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Coachella 2012 Daily Recap: Weekend 1, Day 1

Idolator was shivering and shaking to the music on the first day of the first weekend of 2012′s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. Not only is this the first time in the festival’s 13-year history that they’ve booked two weekends of performances — it’s the first time it’s rained. Thankfully, the Polo Fields didn’t turn to Woodstock-esque levels of mud (or a Glastonbury amount of flooding), but the chills and winds kept coming all through the day and into the dreary night. (It was particularly unbearable for those whose Coachella-style of dress involves booty shorts, bikini tops, and not much else. I saw quite a number of these types spend inordinate amounts of money for sweatshirts at the souvenir stand. And yes, I was buying a t-shirt for another layer of warmth myself.)

Perhaps due to the rain showers and lowered temps, the grounds were much less crowded (at first, anyway) than previous years. (The dance tent was filled to the brim at all times, though – EDM enthusiasts know how to keep the party going despite inclement weather.) Even if I was searching for shelter for most of the day, I still managed to have quite an eventful Coachella experience. Head below for the details on the Weekend 1′s kick-off day. More »