Coachella 2014's Worst Moments, Weekend Two

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Photo by Timothy Norris
Look ... A dolphin in the sky. Oh, and a drone.

Drones
At the festival this year there actually were propeller crafts with camera attachments, hovering surreptitiously over the crowds for MGMT, Outkast and others. While they're just being used to film sets and crowd footage, we were also a bit creeped out. -Andrea Domanick

Chance the Rapper Cancels
On Sunday afternoon, reports surfaced that Chicago's Chance the Rapper was too sick to perform his 3:10 p.m. set. Apparently he'd fallen ill over the weekend and was hospitalized, though there was no word about the cause. (Apparently he'll be fine.) A number of young fans looked visibly dejected walking around in their Chance t-shirts. But, as always, there was a bright side: the possibility of Justin Bieber making another unwanted cameo on-stage just went waaay down. -Nate Jackson

Merch
We bought a tank top -- featuring the Coachella lineup -- and it ended up being too big. The merch tent people were not very nice about it, and wouldn't accept a return or exchange. So now we're stuck with it. -Alejandra Loera

The Cab Line
After Outkast's much improved second-weekend set Friday night, the exodus to the taxi pickup area was massive. Tired, dirty, and coming down, people waited nearly an hour and a half in a line that before long began to resemble a labyrinth. Festival staff did their best to help people set up carpools, but a lack of available vehicles slowed the pace to a crawl. Fed up, many people jumped out of line and went to the nearby Uber station, whose representatives were offering $20 off. That turned out to be a sham. -Kai Flanders

Death
A 24-year-old attendee from Oakland died on Thursday, after overdosing during weekend one. It's not time to be alarmist about the way Coachella runs the festival; after all, deaths happen at these types of events with alarming frequency. But the kids who think they can recklessly plow through synthetics with no consequences are mistaken, and the musicians who encourage them to do so are irresponsible. -Ben Westhoff

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12 comments
STEVE432
STEVE432

Cab line? Fucking camp you pussy

Jorge Mederos
Jorge Mederos

Lmfao, the fuck outta here with this whiny bullshit. "Waaaaaaaaaah, the lines were too long!! :( :( :("

billypuntovefb
billypuntovefb

 this is seriously soooo lame. You just sound butthurt and want haters who didn't make it to agree with you. You must be so fun at parties. 

Eddy Earthtone Blak
Eddy Earthtone Blak

Don't hate.. This is distasteful reading. It's still a better festival then anything ULTRA could ever hope to achieve in 10yrs.. Miami could learn something from festivals like this..

Ric Herrero
Ric Herrero

I've read many such pieces where the writers are paid to attend events just to find things they can bitch about and make clickbait lists for all the haters who missed out, and this has to be one of the lamest.

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