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7 May 2007: Coachella ’07 – Part I

Posted by Christina on March 5, 2009

6a00d8341d682a53ef00e55069df678833-800wiI was so thrilled to be able to offer my input on this year’s Coachella to the newspaper. Unfortunately, covering Coachella didn’t give any of us backstage passes or super-awesome-access wristbands but it was a really great spread and very well organized. There were a couple of us who covered the festival and so they split the covered between a couple parts. I was given the first part and the introduction.

New University Newspaper: Coachella ’07: Part I

Coachella ’07: Part 1
by Christina Nersesian
Volume 40, Issue 27 | May 07 2007

The buzz around Coachella escalates with each year’s lineup. This year’s unprecedented three-day program brought some history-making acts to the stage and sent concertgoers into fandom frenzy. It had been nearly seven years since Rage Against the Machine last threw their lyrical tirade and face-smacking riffs into a crowd, and four years since Bjork had graced the desert stage. Jesus and Mary Chain performed with a surprise guest, and Red Hot Chili Peppers heated up the cooling night sky. All in all, it was a star-studded weekend of musical revelries and some great artistic endeavors. We’ve captured the best and the worst performances on these pages.

Bjork

Having been away from the limelight for several years, performing shows in her native Iceland and abroad, Bjork was received with an unprecedented but well-deserved welcome. Raving fans, ecstatic to see her perform, stood electrified. With her brass and string instrumentalists and vocalists in tow, she leapt across the stage in a hula skirt of colorful mesh strips and a corset decorated with images of bones outlining her figure. With a voice and stage presence as eccentric and singular as usual, she sang to an audience mouthing nearly every single word. Her appreciative ‘Thank you’ after every few songs, her broken English and heavy accent were nothing but adorable. Some made the trek just for this moment and any fear of disappointment dissipated after her opening song. It was history in the making, and not for the first (or last) time that weekend.

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