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    I get that Goldenvoice gets fined $1000 for every minute that a band plays past 12:01 am because theyíre violating a noise ordinance. But címon. Youíve got to know a bandís style when youíre booking them, right? I mean, The Cure almost always plays 3 hours and usually more. Not to mention that it's not enforced for some bands, and then strictly enforced for others. Like when the police escorted Mos Def offstage in the middle of his song only a couple minutes after midnight, but Prince, Roger Waters, and Paul McCartney have played as long as they wanted. I love all of these bands and I think they should all be treated equally.

    There's 2 options here: Goldenvoice should either figure in fines as just another cost of doing business or they should just tell Indio to suck it and theyíll take their income-producing festival elsewhere. Jesus, like Indio canít put up with 3 nights out of the year (0.8%!). Buy some earplugs for chrissake!

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    I'm glad Sasquatch doesn't have that problem.
    The location is far from any residential area, separated by a massive gorge,
    and The Cure played last year till ~1 or 1:30am.
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    well the cure did end up getting around 3 hours right?

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    Isnt Coachella Indio's biggest thing that happens to them all year? Thousands of people flowing in and spending money in their desert town...If the festival went until 2am it would make all the difference-->i.e the sahara tent

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFranklin View Post
    Isnt Coachella Indio's biggest thing that happens to them all year? Thousands of people flowing in and spending money in their desert town...If the festival went until 2am it would make all the difference-->i.e the sahara tent
    You're forgetting other major events that happen in Indio, like the National Date Festival.

    You think I'm joking, but I'm not. Apparently the date festival has attendance of nearly 300,000.
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    A thousand dollars a minute is a drop in the bucket compared to the $500k+ that the Cure gets per show, seriously. Just let them fucking play.

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    Well, you can't forget the Empire Polo Fields are right next to La Quinta, an area that is very profitable already and highly residential. I know the music from the festival can be heard in these neighborhoods, and most of the stores that Coachella attendees go to are in this city. There are a lot of people there that don't want to be kept up late by the music, its understandable. Yeah its an inconvenience for us who want to hear it longer, but a lot of people are affected by the festival who don't want it there. I think a fine is acceptable, Goldenvoice probably goes over this issue with the artists beforehand and either makes them pay it or GV understands it has an "extra" fee for some of its headliners.

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    All those old retiree couples should just take out their hearing aids and go to bed. Jesus.

    Stop griping about it, it's only 3 days a year.
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    i would be pissed if i lived in indio and coachella let their artists play past midnite.

    because wouldn't that also mean that the artists at Stagecoach get to play late?????

    thats not OK.
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    It's just a place where old people go to quit IRL forever. That, and Florida.

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    Well, they dropped the hammer on the Cure this year after giving them some wiggle room. Whatever, the main attractions will continue to play-on untouched and the lesser acts will continue to be case by case calls. So it goes...

    The Mos Def thing is bullshit racism, plain and simple.

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    Hmm...I vote for a giant sound-proof dome to cover the polo fields after midnight.

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    GV really can't tell the Indio City Council to stuff their noise ordinances, otherwise the festival will get pulled.

    The differences between Mos Def and headliners on the Main Stage is crowd. A Main Stage act will be given some leeway by the police chief/GV/city officials, because pulling the plug at exactly midnite can incite a big crowd.
    I did read that Indio officials expressed concern that cut-off times were being ignored last year. It will be interesting what the outcome will be for next year. I expect the curfew to be moved 5-10mins before midnight. It is possible Indio will want tougher sanctions.

    At the end of the day, it is a residential area and the residents control the electorate. If the residents start getting upset then life gets difficult for GV.

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    Every year, they blow over the curfew just enough to appear punk rock, without getting their license pulled. Seems 'bout right to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JebusLives View Post
    Every year, they blow over the curfew just enough to appear punk rock, without getting their license pulled. Seems 'bout right to me.
    lol, so true. GV is keeping it reeyal
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    well with such an organized festival, i would think that the coachella bosses would figure on having the main acts start a little earlier so that they can have their 3 hours. the residents/council of coachella have their say, and that's that; that's the way it should be. it is a stupid little thing to complain about, it is only for 3 days....but then again some people love to complain and will look for any reason to.

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    seriously these old people need to all find a new location to live in..

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    The money isn't the problem, my bloody valentine playing in the cure's time is the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JebusLives View Post
    Every year, they blow over the curfew just enough to appear punk rock, without getting their license pulled. Seems 'bout right to me.
    that might be the least punk rock thing i have ever heard.
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    I have this vision of old rich people who actually are sitting up until midnight, waiting for the noise to stop. "Thank God...finally I can sleep!" Nonsense. If any locals were annoyed, it's going to be during MBV, or some heavy bass from someone, or any number of things that happen well before midnight. Nobody was complaining about Paul McCartney going past midnight.

