Saturday, October 9, 2010

Coachella 2010. Better late than never.

I've been meaning to put some of these up for a while now. I was able to get my camera in because we got in with a vendor pass which basically means you walk in through the back, no lines, no questions, just move on through the gates.

I'm always blown away at the enormity of the music, art, and people these 3 day events bring. On top of the places in which they come from. You have characters from all walks of life, all ages, and from all over the planet. On your right you're meeting a guy from Eastern Europe and sharing a puff and smile, then turning to your left you might meet Prince Harry.

The opening act which in the overall view is perceived above, was a huge collaboration of DJs, water, and mid afternoon fun to get the party started. This was just one of the 4 stages and 3 tents, all playing different genres of music simultaneously. This is the second time that I've gone and I've never seen a concentrated amount of more beautiful people anywhere.

When the lights go down at night the whole park boasts a ton of artistic endeavors from 40 foot flames of fire in giant glass cylinders, huge balloons stretching 1/2 a mile into the atmosphere, harnessing zapping lighting in a bottle creating ear punching electrical shows, to beautiful light sculptures to look at with kaleidoscope eyes.

For all the musicians and artists involved, Coachella starts off the summer tour for them, they put all their resources into this show and give it everything they got. One thing's for sure, there is a reason humans come from all over the globe to come to Coachella every spring. There's nothing like it for light years away.

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