I’m just gonna put it out there — Coachella has jumped the shark. Vanessa Hudgens wore a Native American headdress and Tupac Shakur — you know, allegedly dead Tupac — performed with Snoop Dogg. How? As a hologram. I mean come on. Can’t the man fake his death and rest safely on an island with Biggie in peace? [via Crushable]
Coachella just kicked off music festival season, which means ironic teepees, face paint, and other ridiculous ripoffs of Native American culture abound. Take, for example, this feathered headdress, which is currently being sold by Free People for $438. Cultural appropriation issues aside, how annoying would it be to stand behind someone wearing this during a show? Umm, ma’am? You’re totally blocking my view of Bon Iver. [Free People]
It’s Coachella time! Coachella! You’re missing it! So am I. But what are we really missing by not being out at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California? Some bands? Sure. But how many people really go to Coachella for the bands? As festival-goers begin straggling in for the first of two weekends of pool parties, industry events and oh yeah, music, we caught some classic Coachella scenes. Just so we’d know what we’d be missing.
It feels like we’ve been waiting forever, but Coachella has officially arrived! The festival has gotten so huge that this year it will span over two consecutive — each sold out! — weekends. While there are a ton of incredible acts to look forward to, we can’t help but recognize the bevy of beautiful, talented, and fierce lady rockers who will grace the stage and are sure to put on kick-ass shows. Click through to find out why we think each of these 20 chicks will rock Coachella’s world. Read more…
If we’re to believe the news being leaked out of Coachella Festival headquarters, this year’s double weekend Coachella Festival, held in Indio, California on April 13-15 and April 20-22, is going to be like taking a fantastical ride in the wayback machine to the mid-’90s. Supposedly the fest’s headliners are No Doubt, Foo Fighters and Radiohead. And also appearing: Fiona Apple (!), Chris Cornell, Underworld (remember “Born Slippy”?) and Nada Surf. Oh sure, there are some current bands playing too — like Best Coast and Wild Flag — but the headliners are all a zillion years old.
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I was really feeling Kelly Osbourne‘s retro dress and hat combination and the Rebecca Minkoff “Boyfriend” bag. But that was until I scrolled down to the socks. Why, why, why? The dress already hits her in an awkward place, and the ankle socks cut her off even more. I’m not even going to discuss the shoes. Keep reading »
I guess someone wandered around Coachella throwing water-filled condoms in people’s faces? It was hot, so I suppose they liked it. Since this is 2010, someone was there to videotape the results, and because this is the internet, someone did a second version in which the condom water bombs are seen exploding in reverse slow motion. The effect is completely strange. Is this CGI? Is this real life? Is this actually happening? I feel like this is some sort of subliminal advertising campaign for Terminator-brand condoms. You never know. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
For the past 10 years, the Coachella Music Festival has brought hundreds of thousands of panting people to Indio, CA to shake their moneymakers. [NY Times]. So, put on an ironic tee, grab a PBR, and climb on the shoulders of some dude you just met in Elvis Costello specs. It’ll feel just like being there, I promise.
After the jump, highlights from the festival, including Paul McCartney (dedicating his set to his dear departed Linda), Leonard Cohen, and M.I.A. glowing in the dark. Keep reading »