So we left around 1 pm Thursday afternoon and arrived around 7 pm. Traffic as usual sucked getting into the city (took an hour) but once we were in it was easy to get around. It was my best friend's birthday Friday but we decided to go out for a good meal on Thursday night since we'd be at the festival the rest of the weekend. So we went to a steakhouse that I can't remember the name of now but there were these 32 oz rib-eyes that were the best steaks any of us had ever had
We ended up bar hopping and then went to bed.
We wondered the city during the day went to the Art Museum, then over to Grant Park (lolla grounds) which is way bigger than I remember, then to the lake.
Then on to the festival where Tortoise was playing first. Tortoise was a very tight live band and played everything I wanted to hear. I was a little worried at first I would get bored during their set but I didn't it was just really good post rock and a nice mellow way to start off the night.
Yo La Tengo we just kinda sat back and watched while we ate and drank beer which much to my dismay was now 5 dollars instead of 3 like last year. Still a decent deal when compared to Coaachella prices.
Yo La Tengo (7/10)
It started to rain while we were waiting for the Jesus Lizard to start which got me excited because singing "Seasick" in the rain seemed like a good time, but it stopped by the time they hit the stage. This was my most anticipated set of the weekend and they did not disappoint it was the best set of the weekend for me. Even though they were probably the oldest people there this weekend they easily had the most energy David Yow spent a good time of the set in the crowd. They played an amazing set, everything anyone wanted to hear they did.
The Jesus Lizard (10/10)
After The Jesus Lizard we were all beat so we just sat back for Built To Spill. I'm really not a huge fan of them but after seeing them live I may have to go back and listen again. Sounded really tight like they had been playing together for a long time and according to my buddy Dan who is a big fan played quite the setlist.
Built To Spill (6/10)
We went to the Fucked Up aftershow later that night at this really interesting venue called Subterranean this place was really dark and dingy but had a neat observation deck from the second floor. That's where we were the opening bands for Fucked Up were awful and all sounded the same but I guess that's how Punk goes. Thank goodness Fucked Up was much better and while not a huge fan of the music the stage presence was great
This weekend was pretty amazing, despite getting a te start due to NIN putting tickets onsale while Friday was happening. The Jesus Lizard killed it, Built To Spill was ok, everyone liked to talk a lot instead of watching them play, it kind of killed the vibe. It rained a bit on Saturday and everyone cheered, while a zillion umbrellas popped out for 10 mins, then went back down. Highlights of course Beirut, Doom was great, Fucked Up tore it up early on. Ponytail got the crowd going so much that part of the railing broke. The Black Lips killed it too. The National were good too, Ill watch their full set in NY for sure.
wow. this makes me feel like i was there. and these bands play "rock 'n' roll" music, you say?
Originally Posted by KungFuJoe
Here is all I'll say about borders ... the Los Angeles Angels.
And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
Originally Posted by Hatinisbad
I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.