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If you've followed our extensive Coachella 2013 coverage largely focused on the party scene and celebrity sightings, you may think we forgot all about the whole reason hundreds of thousands of people journey to the desert for two weekends. Rest assured team GofG L.A. has not. In fact, because our stage-hopping time at Weekend 1 was quite compromised by the party agenda, we returned for Weekend 2 just to get more festival music action. And even though we've been doing Coachella for years, the scene on the polo field is always an awesome spectacle that takes our breath away. Over and over again, countless times in a single day. Between the stunning desert backdrop, spectacular shows, bros bro-ing out, art installations, fashion, staggering crowds, mind-blowing heat and run-of-the-mill WTF moments, here's a look at the scenes from the festival grounds of Coachella 2013.
With the temperatures blazing in the Coachella Valley over the weekend, shade and cold, delicious beverages, preferably beside a pristine body of purified water, was the ideal scenario to keep cool for all land mammals in the area, including this year's festival artists. So it was a good thing Soho House decided to swoop in for a three-day pop-up oasis with BACARDI at a sprawling estate where lineup acts like La Roux, Major Lazer, New Order and Vampire Weekend could take refuge in the lap of luxury.
If Weekend 1 of Coachella is the best time to party, Weekend 2 is the best time to see music. But FILTER Magazine doesn't feel the two have to be mutually exclusive, throwing incredible Thursday night kickoff parties both weekends with stellar musical performances at the 11th Annual FILTER Yacht Club. Presented by American Eagle Outfitters' intimate apparel line, Aerie, take a peek inside FILTER Yacht Club's Weekend 2 rendition featuring bands like Cayucas, Feathers and more.
An enthusiastic and vibrant crowd of partiers who were just as content to be a part of the second round of Desert Gold Coachella festivities came out to the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs on Sunday to get down with The Do-Over and Adidas Originals. Guests at the DoChella 2013 party grubbed out on poolside BBQ and booze, while jamming to DJ sets and doing cannonballs into the pool. Hosted by Haycock, Strong and Blacc this party may not have had celeb guests running around, but that didn't stop these Weekend 2 revelers from throwing down like champs and enjoying the phenomenal Palm Springs weather.
For some famous faces, the best method of escaping the sting of Coachella FOMO was to not have it all by coming back for Weekend 2, and we cannot say we blame them since team GofG L.A. did the same. Although not nearly as celebrity-saturated as the week prior, there were certainly notables scattered across the polo field basking in the glorious sunshine and sandstorm-free weekend festival. Some diehards like Alessandra Ambrosio even doubled-down, coming out for round two after last weekend. See her, Karlie Kloss, Gerard Butler, Jessica Alba and others festing it up at Coachella Weekend 2 as captured by Instagram.
Did you miss our Instagram roundup of the many famous faces captured taking a whirl on carnival rides and raging into the wee hours of Sunday morning in the middle of the desert? Well allow us now to get you up to speed on what sort of magical party could manage to get Paris Hilton, Alexander Wang, Clint Eastwood and thousands of others on the same outdoor dance floor at 2am. That would be the one and only fourth annual A|X Armani Exchange Neon Carnival, which made its triumphant return as what many accept as the best, most bonkers party of the year on Saturday night of Coachella Weekend.
NYLON and BOSS Orange turned up the heat in the already sizzling desert with their Saturday and Sunday Coachella pool parties hosted at the luxurious Escape House in La Quinta, just minutes from the Coachella Music Festival. Celebrity guests included Hayley Williams, Chelsea Leyland, Harley Viera Newton, Tyler Blackburn, and Tennessee Thomas to name a few, along with VIP sunbathing babes and entertainment industry insiders.
For the fourth straight year, inflatable crocodile floats once again filled the pool of the sprawling Lacoste estate in Thermal, California for two days of poolside reveling to celebrate Coachella Weekend at the Lacoste L!VE Desert Pool Party. With celebs like Rita Ora, Alessandra Ambrosio, Brad Goreski, and Alexa Chung joining guests for some Patrón Tequila popsicles, dips in the pool, food and drinks galore, and much more, the annual event was once again a favorite oasis of weekenders for quality Coachillin' in the desert heat.
After four years as an official sponsor of the festival, H&M at long last threw its first Coachella weekend party at the famous Merv Griffin Estate on Saturday. The H&M Loves Music event featured live performances by Santigold, The Dough Rollers and party tunes provided by DJ Michelle Pesce and DJ Shorty Stump for over 500 guests to enjoy while lounging in the shade with cold drinks and bites. Among the notables who stepped out for the event were Diane Kruger, Jason Wu, Sophia Bush, Joshua Jackson, Julianne Hough, Justin Chatwin and Darren Criss. Check out the slideshow to see photos from H&M Loves Music and see why we're hoping it was just the first of many H&M Coachella parties to come.
[Clockwise from top left: Jessica Szohr, Julianne Hough; Ashley Madekwe, Alexander Wang, Chanel Iman; Clint Eastwood]
With a reputation as one of the best parties of the year, it's safe to say the A|X Armani Exchange Neon Carnival did not disappoint anybody when it made its return to the desert on Saturday night during Coachella Weekend. As in years past, the night was a wonderland of neon-lit carnival rides, drinks, food, and non-stop party beats that kept thousands on the dance floor into the wee hours and brought out droves of celebrities who joined in on the fun. In fact, the magic of Neon Carnival is so powerful, it's probably the only setting on the planet where you'd find Paris Hilton, Alexander Wang and Clint Eastwood raging at the same party. Don't believe us? See for yourself in this Instagram roundup of them and other celebs letting loose this year's A|X Armani Exchange Neon Carnival.
The GUESS Hotel gave celebrity and VIP guests over Coachella Weekend 1 the answer to a fun and fabulous time under the sun with two daytime pool parties on Saturday and Sunday at The Viceroy Palm Springs. Jessica Lowndes and new beau rugby player Thom Evans played a match of ping pong while Katherine McPhee sunbathed in the pool on a giant inflatable swan. Other notables who swung by to beat the heat with GUESS over the busy weekend included Ashley Benson, Chloe Sevigny, Chord Overstreet, Jesse Metcalfe and many more.
Tuesday, May 21
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.