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Coachella kicks off its 13th year Friday, and many fans and bands are en route now. The Times will have wall-to-wall coverage from Indio. Follow our coverage on Pop & Hiss as well as on Twitter at @pophiss . Readers are invited to share experiences and photos on Twitter using the #latcoachella hashtag. Over this weekend and next, we'll be posting some of our favorite reader social media submissions. COACHELLA 2012: Full coverage of the music, parties and people
Know the difference between day clothes and night clothes. For day, girls should think cut off shorts, printed tops, sundresses, bathing suits or anything sold at Urban Outfitters. Guys are safe with shorts, throw back t-shirts or anything you owned in the 1990s.
Image Credit: C Flanigan/FilmMagic.com It’s April, and that means that it’s time to head to the desert for this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (or simply Coachella, if you’re nasty ). This year’s festival takes place over two separate weekends. Starting today, the lineup will run through Sunday, and then next Friday (April 20), the same lineup will do it again.
The desert sky was overcast and a threat of rain was in the forecast, but as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got underway in Indio, the mood was most definitely laid back. Some early morning physical and mental stretching out in the Coachella campgrounds no doubt helped. A shirtless Justin McLaren, back for his second year, praised Coachella organizers for staging yoga sessions for the campers. "It was cloudy, so it's nice," said the 20-year-old Orange County native. "A little yoga in the morning helped my dance moves."