The first weekend of Coachella has come and gone. Our Instagram feeds were full of music lovers clad in the latest cutting-edge fashion trends running from stage to stage to catch the next set. Celebs attended sponsored party after sponsored party. Lady Gaga and Lorde premiered new singles; Drake, The Weeknd, Lauryn Hill and A$AP Rocky made cameos; Migos appeared on four different stages; Hans Zimmer brought out his full orchestra and Kendrick Lamar closed the weekend with an incredible performance featuring songs from his new album, DAMN.
The festival grounds will soon be crowded again with people much luckier than us for round two. While CoMo isn't the desert, that doesn't mean we can't join in on the fun. Here's how to make your own version of Coachella in the middle of Missouri.
Step one: Get in the mindset
How, you might ask? Watch the festival's livestream. It might seem depressing, but you'll catch the vibes in Indio and ride them the rest of the night. There are three channels with schedules of performances, so you can pick and choose which artists you want to watch.
Step two: Dress the part
Photo galleries from the first Coachella weekend indicate we have officially departed from the fringe and flower crown era. Sheer tops, high-slit skirts, bralettes and bodysuits were popular, and were often accessorized with bandanas, sneakers and layers of simple jewelry. Slogan T-shirts, florals and mismatched prints were everywhere, and highlighter hair stood out among it all.
Step three: Choose a local show
Get out and hear live music at any of these concerts. Even if you're unfamiliar with the band, go anyway. Festivals are about discovering new music.
Friday, April 21
The Wall: Interstellar Overdrive, Pink Floyd 50th Anniversary, The Blue Note, 9 p.m., $10, (573) 874-1944, thebluenote.com
Steve Moakler with Drew Baldridge and Smithfield, Rose Music Hall, 9 p.m., $10, (573) 874-1944, rosemusichall.com
Malcolm London with Bates, Jay Wood, and Onemic Poetry Collective, Cafe Berlin, 8 p.m., $8, (573) 441-0400, cafeberlincomo.com
Dirty Disco, The Social Room, opens at 9 p.m., no cover, (573) 397-6442, thesocialroomcomo.com
Saturday, April 22
The Abusers with John Galbraith Trio, Cafe Berlin, 8 p.m., (573) 441-0400, cafeberlincomo.com
Local Fest featuring The Kay Brothers, Rae Fitzgerald, Sunshine Mamas, Enemy Airship, Merry Ellen Kirk, Downside Up, Pippa and the Strawmen, The Fried Crawdaddies, and Sebastián Martinez, Rose Music Hall, 5 p.m., $10, (573) 874-1944, rosemusichall.com
Sunday, April 23
The Districts with Abi Reimold and Things on TV, Rose Music Hall, 8 p.m., $12 in advance and $15 day of, (573) 874-1944, rosemusichall.com
Step four: Be social
Music festivals and concerts are ideal for meeting new people and bonding over a shared experience. Make some new friends, and don't be ashamed to share your makeshift Coachella experience on Instagram or Snapchat. It's what they're doing in California, after all.