Fui quod es, eris quod sum. I once was what you are, you will be what I am - epitaph carved on Roman gravestones.
my opinion may be skewed, as this will be my first coachella, but i liked the way bonnaroo did it. you bought a fucking ticket (wristband). that is all. that got you a car camping spot like everyone else, unless you wanted to spring for VIP or RV or whatever. no bullshit.
however, manchester TN has a lot less around it, so i imagine coachella has more locals attending and more festival attendees trying to get into the surrounding towns for resupply, etc. so while i can see the point, i wish it were buy a wristband, go to coachella, park your shit, party.
mainly this made me mad because it made buying wristbands second hand as hard as it could possibly be. im all for security, but if thats going to be the case, dont sell so many tickets to the scalpers.
The scalper argument is tired and not valid. Don't use it.
yeah, like i said, im new. haven't seen the threads, but i'm sure there are tons of them. is the official story seriously that all of the tickets were bought by legitimite festival goers though? because that is horseshit.
wait did you mean me or frontgate?
If you look around there are a few thousand tickets available on the secondary market, out of ~180,000. Do the math.
12/15: Paul Kalkbrenner @ Mezzanine
12/17: Pere Ubu @ Slims
12/18: Holograms @ Bottom of the Hill
12/28: Mathew Johnson, HRDVSION, Ewan Pearson, Kate Simko @ PW
1/18: Toy @ The Chapel
1/23: Wooden Shjips @ The Chapel
1/25: !!! @ The Chapel
1/25: Robag Whrume @ Public Works
2/4: Frankie Rose, The Mantles @ Rickshaw Stop
2/22: Xiu Xiu @ Bottom of the Hill
2/24: Courtney Barnett @ Rickshaw Stop
3/7: Anthony Naples, Four Tet @ Echoplex
3/23: Kraftwerk @ Fox Theater Oakland
forgot how close LA was. i wonder what percentage of festival goers that accounts for. it amazes me that such a ticket entity exists that can run everyone through that queue and sell so many tickets so fast. the presales, etc. helped too im sure.