This'll be my third Coachella and every year I go through the initial "eh" phase. Even last year when the lineup was freaking fantastic. Yes the headliners aren't great but I set my expectations low this year hoping to get pleasantly surprised and I wasn't. But that doesn't matter because like a few people have already said that undercard is pretty great. I personally can't wait to see Grinderman, Jurassic 5, Violent Femmes, Wu Tang, How to Destroy Angels, Four tet, and the Postal Service all in one weekend. At this point I go for the experience anyway and the lineup is just the cherry on top.
Coachella would cost me about $1000 this year without spending money factored in...Roo might cost me $500 with spending money...the fact that the Coach tickets are $400 after fees with this lineup is mind-boggling...
Great undercard. I can't believe someone would not want to go to this.
If Bonnaroo had this exact same undercard, a lot of people here would be beyond thrilled. And is McCartney/Mumford/WSP (of course who knows if this is actually it) that much better than Coach's headliners? I feel like people are really sticking to this stupid Bonnaroo/Coachella "rivalry."
I was already financially pushing it anyways. For me there's just not much here that I haven't seen or won't have the chance to see locally sometime this year. And Saturday night (which I'd be most excited for) is already giving me conflict anxiety.
Just not sure if I'm willing to drop another grand on this lineup. The last five years have really spoiled me I guess. Chella's undercard is consistently stacked (as is the case again) but this poster just didn't give me that wow factor I'd grown accustomed to.
Post by cory's beard on Jan 25, 2013 1:04:43 GMT -5
It's still weird seeing Phoenix on a top line by itself. I kind of want to see Wu-Tang on Saturday with a shared top-billing like on Friday. I mean, if Phoenix could hold it, Wu-Tang could as well. I feel like that'd make the line-up poster "look" stronger.
Post by James Baxter on Jan 25, 2013 1:10:18 GMT -5
I like a fair amount of the lower acts, but I really don't understand what makes this bill "stacked" (both undercards were more impressive last year IMHO. ) Is it the bizarre placement of Violent Femmes and Wu-Tang?
P.S. Anyone who is going should check out Deathfix, Brendan Canty of Fugazi's latest project. S'awesome
real question: are the Violent Femmes like good? I've listened through some of their albums before and they've always struck me as aggressively mediocre.
They're pretty good, but I'm honestly pretty baffled by everyone's excitement about them on the lineup. I guess I was lucky growing up/living in Milwaukee. I accidentally saw them like four times throughout middle school and high school at Summerfest.
The scheduling at Coachella sucks...they always seem to pit amazing acts against each other in the tents...you have to think that most of these bands on the undercard will be doing their own tours and the other fests...is there anything on there that really even looks like an exclusive?