I don't buy it. Seems like grandstanding to me. Too many people make too much money off this thing for it not to happen. Just some political manuevering right now. Coachella will threaten, the town will back off, and everything will be back to normal.
The comments section on that site is amazing and makes us look like we are always on topic. The first comment is about the attractiveness of the girls in the picture, which leads to people calling him an asshole, which leads to lots of Spaceballs references. There are also debates about hipsters being the new frat boys and pooping in Honey Buckets.
I got over half way through the comments and no one said anything about the festival potentially moving.
I think it's all a big bluff, if they were going to move they would still probably do 2014, missing out on all those profits seems like a stupid decision. If they do move it would probably have a lot more to do with getting a place with a larger capacity and less to do with a 5-10% tax.
If they do take a year off though... more bands for Sasquatch???
I don't know, I'm not in love and obsessed with Coachella because of the location. The polo fields are immaculate. Don't get me wrong. But the whole desert is breathtaking. They could easily move it a couple miles away in La Quinta, lay down some grass, put up their amazing art installations and ferris wheel and it would be the same thing. Those mountains would still surround you and make you feel like you are in a crater of utopia. Plus, maybe taking a break will make other festivals (Sasquatch) more popular and force them to step up their game. It could also make the ticket insanity better next time for dummies who think it is over forever.
I personally doubt that the proposition would go on the ballot but if Goldenvoice is truly considering moving because they morally refuse to charge more money to Coachella patrons, I have to say I'm actually impressed.
Edit: phones, man.
Last Edit: Jul 4, 2012 8:37:25 GMT -8 by doorlopen