I went to Coachella last year for the first time and knew it wasn’t going to be my last.I’ve been to a lot of music festivals across the globe, but Coachella is at the top of the list. I don’t know if it’s the weather, palm trees, or the people (it’s all three), but it’s pure magic in Palm Springs when this time of year rolls around.
At the very last second last year, in a stroke of blind luck, I fell into a
house estate of 25 awesome people. Thankfully they invited me back for round two and I was oh-so-happy to oblige.
This was the fourth year that our group rented out this house. You can see why we’re big returning guests…
One of my favorite elements of Coachella is that people generally get a late start (in comparison to other festivals). There’s plenty of time to hit the pool (or in our case, putting green/basketball court/various lawn activities) before heading to the festival.
Megan and I went to Texas together and we make it a point to meet up anytime I’m on the west coast. Can you blame me? This year, she decided to join our group in the house.
One of my very good friends/pseudo-roommate from college, Lauren, also made a last minute trip with her sister. Lauren is a rocket scientist (seriously) that now works for NASA. You’ll see more of her from our reunion trip in Nashville.
I told you about the palm trees, right? I don’t think I mentioned the palm trees + sunset combo. Sheds a whole new *light* on the golden hour. My favorite sets are always at this time when the sun dips beneath the palm trees and the hot temperatures dip with it.
… She’s stronger than she looks. M & L weren’t the only Texas appearances at Coachella. Another good friend from school, Ben, was at the festival with some friends from home. He walked up right as I was
gracefully dismounting falling to the ground from Megan’s shoulders.