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Coachella 2009. Day One

INDIO, California (Chris Nelson)
(4/17/2009)

Friday at Coachella this year was when the dance music DJ was officially disrespected. Perhaps it is the DJ’s fault for failing to forge new ground while indie-dance acts like Crystal Castles and Ghostland Observatory steal their prime time Sahara tent thunder. Or maybe it’s because this side of the Atlantic will never be able to shed the notion that a DJ is meant for no higher purpose than to play 70’s hits and Salt-N-Pepa after the newlywed’s first dance.

 

Photos by Brian Moghadam