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The Worst of Coachella: Weekend One

The Worst of Coachella: Weekend One
Christopher Victorio

See also:

*The Best Of Coachella: Sunday, April 15

*Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs

*"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain

The Bathroom Situation

The porta-potties at Coachella were truly repulsive. As the festival progressed, the combined waste of 90,000 accumulated, for lack of a better word. By Sunday not only was it unbearable to be inside one of them, they reeked for a great distance. And God you be barefoot (as many Coachellians were): the floors of the more disgusting units resembled Jackson Pollock paintings. The only opinion was to plug your nose and hope you didn't catch anything, since toilet-seat covers were nowhere to be found. Even worse, in the crush of people exiting after the Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg show, some assholes thought it would be funny to shake the units bordering the campgrounds -- while people were inside. It wasn't. -Kai Flanders

Worst Headgear

Nothing says "Stay away from me boys, I'm crazy," like wearing a wedding veil to Coachella. Here comes the bride! -Neda Salamat

Douchebag Balloon-Popper

Sometimes, even at Coachella, people are assholes. Everybody loves the giant balloon strings that stretch across the Empire Polo grounds. They're fun to hold on to; the sensation is sort of like flying a kite. But one giant douchebag -- some white dude in wayfarers and a white tank-top -- was witnessed grabbing the string of balloons, walking a few steps, pulling out a pin (he had a fucking pin!) and popping a balloon before letting go of the others and walking off anonymously. Bystanders mostly stood around, mouths agape, mellows completely harshed by the incident. -Adam Lovinus

 

The Size of the Crowd at Sunday's Company Flow Show

Sure, when Brooklyn backpack hip-hop group Company Flow was in their '90s heyday, many Coachella-goers had not yet been conceived. Still, they're effing seminal, and their show was practically empty. Like, there were probably more girls named Ashley at the preceding Gotye show than Company Flow's entire draw. Shame, shame, generation Instagram. -Ben Westhoff

Gotye's (Fair Weather) Fans

And speak of the devil, it turns out Gotye was clearly booked for the wrong stage; when he started at 7:10 the Mohave tent was filled way beyond capacity, provoking an aggressive shoulder shuffle. It was difficult to see and hear his short set, but it was obvious when his hit "Somebody That I Used to Know" came on, as the crowd went wild, pushing hard to catch a glimpse of what sounded like Kimbra's arrival. Yet after the tune ended, the crowd quickly cleared -- and Gotye was still in the middle of his set. Perhaps a full third of those in attendance simply bailed, forgoing some of his best songs. Tip for second weekenders: If you'd like to see Gotye get there early! -Gabrielle Canon

See also: Gotye Tells Us His Life Story

See also:

*The Best Of Coachella: Sunday, April 15

*Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs

*"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain

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