I guess I have almost avoided this post and sum up…in fear of having to come to terms that Coachella is officially over and I really didn’t want to accept that. It has also taken me several days to get back to “normal”…whatever that means.
Here it is..
C-cream of the crop of music festivals. Being a music festival virgin, I guess that is a pretty bold statement to say…but I just know that this festival is the best of the best and if I even attempt to go to another one…I will always be like “Well at Coachella..”.
O-out of the ordinary. You think you see different kinds of people when you stroll through a big city? Mmm think again. There are all walks of life strolling through the festival grounds and just when you think you have seen weird ( a borat style leopard unitard on a 200 pound man)…you see something weirder ( a guy wearing a turquoise suit with a racoon hat with red sunnies who is giving his girlfriend her own personal light show with glowsticks)
A-adventure. sometimes the best adventures are the ones you don’t plan for and if coachella had a middle name…it would be just that.
C-casablancas. If you ever think you are cool, just know that Julian Casablancas is cooler than me and you will ever be.
H-heat. ok so it’s the desert..what do you expect? Well whatever you expect…picture it 10 degrees hotter. Next time I will be sporting a different hat each day with an avian spray bottle in my palm.
E-energy. in my previous post, i said there was something in the air in hollywood. well there is also something in the air at Coachella. it’s a vibe that you can only really understand if you were there but the vibe keeps you going during that long 10 hour day..it makes you feel like you are high, even when your not. it’s inexplainable.
L-love. Whoever you decide to go to Coachella with, know that you will automatically develop a deep love for them. No matter how much the heat, exhaustion and different travel styles get to you ( and cause some bickering)….in the end…you will forever have a bond with these people. You will not forget these 3 days. You will also love the random strangers around you. Its crazy how much music can bring people together. There are people from all over the world, people you will never see again, people you will see again yet what it comes down to is that you both share the love of the music and in that moment..its all that matters.
L-line up. Literal line ups and the line up of the festival. Next year? I’d spend the extra money for VIP or a driver to take us to and from the polo grounds ( our getting lost and losing each other is a whole other subject). Lines up of the festival? I think many would agree that it was one of the best Coachella has seen. It was a perfect mix of mainstream and underground music…rap, modern electric pop, djs, and classic rock. I developed faith in bands I didn’t think I cared for…I realized I should appreciate bands more that I did already care for…and I realized that Jay Z and Beyonce together was a moment that I would never probably experience again (guilty of loving the power couple immensely)
A-auqa. in italian that means water. Whereever you choose to stay during the festival, make sure your place has a pool and a shower. You will appreciate a hot (or cold) shower after a day spent at the festival. It will feel like the best thing that has ever happened to you. And your feet will be happy too.
Bottom line….I think I left a piece of my heart buried in the desert sand.
See you next year..xo