Yeah, we're bummed that we didn't get tickets to Coachella. But there's is no need to panic. There are high-priced, shirtless concertgoer-attracting festivals all over the nation. (Not the mention that with South By Southwest and Coachella run-off, the Southwest's concert calendar is looking pretty full.)
But we get it. The idea of bathing in the sun, of meeting interesting (intoxicated) strangers...it's a lot of fun. But Coachella isn't the only game in town. And, believe it or not, you might even manage to see a Coachella artist at a lower cost.
So dry those tears, folks, here's five worthwhile festivals worth the roadtrip (and you don't have to stop for gas in Quartzsite on the way).