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Bigger, more rarefied Coachella offers revelers creature comforts

Bigger, more rarefied Coachella offers revelers creature comforts

INDIO — It wasn't yet 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Sahara Tent, but 16-year-old Niall Bauer had already met up with friends on the lawn in the massive, LED-flashing venue inside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which began the first of two consecutive weekends on the grounds of the Empire Polo Club on Friday. "It's so much bigger than I expected," he said, a little wide-eyed behind his sunglasses. It was the Beverly Hills resident's first Coachella, and in many ways the festival that launched 15 years ago has been much bigger — and full of more rarified pleasures. This year's Coachella offered new and expensive ways to wall...

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