once the language barriers are broken we realize we're all fucking morons.
I did, Kicker. I am weak.
There's absolutely no indication that "supply increased". Demand is down, deal with it.
The 2014 lineup will probably be better than the 2013 one anyway, and will likely sell out fast.
Why is registering your 2014 Coachella wristband now mandatory? Curiosity buried in the FAQ.
RHCP was a 3 times headliner in about a decade, on their 5th pass of the continent for the hitless album and missing the guitar player on their best known material. Perhaps a "solid" heaqdliner, but a super lazy and uncreative booking in lieu of Pearl Jam, Sabbath or Crazy Horse.
car/tent camping was available for most of the 2014 presale period in some form. They went VERY quickly during the last presale. Watching how many hotel packages(start under a grand/person) sold also shows little demand compared to last year when anything under $1,300 went fairly quickly.
Did even a single media outlet report on the end of pre-sale period? I didn't even see that many places hype the onsale to start. No wayy 100,000+ people dropped multi-hundreds dollar promises on their credit cards.
I personally know three Coachella virgins who bought tickets for 2013 specifically because of the Tupac hologram. If I knew that many, that means there has to be a shit ton more who did the same. No Tupac this year. No surprise Katy Perry guest star. No surprise Usher. I'm going to say (READ: IMO) that the huge demand for the past few years was driven by people who weren't necessarily music fans, but fans of pop culture. My co-worker said to me (after I returned to work the following Tuesday this year), "Did you see any celebrities? I would go just to see all the celebrities." Yeah, she's a pop-whore like that.
After losing over $100 because I couldn't sell my extra ticket, I certainly was not going to buy presale this year. The second-hand market was flooded with cheap festival passes up until the day of the festival.
The last two posters sound like the people who predicted Coachella was dead after the Jack Johnson debacle. Some great years followed. look, the lineup (especially headliners) can vary greatly year-to-year. But any music-lover can easily find 10 or more acts worth seeing over the weekend in any year. I bought pre-sale for 2014, and I'm quite certain I'll be as happy as I was in 2006, 2010 (even with the cluster-fuck crowding) and 2012.
2014 completely unrealistic wishlist: Radiohead, Atoms For Peace, Elbow, Doves, Kristin Hersh, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Chemical Brothers, Faithless, Shy Child, Massive Attack, Zero 7, The Dickies, Holy Fuck, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, The Flaming Lips
I only saw 2 acts on Sunday that I thought were worthwhile. 10 worthwhile acts even if you can get your weekend under $500-600 isn't really worth it if 8-9 of them are playing shorter sets than normal. 4 of the acts I wanted to see because GV are unable to provide early hotel shuttles service to get you to any stage before 1:15pm.
Wasn't 2010 "more crowded" than the years afterwards with all the gatecrashers?