Coachella 2017 breezed through its second day on Saturday as if it wasn’t nearly 100 degrees out and that Radiohead wasn’t totally screwed with those technical difficulties the night before. In fact, Day 2 couldn’t have been more ideal, as teens bounded through the trampled grass, headphoned babies wobbled on their parents’ shoulders and moms smoked weed with their adult daughters for the first time. It was truly a loving atmosphere — starting with the offsite parties and ending with Lady Gaga’s heart-swelling main stage performance. Here are a few sets that made Saturday happy:
Future could keep a party going by himself pretty easily. But for a special set at Coachella, the rapper wasn’t going to pull off the whole thing solo. Through the gig, Future corralled Ty Dolla Sign for “Blasé” and Migos for “Bad & Boujee.” However, when the opening notes of “Jumpman” played, those who were en route to Schoolboy Q’s set at the stage next door came racing back to the main stage. Like Brad Pitt running from the zombie apocalypse, Drake fans coursed to watch them perform the beloved What A Time To Be Alive cut, along with “Gyalchester” and “Fake Love.”
Before Coachella even started, corporate parties boasted rivaling lineups and free drinks. Mountain Dew busted out their new Label Series (it’s like a craft beer version of soda, I guess) with a celebration from G-Eazy, who took the stage at the Musicland Hotel in Palm Springs. Unlike Future, who got the help of his friends, G-Eazy pulled off his collaboration-heavy catalogue with only a DJ, playing stuff like “Guala,” “Me, Myself & I” and “Good Life.” With sweat soaking through his shirt, he joined the crowd as he jumped off stage and later grabbed someone’s phone to document the pre-Coachella moment.
Two Door Cinema Club
Not going to lie — I had no intention of seeing Two Door Cinema Club, but we just so happened to cross paths. TDCC played the main stage just as I plopped down to eat a $16 gyro on the polo grounds. With the proper amount of college nostalgia, the Irish band reintroduced favorites like “What You Know” and “Something Good Can Work,” along with their equally as catchy and high-fretted single, “Bad Decisions,” from 2016. With the sun just starting to set over the mountains, Coachella-goers used Two Door Cinema Club as a soundtrack to their last-minute sun-frolicking, which had groups of friends twirling each other around and basking in the 98-degree heat like it wasn’t slowly baking our insides.