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!