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    I went to both weekends this year, and i am glad i did for the sake of Outkast. Their set for weekend 1 was phenomenal until Janelle Monae came out and then it all went south from there.

    It was a little warmer than last week, however no wind, just a slight breeze. I will take the heat over the wind any day.

    Outkast was the only act i saw on weekend 1 and weekend 2. I saw pretty much different acts all three days than the previous weekend.

    Pharrell's sets for both weekends were great!! I preferred the weekend 2 set because i like TI and Clipse, just wish Snoop and Ludacris would have came out for this weekend.

    I got to see a lot of new music going both weekends, the following are some of the new bands that i saw and will continue to listen to: Bastille, Jagwar Ma, Rudimental, and AlunaGeorge.

    I went to only weekend 2 last year and i was completely satisfied with the performances. This year i had to many conflicts just to go to one weekend.

    For those that went to both or know a little about both weekends, what were some of the best performances of both weekends? and which weekend did you think was better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorfulpoet View Post
    Outkast was the only act i saw on weekend 1 and weekend 2. I saw pretty much different acts all three days than the previous weekend.

    Pharrell's sets for both weekends were great!!
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    I think you nailed it.
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    The weekend I spent with your mother in Santa Barbara. She gave the best performance 10/10, bravo.

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    idk but that smiley on the astro was the stupidest ever. glad it wasn't there weekend 1
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    First time doing both weekends...great for clearing up conflicts, weather way better weekend 2 (as it inexplicably has been every year since they went two weeks), and Replacements week 2 favorite show of entire fest...but I don't think I'll ever do two weeks again...it's just overkill, and the pleasure of hitting your third and fourth choices in a given hour ain't that great in retrospect...caught a few sweet surprises 2nd time around...Bonobo, Trombone Shorty, Flatbush Zombies...but god, if I hear one more damn electro-soul act anything in the next month after my second week Saturday/Sunday run of the Internet/Banks/Solange/Chromeo/Pharrell/Poolside/Classixx/Rudimental/Blood Orange/Aluna George/Little Dragon, me thinks I may slit me wrists...nothing against any one of those artists individually, but way too much of the same fucking thing in this year's lineup.

    Oh, and leaving early weekend 2 to the sight of the largest crowd since Snoop/Dre gathered to Calvin Harris sharing his latest I-Pod playlist is without doubt the most depressing moment in my history of attending the festival. Sly used to be the low point...this was worse.

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    Oh, and leaving early weekend 2 to the sight of the largest crowd since Snoop/Dre gathered to Calvin Harris sharing his latest I-Pod playlist is without doubt the most depressing moment in my history of attending the festival. Sly used to be the low point...this was worse.


    The Sadder part was the caravan of people leaving the festival AFTER Calvin Harris. We were near the Ferris Wheel as it ended and there was just thousands and thousands of people taking off with Beck and Arcade Fire still to come on. Thats sad!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakedeez View Post
    The Sadder part was the caravan of people leaving the festival AFTER Calvin Harris. We were near the Ferris Wheel as it ended and there was just thousands and thousands of people taking off with Beck and Arcade Fire still to come on. Thats sad!!!
    Same situation for us which actually worked out fantastically. As everyone was walking away from the stage after Calvin Harris we got to walk straight up to the rail and enjoy Beck and Arcade Fire (two of my top five of the weekend) from as close as we could possibly get without a special wristband.

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    Yeah Weird thing is this is almost the exact thing that happened last year on Sunday. Was able to get really close for Nick Cave for me and then stick around for Chili Peppers for the gf. Just no crowd at all for the end of sunday. Must be majority of people have to get back home.

