Another fun thing I did while in the midst of moving craziness was attend the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for the second year! And this time...I camped!
|Our awesome campsite|
|Erin, Claire, and me. My favorite camp and music buddies.|
|It was difficult to pick a winner on this one.|
The Shouting MatchesAlt-J
|The Shouting Matches|
Jason BentleyMy friends saw Grizzly Bear while I fell asleep in the middle of the dang show like the old woman I am
|Claire and I taking a little break during Jason Bentley while Creeper McGoo behind us films us without our knowledge. Awesome.|
|Sleeping through Grizzly Bear like a boss|
Some of Pretty Lights and Red Hot Chili Peppers
Highlights were Alt-J, The xx, and La Roux, who was surprisingly awesome and fun.
|This snail just scooted around the whole weekend and I loved it|
I've learned that you can go to Coachella with a plan, but it never fails that two bands you love will be playing at the exact same time, or something crazy will happen, and you won't be able to see everyone you want to see. Like I said, I lost my car key. It fell out of my purse as I was walking around the festival on Saturday, and I thought for sure it was lost forever and I was going to be stuck in the desert. So I had to sacrifice about an hour of band time on Sunday to waiting in line at the lost and found, where THEY ACTUALLY HAD MY CAR KEY (this still amazes me)...yeah, I had to miss a lot of the Sunday fun, but at least I was able to drive home.
Really, the best part of the weekend was just enjoying music and good times with two of my bestest friends. Claire, Erin, and I had so much fun just hanging out, talking, and enjoying some of our favorite music.
|This is pretty much my personality, right here in the background of this wacky photo of Claire|
The lowlight was the phone charging situation for campers. There were plenty of places to plug in, but for some reason my phone and battery were just not cooperating. My phone was dead for most of Saturday and half of Sunday, even though I charged it for hours. I get a lot of anxiety when my phone isn't working, but, ah well. So I couldn't instagram...it's not the end of the world. I still had a blast.
Coming back to the real world was hard. (Especially because my car wouldn't start on Monday morning...oh, the car issues I had.) Yeah, it was nice to take an actual shower and use an actual bathroom, but there's something magical about that desert.
**Most of these pictures were taken by Erin...she is actually a good photographer, unlike me.