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  1. Thread: Sia

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    Re: Sia

    I must admit that I wasn't exactly sober either hehe (which added a few more dimensions of boggled mind and emotions), and was standing somewhat toward the back, but I made sure to verify that there...
  2. Re: Christine and the Queens / Melody's Echo Chamber

    For the W1 webcast I only caught the final song of Cristene, and already knew that I absolutely had to watch the full set on W2. Had a blast! Reminded me of Yelle's energy last year. Meanwhile, not...
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    Re: Sufjan Stevens, Grimes, Sia

    I was blown away by the Sufjan webcast and had already assumed that this would be my favorite set of W2. Unfortunately, the crowd experience was pretty weird. I was situated at the right side near...
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    Re: Did anyone here actually enjoy Calvin Harris?

    It pisses me off so much that he got paid anything for that POS set (not to mention, headliner pay). I swear the only thing he did the whole night was turn down the volume once in a while to shout...
  5. Thread: the Vandals

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    Re: the Vandals

    This was surprisingly one of my favorite sets of the weekend. Unpretentious fish-out-of-water awesomeness. "Who's Calvin Higgins?"
  6. Thread: Sia

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    Re: Sia

    I had already seen Sia 5 times prior to this year's Coachella. Once with Zero 7 (one of the best sets of my life), 2x @ Coachella (she was fine), and 2 other times on her other solo tours (she was...
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    Re: Smallest and biggest crowds?

    As the spring breaker population keeps incrementing each year (I've been roughly calculating +10% per year, and is now at 80%), it'll get easier and easier to check out your favorite bands. However,...
  8. Re: Weekend 2er's Specific Questions For Weekend 1ers

    Hey W1 peeps, help us W2ers out and enter a few of your favorite (and least favorite) sets in my little site so that I got an easy guide to Conflictchella this weekend. All the average scores can be...
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    Re: Conflictchella '16! Post 'Em

    Damn, from the webcast, Grimes had a solid set last night that I'll have a hard time choosing between her & GNR next weekend. What are the chances Janelle Monae will be returning haha.
    Grimes set:...
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    Re: Surprise guests appear on both weekends?

    Weekend 1 has more surprise guests, but sometimes a different surprise guest may show up on Weekend 2, but in general they're far fewer.
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    Hope you're having a blast, Procrastinators! I saw the news about wind gusts, so be sure to remove canopy covers and tarps to prevent your stuff from flying away this weekend. This year I'll be...
  12. Thread: San Diego Shows

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    Re: San Diego Shows

    Ben Folds w/ the Symphony @ the Symphony 2/6:
    https://purchasing.sandiegosymphony.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=5255
  13. Thread: San Diego Shows

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    Re: San Diego Shows

    For some reason, all my thread subscriptions got deleted (this system is messed up), but anyway, just wanted to shoot a friendly reminder that Florence + the Machine are in town tonight @ Viejas...
  14. Thread: San Diego Shows

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    Re: San Diego Shows

    Yeah it's a bit pricey, but I've found a few tix on Craigslist going for $40. And seeing Rufus at Belly Up is like watching an angel sing in your living room. I need a date!
  15. Thread: San Diego Shows

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    Re: San Diego Shows

    Anyone interested in Rufus Wainwright this Saturday 4/25 @ Belly Up? He's someone I'll always have to catch live whenever he's in town, but I always have trouble finding someone who even knows who he...
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    Re: Top Five Sets of 2015 (Weekend One Edition)

    1. Yelle
    2. Florence + the Machine
    3. AC/DC
    4. Jack White
    5. Alabama Shakes
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    Re: Top Five Sets of 2015 (Weekend One Edition)

    Dude this data would go perfectly into the database I created on www.coacheller.com. I'm trying to avoid shamelessly plugging this year (I'm still happy using the app just for myself), but seriously....
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    Re: Smallest and biggest crowds?

    Even though I knew this was going to happen, I was still mesmerized enough to capture this exodus on video... to play for absolutely no one.
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    Re: The good and the bad of it

    Good:
    *Flushable toilets: I personally care for NO special amenities at Coachella, except that the porta potties are a dreadfully unpleasant experience for us women, and thus I'll gladly accept...
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    Re: Smallest and biggest crowds?

    Oops, I just posted this in another thread but noticed this thread's even more relevant, so forgive me for repeating:

    This year I noticed that the spring breaker demographic has risen to about...
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    Re: Other Reviews Needed

    Like others have said, ANTEMASQUE was exactly what you'd expect from them, which was a solid set, but sadly the crowd was pretty damn small.
    Kimbra was great.
    My friend really enjoyed Phil Selway.
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    Re: Empty Outdoor Theatre

    This year I noticed that the spring breaker demographic has risen to about 75%, so I'm using that to explain to myself the huge disparity among set attendances.

    Some sets I've noticed that had a...
  23. Thread: W1 Crowd Reports

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    Re: W1 Crowd Reports

    This is the moment I have to plug my nerd app (Coacheller) I created a few years ago that's supposed to help with this. You get to enter a rating for each set that you catch, and the idea is for the...
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    Re: wtf is this car camping line???

