At Coachella 2011, April 15-17 in Indio, California, over 120 bands will take play over three days and five stages -- it's one of America's biggest festivals, and SPIN has you covered, with loads of show reviews and live photography.
But this year, as part of a partnership with Hyundai, we'll be showing off another side of the Coachella experience, as seen from the crowd, in the VIP section, and around the festival grounds. It's the fan perspective, and we've got four amazing young creators set to document it all.
Check out SPIN.com starting at noon PST on Saturday, April 16, as our team begins to roll out their 40 Best Fan Memories from Coachella 2011. Here, meet our team -- and be sure to say hi at the festival.
Going to Coachella? Stop by the Hyundai tent near the campgrounds to give your own video testimonial, telling us your own festival memories! You might make it into our mini-documentary on the fest!
MEET THE TEAM:
- TENIEL HUMESTON
Hometown: Grapevine, TX
Her story: A Los Angeles-based writer/producer/director. Her video work has been featured on MTV, VH1, E!, Last.fm and Nylon TV.
Favorite artist of all time: Nina Simone
Coachella performer she's most excited to see: Gayngs
- LUCY HAMBLIN
Hometown: Hawkhurst, England
Her story: Born and raised in the rolling hills of England, moved to New York City six years ago; and has amassed a laundry list of amazing SPIN related festival stories during that time.
Favorite artist of all time: Wu-Tang Clan
Coachella performer she's most excited to see: The Drums
- JORGE DEL PINAL
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Her story: A freelance writer based in Los Angeles. He is currently researching for Brad Meltzer's Decoded on History Channel.
Favorite artist of all time: Blink-182
Coachella performer he's most excited to see: Kanye West
- MALIA JAMES
Hometown: A town in Texas that still doesn't have a Starbucks
Her story: A director, photographer, musician, and host that is equal parts Martha Stewart, Tina Fey, and Nico.
Favorite artists of all time: The Cure, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Slowdive
Coachella performer she's most excited to see: Death From Above 1979