Faces of Coachella
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Coachella 2009: Faces in the Crowd

Kate Nelson, 23, of Santa Barbara clearly loves Coachella.....you can read it for yourself. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Alex Viveros, 18, of La Quinta at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Sunday. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Aliya Choudhery, 21, enjoys her second Coachella. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Roger Fojas, a member of Lucent Dossier Vaudeville Cirque, performed with the troupe for the fourth time this year. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Jenny Carnie with niece Aliah Perez, 2, at their first Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Bisbee, Ariz. resident “Dragon”, 54, at his first Coachella. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Charon Nogues of Los Angeles knows the dress code, as this is her fifth Coachella. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Vasha Luv, 23, at her first Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Elizabeth Robles of Indio enjoys her first Coachella with a her grandkids and family. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Musician Amanda Palmer before her performance Saturday at the 10th annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio. (Jay L. Clendenin and Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Amanda Palmer and entourage. (Jay L. Clendenin and Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Aaron Angeles, 25, of Carson. (Jay L. Clendenin and Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Paul Nguyen,18, of Riverside. (Jay L. Clendenin and Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Cyrus Ghahremani, 22, of San Diego, has his sun-protection gear on. (Jay L. Clendenin and Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Pearl Coming, 2, of Oxfordshire, England, and her snake open wide. (Jay L. Clendenin and Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Flexible 20-year-old Milo Gonzalez. (Jay L. Clendenin and Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella repeat visitor Harry Foster, 18. (Jay L. Clendenin and Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Rob Buchholz ,29, and Roberta Pinto, 23, of San Francisco. (Jay L. Clendenin and Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Rancho Mirage resident “Dr. Deb” sports her favorite hat for the fest. (Jay L. Clendenin and Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
UC Davis student Lindsay Huber,18, tries the Bo Peep look. (Jay L. Clendenin and Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Neal Bloyd,39, of Scottsdale, said he was really looking forward to seeing Calexico. (Jay L. Clendenin and Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Yubadevi Campbell, 28, of Santa Cruz, designed the palm-frond hat worn by Brian Hanuman, 26, of Santa Rosa. (Jay L. Clendenin and Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Zac Cardwell,19, of Torrance(Jay L. Clendenin and Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
In from Austin, Texas: Julie Maya, left, and Becky Mendoza, both 30. They were enjoying their first visit to the Coachella festival. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Matt May, 24, of San Diego, dresses for sunny weather at Coachella. It’s his second trip to the music and arts festival at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
From left, UC Santa Barbara students Leila Vaez-Iravanizo, 20, Kaia Stachel-Zambryski, 20, and Rhonda Jarrar, 21, chose a mermaid theme. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Benny Valenzuela, of Calexico, Calif., is attending his third Coachella music festival. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Roxy Contin, 25, of Los Angeles, a regular attendee. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
The two faces of Tim: 19-year-old Tim Pillion of Yorba Linda. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Mason Ellis, 4, of San Diego, who plays some guitar, accompanied his mom, Jackie, to the Indio shindig. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Maria Rodriguez, 59, of Fresno, was on hand to quench visitors’ thirst. Rodriguez was selling frozen drinks at her fourth Coachella fest. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Steve Smithson, 46, of San Diego(Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Mitchell Alexander Arteaga,19, of Huntington Beach, was excited to see the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Morrissey at his first Coachella festival. (Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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