There may be 50-plus bands to see at Coachella, but most festival-goers also build time into their schedules to see the other sights — like the Do Lab, Ferris wheel and a host of small art installations.
Then there’s the swag.
Immediately inside the festival entrance is a huge tent marked “Merchandise.” That’s the place to be to score official festival t-shirts — there are many — and the latest and greatest T-shirts from bands performing the fest. Some are even customized for the event, like the Wu-Tang Clan t-shirt reading “Coachella ain’t nothing to F with.”
Me, I opted for a customized t-shirt that was screenprinted in front of my eyes by a really nice guy from Philadelphia who looked seriously tired.
Up next: Ride that ferris wheel.