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Coachella Scores Second-Best Year Ever

Is the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival recession-proof? According to Goldenvoice, the event's promoter, 160,000 fans attended Coachella this past weekend, which is the second-largest turnout in the festival's decade-long history. Given the dire state of the economy in general and the music industry in particular, this is an impressive achievement, but we're still unsure whether this success bodes well for the rest of the festival-glutted summer concert season. [ArtsBeat/NYT]