Coachella 2013 Saturday Fieldnotes: Skrillex Derps Out, a Ball-full of Diplo, and a Shirtless Action Bronson
The strangest things we saw, heard, and smelled Weekend 1
A troupe of hardcore New Order superfans showed up in the pit at the Mojave tent for the band’s 11:35 p.m. set wearing T-shirts bearing lyrics from the band’s most beloved songs. They were blissfully only somewhat superannoying once the show started.
Danny Brown hanging out in the media tent with an expression so pained, you’d think somebody had murdered his puppy.
Savages frontwoman Jehnny Beth rocking out to the Make-Up in the Gobi tent wearing her stage outfit from earlier in the day (all black and a pair of bright-pink pumps).
Veteran Cali pop-punk act the Descendents took a while to soundcheck on the Outdoor Stage, which was remarkable because we’d never seen a band soundcheck at all at Coachella, ever.
The two things that Diplo threw into the crowd during Major Lazer’s set: Vuvuzelas and himself, in the clear, plastic ball pioneered by Wayne Coyne.
2 Chainz apologized to his (very large) crowd for his abbreviated set time, admitting “That was my fault.” Yes, yes it was. (He showed up onstage at least 20 minutes late.)