Sierra Blackford really wanted to go to Coachella. But it wasn't easy.
Christopher Victorio for LA Weekly Coachella 2015
The 23-year-old Hawaiian singer-songwriter juggled three jobs — waitressing, playing gigs at local bars, and working in a slipper store — to save enough for her concert tickets, heavily discounted airfare (she knows somebody in the industry), camping fees, and food.
Blackford has no complaints, though. Talking just moments after Hozier's uplifting set, she said she couldn't put a price tag on the transcendence she experiences at Coachella. This two-time festival veteran said she found inspiration being surrounded by "great art and great music," as well as the fifteen friends she came to the desert with.More »