Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Coachella Festival 2012
The new twist is they are performing not one, but two weekends. That means Radiohead, The Black Keys, Beirut, etc are sticking around in the area for the week. While I can see this for major headliners, the smaller bands doubtfully will stick around due to trying to make a living. A bit of false advertisement by the promoters.
I would love to check out some of these acts that I wasn't able to see in my youth (Refused, Pulp), but it's a bit of a trip. I guess the economy is doing well enough for the festival to throw a good bit of money out for these acts to reform. I like the idea (except Refused...come on you were always about the punk aesthetic) of these acts reforming and getting paid when they struggled back in the day. Maybe I will make the trip this year.