The fact that we live close to the venue has probably been the most convincing draw, but the idea of getting turned on to new stuff each year is the clincher. Daft Punk, Prodigy, Chemical Bros, Muse, Paul Van Dyke, Faithless, Ratatat, and many more now join my classic rock collection of favorites.
"Who is this doing this synthetic type of Alpha Beta psychedelic funkin'?" CHEMICAL BROTHERS
Location is what does it for me. Combine that with the reputation of artists they have invited and that play each year and I am now a presale buyer. If for some crazy reason the lineup is terrible, which I don't see how, I would just sell my ticket to someone else. Easy.
it will be somewhat based on line-up. I don't think I would go if I really disliked the lineup. but I would be upset if it came to that. and I don't anticipate it. I am making plans before the lineup has been announced. although I haven't requested the days off from work yet.
I'm local and have been every year excluding a few sunday nights in some cases. Although I love attending Coachella despite how huge it's grown, I'm considering saving my time and money to attend the winter music conference in Miami this year.
My flight is already booked. I have faith they will announce a good lineup. Plus, even if it was a horrible lineup, which it won't be, you are still in the sun listening to music surrounded by awesome people.
I live too far away for it to be based on the line up!
Already have the time off work, the house booked and paid for, Getting flight tickets this weekend... Here's hoping it's a good line up!
I'm especially drawn to the environment of it all though. The palm trees (I love them... probably from never seeing them since I live in Canada), all the people and crazy sculptures. Plus all the other line ups have been awesome, why would this be any different?
It's getting so close now! ... er... closer than before.
I've always wanted to go to coachella. I would've loved to see the line up first, but I have to make plans way in advance cause I'm in El Salvador. Have everything reserved already. Still don't know if i'm camping because after reading many camping experiences in the board, i don't know if my wife is gonna have a good time camping. She has way less energy than I do.
Originally Posted by Drewski27
i think i would rather suck AIDZ out of gary colemans nutt.
I have faith in GV to give us another excellent lineup regardless of whether Zep or Radiohead or whoever is playing / not playing / considering playing ...
Originally Posted by Cpt. Funkaho
Man, the Beatles were overrated like gravity is overrated. ......... Say what you want, but statements like "the Beatles were overrated" make me much less likely to listen to anything you say afterward.
I'm going because I had a great time last year and saw a lot of great new-to-me bands. I don't care what the lineup because it will be filled with bands I've never heard of. I AM hoping for Portishead though.
I don't ever want to ever go regardless of lineup. a lot of the festivals in the uk have gotten to a point where they have a fan base of people that go every year regardless of who is playing, and you know this for sure because they sell out before the full lineup is even announced. when I went to T in the Park there were tons of people who didn't really care who was playing any more, they just went because it was tradition, they went to get drunk and have a laugh in a different environment. and it sucked. I never want to get that way with coachella. they need to produce consistently good lineups year after year, and while I believe they can do that I could be wrong. it's not an easy task. as soon as we start saying we have faith and will make all our plans and buy all our tickets regardless, they have some room to weaken the lineup a little. they need to fight for our interest, we can't give it up so easily.