If you’re reading this, you probably don’t have a trust fund, didn’t layaway your Coachella tickets for this year (like the payment plan you can do at K-Mart), or ended up stuck on the standby page for hours without ever being directed to the purchase page to make your selections. And you’re wondering how the hell you’re going to be able to join your friends out on the Empire Polo Field in Indio come April.
Thousands of celebrities, festival goers, hipsters, bloggers, embarrassing parents, girls high on acid, and anyone who has the intention of partying hard and having the opportunity to catch one of the best lineups will be there. You have to go! It’s like your birthday and Christmas combined.
Despite organizers trying to keep prices from going up, general admission for a weekend starts at $375. You would think by adding a second weekend, which includes the same exact bands, that the festival would require less set-up and overhead, making it more accessible for those less affluent to attend. Yeah right. Like that’s going to happen.
What the hell is it about outdoor music festivals that is so alluring? Some people may call it a ripoff. Because in reality, Coachella is expensive and hot. Not to mention… Woodstock is over and Coachella is overrated.
It’s certainly not meant for everyone.
The good news is, even after all of your avenues to getting a wristband into Coachella have been exhausted, you can at least sit at home and watch the live stream of the bands you’re missing on YouTube.
If you are one of the lucky few to have acquired a VIP Festival Pass or the Lake Eldorado Camping and Festival Pass Package, or are one of fifteen thousand people camping out for three days in grime and filth, start packing.
For everyone else, you should click through our slideshow and find out how to score sold out Coachella tickets.