Kids At Coachella Lie About Digging Fake Bands, Jimmy Kimmel Again Proves He Is An Evil Genius

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Kids At Coachella Lie About Digging Fake Bands, Jimmy Kimmel Again Proves He Is An Evil Genius

By TK | Videos | April 23, 2013 | Comments ()


On the one hand, I kind of feel bad because this is far from the first time stupid young people have lied about shit just to feel cool. I'm fairly certain that I did it back when I cared about such things.

But on the other hand, if we can't laugh at the missteps of our youth, then what the hell's the point of getting older? And it's in that spirit that Jimmy Kimmel, bless his heart, sent a correspondent to Coachella, the giant three-day hipster/hippie fest where people listen to music, do a mess of drugs and don't bathe or make good choices. And that correspondent interviewed a bunch of goofy-ass kids (and a couple of adults, sadly) and peppered them with fake band names in an effort to get them to show that they're goofy-ass kids who'll lie about obscure bands in order to sound cool.

Which the kids did, in spades. Chances are, making up the band names was the best part -- as we already know, it's a favorite activity of ours 'round these parts.

So here you go. You'll wince a little, but it's worth it.

(h/t: Gawker)

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  • oilybohunk7

    Everytime I see a picture from Coachella I think "Is looking like an asshole the dresscode?"

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Afraid to look stupid so you wind up looking stupider. Age + maturity x I don't give a shit = making a fool of yourself to look cool when you are a kid. It's embarrassing but we all go through it.

  • this is my concept for what the imaginary music of dude get the fuck out of my pool should sound like.

  • ,

    Betamax Guillotine

  • kirbyjay

    Celebrity Monkeys, in honor of the Beib

  • I call foul! My band name should have won all the things! Everyone wants the T-shirt from the Sir Cumcision and the 4 Skins "Cuts Like a Knife" tour!

  • Mrs. Julien

    Muppet Death Threat! The classics never die.

    If I were a person to point out such things, which I am not, I would take the opportunity presented herein to rail against our Overlords, Disqus (while pointing out that I still pronounce it like the sport), and the casting into the darkness of our old comments. "Whither our cleverness?", I would mournfully bleat. "Whither our bitch and scathe, our mock and droll?" What right have you to deny the internet world planet universe such gems as -

    I was fired for subordination once. I was a dominatrix at the time.

    and -

    What is the opposite of a sausage fest?
    A clambake?

    Certainly I might remember, but what of the ages?

  • SorayaS

    Wait, it's not pronounced like the sport?!

  • SabrinaHatesDisqus

    Nope, it's not. Discuss.

  • Mrs. Julien

    One more reason to hate it. Am I right, SabrinaHatesDisqus?

  • jon29

    I remember, and I'm still scandalized/titillated from before. </mercy>

  • Robert

    Clambake is such a lovely image. The female contestants on Penny Arcade's Strip Search are using that to label themselves.

  • They should have asked if they've heard of "baby in a straightjacket." This music festival looks like my idea of hell on earth.

  • YES. Just throw out Mouse Rat, Scarecrow Boat, Scrotation Marks...

  • I was on a major touring music festival one summer as part of a video crew. At the after parties kids would always ask us if we were in a band and we'd always make up names. The reactions were the same as these, people always pretended to know who we were. My all time favorite fake name was Omnox Device.

  • Ian Fay

    IMO, he's been brilliant ever since he did a bit on The Man Show many moons ago with a fake petition to "end women's suffrage".

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    One of my favorite bits of all time! What I love is how a random older dude starts heckling him for what he's doing - telling him awful he is for misleading people.

    Just amazing.

  • poopnado

    I remember seeing that and being pretty ashamed. Come on ladies, get your shit together.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    That is a classic (and very distressing) bit.

  • SchmidtUltra

    It's Coachella. Were these kids sober? Eh, tough to say. Depending on their mental state, they could have actually thought they were seeing The Obesity Epidemic. Or they could have just dubbed over the actual questions.

  • alwaysanswerb

    Given the high volume of crop tops, The Obesity Epidemic actually seems to shy away from Coachella

  • OMGLookPanda

    I love, "Get the Fuck Out of My Pool"!!

  • Mariazinha

    Soooo fake!! The dubbed interviewer's voice and she never shows up... I think they changed the questions..
    But also hilarious! :)
    I wish they had done it for real.. Would have worked.

  • Matt C.

    Two Door Cinema Club IS a real band. A shitty real band, but they made that guy seem like a complete idiot for saying he played them on the radio, when he probably did.

  • kirbyjay

    Beat me to it. Didn't Kimmel say there was one real band among the fakes? Two Door Cinema Club would be it.....or is it Tokyo Police Club? or Culture Club.......

  • junierizzle

    Yeah, they kinda tricked that guy.

  • Mariazinha

    The made up part there was the album's name.. Kimmel said there was a real band in the interviews..

  • alwaysanswerb

    I didn't watch the whole video because I couldn't stand the second-hand embarrassment, but did Kimmel clarify at the end which one was real? Because I feel like he got the most laughs for saying he played them on the radio, even though it was probably true.

  • junierizzle

    Two Door Cinema Club is real, they tricked the guy at the last second with the fake album name.

  • alwaysanswerb

    I know, which is why I was hoping Kimmel clarified at the end that the guy saying he played them on the radio show wasn't completely bullshitting.

    And what on earth is worth downvoting in my completely benign comment?

  • BWeaves


    Let me introduce you to my favorite new word, Fremdschämen. A German term which describes the process of being vicariously embarrassed by someone else.

    The Germans have a word for everything.

  • Karen

    i am crippled by this, i walk out of the room if this kind of crap is on TV. I CANNOT DEAL

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    Totally agree, I can't stand all the embarrassment TV. I even get queasy in movies where the nerd invariably does something over the top to impress the girl which results in humiliation. This is different from the later scene in the movie where the nerd does something over the top that the girl will like, thus leading to the kiss. You can tell which is which by where it comes in the movie (and by the background music).

  • Mr_Zito

    Don't know about the german thing, but in Portuguese we have the expression "vergonha alheia", which could be translated as something like "other's embarassment" or "other's shame", since shame and embarassment are the same word here. I could say "I stopped watching it because it gave me other's shame". It doesn't really work in english, but it's close. You guys need some new words.

  • oilybohunk7

    We are too busy adding "words" like 'irregardles' to the dictionary because so many people messed it up that they just made it a thing.

  • alwaysanswerb

    Ah, fucking perfect. I knew it wasn't schadenfreude, but ty Germans for having my back on (seemingly) everything having to do with how I feel about other people

  • $27019454

    "the giant three-day hipster/hippie fest where people listen to music, do a mess of drugs and don’t bathe or make good choices." Why can't we just call this 'the weekend' like we did when I was a teen?

  • NateMan

    Hey, I always bathed. There's no excuse in Western Civilization for being a smelly bastard.

  • BWeaves

    Gotopus, I love those band names.

    Darling hubby and I were talking last night about one of my all time favorite movies, "Local Hero." I love the band in the movie because the name of the band emblazoned on the bass drum is either "The Ace Tones" or "The Acetones." You can't quite tell because the spacing between the letters is a bit off, and half the band are very Gaelic and the other half are punk rock looking.

  • eeky

    You have fine taste in films, I bet you like 42 year old whiskey too.

  • BWeaves

    YES, but I'll take four eight year olds and a ten year old.

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