Best of Coachella, Weekend Two

Categories: Coachella 2014

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Timothy Norris
Billie Joe Armstrong Joins The Replacements

Early in The Replacement's Friday night set, Paul Westerberg welcomed Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong as their honorary member. Armstrong, matching the rest of the band in plaid suits, seemed beyond giddy to be onstage with his idols, joking "Dreams really do come true." Westerberg was splayed out on a couch for most of the set, letting Armstrong sing lead on several songs. No Green Day tunes were played, but who needs "Longview" when you've got "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out." -Kai Flanders

The New Women's Restrooms
Last Saturday, they opened the new women's restroom facilities at The Terrace, but we didn't get to actually use them until this weekend. Restrooms with stalls, flushing toilets, fully stocked with toilet paper and sinks to wash your hands--hey, we'll take any little piece of civilization we can get out here. - Alejandra Loera

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Timothy Norris
Smaller Crowds on Friday

One of the undoubted benefits of going to Coachella for round 2 is the notable population decrease. That means fewer Hollywood types, fewer bros, fewer people asking us for molly. The absence of these d-bags made space for all us who came here to, I dunno, enjoy live music or something. -Nate Jackson

Aloe Blacc was "The Man" at the Mojave tent

Aloe Blacc gets kudos for maintaining the cool vibe of tracks like "The Man," his horn heavy tip of the hat to Elton John, in a live setting--even when that setting is a punishing desert. Pacing out other hits like "You Make Me Smile," and the acoustic version of the Avicii dance hit "Wake Me Up," gave Blacc native time to sneak in a few funky, socially conscious album cuts like "Soldier in the City" and "Hey Brother," which gave a nice variance to the set as he mesmerized us with his golden pipes and ankle-breaking James Brown impressions. - Nate Jackson

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