Spirit Hoods are back! At Coachella this year these fuzzy animal-themed head gears resembling furs (but not!) have returned with a vengeance; one's instinct remains, as always, to mock them, but this year, with heavy winds and thick drops of cold rain coming down, they actually serve a function. But staying warm was just one of many reasons Coachella attendees gave for wearing their Spirit Hoods. Behold.
5. "It looks cool"
This guy was not wearing a bona fide Spirit Hood, but we still give him an "A" for effort. "I don't know what it is but I am wearing it. It was the 'pickup downtown before you leave' special'" he says. Jack, a USC student, was going for style points. "It is just an awesome thing to wear at concerts like these," he says, adding that they are comfy and they look cool.
4. "It speaks to my soul"
Not only do spirit hoods define who you are as a person, apparently, but they define who you are as an animal. "It is an extension of yourself," Sarah from Orange County told us. "It's fun to have one that you think represents you. I am wearing the cheetah, which means intelligent, independent, and likes to socialize. I am very independent."