[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 Score: Mapping the Music and Style of 'That Thing You Do!'
Sixties chic via the 90s and that one song over and over and over.
We're Premiering Big K.R.I.T.'s "Steps" Documentary & a New Song Feat. Big SANT & Smoke DZA
#weekofKRIT Is Almost Over.
Kanye West and Crustpunk: Together at Last
It's the Leftöver Crack/Kanye mashup you've been waiting for.
Welcome to Koch Boyz, Where We Document What French Montana and the Koch Brothers Are Up To
Welcome to Koch Boyz, a column dedicated to any time the Koch Brothers and French Montana do anything within a few days of each other.
Watch Mark McGuire's Pretty Personal Video for "The Human Condition"
Former Emeralds guitarist incorporates footage from his Dad's "celebrity roast" back in 89...
Listen to a Preview of Julian Casablancas' New Solo LP
The Strokes frontman teases us with what's to come under his new guise Julian Casablancas + The Voidz.
Dum Dum Girls - "Are You Okay" (By Bret Easton Ellis, Official Short Film)
The Dum Dum Girls team up with Bret Easton Ellis in this anxious tale of chilling neurosis. Plus a very personal interview with Dee Dee.
Inside Icona Pop's Wardrobe on Miley's Bangerz Tour
How can you compete with Miley's tongue? By dressing like a cyber warrior from future planet called Awesome.
Listen to an Unreleased Unwound Track, and Read Our In-Depth Interview
Numero Group has taken it upon themselves to give the cult band the historical treatment they deserve.
Real Estate: The Atlas of New Jersey
The band opens up about being called a beach band and how the internet is ruining our lives.