    It's totally arbitrary bullshit, and we should probably be glad it isn't worse. Mesa Amphitheatre not only has a TEN O'CLOCK curfew, but they can get fined just for exceeding a certain SPL for more than 5 seconds. (or something like that.)

    GV should plan ahead more though...even though everyone seemed to think it was crazy to start The Cure at 9:30, it probably should have been 8:45 or 9:00. And the headliner hardly ever goes on time anyway, so they should be accounting for at least an extra 15 minutes for that.

    EDIT...actually, they should probably consider scheduling the main stage to end around 11 anyway. That way, if they go late, no big deal, and it will help start clearing the parking lot out a bit early. I thought Sunday in '08 worked great...Waters played until around 11, and then Justice kicked in. I got to leave early, or, if there had been, say, Prodigy instead of Justice, I could have booked over and saw them without missing any of the headliner.
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8016245.stm

    Sir Paul McCartney may have landed the Coachella music festival in trouble with the authorities after his late night performance overran.

    Sir Paul, 66, who was the headline act at the weekend's Californian event, played for an extra 54 minutes.

    Under laws put in place by the area's local authority, promoters Goldenvoice are liable for a £1,000 fine for every minute of music played after midnight.

    The exact penalty is expected to be announced in a few weeks.

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    The Killers and The Cure, who also played at the weekend festival, also overran their late night performances.

    Police spokesman Ben Guitron confirmed The Killers had played an extra 30 minutes and The Cure overran by 33 minutes.

    He explained it was up to the police to remind the promoter that the concert should wrap up at the agreed time, but they were not responsible for ending it.

    There's nothing against the artists specifically, but someone has to be time-keeper

    Ben Guitron, police spokesman
    "There's nothing against the artists specifically, but someone has to be time keeper," he said.

    "In regards to Mr McCartney, the audience really applauded his performance and so he played encores."

    The law has been in place for several years and was agreed to appease local residents who do not like loud music at night.

    Mr Guitron said it was not the first time an artist at Coachella had overrun their set.

    Last year Prince's performance ran over time, but Mr Guitron could not recall whether Goldenvoice had incurred a fine for it.



    Don't know if this is a GV push for publicity or really an issue. But I wouldn't be surprised if Indio makes GV pay this time given Indio has some budgetary shortfalls. Seems like Indio City officials could cream $100K for the city.

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    Mos Def just IM'd me. He said to shut the fuck up and LONG LIVE COACHELLA!!!
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    It's just a place where old people go to quit IRL forever. That, and Florida.
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    Honestly, fuck the neighbors who were bitching and complaining. I was able to sleep just fine with loud music in the distance, a rave dome within walking distance, and drum circles right next to my fucking head and these people can't deal with a little noise past midnight? We shouldn't have to get the festival shut down just because a few people are too lazy to go down to Wal-Mart and buy some sleeping pills and ear plugs

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    Amneeziac's list of things Goldenvoice needs to do
    Call Thom Yorke. Call David Bowie. Call Thomas Bangalter. Call Jeff Mangum.

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    When I hear about things like this, it aids my slowly declining faith in humanity. Three days of a fucking year, not even weekdays! Maybe when this senior generation fades and the new one takes over this will be less of a problem. That statement is 100% subjective though because there are always exceptions to the generalizations.

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    since when does anyone give a shit what old people say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura owns you View Post
    i would be pissed if i lived in indio and coachella let their artists play past midnite.

    because wouldn't that also mean that the artists at Stagecoach get to play late?????

    thats not OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3 View Post
    The Mos Def thing is bullshit racism, plain and simple.

    or maybe they just dont like rap music.

    ecause then Prince wouldve been shut off too..
    everything isnt racism...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blankspots View Post
    I get that Goldenvoice gets fined $1000 for every minute that a band plays past 12:01 am because theyíre violating a noise ordinance. But címon. Youíve got to know a bandís style when youíre booking them, right? I mean, The Cure almost always plays 3 hours and usually more. Not to mention that it's not enforced for some bands, and then strictly enforced for others. Like when the police escorted Mos Def offstage in the middle of his song only a couple minutes after midnight, but Prince, Roger Waters, and Paul McCartney have played as long as they wanted. I love all of these bands and I think they should all be treated equally.

    There's 2 options here: Goldenvoice should either figure in fines as just another cost of doing business or they should just tell Indio to suck it and theyíll take their income-producing festival elsewhere. Jesus, like Indio canít put up with 3 nights out of the year (0.8%!). Buy some earplugs for chrissake!
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