One of the biggest complaints about Coachella isn’t the obnoxious drunks (or the chance of being smacked in the head by a glowstick), it’s the scorching heat. The weather in Indio, CA can reach 115 degrees during festival season with concertgoers sometimes passing out from dehydration and exhaustion.
“It’s basically $4 a day and you get a refillable plastic bottle and you can drink as much water as you want,” says the Water Program manager Justin Ferreira.
Instead of purchasing water bottle after water bottle, the Water Program gives attendees the option of paying a one-time $12 fee for a 20 oz. water bottle which comes with unlimited access throughout the weekend.
“We prepare for worst-case scenario, 110 degrees at maxium capacity, anything. We have trucks and trucks filled with water backstage in case we run out.”
**Photos by Olivia Hemaratanatorn**