This true, my friends from the UK came over in 2012 and were overjoyed that 2 days into the festival no one had thrown urine on them. I thought they were joking but apparently this quite common at a lot of UK festivals. People piss in their empty beer cups and then chuck them into the crowd. That's something worth complaining about.
Shit even at Lovebox?
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Come on, that piss joke is even funnier given the UK thing. Keep up guys.
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me too. your original post you put in the artist line up section. this is not at all related to that. so i moved it. one thing that has not changed at all, is people starting threads in topics that have nothing to do with the topic. so stay calm!I feel the need to get this off my chest.
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I'm torn on the EDM thing.
On one hand, I can't stand the music. Actually, I'm pretty open-minded when it comes to music, I just feel insulted that so many people think that a dude pushing buttons and waving his hands around is a musician. Shit, pay me $5 and you can come to my backyard. I'll play whatever music you want on my iPod (I have a pretty nice speaker system too), and I'll wave my hands all you want. I'll even give you free water. It's the same shit, but cheaper, than what you'll get from an EDM "producer."
On the other hand...well, I was also insulted by Calvin Harris being up on the main stage before Beck / Arcade Fire, and I was about ready to snap when the sweaty bro in front of me took off his shirt and insisted in waving it around frantically in an EDM-induced frenzy, with no regard to the people around him who were continuously getting smacked by it.
However, I only went to see Calvin Harris because I wanted a good spot for the closers, and was pleasantly surprised - nay, shocked - to find 95% of the audience retreating back to their tent at the end of the his set. I made it all the way to the rail without issue, and realized that I could have gone to see some actual music, come over to the main stage after the EDM shitfest was over, and still gotten pretty close to the rail, if not on it. This is dramatically different from past years, and part of me is sad about it...but the other part of me says, shit, if I can get up front for the big acts I really want to see without having to camp out at the main stage all day, that's not such a bad thing, right?
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^ it's true that for this year in particular the variety on the main made it pretty easy to close after certain acts.
Same in the mojave. After the shit that was RL Grime we walked right up for Pixies. Probably a better system than if they organised stages by type of act. UK festivals like Reading do that and it sucks.
And the urine thing is all too true. And crowd riots, Coachella is a different world compared to UK festivals
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I read this post before I left for weekend 2, expecting the worst for the EDM bro atmosphere. It wasn't quite as bad as I was expecting it to be, making me think weekend one just tends to attract more assholes than weekend two does. Nevertheless, they were there in some form doing their typical bro activities such as chugging Modelo's, not wearing shirts and yelling at their friends because they were going to be late for Martin Garrix.
Despite their shitty manners and inability to clean up after themselves, they never once made me feel uncomfortable. I never saw an EDM bro yell at other people or made the festival feel run down by their low IQ's. They stayed in the Sahara for the most part like pigs in a pen, with a couple occasionally getting out to see other shows just because there weren't enough drops happening at the time.
In fact, having the EDM crowd bros in other parts of the festival, such as everyone who was at the
Main Stage for Calvin Harris, made it a sight to see and in a lot of ways made me feel better about myself. It's just reassurance that I'm certainly an asshole, but not that kind of asshole. The EDM crowd generally interact with only one another and any female who isn't wearing pants in a 30 foot radius or within their drug-induced peripheral vision. Yes, the music wasn't great and having it on the main stage is annoying, but it wasn't unbearable.
I'd have to say that the bro atmosphere will likely continue and the festival will attract the assholes like it always does. But the assholes are certainly in their own world when they arrive. I've camped next to a few that are absolutely awful with their perception of time drinking beers and blasting Skrillex at 4 in the morning, but this is becoming increasingly common. It no longer phases me.
The plural of Modelo does not have an apostrophe.
OP: Personally - I think maybe the Festival has changed. But also - so have you. You have changed / gotten older.
You're now interacting with a different generation / peer group with different values / tastes as they have, and you're blaming it on the bro factor, but it's deeper than that.
It's like a drug or youth - the first time you do it will always be magical, amazing, but every time after that will give you diminishing returns.
It'll lose its appeal - its mystery.
Maybe try seeing something new overseas or go regionally somewhere else to recharge the eyes / batteries and witness a different Point of View.
Not criticizing here just offering my opinion / psychoanalysis.
I actually hated Yuma - it gives me the worst vibes / made me sick from overheating.
Wish they would take the YUMA DJs and put them in Sahara or some other tent with an actual breeze, and stick duck sauce / martin garrix into YUMA.
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Add "DJ" to the victim list of unnecessary apostrophes in the plural form.
NO SINGULAR NOUN IS SAFE
What has changed is the fact that weekend one had at least another 50% more wristbands on that field than the previous year. Why am I going paying for a multi stage multi act festival if I can't hop around and see the acts I want to see? I'm not. Last coachella after 9 years. I can't imagine that they'll reduce ticket sales next year like they did in 2011.
Look at how mad Caras getting.
We might's just make's her crack's.
I have been to two Euro fests and in both cases they had urinals attached to fences out in the open and people were just pissing on fences and there are 15 and 16 year olds but imagine a 15 or 16 year old but instead of being candy ravers they have been drinking since noon two days ago and they started drinking the second their shift at the factory was over and they're puking and pissing and fucking and they do not give a FUCK about selfies or safety.
FTR, I also used my pee-mate and pissed against a fence with boys. People just piss and shit everywhere there. Everyone is fucking drunk off their balls. Still a better crowd than this W1. Didn't see one person watching a set through their camera or taking selfies.
Are there girl bros? There was a girl who kept clearing a circle in the front middle of a crowded Sahara. The first time I thought, this is cool, she's probably a good dancer; nope. I moved away from that mess and enjoyed the rest of the set.