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T-Rye
01-25-2008, 11:30 AM
I remember from last year a few mentions of off festival ground camping. Can someone help me out with this?

aphrael
01-25-2008, 11:43 AM
<a href="http://coachella.com/visitors/offsite-camping">this page</a> has a bunch of contact information for area campgrounds. Were I doing it, i'd probably camp in Joshua Tree, which is (a) beautiful and (b) not that far away.

But I'd caution you about the downside: none of the off-site campgrounds are particularly close, so off-site camping means driving, which means (a) negotiating the crowded streets both before and after the show each day, and (b) being sober enough to drive at the end of the concert.

aphrael
01-25-2008, 11:44 AM
How strange. Apparently you have to use the buttons in the reply dialog rather than embedding html commands. Anyhow, the link is http://coachella.com/visitors/offsite-camping.

nbvwes
01-27-2008, 10:56 AM
<a href="http://coachella.com/visitors/offsite-camping">this page</a> has a bunch of contact information for area campgrounds. Were I doing it, i'd probably camp in Joshua Tree, which is (a) beautiful and (b) not that far away.

But I'd caution you about the downside: none of the off-site campgrounds are particularly close, so off-site camping means driving, which means (a) negotiating the crowded streets both before and after the show each day, and (b) being sober enough to drive at the end of the concert.

a. with roughly 20,000 cars, no one is gonna pull over just you...

b. i'd rather drive & camp for $20 a space, then $50 for onsite, plus $100 in wristbands to get into the campground...

psychic friend
01-27-2008, 10:58 AM
lake cahuilla is less than 6 miles away

aphrael
01-27-2008, 11:14 AM
I don't understand the math for $50 for onsite plus $100 in wristbands. Is the idea that you're a group of three people so it's cheaper to just pay for a site elsewhere?

I guess that makes economic sense. I wouldn't want to camp anywhere I couldn't walk to, though --- and while 6 miles is technically walking distance, I wouldn't want to do it in the desert sun.

psychic friend
01-27-2008, 11:16 AM
what are you talking about 50 for onsite plus 100 in wristbands?

onsite camping is 55 per person, end of story.

sk8r408
01-27-2008, 08:05 PM
lake cahuilla is less than 6 miles away

...and awesome.