by Janday Wilson
I have arrived.
That was the thought that immediately came to my mind as my boyfriend and I made our way down to baggage claim and I saw our driver waiting at the bottom of the escalator, holding up a ‘Janday Wilson’ sign.
I kept telling my friends that I would not believe that I was going to Coachella until I was on the festival grounds, but the reality began to sink in during the six hour flight from PHL to LAX and when I saw the driver from the car service waiting for our arrival.
The entire experience felt surreal to me, from the moment my boyfriend called to tell me that he won the Heineken – two.one.five magazine Coachella contest to now as I am typing these words.
I can count on one hand the amount of times I have won anything cool, and it was certainly never anything of this magnitude: a roundtrip flight, car service to and from LAX, a 4 night stay at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, and two VIP tickets to Coachella Weekend One.