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    I'll post elsewhere.
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    Here's a thought: "Fuck this guy, right?"
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    Default Re: Why Coachella? The Ever Increasing Music Festival Landscape

    I also have a thought:

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    Great jokes guys. You are both SO funny AND cynical. Real quality stuff here
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    Default Re: Why Coachella? The Ever Increasing Music Festival Landscape

    Menza in the house

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    Default Re: Why Coachella? The Ever Increasing Music Festival Landscape

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    Default Re: Why Coachella? The Ever Increasing Music Festival Landscape

    Dave, I'd suggest the first 2 strengths you mention benefit the organisers rather than the fans.
    I've come from the UK since 2009 and while I don't have other US festival experience to compare Coachella to,
    after 15 years of hit and miss festivals over here I rate Coachella streets ahead for the following reasons.

    1. Diversity of music - there's something for everyone. Stuff I like, stuff I might like, stuff I've never heard of. I can make it as musically challenging or easy to accept as I want.
    2. Every artist and band has something to prove - whether on the comeback trail, new or current, the levels of performance and passion are high (perhaps with the exception of Rodriguez & Cee Lo)
    3. Every artist and band has had a recent high level of critical acclaim or are accepted as legends in their field - I may not like their style but they'll be up there with the best around available this year
    4. There is always a large number of UK acts that aren't easily accessible
    5. Its very easy to move around between stages (even 2010 wasn't bad compared to Glastonbury) and the queues for food, water, alcohol and toilets are short - yes they are ... you can miss two acts just trying to get a beer over here
    6. Its easy getting in and out of the car parks and to and from the I10
    7. The food is good quality, there's a huge selection and it doesn't run out
    8. The weather is fantastic - 1 sandstorm and 1 rain shower in 5 years excepted
    9. You guys are all friendly, you pick up your litter and don't throw beer around

    On the downside, such a huge festival with a fixed formula (points 1-4) can only stay in pole position so long. What makes it unique and loved can become overfamiliar and annoying when ...
    1. Repeat acts and headliners are booked - the return of RHCP, Arcade Fire and Muse was disappointing
    2. Multiple other festivals book the same acts the same year - so the appearances are less special
    3. Global media coverage helps the festival sell out in minutes

    On the whole I believe Paul T cares about the fans and while his formula has delivered for me over the last 5 years the longer he sails his ship, it will sink.
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    ^ great snapshot of what makes Coachella the best fest ever!
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    I'll post elsewhere.
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    Awesome! All great points, especially when you are traveling abroad. Thank you!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dede' Arneaux View Post
    Dave, I'd suggest the first 2 strengths you mention benefit the organisers rather than the fans.
    I've come from the UK since 2009 and while I don't have other US festival experience to compare Coachella to,
    after 15 years of hit and miss festivals over here I rate Coachella streets ahead for the following reasons.

    1. Diversity of music - there's something for everyone. Stuff I like, stuff I might like, stuff I've never heard of. I can make it as musically challenging or easy to accept as I want.
    2. Every artist and band has something to prove - whether on the comeback trail, new or current, the levels of performance and passion are high (perhaps with the exception of Rodriguez & Cee Lo)
    3. Every artist and band has had a recent high level of critical acclaim or are accepted as legends in their field - I may not like their style but they'll be up there with the best around available this year
    4. There is always a large number of UK acts that aren't easily accessible
    5. Its very easy to move around between stages (even 2010 wasn't bad compared to Glastonbury) and the queues for food, water, alcohol and toilets are short - yes they are ... you can miss two acts just trying to get a beer over here
    6. Its easy getting in and out of the car parks and to and from the I10
    7. The food is good quality, there's a huge selection and it doesn't run out
    8. The weather is fantastic - 1 sandstorm and 1 rain shower in 5 years excepted
    9. You guys are all friendly, you pick up your litter and don't throw beer around

    On the downside, such a huge festival with a fixed formula (points 1-4) can only stay in pole position so long. What makes it unique and loved can become overfamiliar and annoying when ...
    1. Repeat acts and headliners are booked - the return of RHCP, Arcade Fire and Muse was disappointing
    2. Multiple other festivals book the same acts the same year - so the appearances are less special
    3. Global media coverage helps the festival sell out in minutes

    On the whole I believe Paul T cares about the fans and while his formula has delivered for me over the last 5 years the longer he sails his ship, it will sink.

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    ... also add that Coachella is the cutting edge of new music, meaning that bands I haven't heard of before the festival often become some of my favorites after.
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    kvnty: his awareness of current music is the bellwether of what is cutting edge.
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    I don't fucking care. I don't even know who the hell Dave Wang is.
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    you used to be that guy that just Dave Wang's everybody. that guy. he's gone now, and whoever you really are showed up, and that was utter disappointment.

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    I'm just trying to have a convo that's not about fists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveinokc@gmail.com View Post
    I'll post elsewhere.
    I miss you already, Dave.
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    I'm just trying to have a convo that's not about fists.
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    Yet another selling point of Coachella.
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    you're gonna do just fine here, Dave.
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    I belong. I bring my daughters to this (they are older). They may not be down for the fisting in the Sahara though.
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    you're gonna do just fine here, Dave.

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    kvnty: his awareness of current music is the bellwether of what is cutting edge.
    Right. I was actually hoping for One Direction to headline this year.

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    email info@coachella.com so we can help you change your screen name to one that is not your email address.
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    Dave, your screen name should be SweetBrown with the following avatar:

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    oh lawd
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    if I weren't so locked into kvnty and Divine, I'd be all over that.
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    Wouldn't want to dilute your brand.
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    I don't fucking care. I don't even know who the hell Dave Wang is.
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    you used to be that guy that just Dave Wang's everybody. that guy. he's gone now, and whoever you really are showed up, and that was utter disappointment.

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    I do need to preserve the integrity of my good name on this board. You of all people should know that, MJA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dede' Arneaux View Post
    On the whole I believe Paul T cares about the fans and while his formula has delivered for me over the last 5 years the longer he sails his ship, it will sink.
    See, I believe that is what will keep the ship from sinking, the focus on fans and their experience. Look at this year, the addition to the terrace, the gourmet foods and craft beers. That is something they had no reason to attempt financially. The only reason to do it is for the attendees. As long as they keep that first and foremost the people will continue to come.

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    email info@coachella.com so we can help you change your screen name to one that is not your email address.
    I have been trying to do that for a while. Thank you! I sent an email tonight.

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    Dave, your screen name should be SweetBrown with the following avatar:

    Fucking brilliant! She's my hero (seeing how Devine is already in play). I'm on it!

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