(Photo provided by Global Inheritance)
The artistic recycling bins that made their home at Coachella could be coming to a school near you.
Global Inheritance — the Los Angeles-based company behind the bins — posted on its website:
“After two spectacular weekends of Coachella and saving bottles/cans from the clutches of trash cans, the redesigned recycling bins are ready for their next tour stop – your school.”
Selected schools in Southern California will receive three to 10 redesigned recycling bins.
Check out the website for eligibility requirements and how to apply.
“Glee” star Chris Colfer appeared on “Ellen” on Thursday — and they spent the first several minute of the interview talking about Coachella.
Ellen — who flashed a photo of the famous ferris wheel and the Coachella snail on the screen behind them — asked Colfer about his first time at the festival.
Fans applaud as OMD performs in the Gobi tent during the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio,CA, Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Michael Snyder/The Desert Sun)
Festival producer Goldenvoice announced an attendance figure for its Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals this month that is larger than the population of Coachella Valley.
Arrests dropping during all three festival weekends for Coachella and Stagecoach.
Police made a total of 171 arrests over two Coachella weekends, down from 235 last year. They made 124 arrests during Stagecoach, down from 174 last year. During all three weekends, the majority on alcohol- and drug-related charges — and, most popularly, underage drinking.
More than 80,000 people paid for entrance into the sold-out Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival each weekend. An estimated 45,000 people paid to get into Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.
Law enforcement from across Southern California are tapped to be on the grounds — including the four police departments in the valley (Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Indio and Palm Springs) and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Here’s the recap of arrest numbers, from Indio police:
Coachella vs. Stagecoach 2013: Views from the ferris wheel (Kate McGinty/The Desert Sun)
The moment the two weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival wrap, most of the grounds are torn down.
With the kickoff to Stagecoach, the grounds have been realigned, with the Mane Stage sitting between what had been the old Outdoor Theatre and Gobi Tent.
The Gobi, Mojave and Sahara tents have been transformed — the Toyota tent is a haven for arts and crafts, then performances in the Mustang and Palomino tents.
An hour before his set at one of the biggest music festivals in the country, Robbert van de Corput blended into the crowd. The 25-year-old lounged unassumingly on the couch in the Coachella press tent and shook his hand to introduce himself as Robbert.
Hardwell is photographed on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Coachella in Indio, Calif. (Crystal Chatham/The Desert Sun)
When he stepped into the DJ booth in the Sahara Tent, though, his alternate persona — this one known by the stage name Hardwell — exploded into life.
The Dutch DJ threw his arms in the air on Sunday, the small grin rarely leaving his face as he orchestrated the music that had a sweaty mob of people roaring at every switch of a song.
And it’s not just the 80,000 people at Coachella. People everywhere love this guy.
Thank God for second chances.
This time around, as the Red Hot Chili Peppers closed out Coachella, Anthony Keidis didn’t have enough sand in his lungs to “throw up a small sand box.”
The finale still wasn’t spectacular. There no holograms. There weren’t any surprise guests or or stand-out moments.
But in their fourth performance at the festival — assuming this year counts as two appearances — the famous lead singer showed off his familiar pipes. They brought their reliable energy and guitar riffs to the main stage.
The sweltering heat of the desert was subsiding on the final evening of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, but the crowd was still sweating.
Music fans were packed like sardines, shoulder to shoulder, at the performance of Social Distortion on the second Sunday of the festival, but many of them weren’t there to enjoy the punk-rock band.
Mike Ness lead Social Distortion on the main stage at the final weekend of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival. (Beth Roessner/The Desert Sun)
As lead singer Mike Ness performed a set riddled with the band’s hits, many attendants just stood there, some barely bopping to the tunes. While some were waiting for the following act, Vampire Weekend, many were waiting patiently for the headliner, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Attendees of the final weekend of the Coachella Valley Music Fest show little dismay that they were unable to attend the first weekend.
Typically regarded as the better of the two with cooler temperatures and more surprises, there are still some who prefer the subsequent weekend.
“Silly people complain about weekend two,” said Eden Graham. “So what? You’re still getting the opportunity to attend.”
The Sahara tent is where I plan to wrap up my Coachella. (Brian Indrelunas, The Desert Sun)
I did pretty well on my Coachecklist for Saturday
, but on Sunday, there’s no room for postponement.
Here’s what’s on my agenda today: Continue Reading