Just got back from Indio and going to Stagecoach (the country Coachella). That was an interesting experience. The music was great, with the highlights being Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton, and the Band Perry. Two of the headliners were good (Tim McGraw and Miranda Lambert) but weren't able to match the bands who came on directly before them. It was also cool to see ZZ Top live. They played on the smaller stage and it was electric. Merle Haggard was also a big hit, though I didn't go see him.
As for the festival itself, holy crap is it a sh!t show. 70,000 people, 90% are drunk, 25% are puking, and a ton of dirt and dust. Luckily it wasn't too hot except for Sunday. On the bright side, the preferred attire of all women aged 21-35 was boots, cutoff shorts, and bikini tops.