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Rain dance: Meet the Coachella swim team hopefuls

coachella friday 2012 rain clouds

Photo by @katablz via Twitter

"Coldchella"

Coachella 2012 welcomed tens of thousands of underdressed and ill-prepared music enthusiasts to its swim team tryouts on Friday. Hopefuls will contend with wind, rain, mud, cold and the dream of the 90s, which is still alive, in Indio, as evidenced by James playing "Laid" over the live stream

 

Rain dance: Meet the Coachella swim team recruits

gold medals for everybody. [full story at kpcc.org]

Storified by Lisa Brenner · Fri, Apr 13 2012 19:47:39

Horrible weather for the first day of #Coachella !! Party in the rain! http://pic.twitter.com/dDv5JSHqMelissa.
Here comes the #coachella rain @ KROQ Coachella House http://instagr.am/p/JYA6yIiDXl/Julie Epstein
It's going to rain at #Coachella http://instagr.am/p/JYBmE2j1U3/Smooth Hoperator
Here we goooooo @ Coachella Main Stage http://instagr.am/p/JYM25clPgW/Kristina Marino
#coachella http://instagr.am/p/JYM5cNCbZT/David Cook
Its......everything I thought it would be. RT @BrittanysChoice #coachella http://instagr.am/p/JYGbBPLbax/Giovanni B.
Not all doom and gloom #Coachella and to those who are not here. You can watch i @ Coachella Music Festival http://instagr.am/p/JYMC4HpTcY/Greg Johnson
#coachella #stage #lights #x-pro @ Coachella Main Stage http://instagr.am/p/JYMZfkiBdR/Kate Kolenda
#coachella shitshow http://instagr.am/p/JYMA3yK6NE/Sean Baello
Coachella Fashion Update: how about 90% of people are dressed...not ready for rain :/ @KESQ @qassignmentdesk http://twitpic.com/99f1jfBianca Rae
We have arrived #Coachella http://pic.twitter.com/3rTigTPTMina Atigehchi
James in the rain #coachella http://instagr.am/p/JYNmJQi2V0/Aunny
It's sprinkling at Coldchella. #Coachella @ Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival http://instagr.am/p/JYJDuYS0kz/kate
#coachella wind http://instagr.am/p/JYK3KcK6Mg/Sean Baello
tent city is blowing away. #coachella http://instagr.am/p/JYLBUdBmj9/Tracy Chambers
Coachella!! http://instagr.am/p/JYLOy6Eurg/One2Many Staff
driving next to our coachella peers in the rain! #carpoolchella #coachella #ontheroad http://instagr.am/p/JXz3xSPm21/Marissa Ramirez
#spirithoods #coachella2012 #coachella @coachella @spirithoods lmao ???????????? http://instagr.am/p/JYLoSzJoi0/Fahad/??? #YOLOFAHAD
RT @Bonnz: Ya tocamos. Estuvo verguiiiiiisima! #frepo #hshincoachella @ Coachella Main Stage http://instagr.am/p/JX-iOjqKxl/Juuan JMz Nh ^_^
@coachella http://instagr.am/p/JYL9ArFj3m/JAmes
RT @MsFitzieBaby: Gnarly. @coachella #coachella @ Coachella http://instagr.am/p/JXquc-pelm/Gabby Wilson
We have rain-chella! #coachella http://pic.twitter.com/6SluPCjPDiana Gonzales
Great performance from Yuck as the rain moves in #coachella #itrainsinthedesert http://pic.twitter.com/vEGj1tWGmrpoptop
There's no gold at the end of that rainbow. Just Coachella# holla atcha boy! http://instagr.am/p/JYMjvgxzPj/Einar Martin
RT @MixedByAli: Coachella was crazy ! 50,000 people w/ Kendrick Lamar x Ab-Soul x Jay Rock . TDE @ Coachella Main Stage http://instagr.am/p/JYG4_JsJBg/Jonna Rodriguez
James, in the rain. #Coachella http://pic.twitter.com/XrqQm9OPmattheckman
Earlier:
Dear meteorologists who predicted rain at @coachella, fuck you. http://pic.twitter.com/F25A404pMaria Gutierrez

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