People often ask why we named the event venue at ARRIVE Palm Springs the "Palm Springs Fan Club." In 2013, Chris, Matt and some friends were up at Pappy & Harriet's for a Purity Ring show. We met some Australian travelers up there, and they ended up hitching a ride with us back down to Palm Springs the next morning.
Anyone who's taken that drive knows that as you come down Highway 62 out of the foothills into the Coachella Valley, you're suddenly presented with a view of hundreds and hundreds of gigantic, white windmills spread out across the valley. There's about 4000 of them and they provide enough power for most of the Coachella Valley. Just as all these windmills came into view, our Australian friend asked us: "Are those to cool the desert down?"
It still makes us laugh every time we say it. So we thought it would be fun to pay homage to that brilliant question by naming the event space the Palm Springs Fan Club. It's been "cooling the desert since 2017."