Best of Coachella 2013: Weekend One

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Christopher Victorio
Karen O
Editor's Note: Coachella Music Festival split into two weekends for 2013. Read on for the best of Weekend One, from writers at our sister paper, the LA Weekly.
Karen O's Outfit
Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever been elected pope. The eccentric layers slowly peeled off, as she swung the microphone like a lasso and shoved it down her pants. She eventually donned at leather jacket with "KO" studded into the back, which might have as well have stood for "knock out." -Kai Flanders

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Kai Flanders
The Mosh Pit at the Descendents Show
The pit at Descendents erupted immediately and hardly paused for air during their entire excellent set. Mohawks and Black Flag t-shirts that had been hiding amongst all the carefully sculpted hippery suddenly appeared. One particularly brave dude who had his nose bloodied and possibly broken at the Dropkick Murphys' pit earlier in the day, refused to let that minor mishap keep him out of the pit. He dove in headfirst just like the rest of us. Check the video below. -Kai Flanders

Obscure Basketball Jerseys
We already talked about the hilarious bro t-shirts, but don't forget about the jerseys. For every run of the mill Kobe, LeBron and Jordan replica, there was your Eddie Jones Charlotte Hornets, Shaq Cavs and Xavier McDaniel Knicks. Throwback, baby! Daniel Kohn

Not Getting Locked in a Porto-John
Waiting to use the restroom in the press area, we heard a woman banging on the door of one of the porto-johns -- from the inside. Turns out she was stuck in there, not because it had malfunctioned, but because she was drunk. She soon began screaming. Turns out she wasn't press, but had "charmed" her way past one of the guards. Finally, she figured out there was a lever to unlock the door. -Mary Carreon

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Timothy Norris
Jurassic 5
Jurassic 5
Of the various reunions happening at Coachella this year, who would have predicted this would be the best one? Playing before easily one of the largest crowds of the day on Friday, the hip hop collective performed their first live show in seven years. Showing great energy and no rust, J5 powered through nearly an hour of their greatest hits, reminding folks why they were one of the most highly regarded alternative hip hop groups of their time. -Daniel Kohn


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