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Coachella: How To Find Love!

How to Find Love at Coachella 2007

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Let's face it, out of all the music festivals out there, Coachella has, BY FAR, the sexiest crowd. After all, this is California, where image is everything. Girls and boys alike dress to impress. And while the crowd isn't quite as "open" as they are at other famous festivals (Woodstock '69, for example)... there is still a bit of that free spirited, "anything can happen" vibe floating in the air around the polo fields.

If you're single, and hoping to meet Mr. or Ms. Right (or just Mr. or Ms. Right Now) you can definitely use the Coachella atmosphere to your advantage! The surrounding desert landscape... with its mountains, rows of palm trees, and dramatic sunset; combined with the multi-colored light shows exploding from the stages; create the perfect backdrop for a romantic encounter. All around you, musically literate hotties are opening up emotionally to let their favorite musicians touch their soul. Play your cards right, and you could be doing some touching as well...

Things You'll Need

  • Confidence
  • Passion
  • Wit
  • Fearlessness
  • Fresh breath


  • STEP 1: FIND A SOLO ACT. No, I'm not talking about Bright Eyes or Imogen Heap. Keep your eyes open for a guy/girl that you find attractive and doesn't appear to be with a significant other. If you spot someone watching one of your favorite artists, boom, you already have something in common! Move on to step 2.
  • STEP 2: MAKE A CONNECTION. Don't be afraid to talk to him/her, but don't force anything. Wait until a song is over, then turn and say something like, 'Wow! aren't these guys amazing?' Talk about how passionate you are about the music. Chances are, they're passionate about music, too (you're both at Coachella, aren't you?) and for most people, passion = sexy.
  • STEP 3: TEAM UP. Ask your new friend who they're going to see next, and whatever they say, tell them 'Oh yeah, that's who I was planning to see too! Wanna go stake out a good spot together?" If they're not sure, make a suggestion. Let your excitement show. Excitement is contagious.
  • STEP 4: DANCE FEVER. Nothing loosens up inhibitions and makes the transition from "friendly" to "sexy" like dancing. Especially in the Sahara Tent after the sun goes down. Even if you're not much of a dancer, go for it... just try to copy what people around you are doing. Get lost in the music together. And if you're both feeling it, go in for the kiss. In the real world, it's probably a little too forward. But this isn't the real world... this is Coachella!
  • STEP 5: AFTER PARTY! If things are going well, don't let the night end at midnight when the headliner's set is over. Coachella is famous for after-parties. Almost all the hipster music magazines (Filter, URB, SPIN, BPM, etc) have after-parties at Coachella. There's also several mansion parties. Ask around enough, and you can get the low-down on some happenin shindig that you and your new partner-in-crime can crash together.