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snowgirl_69
09-02-2007, 05:25 AM
Just wondering if there are any hotels wihtin walking distance of the festival site....

RockaPotaMus
09-02-2007, 06:04 AM
I'm not sure, but I know hotels are very expensive, the area is high mantinance. La Quinta is very nice, which is close. Somewhere on this Coachella site is a list of hotels. I think people start booking early too. I stayed at my dad's last year, who lives in Palm Desert. Not a bad drive. I know someone who has a time share, within walking distance, who offered to let me stay there last year. May do that this next time, and just visit dad. I felt obligated to visit with him, and he didn't really understand the whole weekend. Can't wait . . . Lee

snowgirl_69
09-02-2007, 06:30 AM
Thanks for that, we camped last year and although it was amazing camping there I just couldnt sleep and was knackered by the end of it all...so in some ways it enhanced the experience but in others it wasnt so good...but still amazing if you know what I mean....oh I dont know!!!

gaypalmsprings
09-02-2007, 08:05 AM
http://www.pocketpig.com/images/knackered.gif

captncrzy
09-02-2007, 01:19 PM
Nope-not unless you don't mind walking a few miles.

Boourns
09-02-2007, 11:37 PM
After a day of Coachella, the parking lot is not even within walking distance.

ficklecycle
09-02-2007, 11:44 PM
Try walking to the pick up area...

unknowndrummer66
09-03-2007, 12:56 AM
i live pretty close to caochella

i dont mind taking some people in this year

DeltaSigChi4
09-03-2007, 01:13 AM
Can I illegally camp in your front lawn?

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unknowndrummer66
09-03-2007, 01:17 AM
Can I illegally camp in your front lawn?

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sure just dont leave any trash

and if u bring 10 bucks

you get breakfast

DeltaSigChi4
09-03-2007, 01:20 AM
Pet ostriches are okay?

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unknowndrummer66
09-03-2007, 01:25 AM
Pet ostriches are okay?

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im sorry dawg

pets equal no

DeltaSigChi4
09-03-2007, 01:45 AM
:(

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unknowndrummer66
09-03-2007, 01:53 AM
:(

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i know man

brutal

captncrzy
09-03-2007, 08:49 AM
sure just dont leave any trash

and if u bring 10 bucks

you get breakfast

That's actually a pretty decent way to make some extra cash. Let people camp in your backyard and then provide transportation to and from each day......

captncrzy
09-03-2007, 08:51 AM
Try walking to the pick up area...

I know...I felt bad for your guys-you try to save parking hassles by getting dropped off and picked up and your reward is to have to walk ten miles to get there.

I still am hoping for a park-and-ride option next year. I still think it can be done-regardless of the semantics. And I would totally do it--walk out, hop on a bus, and get an easy ride to your car? I'm in...

unknowndrummer66
09-03-2007, 09:42 AM
next time camp out

captncrzy
09-03-2007, 01:45 PM
next time camp out

I'm sure he considered that-it's not like everyone here doesn't know that's an option.

He's 16-he can't.

DeltaSigChi4
09-03-2007, 02:12 PM
I didn't see any on-site staff checking for ids.

Just saying.

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PepperySkin
09-03-2007, 04:18 PM
Indian Palms is pretty close. Expensive but very nice.

Boourns
09-16-2007, 07:22 PM
I didn't see any on-site staff checking for ids.

Just saying.

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Yeah, not this year. And they didn't even scan the camping tickets...we were told to just throw them in a box. That made the line move rather quickly. We arrived sometime between 5 and 6pm and the line stretched past the campsite concessions.

People were blasting some really shitty music in the parking lot. I think it was Dave Matthews or Sublime. Or both.

PrettyRagdoll
09-17-2007, 01:46 PM
I didn't see hotels any where near walking distance... Unless of course walking a few miles in about 105 degree weather is cool.

chiapet
09-17-2007, 02:05 PM
I still am hoping for a park-and-ride option next year. I still think it can be done-regardless of the semantics. And I would totally do it--walk out, hop on a bus, and get an easy ride to your car? I'm in...

I know it doesn't even compare, but we had a little festival in SF this weekend, and they had a well organized park-and-ride shuttle. The lines were not even bad, they just constantly had 50-person buses pulling in. I'm not sure, though, how that scales to something the size of Coachella.

chiapet
09-17-2007, 02:05 PM
People were blasting some really shitty music in the parking lot. I think it was Dave Matthews or Sublime. Or both.

Maybe we can blame the rage fans for that. :)

dontfeedthebird
09-23-2007, 05:50 PM
I'm gettin' a roomy who's already signed an agreement to be the super duper designated driver!

goodgrl
09-23-2007, 09:26 PM
I know it doesn't even compare, but we had a little festival in SF this weekend, and they had a well organized park-and-ride shuttle. The lines were not even bad, they just constantly had 50-person buses pulling in. I'm not sure, though, how that scales to something the size of Coachella.

There was a park and ride option at Vfest in baltimore. It seemed to have worked really well. was scared as all hell though because of the neighborhood.

captncrzy
09-24-2007, 07:54 AM
We used a park and ride option when we went to a fourth of july thingy in downtown tempe. There were probably 50k people down here. Not everyone used it of course, but it worked pretty well. You just had to walk to an offsite location but at least you didn't have to deal with the traffic once you were in your car.

amyzzz
10-01-2007, 07:23 PM
Coachella seriously needs some kind of shuttle system or park-and-ride or SOMETHING. Picking camping over staying in a hotel last year to avoid traffic was not the best decision.

