James Rushent and Dan Coop of Does It Offend You, Yeah? have a solution for bands missing that key piece of percussion that you always seem to need more of: “When there’s not a cowbell, use a bottle,” Rushent says. Beer bottles weren’t as plentiful at Coachella as they’d hoped, though. “You can’t take drinks out of here into the other VIP bit and you can’t get drinks in the VIP bit and bring them backstage,” Coop lamented. “In England, if you’ve got a can of beer you can take it anywhere in the festival.” Rock Daily managed to chat with the pair for a few more moments before they went off in search of alcohol:
If you had five minutes alone with Prince …
Coop: I’d check to see if he’s got all his ribs.
Coop: Rage Against the Machine.
Coop: Yeah, they’d smell a bit.
Most looking forward to seeing:
Both: Portishead. We met them yesterday.
Best Coachella drug (or cocktail):
Rushent: Water and sunscreen. And don’t drink until it starts to get dark.
Coop: I saw some guy being sick in a bin. It was horrible.
Best way to deal with onstage sweat:
Rushent: The worst is when it goes into your eyes.
Coop: You look around to see if you’ve got someone on the side of the stage to throw you a towel.
Rushent: Our tour manager has a tendency to disappear when something’s wrong, though.