From Kesha’s return to the stage to Lorde’s surprise performance to Grimes’ epic display, this year’s Coachella was filled with enough memorable moments to fill a Buzzfeed listicle. And while there are many a fan-filmed video to rewatch over and over on YouTube, we’d just like to remind you of the greatest documented moment in Coachella history: the saga of one man’s flip flop struggle.
Filmed at the festival back in the beginning of the massive Coachella boom in 2010, the minute-and-a-half video, which some may rightfully consider to be a short film, is a tale of triumph and determination. We find our protagonist is most likely fairly intoxicated, as most tend to be at Coachella, and his state of being serves as a metaphor for the everyday, mundane obstacles in our lives. When he falters, our hearts skip. When he succeeds, we are reminded of the strength of the human spirit. Call it a cinematic bildungsroman, or call it just another video of foolish Coachella entitlement; just make sure that you bookmark it to rewatch whenever you’re feeling down.