Coachella 2019 Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow And We’re Not OK

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Coachella has a good lineup for the second time in two years, which is nothing short of a miracle. Ariana Grande is headlining (along with Childish Gambino and Tame Impala, and the 1975 will be there too), and our pre-ticket sale anxiety has skyrocketed. Also, we just noticed that Kacey Musgraves will be there too, and this reporter may or may not have just started crying a little.

Coachella likes to play with our emotions and release the lineup like a day or two before tickets go on sale and we’re expected to find $500 lying around in our bank account somewhere for tickets. We also then have to wait roughly 35 hours from their *amazing* lineup release to see if we can actually manage to get tickets and have to freak out about how to explain to our bosses and teachers that we will be unavailable from 10:45AM PST until whenever we get out of the online queue because it’s the most important day of the year. We’re all in this together, guys, so I’m here to help us get through the workday today and tomorrow with minimal panic attacks and only some tears.

The first and best thing you can do is prepare. Have you changed your address since last year’s ticket sales? Do you have a card on file? Log onto Coachella’s ticket portal to update all of your information before the on-sale tomorrow (even though you can change your shipping location as late as mid-February, so it doesn’t even really matter that much). Pack your laptop in your work bag, just in case the computers at your job/school spontaneously explode, and take a picture of your credit card in case your wallet gets stolen on the subway so you can pay for your ticket from anywhere in the world. Finally, think of a good excuse to take an hour-long lunch while you anxiously stare at the online queue and scream on the phone with your squad while you find out whose gotten their passes.

After you’ve sufficiently prepped, breathe. Go to your free week at CorePower Yoga. Make good on your New Year’s Resolution to finally figure out how crystals work and start drinking tea. Weekend 1 passes are always sold out after presale, Weekend 1 + shuttle is still an option. Do what I do and go to Weekend 2 because people seem slightly less pressed about it. Remember the ridiculous amount of reselling that happens on Facebook from February-April. Recenter your root chakra.

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If all else fails, there’s only one thing you can do to ease your mind: online shop. You’re going to get tickets, you ~must~ get tickets, so why not start prepping your outfits a few months in advance. Stress buy that pink cowboy hat, get a light up fur coat on iHeartRaves, realize you’ve bought seven outfits for three days. Say “thank u, next” to your stress.

Coachella 2019, we’re ready for ya.