[Coachella 2011 Review] Wiz Khalifa, Nas & Damian Marley, DFA 1979

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Wiz Khalifa at Coachella 2011 // Photo: Jason Schorle

Wiz Khalifa at Coachella 2011 // Photo: Jason Schorle

Yesterday I chose to stake claim at a nice spot by the main stage at Coachella to catch a few of the great acts who would be performing there in the next few hours, including [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nas & Damian Marley[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Death From Above 1979[/lastfm].

I also happened to catch a bit of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Duck Sauce[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ratatat[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kanye West[/lastfm] as the third and final day of Coachella came to an end.

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Pot smoke filled the air as rapper Wiz Khalifa hit the stage on Sunday afternoon at Coachella, as tons of people kept pouring in and gathering around the main stage. Khalifa’s style and party lyrics really have connected with a younger crowd, but that’s not to say that there weren’t a number of older folks out there enjoying themselves some Wiz.

The crowd erupted as the intro to his hit song “Black and Yellow” came on, and it was surprising to see how many people knew the lyrics to the song. The second-hand weed smoke during his set, especially around 4:20, was enough to get everyone near the main stage at least a little bit stoned.

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Nas & Damian Marley came out after Wiz and opened with their song “As We Enter,” followed up by “Nah Mean,” both tracks off their album Distant Relatives. Nas broke off into a few songs of his own like “Nasty Nas,” “If I Ruled The World” and “Made You Look.” Damian Marley paid respect to his father Bob Marley with a cover of “Could You Be Loved.”

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Death From Above 1979 put on a great, high-energy show. Their two-man setup works great and between the two of them they make a TON of noise. It’ll be interesting to see what happens after a great reception from fans at Coachella.

Duck Sauce went off at the Sahara tent and had tons of kids wearing yellow duck masks in the crowd. Ratatat immediately followed over at the Mojave tent, which was jammed pack as well. As much as I wanted to head to see Bloody Beetroots at the Sahara tent, getting a decent spot to see Kanye seemed more critical, so off to the main stage I went.

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I was a little drunk and exhausted by this point in the night, so a good review is pretty much out the window for me. Check out our review of Kanye’s set as written by Nadia, who is a much, much better writer than me.


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