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The scene at Stagecoach

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A group of friends from Orange County lounge beside the baby pool they brought with them in their RV. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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A camper strides across the field with refreshments. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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A popular pastime in the campground: dancing in the water left by the trucks that spray down the field. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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Bikes are one mode of transportation but motorcycles are much more popular. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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The food at Stagecoach is heavy and greasy. Barbecue, deep-fried calamari, garlic fries and hot dogs are all big sellers. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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Everybody wears cowboy hats at Stagecoach. It you happened to come without one you can always pick one up at the many vending booths that sell them. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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A tent that was used for music at Coachella has been transformed into a family-friendly dancing and roping haven. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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A little cowboy practices his roping technique on a wooden steer. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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Trucks with torque are important around these parts. You can see a ton of them in the parking lot, too. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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Cowboy boots always look cute. Mackenzie Lyttle and Chelsea Peterson wear them well. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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Alexis Nichols of Indio shows a softer side with a red flower in her hair, a blue halter top and hand-painted boots. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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Nichols’ boots. “I made them myself,” she says proudly. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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An antler chandelier hangs above the crowd in one of the music tents. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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Jonathan Fransis and Jenny Schneider of Huntington Beach are having a blast. Fransis displays one of the more common fashion choices of the festival: American flag apparel. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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Jenny and Danny Mann of Santa Barbara won tickets to Stagecoach through a Santa Barbara radio station. When asked who they were most excited to see Danny said, “All of them. Every single act.” (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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Amanda Burr and Kellie Moss of Santa Monica enjoy some girl time before Taylor Swift goes on. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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San Diego’s Lauren and Megan Laddusau stay cool in the shade of the VIP area. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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All eyes were on Taylor Swift as she put down her guitar to bang on a drum. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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Swift gets lost in the music. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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She does a hair flip for the crowd. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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Wendy Knapp plays with two-year-old Savannah during Taylor Swift’s set. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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Cowboy hats and the setting sun. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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Michelle Rose and Natae Williams say that Taylor Swift was “amazing.” (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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Our favorite tattoo of the weekend. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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Brittany Freeman and Shawni Delgado look more goth than country, but they’re psyched to see Taylor Swift. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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White cowboy hats aren’t as prevalent as they should be. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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A folk and bluegrass music store does a brisk business. (Jessica Gelt / Los Angeles Times)
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