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- Posted on May 3rd 2012 12:10PM by Theo Spielberg
"California was insane a week of madness: Boozing and laughing, dancing and tearing it up. We tore it up," Pizzorno tells Spinner. "But most important was the gig; it felt like we had something to prove. Rock 'n' roll is dangerous when it backs you into a corner, because you become an animal. You want to show people what you can do. We respect what being in a band is all about creatively and I suppose mentally.
"It's strange with the Coachella festival. Now they have it over two weekends. Which is great if you don't have a great first weekend, because you can put it right the second weekend. So with that in mind, we absolutely killed the first weekend. It was huge. It surprised us. We had a very similar moment when we played Glastonbury years and years ago and we didn't know if anyone was going to be out there because of the time we were playing.
"And it was hot this time, Like, seriously hot. So we spent 8 hours in a motorhome with air conditioning on in our pants (underwear). Walking around, just listening to tunes. But in a lot of ways it did us a favor because it meant that it was like we were like caged, so when the door was opened to go and play the gig, we were so excited. You know that feeling you get when you're trapped in a room for too long? Like kids at school, wild kids and you lock them away for so long. And they're all fighting and taking the piss out of each other and you get wound up. It felt like that.
"And then someone opened the door and said, "Right, you've got to do it again. And by that point, we'd had a few beers so it was like, 'Right lets go and kill it.' So we attacked it even harder. Rather than go, 'We've already done this,' we played harder, faster louder than before and it was better. It was well better. And then after that we carried on partying through the night, which was quite something."
Take a look at Kasabian's Coachella short film below.