It’s Festival Season, baby. Break out those flower crowns and linen shirts cause we’re heading to the desert to take pictures and be seen. If you live in Southern California and are between the ages of 21 and 33, you’re probably getting ready to head out to Coachella. If it’s your first time heading out to Indio for an overpriced weekend of dust and fun, we've got you covered with a couple of tips to make sure you have a good time and don’t get arrested.
1. STAY HYDRATED
We cannot stress this enough. DRINK WATER, like a lot of it. It’s going to be hot, you’re going to be sweating and you need to replace that sweat with something. If water isn’t really your thing (We don’t get how it’s not) drink some Harmless Harvest coconut water. It’s refreshing and is proven to keep you hydrated. Lastly, if you’re going to be participating in some adult libations, make sure to have a nice cold Pedialyte before bed. Your body will thank you in the morning.
2. Wear a mask.
Yes, you want to look good. Yes, you want to show off your flawless face with your 10 step facial routine. But 50,000 people jumping around produces a lot of dust, be prepared for it. Whether it’s a hospital mask, a t-shirt, or that old bandana that has been sitting in your sock drawer for years, bring it.
3. Don’t forget to eat.
It’s 5pm. You got to the grounds at 2pm. The band you really wanted to see is on the stage that is a half mile away at 5:20. The good news is that Coachella lets you bring in your own food. Go ahead skip that 30-minute-long, overpriced, pizza line. This is the part where we shamelessly plug ourselves; Bring some jerky, it's quick, light, and guaranteed to make all your non-vegan friends jealous.
4. Camping isn’t the move.
Contrary to popular belief, camping sucks. At night, it’s loud and annoying. In the morning, around 7am, the blistering sun wakes you up. Do yourself a favor and get your buddies to chip-in $20 each for a car-camping pass so you have a place to hang out during the day. Then get a cozy Airbnb 10 minutes away from the venue to sleep, take a cold shower and get the dust off your 4-shades-darker-from-standing-in-the-sun-listening-to-Kid-Cudi skin.
5. Be nice and have a good time.
It’s easy to make fun of people at Coachella, but at the end of the day we’re all there to have a good time. It’s the only place you can live like an influencer for 72 hours and take hundreds of shameless selfies in front of the Ferris wheel with an absurdly long line. Don’t be a jerk, share your water, share your snacks, if someone needs some help, give them a hand.