This video celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Postal Service was directed by Tom Scharpling and stars Jon Daly and Moby so that’s that.
I was so confused until I remembered the Postal Service is also a band.
I had the same reaction. I didn’t watch the video, and really assumed that this was a way to soften the public image of the postal service. If it had been about the USPS, this was going to be my comment:
I’m pretty sure Bill Cosby Bukowski is the embodiment of the popular imagination of postal service employee.
I have a question. What the hell is this?
04/12 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Madonna Expo Center
Also, when did Coachella become two weekends? Is it one straight week with two weekends or two separate weekends? Do you have to stay the whole time or do you have to spend 3 days each way stuck in traffic to see the Stone Roses next a tripping Paris Hilton? (I need to know in case I need to reassess my hell list. Thanks.)
(It’s a spa with concert facilities named after Alex Madonna, of course. Because that just makes more sense than it does not.)
If it’s like last year, it’s basically the same 3-day festival in April, but they repeat it the follow weekend so that more people can attend. You only have to go to one of the weekends, unless you’re swimming in cash and want to see hologram Whitney Houston two times.
I didn’t want to go 10 years ago, I can’t imagine going now. Maybe if it was only in holograms? And air conditioned? And the traffic wasn’t bad? And jerks weren’t there? And also nice people were also not there because it is always too crowded? And maybe if it wasn’t so loud? And possibly if it was free but also I didn’t have to drive 3 9 hours to get there because I could beam myself… and yet was forced to only use this technology to go to that specific shithole in the Inland Empire? And if I had that kind of access to technology wealth I’d somehow *still* want to go to a gross overcrowded smelly crap festival instead of a weekend at a day spa in wine country?
Yeah, I literally cannot think of a scenario in which that sounds like a plausible idea.
Unfortunately I have no answers for you, though being an old-ish man, I can only assume all of the worst case scenarios you described are probably true. I still love going to music festivals, but I’ve toned down the effort I would make to go to one, and traveling to the other side of the country is definitely a dealbreaker for me. Hell, one of the main reasons I’m going to this other festival in a few weeks is because it’s accessible by the public train system.
Oh good, an old folks’ music festival thread. I only go to Outside Lands since it is in my backyard and i can walk there/stagger home and the weather is acceptable. It’s a long way from the Alternapalooza of my youth (metaphorically and geographically).
I’m so old I went to the very first Alternapalooza. I think I went to like at least 5 of those. It’s all a giant blur of Chilli Pearls Raging Against the Addiction Ministry. I festival-ed out years ago.
Ugh, I went to Coachella a few years ago, and it was awful. It was over 100 degrees and I spent 99% of my day standing in a misting tent, not even watching any bands because it was so damn hot. I really don’t know how anyone can live in that area, especially in the summer. At least there was an In N Out nearby.
I really am not cut out for outdoor concerts or maybe even any concerts in general anymore. I used to love it, but I guess I would rather watch a movie and eat Werthers.
Someone in charge at Coachella thought it would be a good idea to encourage recycling by giving away a bottle of water if you brought in 10 empty ones. This just created the need for a bunch of people digging through garbage to find extra empty bottles. I would sooner pay $20 for a bottle of water than dig through trash.
That is too appropriate. I say we all meet up at that nice day spa event and sample wine and then go (if it isn’t too loud).
Spa & wine or sweat & idiots? Hmmmm. Count me in on the spa day badideajeans!
I’ll bring my Veronica Mars box sets!
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