Friday: Thomas Gold, Dillon Francis, Metric, (5 minutes of) Pete Tong, Passion Pit, Dog Blood, TNGHT, Infected Mushroom, Wolfgang Gartner, Modestep, Bassnectar
Saturday: Baauer, 2 Chainz, Kill The Noise, Bingo Players, Major Lazer, Grizzly Bear, Fedde Le Grand, The Postal Service, The XX, Knife Party
Sunday: Adrian Lux, Mord Fustang, Danny Avila, The Lumineers, Social Distortion, (5 minutes of) Vampire Weekend, Pretty Lights, Excision, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Despite the scorching heat, the dirt and grime, the endless allergies while simultaneously battling a week-long cold (and still continuing to do so), or the disgusting port-a-potties, it was worth every penny out of my wallet and every second out of my time. For three days, I simply forgot about all my worries and problems and just felt amazingly carefree (until I had to cram for that midterm on the car ride back which I still failed anyway). I’ve heard that each year, Coachella is a different experience. I’ve only been to two so far, but both have definitely been unique in their own ways. This year I was more aware of my surroundings and what I was heading into, seeing that I’ve already gone before. I did my best to make the most out of my time this year and tried to be more diverse in what I saw. I had a lot of conflicts, which of course is no surprise, so I’m still a little bummed that I didn’t see Vampire Weekend in its entirety, or Phoenix or Two Door Cinema Club… But nonetheless I had a blast and I know that’s all that matters. Shoutout to everyone I met this year, shoutout to my new Coachella family (thank you all for being awesome, high AF companions), and shoutout to my neighbors on N 128th.
Fuck reality, I wish I could go back.