Alessandra Ambrosio, Coachella 2009

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Years before Vanessa Hudgens popularized the flower crown and Taylor Swift made "Bleachella" a thing, Hollywood flocked to the Coachella Valley Music Arts and Festival for an oasis-like experience unlike any other. 

Despite Coachella's evolution from alt-rock extravaganza to pop culture paradise, a shared love of live music (admittedly combined with a burning sense of FOMO) is what attracts stars and non-celebrities to the 330-acre polo field in Indio, Calif year after year. 

Such was the case for the 2009 desert expedition, where then-It couple Reese Witherspoon and Jake GyllenhaalDrew BarrymoreAlessandra Ambrosioand more A-listers partied the weekend away to the soundtracks of Paul McCartneyThe Killers and The Cure

So in honor of the festival's hotly-anticipated 20th anniversary, we threw it back to a Coachella where Instagram didn't exist, snagging an invite to exclusive after-parties wasn't a priority and you probably didn't plan your looks months in advance. 

Check out our gallery below for all the must-see Coachella moments from 10 years ago. 

Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Coachella 2009

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Kristin Cavallari, Coachella 2009

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Alessandra Ambrosio, Coachella 2009

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Peaches Geldof, Adrian Grenier, Agyness Deyn, Coachella 2009

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Drew Barrymore, Coachella 2009

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Anne Hathaway, Adam Shulman, Coachella 2009

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Kate Bosworth, James Rousseau, Coachella 2009

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Tara Reid, Coachella 2009

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Paris Hilton, Doug Reinhardt, Coachella 2009

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Paul McCartney, Coachella 2009

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Joss Stone, Coachella 2009

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Nicky Hilton, Coachella 2009

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DJ AM, Coachella 2009

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Annabelle Wallis, Coachella 2009

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Dita Von Teese, Coachella 2009

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David Hasselhoff, Coachella 2009

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M.I.A., Coachella 2009

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Steve Aoki, Coachella 2009

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Flavor Flav, Chuck D, Public Enemy, Coachella 2009

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Stay tuned to E! News for more around-the-clock coverage of Coachella 2019! 

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