Apparently there was something of a message board for Coachella in 2003, but by most accounts it was checked infrequently at best. I know that some of us who still post here first jumped on the board in 2004 after the lineup dropped (I believe early February.) I got tickets for my 18th birthday and came online to see if anyone had any experiences with Coachella. I found help, and also people vehemently swearing the festival would never sell out, praising a relatively unappreciated newer British act named Muse that wound up playing mid-day to a sparse crowd, lots of suggestions for acts to check out and a snarky, dry wit to posts that people mistook as anger. Ten years later quite a few faces having come and gone, and I still enjoy the conversations that happen here occasionally.