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    Re: Desert Trip 2016

    1. Rolling Stones (never seen them before and, prior to Desert Trip, I had pretty much given up hope that I ever would)
    2. Roger Waters (never seen him, have heard so much good stuff about his...
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    Re: Coachella 2017 Confirmations/Rumors

    Anyone else think this could be an indication that they're a headliner this year? Lars has a pretty big ego, I don't see him talking about something he wishes the band will be able to do in the...
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    Re: The good and the bad of it

    I think you're probably right. It's just been a problem for as long as I've been attending (since 2003), so you'd think they'd get proactive about it when they're training security. Or maybe just...
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    Re: The good and the bad of it

    The sound was really great this year, as were the stage set-ups in general. They've been doing a great job of making improvements on those year-to-year.

    I might be wrong but it felt like there...
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    Re: LCD Soundsystem - Explain it!

    This was my third LCD show, and it's probably the best I've seen them do. I was with a group of three people, all of whom were just casual LCD fans seeing them for the first time, and they all...
  6. Re: Calvin Harris is a dildo. Sia was the real Sunday headliner.

    I only caught the last fifteen minutes or so, and it was exactly what I expected: bright lights in everyone's face, people getting really excited to see a celebrity on stage and hear a Daft Punk...
  7. Thread: G n R

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    Re: G n R

    A much stronger performance than I expected. I think their set got much better as it progressed, so it's unfortunate that a lot of people left early. They probably would have benefitted from...
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    Re: Chris Stapleton

    He was really excellent. I'm not a big country fan and I had only heard a couple of his songs, but I went to this set because my girlfriend wanted to check it out. I definitely don't regret it. ...
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    Re: Top 5 per day/Top 10 overall?

    No particular order:

    LCD Soundsystem
    Guns n Roses
    Savages
    Underworld
    Sia
    Cris Stapleton
    Gary Clark Jr.
    Deafheaven
  10. Re: Does anyone remember in 06 when Art Brut burned the fucking place down?

    Yes, yes YEEEESSS! Saw them last week in San Diego in a half-full venue. It amazes me that Art Brut never seems to draw a big crowd. They ALWAYS come through with an awesome show. You'd think the...
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    Re: medical marijuana ok?

    On a related note -- do you guys think things will be any different at future Coachellas in the likely event that CA legalizes marijuana in 2010?
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    Help me help you (OK, just help me).

    I'm doing some research and writing on the recently-proposed federal Performance Rights Act, which would require radio stations to pay performers when they play music (currently stations only have to...
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    Re: Coachella Dates (somewhat) announced

    Why not? If those aren't the real dates, you can cancel. If they are, you don't have to be on the ball to beat the reservation frenzy.
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    Swine Flu at Coachella?

    It's never too late to get paranoid about the dreaded SWINE FLU.
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    Re: Coachella Dates (somewhat) announced

    I like the mid-April dates. The weather is cool enough to be tolerable, but still warm enough to feel like Coachella.
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    Poll: Re: Could Pavement Headline?

    Also, if they refuse to play unless they headline, I hope they headline. They're better than most of the likely headliners.
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    Poll: Re: Could Pavement Headline?

    I vote for "Yes." Not because I believe that they will headline, but because I believe that they could. They certainly wouldn't be the worst or least famous headliner ever.

    That said, they...
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    Re: WEIRD AL FOR MAINSTAGE 2010

    Weird Al? Isn't he all booked up opening for Credence Claearwater Revisited at various county fairs?
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    Re: COACHELLA 16 HOTEL

    why ev'r body got to hate?

    there are other places in the area where you can camp if you're under 18. they're very inexpensive and will be full of coachella people. look in to it.
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    Re: The 2010 Headliner Hurt/Heal Game

    Quick question [which may have been answered already, I'm too lazy to look]: is this about predictions, or wishes?
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    Re: The 2010 Headliner Hurt/Heal Game

    Talking Heads 33
    Radiohead 31
    Daft Punk 31
    Gorillaz 30
    David Bowie 28
    The White Stripes 28
    Outkast 23 + 1 = 24
    Neil Young 21
    Massive Attack 21
    Pearl Jam 20
  22. Poll: Re: are movies getting progressively worse, or are people just getting more stupid?

    I don't think people consider that movies have always been pretty aweful overall. I mean, it seems like movies have gotten worse because you only see a few good movies per year. But think about it:...
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    Re: medical marijuana ok?

    Does anyone else think all the questions about drugs are kind of weird? Like, at least 50% of people at Coachella use some kind of illegal drug, and maybe 1% ever have a problem. Just handle your...
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    Re: medical marijuana ok?

    Actually, since the ADA is federal law, they wouldn't be violating it. Federal law doesn't recognize medical marijuana; CA state law does.
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    Re: Morrissey 2010?

