Jimmy Kimmel Coachella

The day I realized I was on the slow and steady path to becoming an adult was when I stopped feeling shame about not knowing what someone else was talking about. Whether it’s a book, or a band, or whatever falls into your wheelhouse of Things You Usually Know About, any conversation you’re going to have with someone else is going to be infinitely more interesting if you cop to what you do or do not know. You are way less cool if all you can contribute to a conversation is, “Yeah, totally” than letting someone else point you to something you might love and letting them go in on it. The kind of people who are happy to be like, “No, I do not know what you’re talking about. Tell me” are not featured into this “Lie Witness News” segment from a recent Jimmy Kimmel Live. In it, a Kimmel correspondent (who sounds an awful lot like Sarah Silverman) interviews different Coachella-goers about a bunch of made-up bands and a fake Two Door Cinema Club album to resounding enthusiasm about all the fake acts. Bummer. Most people at the Indio Polo Fair Grounds are not of their right mind, so who even knows if they were actively trying to come off as cool. What’s really funny about this sketch is that all these awful band names could be real. I mean, we live in a world where Diarrhea Planet is not a farce, but an actual group that rules pretty hard. Check out the sketch and learn the meaning of the word “Coachella” below.

Comments (27)
  1. That hurt to watch.

  2. as much as I know everyone likes mocking hipsters, this feels pretty fake.

  3. maybe we found the ultimate hipster-detector

  4. This is part of the reason why I didn’t go to Coachella this year (I had gone the previous five years.)
    The festival has pretty much been gentrified by people who are there for the “experience.”

    It’s harder to get close to the Sahara tent stage at 3pm than it is to get close to the Coachella main stage during a headliner set. That should tell you everything about the new demographics of Coachella. Not to mention there’s a sizable contingent of idiots who spend most of their time at the Do Lab which is art-installation/DJ island where no names DJs spin trashy dubstep and electro.

    I know I sound like a fucking hipster douche but I am generally sad and frustrated about Coachella being taken over by idiots who would rather see the Lumineers over Grimes or see Benny Benassi over Hot Chip/Grizzly Bear/Yeasayer.

    • If you’re concerned about sizable contingents of idiots, I think it’s safe to say you should be steering clear of music festivals in general.

  5. I like how the crowd laughed at Two Door Cinema Club… um, that’s a real band.

  6. Oh right, like YOU have never pretended to have heard a band….

    • I haven’t, but that’s probably because I’m never aware enough in the moment to think that social advantage could be attained by pretending to know.

      • I should clarify. I have been in situations before where somebody mentioned a band that I thought I recognized the name of, and I’ve said something along the lines of: “Yeah, I think I’ve heard them but I’m not too familiar.” In certain cases that band could have not existed and I would have been none the wiser.

        But I don’t think I’d ever say something ridiculous like: “I LOVE THEM! I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THEM LIVE AT COACHELLA!”

        or

        “I’M GOING TO COACHELLA YOU GUYS!”

  7. This is completely dubbed.

  8. Making hipsters look foolish is like shooting fish in a barrel.

  9. To be fair they were probably all blazed as shit.

  10. Not that there aren’t posers at festivals, but this is totally fake and edited with different bands after the fact. C’mon guys.

  11. This reminds me of that awesome Zach Galifianakis bit where he talks about going into record stores and asking about fake bands.

    “Do you guys have the new Frisbee Confusion?”

  12. I’m guilty of this. I did it at work just last week. The coworker I was talking to named a bunch of local folk and punk bands he liked and I had no idea what he was talking about, so I picked one and claimed I knew it. Its reflexive, especially considering the place I work at is all super hip bike people, and I stick out like a sore awkward thumb.

  13. I don’t know if I’m happy with “Punk” being a verb. Damn it, Ashton Kutcher.

  14. fake. these people look ridic’

  15. fake and gay. or rather, just fake. nothing gay about it.

  16. this is stupid and fake. who cares. who knows what the interviewer actually asked them. get a life stereogum. and jimmy kimmel sucks

  17. fake or not the sentiment is there, these people exist. I think the worst of them is the dude who feels obliged to mention his shitty Canadian radio show

  18. What is that, a six barrel Holley carb?
    Edelbrock intakes?
    Myohoff lifters?

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