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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.

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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.

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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.

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Big friend groups IRL:

Claire de Louraille for BuzzFeed

"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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