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  1. Re: Rate the 2018 Artists You've Seen Before as Live Acts

    Friday
    St. Vincent - Love her music, but her live performance didn't live up to the level of her albums. B
    The War on Drugs - Somewhat disappointing, was expecting more jamming. B
    The...
  2. Thread: X Japan!

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    Re: X Japan!

    Looking forward to seeing them again too! I saw them when they played the Wiltern here some years back, it'll be interesting to see what their new material sounds like.
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    Re: Top 5 per day/Top 10 overall?

    Weekend 2 Top Ten

    1. Bat for Lashes
    2. Silversun Pickups
    3. Autolux
    4. Disclosure
    5. Parov Stelar
    6. Robert Delong
    7. Lush
    8. Lido
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    Re: The good and the bad of it

    Pros
    -Doors opened on time day 1.
    -The directional signs for the different paths got switched from the LED traffic signs to actual LCD screens, which were much more readable, and (unlike weekend 1)...
  5. Re: Person climbing an installation(?) by the main after Calvin Harris?

    Ouch! I hope they ended up okay :eek:
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    Re: Who else caught the Coachella flu?

    :( Woke up Sunday morning with a runny nose and the sore throat from hell, despite wearing a dust mask most of the weekend. Anyone else afflicted already?
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    Re: Top 5 per day/Top 10 overall?

    Friday:
    1. Underworld
    2. LCD Soundsystem
    3. HEALTH
    4. 2manydjs
    5. Sufjan Stevens

    Saturday:
    1. Halsey
    2. Gogo Penguin
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    Re: The good and the bad of it

    The good
    -Despacio!
    -Sound quality was good for almost every one of the acts I saw.
    -Free RTJ bandanas :)
    -The new mainstage video screens were epic! I loved how they wrapped around the sides,...
  9. Person climbing an installation(?) by the main after Calvin Harris?

    Anyone see this happen Sunday night? On the way out of the main stage area after Calvin Harris, near the entrance to the terrace, a bunch of people around me suddenly started cheering because someone...
  10. Re: Large Scale Art Installations/Artists: 2016 Edition

    I liked the Armpit, but I agree, overall the art was underwhelming compared to previous years, and it was really lame not having any art in between the tents. It seems like they've stopped having art...
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    Re: Your 2016 Coachella Itinerary

    Wednesday - Drive to hotel in Palm Desert, check in, buy groceries to stock the fridge with, then spend the evening looking at the set times and figuring out which bands to see
    Thursday - Visit...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    I managed to get first row tickets for two of the Kraftwerk 3D shows at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, tho that's probably because everyone wanted to be farther back for the visuals. Still was pretty...
  13. Re: Are blankets/towels and glowsticks really not allowed this year?

    NO Bikes / Hoverboards :)
  14. Re: Are blankets/towels and glowsticks really not allowed this year?

    Great idea! I'll probably do something like this.
  15. Are blankets/towels and glowsticks really not allowed this year?

    I was poking around on the rules section of the site and noticed these under the "no" list.
  16. Re: Post Your Unpopular Coachella 2016 Opinion

    I think Calvin Harris' set might be fun :sorry I could hear him last time he played while I was at the outdoor waiting for Lana to go on, and it sounded pretty decent. Will probably be the first year...
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    Re: UNDERWORLD 2016!!!

    Fuck yes! Now I can make up for missing them last year.
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    Re: 2016 Lineup is here!!!

    Lots of bands I've never heard of :catnice! Looking forward to finally seeing 2manydjs.
  19. Re: Coachella Message Board 2015 Top 10 (or more) Shows of the Year Thread

    1. IAMX @ Constellation Room
    2. Stromae @ Coachella W1
    3. Caribou @ Coachella W1
    4. Gessafelstein @ Coachella W1
    5. Blindside performing Silence in full @ The Fonda
    6. Basement Jaxx @ Hollywood...
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    Re: I FUCKING DESPAIR...The Cure 2011

    Just grabbed two singles within the first few rows of K3 and F1 for the second date just by sitting and watching the map refresh until they appeared. You can still get good tickets if you're going...
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    Re: Austin Psych Fest 2015

    If I remember correctly, last year the tent was supposed to end pretty late, but they had problems with noise complaints night 1 and ended up starting the tent early the other days so they could...
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    Had a few problems with the purchase page on Chrome, but I've finally got my tickets for both weekends :) Looking forward to seeing all you beautiful people next year!
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    Re: Austin Psych Fest 2015

    Just checked the forecast for today and apparently there's a tornado watch until 9pm tonight :( Fingers crossed the weather cooperates.
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    Re: Austin Psych Fest 2015

    Nope, but I left early, around 12:30am. It might be more difficult to get out if you stay until the very end.
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    Re: Austin Psych Fest 2015

    Most of it is dry (for now...), but there are still some areas that are wet, especially in the tent.
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    Re: Austin Psych Fest 2015

