There are many moments, but for some reason last year in the middle of My Morning Jacket there were a few hoola-hoopers with scarfs dancing so magically and it was right near sunset, i believe i shed a tear.
Also: I believe I was high
Originally Posted by TanTan
Jesus could be closing the outdoor stage and conflict with OutKast, and I would still be up front for Andre3000's comeback
And oh man, I forgot about the "When You Wish Upon a Star" thing.
(wipes away single dramatic tear)
2005/6 was fucking hell.
I had just gone through a bad divorce in 05,
my truck gets stolen in 06 and to top it all off, I attend my dads funeral 2 months later. The icing on the cake was the legal crap and run ins with the law.
If you remember BD's thread re: her felony conviction, that was only 1/2 of the story.
Maybe I'll share my 1/2 as we sit around the (pretend) camp fire next weekend.
So yeah, that night in the Sahara was the beginning of a huge change in my life.....all for the better.
When Zack grabbed the mic and said, "Good evening, we are Rage Against The Machine from Los Angeles," all of a sudden I was like one of those girls at a Beatles concert. Only with more bro-tastic guys smashing into me from all sides.
Originally Posted by PotVsKtl
Put a boombox playing Sarah McLachlan behind a fan, call it a day.
LCD Soundsystem: All My Friends
The most euphoric instant of my life
Still one of my favorite performances. "Yeah" was so fucking powerful and loud and amazing. Everyone SCREAMING "YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH". Jumping around like idiots. Bass shaking our brains and eyeballs. Uhhh....so great.
Not to mention Arcade Fire's "My Body Is A Cage" an hour before that and The Black Keys' "Everywhere I Go" and hour later.
Did anyone feel the moment when Yeah Yeah Yeahs played "Cheated Hearts" as the sun was setting in 06? I judge every sunset against that now.
I think that was my least favorite song of their set...i guess i just think Cheated Hearts is a horrible song to open a set with.
"It's in the K" - Martha Stewart
Since the show list is very minimal...
August 29 // Chemical Brothers w/ Chromeo & Yacht @ Hollywood Bowl
September 26 // Vampire Weekend w/ Beach House & the Very Best @ Hollywood Bowl
October 5 // ARCADE FIRE @ Henry Miller Library
October 13 // Corin Tucker Band @ The El Rey
(someone should give me Sufjan Stevens tickets, aint got none of those)
last year: being welcomed to the campground by two random guys who gave us special cookies, tim harrington of les savy fav putting on green striped socks in the crowd before their set, and eventually climbing up the stage during the performance, SMD's set
07: Ratatat (enough said), seeing gogol bordello for the first time
Coachella 2007 - Gogol Bordello was about halfway into "Start Wearing Purple" when I started to get that unreal feeling you people speak of and it didnt stop 'till the end of the set... well actually I get that feeling even still now, every time I remember that night.
My first year was 2007, and Gogol Start wearing Purple is when i realized that I would be coming every year.
Rage, when they took the stage and introduced themselves the excitement in the air was fucking magical.
Portishead last year was just too good to be true. I wasn't a fan until Randy made his thread about how missing them would be a big mistake. I made it a point to try and get into them I am soooo glad I did. I remember looking over at my buddy asking if this was really happening about halfway through the set, and seeing complete awe as he shock his head no. Really the most amazing show i have ever seen.
I am in the same boat as Capt. Funkaho, if it wasn't for Rage in 2007 I wouldn't have gone to last years Coachella or this one, and it would have been such a big mistake. I really regret not coming in 2006 when I almost made the trip.
I am with Blinken and the Capt. But I have told that story before.
I think watching Bjork was a huge thing for me, in that moment, I awoke from my musical dogmatic slumber...I had a year of musical awakenings, from seeing Radiohead in Berkeley in 06 (night one) to Bjork 9 months later...But standing there on those polo fields, watching that reactable, and a zillion people on stage...
Bjork was my biggest lesson. Discovering Gogol Bordello a few months later, and realizing I had missed one of the most epic experiences ever, was a good lesson on what I call Coachellanomics, you gotta choose, choose wisely. Bjork was important, but not just for her being Bjork...
Yes to the Rage moment that so many people have mentioned...
But also in 07, watching Ratatat from the rail, with Lohan 3 feet in front of me rocking the fuck out having the time of her life, having my entire face, brain, perception of the world, melted...awesome sensory overload...
Watching Battles yes, Watching Waters yes, Watching KraftPortisPrince was overwhelming...
This year? Ida Maria will be amazing, Ghostland will be amazing, the Beatle...
It wasn't. But it was quite timed up with the sun starting to sink. Gold Lion, Maps, and Y Control were all way more unreal.
Right, that's what I thought. Maybe those other three songs were unreal by themselves, but Cheated Hearts was perfect for the sunset and I have yet to experience a better moment at sunset. The National came close. Y Control would be awesome at sunset too.
Ron Paul 2012!
Death Cab for Cutie/Magik Magik Orchestra
some other bands
Radiohead - Paranoid Android, 2+2=5, Karma Police, I might Be Wrong
NIN - Hurt (was not much of fan until I saw them)
Pixies - Broken Face
DM - Enjoy the Silence
Daft Punk - One More Time
Tiesto - Adagio for Strings
Flaming Lips - Space Bubble, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
sitting and Chilling on the grass after just entering to the Zutons.
Muse's set in 03 (not as great as their shows, now but definately a sign of things to come)
wilco - jesus etc.
New Order - Crystal
Massive Attack - Angel, Unfinished Symphony
Arctic Monkey - When the Sun goes Down
OMG, there are so many epic moments and songs, so glad I'm going aginafter missing last year...