Lana Del Rey Filmed Her New Music Video In a Retro RV Park In Joshua Tree — and You Can Stay There
Lana Del Rey’s latest album “Chemtrails Over the Country Club” is basically the musical version of wanderlust. Written and recorded by the star during the pandemic, The New York Times describes it as a “road trip into the past.” The singer’s first stop? Joshua Tree, California.
She opted to film the video for the first single “White Dress” at the kitschy and nostalgia-inducing Hicksville Trailer Palace — and you’re going to want to make reservations there for your first post-pandemic vacation.
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While much of the music video features a Lana-look-alike roller skating through the desert (not-so-fun fact via the singer’s Instagram: Del Rey broke her arm while training for the video, so her roller skating instructor took over her duties), the footage is broken up with vignettes filmed on the expansive property of the RV park. One of them goes down in the main common area, complete with a lifeguard stand, wagon trailer, and pioneer town-like structure, where waitresses on roller skates dance around with plated food and face-masked diners feast in front of a saltwater pool.
You can also catch a glimpse of some of the uniquely eccentric trailers scattered across the seven acre property, which you can book for a future visit. Each feature a different theme including Project Z (inspired by a Zombie Apocalypse), The Sideshow (a train car filled with caged oddities from around the globe and your own personal fortune teller), and the Pee Wee (the amazing gypsy vardo trailer that was Gina’s home in the movie “Big Top Pee-wee“).
Communal spaces include a mini golf course, a ball pit, a rooftop hot tub, a ping pong and dart room, a tent complete with a fire pit, an archery and BB gun range, and even a giant shuffleboard. Hicksville Palace also offers guides based on how many nights you want to stay, giving you a daily schedule of how to utilize your time in the desert and directing you to the best campus watering holes, saloons, and music venues.
Rates start at $100 per night for a small trailer with a shared bathroom. You can even rent out the entire hipster haven starting at $2,427 a night — roller skates not included.