People Have Been Trying to Mail Their Taxes in From Coachella

April 18, 2016, 5:04 PM UTC
Street Style At The 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Music fan attends day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
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As Tax Day and Coachella overlap this year, attendees have reportedly been trying to send in their taxes from the Californian musical festival.

Coachella’s campgrounds houses a small post office which, according to the Press Enterprise, is barely a post office. It used to be run out of a tent, but has since been moved into a life-size version of a Lincoln Log cabin, a popular children’s toy. Megan Hampton, who runs it, described it as more of a halfway point between the festival and a real post office.

People generally use it to mail postcards or send merchandise they bought at the festival back home. Hampton said that people have tried to mail some weird things, including one couple who sent out their wedding invitations so they could say “Coachella” on them.

However, the strangest thing people have sent has been their taxes. Coachella began this year on April 15, which is usually Tax Day. However, this year it was pushed back to April 18 as Washington, D.C. celebrates Emancipation Day.


At least 10 people tried to mail their taxes through the campground post office on the first day of the festival—a reckless choice considering the mail doesn’t have a return address and, as Hampton says, the destination isn’t always written out carefully considering the senders’ level of sobriety.