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    Re: Weekend 1 Crowds

    Absolutely a can't miss show. After the show my son and I were by the stage after the tent emptied. One of the keyboardists came down to ask us what we thought of the visual presentation. We told...
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    Re: Top 5 Sets For Each Day

    FRIDAY:
    JMJ
    The Blaze
    St. Vincent
    Kali Uchis
    Elohim

    SATURDAY:
    Hundred Waters
    Beyonce
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    Re: Set Times Weekend 1

    Stone Roses was only a debacle for those who wanted something else. I appreciated getting there shortly before the set and getting a prime spot for a great show.
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    Re: Set Times Weekend 1

    Anyone know any of the stuff they added for the first 90 minutes on each day? They weren't on the poster, they have no social media or YouTube. Other than RBCF on Sunday at 12:30, I can't see any...
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    Re: What Sunday acts are you excited about?

    I've been attending since 2005 and Sunday is the weakest lineup I have seen. It's not just the lack of quality artists, it's that there is so much that is complete garbage. Yeah, I know Portugal...
  6. Re: The REAL Coachella 2018 Rumors/Confirmations Thread

    She's selling out small venues but what size crowd will she draw at Coachella? I'll be there for sure.
  7. Re: The REAL Coachella 2018 Rumors/Confirmations Thread

    Ibeyi will be back. Their 2016 set was excellent.
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    Re: The 2017 Webcast Viewing Thread

    Last night in Berkeley they played both Your Silent Face and Love Vigilantes. Sometimes you can have it all.
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    Re: IT'S HAPPENING - ROYKSOPP!

    It was their shorter festival setlist. I felt going in that if I heard Running to the Sea, I would leave Coachella a happy camper. I'm a happy camper.
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    Re: Who were the 2017 guest acts?

    Curt Smith from Tears for Fear singing Mad World with Zipper Club
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    Re: Was there a CAMP MAGAZINE for 2017?

    Damn. I forgot to pick one up. They published an article by my son in the 2013 edition when he was 10 years old.
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    Re: Can't Miss Acts That Begin Before 3pm

    I had never heard of Zipper Club and paid no attention to their listing. I walked by the tent and was pleasantly surprised with how good they sounded. They also had the shock of the festival when...
  13. Re: KLANGSTOF - Anyone else completely addicted to their album?!?!?!

    They did a great show and there's more personality live than one might expect from the album. Definitely worth getting there early on Friday.
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    Re: Banks & Steelz - truly underwhelming

    This set was far better than I expected. And other than her mike not being loud enough, Bishop Briggs was a perfectly adequate fill in for Florence on Wild Season.
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    Re: IT'S HAPPENING - ROYKSOPP!

    Royksopp was one of the top acts of the weekend. Get there at least 15 minutes early so you can be up front with other Royksopp fans. You will have to fight your way through the Garrix horde to get...
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    Re: Sorry Weekend 2ers - Coachella 2017 Is a Dud

    It's not an age thing. I'm 60 and attended my 13th Coachella. As at every Coachella there was much to like and some stuff that sucked. With the shift to more EDM, there is less that interests me...
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    Re: Can't Miss Acts That Begin Before 3pm

    Dudu Tassa. There is a reason Radiohead is having them open shows on this tour.
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    Re: Celebs you've met @ past coachella

    Last year during Melody's Echo Chamber I was standing next to the guitarist from Mint Field who had played at noon. Definitely not a celebrity because she starting laughing at the notion that anyone...
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    Re: Little Dragon

    It's now set for April 14. Having seen them twice, I'm looking forward to hearing a few new songs.
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    Selling Weekend 1 Shuttle Pass

    $40 or best offer. If you live in the Bay Area I'll hand deliver it this weekend.
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    Re: 2017 Discoveries

    I've really been enjoying the entire Klangstof album. I recognize there's at least 3 reasons to hate on me from that statement: 1) I did not know who Klangstof is before the limeup came out; 2) I...
  22. Re: BOTTLEROCK FESTIVAL OFFICIALLY BLOWS UP COACHELLA FESTIVAL

    The only thing that could have topped Bottlerock getting Live would have been if they got 3 Doors Down as well. I guess Trump had an exclusive on that one.
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    Success at 1:08!
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    I'm hoping they'll honor my wife's credit card charge because she obviously got through and paid for 2 passes. I'm not all that confident though. I can see not getting passes and having to fight for...
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    My family of three goes every year. We got in line at 11. My wife used Chrome on a Chromebook. She purchased at 11:48, got a credit card charge receipt immediately but still no purchase confirmation...
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    Went on at exactly 11. Still waiting. Looks like the scalpers beat me this year
  27. Re: Christine and the Queens / Melody's Echo Chamber

    I agree completely. I see so many acts I love without having to deal with crowds, and the people who attend those shows are generally actual fans of the artist. If GV doesn't mind the empty tents I...
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    Re: Smallest and biggest crowds?

