Coming from England, at our festivals it is commonplace to spend pretty much the whole day drinking and thus getting drunk at festivals.
I understand that this may be a bit foolish in the desert sun at Coachella, but what is the general vibe of the place? Is everyone pretty much sober? Man that'd be weird.
How big are the designated drinking areas? Can you see/hear music etc from them, and how strict are they on taking drink out of there?