Coachella 2017: Running away to the desert and escaping from your own reality for a little bit

 
Photo by Aleksandra Denton

Photo by Aleksandra Denton


You'll know it's the Coachella season because everyone is talking about it; from social media influencers, lifestyle bloggers to mainstream media. You name it. Several clothing stores also release their own line during this time of the year just to cater to specific group of people. And no one's blaming them because we all know everyone wants to take advantage of this popular event of the year.

We can say that everyone is aware of it and at some point want to experience it. Take it from someone who has had the chance to go twice. All I can say is, it is worth the hype

Running away to the desert and escaping from your own reality for a little bit is something everyone needs to do once in a while. Whether it's for the music, art, or just to experience the festival; the trip is something to look forward to.

Photo by Aleksandra Denton

It's hard to compare it to other music festivals you've been to.

Coachella is a 3-day festival that takes place in Indio, California over the span of two weekends. You have a choice to go to the first weekend or the second one, or if you have the luxury; you can also do both.

It is sure to make you feel as if you've found a paradise hidden away in the middle of nowhere. From palm trees along the perimeter of the festival, the huge Ferris wheel near the entrance, and overwhelming art installations throughout the grounds. You'll really feel like you're in a different world. Along with the surprise performances from many well known artists like Drake, you'll always be on edge wondering where your night will end up next. 

As the day progresses, the sun goes down and the party starts. There are EDM artists playing in different tents and bands doing live sets all night long. One awesome part of it all is that there's a huge spectrum of performers you can choose from. From rappers, composers, DJs, pop stars, and a whole mess of bands. No matter what kind of music you're into, there will be something for you or better; something you'll end up liking. 

Not to mention the festival's food selection. It was beyond what anyone would have imagined. One would think that it's all the junk food that you'd find at an ordinary fair but it's quite the opposite. There's everything from fruit, customized pizzas, coffee, açaí bowls, and a pretty big selection of vegan options. 

The point that I'm trying to get across is that Coachella is what it seems to be but isn't at the same time. One would have to experience it themselves to understand what it truly is and how completely different it is from anything you will ever experience.