As is the custom whenever there’s a major music festival, Instagram and Twitter were flooded over the weekend with photos and commentary from Coachella attendees. Everything from shots of the now-iconic ferris wheel to observations of how amazing Outkast’s reunion performance was hit the proverbial airwaves of the Internet. And now, the aftermath: Coachella, apparently, made everyone really, really sick.
And we don’t mean “sick” in the colloquial sense—”Skrillex’s set was so sick it was stupid” sort of thing—we mean it in quite the literal sense. Over the past couple of days, our social media feeds have been overtaken by people who, after a wild weekend at Coachella, have fallen ill with the flu, a nasty cold, or some other illness that has left them largely bedridden and forced to subsist on Tylenol Cold and Advil. (Hell, even super-woman Lorde caught a cold after her performance.)
Below, a smattering of some of our favorite social media posts from across the country, of concert-goers currently battling Coachella-itis. May the force be with them, and may the recuperate speedily!
— Reena (@Loreenuhhh) April 16, 2014
At #Coachella and already feel sick, vomity. Should not have worn my costume here.
— JarJarLover (@JarJarLover) April 11, 2014
Everyone in my house is sick, this happens when all your family goes to #Coachella
— Michelle G. (@MichellyFcknGee) April 14, 2014
— Vanyaland (@Vanyaland617) April 13, 2014
I threw up absolutely everything I had in me last night. I was so fuckin sick. The worst I’ve ever felt. Still going to day 2 tho #coachella
— Eriel (@erielfialkowski) April 12, 2014
#coachella is like a late-night run to Taco Bell. Good idea, at first, but then you’ve spent like $15 on tacos and you’re sick afterwards.
— Julian Clark (@julianis4lovers) April 15, 2014
— Rae Piwarski (@raepiwarski) April 15, 2014
— Art B. (@churro_b) April 15, 2014