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Amanda Jones, right, Beth Curley, center, and Marcela Mercado, all 21 and from Santa Clara, Calif..

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Joel Mark of Brentwood and his wife, Ann, have only missed one Coachella, bring daughters Sophie, right, and Snowden to their first.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Alex Shenton, 23, of Calgary, attends his first Coachella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Hotshot, a robot, attends his sixth Coachella in 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Emily Alford, right, and friend Callie Ryan, both 18, of Los Angeles, do the yoga pose, downward dog.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

James Mote, 35, of Temecula, and his rainbow boa of indeterminate age, attends his second Coachella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Nicholas Henderson, 22, of Irvive, at his second Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Security guard Ozzy Rodriguez at his post.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Mike Lewis, 27, left, Chuck Blu, 24, center, and Briana Rios, 24, ham it up the festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Matt Jaehn, 19, of South Lake Tahoe, strikes a pose.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

A unidentified man jumps into the frame in a desperate try to get into the "Faces of Coachella" photo gallery. Ethan Castilla and Greg Watts are partially eclipsed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Ethan Castilla, 20, left, and Greg Watts, 20, both of Temecula, have attended three Coachella festivals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Bill Locey, a writer from Ventura, watches Trampled by Turtles perform on the main stage

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Alec Viveros, 20, of La Quinta, right, and Elizabeth Shadazian, 19, of Laguna Beach, proclaim themselves the "Booty Patrol."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Flower children Taylor Steury, 21, Sarah Sullivan, 21, Sara Long, 21, Brad Kuntz, 21, and Daniella Dolene, 20, from right. The five went to school together at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Jake Burnett, 26, of Chicago, right, and Ashley Tveten, 25, of St. Louis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Giants fan and bartender Chris McNeal, 23, of San Francisco.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Las Vegas residents Alysia Meinring, 23, right, is a bumble bee, and Tyler Winkler, 24, is a mean lady bug. Meinring designs and markets her handmade costumes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Christina Silva with her 2-year-old son Thiago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Addisyn Emery, 20, of Ventura keeps the UV rays at bay with a bright umbrella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Lisa Leopard, 23, Lindsey Smith, 24, Kyle Conrad, 27, and Sarah Huesgen, 23.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

22-year-old Phoenix denizens Campbell McGee, right, and Nico Samaras.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Al Fajardo, left, Big Shillz, Jeremy Copeland, Annise Scott and Lindsey Harness, all from Scottsdale, Ariz., at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Abba Courtney, right and Obi Ramirez of Reno.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Michael Pourtemour of Lakewood is attending his fourth Coachella festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Alex Thaboua, 20, of San Diego gets an unconventional view of the festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Dan Lovecraft, 26, of San Diego, left, and friend Bryan Saul, 25, of Lenoir, N.C.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Richard Astin of Montclair, left, and Nathan Louis, 32, of Silver Lake flip their lids.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

These Coachella attendees concluded it was their patriotic duty to show up.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Temecula residents Sawyer Hollenbach, 10, left, and her mother, Patsy McIntosh, jump for joy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Coachella veterans Gary Enriquez, left, Victoria Vasquez, Davis Dong and Javier Avadano.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

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Faces of Coachella 2011

As tens of thousands of music lovers descended on the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this weekend, Los Angeles Times photographer Brian van der Brug roamed the vast fields of the Empire Polo Club searching for the most interesting characters for our annual “Faces of Coachella” portrait gallery. A larger collection of images from this year’s festival, including many of the performers, is available here.

You can also check out the scene virtually via these 360° panoramas.

Full coverage, updated throughout the day by our team of reporters in the California desert town of Indio, is available at Pop & Hiss, The Times’ music blog.

3 Comments

  1. April 18, 2011, 4:05 am

    THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH!

    By: juicy
  2. April 19, 2011, 10:07 am

    [...] LA Times was there with their photographers too, taking pics of both the bands as well as the faces in the crowd…bonus panorama [...]

  3. April 20, 2011, 4:58 am

    [...] Los Angeles Times has been to Coachella (massive Music and Arts Festival in LA) this weekend and has chosen to [...]

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