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    Quote Originally Posted by KickerConspiracy View Post
    At the very least they could shut it down at 9:00pm or so, now that they have the Yuma tent to add to the Sahara and Heineken Dome. It's always crap trying to listen to a quieter band in the Gobi (Scala/Kolacny a few years ago, Dead Can Dance this year, etc) late at night, and having to get really close to hear it without interference but wanting to sit down.
    Uh Lisa Gerrard filled the Polo Fields with her voice no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stcee View Post
    Perhaps quiet acts should play at a greater distance? Put them where the Sahara is and move the Sahara over a bit?

    The Do Lab is better than most of the festival, a shame people seem so threatened by it.
    No one is threatened by it, they are annoyed by it. There is nothing threatening than people spending a shitload of money to see the same shit they will see when they go to the next "party" by the do lab. Take it to lightening in a bottle.

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    I loved the do lab this year...perfect central location to cool off. Water is the best.

    I was a little pissed at the sound bleed though. I don't remember it being so loud. Feels like they turned up the volume.

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    I want to have a stage where a bunch of quasi amateurs can play loud, screamy indie and punk. We can set it up next to a dance stage and make sure that the amps are loud enough to compete with whatever's going on the dance stage at the time.
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    It's hard to argue with that.

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    Oh wait, that would probably be annoying as fuck. So why does the Do Lab get to do it? Because squirt guns?
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    It's hard to argue with that.

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    Did it take up even more space this year? Felt like the combination of size and proximity to the Gobi (and even Outdoor) stages caused more sound and traffic problems than usual.

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    With the expansion of the festival next year, I really hope they shuffle things around to the point where the do lab is nowhere near any other stages. Fuck, put it in the terrace or campgrounds if needed.
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    I enjoy the central location of the do lab every year. It is great to walk through after a sweating through a set in a packed tent, or standing in the sun on the main/outdoor. This could just as easily be achieved by having a large mist station/tent or just art that has water spiggots. There is really no need to have music there. It can only hold a few hundred people anyways, not a huge deal.

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    This year's do lab sound bleed was the worst to date. Pair that with scheduling quiet acts like Spiritualized and Rodriguez for the Gobi, and wow.. What a mess.

    It's a shame that Coachella brings in an act like Rodriguez, and immediately pisses all over the experience and the sentiment with the bass from the do lab. I'm not suggesting that he was of the clout to shut everything down a la Cohen, but c'mon!

    For Spiritualized, I tried several different spaces to find a place where Jason was more audible than the Gobi. Putting my head right in front of the PA seemed to be the only solution.

    If there must be a do lab, could it be in the entrance plaza like the old dome? Perhaps have it out in camping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loubque View Post
    No one is threatened by it, they are annoyed by it. There is nothing threatening than people spending a shitload of money to see the same shit they will see when they go to the next "party" by the do lab. Take it to lightening in a bottle.
    I guess it's because I'm old and I don't get out much, but the one and only time I go to a "Do Lab party" is at Coachella. It sucks that a small, vocal portion of The Coachella Message Board doesn't like The Do Lab, but being that is packed with people grooving all day long, it would seem to me that most people actually enjoy The Do Lab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    I want to have a stage where a bunch of quasi amateurs can play loud, screamy indie and punk. We can set it up next to a dance stage and make sure that the amps are loud enough to compete with whatever's going on the dance stage at the time.
    This is a great idea. We can call it the Hell Hole and set it up where we had the photo meetup. And we can have squirt guns and topless dancers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stcee View Post
    but being that is packed with people grooving all day long, it would seem to me that most people actually enjoy The Do Lab.
    "it would seem to me that because some people enjoy it, most people enjoy it."

    fucking stupid. You've got an intellect to match your face.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    "it would seem to me that because some people enjoy it, most people enjoy it."

    fucking stupid. You've got an intellect to match your face.
    Listen, you old bald cunt: if I want your opinion, I'd give it to you. "intellect to match my face", LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyInTucson View Post
    With the expansion of the festival next year
    Expansion of the festival? Did I miss something? Will there be a coachella month?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanp View Post
    Expansion of the festival? Did I miss something? Will there be a coachella month?
    The area behind the Outdoor Theatre (currently artist trailers) has been approved to be festival grounds next year.
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    I caught the Lucient Dossier Experience (sorry if i butchered that) on Friday night and it might of been my favorite of the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimesceneCookie View Post
    The Gobi was never so crowded that you couldn't just move closer to the stage to drown out the Do Lab sound, at least for the sets I saw there (I opted out of Rodriguez). I was worried it would ruin Father John but he was surprisingly loud up close.
    That being said, I generally like the Do Lab but I agree they really should find a solution for the sound bleed.
    Quote Originally Posted by stcee View Post
    I guess it's because I'm old and I don't get out much, but the one and only time I go to a "Do Lab party" is at Coachella. It sucks that a small, vocal portion of The Coachella Message Board doesn't like The Do Lab, but being that is packed with people grooving all day long, it would seem to me that most people actually enjoy The Do Lab.
    I was 20 feet from the speaker stack at Rodriguez and it was still an issue. Grimes was petty packed.

    Not sure why 300 people in the do lab(some there only for the water spray) take priority over 5,000-10,000 trying to catch a priority act in their tent.

    I also raises the question about how the do lab speakers are pointed and if the headset sound guys that wander around at the atrt of sets weren't doing their jobs. They change volume according to number of people in attendance.

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    The Do Lab drowning out act after act in the Gobi, was the single biggest problem with Coachella last year. That was my fourth weekend on the polo fields, and I don't ever remember this being an issue before. I am a fan of the do lab and have also been to 4 LIB's, so I'm not hating, but this was definitely messed up last year. I don't wan't to be talking about it again THIS year, so here are some suggestions on how to fix the problem. *Some of these may have already been suggested previously in this thread.*

    1. Beef up the Gobi's system, especially toward the middle and back. Add another set of speakers on the ceiling at about the midway point, and maybe another set at the back too. Please make sure they can carry some bass.

    2. The Do Lab's sound system seems like it points in every direction. Can this be cut down a little bit? Could the system just point toward the Yuma/entrance/Ferris wheel direction? Or go ahead and leave the 360 degree sound system, but turn it so that the backstage of the do lab faces the Gobi, and the big front stage speaker stacks are pointing away from it.

    3. Move the lab farther away. I don't ever remember it being that close to the Gobi. I think there might have been some complaints about the bleed into the main in past years, but personally for me that was never much of a problem. There's a lot more room to get away from the do lab at the main, and it's easy to get close to a speaker stack too. Plus, the overall system is obviously MUCH louder than the Gobi's. Maybe you can find a happy medium location in between the two. Or maybe it could go where the Pure Filth dome was in 2009? Maybe it could trade places with the Yuma? Maybe it could go where the Ferris Wheel is? (Probably just committed sacrilege with that last one.)

    4) An art installation/wall divider. I could see some type of wooden wall/art project or art installation that could go between the two stages. Maybe place it between the natural lanes of people heading toward the Mojave/Sahara and those heading back from there. This may help with the flow of foot traffic too. Or put the wall/art installation closer to the lab or even closer to the Gobi. Something, ANYTHING to break up the sound heading toward the Gobi.

    Please add to the list if you have any ideas.

    Get this fixed or you might as well just ax the Gobi altogether. It was kinda pointless to try and watch Rodriguez, TNGHT, and others, as they were all just getting drowned out by the WOMP WOMP. Thank you in advance for getting this fixed!

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