This Mexican guy parked next to us on Saturday last year. He was wearing Hawaiian shorts and blasting techno. We started talking to him and he told us he was a dj and had driven up from Mexico to go to Coachella and buy an akai sampler. Anyway we got to the gate and went our separate ways. We ended up running into him the next day, he told us that he couldn’t find his car and wanted to meet us at the end of the night so that we could show him where he had parked. I guess he was pretty messed up the night before. He couldn’t find his car and ended up just passing out in the parking lot, some guy woke him up and they drove around the fields in the early morning in a stolen golf cart. I guess he didn’t even have a ticket for the second day. Well, when we met him at the end of Sunday night he was with this cute blonde girl who was tripping on acid, he said he had found her inside of a portapotty. Two of my friends walked him to where his car was parked, I guess the girl was leaving with him and according to my friends she had a pretty frightened look on her face when the realization of the fact that she was getting into a car with some guy from Mexico who she had just met that night set in. I hope she was okay.
2004 - Basement Jaxx had people in Monkey Suits climbing the outdoor stage scaffolding.
2005 - Oh-My-God-That-Baby-Got-It
s-Arm-RIPPED-the-fuck-OFF during NIN... got bad picture of the blood RAINING out of it!
- Getting 7 liters of Coke for free off the 20 or so caps from empty bottles of Coke lying on the ground after Day 2 ended.
2006 - Yes, I saw Daft Punk.
- Yes, it was, it really was.
- Talking to the Nine Black Alps for 20 minutes because they showed up late to their signing time and no one was there. Someone actually asked them what they sounded like before getting an autograph. *cool hipster laugh*
Talking about the giant fake baby. It wasn't real you zombie freaks.
We had to stop by a Ralphs supermarket on the way to the festival for some ice and watched some guy call his toddler-aged son an asshole at the checkout counter.
Coke is doing the mycokerewards.com thing right now.
Cool if you do it, not exciting if you don't.
However, about 20 or so caps this year will get you a game rental at blockbuster. That's about 7 bucks in your pocket.
So maybe there will be a reason to scrounge the ground after each day lol!
Was anyone in the front of the box office line early Sunday last year?? I remember the guy who was first in line was the biggest douche bag I've ever met. Me and my friends still talk about how much we hate him.
Watching the guy next to me do interpretive dance to the audio stylings of TOOL last year. He kept grabbing the air like he was pulling invisible notes from the ether and spinning around like a top.
i would doubt it...
I'm a reasonable man, get off my case.
The scuba tank you're thinking of is from the video for "No Surprises."
This was a different helmet. Like the crazy ocean collector monster/human from Spongebob Squarepants the Movie. It's on the Coachella DVD, anyway.
ok i don't know if this is crazy, but it's funny, well to me it is. I think the first or 2nd year we were driving (in golf cart) down one of the roads surrounding the polo field and there was this scalper guy with a sign that said "i need tickets" and we just grabbed the sign as we drove by. The scalper guy was not too happy. So funny..
That just sounds....mean.
Live. Love. Learn.
I think it was supposed to be a quote .
I thought that at first .
...and all these wonderful things will add up to some powerful experience that 10 years from now you’ll say, “Wow, we LIVED!"
I walked in on a guy jacking off into what I think was a cinnamon roll. It was pretty disturbing.
In 05, if you walked from the 2nd Stage to the Tent, in between they had this large sculpture with little drum mallets attached to it. People were banging on the thing making their own drum music sounds, etc...so now it's later in the night and our 10th time passing it and my friend just goes over to it, and half joking but half serious yells "Stop It!, Just Stop It!, That's Enough!...etc" and this one guy comes over to us and thanks us..he said he had been banging on it for over an hour and he didn't know why....LOL
I saw someone get stabbed with an AIDS needle in the Sahara tent, once.
OK...I don't wanna come off as a dick, but:
1. it's AIDZ needle dammit
2. this is a thread for REAL things...not lame running jokes. Next thing you know this'll be the beat thread ever...
It is the best thread ever...
But, seriously, carry on.
- Caribou @ The Fonda in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 28th
- The Replacements @ The Palladium in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 15th
- Belle & Sebastian + Mac Demarco @ The Fox Theater in Pomona, CA on Thursday, April 16th
6x Coachella Attendee (2007 - 2011, 2014a)
The guy does look like Thom, but not exactly. That fish tank guy was from 2003, and Thom was unavailable that weekend, which is why Radiohead didn't headline that year.
saturday night last year, everyone was being herded out like cattle. theres a pic somewhere on the board of it, everyone was just sandwiched together. except this one big ass dude. he was all fucked up, and kept making all these loud moans and groans and stumbling forward, with his head down. he probably had 5 feet of space around him in any direction.
i think he was just really drunk, but no one was getting close, cuz this guy was ready to puke.