[Eds. Note: When Paley sent these photos in, she included a nice little caveat over email, that we've decided to reprint here in full without her permission, not only because it's too good to edit, but because her photographs of her and her weird buddies riding the snake at Coachella are some of the most beautiful coverage we've seen of the festival. Enjoy! -B.S.]
Begin forwarded message:
From: Paley Fairman
Subject: Re: Coachella photo story
Date: April 17, 2013 5:33:48 PM EDT
To: Ben Shapiro
The first day at Coachella I lurking on idiotic kids and feeling sober, bored, and misanthropic. I wanted to name the story, "I fucking hate everyone at Coachella". But then I had a journalistic epiphany...to capture the true essence of Coachella partying, I needed to be one with the party. So I took acid (for the first time, btw), and the resulting photos are moments I captured while tripping the rest of the weekend. I also made some voice notes on my phone as I shot, which I may include as some photo captions.
Here are the photos...be thankful that I excluded the 500 or so I took of a disco ball, because I thought it was 'just soooo beautiful' at the time:
The Weirdest Records of All Time
Featuring earthquake recordings, records pressed with diarrhea, and breastfeeding soundtracks.
Get Blazed and Make Some Custom Weed-Themed GIFs of Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, B.O.B. or Classified for 4/20
Are you high right now? Then you'll love making a GIF.
Todd Terje's "Leisure Suit Preben" Video Pays Tribute to Porny Video Games and It's Great
It's rare these days that a music video thoroughly captures the aesthetic of a musician while indulging the quirk necessary for potential virality or meme-fication.
I Was in a Coma and Now I'm a DJ
Meet DJ Disable.
420 Songs About Weed
Where in the World Can Migos Meet the Plug?
Including a womb, on the back of a dolphin in the middle of the ocean, and the set of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III'.
We Interviewed Ron Jeremy About His Perfect, Piano-Playing Penis
Ron Jeremy made a seven-inch about appreciating classical music where he plays "1812 Overture" with his schlong.
Chiraq Versus the World
Tragedy at home is familiar, and thus easier to ignore.
The Hottest Alt-Bros at Coachella
"Wait, is your cum gluten-free?"
A Canadian in Tokyo Made a Song Out of Japanese Suicide Statistics
"What if we lived in a society where all historical records were converted into a type of music and people in school would sit around and listen to it?"