I 100% agree with OP. I saw so many fake bitches at Coachella this year staring at screens 80% of the time. So many self-obsessed people these days and Coachella served as a pretty shocking reminder of it.
I am happy you punched that PUNK! Good for you and your wife, she has a good man by her side. Tip of my hat Sir.
Just to clarify....CALIFORNIA is huuuuuuge and not all of us are rich spoiled white kids (it is what it is). I have seen them at Weekend Two as well unfortunately but will never allow them to ruin my vibe. Whether is at Coachella, Church, School, or Work there will always be BITCH ass people.
I am from California and ONLY GO TO WEEKEND TWO. Weekend one is for show and for kids who get their mom and dad to front them the ticket bc its on layaway. Plus weekend two allows for all the bugs to be semi-worked out.
2010 was nothing but a constant panic attack for me.
It wasn't more crowded than 2010, but it was also laid out differently. They've made a lot of changes to better accommodate the crowds. But yes, there were more people there than last year.
Next year: just cold-cock anyone on playing w/ a phone
for me personally it had everything to do with the camping neighbors on my right staying up until almost 5AM on thursday, the people two spots away from me partying loudly from 3-7am friday, and the fucking assholes directly behind me who never went to bed at all on saturday because they were on acid or molly or bath salts. the last group, when one of them said to the super loud asshole who sounded like he had an IQ in the double digits (he laughed a lot after he said ANYTHING) that maybe they should keep it down for the neighbors, he responded with "fuck it! they better get used to it because i'm going to be up all night!"
earplugs can only block so much sound. they didn't even come close to blocking the inane rantings of this poster child for birth control. i had to camp this year out of necessity. never again.
Originally Posted by menikmati
I'm locking this fucker.
Too lazy to read the whole thread so I apologize if this has been said. As I was watching the webcast, I was thinking the same exact thing. The crowds were unbelievable tame and just downright bored it seemed. No energy in almost everything I watched.
Yes the crowds were just as bad as 2010 unless you want to spend your entire time in the yuma or in the direct vicinity of the terrace. The difference is you can get away from them a bit because there is more open space. Notice the entire lack of larger/non functional art installations? Anything that would have required a fence in years past is gone now to make room for the crowds. If you spent a lot of time close up to one stage you wouldn't have noticed because you expected to be in it. If you tried to be like me, and bounce around multiple stages, then you got a full face of it. The stages are all packed with people shoulder to shoulder way out to the back. Fuck being excited, I can't even fucking move without catching or giving an elbow to someone and I'm not even in the realm of being close to the stage.
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coming back from coachella I get on the forum to discuss how awesome the weekend is and how much it sucks going back to real life. But instead of seeing happy people praising so and so artists, you are complaining about your time. You are letting other people affect you. This is a miserable way to live and if you think this way then you will most certainly have a bad time at coachella. This year I had the best mind set I've ever had and sure enough, I had the greatest time. Yes, it was disconcerting seeing smaller crowds for traditionally big bands but I didn't let that affect me. I had a great time and I hope if any of you ever go back next year that you remember you are there to get away from the negativity of the real world and see that life is as beautiful now as it will ever be
I feel the exact same as the original poster.
haven't read all the replies but holy shit...nobody seemed to know any artists music.
nobody was dancing.
nobody was vibing or even fucking bobbing their head...just standing there like music wasn't being performed.
I saw a shit load of sets across a lot of genres and the only energy was for EDM and DJs
I got a free upgrade to VIP thanks to samsung and enjoyed having it but yeah....what a fucking rip-off for almost double the ticket price.
you get the amazing rose garden bathrooms. the regular vip bathrooms sucked, eve the trailers. rose garden trailer were fucking swank.
you get shorter lines for food.
you get to see celebs until they get the very back where regular VIP isn't allowed.
that's fucking it.
most everyone in VIP is a fucking over privelged cali asshole who goes to Coachella both weekends because their parents parents were rich as fuck.
they don't care about the music but if they aren't at Coachella where were they...cause its the fucking place to be if you're from LA.
this was my first Coachella, and I personally had the weekend of a lifetime, everything was beyond perfect and then some.
but the flaws that were present definitely had to be pointed out. whether or not they affected your weekend.
I remember in 2002 they had these 10 ft tall bicycles you could ride around the polo fields. There was sooooo much room to roam freely and without any worry of big crowds. NEVER AGAIN.
in response to attendance questions
"The proposed Project would allow the Applicant, Coachella Music Festival, LLC/Goldenvoice, LLC, to
continue to hold the Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals annually in Spring and to hold two additional
festivals annually in Fall on the grounds of the Empire and Eldorado Polo Clubs and adjacent property
(Future Festival Site) from 2014 through 2030 each of which would be held over 3 consecutive days. The
maximum daily All-Inclusive Attendance1 proposed for Future Festivals would be 75,000 persons for two
of these events (Lower Attendance Festivals) and 99,000 persons for the other three events (Higher
Attendance Festivals). The Applicant currently anticipates continuing to hold the Coachella Festival, or a
similar festival, on two consecutive weekends in Spring and the Stagecoach Festival, or a similar festival,
on the following weekend"
from the FEIR http://www.indio.org/Modules/ShowDoc...ocumentid=2841
99,000 includes artists, vendors, and attendees