Saudade is a Portugese word that describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. It’s how I feel for sometimes week after returning from Coachella.
My favorite thing about Coachella is being surrounded by almost a hundred thousand people living in the moment. I think that’s why I like camping, because these are the thousand of people who can truly be in that state for three days straight. Because when you’re camping, your crew, your food, the place you sleep is all within the Coachella grounds. You have no concern of what’s happening outside of the Coachella. Try keeping your phone off for a few days, which is what I do during these festivals, the experience is therapeutic.
I enjoy the music at Coachella not because I get to hear my favorite artists, but because I come to love the music I hear there. The artists I love more because of this trip are: Dillon Francis, Wolfgang Gartner, the XX, Phoenix, Knife Party, Booka Shade, Pretty Lights, Hardwell, Wu Tang, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. There are of course other artist I really enjoyed, but those are the artist that stuck with me, in part because of their music, but largely because of the specific experience (people I was with, atmosphere, temperature, lighting, etc.).
Also, we partied with some
40 year olds awesome people from Idaho camping next to us who gave me a first place ribbon for always dancing and put me up on their website, coachellawinner.com. #awesome