By Dalal Museitef |A&E Editor|
Bandanas, people hovering over trashcans, overhearing conversations of Molly, okay line-up and overly expensive “hipster food” sums up Coachella 2016.
For the attendees that actually witnessed the casual druggies passed out; this year we can collectively agree that it was not worth the over $200 GA wristband; not including the classy Motel 6 that had no Wi-Fi.
The pros of experiencing the weekend was comfortably hiding in the media lounge where we hoarded free bottles of water and ice cream that refreshed our sandy mouths.
While the first two days consisted of one hour gaps, it was the third day that overwhelmed and brought out my inner fangirl from high school.
Coachella’s main stage had back-to-back performances by Matt and Kim, The 1975, Major Lazer, Sia, and Calvin Harris.
The oldest power couple, Matt and Kim, brought out an odd surprise guest, a piñata version of Donald Trump and told the 500+ crowd that they are sick of the news that is surfacing on TV. Matt and Kim then threw “Trump” in the crowd to be torn apart.
Stuffing ourselves closer to the front row, Major Lazer and Calvin Harris made their crowd sweat even more.
Although Sia hid in the corner, her performance was the most legendary; her dancers stole the show.
Cameos from Maddie Ziegler, Kristen Wiig, and Paul Dano showed on the video version that played for thousands to see.
Despite the stinky mobs of people, I would say the performances and creative non-drugged out “hipsters” made my experience less overwhelming.
Phillipilo born Antonio Cuna is behind the magic that is Sweater Beats.
Growing up Cuna listened to hip-hop and R&B and was inspired by R-Kelly.
During his set at the DO-LAB, Cuna had a range of tracks that flowed effortlessly to each songs.
His world tour begins in Oct. through Dec., including shows in LA, Santa Ana and San Diego.
Strangers You Know
The rarest of all ‘chella performers is without a doubt, Strangers You Know.
Vocialist Grady Lee, snuck into Coachella a few years ago with no idea that the future of the “Srangers” was yards away.
According to actually attendee, Adam Haagen, said throughout the festival Lee was lucking Haagan and his friends.
A few months later faith happened and both moved to from the floor of Coachella to the stage.