Coachella 2014

Weekend One, Day Two Report


List of Bands We Saw:

Julian Casablancas

The Head and the Heart



The Pixies


Pharrell Williams




Good — for awhile. It was a beautiful sunny day in the high 80s until around 7 PM the wind picked up, echoing last year’s Sunday night dust storm, earning the title DustChella. Though this year’s dust storm wasn’t as bad, it lasted the rest of the evening, forcing fans to wear sunglasses until 1 in the morning to protect their eyes.


Favorite Show:

MGMT on the Main Stage during dinner time on Saturday might have topped our list. It didn’t hurt that they decided to play the usual fan favorites, instead of avoiding them like they tend to do at headlining shows. Fans went nuts for “Kids,” “Electric Feel,” and “Time to Pretend”.


Big Surprises:

Beyonce came out during her sister Solange’s set. Her husband Jay Z made an appearance during Nas’s show. P Diddy also came out during the set.

Pharrell Williams brought out numerous special guests, including Nelly, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg and Gwen Stefani. He later teased an entrance for Robin Thicke, which unfortunately did not happen.

Photos by Sam Engel