I’m becoming too predictable.
The lineup for this year’s Coachella Valley Music Festival (April 27-29) was released this past weekend. Once again, I scanned the lineup list and drooled at the thought of seeing bands I hadn’t seen in years and seeing others live for the first time.
Rage! Julieta! Ozomatli! Manu Chao!
And then I realized that I’d probably skip the event again despite that some of my favorite bands will be performing. If I take my qualifying exams in the spring, I can’t afford to spend a day or two or three in the desert. My cousin is getting married in April, but I can’t remember what day. Tickets are expensive, it’s hot, the festival is expensive, I get antsy in big crowds, and did I mention that the festival is in the middle of the desert?
The two good things that came out of the Coachella line up release are the possibility of seeing Rage Against the Machine play a live show outside the festival and my introduction to Rodrigo y Gabriela (myspace). Say all you want about the evils of MySpace, but you can’t deny that it’s a great way to check out a new band.