First Coachella for me, my 16 year old daughter, and a close bro, and I have to say it was one of the most fun experiences of our lives. We had a blast, and everyone (not including security) was super cool and friendly. We WILL be back next year.
Ok, on to the good stuff. We're in a taxi going down Monroe on Sat, about 1:30pm. I see a guy walking down the sidewalk opposite of us, and my first thought is "great, another douchebag wearing a speedo". He gets a little closer, um, no speedo. He's covered in blood already (please, if anyone knows the story up til this point, please share), and we're slightly amused at this point. So 2 golf carts pull up with real cops seconds later, and bum rush him to the ground. At this point several other cruisers have arrived, and he's face down, naked, with like 8 or 10 cops trying to restrain him. I'm like, "damn, that was crazy". Nope. He somehow, with 8+ cops on him, manages to get up, and comes out swinging, then throws one of those folding traffic signs at 'em. He starts walking in the street, and now covered in blood. The cops surround him, and one lets loose with a good solid stream of pepper spray to his face. Didn't faze him, and from the looks of it, he found it to be refreshing. At this point, they start tazing him. One, nope he's still up. Two, still not doing the job. The 3rd taze does it. He let out an awesome sound/grunt, and hits the street like a fallen tree. Arms at his side the whole way. At that point he was done, and we got waved past.
I took a couple of pics, which are not great, but may be the only pics of this incident, as most people we told the story to had no idea it had occured. Oh, and lemme tell ya, I couldn't tell this story enough. I'm still trippin' on the incident.
So, again, had a blast at Coachella, and everyone we met was SO cool.
P.S.- From a first timers standpoint. Whoever is in charge of managing the festival needs to hand it over to someone else. I'm referring to the logistical end of the show, as well as managing the security team. I could do a better job (easily) of managing the search/wristband set up that resulted in a fiasco on Friday, and in addition someone needs to explain to security that they need to relax, at least for the weekend, and go back to being the douchebags that they are normally on Monday . LOTS of unnecessary drama started by security, that could have EASILY been avoided by common sense, and keeping their small amount of authority in check. Like I told one security guy that was losing his cool. "Look, I get it you're frustrated too. But guess what, you're getting PAID to be frustrated right now, where as I have spent a TON of money and am frustrated. I win."
Thanks to anyone from these boards that I might have run across. Everyone was excited, cool, and real friendly.