The Yeah Yeah Yeahs performed last night at Coachella and despite the heat, accumulating grit, three days of binge drinking, and hangovers, the crowd unabashedly LOVED them. I’m confident Karen O was the only person wearing a gold sequined capelet in the 100 degree California sun. Karen O basked in the spotlight by being a complete rock star just short of her usual spewing beer on to the audience. Karen O dominated the stage, a difficult feat considering she performed in front of a giant and distracting inflatable eye.
How Karen O musters the strength to consistently stun her audience with her antics marvels me. I’m the kind of person that wakes up on a Saturday, eats brunch and takes a nap – as if eating drained me of any energy I had.