S.S. Coachella: Top Five Moments of Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll on Board
Shannon Nehls / OC Weekly Dancing on stage with Girl Talk
1. Up Close With the Performers
Aside from drinking and partying with the artist the best part was getting your own intimate show with the bands and DJs at each performance. We all know how the crowds get at Coachella sometimes you can't even see the stage you end up so far back. This was a music lovers dream to be able to see bands like Father John Misty, !!!, Warpaint, Cloud Nothings and Hot Chip up close and personal. How many people can honestly say they've seen The Gaslamp Killer, DJ Harvey, The Rapture or Simian Mobile Disco on the pool deck with 10 other people or at the after hours club where they could literally touch them until 4am? At the Silhouette Theater Girl Talk had everyone go on stage with him as giant balls and condom looking floaties adorned the crowd and confetti filled the room (sorry there was no toilet paper). That was the defining moment of the cruise when we realized going days without sleep and drinking copious amounts of alcohol is totally worth it as you are jumping up and down with complete strangers. Some are favorite artists and some are Goldenvoice employees, but you are all singing the lyrics to an old school anthem at the top of your lungs as sweat pours down your chest. That's when you think damn this is fucking cool, I can't wait to make my friends jealous and do it all over again next year!