Last weekend I was able to cross an item off my bucket list and finally attend Coachella :) I’m a victim of live music so I kind of had a field day and loved every minute of it; Sunday Sandstorm included, it’s all part of the experience :S amirite? JK, I lie. The sandstorm was miserable but I was determined to make the most of it, especially because Red Hot Chili Peppers were headlining. Dusty and devoted.
Rather than posting pictures of what I wore because truthfully, I don’t have any proper outfit photos, lemme tell you about all awesome sets I saw because this post is all about dat music! I know, I know, BOO HISS… festival fashion is all the rage these days but I just couldn’t be bothered in 40C desert heat, YOUKNOW?!
Day 1: Stars, Metric, Of Monsters & Men, Passion Pit, Local Natives, Modest Mouse, Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band of Horses (I reeeeeally needed a nap at this point), Jurassic 5, The Stone Roses, Tegan & Sara
Day 2: Grizzly Bear, The Postal Service, The xx, Franz Ferdinand, Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix
Day 3: The Lumineers, Tanlines, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Wu-Tang Clan, Red Hot Chili Peppers
For a few of the bands above, I was only able to catch a few songs from their sets (and missed some others) because there’s just so much going on and so many excellent bands playing at the same time, it’s something you just have to make peace with at Coachella. It would’ve been cool to see: Wild Nothings, Hot Chip, Guards, White Arrows, Gaslight Anthem, Hanni El Khatib, FOALS, Smith Westerns, Wombats, Janelle Monae, and La Roux.
Luckily I can catch everything I missed (and relive some of the magic of last weekend) on the YouTube this weekend, THANK YOU INTERNET!!!!
PS – I got to hold the line of balloons – yes, THE balloons! – and it was pretty much the highlight of my weekend.
Last weekend motivated me to violently recommit to music with the same vigor I had as a teenager. Overall, ’twas a successful musical weekend in Indio and I sure hope that Coachella & I can meet again in the future :D Will maybe post more pictures once I upload them off my camera. Maybe. HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.