The 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back for a second weekend, and it has Prince on its mind. Artists ranging from soul legend Mavis Staples to reunited dance rockers LCD Soundsystem performed stirring tributes to the late, genre-hopping artist on Friday. Additionally, the festival grounds were awash in a purple glow, courtesy of some well-placed lighting from promoter Goldenvoice. What did Day 2 bring? An appearance by Dr. Dre in reunion of the surviving members of N.W.A. during Ice Cube's set, for one. Our writers and photographers are there so stay with us for live coverage from the Empire Polo Field.
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Chilling in one of the VIP tents at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is Martin Troisi from Montevideo, Uruguay. In the background, bluesman Gary Clark Jr. can be heard performing, but Troisi is only here to see one band: Guns N' Roses.
Though his pass grants him access to all three days of Coachella, Troisi is only here for today.
"I'm only here for Guns N' Roses," he said. The band will close the second of Coachella's three nights, performing once again with a classic lineup featuring Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan and Dizzy Reed. It's been more than two decades since fans had been able to see Rose and Slash share a stage.
When asked if he would check out a few other artists, he didn't seem completely against the idea, but his heart belongs to Axl and Co. "I will take a walk around, but I'm not interested," Troisi said.
So why fly all the way for GNR?
"Because I'm 36, and I stated to listen to them when I was 13," he said before referencing the final show of the "Use Your Illusion" tour. "The last show was in Argentina in Buenos Aires in 1993 in July. My parents wouldn't let me go. I was 13. I've had a chance to see them before but not all -- only Axl. I saw him in Puerto Rico 2006 and 2010. I had a chance to see Slash a couple of times as well."
Like many fans at Coachella, this will be the first time he's seen the classic lineup together.
"This is the whole reason I'm here, To be honest, I would like to see Sia, but I don't know, it's a two-hour drive."