By: Gemma Mastroianni
Coachella has been a magical experience so far, and we are only one day in. Check out some highlights from yesterday:
The R&B/Soul inspired singer songwriter put on an intimate set featuring tracks such as “Honey,” “Headaches,” “Love Overgrown,” and more. She seemed genuinely excited to be here and shared vulnerable details about each track. Her energy was amazing!
The grooviest way to get some shade is most definitely the Do Lab. They’ve been partnered with Coachella since 2003 and feature up and coming DJ’s, along with a variety of high profile surprise guests (past guests include Skrillex, RL Grime, Zhu, and more.) The tent features a variety of colourful fabrics, lights, water guns, and a fantastic crowd. I caught Rinzen’s set yesterday and it was an eclectic curation of melodic house tracks.
I’ve been waiting to see Peggy Gou for a hot minute, so this was a big one. She absolutely rocked the Yuma tent and I caught her entire 90 minute techno heavy set. The shark disco ball was the cherry on top, and the LED lights across the ceiling of the Yuma tent were mesmerizing.
Louis The Child
The electronic duo had a huge draw at the Outdoor Theatre, and the set was nothing less than spectacular. With three special guests, fireworks, trippy graphics, it was one hell of a party. They were extremely grateful to be there and expressed their gratitude for the opportunity multiple times throughout the set.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
I chose King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard over Harry Styles, which wasn’t an easy decision to make! I’ve seen the Aussie rock band perform in a smaller venue about five years ago but I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see them on an outdoor stage in the desert. Needless to say, this was the most exciting set of the day for me and an exhilarating way to end the day.
King Gizzard put on a performance for the books. Their musicianship and synchronicity as a band is remarkable. Psychedelic graphics complimented the music perfectly, I was truly blown away. They never shy away from playing extended tracks as well, which isn’t something you see often from other bands and artists. It really allows the audience to experience the band for what they are and see them execute the songs in full. The vibe of the crowd vibe was energetic and fun, and the pit was active as ever!
Stay tuned for my day two summary coming tomorrow.