Stagecoach definitely does not attract the same kind of crowd as Coachella, but there were still a fair share of notables at this year’s country music festival.
The biggest trend was reality stars, especially those from “The Bachelor” franchise, who showed up in droves – ironically three years after several of them got caught up in a heavily reported love triangle here on the Empire Polo Field grounds (with one of this year’s performers, no less).
Here are a few of the celebrities we saw both in person and on Instagram at the festival:
Former “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” personality-turned-DJ Blake Horstmann is scheduled to DJ at 8 pm Saturday at the Honkytonk, but he arrived in the Coachella Valley Thursday with several of his close friends from what fans of “The Bachelor “call” Bachelor Nation. ” Horstmann’s shirt was particularly notable, poking fun at the fact that he was at the center of the infamous Stagecoach love triangle in 2019 that found its way into the conversation on that summer’s season of “Bachelor in Paradise.”
Abigail Heringer was a contestant on the 25th season of “The Bachelor,” aka Matt James’ season, and she went on to be a contestant on “The Bachelor in Paradise,” where she met her current boyfriend, Noah Erb. The Salem, Oregon native was the first openly hearing-impaired contestant on “The Bachelor” franchise, which gained a lot of attention during the already record-breaking-ly diverse “Bachelor” season. She is staying in the same Coachella Valley (appears to be PGA West) rental house as Horstmann and several others from Bachelor Nation.
Aforementioned Horstmann’s rumored girlfriend, Giannina Gibelli of Netflix’s “Love Is Blind,” said in a Coachella Instagram post that Stagecoach was “next” for her, and on Thursday, videos on her Instagram story showed that she was clearly in the desert and staying at the same rental home as her supposed beau. Let’s see if the two decide to take their first official photo together as a couple at the festival.
Noah Erb and Thomas Jacobs
Not surprisingly, Noah Erb from the 16th season (Tayshia Adams’ season) of “The Bachelorette” accompanied his girlfriend, aforementioned Heringer, to the festival. Her Instagram posts featuring him were much less chill than what she showed of herself, however, and included a video of him, Horstmann and Bachelor Nation’s Thomas Jacobs (from the 17th season, aka Katie Thurston’s season, of “The Bachelorette” as well as “Bachelor in Paradise”) shotgunning beers beside their rental pool from Heringer’s story.
Chris Conran, who was also on Tayshia Adams’ season of “The Bachelorette,” joined Heringer, Erb, Jacobs and Horstmann for Stagecoach, which was shown in a cute video on Heringer’s Instagram of him and Jacobs creeping into Erb’s room to jump in his bed and wake him up.