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.
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.