As it was my first year going to Coachella I really didn't know what to expect and my preconceived ideas all probably came from YouTube videos of Jay-Z's closing performance last year where you just saw a gajillion person mob scene rocking the f out. I went in excited about a lot of bands playing and planned on watching and shooting so many sets, what happened last night at Kanye was not really in the plan though. I by no means had the intention of being all up in that mix, I thought I'd casually watch from the back with a snocone or something... So It's about 10:00 PM and Kanye is set to be on in half an hour. I can see the photo pit line already a mile long and some other mess of a comotion at the VIP gate. I mellowed out and watched the rest of Phantogram and grabbed a Lemonade then out of boredom/curiousity I wondered over to the chaos and found myself being shoved through the crowd into the front row area.... Hmmm I'll take it? So I sat on the little baricade for a few minutes and met some dudes named Matt and Scott and before I knew it there were 100 thousand people behind me and somehow I was stuck front & center waiting for Kanye with some new friends. All of the sudden Kanye was up above our heads singing on some robot arm and there was a slew of theatrics happening on stage including some amazing dancers and a definite highlight for me, Bon Iver joining him on stage to sing. Also randomly enough, apparently everyone loves Kanye including Paris & Nicky Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Tara Reid, and Usher. So the view above was from my post with my new BFF's, then awesome photos below were shot by our pal Mitchell. Check out more of his photos from the whole weekend on the Vans Flickr.