Coachella 2012 Highlight Video - Filmed by Roy Coloma, Darius de Los Reyes & yours truly via GroPro! I was just shown this & myyyyy gaaaaaahd am I juiced for weekend one!!!!!
“Got my shirt off, the club too packed!” — Coachella week one :)
the thoughts outside.
So, I attended weekend one of Coachella with my best friend, his 2 coworkers, 2 other girls I knew, acquaintances & 65 other people. All huddled together on the corner of 148th and Park ave (?) 21 cars deep.. and enough canopys to shade the Eastern Saraha (Is just about what weekend TWO felt like.)
Yes, I bought another ticket last minute from my boys who were attending the 2nd go around. How could I pass up on memories with the guys?! “WHY SAY NO WHEN YOU CAN SAY YES” Is what I practically live by if you know me..
I jumped in the car and jumped out to surprise the rest of the caravan from the east bay with, “GUESS WHOS BAAAACK :)” ..They thought I was crazy but I gave a fuck cause I was ready to have fun, with them!
The first weekends experience was unlike ANYTHING I’ve ever placed my two feet into. It had my two favorite aspects of life.. hitting both ends of my spectrum: Camping outdoors and raging like the untamed animals we are. Once in awhile I get to let go.. and just be me. It’s much needed as you all know with the reality we all live. All the glitters is not gold I’ve learned so just play in the dirt and be you.
4/20 was the departure date so we set off starting it with edibles. My last experience on the plane ride to Miami with Sean taught me to never, ever, do that again. I don’t smoke casually anyway so please believe it really fucked me up. I passed but let the others indulge while I rested the lids. Later awakening to the driver going 65MPH on I-5 south at 4am, only to find us a complete 15 minutes behind the other two cars and still 2 hours till LA….. I insisted, really insisted on driving. LOL! I love em don’t get me wrong but we had somewhere to be :)
Paranoia pulled over and they got their turn of shut eye. Arriving by the security gates’ morning opening, we passed with flying colors and made camp.. in 100 DEGREE WEATHER! DAY 1, Lady Coachella was brutal. She pounded us with relentless heat for 3 days.. and covered me in a shade my epidermis has never neighbored with. In the down times and thoughts of wandering mountains she taught me about the rage I’ve been running around with.
She opened my eyes to the thoughts laid dormant in my cortex that had been waiting for that EXACT moment to pop out and tell me, now. Now is when you’ll turn. Turn the wheel and go this way. Because you are suppose to. With no influence from anybody else but the rays of light transcribed by my cones and rods, she taught me, me.
I wish I could write here what really happened…but some of the things I just can’t explain. (ask me in person though) …She humbled me. She showed myself from the strangers eyes and grew the bean stock of the height of my wisdom.. Why did I act like this? Why was I doing it that way? Why are you going to this again? There is a world out there. ..The random memory of reading “EAT WELL & TRAVEL FAR” from someones twitter bio(?!) that I read once, permanently imprinted in my head. As if Mya Angelou surfed through the fissures of my brain.. The thought was beauty. Coachella. the 2nd weekend with the people I camped, interacted, saw and just felt.. was exactly what I needed.
A couple weeks ago on my facebook cover I posted a picture with a sign nailed to a tree, the direction pointing right and the caption read “To?”
Now I know where.. Follow me.
For those of you that read this and have plans with me this summer, I might just be cutting a few of those out.. to eat well and travel, far.