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    The absolute worst band I saw at Week 1 was AWOLNATION. I only saw them because I was at the Coachella stage all day to see Radiohead and did not want to lose my spot in the front row. Seriously AWOLNATION is a poorman's Bamboozled/Warped tour band, not fitting into Coachella. They were so bad that I was the guy who yelled out to them "I am here to see Radiohead!" in between one of their songs. All the lead "singer" could say was "look at your face". What a "witty talent" he is. Fortunately, Coachella books so many great bands year after year that AWOLNATION are a mere asterick that will soon be forgotten by most people, except those who watch Fuse on Saturday night, instead of going out. If anyone else has a worst band for week 1, I am curious.
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    Maybe they were just having an off day because they couldn't get their minds off of Lily Allen's blood poisoning incident.
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    I hear that Mazzy Star was bad, but I always just dipped out when somebody was lame, and my choices were all sick. so... -shrugs-
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    i didn't catch this. did macy gray add anything?

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    Good job Ken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    Maybe they were just having an off day because they couldn't get their minds off of Lily Allen's blood poisoning incident.
    Wow, you remembered a joke I made a long time ago. However, I do not think AWOLNATION is capable of having any ability to make good music. I would rather listen to Mister Rogers sing hair metal karaoke.

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    Yuck. Not even close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    i didn't catch this. did macy gray add anything?
    Well, I learned that Macy Gray is still alive. However, a bad band combined with a bad singer who sounds like she has a helium balloon stuck in her is an example of the "multiplier effect" making things even worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grichsgang View Post
    Yuck. Not even close.
    I saw Yuck at the Echo a year ago and they were so amazing. No way Yuck could ever be worse than AWOLNATION. The only fans of AWOLNATION are those lifetime subscribers to Alternative Press, who have never read one issue of Magnet, Filter or Under the Radar.

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    I don't watch bad bands...I quickly move on. It sounds like the Airplane Boys were bad.
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    Thanks to setlist.fm I was able to stroll up to several bands (AWOLNATION, Neon Indian, others) just as they started my favorite song of theirs. So I heard "Not Your Fault" by AWOLNATION, stuck around for one more fairly crappy song, and left. Yeah they weren't that great at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    The absolute worst band I saw at Week 1 was AWOLNATION. I only saw them because I was at the Coachella stage all day to see Radiohead and did not want to lose my spot in the front row.
    That's just fucking pathetic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    I saw Yuck at the Echo a year ago and they were so amazing. No way Yuck could ever be worse than AWOLNATION. The only fans of AWOLNATION are those lifetime subscribers to Alternative Press, who have never read one issue of Magnet, Filter or Under the Radar.
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    I walked around the different tents in the afternoon to at least sample each band. Greg Ginn made no sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekube View Post
    I walked around the different tents in the afternoon to at least sample each band. Greg Ginn made no sense to me.
    Hahahaha Greg Ginn's a total badass but this is so true

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    Quote Originally Posted by ialvarado2 View Post
    That's just fucking pathetic...
    This is kroqken. This is what he does. At all festivals. He's a "camper," not a "walker," or something like that. he's explained it numerous times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    This is kroqken. This is what he does. At all festivals. He's a "camper," not a "walker," or something like that. he's explained it numerous times.
    what a sad way to live haha...coachella is the wanderers paradise, especially at night

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    Mazzy Star was pretty bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ialvarado2 View Post
    That's just fucking pathetic...
    I wanted to be in the front row, so giving it up just to avoid seeing AWOLNATION would mean I would have been stuck way in the back when Radiohead went on. No fucking way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotHamWater View Post
    tell us more about rock magazines ken
    Filter, Under the Radar and Magnet profile the indie rock and indie pop scene. Alternative Press profiles mostly crappy emo/screamo and pop-punk bands like AFI and Falling in Reverse.

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    [QUOTE=Drinkey McDrinkerstein;2465013]This is kroqken. This is what he does. At all festivals. He's a "camper," not a "walker," or something like that. he's explained it numerous times

    Actually, a "stander", not a "walker" but close enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8njam View Post
    what a sad way to live haha...coachella is the wanderers paradise, especially at night
    It is not sad to be in the front row. I pick the best stage for me, and stay all day. I would rather watch all of one band and miss another than run around and see half of each, both in the back row. Since I am going both weeks, I will see completely different bands the second week with zero repeats, hopefully in the front row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    I only saw them because I was at the Coachella stage all day to see Radiohead and did not want to lose my spot in the front row.
    Tell me how this works, Ken. Do you get water? Do you eat? Do you pee? I mean did you rush in at 11 am, grab your spot on the rail, and stay there and suppress all your bodily functions for 14 hours? Should we call you kroqzen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    The absolute worst band I saw at Week 1 was AWOLNATION. I only saw them because I was at the Coachella stage all day to see Radiohead and did not want to lose my spot in the front row.
    Yeah man I love paying more to go to festivals to see one band that has been touring by themselves.

    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    They were so bad that I was the guy who yelled out to them "I am here to see Radiohead!" in between one of their songs.
    You must be really cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    All the lead "singer" could say was "look at your face". What a "witty talent" he is.
    Ik right? what a lame response you your perfectly constructed comedic satire. I mean honestly what could he have been thinking? It's not like he was concerned about playing the best show of his life for the rest of the crowd that were either fans of his music or open-minded fans of music in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Tell me how this works, Ken. Do you get water? Do you eat? Do you pee? I mean did you rush in at 11 am, grab your spot on the rail, and stay there and suppress all your bodily functions for 14 hours? Should we call you kroqzen?
    Exactly, I sweat out the water, so I hardly have to piss. The security guards from Staff-Pro hand out water sometimes, as do some of the photographers that I personally know. By the way, longtime Coachella photographer David Atlas passed away last August, and I only found out when I asked the Pitchfork photographer about not seeing him, and found out Atlas had a heart attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    Exactly, I sweat out the water, so I hardly have to piss. The security guards from Staff-Pro hand out water sometimes, as do some of the photographers that I personally know. By the way, longtime Coachella photographer David Atlas passed away last August, and I only found out when I asked the Pitchfork photographer about not seeing him, and found out Atlas had a heart attack.
    Also, I eat before Coachella, at Farmer Boys or Dennys, and eat when Coachella is over, usually at Dennys.

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    So...basically...the rail is like Winchell's...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    Exactly, I sweat out the water, so I hardly have to piss.
    But what about at night? When it got cold? Doesn't cold weather make you have to pee?

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