Well, reality has set in and I have to wait a whole year until I’m able to go back to Coachella. Even though it’s only been a couple of days, I can’t help but catch myself daydreaming of dancing to music without a care in the world, lying on the grass looking up at the balloons, making new friends who are oh so friendly, and loving everything about living in the moment. This was my first trip to Coachella, and I can’t express how much I fell in love with the festival. Everyone was so loving, the music was amazing, and spending time with my best friends is always a wonderful bonus. I’m seriously counting down the days until Coachella 2015.
What I really enjoyed was discovering all of the interesting structures around the festival, and playing inside what I would call “adult playhouses”. These fascinating houses were located all throughout the campsites and luckily we had a few friends who were camping! So we were able to hang out at their campsite before we went into the festival. While in the campsite, we were able to discover all of these fun houses. My favorite one was the tribal looking one designed with bottles on the outside. There were so many, we didn’t have time to check them all out! As for the structures inside the festival, my favorite was a huge spaceman who moved slowly around the festival. Each day there was a different face inside the helmet! It was awesome.
On another note, I’m definitely going to camp next year (we stayed in a hotel about 15 minutes away from the festival). Yes I’ve heard that it’s dirty and the bathrooms are pretty ratchet, but honestly just being in the campsite made the whole trip feel complete. It’s like you are at Coachella 24/7 and I feel like I would really love that. Plus being able to decorate a campsite would be quite fun!
Some of my favorite bands/artists that I was able to see were OutKast, Ellie Goulding, Grouplove, HAIM, A$AP Ferg, Flume, Bastille, ZZ Ward, Glitch Mob, Zedd, Muse, MGMT, Pharrell, Lorde (amazing!), Skrillex, Empire of the Sun, Arcade Fire, Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, Kid Cudi, and Krewella! There were so many more I wish I could have seen, but sadly with so many artists, you have to pick and choose.
Another really cool thing that happened on Sunday was being picked to participate in Carpoolchella! Since we had more than 4 people in the car when parking, and we were lucky enough to be spotted by the Carpoolchella workers, we got to pick a prize out of a hat! We all won $50 worth of Coachella merchandise!! This was so amazing because who doesn’t like free stuff?! (especially when merchandise is so much more expensive at festivals!)
Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the festival: