We were lucky enough to score tickets to the world’s biggest musical festival this year. We were on a trip to California in April and my brother-in-law managed to get us some VIP passes through work.
Sukh drove Shalini and I down to Indio for the last Sunday of the festival. Ariana Grande was performing, so Shalini was super excited. And why wouldn’t she be? If I’d had an opportunity to attend a global event like this when I was thirteen, I would have jumped at the chance!
To be honest, I can’t believe I’ve only just experienced my first ever music festival at the ripe old age of 41! But better late than never. To be honest, I’ve never really been a festival kinda gal. I much prefer attending concerts. I never would have bought a ticket to go if it hadn’t have been for the freebie.
But I definitely feel Coachella should be on every music-lover’s bucket list. And even if you’re not a fan of festivals, it’s worth it just for the experience. We didn’t stay overnight so if the camping thing is not for you, there are still ways to enjoy the weekend. Lots of people book themselves in to nearby hotels.
Ariana Grande was the highlight for both Shalini and I. We got to enjoy performances by Bad Bunny, Zedd and Khaled too. And we were glad we had use of the VIP area too. It is HOT in the day (well we are in the desert after all). So the big fans and shaded seated areas were a welcome retreat between performances.
We also had excellent toilet facilities, our own bars, phone charging stations and different food vendors to the general access area. It was nice to have our own standing area too with a good view of the stage.
Check out our tasting session at Pink’s Hot Dogs in LA – a must-do for everyone visiting the city.