How to Get Into The Coachella Spirit
To have a great time at Coachella, you have to be in the right frame of mind.
You have to go in with a positive mindset.
(Wow, I sound like a motivational speaker or something.)
Basically, you gotta get psyched up, man!
Perhaps you're on the fence about whether making the trek out to Coachella
this year will be worth it. Maybe you forgot how much fun it is. My friend,
you need to snap out of it. What you need is a little Coachella fix. Do the
following steps and your soul will get a refill of the Coachella spirit, and
you'll be more anxious than ever for April 27 to get here...
Things You'll Need
STEP 1: WATCH THE COACHELLA MOVIE. This 2 hour film had a
nationwide theatrical release in early 2006, and is now available on DVD
in your local Blockbuster, Best Buy, on Netflix, etc. It's mostly
performances from the first 6 years of the festival, intercut with
interviews with artists and fans.
It's phenomenal! VERY well done. I have a large collection of live music
DVDs, and this is my favorite. I can watch it over and over. It really
captures the "spirit" of Coachella, and what it's like to be there.
You can watch a trailer at http://www.coachella.com/movie/
STEP 2: WATCH SOME HIGHLIGHTS. Go to
http://www.youtube.com and just do a search for "Coachella" and look at
some of the clips. Find some clips from your favorite past performances.
You can find clips from just about every artist who's played the past few
Some of my favorite clips are:
STEP 3: DISCUSS ONLINE. The official Coachella message
board at http://www.coachella.com/forum/ is very busy, with thousands of
Coachella fans discussing all things Coachella and various other topics.
Most of the peeps on there are genuinely excited about the festival and
love talking about it with other fans. But if you've never posted there
before, be warned: it's not exactly a bastion of civil dialogue. There are
a lot of sarcastic smartasses on there who love to "stir the pot" so if
you express an opinion on there, be prepared to get teased, mocked, and
goofed on. Don't take offense, it's just an internet messageboard. Ignore
the wiseasses, and you'll find plenty of people on there providing useful
information and interesting opinions.