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    Same for my wife and I... we were sad to see such a huge crowd for a "DJ" who might as well have just recorded his entire set at home and just pressed play.. Then they all left and we got a good spot on the rail for Beck/Arcade Fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurbang View Post
    Same for my wife and I... we were sad to see such a huge crowd for a "DJ" who might as well have just recorded his entire set at home and just pressed play..
    That is, in fact, what he did.
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    My first coachella ever, from here on out I will always go to weekend 2. Everything was perfect for weekend 2

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    In reply to Sonicc:Then that is why my mother called me yesterday.....to tell me how good her weekend was.....LOL

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    Last year for the Chili Peppers, i could hardly make it through the crowd. The crowd got bigger and bigger each night last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonicc View Post
    The weekend I spent with your mother in Santa Barbara. She gave the best performance 10/10, bravo.
    I lol'd so hard.

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    It was my first weekend 2 and I'll never do weekend 1 again. I have zero complaints and having insight from weekend 1 attendees helped out immensely. I never would've of seen Capital Cities (still was kind of embarrassed to go see them at the time) and they blew me away.

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    I am a firm believer in the magic of Weekend 2! Everything about it seemed to go off without a hitch. I had a giant smile on my face almost the entire time - thank you Goldenvoice for working so hard to improve every year, and even between weekends each year. The crowd for Weekend2 that I saw seemed excited, fun, polite, considerate and super pumped to be there seeing bands they love. I can't really think of any rude people I encountered, I'm sure some were out there but it seems much better than Wknd 1 from what I hear. The weather was also amazing overall - Sunday was brutally hot but there are some great places with AC to hide out in for awhile.

    I was also pleased to note that the crowd this year seemed fairly diverse in terms of age, race, and musical tastes - ppl always bag on Coachella for being a festival for rich white teens, and while there will always be a large element of that, this year seemed to appeal more broadly to a range of people, and that makes me really happy.
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    Weekend 2 crushes again. Polished sets. Great vibes. Thrus/Friday weather was amazing. BJ w/ Replacements was a real treat. Outkast kinda got their setlist figured out. 'Twas a great time once again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakedeez View Post
    Yeah Weird thing is this is almost the exact thing that happened last year on Sunday. Was able to get really close for Nick Cave for me and then stick around for Chili Peppers for the gf. Just no crowd at all for the end of sunday. Must be majority of people have to get back home.
    I've always felt, at least on Sunday, the Headliner should not close the fest. Frankly I'd rather see the Headliner as second to last set every night, but especially Sunday...let Tiesto or Calvin Harris or whoever close it out for the ravers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakedeez View Post
    The Sadder part was the caravan of people leaving the festival AFTER Calvin Harris. We were near the Ferris Wheel as it ended and there was just thousands and thousands of people taking off with Beck and Arcade Fire still to come on. Thats sad!!!
    Oh the humanity!

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    you disagree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakedeez View Post
    you disagree?
    Nope, I used a famous quote to express how I would feel about Calvin Harris fans leaving Coachella early. Harris should have been in the Sahara. Calvin Harris should have been replaced on the main stage with an up and coming indie band like the Strypes or the Parquet Courts.

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    My wife and I enjoyed the hell out of doing both weekends this year (first time). Loved almost all the performances we got to catch every day, and finding new acts we hadn’t known before Coachella (Jagwar Ma, Woodkid, and Flume just a few among our new favorites). For us, this was a great year for the music.

    Hit more acts the first weekend – 32, the most ever (been going since ’09; sorry we missed the earlier years). Got there at noon every day and stayed till closing. Went on just breakfast and then a couple beers, a fair amount of weed and a little molly, and lots of water on the polo fields each day. Took it a bit slower the second weekend, actually ate a meal one day in the Terrace, and caught a few different acts (clearing up a couple conflicts) but mostly re-watched the same.

    There were some sound system issues in the Gobi tent weekend 1 that were resolved weekend 2, but other than that I didn’t notice much difference in the performances from the same acts weekend 1 to weekend 2.

    Weather was somewhat better weekend 2, sure, but other than the mini-sandstorm weekend 1 it wasn’t that different.

