Labor Day isn't just the unofficial end of summer. When the lights went down on Kanye West's Made in America set in front of L.A. City Hall on Sunday night, another time of year came to a close: festival season.
There are some school-year stragglers, including the upcoming Sunset Strip Music Fest, but now that we've washed off all the sunscreen, it's time to grade what was a packed festival season.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival: B
Coachella is a resort-like beast that's bigger (two weekends!), more expensive ($375!) and more upscale (four-course meals!) than most of its competitors. The long-standing fest in the desert city of Indio had some...