    Friday was the day I wanted to see almost every band, so I spent most of the day watching partial sets. Caught all of Survive and Indian Jewelry, both were awesome. Spiritualized was putting me to...
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    Re: Austin Psych Fest 2015

    ...Looks like I'll be seeing a lot of partial sets in the evening :(
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    Re: The good and the bad of it

    That's interesting. I walked up to the rail behind it for the middle part of AC/DC's set during weekend 1, and although there were a bunch of people in the front and on the right, most of it was...
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    Re: What a shit show

    Not sure why some people are surprised by a mid-day dearth of bands they like on Saturday. Although I found bands to see all day long this year, there's almost always been a bit of a dead zone for me...
  30. Thread: FYF 2015

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    Re: FYF 2015

    I hope they improve crowd flow over previous years...
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    Re: Funny things you saw/overheard

    Some people were fucking behind the curtains lining one of the tents, and it was incredibly obvious. They finished surprisingly quickly, and were greeted with a round of applause upon exiting.
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    Re: The good and the bad of it

    More thoughts after weekend 2:

    Pros
    -It may be just me, but it appears that the artist/industry/whatever sections for the stages other than the main were decreased in size slightly and moved...
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    Re: Smallest and biggest crowds?

    Squarepusher's crowd Friday night seemed smaller than the crowd for Until the Ribbon Breaks the next morning, but it gave me more room to dance. Gorgon City, on the other hand, was a total shit show....
  34. Re: Coachella pro tip: weekend two is always better. Less hype. Better sets

    I went to both weekends this year, and did not notice a major difference in crowd behavior between weekends. Everyone was fairly polite for once, and although I ran into a few rude people, that...
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    Re: Record Store Day 2015

    If anyone is still looking for the Ministry Trax! Box, they still have some copies left on the Cleopatra records website. I'm glad I thought to check the label's site instead of buying from Discogs;...
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    Re: Weekend 2 top 5 acts

    Marina and the Diamonds
    Todd Terje and the Olsens
    Tycho
    Squarepusher
    Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible
    HM: Fitz and the Tantrums, Erol Alkan, Clean Bandit
  37. Re: Coachella is now a MASTER of Customer Experience

    I think they were still setting things up last minute; I overheard one of the staff say something about there being too much heavy equipment still out on the grounds to let us in.
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    Re: List of guest artists 2015

    Joey Badass was on stage for two songs with Kiesza.
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    Re: The good and the bad of it

    Pros
    -Smoother entry.
    -The parking attendants actually knew what they were doing from the beginning of day 1.
    -Security and staff were a lot more cheerful than last year.
    -The way the set times...
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    Re: Empty Outdoor Theatre

    Maybe it's also to do with the kind of rock acts they are booking? I thought AC/DC's crowd was on the small side for a headlining set, and I was surprised by how small Royal Blood's crowd was given...
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    Re: Headliner Crowd Sizes?

    I only saw part of AC/DC, but it wasn't very crowded in the area to the left of the stage. Mostly just people chilling on the grass pretty spread out from each other. I was able to walk right up to...
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    Re: What 2015 Coachella merch is there?

    There was a few other shirts, including one with the astronaut helmet on it, and blue bandanas with the sun design as well.
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    Re: Top Five Sets of 2015 (Weekend One Edition)

    1. Yelle
    2. Caribou
    3. Ratatat
    4. Gessafelstein
    5. Stromae

    Kiesza, Brand New, and Lykke Li were also pretty epic.
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    Marina and the Diamonds

    Anyone else looking forward to Marina and the Diamonds? I've unfortunately missed her the times she's toured through my area so I'm really excited about seeing her live for the first time.

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    Re: So... Sloan.

    Kinda surprised that people outside of Canada aren't familiar with them. I remember this song being played on the radio here in California quite a lot when it came out in the early 2000s.

    ...
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    Re: Your top 10 must-sees for 2015

    1. Marina and the Diamonds
    2. Squarepusher
    3. Ratatat
    4. Bad Religion
    5. Florence + the Machine
    6. Ride
    7. Sloan
    8. Jack White
    9. Tame Impala
    10. Panda Bear
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    Re: Austin Psych Fest 2014

    Was my first time going, and I had a great time. Acts that are obviously enjoying themselves, a mellow atmosphere, lack of obnoxious security guards, and not crowded at all! :) It reminds me a lot of...
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    Re: Do You Still Know Song Lyrics?

    Well, I'm 26 and I agree with what's been said about music being more disposable these days, and I also think that a lot of music today just doesn't emphasize strong vocals in general. I grew up...
  49. Re: Artists You Had Chance to Catch But Skipped & Now Question/Kick Yourself For Miss

    Daft Punk - 2006 :( Ran out of energy and left early that day instead of staying for their set. Saw them twice on their 2007 tour, but still wish I had been there for that show...
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    Re: Record Store Day 2014

    Thanks so much for posting this! I was able to find the Tears for Fears record I was still looking for.
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