Coachella 2013- Saturday April 20, 2013

I woke up bright and early since I missed all of my favorite bands the night before (like the Stone Roses and Blur). But that was ok, because Saturday had all the bands I really wanted to see, like New Order, the Decendents and the Postal Service. It was game on.

At 7am, I took a shower in the little trailer, which was surprisingly clean and nice. And since I got there so early, I didn’t even have to wait. The line was at least 500 girls deep on Sunday. After showering, I did yoga in the Dome, got an avocado smoothie from the Farmers Market, at breakfast at the camp, then headed inside.

I don’t really remember what I did all day besides dance in the Do Lab for a solid hour, until my hands were pruny from the spray guns, that 8-yr-old boys were blasting from the stage. After that, I probably went back to the H&M tent to fill up my water bottle and put more sunscreen on. But I DO remember seeing the Violent Femmes, Major Lazer, The Make-Up, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, The Postal Service, the Decendents, Moby, Franz Ferdinand, New Order, and Phoenix. And those are just the ones I remember.  One of my favorite acts was The Make Up- Ian Sedoni walked onto the crowd, multiple people holding up his feet, and he sang right into my face. It was amazing. Even though someone dropped a roach on my foot and I caught a beach ball right to the face, it was so gratifying to get to see The Make Up play. Ian is so weird and crazy, it reminded me of watching the Dik-Diks in college. Now I know where Micah got his moves. I got to hold Ian’s hand, even if it was for a second.

It was a double-bonus to see Yeasayer directly afterwards, and they were so thrilled to get to play Coachella and said, “and we were setting up, but one of our favorite bands, the Make Up just played. Did anyone see them?” I DID! Then Yeasayer played one of my favorite songs, “O.N.E”

Watching Franz Ferdinand and New Order was a huge bonus too. Franz Ferdinand was a major dance party, and New Order played all of my favorites. I thought it was great that New Order said, “can someone turn that disco shit off?” referring to the Do Lab’s constant beats.

All I remember after that was going to the Silent Disco and dancing until I couldn’t move anymore. At my campsite, I fell asleep watching a group of people doing hand puppets with a headlamp and a sheet. It was a good day.

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