I knew it was a bad sign Friday night when I saw a small cadre of folks huddled around the circuitry of the tesla coils, scratching their heads, probing with a multimeter, and eventually whipping out the soldering iron. I wrote it off for Friday, but never figured it would be out of commission for all three days. Or did I just have really terrible luck and it was never going? The fact that there never seemed to be a crowd surrounding it seemed to indicate that no, it never did work all weekend.
This was an amazing year at Coachella, probably my favorite so far show wise. But boy did it feel a little empty with that glorious hum and crackle.