Im pretty sure I read in 08 they only sold 50,000 of the 60,000 tickets available.
Originally Posted by bmack86
And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
Originally Posted by Hatinisbad
I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.
Find one year with a bad undercard -- you will not find it. Every year there are a shit-ton of great bands. What differentiates one year from the next is the Headliners.
It's beyond dumb to assume that since all undercards aren't bad they are all the same caliber, and the headliners are the only thing that matters. This year's undercard is far superior than last year's. The undercard is 90% of what you spend your time seeing at Coachella and therefore matters way more than the headliners.
Originally Posted by bdb23
but dude, these guys are talking about wizards piss, they're already in danger mode.
the folks who work at goldenvoice are not greedy shills. they're real human beings, who you can actually talk to if you're genuinely interested and appreciative and respectful.
they well and truly turn their lives upside down trying to make this festival the best experience it can be for all of us. fighting our battles with everyone from ticketers, city council, landowners, and booking agencies, through to contractors, vendors, and security companies. appreciate the insane amount of hard work they do. I guarantee neither you nor I could do the job they do as a team.
and all that aside, this lineup is one of the most varied, courageous, unconventional, and well curated collections of music new, old, rare, and revered, that I have ever seen. look past the first line. it's going to be impossible to come out of this weekend unchanged as a music fan.
so all at once, let's drop the insane entitlement and all together, just once, say it together.
come on, deep breath
THANK YOU TEAM COACHELLA!
I second this post, and thank Team Coachella for 8+ years of joy.
I walked up to the box office the morning Prince played and bought a ticket.
I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.
Weekend 2 has been the redheaded stepchild of Weekend 1, especially this year.
This has nothing to do with the presale, but more a combination of the effect of the parties being Weekend 1, as well as people feeling like Coachella is "stale" when you see it the second week.
Weekend 1 is still selling fairly well on StubHub. While a single ticket there is available for $449, the rest are $465 or more.
Weekend 2 has one person selling a pair of tickets for $350/each, while the rest are $375 or more.
Keep in mind that the BUYER on StubHub has to pay 10%, and the seller coughs up 15%, so that makes it expensive on both sides. The person selling at $350 is losing $51.50 on the transaction, even though the buyer will be paying $385 after fees, which is still $36 above face.
Your life must be miserable and joyless. The best bands usually aren't the headliners and money doesn't equal talent. I'm sure Britney spear would cost a lot of money too but I'd rather see the stone roses or anyone else on the 2013 lineup.
I am still pissed off at the fact that I paid 10 bucks for the VIP showers (which were disgusting) and FIVE DOLLARS for a fucking cheap ass lighter that I could get at my neighborhood liquor store for 50 cents. I will make sure that I give them NO MONEY once I enter the camp/festival grounds.