30 Best Things We Saw at Coachella 2016: Weekend One

Rock reunions, desert dance parties and a Kristen Wiig cameo: the most memorable moments from Weekend One

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Best Aerobic Workout: Major Lazer
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Best Aerobic Workout: Major Lazer

Major Lazer's dancehall-razing riot of a set was basically a fitness session. USC's drumline opened the show (the horn section showed up later for stutter-stepping moombahton bomb "Bumaye"), and project mastermind Diplo stalked the stage in an all-white country club getup armed with a cricket bat while four gold spandex-spackled dancers twerked and jerked to the nonstop beat. Major Lazer and their many guests did more to inspire sweat in the audience than Sunday's sweltering sun: Sean Paul assisted Jamaican toaster Nyla on "Light It Up" and teamed with soca star Machel Montano for "One Wine" and Danish indie-pop upstart MØ dropped in for "Lean On." Hype man Walshy Fire issued most of the orders, which ranged from the standard, "Jump! Jump! Jump!" to more involved moves, like taking off a garment and whipping it overhead, getting ground-level low before leaping at the next air horn blast, and actually running several paces in either direction in the middle of a thousands-strong crowd. That last one happened during the sprightly "Sound Bang," and the result wasn't tiring so much as giddy-making, as everyone erratically pinballed off of one another to the relentless clash of steel drums.

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