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Coachella Kicked My Geezer A$$

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Left kind of late Friday and hit some traffic on the way out to the desert and I didn't get into the festival until almost 6 pm.  Saw Franz Ferdinand, The Ting Tings, The Bug, Peanut Butter Wolf, Ghostland Observatory, NASA, Silversun Pickups, Beirut, Girl Talk, and Morrissey.  Girl Talk was worth the price of admission and all the hassle.  I will travel many miles to see him again.  Morrissey is now Fat Elvis and it was truly depressing.  No wonder Johnny Marr hates him.

What would a trip out to the desert mean without a little bit of a fiasco?  After the Girl Talk show ended, I made my way to my car where I had to attach a parking permit as a camper.  The doorlock vacuum system in my old Benz needed recharging so I started the car up to get it going and after it fully charged I went to shut off the engine but it wouldn't stop running even after taking the key out of ignition.

So here I am almost midnight and my car won't stop running. I figure I need to drive around a bit to properly recharge the vacuum system so I drive out of the festival and west toward Palm Springs for a couple miles.  Got the engine to turn off while in the parking lot of a Carl's Jr. and I made my way back to the festival.  Turns out the cops made all traffic one way so I couldn't get back in even though I had already pitched a tent earlier that day. A not-so-friendly officer told me I should go have breakfast at Denny's.

Luckily I found a motel in Indio for $110.00 so I had a good night's rest before waking up to go get my tent.  I intended on riding my bike around the Salton Sea but the Benz igntion was still faulty so I've landed back home a bit early.  I'll have her looked at on Monday and hopefully I'll be back on the road soon.

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