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Coachella Weekend Two: Day one

By Brandon Choe

April 18, 2015 12:53 a.m.

Bay Area-based rapper Lil B shared his positive message with “No Black Person Is Ugly." Lil B finished his set with the song “I Love You,” appropriately ending his energetic set.

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"Papilio Merraculous," an art piece conceived and built by Poetic Kinetics, looked over the Empire Polo Club.

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Anthony James (right) and Adam Miller (left) worked in the crew for artists Shrine and Joel Dean Stockdill to assemble "Big Horn Palace," which strings together concurrent tin cans into a gazebo-like structure to provide shade for festivalgoers.

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Coachella food options this year stretched from classics like burgers and pizza to innovative delectables like crab-covered french fries. Besides the variety of cuisine offered, Coachella provided festivalgoers with vegan, raw vegan, gluten-free and kosher selections.

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Rapper Raekwon embraced the stage with classics from his '90s rap album “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..."

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Festivalgoers stretched to the "Papilio Merraculous" installation for the Alabama Shakes performance.

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Brittany Howard, lead vocalist and guitarist of Alabama Shakes, ripped the air at the Empire Polo Club for an electrifying performance.

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Swedish pop singer Lykke Li sang emphatically during her opening act.

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"Big Horn Palace" brightened up at night, providing much-needed light.

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Donald Fagen of Steely Dan shouted in harmony with guitarist Walter Becker.

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"Praxis," designed by Ben and John Zamora, provided a sightly transition between music venues.

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Caribou was illuminated during his performance.

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Todd Terje and the Olsens played a low-key set in the Gobi tent.

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Music producer and rapper Flying Lotus was hidden by a transparent, illusionary cube. Projection mapping onto the cube-like structure provided for a vibrant light show.

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The light show took many shapes and forms for an aesthetically pleasing performance.

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