Coachella 2011: Parking lot pimping and American graffiti
On the minivan pulling into the dust bowl Friday: "I need two tickets. Coachella 2011. Honk if you love The Strokes. Wave if you love music."
On the Volvo: "Honk once for Coachella. Honk twice if you’re horny." Alongside purple peace signs, rainbows and pink love hearts.
On the Hondo Civic: "Coachella. Indio or bust."
On the Nissan Altima: Writen in psychedelic handprints: "AJ, Sydney, Naseem, and Antony 'Coachella.' "
On the Dodge Stratus: "Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Cold War Kids, Best Coast, CSS, Kanye West, Sleigh Bells."
Every other car seemed to have "Carpoolchella."
On the Ford Focus: "Delta Spirit, Cut Copy, Animal Collective, The Black Keys."
On the Honda Element: "Six year Coachella vets."
On a Nissan Xterra: "One Day as a Lion. Caifanes, Brandon Flowers, The Strokes."
And one mildly confused attendee only wrote "Dodgers" on the windshields. Presumably, those were the guys strutting in ahead of me. Highlights of their attire: tank top, black Kobro Kai headband and bright blue sunglasses. His bro-friend wore a fanny pack and a red bandanna.
-- Jeff Weiss
Photo: Cars roll into the Coachella grounds Friday. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images