    Noticed more old people (like myself) and folks from the UK weekend 2. The overall crowd both weekends was just fine with me, though. Met a similar number of nice, friendly strangers both weekends. So for me, the vibe was the same. Some rudeness, but I expect that in a crowd that large, particularly one that drunk/high.

    Really, though, for me any rudeness was minimal. I didn’t find the shirtless “douchebros” and “basic bitches” that everyone complains about to be a problem either weekend – they were mostly there to look hot, get high, hook up, and dance their asses off. Good for them! Glad they’re having fun and are young enough to party that hard. For me the music is paramount, but the crowd helps make it a festival and not just a series of concert performances.

    Being 60, my wife and I are likely mostly invisible to the youngsters, but we never got any “what are you old fucks doing at our party?” snideness, only a fairly regular high-five/”glad to see you at Coachella!” from a number of young people that made us smile. Both weekends, equally.

    Had a blast and hope to be able to do it again next year.

    Oh, yeah, the smiley face on the astronaut weekend 2 was pretty dumb, but I found the astronaut to be dumb in general – like a Macy’s parade float or something. Bring back the snail!

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    60 years old, doing both weekends at Coachella from noon to close, surviving on beer, weed and Molly. You're my hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFH no.6 View Post
    My wife and I enjoyed the hell out of doing both weekends this year (first time). Loved almost all the performances we got to catch every day, and finding new acts we hadn’t known before Coachella (Jagwar Ma, Woodkid, and Flume just a few among our new favorites). For us, this was a great year for the music.

    Hit more acts the first weekend – 32, the most ever (been going since ’09; sorry we missed the earlier years). Got there at noon every day and stayed till closing. Went on just breakfast and then a couple beers, a fair amount of weed and a little molly, and lots of water on the polo fields each day. Took it a bit slower the second weekend, actually ate a meal one day in the Terrace, and caught a few different acts (clearing up a couple conflicts) but mostly re-watched the same.

    There were some sound system issues in the Gobi tent weekend 1 that were resolved weekend 2, but other than that I didn’t notice much difference in the performances from the same acts weekend 1 to weekend 2.

    Weather was somewhat better weekend 2, sure, but other than the mini-sandstorm weekend 1 it wasn’t that different.

    Noticed more old people (like myself) and folks from the UK weekend 2. The overall crowd both weekends was just fine with me, though. Met a similar number of nice, friendly strangers both weekends. So for me, the vibe was the same. Some rudeness, but I expect that in a crowd that large, particularly one that drunk/high.

    Really, though, for me any rudeness was minimal. I didn’t find the shirtless “douchebros” and “basic bitches” that everyone complains about to be a problem either weekend – they were mostly there to look hot, get high, hook up, and dance their asses off. Good for them! Glad they’re having fun and are young enough to party that hard. For me the music is paramount, but the crowd helps make it a festival and not just a series of concert performances.

    Being 60, my wife and I are likely mostly invisible to the youngsters, but we never got any “what are you old fucks doing at our party?” snideness, only a fairly regular high-five/”glad to see you at Coachella!” from a number of young people that made us smile. Both weekends, equally.

    Had a blast and hope to be able to do it again next year.

    Oh, yeah, the smiley face on the astronaut weekend 2 was pretty dumb, but I found the astronaut to be dumb in general – like a Macy’s parade float or something. Bring back the snail!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeoley View Post
    It was my first weekend 2 and I'll never do weekend 1 again. I have zero complaints and having insight from weekend 1 attendees helped out immensely. I never would've of seen Capital Cities (still was kind of embarrassed to go see them at the time) and they blew me away.
    I agree, having insight from friends who went weekend 1 was clutch. Some of the reports I got regarding the sets/performances were a little 'off' (maybe due to interpretation or simply because the performance itself was just different each weekend) but, overall, spot on.

    We've been going W1 since they started doing separate weekends and there's that nostalgia of 'seeing/hearing it first', but I really almost don't mind missing out on that and instead going to performances that I know did well the first weekend. It's a good tradeoff.

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