I went to Coachella 8 years ago and it was pretty neato.
Machine gun rollcall: Sahara Hotnights, Stellarstar*, Black Keys, Junior Senior, Beck, Kinky, Death Cab for Cutie, Pixies, Radiohead, Sebastian, AIR, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bright Eyes, Mogwai, Prefuse 73, Sage Francis, The Cure.
I’ve since grown a little weary of large music festivals. They can be too much when sometimes just enough would suffice.
Some might argue that these events are just enough without being too much.
But what I’m about to say disturbs me: I watched a live stream tonight of the Radiohead set at the 2012 Coachella and I felt like I had the best seat in the house. In fact, it was my house. The temprature was perfect, I had a beer and a bathroom, a perfect view of the stage, great sound, and elbow room.
This cannot do as it stands.
Live performance is one of the few remaining ways to make a go of it in the music world.
I suppose this live stream thing can work, but I’d want to fork over the price for a virtual ticket.