I actually got over my cough pretty quickly for whatever reason. Way faster than last year, despite the dust factor. And yeah, as for car searches, we got off pretty easily too. They didn't open my backpack, didn't open the cooler, and seemed to really not care. To echo Pea, we were super cooperative and started pulling shit out of the car without even being asked. The one guy actually told me to stop emptying out the back seat since he was sure it was cool. The girl in front of us didn't even get searched. They asked her, "are you by yourself?" to which she said "yep" and they just waved her through.
If I noticed any pattern, it was college bros in pickup trucks that were getting their shit torn apart and anyone who was behaving normally, was cooperative, and looked like they were at least 25 got a lot less attention.
I'm definitely down for camping again next year, though maybe we should plan for 1-2 hours later as an arrival time (ie get to the fest between 9 and 10).
Post by Shaxspear III Esq. on Apr 21, 2013 14:33:37 GMT -8
That's a total crap shoot on getting into a new line though. It's complete luck. Last year it happened to Megan and I and we got to the front of a new line arriving around the same time we did this year.
Holy shit. Just got home from weekend 2 at Coachella. The whole weekend felt like a dream. Scored 2 weekend 2 bracelets and a car camping pass for $350 in Seattle on Wednesday night and proceeded to say fuck it to work and school and drove straight to the Polo Fields. Needless to say it was the best decision I have ever made. Coachella is everything I wanted Sasquatch to be and more. They aren't really even comparable imo.
And regarding security, we barely got searched but saw some people getting their cars torn to pieces where security was looking through every nook and cranny. I hid my enhancers in a place that would take hours to find anyways so I wasn't too worried even if we did get a full on search. All they confiscated from us was our hammer.
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Much like Noel Gallagher playing "Don't Look Back in Anger" last year, this will go down as one of my all time favorite live musical moments of nostalgia. This has been a favorite song of mine for the better part of two decades, and stumbling back into the tent right as they started playing this was easily my happiest moment of the entire festival...
You can really tell that they still thoroughly enjoy playing it, and that they feed off the energy that the crowd gives them during it. It's refreshing to see a band that many people consider to be a one-hit-wonder still embracing that song instead of shaming it. Also, every single other song they played sounded just as incredible as they did off of the albums from 30 years ago. I really hope I get another chance to see them again in a setting where I can give them my undivided attention.
Did you ever work your way in for HTDA? The first 10 minutes I watched sounded awful from the back of the tent, but then I went out to have a smoke or something and went in from the side and thought they sounded great. Their stage setup also looked way cooler up close.
Being in front of the sound booth made a world of difference.
I thought he fucking killed. It was not what I was expecting at all, but I thought it was insane.
This was also 20 minutes before I snuck into the Yuma and thought I saw Richie Hawtin when I really didn't.....so my judgement might have been a little cloudy.
I actually really enjoyed the stuff he was playing. It was about 100 times heavier than I anticipated. I left after about 15 minutes though because he was totally Steve Aoki-ing like an asshole up there. He spent about 10 seconds twisting knobs and 14 minutes and 50 seconds fist pumping, jumping up and down on the DJ table, and taking pics of the crowd.
I edit video for a living and it's definitely fake. Took me about 10 seconds into the first voiceover to be like "well, this is stupid". The voice clearly isn't being recorded in the same place with the same sounds and stuff.