You have to give Paul Tollett credit. He not only created Coachella but curates who we see every year. It’s the first festival of the year and it’s a beautiful event. Goldenvoice (GV) is on their game 24/7 and they set the tone and artist schedule for everything that happens for the year in every festival in North America and beyond. Don't believe me? Look at LCD Soundsystem...
Watching Sia perform at Coachella was witnessing the love of music and art come together -- and oh my, was it beautiful. I literally stood there, prepared to be astounded (from the ridiculously rave reviews from Week 1, I knew what was coming) and I was still shocked.
Ladies and germs, the moment we've all been waiting for: Coachella's schedule announcement. Like you, I've been scratching my pencil across the page, circling and erasing the bands I wanna see, making difficult decisions.
Coachella is special for a lot of reasons. It’s worth your time, dollars, attention. This festival has turned into the benchmark for all others. EVERY festival copies what Coachella will do this year and the next five. They set the standard.
There’s a spot I want to get to and I’m going there. I’m going to be kinda nice. I’ll tap on your shoulder. When I do, be kind and just move to the side just a few inches. Rule #1 of dealing with people in crowds, when someone really wants to go through the crowd, let them. Push them along. Seriously.