Monday, May 01, 2006


Coachella was freaking amazing. Here is my review of Coachella this year. I was front and center the whole time in the Sahara tent. Colette was a good start to the night on Saturday at 5PM. She sang a little bit and played a lot of house. Then Derick Carter came on at 6:00 and rocked the house with house and techno. Perfect lead up to Carl Cox. Carl Cox came on at 7PM and did a 2 hour set. It was awesome. I saw punk rockers dancing to Carl Cox. It was definitely a great set. Everyone was dancing like crazy. After Carl Cox finished the Audio Bullys came on. They sucked. No one danced at all for the first five minutes. Then I left because they were bad. I saw Damian Marley and Depeche Mode. Stars of the night Daft Punk came on at 11PM and played til midnight. Until then only dance music fans were in the Sahara tent. But almost everyone at Coachella went to see Daft Punk (48,000 people total most of them were there). I saw them for 20 minutes because I had to go look for my friend but they rocked. They kept a ton of people who don't usually like dance music. A friend of mine who is a rocker went and loved Daft Punk. I was front and center the whole time until I left for Damian Marley and came back for Daft Punk I was outside watching them on the big screen and listening to them.

Kristina Sky started at noon and totally rocked the house. I got there late at 1:15PM and she was supposed to end at 1:30PM. Her set was freaking amazing and the crowd totally loved her. She had everyone dancing like crazy in 100 degree weather. Gabriel & Dresden let her play for an extra 30 minutes. The crowd was totally into her. A lot of people had never heard of her and thought she was completely awesome. Perfect lead up to Gabriel & Dresden. They had a great show. I had to leave at 2:40PM but I loved their set. I am sure it just got better and better. Since it was 100 degrees Sunday, I wore my bikini top and shortshorts and a blue cowboy hat and drank water and was fanning myself the whole time. Kristina Sky recognized me and waved to me and said hi. Dresden saw me waving to him and pumping my arms in the air and he waved back to me and pumped his arms back at me and was looking at me for a good couple of seconds(5-10). I was sad I had to leave early. I had a hard time leaving Gabriel & Dresden.

So all in all Coachella had a great dance tent and I loved it. Little tidbit about the tent. There was dancing room!!! Imagine that! Dancing room when you are 10 feet in front of Carl Cox. Dancing room when you are 10 feet in front of Gabriel & Dresden. The reason it worked out was becauase they divided the tent into three areas divided by black metal little fences and there were two entrances to the very front of the tent were I was with a guard at each gate. That way if you were really into dancing you could go in the front. If you just wanted to dance a little you could go in the middle. And if you just wanted to sit down or lay down you could go in the back and chill.

Derick Carter played a techno remix of Kanye's Golddigger. I really liked it. Sunday was supposed to be a great night. I had to leave early though too bad. Gabriel & Dresden played a remix of Gnarls Barley's Crazy. Kristina Sky played Coldplay's Talk(Junkie XL remix)It was a great song to play there. Gabriel & Dresden played Tracking Treasure down and it was great.

Interestingly the music was least loud in front of the DJ. It was much louder on the sides and in the back. The only thing that sucked about it was that there were a ton of people smoking and drinking there. I am really glad I got to see Kristina Sky live. I had a great time and I can't wait til Electric Daisy Carnival and Giant Village this summer.

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