vincent @ The Fox
3/22: Dance Mania & Mister Saturday Night @ PW
3/23: Kraftwerk @ The Fox
4/6: Trentemoller @ Mezzanine
4/15: The Knife @ The Fox
4/16: Factory Floor @ The Independent
4/17: The Afghan Whigs @ Slim's
4/26: Simian Mobile Disco, Earth @ Pappy and Harriet's
5/2-5/4: Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch