Still debating whether to attend this year’s Coachella? Don’t miss out on the hottest party in the desert since Burning Man! Here are five ways to justify buying that ticket and kicking festival season off right.

1. It’s Actually a Great Bargain

This year’s Coachella headliners include Lady Gaga, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar. Lady Gaga’s historical ticket price averages around $200, with K. Dot prices in the same ballpark. Don’t even get us started on Radiohead, whose tours sell out in mere minutes. The amount of money you’d spend just to see these headliners separately would equal around the cost of a Coachella ticket, not to mention all the additional acts on the lineup. So you’re actually being financially responsible by going to the festival. How mature of you!

2. Week Two is Cheaper

If you’re still on the fence, consider that week two of Coachella is over $100 cheaper than week one. There’s also the likelihood that ticket prices for week two will decrease as the event gets closer, since sellers will be eager to get rid of inventory they didn’t sell for week one. If you don’t mind being extra spontaneous, you can track week two on SeatGeek and wait right up until the event to see if prices drop.

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3. You Just Got Your Tax Return

What else are you going to do with that chunk of change? Save it for your “future?” That’s what a 401K is for. If you don’t have a 401K, you should sign up for one and then you don’t have to feel guilty spending your life savings on a Coachella ticket.

4. California Will Be Under Water Soon

I mean, assuming global warming is actually real.

5. Cause We Said So

Look, we’re kind of experts in this subject matter, and we’re expertly advising you to go. Sure people always say that money doesn’t grow on trees, but is there any amount of money worth a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Also, money technically does grow on trees. (I told you we’re experts.)

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