Coachella Returns

80,000 people are back in the desert -- taking in Weekend II of Coachella 2014 and seeing such artists as Bastille, Aloe Blacc and others.

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80,000 people are back in the desert, taking in Weekend II of Coachella 2014, seeing such artists as Bastille, Aloe Blacc and others.
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Broken Bells set at the Outdoor Theatre heralded the arrival of dusk at the polo grounds.
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Aloe Blacc was an early crowd favorite, packing fans into the Mojave tent.
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Riding a huge wave of success, the singer delivered his sing-along hits like "Wake Me Up."
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The monstrous art installation "Escape Velocity" is just one of many such pieces breaking up the landscape at the Empire Polo Club.
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Music fans who make their way all around the piece are treated to a couple of rear-view quotes by Albert Einstein and astronaut Neil Armstrong.
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Bastille drew one of the biggest crowds of the day, with fans sticking around after Aloe Blacc being joined by throngs of others -- the audience spilled out of the Mojave tent for another 30 yards!
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The Brits held up their end of the bargain, playing a rousing "Pompeii."
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If anything, EDM is bigger than ever at Coachella this year, even though seeing international stars like Gareth Emery in the daytime can seem a little out of context.
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Another gigantic installation this year is the tubular "Lightweaver" at the back of the main stage grass.
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The structure's interior lighting make it an obvious meeting place after dark.
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Broken Bells was one of the main draws of Friday's lineup.
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One half of the duo is made up of the Shins' frontman James Mercer (pictured).
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With superstar electronic music producer Danger Mouse (pictured) joining him.
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The mashup duo released its second full length earlier this year, "After the Disco," which peaked at No. 1 on the U.S. alternative chart.
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Coachella's a friendly place.
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The main stage was a dance-athon on Friday, with Chromeo adding to the mix.
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It was tough to dance up by the stage barriers, but the lucky folks who made it didn't seem to be complaining.
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The band inquired how the audience was enjoying "Chromchella."
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At one point they thanked their fans who had been with them from the start. Mom? You there?
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Another obvious meeting point? The towering "Becoming Human" statue.
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Large groups of fans kept together by giving someone a large silhouetted heads. Either that or the president is in SoCal this weekend.
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Girl Talk had people onstage and everywhere in the crowd dancing to their mashup genius.
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Girl Talk brought along some toilet-paper cannons to the amusement of the crowd and the dismay of stagehands who had to clean it up.
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Andre 3000 (left) and Big Boi brought a reunited Outkast to headline the main stage.
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Outkast were able to smooth out this week after a rough first weekend, and thousands of fans cheered the recovery.
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Outkast exploded with "B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)" to open the set.
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A drone was spotted overhead during Outkast's set. They really are everywhere now.
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