I’ve been meaning to post about this but I guess I’ve been so mad about it, I forgot. Coachella is only selling 3 day passes this year. There are no one day tickets. So If I want to go to only Day 3 to see Pavement and Gorillaz, I have to pay $269 freaking dollars. That is insane. I really hope this new venture will fail miserably, but I know it won’t because concerts are no longer for actual music fans, they are for rich people who don’t even care what show they are going to. I have seen more evidence to this fact when I do actually make it out to a show and I see more and more people talking and not even paying attention to the set, getting completely drunk so they won’t even remember the show, and other ridiculous displays of non-cool show behavior. I am aware I probably sound like an old man ranting about this, but I really don’t care. Live Nation and the big promoters are ruining live music as we know it. I guess I’ll stick to the small local shows, but I really do miss the big concerts. Perhaps if the fans stop handing these crooks their money by the bushel they would be forced to change. One can dream.
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So the lineup for Coachella is starting to shape up and I am beginning to think I might brave the sweaty masses of humans this time around. I haven’t been to Coachella since 2004 and that was pretty insane. I nearly lost a chunk of my fin during The Pixies and someone thought I was an inflatable toy during The Flaming Lips. But Devo is confirmed as well as Muse and Phoenix and if even a third of the “Heavily Rumored” bands show up, I will be in heaven. If Pavement is there I will go no matter what. Wowee Zowee indeed.