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    Default Reddit AMA request: Paul Tollett

    I realize I could post this on Reddit too but I don't know how successful those requests really are. Anyways, I think it would be extremely interesting if Paul Tollett, the man behind Coachella, decided to grace us with an AMA on Reddit. Make it happen Paul, I'm sure you have loads of stories to tell.
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    It's a bit unfair though, when I change an MP3 halfway through a song at a party I get yelled at, whereas Skrillex probably got a blow job.

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    Default Re: Reddit AMA request: Paul Tollett

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    This would be awesome. Maybe you post it on reddit and everyone from here and /r/Coachella can go up vote.

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    Default Re: Reddit AMA request: Paul Tollett

    If this was on reddit it'd be nothing but daft punk questions.
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    Default Re: Reddit AMA request: Paul Tollett

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    Would Randy request to ban him?
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    Default Re: Reddit AMA request: Paul Tollett

    Quote Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo View Post
    I realize I could post this on Reddit too but I don't know how successful those requests really are. Anyways, I think it would be extremely interesting if Paul Tollett, the man behind Coachella, decided to grace us with an AMA on Reddit. Make it happen Paul, I'm sure you have loads of stories to tell.
    Don't think he's done a Coachella related interview since the 2012 cruise.

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    THX 4 THE FUN TIMES ENJOY MY PICTURE OF THE SUNSET ))

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    Default Re: Reddit AMA request: Paul Tollett

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    This would be awesome. Maybe you post it on reddit and everyone from here and /r/Coachella can go up vote.
    Alright I'll make one. It says I need 5 questions to start off with. Any suggestions?
    Quote Originally Posted by travelfan View Post
    It's a bit unfair though, when I change an MP3 halfway through a song at a party I get yelled at, whereas Skrillex probably got a blow job.

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    What was your first concert?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyTheLongFace View Post
    Still pretty serious about this.

    Jack White @ Bill .... 08/22/14
    FYF @ LA Sport Area 08/23 - 08/24/14
    Swans @ The Independent 08/08/14
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    Default Re: Reddit AMA request: Paul Tollett

    When do the set times come out?
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    Default Re: Reddit AMA request: Paul Tollett

    What artist was the most difficult to book? After 1999, did you think the fest would ever happen again? Since Goldenvoice purchased the polo fields, when will you start putting on more year-round shows there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    When do the set times come out?
    Correction: Why can't the set times come out earlier?
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    I'd get a reddit account for this

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanman86 View Post
    I'd get a reddit account for this
    well, there goes reddit...
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    "hey Paul, who was it that actually stepped in for Black Sabbath in 2012? Snoop and Dre, right?"
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    ICYMI: Today the two board members with the most questionable approach to music held mirrors up to each other; no one learned a thing and nothing will change.

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    Default Re: Reddit AMA request: Paul Tollett

    I want to know if Paul Tollett personally enjoys every single band that plays Coachella, or if some are choices are based on an understanding of what the Coachella audience demographic would enjoy even if it's outside of his personal tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courtney View Post
    I want to know if Paul Tollett personally enjoys every single band that plays Coachella, or if some are choices are based on an understanding of what the Coachella audience demographic would enjoy even if it's outside of his personal tastes.
    No festival promoter with integrity will ever openly admit they booked this and that band because it'll sell tickets.

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    Default Re: Reddit AMA request: Paul Tollett

    There are bands that are package deals. Hey you want this big band, well you're gonna also take this small up and coming band I also represent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyrider View Post
    No festival promoter with integrity will ever openly admit they booked this and that band because it'll sell tickets.
    I agree, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courtney View Post
    I want to know if Paul Tollett personally enjoys every single band that plays Coachella, or if some are choices are based on an understanding of what the Coachella audience demographic would enjoy even if it's outside of his personal tastes.
    Not sure if serious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewski27 View Post
    "hey Paul, who was it that actually stepped in for Black Sabbath in 2012? Snoop and Dre, right?"

    Yep
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    Default Re: Reddit AMA request: Paul Tollett

    great interview..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewski27 View Post
    "hey Paul, who was it that actually stepped in for Black Sabbath in 2012? Snoop and Dre, right?"
    he did say snoop and dre were a late-ish add and put them over budget..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courtney View Post
    I want to know if Paul Tollett personally enjoys every single band that plays Coachella, or if some are choices are based on an understanding of what the Coachella audience demographic would enjoy even if it's outside of his personal tastes.
    yeah, paul tollett jams martin garrix while he takes a shower every day..

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    Default Re: Reddit AMA request: Paul Tollett

    This can only happen if you people are required to take a test before being allowed to ask questions.
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    Default Re: Reddit AMA request: Paul Tollett

    I want to know how Paul Tollet goes about booking bands for Coachella. I know in the past he has said he has scouts who report back to him, but that it is always him who actually sends out the invitation. Does he have a long-list that he works from and sees who bites? Does he have a list of bands he sets up in order of preference and approaches them that way? How many artists per year, on average does he invite to play the fest? Also, Coachella has a long history of getting big reunions to happen at Coachella. How does he choose who to approach and how does he know it is the right time? Eg. Getting Refused and ATDI to play the same year.

    SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!
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    Default Re: Reddit AMA request: Paul Tollett

    watch the interbiew he did that's floating around in another thread. he basically has surrounded himself with people he trusts. he mentioned blood orange, an act he'd never heard of until his people started showering them with praise.

    there is indeed a huge 'names of bands' list.
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