Ok, so like many others, I was very disappointed by the initial lineup. After going year after year, and having seen so many of my favorite bands (including, i must say, getting to see RATM again, a thing I never EVER thought possible), I thought, wow. They could have done much better. I mean look at Sasquatch.
But before I go on about what happened tonight, I have to say how important Coachella is in my life. Going out to indio each April to share INCREDIBLE music in the most beautiful venue known to man with so many awesome people is much like a religious pilgrimage for me. I feel like I am at the mother land. I can, without a doubt, say that Coachella is always the best weekend of the year for me, and I look forward to it 362 days of the year.
Last year, it meant so much more. I dated this girl for 4 years and it was pretty serious, but at the end of 2006 we broke up because she, for reasons unknown, decided to start messing around with hard drugs. We had both been clean the entire 4 years, and her behavior made her seem like a different person. It was surreal. Anyway, 2 weeks before Coachella 2007, i got a phone call from one of her friends saying she had died. We had only broke up 7 months before, and the relationship was still very fresh in my mind. I was devastated. My world collapsed. All I had to take me out of this dark dark hole of anger and confusion and sadness, was going to Coachella with one of my friends.
For 3 days, everything seemed ok. Coachella made me appreciate life, and alll the beauty and music that surrounded me.
So this year, I was really upset about not going. I bought tix to Outside Lands which will be amazing, but I still wanted something more. Then they started announcing bands. Aphex Twin!!!!!!, Serj, FUCKING PRINCE. And I took another glance at the rest of the lineup. SOLID. SOOOO MANY GREAT BANDS. The little bands are so well put together this year, I cant believe it.
So tomorrow, even though no one I know can afford to go with me, I am going to buy my tickets, and share the greatest music festival in the world with all you people.
I CANT WAIT.
LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT TO MEET UP, GRAB A BITE TO EAT, OR WATCH A BAND. MY MISSION IS TO MEET PEOPLE.
If you took the time to read this, I appreciate it. Thank You.