5 Things That Made Us :), :/, and :( at Coachella 2013 Friday, Weekend 2
"wow" factor than Weekend 1 with it's clear lack of star-studded surprise guests, but I like to consider the second weekend to be the main show to last weekend's warm-up!For the second year in a row, Coachella throws us for a Groundhog's Day loop, giving festival-goers the (almost) identical lineup from last weekend's severely wind-swept music extravaganza. Weekend 2 has historically brought much less in
The usual highlights went to the same winners as last Friday -- Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blur, Johnny Marr -- but this week we were able to catch exceptional sets from a hypnotizing Tegan and Sara, a well-needed hip-hop break from Jurassic 5, and even the Stone Roses (despite their slot switcheroo) performed better than their poorly attended headlining set last Friday.
But let's get into the granular moments of Coachella Weekend 2, Friday with some fun highlights, awkward moments, and "I'm outta here" times!
1. James McCartney Covering Neil Young's "Old Man"
Certainly able to hold his own, James McCartney (son of Paul) performed an on-point cover of Neil Young's "Old Man" during his completely solo set. It's classic and moving song for any performer, but given that McCartney will forever live in the senior Beatle's shadow (and looks an awful like his dad), the song was a little awkward coming from him. But he was nonetheless brilliant on the acoustic guitar, undoubtedly inheriting much of his dad's talent.
2. The Giant Snail Watching Divine Fits With Us
Towering above the Outdoor stage, one of the many eccentric art installations decided to install itself right up in Divine Fits' faces, taking up precious front row real estate. The humungous, mobile hologram and grafitti'd snail stared right at frontman Britt Daniel, whose already pale complexion lent itself to making the musician look fearful for his life. Daniel even joked that if their band didn't play well, the snail will eat them. Perhaps the Stone Roses should've had the snail en garde at their set last weekend (so I've been told).