Coachella 2009 – McCartney, Killers, Cure -Sunburnt and Ripped Off


Just checking out the 2009 Coachella Line-up. No Bowie, No Springsteen, No Radiohead, No Madonna besides Mccartney no really big names.  I mean come on. The Killers to HEADLINE ? Their last time through Portland, they played the Roseland. I’m kind of blah on this year.

Here is the official 2009 Coachella Line-up and Poster – $269 for the 3 day ticket

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2009 Coachella Line up Poster Official

2009 Coachella Line up Official

2009 Coachella Line up Official

One thing about Coachella that really gets to me is rip-off factor around the whole event.

I was looking through the camping fees and they are charging $600 to $800 to rent

a 14 x14 foot tent for 3 days. WTF?  For the more budget minded they will rent you a

12 x 10 foot tent for $500 for the 3 days.  – If a hotel seems like a better option, think

again my friend, Stories of people booking all the nearby hotel rooms and then  selling

the reservation for 5 x times markup are common.

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2007 Coachella Poster by Emek

2007 Coachella Poster by Emek

2007 Coachella Poster by Emek

What recession? We’ll just rip off the concert goers, they will pay. Well maybe I will pay,

but I want something special and memorable, a once in a lifetime moment. Else I am just

a chump.

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2008 Coachella Poster by Emek

2008 Coachella Concert Poster by Emek

2008 Coachella Concert Poster by Emek

Enough of the rant, on second thought, they do have some bands I am very interested in seeing live.

Their 2nd tier bands are all 1st rate. Who would not want to see Leonard Cohen live?

here are just a few bands that might make it worth the $$$ :

Conor Oberst

Black Keys

Ghostland Observatory

Crystal Castles

M Ward ( Portland Fave)

TV on the Radio

Fleet Foxes

Band of Horses

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2006 Coachella Line Up poster

2006 Coachella Line Up poster

2006 Coachella Line Up poster

Michael franti

Henry Rollins

Drive-by-Truckers

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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2008 Coachella Line Up Poster

2008 Coachella Line Up Poster

2008 Coachella Line Up Poster

Antony and the Johnsons

X

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2007 Coachella Line Up and Poster

2007 Coachella Line Up and Poster

2007 Coachella Line Up and Poster

Tell me what you think.

Does the quality of the 2nd tier bands make up for the gouging?

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