So … it looks like this year will FINALLY be the year that I actually attend the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival … and I’m not really all that excited about it. I thought I was going to go last year when it was rumored that Trent Reznor’s new band How to Destroy Angels would be performing but when HDTA did not appear on the line-up, I sold my ticket and opted out. Late yesterday, Coachella released the official line-up for this year’s fest and How to Destroy Angels is on the bill … therefore, I will be there to see the band perform their first live performance in person. I’m not exactly sure if I’m going to attend all 3 days of the fest or just 1 day but … I’ll be there. Yep. I’m almost certain.
Do not get me wrong, this year’s Coachella line-up (like all of the previous Coachella line-ups) is full of amazing bands that I would LOVE to see live. The problem for me is that I hate festivals, particularly the ones that take place under the blistering desert sun. The heat, the crowds, the overpriced EVERYTHING … ugh, none of it appeals to me. That said, you may recall that the Hologram Tupac that performed at Coachella last year made a big splash … and stuff like that you can only see live in person by going to the festival. But I simply must see How to Destroy Angels play their first live show so … into the desert I will go. In all honesty, I may only go for one day to see HTDA but it’s possible I’ll stay for all 3 days. I’d love to see Tegan & Sara, The xx, Stone Roses, New Order, The Faint, Wu-Tang Clan and more but … we’ll see.
Are any of y’all excited by this year’s Coachella line-up? Are any of y’all going?