    Normally my group takes 52nd to get in, but this year we're stuck on 50th and it seems like a huge mistake. Anyone found a better way in?
  25. Thread: 2015 SET TIMES

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    Re: 2015 SET TIMES

    Back in the day, they used to put a lot more variety in the Sahara (like, LIVE music). Maybe they're trying to bring it back.

    Or rather, once in a while they wanna flush out the turds camped out...
  26. Re: In your experience, how accurate are the set times?

    Individual bands can occasionally run late if their sound check doesn't go as planned, or other factors, but the organizers are usually pretty good about making everyone stop by a certain time to...
  27. Re: Going Solo- You can share camping space with me

    I know you've got a bit of a drive, but the procrastinators thread is meeting in Indio tomorrow (Thursday) morning to form a large group. Looks like we'll be the early birds of the campgrounds.
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    Ok I think I take the prize in the procrastination category. Would it at all be possible to include me still?

    I only learned today of a friend who's getting rid of his wristband + car camping, so...
  29. Re: The 100% Official ROBYN/ROYKSOPP @ The Hollywood Bowl Meetup Extravaganza

    Anyone down for a Robynsopp Meetup 2.0 on 6/29/14?
  30. Re: Your top five acts of Coachella 2014 (Weekend Two Edition)

    Arcade Fire
    Beck
    The Knife
    Courtney Barnett
    Rudimental
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    Re: Funny things you saw/overheard

    This is precisely why I gave up asking random people whom they're most excited about seeing, after having made that mistake once this weekend.
  32. Re: Weekend 2, Day 3, the last self indulgent diatribe

    Sunday was definitely the best of the 3 days for me, & left me in such a happy mood. Finally stepped into the Sahara tent for the first time all weekend to check out Big Gigantic, which was the best...
  33. Re: Your top five acts of Coachella 2014 (Weekend One Edition)

    This thread's been VERY helpful, but also a tad distressing to know that I can't catch all of these sets.

    Anyway, this will be the final time I'll attempt to spam the forums about my nerd project...
  34. Re: An honest discussion about how Coachella has changed. Some say for the worse.

    I can't believe (but am so so glad) that you old schoolers still exist and are still going to Coachella. With my first year being 2006, I still feel like I was late to discovering Coachella (they had...
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    Re: A Coachella app for the nerds

    For those who've entered ratings: You're awesome! Makes this nerd project worthwhile.

    Weekend 1 people: Please help us Weekend 2 people out with our conflictchella resolution by punching in some...
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    Re: Advice from Wkend 1 to Wkend2

    This topic is actually relevant to a nerd project I've been working on, which lets you tell people which set is worth catching during a conflict. Weekend 1 people can help us Weekend 2 people out by...
  37. Thread: Arcade Fire 2014

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    Re: Arcade Fire 2014

    I believe it was Preservation Hall Jazz Band that joined them at the end.
  38. Re: Did Justin Beiber really make a surprise appearance during Chance the Rapper?

    Sure, I'd like to hope that the majority of the Beliebers were NOT at Coachella. However, while this was actively taking place, I was deliberately trying to search for a single tweet NOT thinking...
  39. Re: Did Justin Beiber really make a surprise appearance during Chance the Rapper?

    I can't process which is worse: Justin Bieber getting to perform at Coachella, or everyone on Twitter saying this was the most exciting thing to happen at Coachella all weekend. This may just be the...
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    Re: The Unsung Heroes Of Coachella 2014

    Agreed.
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    A Coachella app for the nerds

    Inspired by all the geeking out going on here about the best & shittiest sets of the weekend each year, I decided to hack out an Android app that lets you rate the sets you see with a score of 1-5....
  42. Thread: San Diego Shows

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    Re: JANELLE MONAE

    Yes, I almost shed a tear that day haha. Just found out that the show got rescheduled for 1/13 though!
  43. Thread: San Diego Shows

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    JANELLE MONAE

    Janelle MonŠe @ HOB 11/6! Finally headlining a tour (about time). Lemme know if you'd like to join me in the front row.
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    Re: Is both weekends worth it?

    I did both weekends last year. Biggest perk for me was making it on the main Coachella stage during Santigold's set, seeing that she got people to hop the fence during both times ;). Second perk is...
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    Re: Janelle Monae 2013

    I can't believe it's taken her this long to come to Coachella, but HALLELUJAH!!!
  46. Thread: San Diego Shows

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    Re: San Diego Shows

    Their HOB set was also my favorite of theirs (I mean, Casbah's always pretty great, but I like how they've gotten more polished over the years). I've also wondered why Pinback's never done festivals,...
  47. Thread: San Diego Shows

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    Re: San Diego Shows

    Anyone interested in catching Blackalicious & Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5) this Sunday at Belly Up? I don't think any of my people would be interested in this show.
    ...
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    Re: Outside Lands 2012

    First saw this face rising slowly above the crowd, and it was the most awesome thing ever.

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    Re: Outside Lands 2012

    This was precisely why I've stopped flying into Lolla, no matter how good the lineup has been, how well it's been run, and how much I respect Perry Farrell. That being said, this formula was more...
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    Re: Outside Lands 2012

    Word. It's become second nature for me to scope out the least frequented porta potties, and find the easiest spots to get a decent view of the stage even when arriving late (I speak as one who didn't...
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