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Published on April 12th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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What if Coachella held was held in Canada back in the 80s?

This is the first weekend of Coachella, which has evolved from a mostly rock-based event to one dedicated mostly to hip-hop, rap and R&B.

Cameron Gordon over at Completely Ignored engaged in a thought experiment of what Coachella might have been like had it been an all-Canadian affair back in the 80s.

Click here to see the whole thing.




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One Response to What if Coachella held was held in Canada back in the 80s?

  1. Tim says:

    That’s the first Coachella reimagined poster that is accurate in “font size representing lineup relevance”. Rough Trade is higher rank than 54.40 – correct. Slow and DOA not buried deep – correct. Whoever created this knows their 80’s very well. Plus, Food and Drink including Mother’s Pizza. That’s a stroke of genius right there.

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