DeltaSigChi4
10-01-2007, 09:33 PM
Fuck a shuttle and fuck park and ride. Stay on the on-site camping field or stfu.

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captncrzy
10-02-2007, 12:53 PM
I'm not camping. I make plenty enough money to stay in an air conditioned room.

I have to live 365 days a year in that fucking heat. I'm not spending my vacation sleeping in it.

BROKENDOLL
10-02-2007, 02:30 PM
I also live here at Indian Palms, down the street from the venue.They do indeed have a hotel right there in the front and I can walk on over and get some imfo on availability, price, etc... Our place is a condo the size of a shoebox, but there are others for rent that have sat empty for a long summer...Perhaps the owners may need to recoup their losses and be willing to rent for the weekend...I'll check around~

BROKENDOLL
10-02-2007, 02:35 PM
There's also a Super 8 just afew miles down the road and it's not a bad hike as you're walking past all the cars going the same direction you are...It's like a mini pep-rally all the way.(Unless you've been rallying already for an hour or two... :(

garrett222
10-02-2007, 06:24 PM
What's so bad about camping? Yes its hot. Yes it's uncomfortable in a tent. But, you're right in the action, the whole time. I look forward to Coachella all year, so why make it a spectator sport?

Elazarus
10-02-2007, 11:40 PM
Yeah, not this year. And they didn't even scan the camping tickets...we were told to just throw them in a box. That made the line move rather quickly. We arrived sometime between 5 and 6pm and the line stretched past the campsite concessions.

People were blasting some really shitty music in the parking lot. I think it was Dave Matthews or Sublime. Or both.

They didn't even take our camping tickets off us, we were seriously thinking of going back out and selling them 'cos there were a few guys who were camping in their car for the weekend. But in the end it was too hot and couldn't be bothered!

Amneeziac
10-03-2007, 12:33 AM
Booked my hotel room. Lucrative pricing for anything decent that's 10 minutes or less away though.

captncrzy
10-03-2007, 07:21 AM
Hey, to each his own. I don't care if other people camp-do whatever you want. I just don't like camping. Period.

ddm1971
10-04-2007, 11:53 AM
hi broken, how far is the super 8 away in miles, is it walkable?

invisiblerobots
10-04-2007, 12:26 PM
Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.

tyles
10-04-2007, 12:58 PM
I stayed at the Ramada in Palm Springs this past year, and it was nice to have a shower and sleep when I wanted to, without drum-circle interuptions. Had to get reservations at a different hotel this year, since now that same Ramada is now $300 a night. Grrrrrrrrr...

BROKENDOLL
10-04-2007, 01:02 PM
hi broken, how far is the super 8 away in miles, is it walkable? Hey, my friend...2.9 miles to be exact. And to be honest, that last mile or so is solid cars by early afternoon and walking may be quicker at that point. Over the past few years of Coachella, I simply put my footstool up against the retaining wall at the back of my place just to peek throughout the day at what's in store down the way, and early attendees have it smooth sailing pretty much...It's at about 3pm that it starts getting hectic, and around 5pm or so...Walk it if you stay at the Super 8...Hell, by the halfway mark, I'll toss ya something cold to sip on for the last half of your journey...Or walk the rest of the way with you! BTW...Anyone need the number, etc. for these local hotels?

ArcadeParade
10-04-2007, 03:30 PM
Broken, how big is the Indiam Palms community? Would all homes be walking distance? tell me about it.

dontfeedthebird
10-04-2007, 06:54 PM
I'll toss ya something cold to sip on for the last half of your journey...Or walk the rest of the way with you! BTW...Anyone need the number, etc. for these local hotels?

Awww.

"Broken. She makes walking fun."

psychic friend
10-04-2007, 08:45 PM
there are some cheesy motels less than a mile away. they dont take advance reservations, you gotta just show up. i dropped someone off at one last year on thursday night, yes vacancy.

GTI_GRL
10-04-2007, 09:16 PM
there are some cheesy motels less than a mile away. they dont take advance reservations, you gotta just show up. i dropped someone off at one last year on thursday night, yes vacancy.

by the hour?

psychic friend
10-04-2007, 09:19 PM
hahahah.. i didnt ask, i was glad to be rid of the 'hanger on' - 'assume they are staying with you NOT' type person.

GTI_GRL
10-04-2007, 09:23 PM
hahahah.. i didnt ask, i was glad to be rid of the 'hanger on' - 'assume they are staying with you NOT' type person.


I had the two of the "oh, what's in your ice chest? that looks good, crunch crunch"

And when it comes to their ice chest, "oh we just brought 6, enough for each of us to have one each day"

ddm1971
10-04-2007, 10:02 PM
thank you broken, very kind, im sure 2.9 miles won't be to bad, plenty of suncream and water but not together because that would be plain silly!

DeltaSigChi4
10-04-2007, 10:36 PM
What's suncream?

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captncrzy
10-05-2007, 07:19 AM
there are some cheesy motels less than a mile away. they dont take advance reservations, you gotta just show up. i dropped someone off at one last year on thursday night, yes vacancy.

I heard those places were so gross that people were actually setting up the camping equipment they brought in the room as to avoid the sheets, carpets, etc.

ddm1971
10-06-2007, 05:34 AM
whats suncream? it's sun screen with a typo!