When Amber called me to tell me that she had an extra ticket to the biggest music festival on the planet, I jumped. Ok, maybe squealed first, called Scotty and then jumped. It was always a bucket list item but I just never thought it was attainable. Tickets are outrageous, it requires a flight, hotel, and a few days off of work. Scotty and I have planned so many trips throughout the year that I just didn’t think it was possible. None the less, a few weeks later I packed my bag with festival-ware (also known as barely there attire that doesn’t match) and headed to Palm Springs.
The experience during Coachella is like none-other. Celebrity sitings, 24/7 concerts and just crowds full of people that are happy (artificial or not:)) It was such an incredible vibe. We would spend our mornings and early afternoons at the pool. This wasn’t just a hotel pool – it was vegas style. DJ’s, people in costumes, inflatables and dancing. I almost felt bad for the few families that brought their children to the pool, then I figured hey, they came to Palm Springs DURING COACHELLA. This whole city is there for Coachella.
Then the afternoons we would get ready and head for the venue. We rented beach cruisers and just biked over to the venue. Definitely a must for anyone who goes. Traffic is intense to get to the venue, but we cruised (literally) right by.
Coachella just had this buzz about it. The weather was perfect, not too hot during the day and not too cold during the night. There were balloons strung throughout the entire venue, 5 stages, beer gardens throughout and various entertainment elements throughout. Amber and I tried the silent dance party….ummm, we could have done without that. But everything else was so fun. I ran into Victoria’s secret models, bloggers, and various celebs were there throughout the event all incognito and just wanting to be there for fun. Seriously, what a great time and was just what I needed to get away from the daily house woe’s and the emotional spring that I had. It was very refreshing and great to spend it with my bestie.
Here are the lineups that we saw:
- Martin Garrix
- Calvin Harris
- Ellie Goulding
- Capital Cities
- Arcade Fire
- Empire of the Sun
Sad I missed this:(
- Lana Del Ray (side note: saw her at Red Rocks after and she was terrible. Made the right choice in missing this one)
- Pharrell (We were both super bummed that we missed this one but there was a serious sandstorm and we were over it)
- ZZ Ward
- Solange (this was a running joke for the both of us. Throughout the weekend we would jokingly ask if people were going to see Solange. Then when we left Friday night early because of the sandstorm we shared a cab with a guy who was on the PR team for Lorde and he asked us if we went to see Solange. We both laughed and he goes, ‘really? don’t you know if you see Solange, Bey is bound to be there as well?’ Sure enough, read the tabloids that night and sure as shit Beyonce was there.)