If Weekend 1 is where they work the kinks out, Weekend 2 is when everything goes seemingly smooth. However, the surprise guests that kept coming last weekend on days two and three for the most part, fell off in weekend two. With a majority of the acts being the same as last weekend most of the performances were carbon copies.
One band that certainly had a better time at Weekend 2 was Radiohead. After last weekends technical difficulties, the band performed without a hitch and did not have the leave the stage at all during their set.
Earlier in the day, Travis Scott again begged the audience to form a mosh pit and even said it was OK to fight, while he played his career spanning set list. To further get the crowd going, Scott rode around on a giant mechanical eagle. Why? Because, why not?
Day two saw a slew of special guests during one performance but for most of the day the acts performed by themselves.
Future, who brought out Drake, Ty Dolla $Sign and Migos last week performed his set completely solo.
Martin Garrix debuted a new song featuring Troye Sivan during his set on Saturday, Sivan joined Garrix on stage to perform the new ballad.
Gucci Mane brought out more surprise guests this weekend performing with Sean “Diddy” Combs, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Yachty, Migos, 50 Cent, Chief Keef, A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti.
Day two’s headliner, Lady Gaga performed the same set list from the previous weekend but in true Gaga fashion, switched up her fashion! (Has she ever been photographed in the same outfit twice?) Things took a heavy turn when Gaga dedicated a piano version of her song “The Edge of Glory” to a friend battling cancer. The ever appreciative Lady shouted “I love you too” to her adoring Monsters as she closed out the night with “Just Dance” and “Bad Romance”.
Day three also saw a lack of extra guests, Hans Zimmer who brought out Pharrell Williams performed Pharrell-less though his crowd size certainly grew after the rave reviews he received last weekend.
Though it was rumored Mariah Carey may join DJ Khaled this weekend, Mimi was nowhere to be found. In fact the only guests Khaled brought out with him were Yo Gotti and Kent Jones in comparison to last weekend’s onslaught of celebrity appearances.
Headliner Kendrick Lamar performed his set solo. This time not bringing out Future, Travis Scott, or Schoolboy Q though he was joined on stage by ninjas. As he did last week, he performed cuts from his newly released album, DAMN and career spanning hits.
Since Coachella split itself into two there has been much debate over which weekend is the better weekend to attend. The first weekend seems to always draw more celebrities while the second weekend is geared more towards the music. Did you attend either weekend, or both? Let us know which weekend is better!
Written by Kristen
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