Last year, during my graduation day from Parsons, I bought myself a gift. I got tickets to Coachella during the pre-sale. It's a festival I've always wanted to attend. Even if they didn't have the line-up announced yet, I just thought "Whatever, I'll get tickets and let's see what happens."
Fast forward to last week, I found myself on a plane with two friends. We left weird-weathered New York for sunny California skies.
Day off! I feel so happy because it's the first trip I ever planned all by myself :)
Of course, our Coachella outfits would not be complete without Venessa Arizaga accessories :)
The fields looked so beautiful! I was there and I kept on asking myself "Is this real life?"
|MSGM dress, Furla bag, Alexander Wang sandals|
I had breakfast buffet that morning so you could see that the buttons on my dress are dying to pop. I super love the print on this dress!
|Venessa Arizaga Kami-kaze bracelet, Cinco de Mayo bracelet, and bone ring|
Like any music festival, tough decisions had to be made as to who to watch when artists I wanted to see had the same set times. I made my decisions based on who will also be performing at Governor's Ball and who I'll be seeing at their individual NY shows.
I saw the Dum Dum Girls and I enjoyed their set! Their new record is amazing and I always hear it play on the radio station we listen to at the studio. I was so happy when I saw them live. I wonder how they managed the heat in their all-black outfits. My favorite is Dee Dee Penny's. I dream of the day I can wear a see-through top with pasties under. Maybe not a round one but an x one.
After that we went to the Coachella Main Stage to see Grouplove. They sang "Shark Attack". I think it's the perfect Desert song. We left their set early because we wanted to be close to the stage during HAIM. A$AP Ferg was still there so we jammed to his music and then tried to get as close to the stage as we could.
They sang MY SONG 5 and I LOVED IT BECAUSE HONEY I'M NOT YOUR HONEY PIE. I think Baby Haim is the cutest especially when she moves her shoulders after beating the little drum thing.
But of course, my super crush is Danielle. I think my type is really "long-haired brunettes".
Bastille and Kate Nash were after but we ate snacks instead (It's okay, I plan to watch Bastille at Governors Ball in June). Can I just say I love all the food stalls and I just want to eat and eat and eat.
After that, we saw Ellie Goulding and then I dragged my friends to watch Broken Bells with me because I LOVE BROKEN BELLS and I was sad I didn't get to see their show at Webster Hall during my birthday eve.
|Don't tell me it's not our time|
It was dinner time and we ate in the dark sitting on the grass and it was awesome. After dinner is when it got extra extra fun. We went to the Sahara tent to see Martin Garrix. I actually did not know who he was but my friend Bea wanted to see him and I WAS SO HAPPY I DID.
I've never really seen EDM artists before and this was my first and it was OMG. Lights flashing, beats dropping - I had my magic glowing wand and I was waving it in the air like a crazy fairy. ANIMALS.
If there was an award for Best in Wand, I think we would have won it.
We stayed in the Sahara tent because Zedd was after Martin Garrix and it was a crazy party. I really enjoyed it. We were so pumped up even after his set we stopped by Outkast's show and we were dancing in the back like weird happy fairies.
First day at Coachella was insane. It felt like we were there for the whole weekend already - but no! It was only the first night.
Next: Part II and Part III