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#1 JesseJB

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 06:43 PM

Ive never gone to the festival before but I think this might be the year. Any info from those with experience?
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#2 damnIam

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:08 PM

Ive never gone to the festival before but I think this might be the year. Any info from those with experience?


I have not been either but a coworker of mine has never missed one and he says it is really fun/nice venue/overall very enjoyable experience. He does however have access to badges that let him into VIP sections/tents what have you. He reccomends it very highly.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:10 PM

Would this perhaps have anything to do with the headlining band on the Sunday? :D

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:29 PM

haha I doubt it.

more like:



Imogen Heap
The New Amsterdams
Mogwai
Phoenix

The Go! Team
Gabriel & Dresden

Youth Group

Be Your Own Pet


Daft Punk
Franz Ferdinand
Sigur Ros
Common
TV on the Radio
The Walkmen
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:32 PM

lots of water, bring your own drugs, cash, condoms, sunblock, you are in for a treat my friend.. ENJOY
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:46 PM

I might be going as well. I also have never been before.
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#7 JesseJB

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:49 PM

supergay road trip comes to mind..
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:54 PM

Been the last two years. Great time!

Seen some of the best live shows you might except to all in the space of two days. Haven't checked this years line up. Anyone on here who can hook up some SF'ers with badges / armbands / whatever?
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:59 PM

Ive never gone to the festival before but I think this might be the year. Any info from those with experience?



Ive gone and seen The Cure / Radiohead in '04 and NIN in '05. If you're planning to be in the crowd, I suggest you dress light and in light colors; shorts and a t-shirt, and have plenty of sun block. Most importantly, you're going to need to stay hydrated. For The Cure, I endured +10 hours under the blazing desert sun (temperatures in excess of 100deg F), with a bag full of water bottles. Throughout the day, people around me were fainting from dehydration and security had to pull'em out, while I was able to stay and make my way to the very front till they finally came out.

Dont take this advice lightly if you plan to hit front row for the headline, I put down +15 water bottles throughout the day, but perspired so much I never had to go to the bathroom once from it. Strongly suggest you buy a hydration pack and just fill it with ice so it'll gradually melt and you'll have cold water. I'm aware that the rules say they're not allowed, but took a chance with it in '05, and security let me in with it anyway.

Camelbaks do the trick. I got mine on ebay new for around $40, instead of paying the $120+ retail.

more information here:

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:01 PM

^^hahah camelbaks?! i dont know if its that serious..

For those who want some all access passes.. (Thanks to the fine people at sony playstation) i may be able to sell u some (i normally sell my extras right there at the gates). I'll keep u posted.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:03 PM

do try to book a hotel room well in advance if youre travelling in...although i did find the camping experience to be pretty nice, i wouldve preferred to have a room to party in and a washroom to < 5000 people..
and by well in advance i mean when you buy your damn tickets..
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:03 PM

^^hahah camelbaks?! i dont know if its that serious..

For those who want some all access passes.. (Thanks to the fine people at sony playstation) i may be able to sell u some (i normally sell my extras right there at the gates). I'll keep u posted.



Like I said, that's if you want to make it front row for the headline. Despite that, it still helps so you dont have to keep running back to the water stand every few hours.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:24 PM

Rage Against the Machine reunion just confirmed... along with Bjork and Chilli Peppers...
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:26 PM

Dont take this advice lightly if you plan to hit front row for the headline, I put down +15 water bottles throughout the day, but perspired so much I never had to go to the bathroom once from it. Strongly suggest you buy a hydration pack and just fill it with ice so it'll gradually melt and you'll have cold water. I'm aware that the rules say they're not allowed, but took a chance with it in '05, and security let me in with it anyway.

Camelbaks do the trick. I got mine on ebay new for around $40, instead of paying the $120+ retail.

more information here:

http://www.camelbak.com/index.cfm[/QUOTE]
Some of the best advice I have ever heard on this forum. I went to the Crossroads festival in the cotton bowl and watched people suffer like bastards from dehydration in 100+ heat.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:53 PM

Rage Against the Machine reunion just confirmed... along with Bjork and Chilli Peppers...


holy cowwwwwwwwwwwww! bulls on parade!!!!
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:58 PM

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE PLAYS ONE MORE TIME:

http://news.aol.com/...9990001?cid=918

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 09:56 PM

Jesus, three days? Rather thank just picking what bands to go see, now I have to pick what day to miss? Assuming that I can even go this year, which will probably be pre-determined by if I can get a hold of some backstage / all access / whatever passes, otherwise finals will probably have to come first.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:05 PM

Saturday is my day.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:15 PM

HAPPY MONDAYS!!!!!! gotta get there from new york. Anyone who has come there from out of state, how much do you think, plane ticket not included, the whole weekend would run you>?

