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Coachella In Reality Is Wildly Different Than On Instagram

THE INSTAGRAMS ARE A LIE.

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Even if you haven't been before, you know what Coachella is.

It's a place of excessive fringe and flower crowns, a place where people can live their Instagram lives to the fullest.
@coachella and @ravivora / instagram.com

It's a place of excessive fringe and flower crowns, a place where people can live their Instagram lives to the fullest.

Having never been to Coachella before, April, Macey, and I decided to see if the Instagrams lived up to the hype.*

*Spoiler, they didn't.

Arriving at Coachella on Instagram:

@thassianaves / instagram.com

Arriving at Coachella IRL:

By the time you park in the lot, walk the million miles, get through all four checkpoints, and finally get through the gates, you're already dead.

Camping at Coachella on Instagram:

@campcrow / instagram.com

Camping at Coachella IRL:

The wind is your enemy.
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The wind is your enemy.

Watching your fave artists at Coachella on Instagram:

@hds_505 / instagram.com

Watching your fave artists at Coachella IRL:

I heard you, AlunaGeorge, but I did not see you. :(
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I heard you, AlunaGeorge, but I did not see you. :(

Coachella jewelry on Instagram:

@makeupbydarcie / instagram.com

Coachella jewelry IRL:

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Your nose at Coachella on Instagram:

@chrissyxglamour_ / instagram.com

Your nose at Coachella IRL:

Macey forgot her nose piercing, but she was too busy inhaling a desert's worth of dust to care.
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Macey forgot her nose piercing, but she was too busy inhaling a desert's worth of dust to care.

Friends at Coachella on Instagram:

@taylor_hill / instagram.com

Friends at Coachella IRL:

God dammit.
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God dammit.

Coachella fashion on Instagram:

@parishilton / instagram.com

Coachella fashion IRL:

You are the dust. The dust is you.
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You are the dust. The dust is you.

Big friend groups on Instagram:

@taylor_hill / instagram.com

Big friend groups IRL:

"FOLLOW THE ICE CREAM," screams the type A person inevitably put in charge of herding a small horde of drunk, high, and exhausted friends.
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"FOLLOW THE ICE CREAM," screams the type A person inevitably put in charge of herding a small horde of drunk, high, and exhausted friends.

Coachella food on Instagram:

@eatbearded / instagram.com

Coachella food IRL:

So anticlimactic.
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So anticlimactic.

Your lips at Coachella on Instagram:

@alessandraambrosio / instagram.com

Your lips at Coachella IRL:

They will chap and maybe bleed and probably fall off.
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They will chap and maybe bleed and probably fall off.

Coachella kisses on Instagram:

@kalenaranoa / instagram.com

Coachella kisses IRL:

WHY THO.
Macey j. Foronda for BuzzFeed

WHY THO.

Dancing at Coachella on Instagram:

@parishilton / instagram.com

Dancing at Coachella IRL:

Claire de Louraille for BuzzFeed

Your feet at Coachella on Instagram:

@songofstyle / instagram.com

Your feet at Coachella IRL:

There are no shoes comfortable enough for Coachella.
Claire de Louraille for BuzzFeed

There are no shoes comfortable enough for Coachella.

Headwear at Coachella on Instagram:

@jadeseba / instagram.com

Headwear at Coachella IRL:

JUST πŸ‘ WEAR πŸ‘ A πŸ‘ REGULAR πŸ‘ HATπŸ‘
Macey J. Foronda for BuzzFeed

JUST πŸ‘ WEAR πŸ‘ A πŸ‘ REGULAR πŸ‘ HATπŸ‘

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