Fuck You, Coachella.
As the LA Times reported yesterday, this year's Coachella is doing away with single-day passes. That's right, in order to enjoy (some) of your favorite bands in the sweltering desert with dirty fucking hipsters, you're going to have to shell out $269--that's $305 after tax--and share the same air with Coheed and Cambria fans.
The crowd during Arcade Fire's set, Coachella 2007
Coachella founder, Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett told the Times, "I understand that every time you make a change it's great for some people, and it's not great for others. The other festivals around the world that have camping, you can buy only the pass. You don't buy the single day--Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, any of the super great ones."
Tollett also stressed that Goldenvoice is offering tickets on layaway (at least they're recognizing it's expensive?), camping prices have been decreased and that since 2007, more than 80-percent of attendees have purchased three-day passes.
Hey, and at least the economy's doing great. Thanks for the non-exciting line-up and thanks for the ultimatum, Coachella! Maybe I'll see you next year.
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