Coachella blew me away this year.  Literally.  High wind advisories and an inconvenient dust storm on Sunday turned the typically clear desert sky into a eerie white fog.  I bounced the chill away during Paul Oakenfold’s epic set in the Sahara tent and shivered through Rodriguez’s “Sugarman” which preceded a soulful thank you to the diminished crowd.   The otherwise clear weekend left me without a voice (an affliction my crew found hilarious) and covered in a layer of dust.  Would I do it again?  Absolutely.

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Mobile art: A snail covered in artistic graffiti slowly moved through the festival the entire weekend.

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The new tent: The increased demand for EDM pushed Goldenvoice into adding a sixth entirely enclosed stage named the Yuma tent.

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Art: The “White House” or “Mirage” had a virtual pool.

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And of course, we were all bathed in Chan Luu.  Love my girls, the experience would never be the same without Austin, Sarah and Samara.

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My musical highlights were Beach House, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Polica, Grimes, and Pretty Lights.  I’m sad to say I missed James Blake and Disclosure, both are a must see for all of you weekend two attendees.  Till next year!

Happy Coachella,

Shannon

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