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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    And once again it comes back to balance. I know those kinds of acts are part of the package, I'm cool with it, but I feel like there are more of those kinds of acts this year than ever before at the expense of more interesting and newer (for the fest anyway) acts, and a lot of the more populist acts that are there are either unnecessary repeats or on the more derivative and boring side of the scale. I'm cool with light, inoffensive sounds, I love Grizzly Bear, for example, but I just look at the poster this year and go "That's the best you can do?" Even Squeeze is kind of 3rd tier when it comes to nostalgia acts compared to like Devo or Echo & The Bunnymen.
    At a certain point, don't you run out of these types of bands/artists? Not to mention those that have been asked and turned offers down.

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    Default Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

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    I was at 04. 07 crushed it.
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    Default Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

    What makes the acts some of you are listing more "interesting" than the ones currently on the line-up? This all seems to boil down to personal taste. Nothing more.

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    Hell man, I go to coachella for music AND so much more. . .the people, the vibe, the ambiance, it's excitement, altered states, music, and friends all rolled up into one big dmt laced joint.
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    Default Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

    ^Didn't realize it was all of those things. Thanks for the insight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    And once again it comes back to balance. I know those kinds of acts are part of the package, I'm cool with it, but I feel like there are more of those kinds of acts this year than ever before at the expense of more interesting and newer (for the fest anyway) acts, and a lot of the more populist acts that are there are either unnecessary repeats or on the more derivative and boring side of the scale. I'm cool with light, inoffensive sounds, I love Grizzly Bear, for example, but I just look at the poster this year and go "That's the best you can do?" Even Squeeze is kind of 3rd tier when it comes to nostalgia acts compared to like Devo or Echo & The Bunnymen.

    I think I'll stop arguing this because it sounds like I hate the lineup and it's unimportant. I'm really just slightly underwhelmed and trying to verbalize why exactly it is, not really trying to prove a point. And I'm fucking bored. God. I spent two days in this goddamned thread.
    I feel like all we can really say is this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post

    I think I'll stop arguing this because it sounds like I hate the lineup and it's unimportant. I'm really just slightly underwhelmed and trying to verbalize why exactly it is, not really trying to prove a point. And I'm fucking bored. God. I spent two days in this goddamned thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    and who haven't played every minor regional fest that's popped up in the past few years.
    is it just me, or do festivals seem a lot more common nowadays than when coachella first started. this seems like a hard thing to avoid, based on the prior post that coachella can only book who is available. not to mention how easy it is to hear about festivals. back in the day, you had to be lucky enough to be at a venue that received a flyer for the show or had friends in the know. now it's an advertisement on your facebook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    People forget this all too often.
    Well, yeah, obviously someone like The Knife declines every year, but there are plenty of great acts that never get asked.
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    More like Asobi SUCKsu.

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    Default Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

    Think bigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    is it just me, or do festivals seem a lot more common nowadays than when coachella first started. this seems like a hard thing to avoid, based on the prior post that coachella can only book who is available. not to mention how easy it is to hear about festivals. back in the day, you had to be lucky enough to be at a venue that received a flyer for the show or had friends in the know. now it's an advertisement on your facebook.
    I agree with this.
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    Yeah, it's kind of unrealistic to expect these bands to just play Coachella and not any other festivals.
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    Default Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

    I'm so old, I remember when our only fests were traveling ones.
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    lilith fair was epic, wasn't it?!

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    Default Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

    Not really. They just rehashed all of Anger Management's leftovers.
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    Default Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    is it just me, or do festivals seem a lot more common nowadays than when coachella first started. this seems like a hard thing to avoid, based on the prior post that coachella can only book who is available. not to mention how easy it is to hear about festivals. back in the day, you had to be lucky enough to be at a venue that received a flyer for the show or had friends in the know. now it's an advertisement on your facebook.
    I think your point is overly obvious.

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    Default Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

    if it's overly obvious, then why did it have to be stated?
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    Hey if Coachella didn't want to inspire other American festivals which makes it more difficult for Coachella to book a special/unique lineup then they would've started making poor booking choices a long time ago. They didn't and now they're paying for it.
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    Default Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

    Maybe Coachella is lazy and unimaginative now so it can look imaginative later when other festivals keep following these lazy and unimaginative booking trends that Coachella is setting. Thus, taking control of American festivals once and for all.

    It might just be crazy enough to work.

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    In the future, the line-up will have 90% bands that we have never heard about (except for Jared, who would have heard of about a third of the line-up). We will research the line-up, but only succeed in finding material by a bit less than half.

    Also, David Bowie will headline.
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    Default Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

    Quote Originally Posted by HotHamWater View Post
    Maybe Coachella is lazy and unimaginative now so it can look imaginative later when other festivals keep following these lazy and unimaginative booking trends that Coachella is setting. Thus, taking control of American festivals once and for all.

    It might just be crazy enough to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotHamWater View Post
    Maybe Coachella is lazy and unimaginative now so it can look imaginative later when other festivals keep following these lazy and unimaginative booking trends that Coachella is setting. Thus, taking control of American festivals once and for all.

    It might just be crazy enough to work.
    I like to ascribe to this theory because I'm sort of an optimist. It was the first year for the 2 weekend thing. They've proved that it will sell out no matter what in years to come. Hopefully they'll fire the asshat who did the Sahara bookings this year and curate a stronger EDM lineup in 2013, along with more 'risky' or 'imaginative' bands. LET ME DREAM.

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    This all comes full-circle back to Coachella booking The Vines. That's a risk they need to take.
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    Default Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

    Nay, letting The Vines curate the Mojave tent for all 3 days.

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    Default Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

    Actually I can get behind the idea of a different band a day curate the Mojave or Gobi tent.
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    Let's take it a risk further and let The Vines curate the Sahara tent.
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    They already have.
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    Default Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

    David Byrne curating a day of African music at Bonnaroo '09 was pretty awesome. Or at least I assume it was because it was the same fucking day as EVERY OTHER BAND I WANTED TO SEE.
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    Ooooh, risky.

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