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11 Responses to “Boing Boing Video: Coachella Time-Lapse (dir. Ray Klein, music by Hawke)”

  1. Celestyna says:

    Getting claustrophobic just looking at it.
    Man, I wish I could deal with gynormous packed crowds like that, their lineups always look so fun!

  2. kobrakai says:

    It would be interesting if there was a caption telling us which band was playing during the crowd build-ups.

  3. Anonymous says:

    beautiful! Reminds my of a positive Koyaniqstasi

  4. Anonymous says:

    I couldn’t help but root for the white trash cans in the center-right part of the foreground. I have no idea why.

  5. Phikus says:

    The fun is to try to spot the naked guy being tased by the cops. -The Where’s Waldo for the new millennium.

  6. Anonymous says:

    What are those lone boxes interspaced in the grass? Garbage cans?

  7. Anonymous says:

    awesome! now i’ll never have to spend the $400 to sit in the desert in a giant crowd for 3 days!

  8. Anonymous says:

    yeah, the white boxes are trash cans. cardboard, with lids that are quickly stolen and fashioned into visors.

  9. Pharmakos says:

    #4: I was rooting for the grass. (And I don’t mean the stuff lit in 3-foot bongs that are somehow smuggled in.)

    See how much trash gets left on the grass by the end of the night. But then it looks so sparkly and green at the start of the next day!

    My least favorite part of Coachella is when I’m too tired at night to stand but I don’t want to sit down in a field of blowing garbage.

  10. JDV says:

    cool! You can see the Serpent Mother brought by the Flaming Lotus Girls center left of the view during the night. It is the squiggly line of light that ‘poofs’ fireballs at night. Extra points for spotting the occasional streams of unearthly colored methanol shooting out of the center!

  11. Chris Jordan says:

    Wow, this is amazing! There’s piles of timelapse from Burning Man that this compares well with, in terms of scale, multiple days, etc (skysquid!). This should be in T-Minus, the timelapse film festival in NYC*, http://www.t-minus.org.

    Thanks Ray,

    (* full disclosure: I organize it)