In a few weeks I'll be kissing the 30's good-bye. You are as old as you feel & live, not what some kid in the Sahara Tent thinks because of which bands you are there to see. The ladies I'll be with this week are in their 30's too and would've probably shown that kid a thing or two about letting loose at Coachella....
1980 here and my group I take of 30 range from 21 to 40.
I am 62 and have been attending since 2003. I love the whole experience. I arrive early and stay late.
I am pretty quiet and just enjoy every aspect of the event. It is thrilling and renewing and inspiring.
However, I don't camp! I have braved the Sahara a few times, just out of curiosity.
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My group was me 45, wife 48 and friend 52.
Been many times and always have a blast. Never go in the Sahara though.
And usually before each set we look around and find someone older and say
"we are not the oldest ones in here"
Hahahahaha, 1974, and I've never given a fuck about what these sweet summer children say.
I just do my best to try not to be too incredibly condescending to them, then politely excuse myself to speak with someone who actually possesses taste, and, at least, half a brain.
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Its like the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you put X amount of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and ask them to give you Shakespeare 99% of them will fling their shit at you while the other 1% will masturbate in the corner.
Those of us who've gone every year since 99 are almost all over 30. I like to think that bookings like Pulp, James, and Buzzcocks are thank you gifts for our loyalty.
Also, I had a glass of champagne on the polo grounds this year.
I think they target multiple demographics. I really think they book bands like Squeeze and Buzzcocks and Jimmy Cliff and Madness this year, and X and Devo and Gang of Four and PiL and Leonard Cohen etc etc in prior years, to get guys like me to come.
Hell yeah....They know what they are doing. They know not all older people are slugs which have hung up the dancing shoes.
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We didn't do whippets....so it wasn't me. I did get closed down at 4:30 Sunday morning tho. I was playing down tempo and glitch tho.
I'm 34 and I have been feeling old lately, but I'm gonna keep going to concerts and music festivals until I can't do it anymore.
We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.
1981 here. I think my age just gives me a feeling that spending money to stay in a hotel is justified. Last year some 18 year old from LA told me with a grossed-out look on her face that I didn't look 30. Thanks?
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I'm 30 but I look like Im 25....so Im straight...
1979 here! That puts me at 32 and I don't think I once felt out of place during the fest. It may have something to do with me not looking quite my age, but I think it has a lot more to do with being comfortable in your own skin. Like everyone says you're only as old as you feel, and as long as you're not trying too hard to be something you're not you should be fine.
I hooked up with a 23 year old at coachella, so I'm pretty sure that makes my average coachella age 29, doesn't it?
Keep going till u can't go no more.
Use BrokenDoll as inspiration. She's 104.
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This was my first coachella. I'm 39 - and had a blast. Although there were a lot of high school/uni crowds there, it didn't bother me. At least we know how to pace ourselves - I saw one girl that passed out in the line up to get in on Day 1 - she hadn't even got through security. I saw another girl that had vomitted all over herself.
I danced my ass off at the Sahara tent like the rest of 'em. I did think that people weren't that friendly though - I expected to meet a lot more people, so not sure if that was b/c of the age thing. but at the end of the day, I was there for the music and loved it.
We are well over 30 and I actually saw quite a few older people there. I do have to say that dealing with the sometimes heavy handed security makes us not want to come back next year though. It seems a bit incongruous to pay so much, to travel so far, and then be treated as though I am attempting to do something exceedingly criminal....seriously a bummer! We had one guy take everything out of our bags, check the pockets of the clothing, examine every single thing in the vehicle like we were mad terrorists and of course there was nothing to find to begin with but I pitied the people in his line because it was going to be ugly for someone for sure. I think in the future we will spend our money and time at festivals where security is not such a huge presence as it is at Coachella. Sad to say it but 2012 may have been our last Coachella:-( Love the music, love the people, but I don't think getting manhandled and scrutinized so hard is really very much fun when all I am trying to do is enjoy the music, weather and all the lovely Coachella goer's.