For the jaded veterans, Coachella has become a mainstream event that is now reserved for people who go simply to say they’ve been to Coachella. Others argue that Coachella has sold out and abandoned it’s original Indie roots to include more EDM. They would say that because of this Coachella is ruined forever and should just make the full transition into a festival more in the vein of EDC. These are all fair points, but I believe that they miss the point.
Coachella is something more than a music festival, and it finally occurred to me as I entered the polo grounds for what would be my third year what that something is. Coachella is liberation. It’s a chance to be free for four days with the people you love. In a world that moves so quickly and impersonally this kind of experience is a rare occurrence. That is why Coachella is so important to me. It’s fitting that the site for this liberation is a massive desert field several miles away from any sort of bustling downtown. This setting allows you to forget the outside world and have a pure experience with loved ones even if it is for a fleeting four days. Those four days last forever.
This is why I can’t say that Coachella is dead or overrated. Because for every person that “doesn’t even know who [Insert your favorite band who you think they should know here], there is the moment when you’re shouting the chorus to a song with your group. For every overpriced beer that annoys you, there is a night sitting under the stars drunkenly philosophizing about life. For every filthy toilet, there is the spontaneous dance circle that erupts. These moments go on and on and are invaluable.
I keep forgetting The Naked and Famous are playing Coachella next week and I’m gonna get hella man tears in my man eyes. For me, they’re this year’s Stars in that they might be kinda under-appreciated but also super sentimental. Shit’s gonna go hard B’)
edit: i said coachella is next week. it has not hit me that it is literally in 4 days. what is going on IS THIS MY LIFE AAAAaAaAaAaAhhhh
the naked and famous
There’s this part about a minute 40 into this song where Lauren sings “You stuck in the knife that you held in my back” but literally all I can hear each and every time is “You stuck in the knife that you held UP MY BUUUTT” all long and dragged out.
i need jesus
gotta go visit some
wait for it
not with a v
an actual church
or multiple actual churches
a lot of people talk about if coachella is worth it or not (aka people who aren’t going say it’s a horrible obnoxious overpriced miserable time for people who don’t care about music) but then it’s like lol i don’t have to worry about that because it’s free for me.
Honestly, even all the money I threw into Coachella last year was 100% worth it no regrets. There’s awful people there, don’t get me wrong, but if you worry about people you don’t know not appreciating music as much as you do, then why the fuck do you pay money for any show
The crowd absolutely blew at Outkast last night, which is a shame for a TON of reasons, but all I know is that single performance doesn’t affect the rest of the acts at Coachella nor does it stop me from grooving a fool to Spottieottiedopalicious with mah friends next weekend.
Aw man. All this Outkast talk got me all bummed.
BUT it also gives me the strength to rep Coachella Weekend 2 and get crazy next week and give tha boys the love they deserve B)
This class film project is going to be the death of me.
The Legendary Theme
Gotta post this late at night because nobody knows that Gitaroo Man lyfe
It was basically Parappa with a guitar and for that I loved it. :’)
In the latest Steven Universe, Steven has a little Sanic, Pikachu/Moogle hybrid, and - perhaps most beautifully - Gitaroo Man.
CAN WE GET A SHOUTOUT FOR GITAROO MAN
47 on Flickr.
Yo check out the new Ellie Goulding album cover.
this motherfuckers gonna fuck your shit up
super smash bros
I submitted my old Christmas video into my school’s film festival because I wanted to follow up people’s serious efforts with something horrible
But the organizers watched it for the first time apparently only a few days before the event and now I’m disqualified for offensive material lol