Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Coachella (exhibit)

Coachella was an amazing experience, both visually as well as musically. It was a 3 day escape filled with good people, good food, amazing art, and unparalleled musical talent. I had a blast and came back with a lot of experiences and things to discuss. The art that was there came from all over the country and there were a few installations that were really awesome. One of my favorites was probably a small robotic neon shark that was remote controlled, roaming around the festival grounds chomping at people’s ankles.

The music was amazing, with a sound system that was definitely one of the best I had ever heard. Coachella showcases some of the largest musical acts in nearly every genre, and this is undoubtedly one of the largest shows they will play all year. Because of this the production on these performances are huge. Fireworks, flames, amazing light shows, backdrops on stage, and dancers make every performance worth seeing.

During Justice’s performance (a french electronic duo) the stage was full of lights, and images, including showing dancers on both sides of the stage. Eventually the lights lit up along the entire front of the output speakers, giving the stage a grid like appearance that went really well with the performance.

Oh yeah, and Tupac was there.

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