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Coachella 2011 Day 1 Recap: Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Gayngs, Robyn, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill

Apr 16, 2011

Following numerous complaints of last year's festival being far too crowded, this year Goldenvoice the organizers of Coachella 2011 made significant changes to address that concern. A wristband with a microchip is now necessary at all time during the festival, scanned at no fewer than two checkpoints on the way into the festival. Additionally, they also sold less tickets than last year. The result of both thus far (it might just be that many attendees couldn't get Friday off from work) is a greatly improved experience. Even during headliner Kings of Leon there was plenty of room to maneuver and find a decent spot to watch the show. So in that respect, it's already a great improvement on last year. This year's music started off with an impressive array of talent, but had little in the way of jaw-dropping moments the festival has become famous for. More