Coachella Day 2 started with more wind and dust, tossing my feathery hair and kimono about in an exciting frenzy. We crossed the green carpet to the first show we wanted to see, arriving just in time to hear the sweet voice of Zella Day above the crowd. While she sang some of my favorite songs, I danced freely in the back of the crowd, and Josh captured it on camera.
I was only photobombed about 10 times, which is one of the things everyone taking photos at the festival probably experiences. It has sort of become like an iconic “high five” of Coachella, to have random strangers jump into photos with you (see the photo on Josh’s instagram). But in the spirit of fun, I find it sort of hilarious to look at the photos later.
We made our way around the grounds shooting between shows, and found ourselves at the Ferris Wheel for the traditional sunset photos. Though the dust made it pretty hazy and less colorful than last year. It happened to be a lucky spot, because I ran into two other sets of friends then, and that is a rare thing! I always say to stay with your buddy at Coachella, because once you’re separated, it’s near impossible to find each other again between the spotty cell service and the huge crowd. Plus everything is a big distraction, and one can easily get taken off on some adventure with new friends, new music, or the smell of food from the amazing food vendors.
Eating at Coachella is one of my favorite things, because they always have such great options and I never have enough time to try it all. We went with pizza for plenty of meals, tried the pad thai, but my favorite had to be the grilled cheese and rib sandwich. I may have waited about 35 mins in line for that baby, but it hit the spot like nothing else and I was happy to stuff my face while dancing around to the music. I was so into the moment I don’t even remember who was playing on stage, but we were dancing with friends and that’s all the mattered.
That night we saw Zedd, and somehow I wandered our way to THE perfect spot in the crowd- I’m literally so proud of myself for that. It is actually really important to find the perfect spot. If you’re too far in close to the stage, you’ll be shoulder to shoulder in a tight crowd and it’s absolutely no fun at all not being able to move or sit or sometimes even talk to your friends. I aim to be on the house right of the stage, next to the sound booth (little stand with guys running the show). This is close enough to the action to see everyone on stage, get a view of the whole show including all the amazing lights, and be in the prime spot for when they drop the confetti.
I was with Chessi and Victoria, two other fellow bloggers, and we danced so much I thought I would keel over. It was probably my absolute favorite show of Coachella 2016, the vibes were just spot on and I commend Zedd for a performance that was nothing but uplifting energy and fun to sing and dance along with. I say this because when I was at Calvin Harris the next night, it was a never ending ride of flashing lights and builds and drops and it just went on for two hours. Or at least it felt like it, and as amazing as it was, I just didn’t feel the same energy and, almost love, in the show. We did, however, end up standing behind taylor Swift, which was pretty hilarious watching hair bleached bob haircut bounce around as she danced like a freak. No judgement, haha. If you look at her Coachella photo on her instagram, you can see my hands holding my iPhone sideways, snap chatting the light show, hahaha! (But this was on day 3, so back to day 2…)
Overall, Day 2 brought the Coachella excitement back like I remembered it from last year, and I was super beat from all the dancing and running around with friends. And stay tuned for my Day 3 diaries, coming up next!
Kimono, Bra, Panties: Spell Designs
Gladiators: Faryl Robin x Free People
Shorts: One Teaspoon
Fringe Purse: Layer Boots
Feather earrings & extensions: The Feather Junkie
Face Jewels: Body Bauble
Metallic Tatto: IamU
Body Chain, Sunglasses: Express
Chest Tattoo: Girl with a Temp Tattoo
Turquoise Cuff: Saints of Bohemia
Rings: Turquoise Forest, Barse Jewelry, Eclectic Bling, Wilde Stone, Midsummer Star