Last year was a fucking blessing from God. It stayed in the 80's all weekend. Never has that happened before in Coachellla's history. I think this year is going to be extra fuerte to make up for last year.
However, the tents are actually one of the only safe havens from the heat. It's the main stages that are brutal during the day.
Coachella is hot, yes. The dry heat does help though, and I didn't have much of a problem even though the temps were in the high 90's the whole weekend in '07. Woodstock in New York state was another story altogether. TOO MUGGY! I even found Sasquatch '09 a little tougher than Coachella.
Post by Horned Gramma on Feb 10, 2011 10:42:11 GMT -8
Dude, '09 was WICKED hot.
Useful tip: when you're scorching in 90+ degree heat on the edge of a cliff, DO NOT pour water on your head/face/self to cool you down. It's refreshing at first but it does in fact boil you like a lobster.
Actually we soaked these hotel towels that we stole in water and wrapped our heads in them. It was the most amazing idea ever. Kept you cool, and shaded... but you also looked like a retard with a towel on your head.
I drove into Escondido while visiting San Diego last summer, and while it was hot I was happy that it was at least a dry heat. I'll never forget playing football at a family reunion one summer in Tennessee and literally being soaked from head to toe in sweat after about 20 minutes. Seriously, who the FUCK wants to live in that much humidity?
Amen. Amen. AMEN.
After being in South Carolina, the beauty of dry heat amazed me at the Gorge. Humidity in Charleston kills.
Ehhh...no, not really. The sun is pretty much ALWAYS on you with the way The Gorge is set up. Once it starts going down though, the pit right in front of the stage is the first to catch some shadow due to the setup blocking it.
Bring lots of sunscreen, a hat, and an extra shirt or towl to cover your neck and you'll be just fine. Do NOT get burned though, otherwise you're in for one uncomfortable weekend. '08 pretty much guaranteed that I will someday be rocking the melanoma.