Monday, April 27, 2009

A weekend in the desert

I am beat! This past weekend was an absolute blast though! Kind of a last hurrah before things get busy during wedding season. I spent the weekend Palm Springs with some friends attending the Stagecoach Country Music Festival. My husband's band was playing a show in Detroit so he wasn't able to come with us, but it was probably for the best since he really doesn't like country music anyway.

I read an interesting article in an industry magazine a while ago about the use of the grounds that Stagecoach is held. It is also the same grounds that the huge rock festival Coachella takes place the weekend before. They set up the stages, food courts, port-a-potties, and beer gardens to accomodate up to 60,000 people for rock Coachella and then re-use all of the set up one week later for country Stagecoach. Great planning and management. I would have LOVED to have seen Paul McCartney headline Coachella last weekend, I heard he was incredible.

I only attended the festival on Saturday as it was pretty hard to stay out of the sun in the middle of the desert, but it was a blast. The people watching was hilarious--I decided that I'm in the wrong industry: I should have become a tatoo artist! The musicians were great and the atmosphere of the festival was just plain fun.

Sunday was spent by the pool (under an umbrella, of course) with Pina Coladas. It was a fantastic weekend!

1 comment:

Cassie said... said...

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