“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.
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.
Winds whipped across the eastern Coachella Valley as more than 80,000 people crowded in for the final day of Coachella, Weekend One.
While the temperature usually heats up above normal during festival weekends, mercury only hit 85 degrees on Sunday — a dip below the 87-degree normal for the day.
A steady wind of up to 20 mph has blown through, with gusts hitting 31 mph by about 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
The weather prompted a warning from Goldenvoice to campers: Secure your camp site and remove the tops from pop-up tents.
Check out this view from The Desert Sun editor Liz Kelly Nelson, who shot this video clip from the top of the famous Le Grande Wheel at Coachella:
Quick view from the top of La Grande Wheel ferris wheel on the festival grounds…
It only costs $5 for the most spectacular view at the venue. Not only do you get a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains, but from high atop the Ferris Wheel all the music fans look like hippy, sunburned, bikini top-wearing ants.