Partying at Oldchella vs. Coachella

Ready to let loose, kids?!
Ready to let loose, kids?!
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When it comes to modern-day music festivals, none is bigger than Coachella. The three-day extravaganza attracts young fans and fashionistas from all over the world, along with the hottest, hippest and most hyped new artists. This year’s festival featured more than 180 bands on six stages with a top ticket price of $899.

For those Baby Boomers who stopped listening to new music after the Beatles broke up in 1970, Coachella holds little or no value. If they go, it’s only to chaperone their surly teenage children.

So Goldenvoice, Coachella’s widely respected promoter, decided to curate a festival that those those old enough to remember “Shindig” the Summer of Love and Woodstock could call there own. Billed as the Desert Trip aka "Oldchella", presumably a nod to author Ken Kesey’s psychedelic 1966 Trips Festival, brought together over two weekends '60s pop music icons the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, the Who, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and Neil Young for the nostalgia trip of all time.

The artists’ average age: 72.
The Desert Trip concertgoer’s average age: 51.
The highest priced ticket: $1,599.

Besides taking place at Empire Polo Club in Indio and sharing the same promoter, Coachella and Oldchella would seem to have little in common when it comes to partying besides a cool name. But dig a little deeper, as we have, to uncover the truth with a side by side comparison of what it takes to enjoy both festivals.

 Selfie sticks

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Coachella: Help you capture memories

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Oldchella: Help you capture your balance

Uses for Vitamin C

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Coachella: Made for sniffing

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Oldcella: Made for sniffles

Adult Beverages

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Coachella: To keep you buzzed

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Oldchella: To keep you hydrated

Late Night Munchies

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Coachella: Taste great after a blunt watching Dr. Dre

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Oldchella: Taste great after a power walk around the polo grounds in my Dr. Scholls

 Drug Trip

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Coachella: Acid 

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Oldchella: Acid Control

Crowd Reactions

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Coachella: Turn it up!

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Oldchella: Turn it down!

Baby Necessities For Concert goers

Coachella: Pacifier for when you’re going hard

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Upcoming Events

Oldchella: Adult diapers for when you just have to go

Festival Fashion

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Coachella: Hip

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Oldchella: Hip-replacement

Drug Stash

Coachella: Pills, powders and potions

Oldchella:  Gas relief, Metamucil and Preparation H

Eye Drop Usage

Coachella: To keep the red out

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Oldchella: Hay Fever

When it's REALLY time to party

Coachella: Let’s get naked!

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Oldchella:Let’s get Naked Juice!


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