Let’s make today a Coachella Valley holiday

INDIO, CA - APRIL 13: Art installation Spectra by NEWSUBSTANCE is seen during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 13, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

Three weeks of Coachella and Stagecoach are exhausting – and no, not just for those who attended the Indio festivals in April. With the increased crowds, traffic, and all the homes in your neighborhood rented out to partiers who kept you up all night doing cannonballs into the pool while blaring Garth Brooks might have left you kind of exhausted. So, let’s make this a holiday in the Coachella Valley.

The full-time residents of the town deserve it after this crazy month. And not just the people who attended or worked the event. It’s everyone. The people who worked at the hotels, the restaurants, the Uber drivers, those who had to stand in line longer while all the hipsters bought their vodka, beer and Pedialyte at the Costco. It’s everyone in town that deserves a break.

Now, yeah, I know, essential services aren’t going to get the day off because people might still end up in the hospital – so maybe, it’s like Christmas and they get double-time, I don’t know.

The day off will give everyone a chance to take a deep breath (well, those who aren’t suffering from terrible allergies after standing out in the dust-bowl of a field during the fest) and reset things back to normal.

I know this probably isn’t going to actually happen – but the point is that it should.

And if it could start today so I could take a nap, that would be great.