Once a year, over half a million people meet in the Californian desert, just a few miles outside of Palms Springs, to celebrate music, life, and overpriced beers. I got my hands on a VIP pass and emerged myself into this temporary society. There’s so much to say about Coachella, but instead I wanted to capture a few impressions of a morning on the festival grounds, as everyone starts gathering around the stages, and bars. This is from the day after Kanye surprised everyone on stage.
Text and photography by Mike Zwahlen.
Mike Zwahlen works for Google and moonlights as a writer and photographer. He is the co-founder and Creative Director of Elusive Magazine and lives in Los Angeles, California.