I took a bit of a wedding hiatus this month to embark on a Coachella adventure. Dearest and Darling teamed up with bling bling dumpling to help coordinate and manage all things logistical for the event. Exhausting? Yes. Unbelievably hot? Yes. Amazingly good time? Absolutely!
Binders & Spreadsheets & Contracts OH MY!
I’ve worked as event coordinator with the bling team for festivals in the past (such as Coachella and Dessert Trip 2016), but each experience is so very different. I’m brought in to help with staffing and inventory all the way through to accounting and payroll. Which means a binder full of lists and tracking grids – making me one very happy camper.
Literally. Vendors camp out just like festival goers. The only main difference is getting access to the grounds in the days prior to doors opening. Within this time vendors get to witness the completion of stage builds and art installations.
A SEA OF THOUSANDS
It’s pretty incredible to catch the transition between empty surroundings to full festival vibe. I’m talking the difference between untouched sprawling green fields to 125,000 people all maneuvering their way from stage to stage and booth to booth. It’s quite the sight.
bling bling dumpling was able to score two food booths at the event this year to spread the dumpling love. Their menu consists of dumplings (ginger pork, chicken thai basil and shiitake mushroom), popcorn chicken and friend tofu. So delicious!
Work is pretty much non-stop, but it’s the chance to indulge in as many dumplings as I can eat. What’s not to love about that?
After crazy back to back weekends, the return drive to Los Angeles feels exceptionally long. And I’m not going to lie there’s definitely a lazy day of Netflix and pizza delivery that follows. But after all is said and done, all I can say is…until next year Coachella!