[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: