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2008 Coachella Music Festival - Day Three

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When the lineup for this year's Coachella Music Festival was first announced, many people scratched their heads and called the addition of Roger Waters at the top of the bill "a mistake" or a "boring" choice. I will admit that I may have fallen into this category when I first saw the lineup. While I love the work of Waters and Pink Floyd, it just seemed like an odd choice for a festival that has featured only the most cutting edge headliners. However, like many, I was one of the converted and now praise the people at Goldenvoice for their bold choices. This year, the shift in focus for the festival with veteran acts at the top of the bill such as Prince, Portishead and the Verve, was as dramatic as it was entertaining. Prince put on a clinic on how to command a crowd and put on a show on night two and Waters would follow that performance up with one equally as epic and entertaining.