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Coachella 2015 day 1: AC/DC, Caribou, Interpol...

It’s that time of year again—when your newsfeed gets clogged up with sundresses, palm trees, assorted fringe, male tank tops, and this year, a huge caterpillar. Coachella is upon us.

We started off our sunny weekend with Kiesza’s high energy, footwork heavy performance that quickly and easily got everyone pumped up for the rest of the night. A true powerhouse performer, she managed to deliver a strong vocal performance while taking a break to get on the floor and do an impressive worm.

Interpol, who never has a problem commanding a stage, delivered an engaging set mixed with new and old songs. Caribou mellowed out the beginning of the night, in such a way that kept the entire crowd completely mesmerized.

Gorgon City’s live performance truly brought to life electronic music– with an insanely talented live drummer, dynamic instrumentation, and live vocals. They brought out several surprise performers during their set including Jess Glynne and Jennifer Hudson.

Following that performance was Todd Terje and the Olsens, bringing alive the tent with a troupe of dancers spanning in age range of 18 – 60, all outfitted in white smocks and white LED lights and breaking out into infectious choreography.

AC/DC rocked out on the main stage and was every bit as ear splitting rock that you’d expect them to be. Guitar riffs and piercing vocals shot clearly all the way to the iconic Ferris wheel and back. Day or night, the Yuma tent is always a welcome break from the festival masses, a truly authentic discotheque in a desert outfitted with a signature shark disco ball.

My personal favorite stage was closed out by Chris Malinchak and MK, both of whom knew how to get a proper dance party going, even with festival goers who had been on their feet all day. Impressive, and the absolute best way to end an eventful day one.

Photos by Koury Angelo

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