I hope weekend two will be a little better.
I hope weekend two will be a little better.
What a difference a day makes....
I guess everyone slept in the second day.
But wait......by afternoon, check out the sardine can inside the polo grounds on Saturday...these people in the background aren't standing, they are walking....
Holy fucking shit.
Try navigating that in the dark.
Wow that seems much more crowded than previous years...
I'm must be coming in at the right time, seeing the right type of shows and not letting others bother me because i haven't noticed many of these things.. I think the crowds have been split up rather well amongst shows actually..
And, yeah...i ended up getting great spots with no issues for the shows i wanted to see.
Wild Nothing, Bat For Lashes, El-P, Portugal The Man, Grizzly Bear,The Postal Service, Two Door Cinema, SMD,Janelle Monae, New Order..
gps, are those pictures right after a set ended? that context is significant.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 9/14 - The Mohawk
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 9/15 - The Mohawk
Chelsea Wolfe - 9/19 - The Mohawk
Titus Andronicus - 9/20 - Red 7
Thee Oh Sees - 9/23 - Hotel Vegas
Leon Bridges - 10/2 - The Parish
looks like 2010.
i need to stop reading these fucking boards.
but i cant. hope we2 is more sparsely populated.
The lines going into the polo grounds in 2010 is something I still have nightmares about, you'd think they'd have figured that shit out by now. Last year wasn't awful...
At least the Sahara is there to soak up all the douchebags on the inside. Hopefully it clears out for Kalkbrenner.
just got back home (we had to leave early).
this is my 4th year at Coachella and I think there were a lot of improvements over previous years. to me the worst part of the festival was the asshole security. me and my friend watched 5 meatheads rush a skinny little Asian kid and start beating on him right in front of the merch tables, at the far right side right before the ATMs. security broke it up AND STARTED LAUGHING AND SHAKING HANDS WITH THE MEATHEADS. I don't know if that was some new school Punk'd action we witnessed but to me it just looked like bullies sucking off other bullies. that left a really bad taste in my mouth.
While threads like this make me sad for the event and those that attend, it makes me feel even better about my decision.
Also, can someone PLEASE explain to me the logic some of you have saying weekend 2 will be better? IT SOLD OUT JUST LIKE WEEKEND 1 SOLD OUT. Did they put a lower cap on weekend 2 tickets or something?
It wasn't any more crowded this year than last year, and in no way does it compare to the 2010 nightmare. We came in the main entrance every day and probably waited in line a total of five minutes. I didn't see any real security issues. This was probably the most pleasant experience I've had since 2008.
Weekend two should be better:
1 - No Daft Punk. Confirmed.
2 - Less people and possibly even less douchebags.
3 - Hotter, with less wind. (I like that).
Also, the fact that Daft Punk didn't do a surprise show will definitely make it harder to sell tickets.
Way crowded. Was involved in, but did not provoke, a couple entryway bumrushes myself at the entrance and beer garden, so “sorry”. They did try to curb that later by adding some back-and-forth fences. Got this short yellow haired dyky Security lady entering first thing Sunday morning, with no one else in line, who gave me the most action I’d had all weekend. Almost came on her hand. And she still missed the drugs in my back rear pocket after having had taken all items out and thoroughly frisked top to bottom and inside out for what seemed like an eternity (haha to her). 2 Chainz was packed and he kept the crowd waiting. The wanker at Lee Perry holding up the inflatable man the whole time seeking out attention. The beach balls at Lee Perry. Not enough drink variants (don’t really care for vodka or margaritas so was stuck on Heinies the whole time).
But other than that…fucking awesome time!
The pilgrimage is not perfected save by copulation with the camel.
Do I consult GV about this? Pro Staff has to be the least professional security company ever. Sure, there was a dust storm, but I think the security was using the anonymity of bandanas over their faces as masks more than anything. Conceal your identity, and go fuck with the attendees you don't like.
Another instance where I was going into the bathrooms, and a security member stopped me saying I had to stand in line. I told him that I didn't see any line. He said that's because I didn't make one.....
Another instance in which I left the tent camping parking to go home, get my passport, go to the bank and put a stop on my debit card, then hit the grocery store and come back through was foiled when security decided, and GV supported this, that there would be no re-entry for tent camping parking. Dozens of open spaces, but no re-entry. When I asked who I could talk to about this, the security just said, "This isn't our problem, this is your problem." An actual GV employee finally came up and told me cars will not be towed from GA DAY PARKING, which is really all the ProStaff idiots had to tell me in the first place. Great. $350+ to be treated like shit by people who hate their jobs and their lives? We should be getting paid for dealing with disgruntled employees.
It was pretty much like this all weekend, and I heard very similar accounts by literally everyone I talked to. It seems obvious to me that either the police had a little talk with ProStaff that left them upset, or ProStaff is just a racist white hating organization. Considering how few whites they employ, and how that pushy security guard was very cordial to the rasta guy by, but being an asshole to everyone else, I'd say it's anyone's guess. If I'm wrong, then let me be wrong.
The music was great. I couldn't believe how good each act was on Saturday. Killer lineup. Goldenvoice, stop hiring hoodlums to run your security. It's turning into Altamont out there. Oh wait, Altamont was a FREE concert, which would explain having shit security. You'd think paying top dollar would be incentive enough to make the place comfortable for attendees. I guess that thought would be wrong.
Last edited by Zafocaine; 04-15-2013 at 10:10 AM.
Fuck lot 1.
8/4 DJ Windows 98 @ The Echo, 8/11 La Luz @ Echoplex, 8/20-23 Green Man Festival, 8/28 The Black Ryder @ The Roxy
"Who is this doing this synthetic type of Alpha Beta psychedelic funkin'?"
wait....i know heineken sponsors the shit...but is hat the only beer in the biergartens?