I thought the show was good but slow down. They'd probably be like 9pm Outdoor.
Wish it was just Röyksopp though, love too many of their songs.
Would love to see them headline, especially Röyksopp.
i don't have to go back and read it, and the fact that people bitched about it seems irrelevant. Arcade Fire had already headlined Lolaapalooza and drew a pretty equal crowd to Soundgarden (their #1 headliner that year) at their first reunion show that wasn't at a 1200 person venue. They also headlined Bonnaroo a few months later. Sure, some of the headliners suck, Jack Johnson and the Killers, and the Black Keys to name a few, but to deny that they had put in their dues and had the ability to pull a headliner-sized crowd is just stubbornness.
Shit, remember the ''Who the fuck is Outkast'' twitter onslaught after the lineup this year? Equating morons complaining to ''They shouldn't headline'' is silly. I wouldn't complain if by some miracle Royksopp ends up on the top line but to think it's a pipe-dream. That's all I'm saying.
The last two years of Coachella have been the least headliner-driven I've ever seen, and I think we're increasingly getting to a place where it really doesn't much matter who headlines. In terms of audience, Muse and Arcade Fire essentially played to draw against Pharrell and Disclosure, right? "Anything's possible" may soon be less of a punchline than we think.
Also, Calvin Harris drew the biggest crowd of the weekend and he was on 3rd that night. Headliners, unless it's something ridiculous like Zeppelin or something, really don't seem to mean much anymore.
April 25 - Inter Arma
April 27 - The Body & Full of Hell
May 1 - Sleep
May 8-10 - Austin Psych Fest
May 15-17 - Psycho California
June 6 - The Rolling Stones
June 10 - Melvins
June 20 - Blur
June 24-28 - Glastonbury
July 18 - Death Grips?
July 19 - Smashing Pumpkins/Marilyn Manson
July 26 - Faith No More
5/1: Giegling Showcase @ Oakland
5/2: Sleater-Kinney @ The Masonic
5/3: Four Tet B2B Floating Points @ Public Works
5/28: Refused, White Lung @ GAMH
5/30: Neutral Milk Hotel @ Pappy & Harriet's
6/2: Kiasmos ft. Olafur Arnalds, Rival Consoles @ The Independent
Zhala was silly, and looked really out of place on a huge stage with her goofball little setup. I couldn't get into it.
Robyn has a few tracks that I half enjoy. The lasers were good.
I would think they'd book them for mostly combined songs and put them on the main stage or Sahara. No way they'd get a 2+ hour set.
Friday Main Stage at 7:30 pm Robyn
Saturday Mojave at 10:00 pm Royksopp
Sunday Sahara at 8:15 pm Robyn & Royksopp
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Why does this have to be a dual set rather than just a Robyn set? I'm seeing them next month so maybe I'll get it then, but it seems like full sets from each would be better.
EDIT* I'm still wondering why Royksopp have never played this thing. I mean, I'm sure GV has approached them at least once.
I was there this past Saturday in San Francisco for their show at the Bill Graham Civic Center and I was blown away. I missed Zhala due to traffic because we forgot it was Pride weekend in the city (we came from the central valley, Modesto area). Due to the festivities the parking garage took a while to get too and was packed. We got in just as Zhala was ending so I caught the tail end of her last song. It was a waiting game at that point for Royksopp to come on and HOLY SHIT did they blow my mind. I've been waiting 10 years to see them and I've missed every chance which have been few though. It really seemed like they were having a lot of fun though which sent off a great vibe. I freaked out when they opened up with The Drug and got even more excited to hear Eple and Poor Leno. All around great set. Then Robyn came on. THIS WOMEN CAN PUT ON A SHOW!!! I remember catching part of her set at Coachella 2011 but the tent was packed and I remember wanting to see someone else. I think I might have went back to the camp site to get ready to go see Chemical Brothers. Anyways, She blew me away. She had the crowd in the palm of her hands it seemed like. Then came the dual set which I thought was phenomenal and I perfect way to end it all. All the songs on the Do It Again mini album sound great live and you can tell they are having a blast. It may be because it's still really early on in the tour but still an all around fun night. The only spoiler of the night was during "None of Dem" (they're encore song) some tall bro'd out guy with his hussy girlfriend pushed a 55+ elderly lesbian women that was standing next to us which he was pushing to the front (during the last song even). I shoved him and told him to back off and relax. He faded into the crowd after that. As far as seeing them next year at Coachella. I WANT IT SO BAD but I don't know if it'll be the same thing. A Royksopp set alone would get me there. Throw Jamiroqui in there and my money will be well spent. I have a feeling this tour is a one time thing seeing as how both of them are working on new music (Robyn played some new songs in LA from what I understand). I'm not getting my hopes up but one can dream. As to what stage they play, I don't give a shit. I'LL BE THERE.
And sure, if they don't headline but each play separate individual sets in addition to a joint performance, and those appearances were spread out over at least 2 days, I would be pretty happy with that as well.
I walked up to the tent in 2011 but saw the size of the crowd and was like, "oh fuck no, I cannot handle that." Then as I was turning around, she hit the stage and Fembot starting blasting. I had to stop and shake my ass a little, but after that I fled the throng.
Standing in the middle of a big gay Robyn sing-along WAS fun, sincerely it was, but honestly when you bookend her music with two sets of Royksopp it kinda reveals the shallowness of her production quality. I don't mean "shallow" in a superficial way, I mean you can distinctly hear that it's missing entire spectrums of tones compared to what Royk are doing.
I just gotta throw in some support for this one. Considering tickets to their NY show vanished immediately, and I've never seen scalped ones below $200, this would be my only chance to see them together. Gonna be such a great show!
A 50-60 sub headline spot seems like a waste. And having them as a top line act is a bit ambitious.
Can they do a 75 sub spot like My Bloody Valentine in 2009 or a full 100-120 minute set to close out the Sahara?
this would be great - def need a new setlist from their Do It Again tour tho - i love them both but was underwhelmed by the show