I begin my Coachella countdown for the next year the second I leave Empire Polo Field. This year I went with a big group of friends and had a ton of fun. We even got the V.I.P. hook-up thanks to one of my friends working at Warner Brothers Records. Woot-woot! Although I do have to say the only thing V.I.P. has over general admission is that you don't have to wait in such a long line for a bathroom. Also, they have toilet paper. I think you could force me to pee behind a tree and I would still have fun at Coachella, though.
My hair was worn in a side braid the entire time, and I stuck to cotton fabrics. You really want to do everything to stay cool amid 90+ temperatures. It was the first time I've gone for all three days, and it may have been the last. Not that I didn't see amazing bands everyday, but by the end of Sunday I practically had to be carried to the car. Three straight days of desert climates and dancing with hippies should probably be restricted to one weekend per year anyway.
I was so disappointed I didn't get to see Vampire Weekend, but here are my Top 5 Favorite Coachella Performances of 2010:
1.) Atoms for Peace - Thom Yorke, I love you. Le sigh.
2.) Tiesto - Thank you to my techno-loving friends for introducing me to this amazing DJ!
3.) Hot Chip - The first time I saw them was at Coachella two years ago, and they're better everytime I catch them in concert. In a few years they'll be headliners.
4.) Gossip - I closed my eyes and I was in a disco in 1970's New York. I ask for nothing else.
5.) Phoenix - In addition to playing an amazing set, the energy in the audience was so happy. A great way to wrap up the festival.
Coachella 2010 Photo Essay:
What an amazing experience. I'm sad it's over but excited for the next one!
Your Golden Girl,
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