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Ten Songs to Help Cope With Coachellaitis

And they ALL got sick afterward.
And they ALL got sick afterward.
Timothy Norris

Coachella was a lot of fun. I crossed a bunch of bands off my bucket list that I never thought I'd be able to see live--Refused, Pulp, Justice, At The Drive-In, 2pac...okay, 2pac wasn't actually on my bucket list, but it was cool to kind of see him.

A major downside to the festival is you're pretty much guaranteed to get sick afterwards. I thought I could beat it by drinking a bunch of water and Emergen-C, avoiding booze, taking vitamins, getting at least six hours of sleep every night, and keeping hand sanitizer handy, but no. It probably has something to do with inhaling a bunch of second hand smoke and dirt, but my voice is almost completely gone. On the bright side, I don't feel as bad as I felt last year, so maybe my methods kind of worked, or maybe I'm just an aging hipster. The folks that attended the first weekend of the festival should be feeling the full burn of the dreaded Coachellaitis right about now. If you're going this weekend, you'll probably be feeling the same way in about a week. Being sick sucks, so grab a bowl of soup, relax on the couch, and listen to these ten songs.

The Hold Steady- Chill Out Tent It didn't take much effort to find Molly. She seemed to favor the Sahara Tent, though her friends could be spotted convulsing on the ground in the Gobi Tent. Maybe that was Coachella's answer to The Hold Steady's "the chill out tent." I'm not sure how helpful smoking cigarettes or kissing when nurses take off your IV would be, but oranges do sound nice right about now.

The Thermals- We Were Sick "Fed on the dirt, laid on the land. Never gave a day away, never gave a damn." Might as well make the most of the festival and recover later.

Neon Indian- Future Sick The less we have to think about getting sick, the better. Maybe that's why Neon Indian did not perform this song on Friday.



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