Wow, driving my 15 and a half year old daughter to school the other day we started talking about Coachella. I told her about the high prices in the secondary market and she mentioned that she and her friends had bought the 3-day passes several weeks ago straight from Ticketmaster. Despite my offer of $700 per pass to buy her and her friend's $350 face value 3-day passes, she told me no way! There was a great line-up and she could stay over at the home of her friend Kathy who was also going and whose family has a home down there. Wow, my little daughter going to Coachella on her own with just her friends. It seems like just yesterday I took her to her first concert, Jimmy Buffett, when she was 3 months old.
While I guess I'm lucky she is old enough to go to it without old dad, It does make me nostalgic for the old days of Cal Jam, The US festival, Roger Waters at the Berlin Wall and even more recently Live 8. Still, the thought of listening to 100s of bands, mostly new and cutting edge for three days in the middle of the desert just does not do it for me anymore (I still enjoy KROQ Acoustic Christmas and attended one night this past year. I may not be quite that much of a fuddy duddy after all). Now if Jimmy Buffett were to headline one year, I just might have to check it out.
For those of you who do not have tickets yet we have 3 day passes as well as 3 day VIP passes. The major names are Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Lauren Hill, the Strokes, Duran Duran, Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, Erykah Badu, Flogging Molly, Big Audio Dymamite, Brandon Flowers (lead singer from the Killers), Neon Trees and many more! Thus, be sure to set aside April 15-17, 2011 for the most fantastic weekend (if you are 45 or under:) you’ll ever spend in the California desert.
The Ticket Maestro, Musical Chairs