It’s Coachella season again, and the excitement is in the air. Need help preparing? Check out this awesome survival guide by Frameology.
This year, Radiohead, Lady Gaga, and Kendrick Lamar, along with a plethora of other artists and performers, will take the stage to give us a performance of the ages. If you’ve already booked your ticket, you’re about to get turnt. To make sure your weekend is as magical as possible, we put together this list of Coachella essentials. Read up and enjoy!
If you aren’t careful, it’s easy to lose your stuff at Coachella. Place all your belongings, especially loose items, in one bag for safekeeping. That way, you’ll be able to keep track of your stuff and stay organized.
Moreover, because you’ll be moving around a lot, a backpack is your most convenient option. Choose one with multiple compartments so you can pack extra clothes, utilities, devices, a first aid kit, and other essentials.
That said, pack only the stuff you absolutely need.
In the desert, the difference between night and day, is, well…night and day. The weather can fluctuate between blazing hot in the afternoon and extremely chilly at night. Be sure to pack a jacket or a sweater to keep you warm when the temperature drops.
- Comfy Shoes
While it might be tempting to break out the designer kicks, you should opt for something comfortable and dirt-resistant. Coachella is supposed to be fun, so bring a pair of shoes you can dance in and jump in. Don’t be the person who needs to sit down because of aching feet. Just relax, enjoy, and don’t take yourself too seriously.
As mentioned earlier, Coachella can get really hot and sunny. It’s the desert, after all.
Get yourself some sunblock so you end up tan, not burnt. Also, because you’ll be staying outdoors for a long, long time, don’t forget to keep your skin healthy with lotion and moisturizer.
If you look at Coachella’s most stylish, you’ll see lots of people in hats and funky headgear. Mind you, that isn’t just for show. When the desert sun reaches its peak, usually between 10AM and 2PM, you’ll need something to shield yourself from the harsh rays. Sunblock won’t be enough.
Not only is bringing a hat practical, it’s also a great way to showcase your personal style. Need hat ideas? Check out this blog for some “hat-spiration”.
Belting out your favorite song with chapped lips isn’t exactly a pleasant experience. Cottonmouth isn’t either. Keep yourself hydrated with water or a sports drink. Although there will be vendors selling beverages in the area, it’s best to bring your own in case they run out of stocks. And it’s probably the cheaper option as well.
- A Game Plan
This year’s festival features dozens of bands, some of them performing simultaneously. You can’t possibly watch them all. Have a game plan so that you know where to be at any given time. Check the schedule and site map to find out when and where your favorite artists will be playing.
Being prepared makes you ready for any scenario. If anything happens, it won’t ruin your experience. Make sure you’ve gone through everything in this list to ensure your Coachella experience is a pleasant one.