After delivering big names like Prince, Madonna, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z and Daft Punk, and catapulting other groups merely by having them perform on the polo fields in the idyllic desert setting, the mystique of the Coachella music festival attracts attendees who come from all around the globe.
Likewise, its popularity has made it a target for naysayers who feel the urge to criticize the festival for a variety of reasons that no event could ever live up to. This year alone, none other than the Rolling Stones were rumored to headline one of the three nights. In the wake of last year's surprise appearance of Hologram Tupac, some felt the only way to top that technology would be with an iconic headliner like the Stones. Instead we see The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phoenix topping the bill alongside The Stone Roses.
Needless to say, not everyone is thrilled. But while perusing the other names on the bill (Lou Reed, Dinosaur Jr., Earl Sweatshirt, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Wu-Tang Clan, etc.), most reasonable festival goers are excited at the prospect of returning to the world's most talked-about weekend.
Here's a collection of reactions to the 2013 lineup. Feel free to comment with your take on the lineup for the festival. Tickets goes on sale Tuesday.