Empire Of The Sun was absolutely nuts at Coachella! Not just the band, but the entire Empire Coachella experience.

I got to the Sahara tent while they were setting up and easily walked up half way to the stage. Perfect spot!

I knew that I’d see them again soon at X-FEST 2017, so I only wanted to see a little bit and then head over to the main stage for Radiohead. I had no idea that mayhem would ensue. Within a few minutes of claiming my spot the tent was jam packed.

I’ve seen them before so it was no surprise when they came straight out of the gates rocking it. But the visuals! I understood immediately whey they chose this stage. The surround screens took the Empire aesthetic to new levels. But it was time for me to head to the main stage.

It took me three entire songs to reach the back of the tent it was so packed out, then another to reach the outer edge of the mob. You couldn’t get close to the band at that point.

This won’t be a problem at X-Fest. There isn’t a bad seat in the house. You can show up early and claim your spot on the rail, or chill in the VIP with maximum viewing. I’ll be relaxing some place on the grass gazing up at the stars and chilling.