Thursday, February 21, 2013

Coachella 2013 Lineup

Image via Coachella

It's that time of year again.  Somehow the two-weekend formula was a success and is happening again this year.  I always thought it would be better to go to Coachella the first weekend because you would get to experience everything first and not have the surprises spoiled for you, but Doug makes a good point about how there are different special guests the second weekend, so I guess the surprise element is still there.  And when I think about it, it would be nice to find out which shows are worth seeing after the fact; it would help me narrow down my usual long list of singers / bands to watch.  Still, I feel like all the craziness and hype of the festival pretty much dies down after Weekend 1. 

I dub this year, the Coachella of the early 2000s.  There are some bands that I currently like, but a ton that I used to love back in college and high school, which adds to my excitement because now I finally get to see them live when I missed the opportunity back in the day.

Many people are disappointed by the headliners.  The Stone Roses I'm a bit surprised by, but Blur, YES!  Some don't think Phoenix deserves to be on the big stage yet, but I get it; they've been extremely popular in the past year and have been used in a lot of commercials.  I hear their songs on the radio all the time.  But Red Hot Chili Peppers?  I'm so tired of everything they did off Californication and beyond.

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