C☺ACHELLA 2015 / by Julia Walck

Coachella Weekend 1. Whoa. You're so much better than weekend 2 it's crazy! (heat-wise that is). 75-90 degree weather, you were wonderful. Thanks for that. 

Jack White killed it. So fucking good. 🙌  He dedicated his show to the transgender community, and reminded us that music is sacred and we should spend time to be thankful for that every day. 100%. 

Below is his setlist from that night. I basically got to see The White Stripes (sorry Meg, you're not really needed), and he even played a Raconteurs song. I was waiting for some Dead Weather to show up in the mix too, but that didn't happen. 

  1. Icky Thump
  2. High Ball Stepper
  3. Lazaretto
  4. Hotel Yorba (White Stripes)
  5. Temporary Ground
  6. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (White Stripes)
  7. Cannon (White Stripes)
  8. Just One Drink
  9. Love Interruption
  10. We're Going to Be Friends (White Stripes)
  11. I've Been Loving You Too Long (Cover)
  12. Weep Themselves to Sleep
  13. Hello Operator (White Stripes)
  14. Steady As She Goes (Raconteurs)
  15. I'm Slowly Turning Into You (White Stripes)
  16. Ball and Biscuit (White Stripes)
  17. Sixteen Saltines
  18. That Black Bat Licorice
  19. Would You Fight for My Love?
  20. Seven Nation Army (White Stripes) 

Polaroid of windmills

Polaroid of the butterfly

Polaroid of Jack White

Polaroid of Jack White

Polaroid of myself

Polaroid of myself

So obviously Jack White was my favorite, but we did see a ton of other awesome artists as well. We saw 24 shows in total. Wow. That's a lot for one weekend, and it's probably why my body is angry at me and I'm sick at the moment.

Friday // Sylvan Esso (amazing set), The War on Drugs, Alabama Shakes, Interpol, Todd Terje and the Olsens, Tame Impala, and AC/DC.

Saturday // Jamestown Revival, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Toro y Moi, Jungle, Yelle, Glass Animals, alt-J, Jack White, and the Weeknd.

Sunday // Mac DeMarco, RAC, St. Lucia, Jenny Lewis (she played some Rilo Kiley!), Kaskade, St. Vincent, Fitz & the Tantrums, and Drake. 

I basically got to see two bands last weekend who were broken up and I never thought I'd get to see: The White Stripes and Rilo Kiley. To be honest, there were a couple moments where I almost cried. So, so happy. 

Jack White

Jack White

Feelin' the music in the H&M tent

Feelin' the music in the H&M tent

Skywriting

Skywriting

Shot glasses I found antiquing

Shot glasses I found antiquing

The caterpillar turned into a butterfly

The caterpillar turned into a butterfly

Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis

Toro Y Moi

We stayed in a condo at a country club this time around, which is crazy different than the car camping experiences I've had in the past. My first Coachella experience was 110 degree weather, a forgotten EZ-Up, and no showers. Let's just say it was interesting. 

The house was nice; it almost made it feel like a lazy weekend when it wasn't at all. 

All this music, warm weather and good times with friends is getting me excited about Sasquatch! Which is a month away! Hello road trip to Washington to see Hot Chip, Spoon, Little Dragon, and James Blake. 4 of my all time favorites! You can see the full lineup here. I have a feeling it's going to be even better than Coachella. 

Closeup of an art installation

Closeup of an art installation

Jack and I in front of the lights

Jack and I in front of the lights

Todd Terje

Todd Terje

Breakfast nook where we stayed

Breakfast nook where we stayed