I've never been to Coachella. Its a shame. Never been to Bonneroo, Burning Man, Download, Mardi Gras, Outside Lands, All Tomorrows Parties, Pitchfork, Glastonbury, Reading, Roskilde, Rocklahoma, Carnivale, All Points West, Big Day Out, Isle of Wight, Bumbershoot, Sasquatch, Sturgis, Folsom Street Fair, Summerfest, Cannes, The Mummers, the Cannabis Cup, Tunarama in Australia, La Tomatina in Spain, Comic Con, The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, The Cheese Rolling Festival in Gloucestershire or the annual Gathering of the Juggaloes, either. What a bore I am...trying to pass as some rock afficionado...yet I rarely leave the house...except for when I went to Lollapalooza 6x, SXSW, Woodstock '94 & '99, Siren Music Fest, Austin City Limits 2x, and a couple Rainbow Gatherings in my acid eating days.
But I freaking LIVED in California..I had three chances to shuffle off to Indio and go to Coachella and blew it for really dumb reasons like taking care of a pregnant wife, not having a tent, being overcome by crippling headaches and keeping my appointment for a long overdue exorcism of a pesky Azazel demon. I blew it. I wont be going this year, either...but in the interests of my readers/trollers/lurkers, here is their just released schedule.
By Link: http://coachella.com/event/lineup
Or Poster: Below (which you MUST CLICK ON to expand)
Sly and the Family Stone
Them Crooked Vultures
DJ LANCE ROCK....YO GABBA!
The Avett Bros.
Faith No More
Jay-Z (one of the banes of my existence)
Pavement (one of the worst bands ever)
Vampire Weekend '' ''
Dirty Projectors '' ''
Grizzly Bear '' ''
Hot Chip '' ''
Passion Pit '' ''
Ra Ra Riot '' ''
GorillasZ '' ''
Deerhunter '' ''
She and Him " "
Girls '' ''
Its dead even...positive to negative.........why are Gorillaz a fucking headliner...haven't been relevant in half a decade.
Why not have a Brooklyn Day...just ask almost everyone from my Nayyy list and their opening bands to move to a 4th day, charter a jet from Williamsburg...they can all share the same couple stage laptops, thrift shop guitars tuned to an inexplicable style and feast on catered veggie burgers and "not dogs".
Ugh. Cool. but more ugh than cool.....oh well there's always SXSW a month before.
I should start a "Send Seano to SXSW" drive....cause I really want to go to just one festival and that would be the one.........would anyone donate though? Wouldn't you want my scintillating and uber informative numerous updates from the three/four days I would be there? I could tell you what not to listen to in 2010. Its a win win for me and you.......think about it and let me know