YES. Spending 3 Days at Coachella without a game plan could be really brutal for your mind + body. How will you make it through the weekend with no issues or make it to back to school + / work on Monday? We’re kicking off our Coachella series with some major key tips.
Reception is going to be terrible at the venue. According to the LA TIMES there were a total of 579,000 attendees over both weekends in 2014! Can you imagine the turn out in 2016?! You want to find a unique landmark and designate that as your meeting spot in case anyone gets lost. (Getting lost is normal, don’t stress it) Also, when you send your text, send the time that you attempted to send.
Example: WHERE R U? DJ MUSTARD IS ON IN 10. I’m at the Sahara Tent. Sign in the front, right bottom side. 3:10pm
We used the left foot of the space man in 2014 as a meeting spot. It was the easiest and biggest. This should be your first ORDER of business. YOU MUST HAVE A SPOT FOR THE SQUAD.
Give your group rules. Either meet here after the set of when you get lost or meet here before everyone heads home. It’s great! Being prepared and knowing all this information will ensure that you have an incredible stress free time at Coachella.
Also, it wouldn’t hurt to memorize someone’s number. IF YOUR PHONE DIES WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?! Think about this too
Wear comfy sneakers! You’ll be on your foot all day and night. Ladies, leave the HEELS at home! We suggest CLOSED TOE shoes. Fashionable sneakers are the best. Trainers are even better! Bring something with support, you won’t regret it.
There will be lots of amazing food and things to buy. Avoid the ATM charge and buy more food with that! So many food trucks, treats, coconuts, etc. Pack a light jacket for later that night because sometimes it gets cold in the desert. Buying $40 MERCH sweaters is totally preventable. (pro-tip: there will be free food and drink at some tents // be on the look out for goodies all over Coachella | bring an empty water bottle because you can refill and get free water at the venue | read up on Coachella’s recycling program… you can score free water that way too)
SUPPLY: Bring one backpack per group and take times wearing it! We got to put so many useful things in there! Like a portable battery! We have one that contains FOUR full charges! You’ll want to UBER home after the venue. SAVE your battery for UBER.
Although you’re out there on vacation & having fun. Still bring your business cards. You never know who you’ll meet and giving someone your card could be really dope! BE READY for anything.
SUNSCREEN: Ok, the sun is going to be HARSH!! It’s not only going to be crowded but extremely dry and hot. You’ll want to bring things to help you block those harmful RAYS. Bring sunscreen so you can re-apply throughout the day. Protect your skin from getting burned. Bring a hat and/or sunglasses also!
Those are the most important tips we wished we had knew our first year attending Coachella!! We hope you guys have the time of your life in the desert! It’s truly magical to meet people from all over the world, coming together to enjoy art, music, in the most beautiful venue.