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    Apparently there was something of a message board for Coachella in 2003, but by most accounts it was checked infrequently at best. I know that some of us who still post here first jumped on the board in 2004 after the lineup dropped (I believe early February.) I got tickets for my 18th birthday and came online to see if anyone had any experiences with Coachella. I found help, and also people vehemently swearing the festival would never sell out, praising a relatively unappreciated newer British act named Muse that wound up playing mid-day to a sparse crowd, lots of suggestions for acts to check out and a snarky, dry wit to posts that people mistook as anger. Ten years later quite a few faces having come and gone, and I still enjoy the conversations that happen here occasionally.
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    ha, wow. i don't know if i actually created an account in 2004. i just remember trying to find tickets a few saturday tickets before the fest. i totally remember that people said it wouldn't sell out. i remember coming back in 2005 and misinterpreting why yablo kept posting "asshat" when i would post. brandon was the first board member i met during sigur ros in 2006 when we took the infamous nipples picture. pretty sure that was the year i met gabe too during seu jorge. then i met john & sean in 2007 to see "the good german". i used to only come for festival season, but got sucked in full-time after 2008, which was the year i heard alma yelling RACK across the field during devotchka. it was always fun to run around the fields and randomly bump into boardies. glad to have met you guys!
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    10 years strong here!

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    I'm not sure if the first person I met was Tessa or Boourns, since Boourns and I were at UCLA at the same time. But there were a few board member bowling meet ups in either 2004 or 2005 I think.

    I'm also fairly certain I remember John suggesting Muse and giving me suggestions on where to start with them.
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    i'm really glad i saw adam freeland, but i really wish i would have seen muse since that was apparently going to be the last good album.
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    My first Coachella was in 2001 and there was a bulletin board thing even back then, but maybe that doesn't count as a message board.

    I met my first person through the board -- Full On Idle -- in 2005 when I was living in Ohio and she recruited me to a street team to get free tickets for the 2006 festival. I don't think I met anyone else through here until FYF last year, when I met a bunch of very nice people, including two out of the three who posted above

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    hey i did street team in 2006 too i think dani recruited me. i still have 2006 posters lol.
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    I had an account from 2004 on, but was always a dedicated lurker and generally infrequent poster. (Still am -- what's my post count now -- 2K?) I still remember my then-15-year-old daughter atom heart being called a rapist when she first jumped on, but then, weren't we all, ahaha? And Tessa or Gabe may have been the first board members I met, but I don't recall which now.


    Some really good laughs over the years. And lots of great info about shows and music I wouldn't have been privy to otherwise, so thanks everyone for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Apparently there was something of a message board for Coachella in 2003, but by most accounts it was checked infrequently at best.
    Curious why you picked 2003 here. I think the wayback machine has evidence of a message board as far back as 99?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazercmh View Post
    My first Coachella was in 2001 and there was a bulletin board thing even back then
    HA! I totally remember that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker113 View Post
    Curious why you picked 2003 here. I think the wayback machine has evidence of a message board as far back as 99?
    From what I recall people saying, and I could be wrong, but there was an unofficial community prior to 2003, when Goldenvoice/Coachella first made a message board. Maybe not?
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    sometimes I wonder why.

    the few I've met were nice, met them all on the same day. thanks for supplying the venue, GH.

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    There was a board in 2003. I didnt officially join til 2005 though. Time flies. But wait, most of you hate me, so why am I posting here?

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    I must have created an account somewhere around 2004/2005

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    Why don't we celebrate the anniversary of when the board was remade in my image?
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    What year brought on LGM, me, and BD?


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    Quote Originally Posted by thelastgreatman View Post
    Why don't we celebrate the anniversary of when the board was remade in my image?
    I just shit myself....

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    Shhh. Shhhhh. Milkshake, baby, I don't hate you. I don't hate you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    From what I recall people saying, and I could be wrong, but there was an unofficial community prior to 2003, when Goldenvoice/Coachella first made a message board. Maybe not?
    I take it back, there's no evidence of a message board in 99 or 2000, but there is in 2001.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20001205...14.231/discus/

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    Though, that's not really the point of the thread.

    I remember lurking in 03 - 06, mostly around the time rumors were cropping up about the lineup. I think I started posting very early in 2006. So not 10 years for me.

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    I signed up for old board on February 8, 2004. I read whatever there was in 2003 and I really thought I posted but I was never able to confirm anything when I revisited years later. I distinctly remember a fake poster (that totes fooled me) that had the Velvet Underground and Neutral Milk Hotel but, again, I have never found it again.

    The first person I met from the Coachella message board was lemonmess (?); I got a ride to Coachella 2004 from her. I think the next person was heyash; I got a ride to Coachella 2005 through him. The first quasi-regular I met was Vegasoasis at a BRMC show in October 2005. Then there was the Rob Dickenson show in January 2006.

    I really got sucked in post-festival 2005, seeing that there were others that stuck around and were fun and interesting!
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    Old board had bowdlerization. Only Jack and I found ways around it, using different methods. One of the first times I got real notice was when I put "Slack Motherfucker" on a board mix.

    EDIT: Just revisited, and no, no one remarked upon that. It was later that everybody noticed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suffacated View Post
    I just shit myself....
    You say that like it's an uncommon occurrence. You look like the kind of plumber who has a shit bucket in his broken down truck.
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    I joined sometime in advance of Coachella 04. Radiohead was headlining and Thom Yorke was having vocal problems in Australia and they canceled a Melbourne show, just a few weeks before Coachella. And that was when Tweedy was feeling guilty about vicodin and Wilco canceled their 04 appearance. So I started a thread titled "Radiohead canceled" or something like that and then my first post was "ha, ha, made you look". I'm still a dick.

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    I think I made an account in 2004... But I have no idea what the username was.

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    I don't remember when I first made an account but it was 2004 or 2005, I was KenMixtape. I don't remember much other than there was a lot of fighting even then. I didn't know them, but Raging Dave and ruetheday seemed to always be the center of it. I still liked it better back then.

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    I remember visiting the message board for the first time in 2003 after that year's festival. I think it was an ezboard or something like that because I was posting under the same username that I used on a Natalie Portman message board. Which later came back to bite me in the ass when one of my roommates at the time, who had gone to the 2003 Coachella with me, recognized some of my posts as belonging to me and followed the trail back to the NP board and all the incendiary things I wrote about there.
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    I came around for the 2005 Coachella, on the board previous to this one. Good times!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Somewhat Damaged View Post
    I remember visiting the message board for the first time in 2003 after that year's festival. I think it was an ezboard or something like that because I was posting under the same username that I used on a Natalie Portman message board. Which later came back to bite me in the ass when one of my roommates at the time, who had gone to the 2003 Coachella with me, recognized some of my posts as belonging to me and followed the trail back to the NP board and all the incendiary things I wrote about there.
    what perverted things were you writing about natalie portman?

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    I started up in 2007. I lurked a bit before that. I am very thankful for this board. Met some pretty incredible people here.

    My first Coachella was in 2004 though. Just a little late getting to the board party.
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