Sunday, April 8, 2007
Sleeping at Coachella
Sleep is for the weak. You can sleep when you're dead. Etc., etc.
But seriously, rest will be needed to trudge around the festival all day in near 100-degree heat. With the show lasting until a midnight noise ordinance shuts it down, we probably won't get back to our tents until 1 a.m. or so. Assuming we get to sleep, in a wink, without any tossing and turning, that probably gives up about five hours until the dessert sun wakes us up with some not so subtle skin baking.
So what is that? Four hours of shut eye? Can that sustain our grueling endeavors during the day? Doubtful. That's where adrenaline and our trip to Tijuana comes in. In Tijuana, one can purchase much prescription medicine over the counter. That means we should return from Mexico with Xanax to knock us out at night and pain pills to keep heat headaches and soreness at bay during the day.
Also, Coachella stands to be a near non-stop buffet of stimulation, what with all the music, people and situations we stand to encounter. Adrenaline kicks in, our weariness fades and thing move on...until the eventually crash, which probably hits as we drive home through New Mexico, frantic to make our Tuesday classes and very much fed up with one another.
We've committed to this camping area thing. Sleeping masks and ear plugs will also help us sleep.