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The Coachella season has come and gone again. Another year of crazy traffic and an unusual amount of tourists has passed. The Coachella season is a time that can be cherished or dreaded by many locals. Depending on who you are you may revel in the time of seeing crazy people roaming around the desert, or you may use these few weeks to get out of town and take a vacation. In 2017, around 250,000 tickets were sold for each weekend. That was a 50,000 ticket increase from previous years. The festival isn’t just about the music though. There is a collection of art every year that ranges from giant sculptures to decorated trash cans. It’s a pretty impressive feature.

One of the more popular traditions of Coachella is camping. Originating in 2003, guests began having the opportunity to camp out for the weekend at the polo grounds. They sectioned off a portion of the parking lot and dedicated that space to hosting 17,000 campers. At the campground, you have the ability to bring your car and/or pitch a tent. In most cases, campers are allowed to set up camp Thursday night (the day before the festival starts). The camping for Weekend 2 was delayed a whole day due to the high wind reports of 35 mph for that night.

As always, there were many well-known performances throughout the weekend with such headliners as The Weeknd, Beyonce, and Eminem. This year many performers opted to use drones as props.  The electric band, Odesza, had a drone show along with their performance. It was an amazing technical addition. Other spectacles included Beyonce’s performance; she was accompanied by a full marching band and a stage full of dancers. She also had surprise guests including her husband, Jay-Z, and had a Destiny’s Child reunion.

 

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