Probably, only here you’ll find the most relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There’s freedom, absolute love and spontaneity in the air (not taking into account the desert dust and the smell of grass, although they did add a certain vibe).
Over the two weekends of the festival, the number of attendees from all over the world has come close to 500,000 people. I am impressed by the diligent, purely American organization, behind which is control of absolutely every process, from the cleanness of the territory (which is in fact enormous) to the abundance of food to fit any taste: vegan and healthy meals are combined with hot dogs and Mexican burritos.
In the music part, I was undoubtedly fascinated by Beyoncé with her mind-blowing choreography, drive and the whole show. It is here, at Coachella, that I first heard the incredible music of multi-instrumentalist St. Vincent, associated with impressive video illustrations and a fresh breath of art in pop music.
A separate subject is the giant interactive art objects placed throughout the festival. It's amazing that artists get access to the area just 10 days before the start of the event, which greatly limits the time for the set of their works.
On the whole, if it were not for the 104 degree Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) heat and the effects of my jet lag, I would say that the party was 100% successful, but otherwise — 99.9% ;)