There comes a time in every party girl's life when the party stops being fun. Such was the case Friday night at the parties surrounding Coachella when massive lines, overcrowding, ridiculous displays of outsized drunkenness and the general fatigue of everyone made for a tough night out.
The evening's biggest letdown came in the form of the Diesel + Edun / Rolling Stone: Studio Africa party. Located at a posh ranch just off the festival grounds, the party -- scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. -- was crammed to capacity by 11:15. Nobody arriving seemed to know this and a long line of cars idled for up to half an hour in an ill-managed valet line until they reached the front and were told to turn around and leave.
Once inside, a group of exhausted party people, dressed mainly in fringe and acid-washed jean shorts, sipped Patron cocktails and tried, unconvincingly to evince fun. The party was then promptly shut down at midnight. Why? Why not? (Although the official line had something to do with overcrowding.)
Outside, the valet line was again completely insufferable with one man in high tops from the Bay Area doing a primitive booty dance up against hapless car windows and even, remarkably, one windshield.