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S.S. Coachella signs of life: Debauchery and disco(urse) on the high sea (PHOTOS/MUSIC)

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S.S. Coachella — Goldenvoice's double Caribbean cruise music festival — is currently adrift on an ocean not terribly near to you. The first ship set sail for the Bahamas on Dec. 16. Round two pushed off for Jamaica Dec. 19. 

BELOW: Photos, reactions, and the worst playlist ever 

The rising tide of ticket prices had guests shelling out anywhere from $500-$9,000 for a chance to play king of the shared stateroom, or king of the lux suite (with piano, bar and balcony), as applicable. KPCC's Off Ramp explains:

The ship, called the "Celebrity Silhouette," is a brand new, 122,000-ton beast of a vessel. It's got a country club on the top deck with a half acre of grass. It has a dozen restaurants and even more bars and lounges. It has hundreds of premiere suites, with what an online review describes as "gently undulating light-brown walls" and "framed pieces of modern something-or-other for some color." It has its own Apple store. 


The below S.S. Coachella-themed tribute mix accidentally took a dark turn into cautionary tale territory, both about boating, and about making themed playlists. It only takes one Edmund Fitzgerald to tank a vibe. 

S.S. Coachella :: The worst get-psyched mix ever

PHOTOS & REACTION (will be updated)