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Coachella Thoughts & Fashion

Coachella 2012 is now over and I have finally recuperated enough to sort out my thoughts and write a post on the trip.

To say Coachella was wild would be an understatement, but I’ll just leave it at that. It was my first time heading out for the music festival and it was also my first trip to beautiful Palm Springs.

Lets get down to it- What I Wore, Coachella Day 1

Trend wise I think I did alright- crop top, lace, neon, and booties seem to cover what’s hot on the festival scene and what is parlaying over to street wear. The booties were a great addition- any closed toe shoe is a must at this festival, it keeps your feet free of all the ick and goo. A waist bag is also a must have at a festival- an easy way to keep your belongings safe and close by while also leaving you hands-free and ready to dance at a moments notice.

The weather was unseasonable cold on Day 1 and I thought I would be warm enough wearing jeans (the only pair I brought) and the booties. They definitely helped, but I needed some extra warmth and scooped up an empty garbage bag drifting away in the sandstorm.

The garbage bag may be the least glamorous way to stay warm, but it definitely helped when the temps dropped to the 40’s. Lauryn Effie also had to layer up over her very adorable bandeau top.

Even though the weather was atypical it didn’t stop any of the good vibes flowing through the polo fields. Everyone was making the best of the weather and just happy to be celebrating the music. Neon Indian was our first show of the day and they did not disappoint. JPC and I saw them in Cleveland earlier in the year and this performance was significantly better.

Ending the day with an amazing show from Amon Tobin, Day 1 more than met my expectations. The show wasn’t one I would normally consider, however it was amazing. His light show will blow your mind. He is much more than a musician and truly has a rockin stage show.

Performance wise it was the day I was least excited for, but in the end it set a great tone for the festival and we knew the weather was bound to warm up the next day.

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