I was also witness to two people being shown out of the lighthouse at the end of one of the streets because I can only imagine they were trying to get it on inside.
Coachella 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12 (1&2), 13 (2), 14 (2)
Lolla 03, 06, 07, 08
Outside Lands 08, 10, 11, 12
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Overhearing a group of girls talk about Justin Biebers special appearance being the best thing in Coachella history leading to my brain exploding from frustration
Lots of bro hormones flying around this year.
some guy next to me is smoking weed before the Temples set. pretty big bong. had longish brown hair, bandanna wrapped around his head. two older (I mean like 60 year old) Asian dudes (who didn't speak English) were behind him, and EVERY time he'd puff out the smoke, one Asian guy would shout out "JEEEEEMMM MORRISONN!! HAHAHAHHAHA" and try to inhale the smoke. it was hilarious. the guy didn't even know he was being called Jim Morrison either.
My friggin bus not getting me home and waiting for a tow truck on the side of the freeway! Faaaack.
One of my faves overheard in the bathroom at the Cantina:
gaggle of barely 21 year old girls waiting in line, one of their phones rings and girl picks it up
"Hi.. yeah, we're in the Mexican bathroom right now"
Forgot to post this one last year but it still sticks in my mind. In the Fruttare tent, 2 girls stroll in, one seems normal and chill, the other one is super dolled up and going for a very "fashiony" look with big hat, big sunglasses, all black outfit, very bitchy looking expression. They unwrap their popsicles and the dolled up one takes one tiny bite, makes the most aghast face ever and immediately holds it as far away from her body as possible, saying "OMG EW. EW. I CAN'T EAT THIS. EW." like it was dog poo on a stick or something, not a strawberry popsicle. I think her friend saw me laughing and watching them bc she was kind of trying to get her friend to chill out about it and not make such a big deal. I've never seen someone so grossed out by a popsicle before!
Popsicles can be scary.
i saw a guard that was directing the traffic in the outhouse area pull out a sandwich baggie full of shrooms and start chowing down as fast as possible lol i just gave him a thumbs up and he said, their shiitake i swear with a mischievous smirk on his face haha. it was one of those moments you realize most of the guards are just trying to have a good time as well.
I saw a kid run into Yuma and slide across the floor on his chest. I tried later and it turned out to be ridiculously fun
In 2012 I was making omelette for my group in camp and I had in hand a ziplock of regular mushrooms, a bike-a-cop stopped dead on his tracks and said "Hey kid, give me that bag!", I walked over and told him it's just regular mushrooms and that I'm making breakfast. He smells the bag of mushrooms and realizes what they are and hands me back the bag and says "enjoy your omelette" and bikes off.
I walked around Friday (W2) with my slightly super friends, most of the early afternoon. Maybe you saw us. That is, until I got a irritated with someone in the group and ventured solo for a bit until we regrouped at Speaker A6 for Ellie Goulding. I was getting hi fives at random locations & just as many "that's gotta be a NARC" looks in the Sahara before this moment. So some guy yells out "YEAH SUPERMAN!!!" from 40 ft away and I put out my fist to fist bump the guy. As he fist bumps me he says, "Shit's weak bro..."
At first I wanted to say something back in return but then I thought, what if I was him, seeing some random jack ass wearing that, cape waving in the wind, waiting to see Ellie Goulding w/o the rest of my crew...I'd probably feel the same way. So I just kept on grinding my teeth
some of the guards are there for a good time, not a lot of them....
Older gentleman who was clearly out of place at the start of Skrillex's set Saturday night weekend 2 looks to me and says, "This is not Empire of the Sun?!" I told him it was Skrillex. To which he replies, "Ah crap!! My daughter told me I had to see Empire of the Sun, but DO NOT stay for Skrillex. I gotta get outta here!!"
If you don't like it, we got two words for ya...
2013, Yuma Tent's first year. Around a very sunny 5pm me and my crew entered the tent to watch Four Tet.
We got out from the Yuma Tent by 8pm, it was dark outside and a girl friend of mine got reaaaally high on almost everything she could find inside the Yuma Tent.
Once outside the Yuma and on our way to another stage she layed on the grass and didn't wan to get up, she didn't know where in the world she was.
Later when i told her we were in the Coachella Fest, and she told me: "I thought I have died out of Happiness"
The funny thing is that she REALLY meant it, all the way.
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LA Girl weekend 2 "Chase the Rapper canceled? That sucks because we came to see Chase the Rapper and Lana!"
While leaving the fest Monday morning, one of the red shirt coachella mountees got on my case about not leaving and told us to leave the grounds and that we were on private property and he could have us towed. After his second go around after hassling some other campers, i was already done packing waiting for the two other cars in our group to cram shit in their car as i kick back with the last beer of coachella. The coachella "rent a horse cop" decided he would go ahead and prod our group again during which i let him know in the most polite way possible to fuck off, he got mad and stood at our campsite staring to make us hurry. I whispered to my friend to hide his stash because this could be one of those chella drug sniffing horses, while making eye contact with the sunglassed red shirt wearing meathead.
Of course, he was not going to be belittled by a whispering coachella punk, so he got his drug sniffing equestrian right in my face and said "what was that? i couldnt hear you"
Me: "thats because i wasnt talking to you"
Mountee: "well you have a bad fuckin attitude you should be helping your friends pack"
Me : "its their car, they will pack it, and nothing you can say will make me put down my beer and help"
(drug sniffing beast still in my face)
Mountee: "listen smartass, you need to put down your beer and get off your high horse"
Me: (hysterical laughing) "you are the one on the fucking horse"
I believe the mountee may have accused me of not understanding expression or analogies which is also dumb as fuck. But i cant be sure, i had never had someone on a horse tell me to get off a high horse, have any of you?
talk about a pot shoving a kettle up its own ass. jesus some dudes get their damn heads ballooned with power