# Thread: Primavera 2014

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You mean typical Bumblebee post?

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Originally Posted by GuyInTucson
Completely irrelevant.
It's also completely incorrect. Primavera has over 100,000 people in attendance (123,000 in 2011) and gets only more popular every year.

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Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein
It's also completely incorrect. Primavera has over 100,000 people in attendance (123,000 in 2011) and gets only more popular every year.
100-123k at Primavera and 270k per Coachella weekend If you use the above math.

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Bumblebee...

What the fuck are you talking about?

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Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein
It's also completely incorrect. Primavera has over 100,000 people in attendance (123,000 in 2011) and gets only more popular every year.
Per day or total for the festival? The figures I'm looking at say 100,000K total over the weekend. By that figure, Coachella is close to 300K, no?

Edited: Primavera's own information says they increased capacity to 50,000 per day in 2013.

MATH

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The Bumblebee Theorem™

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Once again they come through with the best festival line-up of the year

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Originally Posted by chiapet
Per day or total for the festival? The figures I'm looking at say 100,000K total over the weekend. By that figure, Coachella is close to 300K, no?

Edited: Primavera's own information says they increased capacity to 50,000 per day in 2013.
This is what was confusing. Bumblefuck needs to clarify what he is talking about.

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Barcelona is bad ass. You get your indy/rock music fill in the spring, then Sonar comes along in June. Oh yea, Ibiza is right across the ocean if your into that scene as well.

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Originally Posted by sames44
The Bumblebee Theorem™
How fast does this festival sell out? Last year was march 8th for 3 day passes.

My friend and I got flights and hotel and funds clear on the CC card I the next couple days.

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I'm definitely experiencing festival envy. This is a serious first world problem.

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Well, my math for Coachella may be off, because I thought Goldenvoice was "allowed" capacity of 600K+ total over the two weekends last year (which wouldn't mean they decided to sell 100K tickets).

I'm certain Primavera was capped at 50,000 per day last year though, and that was a substantial increase year to year... I want to say 2012 was less than 80k total across all days. Curious how many tickets they will sell this year. The venue is huge, but not *that* big.

Drinkey, what did you think of the way the venue was put to use? One of my main reservations about this is that I've been to Parc del Forum before for smaller multi-stage events and didn't love the way it was set up nor how spread out things were. It was a serious hike to get between stages.

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As last year, Primavera puts Coachella to shame. Someday...

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I have heard it was a bit different last year than it was when i went in 2012, but I actually really liked the layout. It does take serious consideration of stage placement when deciding what bands to see, but basically they're laid out in a long line, and there are like 7 stages + the Auditori + the little acoustic stage. Some stages are literally next to each other, but in general moving from stage to stage isn't that bad, unless you really want to move from one end to the other end. i think the Mini Stage and the pitchfork stage are like 3/4 of a mile apart from each other, with all the other stages in between.

EDIT: Also, I will concede to be wrong about the capacity.

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Originally Posted by Bumblebee
Chromeo billed 8th on their day at Coachella
Chromeo billed 17th on their day at Primavera.

Coachella is a festival 2-3 times bigger per weekend.

Darkside billing? Chvrches billing? HAIM billing? Mogwai billing? Superchunk billing?

They're different festivals.

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It is a long walk to get to where the main stage is now. Apparently this year they will have two alternating main stages there and the ATP stage will be moved to where the primavera stage was last year (which used to be the main in previous years). I've heard complaints of spundbleed for vice/pitchfork and ATP/Heineken but the latter shouldn't be a problem. Also a bit of a walk and incline to get to and from pitchfork iirc.

Map from last year:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...61442506_n.jpg

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Aside from NIN and Pixies, I don't really see much to be envious of in comparison to Coach. Lots of crossover, both contain a bunch of names I don't fucking recognize.

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Both of which play la all the fucking time

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Randy also has no interest whatsoever in any ATP line ups, so it's not surprising that he wouldn't be interested in this.

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3/4 mile between furthest stages isn't that bad. The event I went to used what looks like the Heineken/VIP area, Auditori area, and Vice area from that 2012 map. It was a LOT of walking.

I'm being lazy about checking previous years' threads.. how was the food / how bad were the bathrooms / is VIP worth it / are there in and outs?

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Food in 2011 was mostly awful. Some options looked good but they were mostly in that far away area. Bathrooms are standard portapotties. In and outs are okay. Good food is available across the street. VIP is sold out.

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I was pretty happy with the food in 2012, and there were a lot of options. Bars are everywhere with very little lines. I feel like there are more areas of porta potties here than i've noticed at other festivals - but the mens area has these quad urinals, so a lot more men can pee at the same time in the same amount of space as women, so i never had to wait in line. Also, in Europe people just seem to be comfortable being anywhere, so any place that has a collection of trees you will fine people peeing in them.

And yes, ins and outs, there is a great fucking tapas place across the street, and you can buy beer from from guys right outside the gate for 1 euro.

And the festival doesn't really even get fully going until 6pm.

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I were ever able to attend this, half of the attraction would be the fact that Barcelona is by all accounts one of the great food cities on earth right now.

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Randy, you have no interest in Slowdive?

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Awesome, thanks Boourns and Drinkey. Yea, I'm vaguely familiar with the immediate area, and know it's easy to get to other neighborhoods via metro or tram, so it's great they have in and outs. (Though, I wouldn't foresee there being big breaks in one's schedule). I have some thinking to do. This sounds really good...

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I bought tickets, this lineup is great for me(I though the fake Bowie ads appeal to me 100x more than the Arcade Fire ones). I'd have flown to wherever Slowdive was reuniting, so the fact that it was at a festival I've wanted to go to for years was icing on the cake.

Does anyone have any advice on places to stay/things I should know right now? I had no intention of going this year until the Slowdive rumors started spreading a week ago so I'm totally out of the loop as far as making this trip successful.

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Originally Posted by chiapet
Awesome, thanks Boourns and Drinkey. Yea, I'm vaguely familiar with the immediate area, and know it's easy to get to other neighborhoods via metro or tram, so it's great they have in and outs. (Though, I wouldn't foresee there being big breaks in one's schedule). I have some thinking to do. This sounds really good...
if you do end up going I recommend staying in el poblenou. it's much cheaper than certain more popular parts of town but is a decent place to hang out and is only a mile or so from the festival. worked out very well for me last year.

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Originally Posted by Squeaks
Randy, you have no interest in Slowdive?
Never heard 'em. But based on the board members who are really excited about them... pretty sure I don't like em.

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Originally Posted by shakermaker113
if you do end up going I recommend staying in el poblenou. it's much cheaper than certain more popular parts of town but is a decent place to hang out and is only a mile or so from the festival. worked out very well for me last year.
Thanks! I looked at that neighborhood last year but it was too far away from Sonar stuff. Definitely seemed to be more affordable, will keep that in mind.

Icemouse - hotels in Barcelona can be extremely expensive. If you're on a tight budget, there are some decent hostels (Boourns may be able to chime in with some specifics, I think he's recommended some in the past). I've been using AirBnB the last couple of years and have found reasonably priced places that were much better than a hotel room anyway.

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