So I got to do something that's been on my bucket list for many years. I went to Coachella. When I first heard about this festival years ago, I knew I had to go. Year after year, I would see the lineup of musicians and be so envious of anyone going. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it is a huge music festival in Indio, California. Just outside of Palm Springs. It runs two separate weekends, same artists both weekends, but sometimes there will be special surprise guests who come out and perform. Like this year Kanye West came out when The Weeknd was performing. I know there are a lot of Kanye haters, but I thought it was pretty cool to see.
I had the most amazing time. It was a vacation that was absolutely needed. My soul is renewed, ready for this life again. The highlight (musically speaking) of the weekend for myself was seeing Fitz & the Tantrums. They've been one of my favourite bands since I first heard them. So seeing them live was amazing. We had just left the main big stage watching Florence and the machine, so it wasn't as busy yet. I could see them perfectly, and danced so hard. That phrase "dance like no one is watching" is exactly what I did. I had a blast.
The scenery there is incredible. There were amazing sunsets every night. I mean AMAZING. I don't remember ever being in the presence of such a big, full glowing sun. I felt spoiled by all this beauty that was around me. Palm trees everywhere, and when the sun set on them they created the most magical silhouettes. Palm trees are kind of my favourite. That and cacti which I'll touch base about in my next post about our road trip through the Mojave desert and Joshua tree national park. Of course I took about a zillion photos. I didn't want to have to worry about my "real" camera, so I just used my iPhone 6 for this adventure. I had the most incredible time here. I was with someone who made it that much more special. I'm forever grateful to have had this oppertunity. Here are a few of my favourites I snapped during the festival. Some can be seen on my instagram page @chowexander