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The Best Drugs to Take at Coachella  

Greeley Dean
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List Rules Vote up the best drugs to take in the middle of the desert heat among thousands of fashionable and annoying people.

There are a million Coachella lists out there that tell you which bands to see, what clothes to wear, and even what supplies to pack; many of these lists, however, are not discussing the one thing many Coachella attendees will be giving copious amounts of thought to packing: drugs.

Of course drugs aren't allowed at Coachella. Concert promoters can't go around saying "bring drugs to enhace the experience," but they're likely thinking it. This list also provides information about what drugs should be used during different performances. After all, not all drugs are created equal — and there are some drugs that should/should not be taken while watching certain bands perform. With all the must-see bands performing at Coachella, this list will help you decide the best drugs to optimize your experience.

Drugs to take at Coachella isn't just a bunch of drugs thrown together on a list, it's a user's guide to bands and drugs that form the complete experience that is the Coachella Music and Art (and drugs) Festival. If you've been to the Indio Polo Fields over the years and done Coachella the right way, make sure to vote for the best drugs to enhance the Coachella experience.

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MDMA is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drugs to Take at Coachella
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Many like to call this one "Molly," but you may also know it as ecstasy, X, or that drug that makes you want to dance and touch strangers. If you want to groove and see colors and be totally unphased by the sweaty guy whose chest hair keeps touching you, this is the drug to take.

Bands to see when you use this drug:

Carnage
Beck
Netsky
Shlohmo
The Magician
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Cannabis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drugs to Take at Coachella
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Mostly everyone at Coachella is baked, so this is an expected stimulant to pack along for the journey.

Bands to see when you use this drug:

Any
Band
at
Coachella.

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Mushrooms
Mushrooms is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drugs to Take at Coachella
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Indulging on 'shrooms at Coachella is a real crap shoot, but there are so many weird art installations and trippy people milling about that it could be the best thing you've ever done. 

Bands to see when you use this drug:​​​​​​

Warpaint
Poolside
Adventure Club
Muse
Outkast

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Lysergic acid diethylamide is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drugs to Take at Coachella
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Coachella could be the best — and worst — place ever to do LSD. If you have a bad trip in the middle of a crowded dance tent, you're gonna have a bad time. If you're familiar with the effects of the drug though, drop that tab, grab a bottle of water, and trip out.

Bands to see when you use this drug:
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Empire of the Sun
Queens of the Stone Age
Zedd
Ellie Goulding
Chromeo

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