- on April 17, 2012
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival began the past Friday, April 13th, in Indo, CA. As music fanatics know, Coachella kicks off festival season, which means summer is almost here
The beautiful scenery, ornate sets, and impressive lineup at the festival made it really hard to narrow down my favorite moments of the first weekend, but I tried my best.
Here are a few highlights from Coachella 1:
1. Swedish House Mafia’s Finale
SHM was the perfect way to kick off the celebration, and as the first set of the festival, this dynamic trio set the tone for the weekend. This club banger from back in the Fall sounded better than ever and the light show was mesmerizing.
2. Azealia Banks’ US Debut
Coachella is known for transforming young artists into superstars, and Azealia Banks is my top candidate, this year, for a post-Coachella success story. It’s official; she has finally arrived and is about to blow up this summer.
3. Childish Gambino’s Saturday Afternoon Performance
As another rookie in the game, Childish Gambino’s perfect performance is definitely going to gain him respect. Gambino’s calm demeanor and interactive performance makes you forget he entered the music scene only a few months ago.
4. Eminem and Dr. Dre’s Collaboration
Even after over a decade of stardom, Eminem still knows how to put on one hell of a show. His stage presence and energy is electrifying, even when watching him perform on a computer screen.
5. Tupac’s Reserection
Coachella is notorious for pulling off big stunts, and I thought last year’s LED beach ball drop during the Arcade Fire’s performance was mind blowing. That was until I saw the video from the last set on Sunday night. All I can say is, this $100,000 masterpiece is going to be nearly impossible to beat, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year’s surprise! I get chills every time I watch this video:
Can’t wait for Weekend 2!! Stay tuned…