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    No, I meant LGM. Is he quoting himself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelastgreatman View Post
    "Should we say that 88,900 people showed up weekend one but that only 81,335 showed up Friday weekend two, 85,382 Saturday, and 83,758 Sunday? Oh wait, maybe we should just not be fucking assholes and say that roughly 90000 people showed up each weekend? Man, that would be a way less annoying press release."

    Humph. Well, I think that'd be more interesting than this article with an implied "ish" at the end of each statement. Not saying the exact number is needed, but something rounded up to the nearest 100th would be interesting.
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    I cannot comment to exact numbers, but W2 of this year was beyond a doubt *in my opinion* WAY fucking more crowded than any other year I have attended in the past (2008, and W2 2012). The walking area behind all of the tents (Gobi, Mojave, Sahara) was a perpetual cluster fuck after 6pm on any given day of the weekend. I was amazed.

    I cannot speak to the Clusterchella 2010 as I did not attend, but I have a hard time believing it was significantly worse. Trying to get past the Mojave during Major Lazer was borderline physically impossible no matter how far back you were. (Which makes me sad because I like ML, but I just had to bail.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseSensitive View Post
    Humph. Well, I think that'd be more interesting than this article with an implied "ish" at the end of each statement. Not saying the exact number is needed, but something rounded up to the nearest 100th would be interesting.
    You realize that Goldenvoice is only announcing any of this as a courtesy, right? They don't have to announce shit. The newspaper didn't get those numbers. The quality of the reporting has nothing to do with it. Why would Goldenvoice want to announce that a thousand or two people didn't show accurate down to hundreds? Why would they possibly give a shit?

    W2 Saturday was packed to the brim. I don't understand why all of you are so fucking insistent that this JUST CAN'T POSSIBLY BE SO.
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    It's a Bruce Fessier article. The guy isn't exactly known for his stellar journalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirtynation View Post

    I cannot speak to the Clusterchella 2010 as I did not attend, but I have a hard time believing it was significantly worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimesceneCookie View Post
    It's a Bruce Fessier article. The guy isn't exactly known for his stellar journalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelastgreatman View Post
    You realize that Goldenvoice is only announcing any of this as a courtesy, right? They don't have to announce shit. The newspaper didn't get those numbers. The quality of the reporting has nothing to do with it. Why would Goldenvoice want to announce that a thousand or two people didn't show accurate down to hundreds? Why would they possibly give a shit?

    W2 Saturday was packed to the brim. I don't understand why all of you are so fucking insistent that this JUST CAN'T POSSIBLY BE SO.
    I'm really just saying that this article is misleading. It's stating that attendance numbers were released and they only released ticket sales. I'm not demanding to know the total amount bodies on the polo fields. I am just saying that this isn't it.
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    Are you suggesting that there were a lot of people who bought a pass and then just decided not to go? I mean, yeah, there had to be some, because shit happens, but your statement implies that you seem to think there may have been a material difference between the sales number and the attendance number.
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    I'm sorry, but Weekend 2 seemed just as crowded as Weekend 1 to me. At least on Friday and Saturday. I didn't go on Sunday W2.
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    Are you suggesting that there were a lot of people who bought a pass and then just decided not to go? I mean, yeah, there had to be some, because shit happens, but your statement implies that you seem to think there may have been a material difference between the sales number and the attendance number.
    If you looked at any after-market ticket website then you clearly saw tickets in the thousands still left to be sold the day of each weekend.
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    So then you're saying they don't estimate every year and that it is only this year that tickets went unused? This could be remedied so easily. I'm sure every time you scan your wristband that information is tabulated and GV knows exactly how many people attended. It's probably kept hush so not to scare people away from attending the next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderbot View Post
    If you looked at any after-market ticket website then you clearly saw tickets in the thousands still left to be sold the day of each weekend.
    The San Diego craigslist had a ton of tix for sale just a day or two before weekend 2 started and I'm sure many weren't sold for any price. There are STILL unused tix for sale on fleabay:

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40


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    Mostly, I am saying that I read the article and became annoyed at how poorly written it is and how the body of the article does not support te headline. I agree that not all 90K tickets that were sold were used. I don't know if I'd say a "lot" were not used. But the clunky article even states that it does not include artist or guest wristbands. The number could, perhaps, be greater than 90K.

