mmm theres a bit of "music elitist smug" here that smells like poo
I'm a fan of many genres (predominately edm), and like all of it.
even trance. Yes, I like Paul Oakenfold, i'm not afraid to admit here. I like Tiesto. I'd have a good time to Ferry Corsten given the opportunity.
Point is, I dont care if the DJ is "skilled" or "overrated". I personally dont know much about mixing, but it's not something I judge while im trying to groove to him/her. I dont care if its Tiesto, Justice, the Chems, or anyone. I'll have a good time no matter what, because the music is fun in the right atmosphere.
and given the fact that Tiesto played infront of a decent sized crowd and everyone was having fun and had a good time, it was a great atmosphere.
So yes, he was a good idea for Coachella.
Not perfect (daft punk, prodigy), but definitely good nonetheless.
Just because you dont like the style of music doesnt mean it's a wrong move for coachella.