Weekend 2 of Coachella is already here, and we know you're going to want the best view possible. Imagine being in the front row when The Weeknd hits the stage... it would make all the waiting and plotting worth it.
Check out some of our tips and tricks to be close to the stage at Coachella!
1. Wait at one stage all day.
This one is pretty self explanatory, and the easiest way to guarantee yourself front row for your favorite artist. If you are dedicated enough, make sure you are at the festival when doors open and run straight to the stage that you want to be close at!
For example, Eminem is playing at 10:15 p.m. on the Coachella stage this Sunday. If you really want to be front row for Eminem and you are willing to sacrifice missing every act on the other stages, get there early and camp out at the Coachella stage. Just note that it will be around 12 hours of waiting.
On the bright side, you'll be close for every act before him as well!
2. Form a human chain with all your friends.
The easiest way to push through the crowd is to form a chain with all of your friends. Have the most aggressive or powerful friend lead the way, and follow behind hand-in-hand. Hold on tight — if one friend falls behind, they may be split from the group forever.
Okay, that's a bit dramatic. But the crowds DO get crazy and you might lose them for the rest of the set, especially in the mix of all the strobe lights and waving arms.
3. Take note of the stage set up.
Some stages change throughout the day at Coachella. For example, an area was sectioned off all day during weekend 1 so that Beyoncé's catwalk could be added in. If you take the time to really analyze the area and determine where you can squeeze in as they adjust barricades, you could find yourself in the front for her set!
4. Simply ask people if you can go in front of them.
While some people don't fit this stereotype, many people at festivals are very laid back and will just enjoy the music from any view. It can't hurt to ask the person in front of you if they'd mind if you cut in front of them! Maybe they aren't familiar with your favorite artist and wouldn't mind letting a big fan go in front of them.
With the right amount of perseverance, anything is possible.. we have faith in you. Now go out there and squeeze your way into the front this weekend!