From the creators of Coachella…
The festival will take place in the same location as Governor’s Ball and my guess is that Governor’s Ball organizers aren’t happy about it.
Wow Monday just flew by today that we almost missed this! I always love seeing who lands on these lineups because we generally see a lot of names that we haven’t heard of in awhile which makes us even more excited for what’s to come – I’m talking about you Edward Sharpe and Miike Snow!
Every year when I missed Coachella, I would look forward to streaming the sets and catching up on all of the photos via my favorite blogs. Music festival fashion isn’t new, but it hasn’t always existed either. It was probably made more widely known a few years ago and after that fast fashion brands began to design collections so that people could specifically dress for these music festivals. It’s fascinating to me, really. Anyways, like every year, I continue to really enjoy seeing the looks that celebrities and bloggers bring with them to the festival so here are just a few of my favorites!
I realize that this is only for Weekend One, but I don’t know if I’ll have it in me to do a second weekend roundup! Plus – we gotta make room for other content.
And so music festival season begins…
When I was working in the music industry and a part of the scene in college, this would always be the time that I was looking forward to! Of course, it was also my research, but I loved seeing which festivals would pick who as headliners and even supporters. When other people saw the lineup and became upset with it, I would empathize with the organizers because I know what that feels like and hey! I’ve been there too. You do the best that you can with the budget that you don’t reveal with anyone. So much work goes into this, but in one second after a year’s worth of work, people are quick to judge whether or not your lineup will be a success or not.
I’m a little bit surprised by the lineup actually. I never thought I would see Drake as a headliner, but I think he’d be able to put on a good show. Saturday and Sunday look to be the best days and I’m especially excited to see that Odesza is on the second line on Sunday and doesn’t have the tiniest font on the poster! They’ve really had quite a year and I feel like I never get tired of listening to that album. There’s also some throwbacks on here that I would be excited to see too like Circa Survive.
My coworker asked me today if I had thought about going, but honestly, music festivals – though I love them are so exhausting to me! That heat. The pounding music. The people everywhere. They used to be things that I loved when I was younger, but I’m really turning into what I said the other day which is a granny. With that said, we’ll probably post again about that and I’ll be happy for all my friends that go.
Knowing what I know about how this year has been going for Yow Yow! I was a little bit nervous as to which posts would reach the top. It’s been a slow year, but it hasn’t been all that quiet. We’ve had a lot of fun with the blog and we’re going to continue doing so in the next year as well!
With that, here are our top 10 posts from the year 2014:
Coachella is the music festival that defined music festival fashion. Even though it is two weekends this year, we are only covering our favorite looks from just one weekend. I scanned several of my favorite fashion blogs to pick up these looks and here are the ones that stood out the most:
I did a poor job of streaming Coachella this year and missed every single performance. I’m very grateful that some of my favorite artists on Twitter are reposting some of their performances though so that I can play catch up. This Disclosure x Sam Smith performance of “Latch” is a song that I never get tired of.
Coachella confirmed last week that OutKast would be reuniting for the major music festival, but don’t worry if you didn’t snag your tickets because you’ll be able to catch OutKast at 40 other music festivals this year. We just know that one of them will be Sasquatch or Bumbershoot or BOTH! The special music festival tour is to “to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their unique and influential sound”.
Specific dates have yet to be released, but it’s only a matter of time before all of our favorite music festivals begin unveiling their lineups. If your city doesn’t have a major music festival in it, it’s likely that they will have some random cities sprinkled in as well.
I saw Big Boi at Bumbershoot in 2011 and all I was hoping for was Andre 3000 to come out and surprise everyone on stage. That never happened, unfortunately, but now I know it’s really not too late!
I feel like I’ve let everyone down by being nearly a day late on posting this, but better late than never. Coachella’s lineup is amazing, isn’t it always? Kevin asked me if I had thought about going this year and the answer I gave him was “Well, I always think about going to Coachella every year, but it’s a matter of whether or not I think I have the money for it.” Yes, going to Coachella is probably an amazing experience says everyone that I know that goes every year, but sometimes I think I’m just happy watching it on a stream as well.
Someday, I might just change my tune. I haven’t forgotten that it was my dream goal to make it to every single major music festival in the US for one year yet.
This is a pretty healthy mix that I am happy with. This is probably one of my favorite posts to compile every year because I am always so interested in seeing what readers are drawn to the most. I’m not able to get a whole lot of stats from WordPress or the stats that I mainly need, but I’m so thrilled to know that two of our interview posts were a top read this year. Working with both Hollis and Molly was such a treat!
Big Boi and Andre 3000 are back y’all. In 2014, OutKast will reunite for a number of performances across the country – one of which will include headlining Coachella which you just know we’ll be watching either live or streaming. Is there new music in the works? Will anyone else be joining them on stage? We don’t know yet, but it’s only a matter of time. Regardless, we’re pretty happy about this reunion and we’re looking forward to the surprises.
Everyone wants to be a musician or in a band, right? And because of that – it is why we have so many bands existing that we have never ever heard over. However, if you’re at Coachella or any other music festival, you wouldn’t be caught dead not knowing who a band was. Jimmy Kimmel caught a handful of liars over at the festival who acted as if they knew the bands that never really existed. What’s worse is that these fake bands have ridiculous names…The Obesity Epidemic? Really?
Every year when Coachella rolls around, I can’t help but feel a little bit envious over the friends that are actually there basking in the sun and listening to the best acts of the year. It doesn’t help that I’m just at home streaming sets (that aren’t even actually live) from their YouTube channel and avoiding the downpour outside. Life, right? When I think of Coachella, I think of it as the best music festival that I’ve never been to. In comparison, I feel like it’s not even in the same category as Sasquatch, Block Party, or Bumbershoot. Instead, it feels like a dream where bloggers get invited to host parties, camping is not all that awful, and celebrities are EVERYWHERE.
However, maybe I”m wrong. I’ve never been so I don’t know. RYOT News lays it down for us.
To view more of the comparison between Coachella: Dream Vs. Reality, click here.