Weekend one in Indio came and went and we definitely had a blast! We kicked it off with a party at the Corona Yacht Club with FILTER Magazine (great way to start, right?). Special guests St. Lucia and Penguin Prison set the mood for party guests with two great sets, and attendees of the party received our new Festival Bra!
The first day of the festival started off with a setting of sunshine and palm trees. We spent the day scoping out the fashion of the other attendees—we spotted countless crop tops, high-waist shorts and bandeaus! And of course, we checked out our favorite bands. We started off the day listening to the tunes of Alt-J (a favorite of the entire #AerieFest crew) and made our way to over to Passion Pit, Modest Mouse and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Some of our top bands of the day were Jurassic 5 and Bassnectar.
We began Saturday night rocking out to The Postal Service. After 10 years they sound better than ever, and we had a great time dancing the night away. Phoenix was amazing, as expected—and their surprise guest, Mr. R. Kelly himself, didn’t disappoint. Another favorite of ours, New Order, are still killing it after all these years. Other Saturday shows that topped our list: Hot Chip, the XX, Janelle Monae and Major Lazer.
Despite the desert storm on Sunday evening, the weekend ended with a bang. A long set from the Red Hot Chili Peppers (they played for over an hour!) included hit after hit. It was a great way to finish the festival, but we would not have minded if the rumors about Daft Punk came true. The crowd was going nuts for Wu Tang as they took the stage, and it was like witnessing history watching Rodriguez perform on the Gobi stage.