The Best of Coachella, Weekend One
Ed. Note: Rocks Off proudly presents to our readers coverage of Coachella's first weekend courtesy of our sister papers LA Weekly and OC Weekly.
Karen O's Outfit
Photo by Christopher Victorio Karen O
Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad-ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever been elected pope.
The eccentric layers slowly peeled off as she swung the microphone like a lasso and shoved it down her pants. She eventually donned at leather jacket with "KO" studded into the back, which might have as well have stood for "knock out." KAI FLANDERS
The Mosh Pit at the Descendents Show
Photo by Kai Flanders
The pit at Descendents erupted immediately and hardly paused for air during their entire excellent set. Mohawks and Black Flag T-shirts that had been hiding among all the carefully sculpted hippery suddenly appeared.
One particularly brave dude who had his nose bloodied and possibly broken at the Dropkick Murphys pit earlier in the day, refused to let that minor mishap keep him out of the pit. He dove in headfirst just like the rest of us. Check the video below. KAI FLANDERS
Obscure Basketball Jerseys
We already talked about the hilarious bro T-shirts, but don't forget about the jerseys. For every run of the mill Kobe, LeBron and Jordan replica, there was your Eddie Jones Charlotte Hornets, Shaq Cavs and Xavier McDaniel Knicks. Throwback, baby! DANIEL KOHN
Not Getting Locked in a Porto-John
Waiting to use the restroom in the press area, we heard a woman banging on the door of one of the porto-johns -- from the inside. Turns out she was stuck in there, not because it had malfunctioned, but because she was drunk. She soon began screaming. Turns out she wasn't press, but had "charmed" her way past one of the guards. Finally, she figured out there was a lever to unlock the door. MARY CARREON