I hope MBV (or the Cure) doesn't conflict with M.A.N.D.Y. That would tear me apart...
I don't think the Cure will play for hours -- I'm guessing they will be scheduled for like 2-2 1/4 and might go over a little. Aren't most of the ~3 hour sets they've played indoors or in venues that don't have a noise curfew?
Honestly I can't wait to see the reaction of people who have not heard MBV and who will have not bothered to check them out before the festival. Can you imagine being oblivious to their existence, hanging out at another stage and having that wall of noise hit you.... you'd wait for it to end quickly and would be thinking WTF? after only a minute.
HAHAHA I am laughing at the thought of people kind of staring blankly at the music, then the noise wall hits and all the people waiting at the rail for The Cure (the less informed ones) run away with their hands over their ears in pain...lol. Then I slide in even closer for my rail spot.
July 21- Soundgarden- Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
July 30- Rage Against the Machine/Muse- LA Coliseum
Oct 21- Portishead- Berkeley Greek
Nov 18- Pixies- Fox Theater Bakersfield
I don't need earplugs. I trained in deafness under Marlee Matlin.
The wall of noise in "You Made Me Realise" is so loud that it makes the hair on your arm stand up (presuming you have any). You feel tingles throughout your body and a breeze from the amps if you're close enough. It's ridiculous.
Radiohead-the xx-Empire of the Sun-Steve Angello-Phantogram-Little Dragon-Bonobo-Crystal Castles-SOHN-Jagwar Ma-BROODS-Klangstof
Beyoncé-Bon Iver-Tycho-Röyksopp-Local Natives-DREAMCAR-Róisín Murphy-Moderat-Warpaint-Mitski-S U R V I V E-Bishop Briggs-Shura
Lorde-Justice-New Order-Hans Zimmer-Grouplove-Tale of Us-Jai Wolf-Sasha-Kiiara-Real Estate-The Belleville Three-HONNE-Caveman
I'm staying way the fuck far back during My Bloody Valentine.
Maybe if they conflict with Throbbing Gristle they'll have a noise battle between the sahara and main. No survivors.
21:30 to 22:45
You Made Me Realise from one of their Roundhouse shows
Just a thought to bring up: Coachella has a tradition, as with other festivals, of never having an artist who repeats from a previous year play the same stage as before, the excpetions being the Sahara artists and headliners. Since Yeah Yeah Yeahs played the main stage in 2006, I wouldn't honestly be that surprised to see them play the Outdoor Theatre in 2009. Sure, they're pretty big, but honestly they haven't gotten any bigger since 2006 (we'll see how this new album does), I don't really see it being that overcrowded.
With that said, I would have been a bit curious to see if My Bloody Valentine would have in fact played the Main instead of the Outdoor, had it not been for JAMC in 2007. They'll be on the Main Stage just the same. The exception of Love & Rockets was due to Roger Waters. If indeed The Cure play 2.5 hours like Waters did, then I won't be so sure. But I still highly doubt they get more than 2 hours 15 minutes, just pure speculation...
I'm not sure speculation about 15 minutes is really worth wasting time on.
MBV sets aren't really all that long. I think they will get enough time to play what they usually do.
It's not really painfully loud though. The tones aren't absolutely screeching so a lot of them sound really nice and soothing. I only needed earplugs during the noise coda at the end because that's just ridiculous.
In all honesty, I think the Main Stage will go Throbbing Gristle > MBV > Cure
I recall in 2005 when they did this with Gang of Four > New Order > NIN
It just seems to me that Throbbing gristle before MBV would be a wise choice because I imagine anybody interested in seeing MBV would definitely like to see Throbbing gristle too.
I can't wait for MBV or TG.
If the whole thing about a band not playing the same time is true that's not gunna be good for Franz/Morrissey/ or MBV/Yeah Yeah Yeahs fans
I honestly don't want to have to miss any of those bands
MBV on the main stage....with all them speakers. They are going to fuck up our shit so good.
I just hope Throbbing Gristle conflicts with the Cure, not with MBV. MBV being the ONLY fucking act that could keep me away from Throbbing Gristle's set.
There is no band this year that would keep me from MBV, because they're my only real "must-see" of the weekend, but I will be really fucking sad about missing Yeah Yeah Yeahs or Throbbing Gristle for them. With that said, though, the TG vs. YYY conflict would be such a bitch. I just have no idea who I'd take. One of my favorite live bands in existence vs. one of the most rare bands ever that I have nothing but the utmost respect for. Ughh... that'd be like Kraftwerk vs. Animal Collective all over again... lame.
Anyway, I posted this in another thread, but this is my ideal Sunday evening:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Main Stage) 6:30-7:30
My Bloody Valentine (Main Stage) 8:00-9:10
Throbbing Gristle (Mohave Tent) 9:30-10:30
The Cure (Main Stage) 10:30-END
With No Age and Fucked Up earlier, that's pretty much THE perfect day for me.
I think Throbbing Gristle might get the Spiritualized slot in the Mojave.
or are they one of those bands that have to play in the dark?
Wasn't infected mushroom playing against Rage in 07 @ the sahara?
What's this business about going over curfew? Is that actually a big deal? Hasn't it happened many times in the past?
Almost always, at least one of the stages goes til 12:30. Prince went til 1am last year.
GV gets fined bigtime for every minute past midnite, or so I am led to believe.