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May 03, 2006

Coachella part 1

Coachella kicked my ass this year, I'm sick! I was reminded that I got sick last year too but I was able to nip it in the butt by the end of the trip. Not so this year. Right now I could breath but my throat is sore. Anyhow, I'm posting up pics in the order I saw the bands. I was really running around this year (more so on Sunday) so it's no wonder I got sick under the desert sun. Here we go...

day one, Saturday, April 29, 2006
Unfortunately, we missed Lady Sovereign so CYHSY were the first band we caught at 5 pm.
Brooklyn/Philly's own

San Francisco's Deerhoof

Kentucky's My Morning Jacket

a bunch of dorky fans catching MMJ

Brooklyn's TV on the Radio

UK's Imogen Heap, also in Frou Frou. My favorite picture so far because of the palm trees and mountains in the background.

Crazy folky Devendra Banhart. How can you not love a guy that's drinking Verve Cliquot during his set?

Scotland's Franz Ferdinand. They are always fun! Since the sun went down, I started dancing.

California's own Eagles of Death Metal. I wasn't sure what to expect with them but I actually liked them and plan on buying their album. They were fun too. Or maybe I was just in a fun mood after Franz.

Depeche Mode What can I say? I love these guys and they did not disappoint. I think they only played a couple of new songs, which is good because their old songs really pumped the crowd. I was singing and clapping and dancing throughout their whole set.

Last year we made it a tradition to stop by In N Out after the show. this time we went inside and ate to properly compare the In N Out burger with the Fatburger we had last weekend. No comparison, Fatburger all the way! It wasn't crowded at all like last year either.

There will be more tomorrow with day 2 and then Joshua Tree!

Some notes about our trip while I remember.

We scored an upgrade on our car again this year, probably because it was so late. We got a Jeep Commander, it was pretty sweet but not as comfortable in the back when there are 3 people.

The stupid rental agency didn't give us directions from their office to their condo and at 2 am in the morning, it was pretty annoying. We managed to find the place, surprisingly! The condo was cute, a bit bigger than last year's condo with 2 bathrooms. Tammy and Mark's room had an Egyptian theme, our bathroom was nautical and the whole condo was sort of 70's.

Mark's friend Rob got totally lost on Saturday trying to meet us at Ricks for breakfast. He's a New Yorker that just moved to Los Angeles.

The coffee at Ricks was not as strong as I remember and the Cuban coffee is too sweet.

I liked the nifty little trays at In and Out burger and asked the cleaning guy if we were allowed to take one home. Of course he told me no but when we were outside waiting for Tammy in the bathroom, the guy came out and asked if I really wanted one and when I said yes, he gave me one! He said not to tell anyone or else he'd get in trouble so shhhh!

Posted by luluvision at May 3, 2006 11:58 AM


I agree-I think the Imogene photo is great. I also like the one of the guy from MMJ, and of course, the "dorky fans". ; )

Posted by: Pete at May 4, 2006 09:18 AM