There is a video circulating the internet showing a young guy, totally wasted,Â separated from his sandals at the 2010 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2010.Â Â The videoÂ begins with a young man, totally wasted it seems,Â separated from one sandal and his agonizing attempts to reintroduce his foot to the waywardly stationary footwear.Â And then at the moment of triumph, he becomes distracted and loses touch with both his sandals.Â The video has gone viral — of course.Â
It is a video testament to the pathetic.Â
I’m a concert-goer.Â I love going to concerts, listening to live performances, getting energized by the music and the crowd and the bands.Â Occasionally, I’ve been known to have an adult beverage or several.Â But I have never understood the concertgoer who shells out benjamins and jacksons for a ticket and a place to park, then gets stoned, drunk, high –Â or a combination thereof — to the point of obliviousness.Â I have never beenÂ to Coachella but the line-up ofÂ artists for the 2010 festival (Jay-Z, Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear, Muse, Pavement, Gorillaz, Echo and the Bunnymen, GaryÂ Numan, Sly and the Family Stone, Faith No More, De La Soul, Them Crooked Vultures, Porcupine Tree, Shooter Jennings, and about a hundred lesser-knowns)Â Â seems worthy of a music-lover’s time.Â It seems worthy of your ‘conscious’ time.
But that’s just it — you have to be conscious/ aware/ cognizantÂ to mentally record it for later recall.Â Being wasted to the point of not being able to insert one’s foot in one’s sandal(s) pretty much guarantees that you will not recall much about the day’s events.Â (You know, for conversations like, “How was Coachella 2010, dude?” “Don’t know, dude, I was too wasted; don’t remember a thing… and, dude, I lost my sandals…”)Â
Good thing for “Wasted Guy at Coachella 2010” that the Coachella festivalÂ lasted three days.Â Hopefully, he got to enjoy some of the music –andÂ can remember enjoying it. Â Not such a good thing that “Wasted Guy at Coachella 2010” had a friend/ interested bystanderÂ with a cameraÂ who wasted no time getting the footage to YouTube.Â Â
The original “Wasted Guy at Coachella 2010” video has beenÂ viewed nearly 2 million times toÂ date.Â
The CoachellaÂ 2010 music festival played over the April 16-18 weekend.
Check out the video: