Today started off with an insane set from Unlocking the Truth—these little kids (like, 7th grade little) can rip some metal, and closed out their show with an epic crowd surf when the grownups wouldn't let them play an encore. Bear Hands played a solid show at the Mojave stage, Foxygen got funky at the Outdoor Theater and the crowd grew for Bombay Bicycle Club and Chvrches. Gobi stage had the most solid afternoon, with Holy Ghost, Washed Out, Future Islands and Solange (who pleased with her soprano cover of Dirty Projectors' "Stillness Is the Move") all in a row. Lorde talked more than she sang, but the Pixies rocked hard, as did Queens of the Stone Age. Empire of the Sun drew a staggering, sweaty crowd, but the highlight of Saturday evening was Pharrell Williams' set, not in small part due to the sheer number of special guests he trotted out, including Nelly (for "It's Getting Hot in Here"), Busta Rhymes ("Pass the Courvoisier," obviously), Snoop Dog ("Drop It Like It's Hot") and Gwen Stefani ("Hollaback Girl"). The man himself had faltering vocals due to the "fucking wind," which was blowing so hard that everything from palm fronds and garbage bins to lost hats and bikini tops was littered across the grounds. Sunday, bring it on—as long as "it" isn't more wind.
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