Yup. Did you know that only well-hydrated people produce tears?
Anyway, here they are: the top five Coachella moments so far (a shaved Justin Vernon! Annie Clark crowdsurfing!), gleaned from this past weekend's Youtube offerings.
1) St. Vincent's Annie Clark got less than a minute into her new song "KROKODIL" on Saturday before launching herself into the audience. It was a riot grrrl moment, with Clark shedding her usual poise to shout hoarsely into the mic and perform the entirety of the song on the hands of the ecstatic crowd. The L Magazine's Jeff Klingman also just butted in to note that despite setting Twitter ablaze by reforming unannounced in Brooklyn this weekend, '90s grunge icons Hole don't maintain a fraction of St. Vincent's intensity. Someone really ought to isolate a GIF of Clark shouting "on my FUCKING TEETH" at 1:07, but in the meantime you can watch all of "KROKODIL" above.
2) Buzzcocks guitarist Steve Diggle is 56 years-old, but that didn't stop him from slamming down his guitar at the end of "I Believe" and and hurling himself at the instrument like a bird to a recently-cleaned windshield. Sheer punk rock glory at 5:26.
3) "This is the biggest crowd I've ever performed for," Azealia Banks announced to a swarming sea of people on Saturday. It was a charged set, Banks' voice straining and breaking at times, her lost words dissolved in the crowd's palpable buzz. However, one of the most intense climaxes in Banks' set actually didn't come from Banks herself, but from one of her backup dancers who performed eight fouettes (those really difficult turns she makes look like patty cake starting at 14:49) in a row and landed in a triple pirouette seamlessly.
4) That moment where you asked yourself, "WAIT, WHERE IS JUSTIN VERNON'S FACIAL HAIR?"
5) Jeff Mangum played Saturday evening at sunset, and as usual, requested that no videos or photos be taken. It seems that some people didn't listen, as there are videos on Youtube, but I won't post them here. Instead, after catching Mangum in Brooklyn earlier this year, I prefer imagine what it must have felt like to be with hundreds of other listeners in the balmy, open air just at the moment when Mangum howled the chorus to "Two-Headed Boy"—a point in his set where one Pop & Hiss writer wrote, "everyone in earshot seemed to get chills."