But the big, dumb thumpy stuff that older Coachella fans might have defined themselves against proves, time and again, to win the nights here. Skrillex and Diplo are smart guys, and Jack U can get at moments of real grace. But they took their Friday set as a challenge to see how many times they could hit Coachella over the head with a hammer and make the crowds like it.
And like it, they did — lines stretched to the yellow mini-city installation piece that seemed to be in a different ZIP code from the Outdoor stage. But more importantly, they went absolutely berserk for every minute of it (even the silent Kanye West photo-op cameo).
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