Desert Daze didn’t have the best first day


The first day of the 2018 Desert Daze festival could’ve gone better.

The 3-day music fest, held this year at Lake Perris after previous years in the Joshua Tree and North Palm Springs, saw the crazy weather late Friday night, including thunder, lightning, and rain that ended up bringing the show to an earlier than expected, according to NME. Of course, weather is something totally out of a festival’s hands, but there were also other issues.

Getting into the festival seemed to be the biggest issue for those attending the first day of the festival – with many waiting in traffic for hours.

The festival, recognizing that was an issue, tweeted that they have worked to fix it for Saturday and will no longer be charging for parking.

Once fans were able to get in, the bad weather arrived forcing Friday’s headliner Tame Impala to cut their set after just a few minutes.

As the Press Enterprise noted, festival goers stayed near the venue in hopes the show would eventually continue – which it didn’t.

Fans hung around in their cars and huddled in campsites in hopes the show would resume, but the storms continued and were so insistent that in addition to pulling the plug on the show, the festival urged campers to evacuate the campgrounds and go home or find a hotel.

Tame Impala posted that they were “devastated” and hoped for everyone’s safety.

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Devastated. Sorry Desert Daze. Hope everyone’s safe

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And after all that happened, no one seemed very happy after Day 1 of the event.

Day 2 of Desert Daze is scheduled feature King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard as the headliner.