Coachella Tips & Tricks

Coachella Tips & Tricks

The days are counting down… one of the best weekends of the year is just about among us. People have started traveling from all over the world for Coachella. Last year, the festival tallied an attendance of over 579,000 people. We know Coachella is usually about unleashing your inner-gypsy. Being free and going with the flow, however, it IS usually about 90 degrees in the desert during the festival so here are some tips and tricks to make your chella trip an unforgetable (and prepared) one.

Lockers:

If you want a locker, get there early. They are almost always guaranteed to sell out because really who wants to dance around with a purse or backpack? Not us! If you are wanting to come and go as you please and not worry you can also reserve a locker online at www.lockersonline.com. You have the choice between three different locker sizes. They also offer a private changing tent and although it’s warm during the day, it cools down at night so this allows you to bring outfits to suit all temperatures.

Sunglasses/Hats/Accessories:

DO bring sunglasses and hats. DON’T bring your favorite sunglasses and hat. It is almost a guarantee your sunnies will fall off your head or you will accidentally leave them somewhere. Save yourself the bummer of losing your favorite pair and opt for a cheaper pair that won’t sting as bad when you lose. You will need a hat to protect your scalp from the hot, hot desert sun, so that is another accessorie to make sure you have. If you insist on recording your favorite performances, tweeting who you just saw and so on, definitely bring your portable phone charger so the stress of a dead phone isn’t there. If going with a group of people, some people also utilize walkie talkies. There are a lot of people there, and you will probably lose your group at some point. Walkie Talkies can be a great mode of communication in the festival.

Clothing:

As we talked about before, a locker is great because you can store clothes for when the temperature drops a bit. You have to be prepared for that! You may have a day where it gets to 115, and you wonder why in the world you would need to bring pants and a long sleeve but save yourself the shivering and bring warm clothes for the shows at night! If you reserve a locker at www.onlinelockers.com you have access to their private changing tent so there is literally no reason why you wouldn’t come prepared. As for shoes… if you are planning on being front row for all of your favorite shows we cannot stress enough how important closed toe shoes are! Your toes will get stepped on and sandals make that so much more painful. You also are walking all. day. long. so come in some comfy shoes to support your feet.

Lineup:

The lineup has been out for a while, but if you still haven’t gone through and listened to every artist, now is the time. Educate yourself on every artist because although you automatically had your must go to shows, you may find more artists that you are interested in seeing. The schedule usually comes out a day or 2 before the festival starts so when that happens we also suggest making your own schedule with the shows you want to see ahead of time so you don’t miss any of your favorites.

Transportation:

Plan your transportation ahead of time. There was a pass option that included a shuttle pass, but if you got that be prepared to wait. There are a ton of people trying to catch the same shuttle as you and the wait times can be crazy. If you are camping then you can just walk over. Staying close? There is also the option to rent bikes and bike over as well. If not, you can try to taxi or uber, but expect there to be surge rates. We suggest hiring a premier transportation company to take care of all your Coachella transportation needs. Whether you need LAX to coachella limousine, or just a ride to and from the festival everyday, a premier transportation can cater to all your needs over the weekend. This gives you the option of leaving the festival and returning, no having to wait in lines, and having a comfortable, reliable car available, with a top knotch driver. Don’t wait to reserve your car though, because as we have said about most other things, they WILL sell out. Contact Strack Transportation today at 888-781-5466 or visit us online at www.stracktransportation today to make your reservation!