SAND, MUSIC AND HIPPIE
What is Coachella 2010?
3 days, 11 editions, 128 bands, 225000 people, 20 bottles of water per day, 40° under the shadow, 269$ for the ticket, 400000 metres of grass, 57$ camping, 15$ an hat, 10000 cars parked, 69 arrests for recreational conduct and intoxication, 84 hospital recovers (95% for dehydration ). This is Coachella 2010!
[ One suggestion: never forget to drink WATER!! ]
Coachella is the demonstration of the new generation of hippie that uses social networks like Twitter and Facebook to keep in touch with the New World’s passionate. It’s the waitest annual event of Sud California, who attracts the best artists and performers and put together superstars’ glamour – this year Jay-Z and Beyoncè and other Hollywood stars – with the indie and new artists: Vampire Weekend, in particular. One of the news this year, except the WebCast live by Facebook or Myspace, was a ferris wheel 45 metres high with a wonderful view..
The best part of Coachella are the exclusive party, better known as pool side event: the destinations prefered by the band. The best super-exclusive party 2010: pool with jet ski and pintball guns, Lacoste party with music special guest, Devendra Banhart, Binki Shapiro from Little Joy and celebs like Kristen Stewart, Emile Hirsch, Natalie Portman, Rachel Bilson…better than a red carpet!
If you want to be sure to have backstage and vip section pass you should book the super-luxury Safari Tent: “only” 5000$ for two people,and 1500$ for every addition person. Instead, if you prefer a raw experience you have to book a tent place or camper, almost five mouths before the festival.
So are you curious to know how was Coachella 2010?
First day: Jay-Z closed the set performing, surprise, with Beyoncè singing Forever young, cover of the german Alphaville. The show started with She&Him, a couple formed from the actress Zooey Deschanel (known for playing Summer in “500 Days of Summer“) and country man M. Ward, then Crooked Vultures, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, the great Dave Grohl of Foo Fighter and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone age, Grizzly Bear, LSD Soundsystem and Vampire Weekend. And this was just the beginning!
Second day: MGMT, Muse, David Guetta, Faith No More… “Thanks” to the volcano Eyjafjallajokull some group were cancellated so the sudafro rapper Die Antwood were invited.
Third Day: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jònsi frontman of Sigur Ròs, Thom Yorke and Atoms for Peace with Flea from RHCP and Gorrilaz.
There were two very important initiatives:
- every 10 empty bottles of water they gave you a full and iced one;
- all the tends left go to Haiti, for the imminent raining season.
Not only music at Coachella, but also fashion! Check on Vogue website and read what they say. And bizarre installation, look!