Chris McMichael

Coachella 2012

Last weekend, I took my very first trip to SoCAL to attend Coachella; the most amazing music festival of them all.

Here is a list of musical artists I saw this year:

50 Cent, Andrew Bird, AVICII, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, BoomBoomBoomBand (RedBull Speakeasy), Calvin Harris, DJ Shadow, Dr Dre, Eminem, Florence and the Machine, Flying Lotus, Frank Ocean, Girl Talk, Godspeed, Gotye, The Hives, Justice, Kendrick Lamar, M83, Miike Snow, Radiohead, SBTRKT, Snoop Dogg, Swedish House Mafia, Tupoc hologram, Warren G, Wiz Khalifa, & a few others that I can’t recall.

Pro Tips for next year

  • Get a campground for drinking, eating, and hanging out. Who wants to pay $10-14 for beer and food inside?!!
  • Rent a condo b/c if you sweat like all of the other smelly campers you will want to take a shower (at least I hope you would). Also it’s nice to sleep in a real bed and not a blowup bed or worse, the ground. Glad we made the choice of getting a condo this year.
  • Bring your own TP (if you go the route of camping). Does this point really require detail?
  • Buy some walking shoes with tons of padding. You will be walking around for 6-12 hours at a time. I made the mistake of walking around in my Vibrams sock shoes which has zero padding. Don’t make that mistake or you will regret it, like I did.

Check out my Gallery: Coachella 2012 Gallery