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Coachella 2014: Girl Talk's Main Stage Debut Hits All the Same, Right Notes

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Gregg Gillis of Girl Talk performs onstage during day 1 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2014 in Indio, California

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Anyone who thought Gillis would buck the paradigm for his debut on the Coachella main stage just before Outkast would have been disappointed. The only addition to his stage show was a giant blowup prop and a few short guest spots from rappers he’s featured (including Busta Rhymes, Too $hort and Juicy J) – the latter of which most of the audience could see, thanks to a video glitch that found the jumbotrons flanking the stage broadcasting the cross-field set from legacy rocker Bryan Ferry ("Who's the old guy?" was a sadly-overheard question).

 

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No matter: it was as frenetically likeable as ever and served its dance-heavy purpose exactly; for festival goers looking for a dance party blessed with tracks not just from Kanye West but The Who and the Beatles, there's none better.