Tyler, the Creator’s Theatrical Coachella Headlining Set Was a Factor of Odd & Enchanting Magnificence


One yr after his onetime Odd Future collaborator Frank Ocean headlined the Coachella major stage on weekend one (to common bafflement from the general public), Tyler, the Creator took a crack on the competition’s Saturday headlining slot with a fierce, visually arresting efficiency of a few of his best-loved tracks.

All through the rapper’s roughly 80-minute efficiency, he held the assembled crowd within the palm of his hand because of a potent mixture of down-to-earth actual discuss, a liberal dousing of (usually racy) humor, passionate efficiency depth, hard-charging rap move, eye-catching visuals and a bevy of particular shock friends.

For the efficiency, which rivaled Lana Del Rey‘s Friday set when it comes to theatricality, the principle stage was reworked right into a desert vista, centered by a broken-down trailer flanked by two rocky hillsides — one topped by a inexperienced tent and adjoining signal that paradoxically learn, “NO CAMPING.” The projection behind the bodily set was a factor of ever-changing magnificence, internet hosting such arresting photos as a desert rainstorm, a large silvery moon in opposition to a purple sky, a fiery hellscape and a sci-fi tableau full with flying saucer.

“Thanks for staying. I do know you all are drained [after] being right here all day, so thanks for staying to observe my drained ass up right here,” stated Tyler close to the start of his set. However the amped-up crowd was something however drained, energized by the rapper’s impassioned renditions of songs like “See You Once more,” “EARFQUAKE,” “NEW MAGIC WAND,” “WUSYANAME” and “RUNNING OUT OF TIME.”

The impassioned efficiency was marked by pyrotechnics in each the literal and figurative sense, as sparks flew not solely from the literal stage however between Tyler and his fiercely loyal followers, lots of whom may very well be heard belting out the brainy rapper’s typically complicated lyrics proper together with him.

Try all of the highlights from Tyler’s set beneath.


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