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Coachella 2013 - Day 1
Coachella 2013 - Day 1
Coachella 2013 - Day 1

Right now, hundreds--maybe thousands--of teenagers are enjoying their successful pilgrimage to the desert of Indio, California, some hundred miles East of Los Angeles, for the first of two weekends of sweat, music, drugs, and Lindsay Lohan at the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival. They're supposed to be in high school. And back in L.A., administrators and teachers at some of the top schools that have struggled to contend with the empty classrooms of Coachella Fridays are finally learning how to deal with absence in the age of the music festival. The rite of Southern California spring, these educators say, is now something of an acknowledged right. [Atlantic Wire]

Coachella 2013 is underway and streaming live. Our Day One pictures start over at BrooklynVegan and continue here at BV Chicago. Many more below...

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Coachella 2013 - Day 1

The Shouting Matches (featuring Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver)

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Aesop Rock

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Johnny Marr

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Divine Fits

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Japandroids

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Metric

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Subatomic Sound System fronted by Lee "Scratch" Perry

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Jello Biafra

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Sparks

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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Blur

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The Stone Roses

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How to Destroy Angels

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