Coachella Weekend #2 is upon us and I’m not sure about the rest of you but I am not ready for the second influx of Instagram photos, statuses and snapchats from my California friends bragging about attending. Don’t get me wrong – I appreciate what Coachella represents and I truly am jealous I am not there. From the amazing assortment of talent, a weekend in the sun and experiencing a piece of history, it’s well worth the cost.
Since its founding in 1999, Coachella has been an exciting musical festival showcasing big and small names alike interesting all types of listeners. Headlining acts have varied since its birth from Beck to Jane’s Addiction in the earlier years to Jay Z and Kanye in the later ones. It wasn’t until 2012 that a second weekend was added due to its success and because of its popularity, Coachella doesn’t even have to release a lineup to sell out tickets for both weekends. There is such a trust in this festival that consumers don’t even need to know who they’re going to see before spending $400+ on the trip (not including airfare if you’re stuck in Boston like me) – they just want to make sure they’ll be there to experience it. This California festival has become such a scene that for a large population it is more about being seen there than being there.
The purpose of this post is for the Fauxchella goers – the people who cannot attend but still want a taste. So below you’ll find my recipe for your own music festival right in your own apartment or backyard. It’s not nearly the same and it isn’t even in the relative sphere of goodness but, hey, you gotta work with what you got.
What you’ll need:
– A sick playlist (based off of the list above, of course)
– Floral headband
– High waisted denim shorts
– Face paint (optional, but a nice touch)
– A group of friends; it would be weird to do this alone