How Dangerous Are Music Festivals Like Coachella and Ultra, Really?

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Timothy Norris

On Thursday, Coachella attendee Kimchi Truong died after an apparent overdose. It's believed to be the first death tied to the giant annual festival since 2008 -- though the actual number is hard to ascertain, since the Riverside County Coroner's Office says it does not track them.

But as always happens when a young person ODs at a music festival, parents and onlookers alike are wondering: Just how safe are these bacchanals? Should they be shut down entirely? Or should we just be glad there aren't more fatalities?

By Andrea Domanick

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The 50 Most Beautiful People at Coachella

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Colin Young-Wolff

By Katie Bain
So many Coachellagoers spend months before the festival working on their tans, their outfits, their figures, and their breezy poses.

There's a real glut of fabulousness, we have to say, both among those in attendance at the Polo Grounds and the parties surrounding the festival. Here are the 50 most beautiful people we saw at Coachella.


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Coachella 2014: Female Artists Are Killing It This Year

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By Adam Lovinus
As a dusty wind whipped behind her in hazy stage light, Solange and her ultra slick backing band brought serious chops and swagger to the polo fields as nighttime fell over Coachella. And then Beyonce showed up on stage dancing to "Losing You." It was the first celebrity big surprise (before Pharrell's start-studded performance) of a festival characterized by strong sets turned in by female artists.

The musical pretext for the Solange set was laid out by two prominent bands on the LA scene, which now more than ever, in terms of bands, food, beer, style and attitude, dominates Coachella. This was illustrated by sunwashed afternoon sets by HAIM and Warpaint Friday and Saturday.

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Coachella 2014's 21 Cutest Couples

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Timothy Norris

By Mary Carreon
There are certainly plenty of single people wandering around the Coachella grounds; the volume of Craiglist "casual encounters" can attest to that.

But there are also ten tons of couples, the vast majority of whom are completely adorable. Here are the cutest we saw.

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Five Reasons to Get Psyched About Coachella 2014

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Colin Young-Wolff
The lineup kicks ass.

With the lineup announced for this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held in Indio, CA, one is torn between financial prudence and musical reward.

The general admission for the three day festival starts at $375 (before service charges). Many are seeing money as no object, since the first weekend already sold out. Tickets for the second (which has an identical line-up as the first, the only discernible difference is it's a week later, and probably hotter) are available to the general public on their website Friday at 1 p.m. South Florida time. But it just has oh, such potential.

Here are five reasons why you might skip paying your student loans this month and head West for Coachella.


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Top 5 Coachella EDM Highlights

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Courtesy of Jorge Meza Photography
The Sahara Tent at Coachella

Amidst the crazy sea of hipsters, hippies, old folks, pre-teens and babies(!), the first weekend of Coachella was also packed with EDM revelers ready to get their fist-pumping music fix over the course of the three-day bacchanal. In fact, it seems that dance music lovers are growing in numbers so much that every other car in line at the campgrounds checking in on Thursday was blasting some sort of EDM anthem. The festival even dedicated a new stage to the more underground side of house music in the form of the new Yuma Tent this year. So now that we've come home briefly from the dust storms and nursed our massive hangovers, it's time to reflect on the top five EDM Coachella highlights for weekend one.


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Gifs of the Hottest Dancing Girls at Coachella 2013

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We've spent a lot of time this Coachella talking about the magnificent bros in attendance, but how about the fair and talented ladies? Per usual, they were everywhere, doing their thing like it wasn't a chicken wing, or something. In any case, here are the hottest dancing girls this year -- in GIF form.

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Coachella 2013: Top Five Most Questionable Artists' Fashions This Weekend

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Timothy Norris
This look could catch on one day, right?
We all know Coachella is a textbook study on the desire to wear things that no human should. That typically applies to the crowd who come decked out in ill-fitting, barely-there costumes, spirit hoodies and every piece of tight neon attire imaginable. But artists on stage can commit some cringe-worthy fashion faux pas that make us hope they'll take some of those hard earned Coachella dollars from this weekend and hire a better stylist for Weekend 2. Here then is our list of the top five questionable fashion statements from artists on the second day of Coachella.

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Brochella! Best T-Shirts the Dudes Are Wearing to Coachella

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As we mentioned earlier, the bros are freaking bringing it this year! Sure, we all know about the women who wear just about nothing, but the guys are getting exceedingly creative, particularly when it comes to their funny t-shirts. So it's time to give the men some props for combining humor with style. Here are Brochella's best T-shirts from weekend one.

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New Order - Coachella - April 13, 2013

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Oliver Scherillo
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New Order

Coachella

April 13,2013


While over at the main stage the bulk of the Coachella crowd was enduring Phoenix with the hope that Daft Punk would come out -- they instead got R. Kelly -- a smaller but perhaps-more-enthusiastic crowd got a first-rate greatest hits set from New Order last night.

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- Coachella 2013: Top Five Most Questionable Artists' Fashions This Weekend
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