Here are some random thoughts as we get ready to repeatedly hit the refresh button in anticipation of the set times. The organizers are notorious for waiting until the last minute to unveil set times, because “that’s how long it takes.” I’ve learned over the years to not get too caught up in the set times, it is what it is, yeah right.
I’ve been criticized on numerous occasions for backing the Festival organizers, and the lineup they construct for us on a yearly basis. This year was no different, if not worse. I’ve always said they get what’s available, and they usually get more than most Festivals out there. As the other Festivals released their posters, if was evident Coachella wasn’t “going mainstream” or “going on the cheap,” they were actually procuring the talent available to them this year. Furthermore, RIDE was a “great get.” It was similar to The Stone Roses in 2013, RIDE belonged to Coachella this year. Look at it this way, be thankful you weren’t one of those poor bastards holding out in anticipation that Outside Lands was going to have a much better lineup this year.
Anyone else see that Coachella banned selfie sticks? First it was Sharpies, and now it’s Selfie Sticks, what could possibly be next? Well, let me tell you what should be next, how about… selfie sticks tied to stuffed animals, or selfie sticks tied to the Swedish flag, or selfie sticks tied to crutches, or selfie sticks tied to big faces, or maybe selfie sticks tied to pool noodles, there’s a start.
Even though a reliable source told us the only late-add would a local DJ for the Sahara tent at Noon, here are a few possible late-adds I’m holding out hope for, not to mention they make sense:
Death Cab For Cutie
What actually is Coachella?
When I think of Coachella I think happy thoughts, such as: friendships, a weekend away from reality, making lists, Spicy Pie, not being able to speak on Monday, IPA’s for breakfast, sometimes Long Island Iced-Teas, sleeping cheap, using your finger to stir coffee, sneaking in sharpies, photos under the poster, merch, granola bars, laughing so hard it hurts, relish trays, cymbals, Twinkies, Arrival Day, cough drops, pretending to wear the wristband on the wrong wrist, pretending, talking yourself into drinking a Heineken, making fun of me, threatening to finally ride the ferris wheel, Pringles, parking, The 6, wasting time by stopping at Panera, Spector, CD mixtapes, the art, Pop Tarts (frosted and unfrosted, but mostly frosted), did I say Spicy Pie?, Pub Mix, Reflection Day, and most importantly… Depends.
Don’t forget to activate your wristband, it looks like they really mean it this year…