Goldenvoice, the promoter of the Desert Trip festival coming to Indio the next two weekends, is doing everything it can to make sure festival goers have the best pooping experience possible at the Empire Polo Club.
The New York Times reports on the festival, spending most of the time on the artists like the Stones and McCartney, the celebrity chefs, and the man behind the event, Paul Tollett. But, there is also an interesting nugget about the toilets (emphasis by me):
Satisfying an affluent crowd that skews toward middle age has become one of the promoters’ main concerns. There is an extensive menu of high-end food, including a $225 four-course meal by chefs like Dominique Ansel and Marcus Samuelsson, and an afternoon-long, all-you-can-eat “culinary experience” for $179. Mr. Tollett said that he and his team had been laboring over logistics to minimize patrons’ time waiting in line, and spent months scouring the region for more than 1,000 flushable toilets.
“We pretty much wiped out everything into Texas,” Mr. Tollett said of the hunt for rentable restroom trailers, which will supplement the more than 300 toilets already on the site.
Of course, for $1,700 a ticket, a decent bathroom experience over a Porta Potty might be expected by those heading to Indio for Desert Trip – and with resellers dropping their prices to below face value the last few days, it might be worth the cost for the bathrooms alone.
Just be sure to stay away from other outdoor events taking place anywhere between Indio and Texas this month, as it sounds like they may be stuck with just a bush and hole in the ground.