-noun psychiatry. a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal experienced after Coachella; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason other than Coachella.
symptoms include but are no limited to:
-swollen/buffy/bruised/tender/achy feet. this may require the patient to wear running shoes/a supportive "sneaker" several days post-Coachella Festival.
-absurd tan lines. it's almost as if the sun laughed at any meager attempt to apply or reapply sunscreen.
-the feeling of hopelessness when one's life is not dictated by 50-minute increments. "what do you mean I don't have to decide which band to 'sacrifice' in order to see another?!"
-the foreign concept of the following: running water, soap, cool/temperate climates, mattresses, non-dirty feet.
-economic shock. inflation in real life isn't so bad. morning coffee doesn't have to cost $3-5. a quesadilla doesn't really cost $7.
-the emptiness of not seeing Shaun White ten feet in front of you in lecture/everyday life.
-the realization that Julian Casablancas will not be drunk rambling between Strokes songs on your ipod.
so in short, i'm suffering. this is a real disease.
coachella 2012 countdown: 364 days.