Coachella 2010 Lineup Jan 21, 2010 17:13:19 GMT -8
Post by psychicofficer on Jan 21, 2010 17:13:19 GMT -8
You also have to figure in that Bonnaroo and Coachella are both $260+ and they get anywhere from 50,000 to 90,000 people. They are both "destination" festivals with people flying across the country to go to them. They are expected to have headliners with WOW factor and they have the ticket sale revenue to pull it off. Plus between the two of them in the past couple years they have had Phish, Bruce, Macca, Prince, the Police, Radiohead, etc. These are the biggest names in the music industry (not phish- but their fans are hardcore and it was a reunion tour). So they have to bring the heat each year with their headliners. If I was planning on going to Roo - I would be straight pissed off with KOL, Dave Matthews, Jay-Z and Stevie Wonder. Even though I would love to see Jay-Z and Stevie Wonder. Although, I don't know why people are pissed with Coachella's headliners/subheadliners but I think they are great. I've been to both festivals multiple times and they are both great. I might like the music better at Coachella, but Bonnaroo has the better overall experience.
With Sasquatch, we know we should have lower expectations because the ticket revenue is not there to bring in Prince, Bruce, Macca, etc. But the festival organizers do a good job with the subheadliners and sub-sub headliners, so that it keeps people coming back. Not to mention the pricing is about $100 cheaper per ticket and it is the most amazing place to see a concert.
This should be shown to everyone who registers an account here. It's a really simple concept but for the most part, sasquatch can not afford the "gets" at coachella or bonnaroo. I'm still amazed that so many people are complaining about jay-z. I would kill for jay-z to be at sasquatch (he won't, the organizers of coachella and bonnaroo pay to make sure that their big headliners are exclusive to their event)
I'll take that as a compliment.
Yeah, Jay-Z would be pretty bad ass at the Gorge. I'd be happy with the Beastie Boys though.