It's music, music and more music here in the Coachella Valley for the next ten days as “Coachella” is staging it's annual appearance here.
Palm Springs is chock-a-block-loaded with celebrities and the big-wigs from the music world, all partying like the rock stars that they are. (Last night, alongside of the headliners, was a reunion of Outkast, and surprise appearances by Jay-Z, Prince, Gwen Stefani, Beyonce, P Diddy (or whatever he calls himself these days) and many more.
You might be wondering, however… what is Coachella? Coachella is actually an abbrevieation for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which is named after a city near us here in Riverside County, CA. The festival takes place over two three-day weekends.
The festival is HUGE and is considered to be a more sober and more organized version of Woodstock.
But, here's the reason why I'm writing this post. I hear from people every. single. day about how horrible the economy is, and how broke they are, and how there's no way out. Blah, blah, blah.
Here are some numbers to consider.
– Almost 200,000 tickets were sold for Coachella over the next two weeks.
– General Admission (cheap seats) costs $375 – per weekend
– VIP Tickets cost $799 – per weekend
– Parking $150 – per weekend
– If you want to attend and stay in a TENT – $2900 – $4700 – per weekend
– You want to stay in a hotel, the average hotel here is $300+ – per night
– PLUS, you have to eat.
– PLUS travel expenses.
I don't know what the average person spends on attending this event, but it's not cheap. It's gotta be in the thousands and thousands. Moreover, the event sold out in 20 minutes this year.
People from every age group attend, but the average age is between 20-30-ish.
Here's what I see. I see LOTS of people that can easily afford to drop a couple thousand dollars, minimum to attend what is basically a long concert.
I don't say this to be mean, or condescending, or judgemental, but are YOU in a position to spend at least a few thousand dollars on something you want to do?
You better be. Because if you aren't, you aren't living the life you were meant to live.
If you can't afford to take your kids to Disney World for a week. WHY NOT? If you can't afford to invest in your own education to learn how to get out of your financial rut, WHY NOT? If you can't afford to spend some money just to have fun, then there is something seriously wrong with your financial situation.
Hey, we've been there. And it sucked.
We decided to do something about it. It's time for you too.
You are meant to live a life of abundance and fun.