HUGE news for passionate music and festival fans like me -- the Coachella 2013 line-up was just announced! Imagine my anticipation as I clicked on the link ... and then confusion ... and then a bit of deflation ...
Here are the headliners -- the Stone Roses (Friday), Phoenix (Saturday), and Red Hot Chili Peppers (Sunday). REALLY? Compare these headliners to last year's -- The Black Keys, Radiohead, Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre.
And, remember, the rumor was that the Stones would headline ...
Okay, okay, okay -- the headliners disappoint. How about the rest? Here are my "must sees" for each night:
Band of Horses, Beach House, Metric, of Monsters & Men, Alt-j, Youth Lagoon
New Order, Grizzly Bear, Moby, Yeasayer, Major Lazer
Vampire Weekend, Social Distortion, the Lumineers, Grimes, Airborne Toxic Event
All in all, my initial reaction -- which is shared by my fellow music lover and Coachella brother (as well as brother-in-law) -- is a bit of being "dazed and confused."
Maybe when I wake-up tomorrow morning I will think differently. But, for now, I am sleeping on it ....