They were a little distracted on the first song, still working on getting the sound right, and I was like, uh oh, this might not be that good. Uh oh, because I left Arcade Fire early to get a good spot for them. But from the 2nd song on it was pretty awesome. Top 3 on the weekend for me.
i was really looking forward to them as soon as the lineup was announced, but was falling asleep after seeing them for twenty minutes. not because they sucked ...the songs i heard rocked.. i was drained from the day before not getting any sleep and everyone else's dancy set including justice's set right before seeing them. would like to see them at an actual venue if they can ever bring there assses down here. but that shit never happens.
They were definitely the highlight of my Coachella experience this year.
Hot Chip blew my socks off up to that point. Then Blonde Redhead played and I was in heaven. Even though I had heard a few songs off of Misery is a Butterfly and a few of off 23 I really wasn't expecting such a mesmerizing set.
I immediately went out and bought both those CD's and finally removed
Ladytron's 604 and Witching Hour to make room for them and that is saying a lot for me as I am in love with Ladytron. Can't wait to catch them in a full on concert.
Okay, I've seen them close to 20 times, and the Coachella set was super short compared to their normal sets, and wasn't even that good. They felt a little off. I guess what I'm trying to say is: if you have a chance to see them somewhere where they're headlining, please go see them. They're so much better even than what you saw.
I am a little biased though, I don't like their newest stuff as much -- when they play longer sets they play a LOT of their old music (like from In Expression of the Inexpressible and Fake Can Be Just As Good).
I so love them! I left arcade to go see'em, great performance, eventhough they had some minor technical problems, simply loved it; the only glitch is they didn't play works from"Misery is a butterfly", other than that, GREAT!
thankfully someone bought up a few extra rage battle of coachella shirts over the Coachella wkend! if you needed the black rage against the machine shirt and they were sold out check out ebay. i just scored a battle of coachella shirt from there myself!