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    Default Ukulele at Coachella Festival

    In the last couple of years, bands that picked-up the ukulele include:

    Paul McCarney
    Noah and the Whale
    Rilo Kiley
    Beirut
    Amanda Palmer (of Dresden Dolls)

    I wonder how many will show-up this year? I remember a few years ago, when I kept running into accordions, thinking it was a conspiracy. I will definitely sport my UU shirt this year. Look for it!

    Anyone going?
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    Tough rules:

    http://www.coachella.com/event/rules-faq

    NO Instruments
    (especially drums!!!)

    I bring my uke to festivals and jam. Does that rule apply to ukes? Ric

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricdoug View Post
    NO Instruments... Does that rule apply to ukes?
    I'm pretty sure a ukulele is an instrument. At least that's what I've been lead to believe by this community!

    There's plenty of jamming outside the venue, in the campgrounds and parking areas.

    I am not going to miss the drum circle, AT ALL.
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    So... Is anyone going?

    My suspicions of the accordion conspiracy were correct. In today's Desert Sun there was an article about Nora Kirkpatrick of the band Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros that had a sidebar (below the photos) to the article of some of their squeeze-box toting brethren.

    I did find one ukulele performance at Coachella last year by Amanda Palmer singing "Creep" (warning: she drops the F-bomb a few times). Gots to be the largest uke sign-along ever.

    DISCLOSER: I also play accordion.
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