Coachella 2022

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can't believe they're even attempting this, tbh.

get shrunk by this funk. (Austin), Thursday, 13 January 2022 03:55 (one week ago) link

Surprised Japanese Breakfast is four lines down.

deep luminous trombone (Eazy), Thursday, 13 January 2022 04:25 (one week ago) link

those headliners alone would sell this out

octobeard, Thursday, 13 January 2022 04:52 (one week ago) link

Hasn't it been sold out for months, even before they announced the headliners? Anyway, people who go to fests like this don't give a shit about the music. It's all about the experience, maaan. Which I think these days means hats, drugs and Instagram.

This is like the ultimate Harry Styles fill the coffers stop. His last album came out in 2019, he just finished up a big sold out US tour, he's been stepping his toes into acting, it's like his manager told him, Harry, you've got a good band, you've got an army of fans, just say "yes."

can't believe they're even attempting this, tbh.

Why? By this point Omicrom will have likely run its course, and if they time it right Coachella can pioneer a new strain to super-spread. (Though to be fair, I don't think concerts post vaccination have been a particular problem. I have a reporter friend that *insists* Lollapalooza last summer spread a lot more cooties than the numbers show, but this person keeps telling me this and has yet to produce or report or publish or show me someone that has published something to prove otherwise.)

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 13 January 2022 13:04 (one week ago) link

ya i guess everyone figures we're all essentially duped at this point anyway, time to bring back that YOLO shit right? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(insert gordon ramsay "fuck me" soundbite)

get shrunk by this funk. (Austin), Thursday, 13 January 2022 13:45 (one week ago) link

The people at Coachella epitomize that YOLO shit.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 13 January 2022 14:06 (one week ago) link

A quick google of "Coachella" and "yolo" discovered a 2015 article in the Desert Sun reporting that Drake (!) was spotted wearing the new Apple watch (!!). Coachella literally makes history, man.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 13 January 2022 14:08 (one week ago) link

It's all about the experience, maaan.

experience the inability to breathe in 100+ degree temperatures.

get shrunk by this funk. (Austin), Thursday, 13 January 2022 14:29 (one week ago) link

Steve Lacy is alive and he’s doing his solo Monk set on soprano saxophone!

A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 13 January 2022 14:31 (one week ago) link

This will be my 11th Coachella. I have a consistently great time every year.

DT, Friday, 14 January 2022 04:51 (six days ago) link

styles is a weird headliner, idk he's certainly big enough but doesn't feel quite as relevant or whatever, even though he has had a bunch of hits in the last few years. like, he would have fit perfectly on the second line?

ufo, Friday, 14 January 2022 07:03 (six days ago) link

He's super charismatic, but it's all about the rabid fan base that dresses up and consciously radiates positive vibes. My daughter saw him twice on this recent tour, which came after several months/years of delays, and his (literal) followers are a dedicated sort.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 14 January 2022 10:56 (six days ago) link

Styles is a perfect nostalgia act for college kids who were in their early teens when One Direction was the biggest band on earth.

deep luminous trombone (Eazy), Friday, 14 January 2022 13:02 (six days ago) link

There might be a bit of that, but not to be Captain save a Harry, it's not really what he seems to be about these days. Like, he doesn't play One Direction songs or anything. It's more like a rock Justin Timberlake thing going on. When I saw JT on those first few solo tours I didn't get a real sense of lingering N'Sync stink or anything.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 14 January 2022 13:31 (six days ago) link


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