Thursday, April 7, 2011

Coachella Countdown

I am taking my VACATION NEXT WEEK...only 7 more days until I arrive in Indio, California for Coachella Music Festival!

Normally, I spend the majority of my money on alcohol and clothing. (it's not an addiction as much as a really bad habit I have no intention of quitting...shopalism, that is)  Plus, being young and attending weddings/bachelorette parties, and Christmas with the fam eats away most of my vacation days from work.  All of these factors mean that I haven't had a real vacation in a while.

Coachella is the PERFECT vacation for me because live music is one of my top favorite things - I love the excitement of seeing my favorite bands and discovering new ones.  Music Festivals are the perfect form of live music for me because I can be as ADHD as I want to be...there is constantly something going on and something new to discover just around the corner.  The festival takes place in California - so famous people like to go there.  I am not afraid to admit that I plan to Celebre-stalk and famebang someone next week!  I mean, how else is Daniel Tosh going fall in love with me if not finding me walking around in a big floppy hat with a giant jug of booze in the California Sun??

Plus, I get to attend with my favorite people in the world!  My brother and his wife are among the 8 people I am traveling with.  We are renting a huge house with a private pool.  Can you say, "REAL WORLD: INDIO CALIFORNIA!!"

Top Things I Am STOKED About:
1. FASHION!  Don't be fooled by the "music" scene.  Coachella is too close to LA not to be visually stunning with adorable fashionistas, hollywood starlets, and just plain freaky trend setters!  I pretended for about 2 months that I wouldn't buy a new vacation wardrobe (to save money) and just wear what I own.  But then last week, I started stalking Forever 21 and Asos for affordable, hippie/hipster, outdoor in the desert all day, concert friendly clothes that I can get excited about wearing.  I purchased everything below...oops!


2. MUSIC!  Black Keys. The National. Arcade Fire. Animal Collective.  Mumford & Sons. Gogol Bordello.  Interpol. Crystal Castles. Cee Lo Green. Cold War Kids. Wiz Khalifa. Chromeo. City & Colour....AND....

3. KANYE WEST!  I love a loose cannon.  (Charlie Sheen, hello?!)  I love Kanye.  I have always loved Kanye.  He is so hilariously narcissistic, yet talented as a mother fucker.  I adore that he is an asshole, but not in that Chris Brown "Asshole-Who-Needs-To-Be-Beat-With-A-Rubber-Hose-For-Laying-His-Hands-On-A-Woman" kind of way.  When he stole the mic from Taylor Swift, I laughed.  I can't wait to see what he will do live.  I am half expecting him to declare that he is running in the 2012 Presidential Election.  You can trust that I will be rocking my glow stick glasses to this show!

4. Getting a TAN! I am currently pasty white.  My Greek ancestors would take one look at me and ask for a paternity test.  If I ever plan on someone seeing me naked again, it is time for some color.  I don't do tanning beds - largely because I refuse to be associated with the Jersey Shore, but also because I was a lifeguard for 4 years and know that skin cancer is no joke.  BUT - there is nothing more gratifying than a tan line that resembles the little Coppertone Girl! So bring on the Cali Sun!

5. FAMOUS PEOPLE!  I secretly hope to get rich by videotaping Paris Hilton snort a line of coke off of Lindsay Lohans cleavage and selling it to the tabloids.  However, if I just have to settle for the silly school girl giggles of seeing Zac Efron, Zooey Deschanel, Whitney Port, and other Coachella regulars - that will still make my entire year.  When I see someone, will I squeal and immediately text all my friends that I just saw Alesandra Ambrosio eat a hot dog? YES!  Is that particularly mature and cool? Meh. Do I care? No.

Therefore, I will be taking some solid time away from the blog next week - but I promise to update twitter, should anything notable happen.  (@misshautemess)

If any of you will also be at Coachella, let me know!  I would love to meet new friends while out there!

7 comments:

  1. Love this post! I'm excited for you.
    Although the Coopertone ad from the 80's makes me laugh. Isn't sunscreen supposed to protect you from getting a tan? lol That child is darker than I will ever be. (scottish/belgian redhead - ya Im' not tanning anytime soon)

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  2. Vay kay! YAY!

    Also, am so stoked (and jealous) about the music! LUCKY. Have a blast :)

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  3. yay for music, awesome outfits, glow glasses, tans & being Greek(my fav as a fellow Greek)!!

    this sounds completely amazing & I'm wondering if its cool if I just come and crash? I promise to look cute & help you score a make out sesh with a hot celeb! ;)

    hope you have a blast girl

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  4. Have a great time,kitten.

    Say hi to Gorgeous George for me.

    And if Javier's there, tell him he's late.

    *mwah*

    - B x

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  5. Thanks! I use sunscreen to prevent the red, painful kind of burn....but I may also be guilty of using SPF 8 so that I can still get SOME tan. :)

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  6. Thank you - I will have to keep detailed notes to share back. ;)

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  7. YES! You are more than welcome to come crash - it is BYOAM (bring your own air matress!). I am always in need of a partner in crime when I aspire to such lofty goals as making out with famous people.

    Greek love!

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