Giddily Appraising Three Coachella Set-Time Conflicts
Frightened Rabbit (2:45-3:35 Outdoor Theatre) vs. Girls (3:25-4:10 Gobi) vs. Camera Obscura (3:10-3:55 Mojave): Oh man, fey lovers of Pitchfork-approved, sensitive n' post-twee indie rock are in for some pain with this choice. That said, it's not hard to see all three if you're willing to run between 'em. Or just spend this period of the day getting a head start on your drinking. No one will judge you for missing the 60th revival of the '60s. (Note: Punchline does not apply to Frightened Rabbit).
Pavement (7:45-8:55 Coachella Stage) vs. Phoenix (7:10-8:50, Outdoor Theatre): Theoretically, this shouldn't be hard. Ditch the last five minutes of Phoenix and see the reunited slacker-rock gods Pavement. However, Pavement goes on right after the very-lovable Spoon. The crowd at Coachella Stage is going to be enormous. If it's important to you to be close enough to Stephen Malkmus to smell his unwashed hair, just stake out a spot before Spoon and then stick around. We, however, really want to see Phoenix's "Lasso" live. So we're making a sacrifice to the desert gods hoping the Frenchies will play the song early, then jetting on over to the main stage. Voila.
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