April 19, 2012


Coachella Breaks Attendance Record

Frazer Harrison
Frazer Harrison

In spite of stormy weather on Friday and (the usual) desert heat wave on Saturday and Sunday, the first weekend of Coachella 2012 shattered previous attendance records.

Somewhere between 80,000 and 85,000 festival-goers showed up to the first of Coachella's more-or-less identical two weekend sets. That means fewer people showed up last year (70,000-75,000, to be exact) for only one weekend of Coachella madness. 

Check out our on-the-scene Fashion Look Book—it's surprisingly chock-full of fanny packs—as well as some killer pics of Rihanna's surprise appearance and Katy Perry crowd-surfing. We also counted down the top ten moments of each day. Obviously, the holographic Tupac took up a lot of our attention.

Were you one of the 80-85k people at Coachella last weekend? Or are you Indio-bound this weekend?