The organizers at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival added something this year for those of us not able to make it to the front of stage: large video screens.
Previously only the headlining Coachella stage and the Outdoor Theatre had the screens on both sides of the stage but every tent now features them (except for the Oasis Dome, which is not a tent).
On Friday night, the Aquabats and the disco electro musician Robyn made great use of them during their performances at the Mojave Tent.
While the Aquabats had images of movie stars, professional wrestling stars and stuffed animals (who were all “playing” on time to the instrumentals, Robyn simply had the focus on her movements and at times her band.
This might not sound like much but when you’re stuck behind thousands of taller screaming fans it makes for such a better experience. Instead of just hearing the music you can actually see what’s going on.