Kele Okareke of Bloc Party touring on his solo album, really rocked the Gobi tent!
The 2011 Coachella music festival. Nice to be back for a 6th year for me. This year's first day saw some of the highest highs and lowest lows for my years attending. Goldenvoice really upped their game as far as audio visuals for the sets, and the installations on the grounds are magical at night. The sets have been some of the best I've seen in Indio.
It took us forever to get out last night though. For some reason, they would not let the ADA lot out from after a certain time and until 1:45am when the festival was over. We sat in the lot for 45 minutes and by that time there was a huge back up. We crept along through police poorly directing traffic, and didn't get back to the resort until 2:45am. As we were on the field at 1:30pm, it made for a ridiculously long day. I've never gotten in that late from Coachella, even when staying on the other side of the valley.
The bands we saw were:
The Rural Alberta Advantage
The Morning Benders
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The selection of bands was huge, and I barely saw some people through the day. I had a great time though, up until the end.