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.
Coachella: Help you capture memories
Oldchella: Help you capture your balance
Uses for Vitamin C
Coachella: Made for sniffing
Oldcella: Made for sniffles
Coachella: To keep you buzzed
Oldchella: To keep you hydrated
Late Night Munchies
Coachella: Taste great after a blunt watching Dr. Dre
Oldchella: Taste great after a power walk around the polo grounds in my Dr. Scholls
Oldchella: Acid Control
Coachella: Turn it up!
Oldchella: Turn it down!
Baby Necessities For Concert goers
Coachella: Pacifier for when you’re going hard
Oldchella: Adult diapers for when you just have to go
Coachella: Pills, powders and potions
Oldchella: Gas relief, Metamucil and Preparation H
Eye Drop Usage
Coachella: To keep the red out
Oldchella: Hay Fever
When it's REALLY time to party
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Coachella: Let’s get naked!
Oldchella:Let’s get Naked Juice!