Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2014
I know it’s a belated post. I think we see a pattern here but hey, at least I get around to them. Now, what’s festival season without attending the festival of all festivals to kickoff festival season? That’s right, it’s that time of the year again and I couldn’t be more excited! It was my first time car camping at this infamous fest and my second year attending.
We arrived Thursday night and I was so nervous about car camping because I heard so many horror stories and bad experiences from friends. Friday mornings weather was absolutely perfect. Overcast and cool. We got ready in no time and made the trek to the festival grounds. The temperature definitely spiked but it was still manageable for Coachella standards. We arrived pretty early since we were eager but there weren’t any artists we wanted to see just yet so we headed to the Yuma Tent. The tent was LIFE. Air-conditioned dance room with some couches to chill on? Yes, please. Friday wasn’t too crazy. Most of the day was spent at the main stage. The artists I write about are the ones pictured above, so, OutKast FTW.
Outfit: bralette was miraculously found in one of the many closets in my house, high-waisted shorts were graciously borrowed from my twin sister, ankle boots-Forever 21, body chain borrowed from my older sis, and the (surprisingly popular) flash tats.
Sets watched: Alf Alpha, A$AP Ferg, Grouplove, Deorro, Aloe Blacc, Bastille, Shlohmo, Broken Bells, Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, Girl Talk, & OutKast.
The temperature is rising now. Still manageable. I sound like i’m documenting a Survivor episode. Now, music-wise, this day was hectic. So many sets to catch, so many overlaps, so much running, so little time! We took our time getting ready to save energy and made delicious camping food. Once we were set, we legitimately ran into the fest and basically stayed running the whole day; however, most of the day was spent at the Outdoor Theatre. This was my sixth time seeing a Dillon Francis set. Not because I go out of my way to see him, but simply because he’s been on almost every festival lineup in the past year! (that I’ve attended, at least). I’m so happy for his success. It was also a defining moment for me because I had seen him for the first time at Coachella just last year. Just another reason why I love music festivals!!!
Outfit: Dress was a gift to my older sis, necklaces were gifted to me, sandals-Urban Outfitters
Sets watched: Cage the Elephant, Banks, TJR, CHVRCHES, Holy Ghost, GTA, Kid Cudi, Dillon Francis, Capital Cities, MGMT, Lorde, Foster the People, Sleigh Bells, Pharrell Williams, Nas, Muse.
This was definitely the hottest day out of the three but nothing to complain about. Last year was hotter and honestly, the weather couldn’t have been better for my first (and possibly last?) year car camping. The last day of anything fun is always bittersweet. Getting dolled up for the last time was a bit somber but still, we were relieved to have gotten through the weekend. We got to the festival and it was a pretty chilled out day. Enough of the running around, or craziness. This day was about enjoying the moment and taking in all of what Coachella is. We ended our night at the Do Lab stage and MitiS was throwin’ it down! I love the Do Lab, it’s always a good time. Fest life is the best life. I hope to continue attending festivals and spreading my love for them and love for life and all it brings!! CHEERS.
Outfit: bralette-Brandy Melville, shorts and necklace were borrowed from my twin sis, shoes-Payless, hat borrowed from my older sis.
Sets watched: Flight Facilities, Showtek, Classixx, Rudimental, Zoé, Flosstradamus, Alesso, Little Dragon, Calvin Harris, Lana Del Rey, Disclosure, MitiS.