Sighted in the Springs


Cami Farrell

Bella Myer (‘22), Cami Farrell (‘22), Karina Kadia (‘22), and Sara Hamadeh (‘22) ran into James Charles on the first day of the festival.

“There are epic highs and lows,” explained Cami Farrell (‘22) of the memorable performances versus the extreme temperatures and huge crowds typical for Coachella. On Friday, April 15th, many Bishop’s students took the three-day weekend as an opportunity to head to Indio, Palm Springs and attend the well-known music festival.

“I was especially excited for Phoebe Bridgers, who’s one of my favorite artists and had a set on day one,” said Nadia Bitar (‘22). “Coachella is a really cool way to see all the artists you like while also discovering new ones,” Mira Gowda (‘22) reflected.

Not only is it a chance to see your favorite artists perform, it’s a magnet for other well-known celebrities and influencers as well – and some Bishop’s students got lucky with their sightings.

Like many others, Cami felt like Coachella was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. “I wasn’t expecting to be as tired as I was,” Cami agreed. “I’m so glad I did it, but I don’t think I’ll ever go back.” Abby agreed, reflecting, “Even though it was a lot of fun, it was also super tiring because of the sun and all of the walking. As the days went on, I learned to budget my time and not wear myself out early in the day.”

As Bella summarized, “Spending 12+ hours concert-going in the desert heat for 3 days in a row was definitely exhausting.” That’s not to say the festival didn’t exceed her expectations. “Getting ready every morning with my best friends—blasting loud music, putting on our crazy outfits, and crowding over a small mirror to try to do colorful and glittery makeup—was extremely fun,” she said. “I loved the whole Coachella experience.”