Well, I survived another Coachella Music Festival. My son, Jeff, got me started at Coachella five years ago, and I have been hooked ever since. The average age of the kids at Coachella is probably in the mid-20s. At my present age of 62, I have gotten used to the idea of being the oldest guy at the festival, and I take pride in that distinction.
The kids at Coachella already know most of the groups that are playing, and most of their music. They go to hear their favorites. My interest is different. I am familiar with only a few bands and a little of their music, so I am mostly in search of the new and the interesting. With a hundred bands to sample, and three days to do the sampling, I am never disappointed. I am also interested in seeing what the kids are up to, and eavesdropping on their conversations. It is all too easy, because I can stand right next to them, and they don't even know I am there.