I get anxiety in my belly when I don't blog for a long period of time. I feel like I let my readers (all ten of you) down somehow. That's a little dramatic of me, huh? Get over yourself Narcissus.
Even though I didn't blog for these past couple of days, which felt like an eternity, I thought about it alot...ok, maybe a bit obsessively. If my pictures were available for upload and I had access to a computer, I would've blogged many many times....oops...there goes my excusing. But I've been thinking about how to attack this post.... how the hell do I cram Three GLORIOUS days into a blog post? I guess, the same way I cram french fries in my mouth... just DO IT!
Preface: I need to school you in our word of the weekend.
Swag- (adj.)- describing something or someone that is impressive and just flat out awesome. You can say it in a sentence:
Spicy Pie is so SWAG.
|Random guy from Coachella knows it!|
I'll be quite honest with you and say that I don't know every band listed on the line up. Heck... I've never even heard of bands such as Duck Sauce, DJ Zinc, or Rye Rye. All I think is food when I hear these cooky names.
But as for my top
**Click the band name to see real Coachella footage!**
Sleigh Bells- possibly one of my new favorite bands that I discovered at Coachella this year. Any band with a crazed female lead is hot stuff. I wish I had talent of some sort.
Arcade Fire- Their finale song, made me cry....watch for yourself. If you were there when the big surprise "dropped," you would've been giddy like a little girl. Cut to 2:16 and be WOW'd.
Bomba Estereo- Another hot female lead, who we couldn't decide looked more like Michele Rodriguez or Adrianna Lima's little sister. This band just made my body dance uncontrollably. I just wish I knew Spanish.
Erykah Badu, Damian Marley and Nas, heck even Wiz Khalifa- I grouped my favorite hip hop acts together to save blog space. They were all great! I hate Wiz Khalifa on the radio, but in person, he was worthy of me listening to. I was in the front dancing my sweaty arse off.
Kanye West- Ok, before you roll your eyes anymore and mumble what a douch bag he is, I have to tell you that I totally did the same thing until I saw him perform. I gotta give it up to him, he put on a SHOW. He apologized. He cried because of his love for his mom. He shared the stage at the end of the night with his dancers and his musicians to take a bow with him. Maybe it was fake, but at that moment, he became a little less douchbag to me. I said a little less...
There were tons other bands that caught my ear, but those are my favorites :)
Did I eat Spicy Pie? Almost every day for every meal....if you don't believe me check out the pimples that formed on my face from eating this greasy goodness. I don't eat pizza much, so my body and face hate me now... it's only once a year, Body. I won't be doing this again, Face.
And while the boys had beer for breakfast, I chose to drink Fresh Strawberry Lemonade. Sure, it's not as fun, but it sure was tasty. Apparently PB & J and cold beers for breakfast was a good pairing.
Now if you're planning to ever go to Coachella, keep in mind that it's a crazy place to be. On the outside, it looks kosher, Hell, even parents were bringing their babies! ( I do not approve of this)
But on the inside, it's a bunch of sweaty crazy people walking around and enjoying this Coachella-land in their drug induced state . I did not and do not partake in this madness. But I do like and did enjoy watching the crazies. There are plenty of girls with pasties and boys with banana hammocks and I see atleast one guy dressed like Borat in his green bathing suit thingy, every year. Sounds like a Gay Parade, but no....it's not. That's just normal behavior of Coachellians.
Unless you have an open mind or a closed mouth, don't plan on ever going. You'll be jaded and scarred for life. Then, you'll turn into a crazy person and go to Coachella and I will make fun of you in my head. Teeheehee
Really, it's not that bad, it's just entertaining. It's fun to see what
There are also plenty of celebrities! I saw Bam Margera...twice and Ricki Lake! Last time, I saw Kate Bosworth...buying a Spicy Pie right in front of me! Great minds think alike. We should be best friends.
Hubs and Brother saw Katy Perry!
So, did my friends get mad at the picture I chose from my last post? Naw...they're cool like that.
|Pretty spot on for not having the picture in front of them!|
I spent a lot of my time with Irish, sitting in the grass by the main stage eating Ice Cream and admiring our new feather headbands. We loved just soakin' it all in. Music and sun, food and celebrity talk.
I also got to Ferris Wheel it up with my Hubby!
5. Gettin' Down and Dirty
Here's another word of advice if you have this on your bucket list.... Bring Anti-bacterial hand soap, Anti-bacterial wipes, and Anti-bacterial clothes if you can find some. It gets HOT and sweaty there and the desert dust loves you.
And get this.... I BRAVED being upfront in the Main Stage area. I was a sweaty hog in mad hot heat and unwillingly touched way too many people that I will probably never see again.
Hello Hairy Man, it's nice to meet you. Please get your beer belly off my spine? Thanks.
When you're standing that close to all those drippity people, you really forget that you might be a closet claustrophobe. And if you're standing there long enough, you'll just forget about the fact that your hand is on some weird person's slimey back. And when the music comes on.... all is forgotten and you just get into it.
And then.... there are Mosh Pits.
|See that poor shmuck to the right side praying for her life, imagine that were me.|
Why would I get myself into something like this? Re-living my youth mayhaps? Peer pressure? Ummm... I was trying to find the bathroom? I'm crazy...**DING DING DING!**
I lasted a full minute (I think). I almost lost my shoe and my half digested Spicy Pie. I screamed for the Security to save my life like a Baby crying for it's mommy. I accidentally pocket tweeted @KhloeKardashian. (Don't ask me how, I'm still trying to figure that out) That's all I remember because I was too busy being half trampled by a stampede of psycho boys and very masculine girls. But I did it and it was fun.
I'd like to point out that my Hubby and lil Brother Bear was part of the madness.
(If you're wondering why Hubby didn't save me , it was because we accidentally got split up in the crowd. If it were up to him, he'd throw some 'bows' on those fools....even if it were his own brother...ok maybe not.)
You can't tell but Brother Bear is TOTALLY
I can turn this post into a freggin' dissertation about Coachella but the bottom line is, it's an experience. To me, it's a great experience and I'm a little Kanye cocky about the fact that I've been 3 times. I really love going.
Coachella is just plain....SWAG.
Tell me friends:
- Would you ever go to Coachella?
- Have you ever been to a concert and if so which ones?
- Name something that is SWAG.