Though the lineups are nearly identical between Weekend One and Two of the fest, the surprise guests, weather and newsy happenings certainly aren't. Here's what you need to know from Weekend Two.
Someone vandalized the selfie mirrors
Artist Gustavo Prado's “The Lamp Beside the Golden Door” was an Instagram-friendly hit during the first weekend of Coachella. Apparently festival-goers became so enamored with its convex mirrors, though, that some of the smaller ones were ripped off. The installation was briefly closed on Friday of the second weekend, according to The Press-Enterprise.
Kendrick Lamar followed his performance with a tour announcement
When Kendrick Lamar took the stage during the first weekend, DAMN. had just dropped and we were all still trying to figure out what the deal was with his Kung Fu Kenny persona. Fast forward a week, though, and Lamar's second commanding set came as he held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts—and just hours before the announcement of a tour, including a stop at the Staples Center.
Bon Iver brought out Jenny Lewis, Sylvan Esso and more
It was Justin Vernon's turn to host an all-star jam session during Weekend Two. The Bon Iver frontman welcomed Jenny Lewis and keyboardist Bruce Hornsby to play Don Henley’s “The End of the Innocence.” Other guests included Nao and Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath, while Vernon would later pop up during Francis and the Lights' set.
Gucci Mane's new surprise guests
Diddy: out. Fiddy: in. For Gucci Mane's Saturday set, this time around the rapper brought out 50 Cent for “What Up Gangsta,” Chief Keef for “I Don’t Like,” and A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti for “Telephone Calls,” according to Pitchfork.
Thundercat played with Reggie Watts
The prodigious L.A. bassist jammed with Michael McDonald during Weekend One. For the second, he brought out comedian and The Late Late Show with James Corden band leader Reggie Watts.
It was hot.
Like triple-digit temperatures hot. But according to ABC, a more shaded and hydration-promoting festival grounds has led to fewer heat-related issues than in the past.
More cell phone bandits struck
You may have heard about a single pickpocket who lifted over 100 phones during the first weekend of the fest. He must have spawned an army of less successful copycats, because during the second weekend five people were arrested in connection with the theft of over 40 cell phones, plus cash and credit cards according to The Desert Sun.
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