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    After attending Coachella for 7 of the past 8 years, I have never been able to figure out the point of the Do Lab and/or why the sound technicians insist on keeping the bass levels so high that it constantly interferes with the sets on the Gobi, Outdoor and Coachella stages. Plus, this thing is a logistical impediment, given that it is located right smack in the middle of the grounds, in the way of anyone and everyone walking from one end of the grounds (Coachella Stage) to the other (Sahara Tent). I effin hate the Do Lab. #dontlab

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    Default Re: DON"T LAB -- Why is the Do Lab so awful?!? #DONTLAB

    Sahara sound bleeds into the Mohave as well

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    like being at a house party and complaining that people are dancing in the living room while you're trying to have a conversation in the kitchen

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    The Do Lab makes me LOL.

    It can stay.
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    No it's like being at a house party and having some uninvited guest show up with a shitty dupstep mixtape on a boombox while you're trying to play your party mix on the living room sound system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    No it's like being at a house party and having some uninvited guest show up with a shitty dupstep mixtape on a boombox while you're trying to play your party mix on the living room sound system.
    I've had fun in the Do-Lab and soundbleed is unfortunately inevitable at big fests... but this is spot on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gribbz View Post
    I've had fun in the Do-Lab and soundbleed is unfortunately inevitable at big fests... but this is spot on.
    The soundbleed was far worse this year than I remember it being in the past.

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    Like being at a crazy fun house party where some guy sets up a hose in the backyard and cools you off and makes you dance before you go back into the sweaty house.

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    The soundbleed was far worse this year than I remember it being in the past.
    Really? Damn.
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    Has Pitchfork revealed it's top 200 covers by Arcade Fire yet?

    Bonobo (DJ set) - 10/10 - The Mohawk
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    Caribou & Jessy Lanza - 11/23 - The Mohawk

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    I like the Do Lab, but it is getting too big. They moved it too close to the tents. They need to relocate it closer to where the house art installation was. That or just do away with all the food vendors. That's prime real estate wasted on food. I'm bias because I don't eat there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    No it's like being at a house party and having some uninvited guest show up with a shitty dupstep mixtape on a boombox while you're trying to play your party mix on the living room sound system.
    Exactly this.

    Keep it if you must. But for christ's sakes, move it.
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    They should move the merch to where the do lab is and move the do lab back there or something... although the Do Lab LOOKS cool where it is, it just doesnt sound cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gribbz View Post
    Really? Damn.
    Yeah dude, it's pretty fucking bad this year. We were in the back of the Gobi trying to watch Father John Misty but it was like hearing a constant trap remix of his music. Closer to the stage you couldn't hear a bleed, so I moved up quite a bit.

    It seemed as if it was a little closer to the Gobi this year, perhaps due to the art in the middle of the field, which seemed to occupy more space this time around.
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    Default Re: DON"T LAB -- Why is the Do Lab so awful?!? #DONTLAB

    The soundbleed was pretty bad this year.

    Anyone remember how tiny it was in 07? It was literally a few shitty tents and a couple speaker stacks. Let's go back to that.
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    I heard it all the way from Wisconsin as I was trying to watch some Nancy Grace last Friday night
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    Quote Originally Posted by PulpOne View Post
    I like the Do Lab, but it is getting too big. They moved it too close to the tents. They need to relocate it closer to where the house art installation was. That or just do away with all the food vendors. That's prime real estate wasted on food. I'm bias because I don't eat there.
    It was much closer to the tents and seemed to take up a lot more room. I never went in, but it looked very clustered where it was. Was that white 2 story plank (not sure what else to call it) part of the lab or that weird science hippo thing? I remember in 09 it seemed to just grow in the middle of the field and looked like it's own little island. I know people still complained about the sound, but at least it looked pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn163 View Post
    It was much closer to the tents and seemed to take up a lot more room. I never went in, but it looked very clustered where it was. Was that white 2 story plank (not sure what else to call it) part of the lab or that weird science hippo thing? I remember in 09 it seemed to just grow in the middle of the field and looked like it's own little island. I know people still complained about the sound, but at least it looked pretty.
    The hippo thing wasn't part of it. And I don't know what two story plank you're talking about, but probably wasn't part of it either. I went in for Lowriderz, had fun then left for Wu.

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    If it isn't moved, they really need to do something similar to the 2011 model. That year the do lab had some sound bleed, but the cover on it helped a bit.
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    like being at a house party and complaining that people are dancing in the living room while you're trying to have a conversation in the kitchen
    haha

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    The Do Lab makes me LOL.

    It can stay.
    but it was way louder this year, they should switch it with the house thing



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    Is Pumpkin playing this year? If so, condolences

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    I like it.

    Hot chix.

    Cold water.

    Tasty grooves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PulpOne View Post
    The hippo thing wasn't part of it. And I don't know what two story plank you're talking about, but probably wasn't part of it either. I went in for Lowriderz, had fun then left for Wu.
    I'll look through my pictures and see if I can find what I'm talking about.

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    Default Re: DON"T LAB -- Why is the Do Lab so awful?!? #DONTLAB

    Please go check out the Lucent Dossier Experience if you have time. Preferably a night show. My mind got fucked on Friday


    Not to mention there was a pimp with 2 hookers and the girls kept trying to entice guys to dance with them while the pimp, a tiny Asian man with glasses and shoulder length straight hair, kept a watchful eye on his girls. Was pretty funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trick Loves The Kids View Post
    Is Pumpkin playing this year? If so, condolences
    Shout out to Pumpkin W2! Condolences, Condolences, Pumpkin Love in the Do Lab!
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    My favorite part of a Pumpkin set is when he fades, without mixing, from one mellow indie rock remix to another. That shit is killer.

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    Dude, mine too! Im feeling you on this, we're riding that pumpkin vibe right now.
    09,10,12w1,13w1

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