Moments after MGMT’s Saturday show in the Mojave tent, Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden told us that they might need to”learn how to play for a large crowd.” Why is that? “We’re just not ones for stage banter,” said VanWyngarden. “But this crowd loves that. We said ‘fuck yeah’ once and they went crazy. And when our sound guy shouted out the word alcohol at sound check, that got the crowd going too. So, maybe we should do more of that.” Rock Daily made the band chat a bit more with our Coachella quiz:
Best show seen so far:
VanWyngarden: The Verve Friday night was the best so far, and Aphex Twin. I can’t wait to see Kraftwerk and Prince tonight. He’s gonna do all the hits. I know it. He knows what people want.
Best Coachella drug:
VanWyngarden: We were given a tree branch of marijuana in San Francisco. It was a lot. And, we have to smoke it all because we’re going to Europe on Monday and you can’t bring it with you. We took it to a party last night and took it to a level ten and we were rewarded for smoking pot all day with a Siberian tiger. There was a Siberian tiger at the party, a baby tiger. We got to pet the tiger. A baby Siberian tiger on a leash and we were so high. It was pretty cool.
If I had five minutes alone with Prince:
VanWyngarden: I’d want him to just spin around and look at me and then snarl and say something like, a sound, just like an, awww. If he did that to me I’d probably get a boner.
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Best backstage perk?
VanWyngarden: Percacet. [Laughs]