Good luck if you wanted to attend this year’s Coachella Festival, April 15-17th, in Indio, California. OR I suppose you still can, if you wanna risk your life and wallet by dealing with some of the fine folks advertising their wares on Craigslist. ( Someone in Seattle is selling two tickets for the 3-day pass for $1100, I see. Clearly, they aren’t the VIP tickets.)
I’m scared of the Craigslist. Way too many real-life tragedies-turned into TV movies about the creepers (read: KILLERS) on that website. Sorry, but someone had to say it. Oh, I’ll buy just about anything on ebay (okay, mostly SHOES), but that’s because I don’t have to deal with anyone face-to-face.
It’s pretty amazing how this year’s tickets to Coachella sold out at a far faster pace than years previous:
“Promoter Paul Tollett of the Los Angeles-based Goldenvoice said he’s “still a little stunned” by the quick sellout. Some online fans reacted negatively when the lineup — headlined by returning artists Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon and Kanye West — was announced after 9 p.m. on Jan. 18.Tollett said 51,000 tickets were sold by Monday compared to the 11,000 purchased on the first weekend of sale last year.
There was a quick succession of sellouts of car camping, tent camping and VIP tickets, but he said he’s never announced tickets were going fast for fear it would seem like a sales trick.”
You know what? Even at a much younger age, I wouldn’t have enjoyed this kind of atmosphere. I do enjoy a fairly clean bathroom, and private showers. And a bed. Without a zillion nuts parading about. Yep. I was an old biddy then…and I’ve only gotten worse.
So, yeah. Coachella’s sold out, I don’t care for the Craigslist and I’m a biddy. That’s about it.