Just arrived home, and caught up on the last few pages of this thread.
@burrito: Refused was great. That dude is one of the best screamers I've seen. Death Grips on the other hand, I couldn't tell minute one, from minute four, from minute ten, from minute 20. They could've been playing the same song over and over. I'm surprised I stayed so long. Also, the burrito I bought in the venue last year was the only burrito I've consumed memorable for being terrible, and I eat about 14 burritos a week.
Board Sightings (By Myself):
Only one. I'm pretty sure I saw J-Dawg during Jimbo Jenkins, but he walked about 36 paces in front of me and sat down while I was crawled up in the fetal position. I think I had a seizure shortly after, and walked away from the Sahara. I'm 90% sure J-Dawg and I are the only people on the internet who saw Jimbo Jenkins, if that was indeed you.
Sidenote: I made it to the beginning and end of each day of the festival. That was about 14 hours a day.
Sidenote of Sidenote, apparently 9,537 men attending Coachella are blonde, 5'10, skinny, and wear sunglasses. I thought I saw Stamper about 42 times the first day, then decided I would look for Cat instead. I never spotted her, or anyone else from the board.
Board Sightings (Myself Found By Others):
Souly found me twice.
Pea found me thrice, once with mrlahey, and once with Fox.
Sidenote: When Pea and Fox found me, it was literally the only time during the festival I was laying down with my eyes closed. My eyes were closed for about five minutes when they "woke me up." I got wasted with a couple friends 30 minutes from Indio Thursday night, and this happened at about noon Friday, so I was about as hung over as I've been all year. Also, since I arrived Friday morning, I was in the back corner of the camping lot a long way away from all the rest of you. Street 133 in 10A actually.
Sidenote to Sidenote: Pea doesn't remember the second time he spotted me (with mrlahey), but he was kind enough to offer me the last sip of his vodka.
Campground: Last year, it was 75 degrees until 2am, then too hot to sleep at 7am, so I spent a lot of time partying in the campground, because it was so warm late. This year it was so cold at 1am, I went straight from the venue to my tent, and was able to (barely) sleep until 10 a.m. each day. With the festival starting at 11 a.m. most days, 99% of my trip was spent in my tent or in the venue. I had planned on making it to the womp/pea/fox/board camp site, but never had time. I only drank three beers at my campground the entire festival. Pea drank at least three at my campsite last year.
One highlight of the festival was when my camping neighbors from last year stopped me, and I stared at them for a good six seconds trying to figure out which boarders they are? Cool kids though.
Another highlight/lowlight; a chick freaked the eff out on drugs Sunday night near my campground. It took three big cops to get her down after she screamed "help" and "I'm never doing drugs again" over and over. I can't look away when I see a train wreck, so I had to watch. There were way too many spectators giggling, so it really sucked. The cops were being more than reasonable, but eventually they had to haul her away. Sad for her.
Oh yeah, Miike Snow sucks live, I'm chalking up every great thing I've ever heard about them to "high on drugs." Radiohead was a huge let down, by far the least memorable closing mainstage act of Coachella the last two years. Dre and Snoop, one of the highlights of my life, right behind Pulp, OK, ahead of Pulp.
It was so great meeting so many of you guys on Thursday night and then having Womp and his crew as our neighbors was nothing but fun times!! Sad I missed meeting a few of you guys (Souly where were you??) but now I can't wait to see you guys at Sasquatch.
Souly wasn't getting texts back from anyone Thursday or Friday and then she lost her phone some time on Saturday.
Oh yeah, Miike Snow sucks live, I'm chalking up every great thing I've ever heard about them to "high on drugs."
....that might explain it.
I lasted two songs at Radiohead and knew it wasn't for me. My friends who are huge Radiohead fans thought it was alright. Did catch all of Paranoid Android while walking back from Kaskade. It seemed pretty solid.