    On a side note, he just added a date in Indio [and several others in CA] in December.
  26. Re: Signed coachella merch on ebay: any chance its real?

    or, you could always ask the seller some questions about how they got it, the circumstances of the signing, etc. they could just lie, but if they say something really strange or clearly wrong, then...
  27. Re: Signed coachella merch on ebay: any chance its real?

    if there's any doubt that it's 100% real, why would you even consider buying it? if it doesn't have any authenticity docs to support it, then it doesn't have any value as a collectible, so the only...
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    Re: hotel or camping?

    First timer - camp. You'll have a great time, get the full experience. You'll also see why if money is no object, you should just go with a hotel.
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    Re: A couple of questions for a Coach n00b.

    It looks like the dates are April 16-18 (not definite, but based on the dates this year, and the fact that a coupel country musicians have already listed tour dates at Stagecoach the following...
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    Re: What about Latin music?

    does Gomez count?
  31. Pavement member confirms full tour, specifically mentions Coachella posibility.

    http://pitchfork.com/news/36516-pavement-confirm-2010-world-tour/

    "There's festivals and stuff that we're talking to, like Coachella." Pretty big deal.
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    Cat Stevens?

    This is total speculation, but he just announced four tour dates, his first in over 30 years. He'd be a very interesting addition to the 2010 lineup.
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    Poll: Re: Which show would you go to?

    None of these are worth the cost of the gas that you'll burn while idling in the parking lot. just hit up "casual encounters" on craigslist, you'll have a great night.
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    Poll: Re: What's your favorite day of the week?

    right now, it's all about Sunday because football's back. anyone who doesn't think so needs to seriously re-evaluate how they're spending their time.
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    Re: Weezer Reunion Pinkerton

    As long as we're wishing for Weezer to do stuff they'll never do, why not hope for a set where they play Pinkerton and Blue Album, both in their entirity? Thos albums are short enough that they...
  36. Re: Pavement Reunion is on in 2010, Coachella likely return

    Well I'll be a son of a bitch. This is bigger than George Murison in "My Giant."
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    Re: Morrissey 2010?

    I strongly doubt it. I wouldn't mind having him back. Groveling aside, I thought his set this year was excellent.
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    Poll: Re: SOUTH PARK VS. FAMILY GUY VS. SIMPSONS.

    current simpsons does suck, but in its prime (roughly seasons 2-8), it was probably the best-written TV show of all time. Plus, South Park and Family Guy wouldn't exist if Simpsons hadn't...
  39. Re: to the girl i boned from new york during killers

    wait...so the sex ended early because you wouldn't go down on her? maybe i've got an odd sex life, but the oral usually comes first. like, i always thought it was standard protocol to do making out...
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    HOTEL Parties?

    I just booked a room at Best Western Palm Desert (based on the info. I've heard, April 16-18 look like the probable dates, so I just went for it) for Thurs-Sunday. Anybody down to get the party...
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    Re: San Diego Street Scene 2009

    i doubt they've got any big additions to make. if they're working on nailing down another headlining act, it seems like it would make more sense to hold off on the lineup anouncement.

    maybe we'll...
  42. Thread: GWAR 2010

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    Re: GWAR 2010

    learn how to properly use a question mark?
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    Re: Nine Inch Nails calling it quits?

    i got tickets to the NIN/JA show in San Diego last weekend. it was pretty bad. both bands were technically good, but other than perry ferrel, none of the performers seemed to be having a good time....
  44. Thread: Meg White

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    Re: Meg White

    jack should replace her with some other pale girl with dark hair who plays drums. who would notice?
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    Re: COMEDY TENT FOR 2010

    if you support a comedy tent, why not support a juggling tent? i mean, some people might enjoy it, right? people go to Coachella for the music, just because some people might enjoy something,...
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    Re: COMEDY TENT FOR 2010

    Most people just aren't that interested in seeing comedy at Coachella. If there's one particularly popular comedy act (like Comedians of Comedy in '07), then maybe, but not a whole tent. A music...
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    Poll: Re: Classic Headliner

    Dylan would be great at Coachella, but I don't think he could handle headlining (not that he isn't a huge name, he just doesn't bring it live). The Stones, The Who, or Bruce would be excellent.
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    Re: COMEDY TENT FOR 2010

    a comedy tent would be okay, but i don't think the festival needs it at all. i'd rather see money that could be spent booking comedians spent on booking more music acts.
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    Poll: Re: New Headliner Poll

    also, this is a tough poll to vote in because you're asking three separate questions.
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    Poll: Re: New Headliner Poll

    any of those can headline. i don't think any of them should, but it wouldn't surprise me to see Arcade Fire or Muse.
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