Coachella 2015 Doesn’t Disappoint

Kai Evans, Staff Reporter

Coachella 2015 was an experience of a lifetime. The 280 acre field was filled with over 579,000 people all enjoying the activities that Coachella set up for them. Once inside the venue, there are seven stages located within: the Gobi, Mojave, Coachella, Sahara, Outdoor and Yuma. Over 200 artists perform on these stages over the course of three days. Each day a new artist headlines these stages, some of them being: ACDC, The Weeknd, Jack White and Drake.

There were over 20 booths of food and drink stations near each tent/stage so that after the concert, people can re-hydrate and and re-energize for the artist they wanted to see next. The food ranged from pad thai to ice cream-filled donuts, and everyone was guaranteed to find something they wanted.

Other activities took place during the festival like snowball fights, human Foosball, silent dance parties and a chance to shop at the H&M Loves Coachella Tent. The festival primarily focused on keeping everyone hydrated and safe during the occasional sandstorms with water stations and bandanas readily available.

Celebrities could be found all over the campground. People like Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Drake, the Kardashians, Justin Bieber and many, many more were found watching the performances of the other artists. It’s a great way to potentially meet some of your favorite artists who aren’t on the stage.

One of the best parts about Coachella is the surprise guests some of the artists bring out on stage. Main headliner for the second day, The Weeknd, brought out the one and only Kanye West. The crowd went wild and pure shock came across everyone’s face once Kanye started doing his own songs. The main headliner for the third and last day, Drake, brought out Nicki Minaj who strutted across the stage once again causing the crowd to go wild.

Coachella Tips

If you’re planning on going to Coachella next year, or in the near future, here are some tips to make sure your Coachella music festival trip goes smoothly:

Plan out parking ahead of time: There is tons of free parking but, if you don’t want to be stuck in a crowd of over 10,000 people all trying to leave at the same time, consider the shuttle pass or VIP tickets that provide those with the wristbands their own special parking lot and exit that makes it easier to leave the festival.

Set a schedule: On the Coachella app they allow you to make your own schedule which helps you plan out the time you need to be at the tent for the artist you need to see. Once you have a schedule, your time will be a lot more organized when trying to figure out who you and your friends want to watch.

Stay together: In a festival of over 280 acres and over 570,000 people it is very easy to get lost. One look away from your friend and you’re stranded in a sea full of people. The cell service at Coachella is awful and a text to your friend wont get to them till hours later. A meeting spot is the best way to keep track of your friends. Don’t make your meeting spot a moving target like the caterpillar or the butterfly, they never stay in the same spot for the three days. Make your meeting spot as specific as possible and if you do stray from your friends it’s a good idea to meet there every hour.

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Coachella 2015 Photo taken by Kai Evans