Does this sort of thing happen on other festival boards or do we just have a unique culture here?
"All of you coachella 'regulars' have nasty boy pussies and itchy dick4's on your asses.
Why don't you all make like a tree and get chopped down and die. You all have been dreadfully mean to me.
I Hate you. All of you. None of you will ever get to see a womans chest meat or finger blast hott cougies like me.
Fuck you all. Consider this my resignation.
Fair the well, you elitest scumbags."
— Faxman75, who has clearly had enough
The perception that the coachella crowd is worse these days has more to do with people's perspectives changing than anything else. They now complain about the bros they used to be.
FYF Fest 8/27 - 8/28
04' 05' 07' 08' 09' 10' 11' 12' 13' 14'
4/2 TV on the Radio - Hollywood Palladium, 4/3 TV on the Radio - Observatory
5/24 Ride - Roundhouse, 5/27 Ride - L'Olympia
OP is hedo rick!
Last edited by fetuspiniata; 05-18-2012 at 04:37 PM.
These threads crack me up everytime.. People make it sound like Sahara is the only stage at Coachella.. haha. Get a life people, your exactly right Coachella is not a rave go to EDC to get your Electronic fix. Coachella just gives you a taste.. sometimes even surprises you.
No, don't, don't cut my hair, Ned loves my hair.
i personally wish they'd axe the sahara tent and put more actual bands but whatever GV has to make their please the mainstream crowd now more than ever
If you do the same thing with a festival every year people complain that it's getting boring and repetitive.
If you try to do different things every year people complain that you've "sold out".
People complained about Radiohead's setlist before they even did a single show on this tour, months before Coachella.
People complained about Radiohead doing too many KoL songs at Coachella, even though they did 5 songs in a 21 song setlist.
People complain when bands like Arcade Fire headline because they aren't "big" enough.
People complain when acts like Kanye West headline because they are "too mainstream".
People complain about acts like Swedish House Mafia because they are "too cheesy".
People complain about acts like Bjork because they are "too boring".
For some reason people enjoy complaining...x100 when they can do it anonymously over the internet.
Coachella is the shit. That's why it sells out.
Quit fucking bitching.
You have a pretty good memory of what people have bitched about.
2 oz blended whiskey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 slice lemon
Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.
He was the one who bitched about it all, not hard to remember.
Buy your passes. If you hate the lineup, sell 'em at face and stop complaining.
(Relative noob, but also was at the Pearl Jam show in '94...so in a way, not).
Last edited by LAVeniceDude; 05-18-2012 at 10:13 PM.
Also, my oldest niece turns 9 today, and no, I'm not ready for that shit.
No, don't, don't cut my hair, Ned loves my hair.
I think the people bitching about downhill changes are the same types of people who feel devastated when "their band" suddenly goes more mainstream and then go around saying "I saw them play at The El Rey 6 years ago in front of 75 people and now theyre subheadlining.....it isnt right."
doesn't everyone feel devastated when that happens? some just handle it better
As someone else mentioned in this thread, 2013 will be my first Coachella as well. Been wanting to go for a few years now, finally decided enough was enough and got in on the pre-sale. So yes, I, too, helped 'kill' Coachella.
The OP has the same attitude as every single person reminiscing about anything they like. Sports fans complain about games nowadays being so much more commercialized (but ignoring how much better stadiums are now, with better sight lines and food, etc). Music fans complain about their bands 'selling out' and going 'mainstream' but ignore that it means the same band now tours more now which lets them see them live more often, as well as their music being exposed to more people.
The facts are there is always going to be a small percentage of people who complain simply to complain. The notion about not being able to make everyone happy all the time is true in everything. But apparently Coachella is doing something right - not only do tickets sell at a breathtaking pace, but there's enough demand to fill TWO weekends. It's gone from an event that was nearly cancelled into one of the world's largest and best known festivals in under a decade. While it not be the OP's taste, they're obviously doing something that a HELL of a lot of people (myself included) want to be a part of.
2013: Tool first three time Headliner.
Cman, are you sure you were in the right place? 2010 will always be known as Clusterfuckchella.
But since they are still booking more interesting dance acts and just putting them on other stages (last year: Leftfield and Trentemoller come instantly to mind... this year: SBTRKT, Modeselektor, Shadow... to name a few) well, then it's actually a favor to the rest of us if they keep the shitty dance music in one tent.
And that's before we even consider that some high quality acts slip in to the Heineken Dome and Do Lab as well...