Coachella 2022: True to tradition, or a TikTok makeover? Festival undergoes new generational shift
The crowd during a performance by The Interrupters, at the Outdoor Theater during weekend two of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, on April 20, 2019. - Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS

SAN DIEGO — How many people will, unironically, be wearing One Direction T-shirts at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio this weekend and next weekend? How many of the 125,000 daily attendees at the sold-out event will post videos of themselves on TikTok using a free commemorative Coachella NFT as a prop? Both questions would have been almost unthinkable in 2019, the most recent year the world's most popular and lucrative annual music festival was held before the COVID-19 shutdown. Three years later, after canceling its 2020 and 2021 editions because of the pandemic, Coachell...