THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES – PART 5: MUSIC
This season, KENZO heads out to California, Carol and Humberto’s home state. We asked Joy Yoon - author of the book 'The best things to do in Los Angeles – 1001 ideas' (Universe / Rizzoli International) - to select some surprising and unexpected addresses in Los Angeles. Our fifth category is MUSIC and with Coachella festival coming, let's start with the infamous Palm Springs festival.
This festival is the perfect place to kill numerous musical birds with one stone, so head to the Empire Polo Club in Indio and try to see as many of your favorite bands as humanly possible. Though it’s technically not in Los Angeles, we’ve made an exception for Coachella, which takes place in the Colorado Desert, due to its legendary status as literally and figuravitely the hottest music festival in Southern California. For six days (the line-up is now repeats over two separate weekends) in April, headliners and emerging talents from all over the world play for your viewing and listening pleasure. Major groups have had reunions here and others have had meltdowns; one deceased artist was even resurrected as a 3D hologram. And with consistently strong line-ups, this festival always incites sheer pandemonium. Sure, three days packed with music and parties sounds though and you might end up fighting your way through crowds, suffering from sunstroke, and not bathing, but for a Coachella experience, it’s worth it. Note: while you’re in the Indio area, be sure to try a sweet, delicious date milkshake. Dates are the star produce in the Coachella Valley, which produces 95 percent of the dates sold in the United States.
Empire Polo club, 81-800 Avenue 51 in Indio www.coachella.com