Sophia Ghadoushi and Jennifer Clemens
Staff Writer and Spotlight Editor
As we all know, Coachella is slowly approaching. As the hype surrounding the annual three-day music festival escalates with the release of the lineup and tickets going on sale, Milken students, and even teachers, are going crazy. People come with all their friends to take pictures, eat great food, and listen to their favorite artists. But is it really worth the hype?
On Wednesday, January 6th, Milken students were on a mission to get Coachella tickets. During B block, students and even teachers had their computers setup and logged onto the Coachella website, ready to buy tickets for them and their friends. At 11:00 AM sharp, people relentlessly refreshed their browsers, hoping that they would be one of the lucky few to be able to buy tickets. However, not everyone was as lucky as they hoped to be because tickets sold out in mere minutes. Tickets are not cheap (general admission ticket is $400, with shuttle pass included $460), and are only increasing in price. For the rest of the day, “who got tickets?” was the primary thing on everyone’s mind.
Michael Moadeb ‘16 is very passionate about Coachella. He explains: “I’ve been going to Coachella every year since my first year at Milken. Ever since then I always strived to go back. The polo fields in Indio are beautiful and what the festival adds to it through music and art makes it even more mesmerizing. It’s like a getaway into a dream world where no problems arise or are thought of. It’s always bright and full of happy people that are all there for the same reason, to hear good music, see cool art, taste yummy food, and meet nice people. It’s just such an experience that no one should not experience at least once in their lifetime.” We also asked Shayna Farahnik ‘17 why she wants to go to Coachella. She excitedly responded, “I have been wanting to go to to Coachella for over a year! It will be my first time at the festival, and I am excited for every part- the music, being with my friends, and just the coolest environment.”
When deciding if you want to go or not, you should consider Coachella’s diverse lineup (whether you like rock or rap, everything you want will be in the lineup) and exciting surprise celebrity appearances (just when you least expect it, your favorite artist might come on stage to deliver an over-the-top performance. You never know!). However, if you do not like big crowds, then it may not be the place for you.
This year it is being held the first weekend of spring break, so some would say there is no better way to kick off a school break.
So now it’s up to you – will you be attending Coachella?
Click here for this year’s lineup.