Not to be a party pooper for the teenagers, but what I most enjoyed from my past Coachella experiences was that it was so calm and controlled. I believe this was largly due to the 18 and over rule.
At other festivals there are drunk/drugged kids who are not just an eyesore, but also a heartbreak, and nuisance. I cannot enjoy myself knowing a 14 year old girl is lost because she was slipped something or more likely, looking for it. I may have gotten my start on festivals at that age, but always remember the chaos of it, and do not miss it at all.
This year all ages are welcome. I am concerned that the lovely polo field will be tragically littered and the festival potential will be compromised.
On a side note.. I have not seen any sign of VIP tickets (so as to minimize the whole teen scene) is that happening this year?!
sorry to sound so rude or high and mighty.. I just REALLY liked the age thing. Maybe that's why it's so expensive. to keep out the riff raff. hmm.