The Colourful Coachella
Coachella (pronounced koe-CHEL-uh) is the name of a city as well as a valley in southern California. … Coachella comes from a misspelling of the valley’s old name, Conchilla, from a Spanish word meaning “little shell” that referenced the fossil shells found in the area.
This is a fiesty and the biggest festival ever happened yet in history. Coachella happens every year usually in the middle of April. All types of singers and stars are met there. In full it is a Coachella Music And Art Festival held somewhere in California, Los Angeles.It is located in the Inland Empires Coachella Valley.
Coachella showcases popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging artists and reunited groups. Coachella is one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the United States and all over the world. Each Coachella staged from 2013 to 2015 set new records for festival attendance and gross revenues. The 2017 festival was attended by 250,000 people and grossed $114.6 million. The success of Coachella led to Goldenvoice establishing two additional music festivals at the site, Stagecoach and Desert Trip.
Coachella was first held by Pearl Jam who came up with a series of shows performing for one of the best fans of about 25000. The tickets are sold for 50 dollars each day.
Tickets sold for $50 for each day; about 17,000 tickets sold for the first day, and 20,000 for the second, falling short of the overall attendance goal of 70,000. Attendees were offered free parking and a free bottle of water upon entrance. The event went smoothly, with the well-behaved crowd starkly contrasting with the violence that plagued Woodstock ’99; the biggest challenges to Coachella concertgoers were temperatures exceeding 100 °F and the decisions of which of the 80-plus acts to attend. The festival was well regarded among attendees and critics; Pollstar named it festival of the year, and Robert Hilburn of the Los Angeles Times said that it “laid the foundation for what someday may be a legacy of its own”. However, Goldenvoice lost $850,000 on the undertaking, forcing the promoter, in Tollett’s words, to “struggle for almost two years to survive as a company”. Prominent acts like Rage Against the Machine, Tool, and Beck agreed to receive deferred compensation.
The Coachella also showcases an Visual art theme which includes a couple of installation and fine lines ever created. Many artists are able to showcase their neutral arts and talented skills all given ten days before to set up their talents and skills.
In Coachella’s early years, art was mostly recycled from the previous year’s Burning Man festival, due to smaller budgets. Between 2010 and 2015, Goldenvoice shifted its focus from renting pieces to commissioning them specifically for the festival, increasing their budget. Artists are given access to the grounds just 10 days before the festival, giving them a tight timeframe in which to assemble their pieces. Due to the high cost of re-assembly, only about half of them appear again outside of Coachella. Describing the festival’s importance to art, Cynthia Washburn of art collective Poetic Kinetics said, “With all the exposure here, I think Coachella is becoming as attractive for artists as it is for the musicians.” In 2013, Clemente considered about 300 art proposals, the most in the festival’s history for the time. Poetic Kinetics has designed several giant moving art installations for past Coachella festivals, including a snail in 2013, an astronaut in 2014, and a caterpillar that “metamorphosed” into a butterfly in 2015.
Some of the works have been featured at Art Basel, and involved participants from architecture schools, both local and international. A few of the visual artists, such as Hotshot the Robot, Robochrist Industries, the Tesla Coil (Cauac), Cyclecide, and The Do LaB, alongside avant-garde performance troupe Lucent Dossier Experience, have appeared for several consecutive years. Poster artist Emek has produced limited edition posters every year since 2007.
The fashion is mostly shorts, crop tops, sunglasses, blonde hair, jeans, black boots, jumpers, sweaters, long cardigans and floral sweaters.
Why so many people go?
Coachella is also popular for its fashion and its hot summer tempertaure.
Coachella is more than just a music festival because of its geography. Being held near Los Angeles, it is also a fashion show for many attendees and a chance to randomly run into any number of celebrities, from a selfie being photo bombed by Aaron Paul to Leonardo DiCaprio supposedly having some of the worst dance moves in the history of Coachella while wearing a bandana over his face.
The festival frequently brings in the top acts of the year and has additional elements because of where it is held. You could similarly ask why Lollapalooza is so popular in Chicago and I would simply say that the true popularity is belied by the huge population of the area, just like with Coachella. But truly the events are some of the biggest shows many of the artists will ever play because of the huge attendance.
Why you should go to Coachella at least once
I believe in going on as many experiences as you can because it brings happiness. My first Coachella experience gave me a different outlook on life. This three-day event is filled with greatness. I was so happy I decided to go. Going with a huge group of friends, dressing up in different styles and jammin’ out to tunes is such a fun experience. You basically jump from stage to stage and watch whoever is performing at the time in a crowd full of people. Plus, some people are lucky enough to see their favorite artists all within three days! How cool is that? It’s even an event that celebrities go to and rock out.
If you’re looking for a place with great energy and positive vibes, then Coachella is the place. This desert land is filled with the happiest people on earth that you will ever meet. Everyone is so friendly and in a good mood. The raging sun and the ferocious winds at night are the only negatives I can think of about Coachella. Everything else about it is awesome. You meet people from across the world that come to ‘Chella because they have heard so many good things about it. Coachella is that place where you see people skipping and twirling around gracefully. Everyone is so carefree and I love it.
Last, but certainly not least, is the music. I think it’s important to listen to different genres. Coachella really put into perspective that there are several music artists out there making their own type of music the way they want to. Now, of course there will be music that you just don’t vibe with, and that’s okay! The point is to try and give it a listen and if you like it, great! And if you don’t, at least you can say you listened and it just wasn’t something you can see yourself listening to. I look forward to always advancing my music library. I grew up listening to rap and r&b. After Coachella, I’ve started to love listening to electronic and vibing out to dope beats with no lyrics at all.
If what I’ve said has not convinced you to go, I still suggest you do! It’s a nice way to make memories of a lifetime, I promise you.
Why you should not go to Coachella
If you don’t like loud noise and packed up locations, then you should not go to Coachella.
If you dont like fashion experiences or not just into anything that has to do with fashion then dont go.
If you dont like screaming music enough to shake your chords then you should not go.
People get wild there so if thats not your life then you should not go.
I have not been to Coachella mostly because I am from South Africa and I dont think I would enjoy it. Rather than going there I look forward to our more local carnivals.