12 Things You’ll Need at Coachella
The time has come once again for 100,000+ music and art lovers to converge on Indio, California. Coachella 2017 is here!
Also known as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, this annual celebration is the 21st century’s must-attend event for music fans. Everything from hip-hop to indie pop to electronica and hard rock is presented across multiple stages.
This year expect unforgettable performances from Lady Gaga (who replaces the pregnant Beyoncé as a headliner), Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead, Lorde, Travis Scott, and Bon Iver just to start. Also look for unique large-scale art installations and lots of other art exhibits, plus the iconic Ferris wheel.
Like any other major open-air event, Coachella has some essential bring-along gear. Let’s look at what you should definitely take with you, and a few things you shouldn’t, when you head to the fest.
Bring It: Must-Have Items
If you have passes (aka wristbands) for the festival, don’t forget to bring them! (If you don’t, your options are limited, because Coachella has been sold out since January.)
It’s important to remember that Coachella takes place in a desert. When you’re outdoors dancing and partying with Mother Nature for days, it can be easy to forget where you are. So be prepared for a dry climate that can reach over 100 degrees during the day and dip into the 40s at night.
Empty water bottles, lip balm, non-aerosol sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and earplugs — hey, you may not want to hear every artist — are a must, as well as small blankets or towels, and jackets.
Consider layering your clothing; you can always stash what you take off in your bag.
Half the fun of Coachella is peoplewatching, so give ‘em something to look at with your own fashion choices. Think comfortable. And outrageous. Try hippie chic. Or Elton John circa 1975.
It goes without saying that you need to bring your mobile phone and charger.
Parasols are ok, but standard umbrellas are a no-no.
Leave It: Must-Not-Have Items
There are a few other items you must leave outside the concert venues.
Chairs, sleeping bags, tents, airhorns, firearms, water guns (yes, those too), pets, selfie sticks, and glow sticks are forbidden. Hey, we didn’t say these make sense.
Also, leave the music to the scheduled artists you’re paying to see. No musical instruments are allowed. They may be doing you a favor with this one.
Vape It: Cloud-Chasing at Coachella
What about e-cigs, you ask? Single-use minis (cig-a-likes) are okay, as are mid-sized e-cigs and vape pens. However, you’d better remember to fill up those vape pens well before showtime, as no e-liquid bottles are allowed in the concert areas.
The camping areas are a different story. There you can enjoy your full assortment of vaping hardware and e-juices. Drip a refreshing springtime flavor like Malibu into your mod. Got the munchies? Skip those questionable brownies for Sugar Twist, with a flavor like an old-fashioned doughnut dusted with sugar and cinnamon.
Only the best artists make it to the main stages at Coachella. If tobacco flavor is your thing, you shouldn’t settle for anything but the best, either. Award-winning Tribeca is just the ticket.
Vaping or not, if you’re going to Coachella this year, plan ahead, be considerate of other attendees, and have a blast!
Stoked for the shows? Our exclusive Halo Coachella 2017 Playlist, featuring all the top performers, is the next best thing to early admission!
The opinions and other information contained in these blog posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of Nicopure Labs LLC, owner of the Halo and Halo Cigs marks.
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