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While the nearly 200,000 attendees of both weekends of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival appeared mostly to be part of the Millennial generation, a ‘mature’ Coachella Valley resident ventured out to the Empire Polo Fields as well. Surprisingly, they did not hate it.

In an article titled, “A ‘Coachella’ survival guide for the mature person” – which was deemed “special to the Desert Sun” – Conrad Angel Corral a self described “Coachella Valley retiree and/or mature resident” gives some advice for the more elderly set should they decide to  attend the festival.

Some highlights:

  • “Don’t be afraid of partiers partying in the parking lots.”
  • “The food isn’t great”
  • “Yes, party favors and alcohol use are present, but if that’s not your thing, no one will hold it against you.”
  • “ADA parking pass folks display your decal proudly for convenient parking.”
  • “If you find the festival just isn’t your thing, just head home and call it a day!”

There is also solid advice to skip buying tickets and just win them on KROQ – because that sounds super easy.

Seeing as how the article gives the go-ahead for the elder crowd to enjoy Coachella, expect 2017 to be overrun with snowbirds.


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