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Coachella is not worth it

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Sam Rios

April 6, 2016

Coachella kicks off April 15 in Indio, California, and the stress of not being able to attend this music-powered, euphoric drug-fest starts to set in. It may seem as though not going to Coachella is the end of all experience, but Coachella isn’t really that great anyways. Here’s how it goes. Fi...

Mix with Marissa: Music Festivals 2015

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Daena Marissa Iqbal Hakim

April 29, 2015

With Coachella wrapped up and summer within reach, music festival season is in full swing.There is nothing quite like a weekend of your favorite artists on stage surrounded by thousands of fans, where the antics are crazy and the outfits are crazier.As our parents said before we left for college, “...

Festival founder shares insights about Warped, Lollapalooza, Mayhem tours

Kevin Lyman, founder of Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Mayhem Festival, visited Chico State students for a discussion on Thursday. After working in the festival circuit for decades, Lyman's favorite part of managing tours has been watching bands grow from small stage acts to headliners. Photo credit: Brandon Foster

Jake Hutchison

December 10, 2014

The first Warped Tour was a disaster. Tickets didn't sell, money was lost and founding Production Manager Kevin Lyman found himself frantically trying to pull together smaller shows to balance out profits. Concert connoisseur Lyman discussed his failures, comebacks and branding bands with Chico State stud...

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