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How To Survive Coachella

Guten Morgen beauts…

Firstly, so sorry I haven’t been posting frequently as of recent…I’ve had a busy few weeks which consisted of travelling to Dubai (blog post pending), rehearsing and performing in a play, a few acting auditions, and then a few days filming. I’ve got some more auditions coming up so need to learn lines for that but I thought if I don’t post something today, I won’t post anything for the next month!

SO, NOW WE’VE GOT THAT OUT OF THE WAY!!

Coachella, one of the biggest music festivals out there, is happening again…well we’re one weekend down so I’m late but whatever

I’ve been to Coachella two years in a row now but decided to skip this year so I thought instead of crying over a tub of Ben n Jerry’s whilst  scrolling through Coachella pics on Instagram, I’ll drop a few knowledge bombs for you lucky people who are going.

Coachella survival do’s and don’ts…..

 

DO: Think about comfort. You have a choice between car camping, tent camping, or staying in a hotel/apartment nearby. I chose tent camping first time round, and then stayed in car camping with my friends last year. Both worked out great for me, but if camping isn’t for you, or you take your sleep VERY seriously, then maybe stay in an apartment nearby.

Also, if you are camping, I suggest you come on the Thursday to get a good spot. Camping opens from 9:00am Thursday and closes at 10:00am Monday.

DON’T: Sacrifice comfort over fashion. I mean you can if you want, but you’ll probably suffer. You want to wear these? You can, but I wouldn’t advise it. At all.

And as much as people think, people don’t really care about what you look like; Coachella isn’t one massive fashion show. Maybe you want to go all out day one and then wear a baggy tee for the next few days, that’s your choice. You want your face beat to the Gods? Go ahead. You want to be bare faced? Go ahead. Do you boo.

DO: Bring warm clothes! People don’t realise it gets pretty cold at night so make sure you wrap up warm when going to bed.

DON’T: Forget the important supplies… sunglasses, sun protector, snacks. If you’re car camping you can bring a lot more, gas stoves come in VERY handy. Food isn’t cheap there, think last time I wast there a slice of pizza was $8… so bring yourself some munchies, the rest is self explanatory.

DO: Plan ahead. Think about what acts you really want to see beforehand. You won’t be able to see everyone. The stages aren’t close to each other and they’ll be some performance clashes so I found it useful planning ahead who each of us want to see and what times they’re on.

DON’T: Think you have to stick together the whole time. Some of you might want to chill in the camping area whilst others might want to be in the festival all day. Do what you want. It avoids arguments and disappointments if you plan certain things beforehand but if you get tired and want to sit for a bit, listen to your body. My experience was that if two people wanted to see different acts at the same time, we just planned to meet somewhere after both performances and went to watch our respective acts.

DO: DRINK PLENTY OF WATER! For real, you’ll be in the middle of a desert and it’s super hot. Stay hydrated.

DON’T: Bring glass, candles, extra car batteries, fireworks, metal tent pegs, full length mirrors, scissors, drones, water guns, open flames, drugs, slip ‘n’ sliders ….. according to the website.

DO: Have meeting points. You’ll probably get lost at some point. I did. So it’s beneficial to have a meeting point for you and your buds. There are usually big focal points like the wheel, or the giant installations so just make sure you have that in place to avoid running around looking for your buds.

 

 

 

DON’T: Be irresponsible. Festivals in general are a great place to have fun, be free, and let loose, but please don’t go crazy or put yourself in danger. Drugs are banned from the festival but, well I don’t think I have to explain it. Just be careful, be around people that care about you, and don’t feel pressured to do anything you don’t want to. 

FINAL DO: HAVE FUN!!!! BE SAFE!!! ENJOY EVERY BIT OF IT!

Let me know if you’ve been to, or are going to Coachella

<3

 

Photos from, Target.com, Thefastbasketcompany.com, Amazon, all Coachella pics are my own

12 Comments

  • Marya

    Coachella looks fun as I’ve never gone to any, let alone for Coachella, never been to any place in America to begin with. But the hype of it is really intriguing, and reading your post gets me a bit more familiar about the festival. I love the idea of tent camping, probably better than car. Car doesn’t sound comfortable. 😛

    • Lis

      The US is great, deffo worth planning a trip there at some point in your life. Oh darling car camping doesn’t mean you sleep in your car, it means you can bring your car with you into the festival and set up camp there…so it’s handy if you need to drive out and get some supplies, or if you have lots of stuff you want to take to the festival…I should have specified that part <3

    • Lis

      It’s deffo worth going to at least once, I hope you manage to go one day 😊…yeh Indio is pretty much a desert, not like a desert desert, there’s greenery, but a lot of sand, and sometimes really strong winds x

  • Ann

    After reading this post, I was keen on knowing and going to Coachella. The festival indeed is worth seeing. Car camping is interesting, too, would love that with my two boys!

    • Lis

      It is definitely worth going to at least once! Yeh car camping is great, it’s so useful when you want to bring a lot of stuff with you! I did a lot of camping last year, was very interesting!

    • Lis

      Oh hun it was ridiculous the amount of times I got lost! I’d blink and my friends went missing then spent about an hour trying to find them! Glad you liked my advice bub 😘

  • Ema

    Oh my GOD!!! Slightly hating on you for the fact you’ve been twice :'(
    We’re trying to get our acts together and save up to go next year.

    Great post. The night time thing at festivals is such a must, I remember a few years ago I woke up in the middle of the night and thought I was dying of hyperthermia hahaha not fun…

    I really love your blog. Glad I found it

    http://www.allthegoodblognamesweretaken.com

    • Lis

      Ohmygosh hun if you can save up and go, do it!! It wasn’t that pricey in the end, I think including camping it was £199, and then if you book your flight tickets in advance you shouldn’t be paying more than £500 return…it was amazing man, I don’t know you but had a gander at your blog (the name btw, is everything!! Dunno how to use emojis on my laptop so yeh, imagine that hands up “preach sister” emoji) and I think you’d love it.

      Deffo going to give your page another stalk tomorrow, thanks for your comment bub <3

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