40 Best Things We Saw at Coachella 2015

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Best Large-Scale Biology Lesson: Papilio Merraculous

Last year, the Los Angeles art collective Poetic Kinetics brought a gigantic rolling astronaut to Coachella; this year they did something even better. On Friday, the art piece Papilio Merraculous made its debut as a caterpillar the size of a city bus, slowly cruising around the Coachella grounds. On Saturday, it looked different, and music fans who remembered their elementary-school biology knew that the caterpillar was pupating. On Sunday, it emerged as an enormous gauzy butterfly: a demonstration of actual biological processes and a suggestion that Coachella could fundamentally change anyone who showed up for all three days.

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