Enthusiasts, I need you to sit down. A chair, a chaise, yoga-style: however you prefer to relax. Just get off your feet, dammit, because I have some news that will knock your socks off. Your socks cannot be knocked off if you’re standing; the weight of your body will trap the stockings in place, causing a friction-fire, and your toes will burn like summer camp marshmallows.
Okay. You ready? Deep breath. (If you want to take that deep breath with a bong attached to your lips, then that would work.)
Here we go: it turns out that a billionaire is an asshole. I am as shocked as you are.
The owner of Coachella is a guy named Phillip Anschutz. (Anschutz was not a military strategy pursued by the Nazis, but it sounds like one if you mispronounce it.) Phil likes giving money to anti-gay groups, and climate deniers, and holy shit does that man hate him some unions. He contributed to some folks that call themselves the Mission: America Coalition.
This is what their website looks like:
Fun fact: MAC believes in travel restrictions on the HIV+.
Financial fact: save money by buying whole babies and butchering them at home.
Phillip Anschutz made his fortune in gas and oil: he stuck shit into the earth and money came out. He continues apace.
P.S. Ooh, Toots and the Maytalls.