Outside Boutique at Coachella (VT Photo)

REPORTING FROM INDIO, CALIF. — Thushan Rajapaksa once told me ‘just because you’re in the desert doesn’t mean you can’t have luxury.’

Seconds later, he sprayed himself with Calvin Klein One cologne, clearing away a day’s collection of ‘desert stank’ (a term coined by Chang Weisburg at Guerrilla Union). I couldn’t stop laughing at the time. Rajapaksa runs the giant backstage security op...

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