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Coachella fosters diversity and individuality

Photo courtesy of Iris Langen
CHS students attend the second weekend of Coachella concert.

Coachella is one of the most famous music festivals in the world, attracting people both domestically and abroad. Coachella is held in Indio Valley, California, and as always, with the lineup, the location and more, it was a unique experience.

Because of the festival’s proximity to Carlsbad, it was a popular event for CHS students. Seniors Iris Langen, Makena Hamilton and Leela Hunter attended the second weekend.

“I went this year because I’ve always wanted to go, and I feel like this year I was finally old enough and financially ready to make that plan happen,” Hamilton said.

Almost 300,000 people went to Coachella this year. The diverse crowd of people present at Coachella are part of what makes the festival so interesting.

“My favorite part of Coachella was definitely people watching,” Hamilton said. “There were a lot of different types of people there and it was fun to talk to people that came from all around the world, like people from China and Canada.”

Coachella is attended by people from all over the world, so some celebrities are bound to visit as well. Some were spotted by its attendees.

“I saw the guy from Pierce the Veil,” Hunter said. “[And] Iris said that there was an influencer that she followed walking around.”

Another very intriguing part of Coachella is the fashion. The styles change every year, but they are usually eccentric. Even some celebrities were spotted wearing unique fashion, including Travis Kelce, sporting a Happy Gilmore baseball cap and Ashlee Simpson, wearing a sparkly camo outfit.

“The fashion was all over the place,” Hamilton said. “[I] definitely saw some very unique choices and it was cool to see everyone have freedom in how they wanted to express themselves. There’s definitely a Western influence this year.”

Everyone that went to this festival definitely took the opportunity to express themselves with their clothing, and went all out.

“The fashion is definitely eccentric,” Langen said. “I think everyone just uses it as an opportunity to dress as quirky as possible and to dress outside of their comfort zones. There’s a lot of crazy outfits going on.”

The fashion at Coachella may be unique, but the attendees have one thing in common: they love music.

“I like everything, but I usually listen to older, classic rock and alternative rock,” Hunter said. “I really like Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.”

Everyone has different tastes, but a common theme for the attendees of Coachella this year seems to be house music. Other performances included No Doubt’s first show in 10 years. Lana Del Rey was also a popular choice.

“I love all types of music,” Hamilton said. “Recently I’ve been really loving house music. It’s just a very fun vibe. [But] my favorite musical artist is definitely Lana Del Rey. I’ve been a fan for years and I’ve been wanting to see her in concert. I also like No Doubt cause it was their first performance in 10 years, so it was super cool to be a part of that.”

Overall, Coachella this year was a unique experience. The artists, fashion, and shows are why Coachella is one of the most popular music festivals in the world.

“Overall experience was definitely very unique,” Hamilton said. “There’s nothing else like that. I mean, nowhere else can you see that many great artists in like the same day. I would definitely do it again.”

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Rebecca Berke
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Rebecca Berke is a freshman at Carlsbad High School, and it is her first year on The Lancer Link staff. She enjoys playing guitar and listening to music. She enjoys writing and hopes to write many more stories for The Lancer Link.

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