    Cloves on weekend 2 was the smallest I ever saw. She started 10 minutes early and there couldn't have been more than 20 people in the tent and maybe 200 by the end. It's too bad because she's...
  29. Re: Christine and the Queens / Melody's Echo Chamber

    Melody was having voice problems from the wind but still delivered one of the best sets of weekend 2. It was woefully under-attended. Side note - I was noticed I was standing next to the guitarist...
  30. Re: Did anyone here actually enjoy Calvin Harris?

    Seemed like the crowd was far bigger and more engaged for Disclosure. If they could have guaranteed their guests for both weekends they would have made for a far better headliner than Calvin.
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    Re: 2016 Set Times Are Up!

    That's because there's no Saturday set times - they've got Friday listed twice.
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    Re: Early Acts Not to Miss

    Thanks. I love Carla's latest album and was leaning towards her.
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    Re: Early Acts Not to Miss

    The Carla Morrison vs Lapsely conflict is a bummer. Based on weekend one, any recommendations on the conflict for weekend 2?
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    Re: LUSH DROPPING OUT?

    I had tickets for SF on Sunday figuring their Warfield show for their own crowd would be different from the Coachella set. Now just keeping my fingers crossed for weekend 2. This was my number one...
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    Re: 2016 Set Times Are Up!

    Or play a 35 minute set. I would hate to skip him but I may wait for OSL.
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    Re: 2016 Set Times Are Up!

    Yeah - 2013 was ridiculous. Even without an overwhelming conflict (I'm not a GnR fan) I may wait to see her at OSL.
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    Re: 2016 Set Times Are Up!

    So Sufjan gets 35 minutes on the Outdoor before Ellie drowns him out
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    Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    I woke up at 5:15 and checked. I thought "this is stupid" but I couldn't help myself.
  39. Re: What are ya'll doing as we wait for the set times?

    going to sleep so I can get up for the 5:00 a.m. posting of the set times
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    Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    The emptiest I ever saw the Sahara for a "headliner" was 2008 when Above and Beyond was up against Prince
  41. Thread: Lush!!!!

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    Re: Lush!!!!

    Tamaryn just got added as the opening on several shows including San Francisco. Makes me even happier I'm going to Weekend 2 so I can catch the Sunday SF show before seeing Lush at Coachella.
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    Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    They have extensive lighting that is an integral part of their show so they'll be a little longer than average.
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    Re: Set Time Predictions 2016: FRIDAY

    I'll be 60 next month and it will be my 12th Coachella. I don't do VIP and I'm generally not there for the legacy acts, but I also tend to filter out the 2016 trends that will be done with in 2017. ...
  44. Thread: RUFUS

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    Re: RUFUS

    I hope so. The lineup has historically lacked jazz bagpipes
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    Re: Here Active Listening earbuds

    For situation number 2 I sometimes just say "shut the fuck up." It works about half the time. I once tried "Do you even know who's playing?" They gave me a blank state and left. Either way it's a...
  46. Thread: Bob Moses

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    Re: Bob Moses

    I loved that Bob Moses' show at Treasure Island. In a sense it's unfair to compare anything to that Darkside performance. I've been going to live music since 1970 and the Darkside show stands as...
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    Re: Why is Miami Horror so low

    Hoping their low spot on the bill will mean no conflicts.
  48. Thread: Lush!!!!

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    Re: Lush!!!!

    I can't wait for weekend 2, so I'm buying tix to see them in SF the day after they perform on weekend 1.
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    Re: Mbongwana Star

    This may be the best start to the festival in my 12 years.
  50. Re: Who in the small print on the poster is must see?

    I know this might sound dickish, but this is my 11th Coachella and for the first time I seriously think the bottom three line are better than the top. Get there early every day.
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