I’m planning to leave for London/France on Friday, April 28th.

This is the lineup for Coachella on the 29th:

    Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros, Common, Damian Marley, Atmosphere, Carl Cox, My Morning Jacket, Ladytron , Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tosca, Cat Power, Animal Collective, HARD-fi, Derrick Carter, Devendra Banhart, She Wants Revenge, The Walkmen, The Juan Maclean, Audio Bullys, Lady Sovereign, Deerhoof, The Duke Spirit, Editors, stellastarr, Lyrics Born, Matt Costa, The New Amsterdams, The Zutons, Platinum Piped Pipers, White Rose Movement, Chris Liberator, Colette, Imogen Heap, Joey Beltram, Hybrid, Wolfmother, The Like, Living Things, Nine Black Alps, The Section Quartet, Infadels, Youth Group, Shy FX & T Power, Infusion.

First of all, we all know how much I love Depeche Mode concerts. The last show put me in a good mood for a week. I was so happy during “Enjoy the Silence” that I felt like I was going to fly up into the Staples Center roof.

Second: there’s a couple of neo-goth bands in there I really like. She Wants Revenge [Joy Division] and stellastarr [The Smiths]. Not to mention Ladytron and Infusion and Imogen Heap. And Living Things and the Editors and The Like. I LIKE the Like!

I’m not going to sacrifice a weekend in London to stay home and go to Coachella, especially since I’m not a big fan of large, crowded festivals. But I am sad I’m missing it.

And now, I have to go sacrifice to the concert gods that I can get to at least one more show on the Depeche Mode tour this time around. I don’t want to have to content myself with DVDs four another four years!

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