home is where coachella is.

I was talking to someone about Coachella and what makes it so special. It’s a truly liberated environment. It’s a place that doesn’t care about what you look like, what you do for a living or how much money you make. A place that doesn’t care where you’re from or what your life story is, what mistakes you’ve made or what achievements you might brag about. It’s an environment where creativity and individuality are fiercely celebrated. Unlike our society where everyone watches, afraid to step out, Coachella is a place where doers are celebrated. Where the journey is the destination.

A place where life is lived in the moment, the way it was meant to be lived.

This year was extra special. We were forced to deal with a series of thunderstorms, but in the end our rainbow was extra bright. Friends from Australia, New York, Washington DC, Santa Monica, Orange County and Phoenix met in Indio for the best few days ever. Everything was perfect. A list of the shows we saw here.

{we rode beach cruisers to and from the festival this year. so much fun}
{nothing beats the feeling you get when you first walk in… as colby says, “we’re home.”}
{indian springs golf course… the perfect backdrop for our annual desert photos}
{two right turns to the polo fields}
{friday’s “bold & bright” tradition lives on}
{kicking things off with a dance}
{the most bittersweet yet best time of day}
{a spontaneous “heads will roll” remix, girls-only dance party}
{peace, love and the sahara tent}
{dj dancin’ dan on the decks}
{hamster wheel to power the dj}
{lights & music in the mohave tent}
{finally complete. jake arrives with a grand entrance and a running jump hug from ting}
{we miss you, shmizz. there’s a big hole on the right we needed you to fill}
{the coachella main stage and all it’s glory}
{one of danny’s favorites}
{enjoying some shade on 100+ degree afternoon}
{pete and colbs watching the sky writer’s message come to life}
{jacolby}
{the tings after a run to two door cinema club}
{one of our few pit stops at the Do Lab this year. sadly, it’s just not the same anymore}
{a neon tribe}
{i loved the silver trees. they moved and swayed very slowly}
{ollie’s flair}
{part of the sky writer’s message}
{eh… a taylor swift concert? nope, yelle (she rocked it!)}
{celebratory cracking of the glowsticks… and glow wands. a smash hit this year}
{ollie and mumford & sons on the main stage}
{friday… time to cruise}
{sahara dance tent}
{awesome remote controlled sharks cruising around near the dance tent}
{empire of the sun dance party at the outdoor theater. ting really felt the beat.}
{jenny’s delicious breakfast concoction. champagne, strawberries and lemonade}
{liz & ollie}
{the five boys do nas and damien marley from the main stage beer garden}
{sweet, sweet sunday}
{the five girls… nyc, oc, la, phx & dc}
{the man with the red balloon tattooed on his neck. instant friends}
{front and center in the sahara}
{the most beautiful sunset}
{i spy with my little eye a red balloon}
{new to coachella this year. the oasis dance dome}
{blue out takes on oasis}
{things got a little wonky at The National… in the best way possible. blurry but fab photo}
{annual sunday sunset tradition… dancing barefoot in the grass}
{“this is the only way to see a show” – jenny “sponge” farrell}
{jenny’s view for the national’s sunset show}
{feeling the love}
{the coachella ten aka “all of my people” – the presets}
{handmade flower crown twins on sunday}
{i can’t even imagine the insane rush the performers must get. look at that crowd!}
{these photos and more in this slideshow}
…and there are still more photos from where these came from.

4 Comments

  • Reply April 29, 2011

    Erica Newton

    Ok so obviously I am catching up on your blog a little late.. but just have to comment.. these photos really take me there! Such great pictures- as always, Teri! You really captured coachella.. amazing! Looks like the best weekend EVER! And please.. insert my head.

  • Reply August 19, 2011

    Islandia

    omgosh so that was the longest post ever! but I LOVE all your photos – the haze, the sun – just feels like te best weekend ever. I was at Coachella this year too and looking through yours just feels like a whole other party! yet I had a great time too! I’ll def be a know blog reader of yours!!

    http://www.citygirlknows.blogspot.com

  • Reply April 28, 2012

    Liz Zimbelman

    Great photos! What photo editor do you use? They look sooo AWWWW-SOME!

  • Reply April 30, 2012

    Teri B.

    hi @liz! i edit all my photos in Adobe Lightroom :)

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