I think I started posting in 2005 since 2006 was the first year I went. I still lurk daily but I don't have a job where I sit in front of a computer all day without anything productive to do.
I'm going to put your sidekick in my mojito.
I didn't go last year, but in 2011 and 2012 I noticed quite a bit more people between stages making it harder to move around than in the 2004-2008 days. 2009 I can't quite recall and 2010 was, as we've noted, an aberration, but that's where I noted not only an increase in crowds, but also the change in the crowd towards a more annoying, less aware group of young Los Angeles jackass folks there for "Coachella" as an experience rather than for a music festival.
Also empirical, but my dad and I both saw a drop off in 2009 and 2010 of friendly, music obsessed people who were willing to chat about bands between sets and who weren't jackassses trying to push to the front with their friends as they yelled at the top of their lungs.
Of course there wasn't as huge a buzz about Daft Punk before Coachella as there would have been afterward or especially now, but there was a big enough buzz. I was on the fence about attending that year until I saw them on the lineup. I was hoping that there wouldn't be that huge of a crowd for them so I could get a better spot, that the people who said the Coachella board members who were anticipating the performance weren't representative of the greater Coachella crowd, but I don't think those naysayers were ultimately correct.
It was 07. I am pretty sure that was the first time I met boardies.
What year was it, shaker, that we had our first missed connection?
I went to Coachella in 06, 07, 08. Missed 09 due to my daughter coming, missed 10 due to preferring to go to Sasquatch, have had declining interest in going ever since though 13 looked appealing.
It would seem there are less people going for the music and more for the scene. Hope I'm wrong.
Yep...10 years... And, I'm still here...
I'm like mold.
Where is "HERE?"
Can we get some definition up in here, please?
for shits and giggles I found the old board and dug up some interesting details. turns out it was founded Mar 26 03 11:35 PM. I made my account 01/21/06. my first post was the next day about the coachella film. it's weird to look back.
even more weird, there were some posts in 2012 in the thread about moving to the new board. http://goldenvoice.yuku.com/
This is like the longest love/hate relationship I've ever had... I really should just commit myself...
I have no idea what my password was and I know I was only on the old board for a very short time, so it must have been soon after the festival in '06.
Algunz, does your classroom pretty much just wing it when the subjects of math or literacy come up?
Hunting has been part of our society since the first Europeans came over and shot buffalo and Native Americans and whatnot.
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