Guess this means a Glasto lottery in the next few years. Incredible.
i pray that this doesn't happen.
April 14-16 - Coachella
April 22 - Sleep
May 4 - The Weeknd
May 20 - Mastodon/EODM/Russian Circles
May 30 - Conan/North
June 9 - Sigur Rós
July 3 - Roger Waters
July 30 - Panorama Festival
August 17-20 - Psycho Las Vegas
September 9 - Green Day
October 6-8 - ACL wknd. 1
Yea, i bet scalpers were salivating after last years crazy ticket price hike on ebay, and got any and all tickets they could. Only reason it sold out, probably at all. no way that only 50% of the people who wanted to go got tickets last year.
Except for it's not. Its ONE WEEK plus three hours. 75% or more of the week 1 tix were puchased in June. Who knows how many for week 2 we taken up that same week. I know of two people who targeted week 2 because of work conflicts. Just get your shit together people if you don't want to be shut out.
I hope there is never a lottery, but I do hope the standby room is fixed next year. I remember it was a pain back in June during the layaway too. Next year Coachella will be a festival that sells out before the lineup is announced. I never want to be in a position to not get tickets, but it is going to get harder and harder every year from now on.
To those bitching about scalpers, look at the numbers. With ~650 W1 festival passes currently on sale on stubhub and an estimated ~350 already sold, you have about 1k tickets being resold. Assuming 75k people will attend each weekend, that's ONLY 1.3% of the attendance. Even if my numbers are off by a factor of 10 (pretty big error margin), that's still a modest percentage. Scalpers simply aren't depleting the supply.
Face it, Coachella is popular and lots of people want to go. It's an undeniable fact that Coachella's demand has outgrown Goldenvoice's ability to supply, even with a second weekend.
If you REALLY want to go to Coachella like I do every year you should be able to plan 6 months in advance and get tix during the pre-sale. You can give whoever you work for a 6 month notice that you're going to be taking some days off, and plan the weekend accordingly. Whoever didn't get tickets obviously doesn't love the festival as much as the people that got their tix during the pre-sale, so I really have no sympathy for you.