Do a lot of non-campers venture into the campgrounds at Coachella?
I found it to be less crowded, to me it seemed like nothing was ever "going on" at the campsites. It's my assumption that most people have shuttle passes and the real parties are the respective hotels.
On a side note, there WAS an early afternoon pinball tournament and freeplay Pinball the rest of the day! That was fun last year.
Phi, didn't you see Moby at Moog? How was he? I'm interested in checking his set out, but not at the expense of Hot Chip.
Clashfinder is pretty cool. If the mock that the Coach boards are group-thinking on was the real thing, it'd be pretty perfect for my tastes. Particularly excellent would be doing Grizzly Bear > Simian Mobile Disco > Yeasayer/Spiritualized > the Postal Service > Hot Chip > Sigur Ros. A few things I'd be bummed to miss (Phoenix, Booka Shade), but that's a damn near perfect day of music.
His moogfest 2011 set was surprisingly great. Pretty much everyone who went and saw it was impressed. The only thing I would caution you on is that the moogfest set was with a band, and the coachella set is a dj set. It may be a whole different experience live.
In 2011 when I camped at Coachella, it didn't seem like there was too much going on. However, I got there earlier in 2012 and was more centrally located, right next to Lot 10. Thursday was the best. DJ's till late in the evening and a silent disco. Food vendors were up by Thursday afternoon/evening and we had fun exploring. Definitely recommend checking out Thursday, Lot 10 in camping to everyone.
And then Friday-Sunday there was the pinball tournament, dodgeball, art & crafts stuff, etc. Sounds like 'Roo has more ('13 is my first year at 'Roo), but I didn't feel like anything was lacking at Coachella.
Post by gardenfresh on Mar 4, 2013 23:04:00 GMT -5
Going to try to catch Franz Ferdinand 4/18 at Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace. A little roudhouse BBQ with an outdoor stage in a town of population like 50. About 30-40 drive from Coachella grounds.
Do any artists have new albums, tracks, or mixtapes of note? The small print artists in particular. I did a fair amount of research when the lineup first came out, but I don't want to miss anything new.
I've heard HTDA, Phoenix, Foals, Nick Cave and Johnny Marr. Pretty sure Tegan and Sara have a new one I don't care about. Finally listening to the new James Blake now. What else?
Do that drive during the night its insane. I have no idea what way we took but we were winding around some pretty insane very dark desert mountains and I feared for my life. We stopped at some gas station and there was a really old little woman and a native american man just standing inside. I seriously thought I went through a portal and was in a different world, I could blame that on the brownies from Colorado though as well..
Such an insane ride. Dont party too hard in Vegas.
I have 2 wristbands for Weekend 2 I'd like to sell to someone on here at face value, if there's any interest. I doubled up and got tickets to both weekends during the presale, but I can't make both weekends. Feel free to pm me if you'd like them.