SoundDiego Does Coachella 2019

Thirty miles, three days and dozens of bands later, SoundDiego team showered up and peeped the cameral roll.

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The always welcoming Coachella Ferris Wheel greeted us at the entrance on Friday.
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Friday's peak heat was welcomed by vets who have seen degrees well north of three digits.
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SoundDiego wasn't in the Media Tent for five minutes before we saw the boys from the Frights -- San Diego, represent!
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The Spaceman, last spotted at the Polo Fields in 2014, made a re-appearance this year, looking a bit weathered from his intergalactic travels.
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Sadly, he had picked up a hitchhiker somewhere in his travels.
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We headed over to the Sonora Tent soon enough to see the Frights -- the most energetic set of the weekend.
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The Hippo office workers were back this year, prepping a ship for travel.
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We all bow to someone. For him, it's the hippos.
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The media tent is a lifesaver every year, stocked with free water bottles, wi-fi and a couple other secret goodies.
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Best of all -- free lockers (bring your own lock) to stash your night time elements.
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Well, you go to the desert, you're gonna see some cacti? Ammiright?
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Maybe Coachella's best-kept secret: The air-conditioned bar at the back of the Sonora Tent.
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Speaking of space travel, nothing looks more otherworldy in Indieo than the Sahara Tent, where 20,000 dancers work the beats all day and deep into the night.
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Well, somebody had their own merch area this year. Who could it be?
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Who else would put seven rings on it?
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The pyramids also put in an appearance in this desert as well.
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The spaces at Coachella are vast -- maybe a mile from end to end?
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Nothing is more valuable at Coachella than the shadows cast by art and other structures.
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Where do you eat? Everywhere? We had great tacos, rice bowls, smoothies and even fruit popsicles.
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The main stage crowds are vast, but the audio is excellent no matter where you post up.
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We bid Coachella and the Spaceman a heavy-hearted adieu on Sunday night. See you next year, Indio!
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