November 24th, 2015
Archive for the ‘SURF’ Category
OutKast, Main Stage closing set Friday Night
Friday night marked the reuniting of one of the most influential acts in rap music, albeit for a crowd that maybe wasn’t ready or as generally excited for such the momentous occasion. Saving radio hits for the closing numbers they pulled from a set list spanning their entire career, including “Aquemini,” “Skew It On A Barbeque,” and an explosive version of “Bombs Over Baghdad,” to start off the set. Several guests joined them throughout their performance including Future debuting a new track, Sleepy Brown joining in for “So Fresh and So Clean” and most impressively Janelle Monae gracing the stage for her collaborative performance of “Tightrope,” with Andrew 3000. A weary crowd, half dominated by a pre-Stankonia generation of EDM enthusiasts, didn’t give quite the response that most would anticipate for the kick off to a massive summer festival tour. Die hard fans however, were pleasantly surprised by the song choice and were bouncing along in camaraderie the entire set.
Highlights from Haim, Ty Segall, Celeb sightings and more insanity in Indio. (more…)
COACHELLA DAY 2: THE STYLE
Holy Wind-chella, dust storms abound. If you didn’t realize yet, mother-nature sure let you know today that this festival is definitely in a desert. What started as a nice cooling breeze in the beginning of the day became full force gales, come nightfall. Needless to say, the Saturday crowds came ready to party yet few were anticipating the drastically inconvenient weather change. Outfits appropriate upon entering the gates, quickly played second fiddle to “creative” wraps and make shift wind protection.
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Follow SWELL around the Grounds of the Coachella Music Festival and witness the worlds gnarliest congregation of savages. (more…)