Hurrah for Coachella, the Fest that Should Never End!
Poor lineups, corporate spaces, violence, and cost have kept many of us wary of music festivals. But with the tragedy and lessons of Woodstock, a quality festival atmosphere may surface yet. FrictionMagazine found one such powerful and promising atmosphere at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival.
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by Gabe Ryan
I can't say when and if the feeling was stronger. While Iggy Pop wriggled over my head in an aging man's interpretation of crowd surfing I noticed the faint humming of it. When somewhere between Weezer and Janes Addiction, I found myself dancing alone to the Talking Head's "Once In a Lifetime," the sensation swirled above my head. In the swimming pupils of my comrades was the sentiment brought to life.