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asana15   Paws Up 5,179
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"We've never had this sort of demand for a residents' sale. It's a hot show," Goldenvoice chief operating officer Skip Paige mentioned that pop superstar Lady Gaga and Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer were two of the hottest acts attracting people to the festival this year, making the wristbands go faster than in previous years. 

The local sale for Weekend Two didn't go as planned. Over a thousand people were lined up by sunrise for the 9 a.m. sale, and around 7 a.m., people started rushing from the back to the front of the line and forming a mob that knocked through a fence to get closer to the coveted Coachella wristbands. 

Festival organizer Goldenvoice had¬†made 1,000 tickets available for the local sale, and there were already hundreds of people lined up in the tennis garden parking lot¬†‚ÄĒ before sunrise. Security guards suspected there were already more than 1,000 people in line.

Suddenly, people from all over the parking lot were rushing toward the still-unopened front gates. Within 60 seconds, there were hundreds of people packed together and pushing forward, everyone trying to get closer to the front, no one knowing what was happening.

Pretty quickly after that, event staff started yelling that everyone should get back in line, and that only people along the temporary orange fencing where the original line had formed would get tickets. 

Around 7:15 a.m., people started emerging from the mob with the precious wristbands guaranteeing them tickets. Unsurprisingly, the mob scene intensified, with masses of people shoving their way toward whoever was giving out wristbands.

Then event staff opened the front gates.

That's when the chaos really started. As people at the front poured¬†through the gates ‚ÄĒ¬†and started filing into the heavy metal barriers that would form a more organized queue for the ticket sale ‚ÄĒ a second mad dash ensued. The giant¬†mob swarmed the entrance, everyone trying to squeeze through. Meanwhile, all semblance of a line dissipated, as people who had stayed back now trampled the temporary orange fencing, trying to get around the mob¬†to the entrance.

Way up ahead, I saw someone lift a large section of metal fencing above the heads of the crowd, seemingly to clear a path forward.

Goldenvoice chief operating officer Skip Paige¬†said¬†Goldenvoice ended up selling 1,300 tickets Wednesday to accommodate the huge crowd¬†‚ÄĒ 300 more than it had planned¬†‚ÄĒ and still had to turn away 400 or 500 people. He added that the concert organizer would allocate more than 1,000 tickets for each local sale next year, and may move the sale¬†online.

"We've never had this sort of demand for a residents' sale," Paige said. "It's a hot show."

http://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/music/coachella/2017/04/19/tds-coachella-ticket-sale/305603001/

http://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/music/coachella/2017/04/19/after-weekend-2-sale-disaster-goldenvoice-says-offer-more-coachella-passes-locals/305703001/

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KaanBTW   Paws Up 4,270
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Insert "Queen of festivals"

Insert "Queen of tickets"

Insert "we love her again"

Insert "her comeback"

Insert "chaos angel confirmed"

 

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SLAYing   Paws Up 1,942
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They should officially change its name to CoachellGA  :firega:

 

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Slayer   Paws Up 8,679
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Queen G.  :classy:

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Mer Boy   Paws Up 8,062
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4 minutes ago, SLAYing said:

They should officially change its name to CoachellGA  :firega:

 

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OMG  :air:

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PoCHEMist   Paws Up 232
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I feel a very positive feeling for her second weekend show!!! Hope it bolster TCs chart performance. 

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kvnrp   Paws Up 20,775
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Change this to Achievement tbh :lana:

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xoxoDerpanne   Paws Up 20,177
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14 minutes ago, KaanBTW said:

Insert "Queen of festivals"

Insert "Queen of tickets"

Insert "we love her again"

Insert "her comeback"

Insert "chaos angel confirmed"

 

 

you forgot:

Queen of slaying the GP

Queen of causing tickets to sell like hot cakes

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PartySick   Paws Up 33,403
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Pretty huge demand, huh? :lolly:

Would be cool if we got to see the second show :lolly:

Hint hint :lolly:

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Eastern and resurrection, Gags is the new Jesus. 

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Impostor   Paws Up 3,396
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Is that show going to be live streamed?

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