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Coachella 2011: Yelle's French-pop commands

April 17, 2011 |  1:29 am

00coachellayelle Julie Budet, the frontwoman for French electro-pop trio Yelle, had three commands while onstage Saturday evening: “Dance! Dance! Dance!” It was a requirement that the thousands of already sweat-drenched attendees stuffed into the Gobi tent had no problem meeting. 

Clad in a red catsuit, Budet and band flew through the discothèque anthems that made both their 2008  debut, "Pop Up," and its follow-up, March’s “Safari Disco Club,” top 10 hits on U.S. dance and electronic music charts. With bodies slathered in glitter and feathers, the band offered international pop -- America's weakness of late -– that caused some sort of frenzy, even if most didn’t know the language (quel dommage). 

“I want more energy,” Budet demanded, and the audience obliged. 

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-- Gerrick D. Kennedy

Twitter.com/gerrickkennedy

Photo: Julie Budet of French pop trio Yelle performing Saturday at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

 

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