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Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival

ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1999 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The hopes of promoters to create a Southern California tradition with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival appeared to be wilting in the desert sun on Saturday, but a surge in attendance on Sunday created new hope for the sprawling event, which is fashioned after European rock festivals.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 1999 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The vast plain of grass, meticulously kept and vibrantly green, contrasts sharply with the dusty, craggy mountains that surround it. Winding paths, horse statues and other country-club trappings give the Empire Polo Field the feel of a plush oasis in this hardscrabble town. But look closely at the site and you also notice mounds of horse droppings drying under the desert sun. That's fitting.
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