This year, I was presented with an opportunity to attend the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for the very first time and as a music junkie, Coachella was the promised land. After years of pining, I finally made it to the west coast’s music Mecca. Not only did I get to go but I go to work it which was exhausting and hot and sweaty and a lot of other adjectives everyone tries not to associate with girls. It was also an amazing experience as a person and a photographer. It was a four day party, with thousands of people, the sun-drenched desert, and good music blasting from every possible angle. Hot and dusty, sleeping on the ground, drum-circles, all night campsite dance parties and daisy chains.
Sisters Alana, Este, and Danielle, known are known collectively as HAIM. This is HAIM at Coachella. What had been an occasional listen when one of their songs came on the radio became an instant obsession. They are bombastic on stage. Somehow self-involved and concerned only with their own pleasure during a performance, yet appealing to the voyeur lurking inside of us all. You enjoy their performance, because they are enjoying it, and and are oh, so very talented. If you haven’t heard their album Days Are Gone, you can check it out at the bottom of the post.