Coachella

April 26, 2013

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Before last weekend I had never been to a music festival before. Falls? Nope. Port Fairy? Not even. I appreciate music and I love to camp, so I thought it was about time I took myself to a festival. And why not start at the top?

Ben and I are now in California with his business partners/friends for work. And a bit of play, clearly. These guys have been working so hard, it was high time they had a little down time. So after our four days in Los Angeles, Ben and I met the crew and headed to Indio for Coachella.

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Despite struggling with the dichotomous weather (from oppressive desert heat from 7:30am to shivering cold when the sun goes down) we had a blast. We were complete desert camping newbs, and did not bring suitable gear, but that was all part of the fun. Food was expensive but we found some gems amongst the food truck brigade. Oh, and now that we’ve left, I’ve never appreciated a working toilet more. ‘Nuff said.

In terms of music, highlights were Alt J, Jurassic 5, Vintage Trouble, Theophilus London, Major Lazer and Hot Chip. Here are some snaps of our Coachella weekend.

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Farmers Market morning fun.

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Guacamole, corn chips, cucumber and an avocado strawberry smoothie for breakfast with Ben.

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My usual breakfast, an acai bowl topped with fruit and granola.

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Craft time. I made an iphone case, a fan and loads of badges. This was a most excellent idea.

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Doppelgänger.

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I survived on loads of water and coconut water, as well as the occasional magarita.

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The Lime Truck served up scrumptious tuna nachos with pickled vegetables and edamame hummus, and we also ate kale salad. Only in California…

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The best food truck? Surely Kogi, Korean-style tacos. The. Bomb.

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Alt J love Δ

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Shirts high in the air at Major Lazer. And that’s Coachella for you.

Heidi xo

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5 Comments

  • Reply Hannah April 27, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Okay, so I’m going to sound really silly, but I honestly thought Coachella was a music festival just for celebrities. I blame Go Fug Yourself.

    Though you’re a celebrity in my mind. A celebrity of AWESOME.

    • Reply Heidi April 29, 2013 at 10:28 am

      well clearly yes, I was absolutely the right person to be there 😉 No truly I was thrilled with who I got to see & some of that artwork was mad! You’d love it x

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