Best Psychedelic Dance Party: MGMT
Coachella regulars and MGMT co-founders Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden are not flashy dudes, but they do know how to deliver a show. On the fields of Indio for their afternoon set, MGMT's hits and most recent songs were drenched in Peter Max splashes of color, computerized effects and a giant jellyfish floating across the big screen. As the duo at the center of MGMT led fans through this vibrant color field of sound and sight, they sometimes stood calmly side-by-side at their keyboards. "Flash Delirium" and "The Youth" were rich and energized, while fans danced on the grass and nearby performance artists held long cables of about 30 balloons each to flap violently into the sky.