Coachella 2017: Yes, You Should Try To Buy A Ticket In The .03 Second Window Before Ticket Bots Jack Them All.

Source: Variety

Normally the Coachella lineup is released and you daydream about going….then Bryce  a few friends will pick it apart saying why the lineup sucks…and as negative as that sounds, it’s actually a coping skill.  Hating on Coachella snaps you out of actually wanting to go because realistically you know it will sell out before you ever had a shot. Why? BECAUSE BOTS. No really. Click here for a sobering read about ticket brokers/bots and how they happily devour your ticket dreams.

This year is slightly more depressing because the lineup is so damn good…and you know Beyonce wants you to be there!

So give it a shot, why not??

Someone has to get those tickets in the .03 window right??

Good luck…and if you see someone on the side of the road hitchin’ to the desert Shirley Temple-style, it’s me. So pull over.

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One more unforgettable Prince moment. Covering Radiohead‘s Creep at Coachella 2008.

It’s so lonely without you here. Goodbye, Artist Formerly Known As Prince.

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Coachella #FOMO?

I know, it’s tough to hear about all the amazing performances and guest appearances and collaborations happening at Coachella without feeling like you’re missing out. But you know what’s almost as good as being at Coachella? Watching Coachella performances from your own home, without having to stand around in the sun and pay 12 bucks for a beer.

Let’s start with the appearance everyone is talking about today – Kesha‘s surprise performance with Zedd. She sang the song she had been rumored to be working on with him for his last album, but it never saw the light of day. Until now.

I mean, the video quality isn’t great, but it’s probably as good – or better – than the view you’d actually have if you were sweating it out, crammed in like a sardine next to hundreds of other concert goers who forgot to wear deodorant.

Next up, Rihanna reunites with Calvin Harris.

OK, she sounds amazing, but here you are, enjoying that killer performance without dropping $400 a night on a hotel room that you’re probably splitting with at least 3 other friends who snore and use your toothpaste without asking.

How about when Halsey brought out Brandon Urie from Panic At The Disco? Pretty amazing.

You’re telling me you would rather be there in that crowd, with people wooing in your ear and drunkenly singing along while you’re just trying to enjoy the set, than enjoyably watching it after the fact in the relative comfort of your air conditioned home and/or office?

If you’re still really bummed about missing the fest this year, maybe this article from Money Magazine about the real cost of attending Coachella will help. And if you STILL can’t shake that #FOMO, the livestream is here, plus you can enjoy Slacker’s Coachella 2016 station, with all the biggest bands playing the fest. Listen with a 400° oven open in front of you after spending the entire day on your feet and you might be able to recreate the feeling of actually being there.

(Love, Parker, who is not all that into music fests, can you tell?)