    The article is shit and gave me Larry David Face upon reading.
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    Why the hell would a lower attendance number scare people away from attending?
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    What if they scanned my wristband twice in a day, did they double count me? Or do they just prorate based on time you spent in the venue to arrive at some Full Time Festival Attendee Equivalent?
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    In other words GV and the desert cities are making bank...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    Goldenvoice said 90,000 people bought three-day passes to each of the two weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
    That's a sales figure. Not attendance. The fact that the author suggests an attendance figure has released is misleading.

    Argue all you want about how many people actually showed up though. My impression of that is based purely on the number of tickets on the re-sale market during the week of the event. That doesn't necessarily indicate anything though. Maybe attendance was close to complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    I'm sorry, but Weekend 2 seemed just as crowded as Weekend 1 to me. At least on Friday and Saturday. I didn't go on Sunday W2.
    I think W1 was slightly more crowded overall... but not by much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelastgreatman View Post
    I think that they don't base attendance figures on sales figures. You know those fucking things they have that scan you in and out? Do you think they don't use those to keep a count?
    oh, you mean those things they were telling people not to scan on friday because the line at security was too long? yeah, those.
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    I'd say every every year you can make the same approximation of sales figures vs. actual attendence figures. There's so many variables, but I would definitely assume that by now the numbers have to be constantly similar.

    Every year there's going to be tickets that are never used, no-shows, etc, etc, blahblahblah. These sales numbers at least give us a BASE number to look at. In other words, nobody is 100% sure what the ACTUAL number really is and these arguments are irrelevant.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thirtynation View Post

    I cannot speak to the Clusterchella 2010 as I did not attend, but I have a hard time believing it was significantly worse. (Which makes me sad because I like ML, but I just had to bail.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmoneyak View Post
    In other words, nobody is 100% sure what the ACTUAL number really is and these arguments are irrelevant.
    This used to be the case, but since they've done the RFID switch....


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    Quote Originally Posted by gmoneyak View Post
    I'd say every every year you can make the same approximation of sales figures vs. actual attendence figures. There's so many variables, but I would definitely assume that by now the numbers have to be constantly similar.

    Every year there's going to be tickets that are never used, no-shows, etc, etc, blahblahblah. These sales numbers at least give us a BASE number to look at. In other words, nobody is 100% sure what the ACTUAL number really is and these arguments are irrelevant.
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    And how many comp'd / 'guest' attendees were there as well?

    I'm thinking at least 5k.

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    "All you have to do is look at how many hundreds of tickets were on Craigslist and Stubhub to know that a significant chunk of 90,000 fucking tickets weren't being used."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fourthisto View Post
    I think W1 was slightly more crowded overall... but not by much.
    At dusk on Saturday there was a HUGE crowd of people milling around and/or rushing to their next stage. If I wasn't medicated, I would have been freaking out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    At dusk on Saturday there was a HUGE crowd of people milling around and/or rushing to their next stage. If I wasn't medicated, I would have been freaking out.
    On Sunday afternoon, I visited the wooden art piece btw Main & Outdoor, walked up to the top and gazed at ridiculous amount of people having a good time.

    Also, Major Lazer was the easily largest runoff from a tent I've ever seen, walking thru reminded me of the 2010 horror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgafs View Post
    Also, Major Lazer was the easily largest runoff from a tent I've ever seen, walking thru reminded me of the 2010 horror.
    I think we are talking about the same thing. I saw this huge crowd over by the Mojave at sunset.
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