The Reality Of Coachella Is Not What You See On Your Insta Feed

The Reality Of Coachella Is Not What You See On Your Insta Feed

Coachella isn’t what you think it is, and here’s why.


You're sitting there, scrolling away on Instagram, stalking David Dobrik and the Vlog Squad a little too aggressively. Quietly shedding a tear and wondering how you missed out on such an exciting life full of fame and Balenciaga sneakers. As you shove Hot Cheetos down your throat and lounge on your mediocre college futon, you're slightly discouraged. Social media really has you down, man.

For a minute it's all looking pretty amazing.

You see all the fun outfits and famous celebs. It's heartbreaking. Truly. You know you could ROCK a Gucci bandana just like GiGi Hadid, but yet you don't have the chance to.


You begin to realize if you were there at Coachella right now, breaking it down in the dance circle with Justin Bieber and Billie Eilish, you'd not only amaze them, but they'd instantly want you apart of their clique without question. So you become sad at your lack of resources to magically poof you to Cali, and you start to wonder. How good would I look in fishnets and glitter?

Probably fabulous, but possibly disastrous.

You scroll past Kylie and Kendall Jenner rocking the best outfits, all the youtube stars looking fun and fresh, and even James Charles appearing more snatched than you'll ever be. It really inspires you to save up your money and attend this phenomenon next year. You'd love nothing more than to stand for hours and hours amidst all the music and craziness. It looks like the best time of the year, right?

But, listen. Here's the reality of Coachella.

People spend a ridiculous amount of time and money to put together these outfits just to Instagram in them one time and be done (OK, I'd probably do the same, but that's beside the point here). I'm all about dressing cute for the gram, can't lie. Feel good, look good, am I right? But think of it this way, you're saving yourself the heartache of an empty bank account by not attending this infamous event! It's better this way. Not to mention the dry air out in sweet ole Cali. The festival looks nice in photos, but I've heard from many different influencers that talk about it who say it's extremely dry and dusty. Upper respiratory infection? No thank you! Skin dry and flaking off? I'll pass!

Not to mention the heat... I don't even wanna talk about the amount of sweat that cultivates between all these dancing bodies.

Like I might actually get sick thinking about it. Let's go ahead and skip over that, I'm sure you get the picture. Also, you pay hundreds of dollars for this festival and sometimes you don't even get to see your favorite artists perform because they'll be playing at separate stages at the same time, making it impossible to run all the way across the fairgrounds to go watch them. (Although, you best believe I'd be booking it if I paid hundreds to go see these people perform. But I'm just seriously not in shape enough for all that.

Reason number 123 that I don't need to go.) Also another big thing, the food, and drinks. Some people have said that the lines are so incredibly ridiculous and long that you literally have to stand there until you're 95 just to get a drink of water. Talk about parched. Seriously sounds like only the fittest survive there if you ask me. Is this the jungle book? I feel like we'd be fighting at the watering hole before we pass out from dehydration. And let's be honest, I probably wouldn't win. These brittle bones weren't made for competition.

The pricing of the food and drinks is just.. you don't even wanna know.

Like you already pay so much money just to get in, now you got to give your arm and leg for a Coke. Let's just say your wallet literally wants to put you in a choke hold after this weekend is over. Yes, Coachella looks glamorous and exciting (and probably is), but a lot of people who have gone can attest to the fact that it is over-hyped for really no reason.

It's a great social gathering with friends and I'm sure the music is amazing, but don't drive yourself crazy on social media wishing you were there. It's fine that you're not. Your time may come, unless you're like me and have no chance in ever going so you think of all the things that could possibly go wrong there to make yourself feel better. Yeah.

So basically this was an entire article to curve my jealously and convince myself that my mediocre college life is fine and I'd absolutely rather not be dancing with Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin to Post Malone. It's OK. Seriously, I'm fine.

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.


Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

    Migos II

    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

    Cardi B be careful

    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake


    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj

    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

    A$AP Ferg

    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"

    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    Concerts Are My Guilty Pleasure And I Am Not Sorry About It

    Sometimes my bank account doesn't like me because of it.


    There is something about the flash of the lights, the sound of the band coming out, the other excited people around you, and the intense feeling of seeing someone you like live. Concerts are such a unique medium that bring together the artists and the fans in a pretty close way. I have been going to concerts for most of my life and I have to say I don't know what it is, but there is something so special about concerts in my life.

    No matter how many things that I do in life, I do try to be careful with my money and I try not to overspend on things, but concerts are definitely one of my main guilty pleasures. I am also definitely that person who likes to try and get the VIP/ Meet and Greet Experience when I go to shows. The mindset basically comes from if I am already going to spend the money to go to this show and it is for someone that I really like then why would I not want to be able to meet them. The other part of it too is it's someone that you really love and if the opportunity arises for you to meet someone, you never know when or if you will get to meet them again so why are you going to pass up that opportunity.

    As I have grown up, I have become that person who goes to most shows/concerts alone and I am completely okay with it because it is so much fun. Yes, it is awesome to go to concerts with friends and enjoy that time, but I also like to go to shows my way and most of the ones I want to go to most people wouldn't want to go to. But none of that matter because concerts are something that I love and if it is someone that I want to see, I am going to go.

    Everybody has their own guilty pleasure and mine is concerts. No matter what yours is whether is concerts or hiking or photography, people's opinion about what you like to do should not and does not matter. You should do what you like and it doesn't matter what people think about it. It's your hobby or guilty pleasure and what people think shouldn't matter. I used to worry about what people would think about me going to concerts by myself, but then I realized how stupid it was. First off, I am probably never going to see these people again. Secondly, if it is something I want to do, I am just going to do it and go to the show, no matter what people think about it.

    Concerts/ shows are something that are so interesting to go to because not only are you seeing the people that you love and enjoy, you also get a glimpse into who they are. There may be a set designer for these shows, but the show still comes from the person who you are going to see and that's when you get to see a part of who they are. Creating a show is just that creating something that you love and you want the people who follow you to love. That's why I truly love concerts because they are this small moment of a few hours where the artist and the fans truly get to come together for a special moment.

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