Going to Coachella for the first time was a wondrous yet rude awakening. After catching a serious case of FOMO during weekend one, my best friend and I decided to buy last-minute tickets for weekend two. Did we have a place to stay or anything to wear? No. Were we ready to dance to Ariana Grande and Bad Bunny? Absolutely.
While the spontaneity of it all made it that much more memorable, I definitely learned the hard way about what you need to survive (and thrive) during a weekend in the desert. From the fluctuating temperatures and wind to the strict security protocols, there are a few items that can make your festival experience run smoother.