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    Default Why don't black people go to Coachella?

    Just wondering.

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    Toro y Moi was there. Racist asshole.
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    Nas was there, and Justin Bieber.
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    I'm black
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    There were black people, just few and far between all of the White Devils.

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    saw more black people this year than ever before

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    I saw more black people on stage than in the crowd
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    lot's of black females, few black males.

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    Ask Donald Sterling.
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    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    A lot of the security people are black
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    Was watching weekend 2 on TV over at my parents house and my mom asked the same exact question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew86 View Post
    saw more black people this year than ever before
    was there weekend two and thought this as well
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    Is JustAskSteve black? Or maybe PyschicFriend? I'm just trying to understand their perspective. If they think booking Unlocking The Truth solved all those problems then did it really?

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    I bought frozen lemonade from a black guy this year. It truly was the most culturally diverse moment of my entire Coachella, considering I spent most of my time seeing acts like Neko Case that only age 25-40 white people attended.

    But seriously, I've actually never thought about the ethnicity spread at Coachella until now. And I doubt I'll think about it again.

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    Default Re: Why don't black people go to Coachella?

    Next someone will make a thread about why don't Persians or Armenians or Desis go to Coachella as well
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    Because it's Palm Springs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electrotek View Post
    Next someone will make a thread about why don't Persians or Armenians or Desis go to Coachella as well
    What is the connection between any of this. You should like to learn to say things directly, like Hemmingway or Saroyan, and mean it as well.
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    Default Re: Why don't black people go to Coachella?

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    From Wikipedia...

    As of 2004, 373,100 people resided in Coachella Valley. The racial makeup was 44.7% Non-Hispanic White, 49.9% Hispanic, 1.8% Black/African American, 2.1% Asian/Pacific Islander, 0.4% American Indian and Inuit, 0.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races.
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    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    Ah, yes. Because everyone that goes to Coachella lives in the Coachella Valley.
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    a shittload of people I spoke to were locals...or from LA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Relic View Post
    Is JustAskSteve black? Or maybe PyschicFriend? I'm just trying to understand their perspective. If they think booking Unlocking The Truth solved all those problems then did it really?
    PF is not black.

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    I'm bringing a black tranny hooker acquaintance next year. Which begs the question, 'Why don't trannies go to Coachella?'
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    Default Re: Why don't black people go to Coachella?

    As hard as it may be for some of us diehards to believe, I could see that a substantial portion of the Coachella line-up doesn't really appeal to a large number of African-Americans.

    I remember reading the liner-notes to Bettye LaVette's Interpretations a few years back, where she did soul versions on a dozen or so classic British Rock tunes from the 60s and 70s.

    Here was a woman, a professional soul singer for 30-40 years, yet she copped to never having heard Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here or the Moody Blues Nights In White Satin or The Stones Salt of the Earth prior to the making of that record. A white classic rock/best albums of the year-type nerd myself, I initially found the statement shocking, but then realized how myopic a perspective that was. Just because Rolling Stone, Spin and Pitchfork call something great doesn't mean the rest of the world holds the same beliefs.

    As broad ranging as it tries to be, and as much as the demographics of the nation and Coachella's audience are shifting, Coachella is still fundamentally a festival conceived by and curated for a middle-to-upper class white indie, alternative, punk, classic rock and electronica listener, and most of the metal, hip-hop, funk, and world music acts added into the fold are those that have proven cross over appeal with said audience. I love the festival because I share this same sensibility...but many do not.
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    I'm brown and I've gone to Coachella
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    I'm black and native; have been to 4 coachellas so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Relic View Post
    Is JustAskSteve black? Or maybe PyschicFriend? I'm just trying to understand their perspective. If they think booking Unlocking The Truth solved all those problems then did it really?
    im a whitey
    i dont know what unlocking the truth is
    i dont know what problems you are going on about
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    Unlocking The Truth is an all African-American male Metal band. they are all very young, but very talented musicians.

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    i dont really like metal
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    i dont really like metal
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