Posted in music | pictures on April 18, 2011

photos by David Andrako

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As you know, Arcade Fire played a light-up beach ball-filled headlining show on Saturday, and Odd Future made their presence known to crowd members, security and those watching Lil B, but other exciting stuff, like the reunited Big Audio Dynamite killing it (and bringing some to tears), happened too. The only unfortunate part of BAD's set was that Wire, who people keep reporting was "underattended," were on at the same time. Wire was also up against the very popular Mumford & Sons who played before Animal Collective who played before Arcade Fire.

Animal Collective got their usual mixed reaction thanks in part to their usual choice of playing whatever they want no matter how big the crowd and who's on before and after them. Anonymous | April 17, 2011 6:32 AM said, "fuck animal collective. people went to the festival to have fun [,not] to have images of cum projected for an hour while the boring drones. they had the deadest crowd i've seen on the main stage so far." Anonymous | April 17, 2011 8:25 AM basically agrees and said, "AC should have never been allowed on that stage in that time slot. The worst." Anonymous | April 17, 2011 1:33 PM says, "guys AC just sucks, this ain't no new mystery.... it's almost as if they try extra hard just to be that terrible and make the crowd feel like a bunch of tools for giving them money... They're prob just a social experiment by banksy anyway." But Anonymous | April 17, 2011 3:22 PM asks, "so AC sucks for trying to make innovative, artistically rewarding music instead of god-awful corporate college-rock like arcade fire? every song is like, the same four chords played over and over and over again."

Mumford & Sons went on after Bright Eyes who went on after Broken Social Scene who went on after Erykah Badu aka Erica Abi Wright aka Loretta Brown aka Annie aka Analog Girl in the Digital World aka Medulla Oblongata, etc. (she was great despite technical difficulties).

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Neko Case helped make the New Pornographers shine under hot sun. Empire of the Suns won best costumes of the day. Phoenix New Times says...

"Also, I suppose yesterday was the "Fuck Arizona" day at Coachella -- Jenny & Johnny, Bright Eyes and One Day as a Lion all had sets during the day. I actually saw someone wearing a Sound Strike t-shirt on Friday. Wearing that shirt to a music festival is doing about as much as de la Rocha and Oberst are collectively doing to combat SB 1070."
The third and final day of Coachella 2011 is underway and streaming on the internet as I type this. Our pictures from Friday are HERE. Check out more pictures from Saturday, below...

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Comments (28)

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Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 12:15 AM

Ooooohhh Animal Collective backlash. FINALLY, I've been waiting for this since like 2006! Looks like everyone finally pulled their heads out from up their own asses to realize just how fucking terrible these guys are live!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 12:20 AM

Looking at those pictures of Mumford and Sons made me hate them even more.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 12:29 AM

1) AC haven't made a decent album since Feels
2) Mumford guy looks like the singer from Grizzly Bear....Ed? Brown haird dude
3) Why was Broken Social Scene's set so short...40 mins?
4) For those that are there, how many bros and mongos did you run into?
5) I'm betting Warpaint and Foals were the best sets of the weekend

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 12:36 AM

You hairlips are always ready to pounce on someone. just cuz animal collective didn't play "my girls" y'all start whining. AC's set looked incredible and I heard shit went bonkers on "Brother Sport".

Really getting tired of Mumford & Sons. Meh. Predicting a sophomore slump there.

I watched Warpaint online. They were fucking incredible. The drummer was stupid good and two of those girls are flat out drop dead gorgeous.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 12:44 AM

oh wow i will do bad things to the girl at the Broken Social Scene set
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/coachella/2011/day2/48.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 12:54 AM

lol @ the AC backlash, when the new album drop, the haters are also going to drop to their knees with their mouth open

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 12:56 AM

lol @ the AC backlash, when the new album drop, the haters are also going to drop to their knees with their mouth open

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 12:57 AM

Lots went wrong during the AC set... At the top of that list is when I dropped a pita triangle in a mud puddle. Sucked!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 1:06 AM

This girl is asking for trouble and boy shes gonna' git it.
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/coachella/2011/day2/48.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 1:08 AM

ac at festivals is always a misfire. look @ panda at p4k last year. now most people are into the tomboy tunes

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 1:10 AM

On stage for GAYNGS, The National, and Kanye? Justin Vernon is having the best weekend ever.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 2:32 AM

Am I the only one that doesn't like Warpaint? They are soooooooooo boring!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 3:13 AM

watched the Kanye stream so good!! hope he does MSG or Summerstage...

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 3:26 AM

lulz at quoting BV anonymous commentators in BV articles COME ON

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 8:08 AM

Mumford and Sons will be headlining this whole festival next year. Get ready, 2012 belongs to MUMFORD.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 9:04 AM

A few things:
1. Bright Eyes needs to hang em' up.
2. White people love Mumford & Sons!
3. The Tallest Man on Earth needs to eat a sandwich!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 9:46 AM

The Skinniest Man on Earth

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 10:22 AM

Good to see Erykah Badu doing her best Nina Hagen. You go, girl!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 10:50 AM

Erykah cracks my shit up. She looks completely nuts in those photos but I still love her. As for mumford and sons, ok we get the throwback. I am not too impressed. I like how they dress like they just stepped out of a The Band photoshoot but they have about 5% of The Band's talent. As for Bright Eyes, enough is enough.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 18, 2011 11:39 AM


No reports on Ariel Pink "meltdown"

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 12:59 PM

erica bad do sucks, mumford sucks. the kills were the only good act on saturday.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 12:59 PM

coverage of coachella reminds me of when you go to a sports game and they show some lame celebrity who'se at the game. like yea that's going to totally validate me being there..

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 1:40 PM

No mention of Empire of the Sun? Shit was pretty entertaining.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 3:51 PM

3:13 - yeah, but they're hot so apparently that's all that matters.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 5:05 PM

Sweet, didn't know the bartenders at the Richardson were in Mumford & Sons!

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 11:31 AM

Thank you for the picture, David! It was a pleasure meeting you in the Rose Garden (my friend Derrick had the red Holga) - kind and friendly people are what make Coachella the wonderful experience it is :)

Posted by Ariel | April 19, 2011 6:56 PM

haha that's derrick from mega64

Posted by wil | December 12, 2011 11:06 AM

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