Coachella vs. Stagecoach

The Stagecoach country music festival opened April 27, one week after Coachella closed down its second weekend. Although both sold-out events are held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, they each have their own personalities.

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INDIO, CA - MAY 01: Stagecoach fans during 2011 Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on May 1, 2011 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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The Stagecoach country music festival opened April 27, one week after Coachella closed down its second weekend. Although both sold-out events are held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, they each have their own personalities.
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At Coachella, brightly colored plastic sunglasses are the obligatory fashion choice; while at Stagecoach…
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…cowboy hats are the gold standard.
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It's usually hot at both Coachella and Stagecoach, so swimsuits, water bottles and finding shade are musts. Pictured: Coachella on the left, Stagecoach on the right
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At Stagecoach, music lovers are known to bring folding chairs and take a seat during performances; while at Coachella…
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…chairs are absent, as festival goers prefer constant dancing, jumping, screaming and more constant dancing.
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Just because they brought chairs though, doesn't mean Stagecoach attendees can't dance, too.
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Fans of both festivals have a habit of taking photos in front of the iconic Ferris wheel.
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Coachella has mohawks.
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Stagecoach does too.
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Stagecoach has livestock, including goats, chickens and pigs.
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Coachella once had a floating pig for Roger Waters' set.
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Stagecoach has 100 percent, down-to-Earth, authentic performers.
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Coachella has holograms.
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