Oh Coachella, you’re still a bit of “a thing,” aren’t you? California’s premier famous people looking at things outdoors and sometimes being racist for “fashion” reasons shindig has returned for weekend one of its 2016 go-around. So far we’ve had a surprise appearance from Kanye West, a surprise appearance from Seal and the gaggle of folks you might expect in the crowd.
There’s also the scheduled acts, if you’re into that sort of thing.
LCD Soundsystem’s triumphant return finally reached the Friday headliner portion of their journey. You wanted a hit? Good news! James Murphy & Co. obliged with crowdpleasers like “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House,” Losing My Edge” and “All My Friends” making the setlist cut. The genre-blurring NYC dance outfit also provided some bonus treats for the audience in the form of a pair of nods to other legends. (This may come as a surprise to the enormous number of attendees that elected to see Jack Ü instead for some reason.)
Homage was paid to the late David Bowie in Indio via a gorgeous cover of his 1977 classic “Heroes.” There’s no rule saying they couldn’t have included the Godzilla sounds from the Wallflowers take on the tune, but everyone has their own way of doing things.
That wasn’t the only bit of tribute. Saturday Coachella big fonters Guns N’ Roses were also acknowledged with a sliver of the Use Your Illusion I epic “November Rain.” Sadly, no one jumped through a wedding cake for it.
(via Consequence of Sound)