Hi there Coachellans,
My name is Kurt Duvel, and I'm a freelance music journalist from Cape Town, South Africa. I run my own website/online portfolio "The Eagle's Nest", and when Coachella tickets went on sale for Weekend 2, I took one of the biggest leaps of faith in my adult life, and bought a ticket!
As a South African music journalist, being able to report on a festival with the calibre of Coachella is a dream come true. I'm so nervous and excited for the big intercontinental trip, as it'll be my first visit to the US West Coast and my first truly world-class festival.
Things are a little crazy right now with regard to planning for the trip, but that 'golden ticket' to my American Dream is all the motivation I need to get through! I'm trying to organise a fundraising campaign for my trip on Indiegogo, which is due to go live in one or two days. But in the meantime, it's all visa applications, rallying of my Californian friends for accommodation, and a steady stream of emails & meetings with potential sponsors and/or business partners.
I hope to see as many of you as possible on Weekend 2, and enjoy the Coachella vibe and spirit together! The USA really is a land of hopes and dreams, and I just want any American reader of this to realise and appreciate the wonderful opportunities you have right on your doorstep with regards to globally-recognised artists and the massive festivals that they perform at. I'm literally willing to travel to the other side of the world to be there, because in my home country, although we have some incredibly talented local artists and the occasional big-name superstar performing on our shores, we currently don't have any festival that compares to the wonder of Coachella.
If you want to keep in touch with me about my trip, or what work I do, my details are below.
Yours in music,
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Cell: (+27) 812701332
Blog (Archived): http://welcometotheeaglesnest.wordpress.com