I have hung up my flower crown. This little festival-lover will not be heading to Coachella this year.
Let's be honest, I'll be experiencing the FOMO right there with everyone else. To help relieve some of the heartbreak, we're hooking up our TV to the Coachella YouTube channel, which will be streaming from Weekend 1 of the festival. SiriusXM also just announced that they'll be broadcasting live performances and interviews staring April 11 through April 28 on Ch. 18.
Even though I won't be at the actual festival, I will be participating in #Couchella from home, getting our live coverage and photos up on DiscoverSD.com. Check the website, plus our Facebook and Twitter feeds for the latest stories coming out of Indio.
Attending Coachella? Here's everything you need to know:
For those who aren't attending this year, there is a method of dealing with the inevitable fear-of-missing-out. Follow these eight steps.
- You can actually catch some of the Coachella headliners in San Diego around the festival weekends. Beach House is playing Observatory North Park on April 15, James Bay will be at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay on April 17, Foals at the Observatory North Park on April 17 and Ellie Goulding at Viejas Arena on April 23.
- Check out the live-stream on YouTube. They'll have three channels and a customizable schedule to play with. You'll be able to actually see more than you would attending the fest, in the comfort of your jammies. Visit youtube.com/Coachella.
- Stalk your way through Coachella's new Snapchat feed, sure to provide some real-time fun throughout the weekend.
- Remind yourself how clean and dust-free you are here and how accessible your shower is at home.
- Take advantage of San Diego's emptier streets and brunch lines this weekend. My suggestion? Hit up the always-popular Hash House, Great Maple, Café 21 or Snooze for some of the city's finest brunchin' with (hopefully) less of a wait time.
- Save your money for the next installment of CRSSD Festival or KAABOO Del Mar, two homegrown festivals that are just as awesome and easier to access.
- Head to Uptown Tavern in Hillcrest , where they'll be streaming the festival in high-quality video with full audio all weekend long. You can sip on their fresh cocktails and order the chicken and waffle while you tap your toes.
- While everyone's doing their thing at the fest, explore some of San Diego's other top events this weekend, including Taste of Hillcrest and the new Sunburn Pool Party at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, both going down on Saturday.