Coachella Day 1

Coachella 2011 - Day 1 (April 15) by Terris Schneider

Coachella 2011 - Day 1 (April 15) by Terris Schneider

Coachella Day 1 (April 15 2011) report and photos

Our intern Terris Schneider is embedded (i.e., we couldn’t get a photo pass) at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. She’ll be sending pics and a daily update; here’s what she had to say about Day 1, April 15:

“Highlights of Coachella yesterday were Sleigh Bells followed by Cut Copy. Both put on great shows and everyone was dancing. Other great bands of the day were Tame Impala, the Rural Alberta Advantage, Lauryn Hill, and Titus Andronicus.

“The most disappointing performance of the day was Cee-lo‘s. He showed up very late so he only played a few songs.  His performance of the first few songs was very poor, and then he broke out the Gnarls Barkley hit ‘Crazy’ and the crowd started to warm up, and of course, everyone enjoyed ‘Fuck You’ but there was still a low energy. He also ended his set with his piano player playing ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ and was rudely cut off by the sound engineers and everyone booed. Cee-lo was pissed off, as were the fans. He didn’t deserve to be cut off like that, it was super harsh. Not good at all, and super disappointing.”

Coachella 2011 - Day 1 (April 15) by Terris Schneider

Coachella 2011 - Day 1 (April 15) by Terris Schneider

Coachella 2011 - Day 1 (April 15) by Terris Schneider

Coachella 2011 - Day 1 (April 15) by Terris Schneider

Coachella 2011 - Day 1 (April 15) by Terris Schneider

Excision at Coachella 2011 April 15. Terris Schneider photo

Excision at Coachella 2011 April 15. Terris Schneider photo

Titus Andronicus at Coachella 2011 April 15. Terris Schneider photo

Titus Andronicus at Coachella 2011 April 15. Terris Schneider photo

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