Thanks!
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:43 PM

was supposed to go to bonaroo again this year but i think ill be checking this out instead.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 11:03 PM

Saturday is my day.


werd. So much good stuf on Saturday.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 11:14 PM

no daft punk ='(
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 11:30 PM

Been the last two years. Great time!

Seen some of the best live shows you might except to all in the space of two days. Haven't checked this years line up. Anyone on here who can hook up some SF'ers with badges / armbands / whatever?


I can't hook you up, but I will be kicking it backstage with mine........

Saturday is by far the best day; although it would be perfect if they added Placebo and Happy Mondays to the roster. I have no desire to see any of the bands on Friday.

With Regina Spektor, The Cribs, Travis, RHCP, Arcade Fire, and Ghostface on Sat. it will be a fucking great day.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 11:31 PM

no daft punk ='(

Up until last year I would have made fun of that remark, but having seen them at the last Coachella I'm as disappointed as you are.

I dunno...the lineup just looks like a rehash of years past. I really don't see anyone on the bill I haven't seen at Coachella before. DJ Shadow would be nice, as would the RATM reunion (although I'm not huge on them). Going to be interesting to see how much $$$ 3 days will be but per usual the physical toll of just two days is just as brutal.
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#25 Servo2000

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:37 AM

Up until last year I would have made fun of that remark, but having seen them at the last Coachella I'm as disappointed as you are.

I dunno...the lineup just looks like a rehash of years past. I really don't see anyone on the bill I haven't seen at Coachella before. DJ Shadow would be nice, as would the RATM reunion (although I'm not huge on them). Going to be interesting to see how much $$$ 3 days will be but per usual the physical toll of just two days is just as brutal.


I slept from 10 at night until 5 the next night after two days of Coachella, it's a lot of work running around in the blazing sun for two days. Yeah, line-up has definitely seen better days, and I agree, I would never have cared about Daft Punk until seeing them last year, even though I was almost passing out.

Oh, yeah.

Fuck you, England. Get me backstage!
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 03:06 AM

3 day pass = $250


which is odd, considering a solo pass for each day would only be $8 more.
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 03:30 AM

i hate this shit, because all the bands i actually care about seeing are split apart.

the perfect 07, in my head, from headliners to opener

Jesus and Mary Chain
Sonic Youth
Happy Mondays
Bjork
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Placebo
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Ghostface Killah
Spankrock
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Klaxons
MSTRKRFT
Justice
Erol Alkan
Girl Talk
Soulwax
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Lily Allen
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 03:33 AM

A lot of good stuff on Saturday. Seriously considering going up for just the one day, the other line-ups are looking rather lackluster in comparions (Sans Bjork, of course, Digital_D), especially since I've already seen Sonic Youth.

I think that if they cut the fluff and made it two days they would have two much more impressive line-ups. More on par with the last couple of years, at the least.
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 03:45 AM

I'm thinking about an incredible road trip to see RATM, Girl Talk, Spank Rock (since that punk hasn't been in Baltimore in forever), Ghostface, and Explosions in the sky.
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 04:07 AM

I have to agree, alot of retreads. I've gone a couple of times and would heartily concur about hydration, though when they moved it back last year it wasn't as hot...but, i live in AZ so maybe i'm acclimated. At least they don't rape you on the price of water.

For those who haven't been, you aren't gonna see all the bands you want. Way to many conflicting showtimes..and most bands only play for 45/50 minutes, cept for the headliners. And, you better hope everything goes off without a hitch..wasn't to thrilled about a 25 minute set from the Lips. And, what is up with Happy Mondays (yeah, I really wanna watch a 45 year old heroin addict..sigh). Shit, they never did anything great to begin with (they were no stone roses or charlatans), and now they have comedy at the festival? Crowded House? Jack's Mannequin...Coachella has officially jumped the shark.

Also, bands often are added as well..or drop out. HELLO WILCO. WELCOME BECK.

You are definitely gonna wanna book a motel/hotel early. All the cheap places go very quickly. Myself, I always stay in Palm Springs in a decent hotel. Get a decent breakfast at the jewish deli and i'm good to go. I usually get there around 3ish.

Now I gotta miss a day of work for friday's shows. Yea, i'm old..so i'm gonna wanna catch JAMC and Jarvis.
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