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counterculturecouture
01-27-2008, 09:03 AM
i cant decide if i should bring my rebel xti or not.. unless i sleep with it around my neck or something, i have fears it will totally get stolen or fucked in some way or another.. maybe the sx-70 would be a better idea.. but what i really want to know is how to get backstage. any suggestions?

wstsidela
01-27-2008, 09:29 AM
Unless they changed the rules this year, you can't bring cameras with detachable lenses

karecares
01-27-2008, 09:44 AM
i would suggest renting a locker and leaving it there overnight if your concerned about it being stolen, that is if you can bring it at all

heatherxxll
01-27-2008, 09:51 AM
I saw a lot of people with their Rebels, I think that security might let that slide somewhat, but all in all I was glad that I didn't try to bring mine. I would have been freaked the whole weekend about it getting wet, dropped, stolen, crazy dusty, etc. And uh...yeah. How to get backstage? Sleep with as much staff as you can. Ha!

Mjfritts
01-27-2008, 10:00 AM
I know of a few people that are in charge. Send me a message if your interested.

suprefan
01-27-2008, 10:07 AM
Where did my post go?


Weird..............


Rules say ''no professional cameras allowed''


Deal with it


And you wont see as much backstage as you think.

orbit
01-27-2008, 10:37 AM
I'd like to bring my 30d but I'm afraid security won't let me get it into the festival, and leaving it in the car/tent under 120+ F doesn't sound like a good idea.

nbvwes
01-27-2008, 10:39 AM
And you wont see as much backstage as you think.

uh, i call bullshit... last year @ Stagecoach, Neko Case was bitching about how backstage at Main was all VIP and they had a chocolate fountain and even SHE couldn't get backstage, that only the main stage acts & willie could get back there...

counterculturecouture
01-27-2008, 11:03 AM
its all good. i just know where the real partys at

jaysocal
01-27-2008, 11:13 AM
The only way I know of getting in professional cameras would be to get media credentials. You are required to sign a waiver if you do work for a professional media outlet and are credentialed for the festival. As far as being in camp, I really never let my camera out of my sight (its worth a lot).

GV defines a professional camera as any camera that has a removable lens. So, if you have one of those rebels that has a lens that does not come off, you should be fine. If you are like me and have a Nikon d70 with a lot of lenses....you can't bring your camera in (trust me, Security does enforce the rules) unless you have the coveted media bracelet on.

C DUB YA
01-27-2008, 11:17 AM
I'd like to bring my 30d but I'm afraid security won't let me get it into the festival, and leaving it in the car/tent under 120+ F doesn't sound like a good idea.


Read the rules people.

No Professional cameras - period. This IS enforced.

Why do we go through this every year?

PrettyRagdoll
01-27-2008, 04:56 PM
Read the rules people.

No Professional cameras - period. This IS enforced.

Why do we go through this every year?

Because everyone thinks that somehow... THEY will be the execption to the rule

aclockworkapple
01-27-2008, 05:11 PM
I got in with a Nikon SLR the first day, and got to the festival around 3 or 4 PM. But the guy who checked me didn't even pat me down or anything, so...I think most guards would care more.

I wouldn't recommend bringing a nice camera, though, honestly. It was just something else to lug around. Totally interfered with dancing and was a constant source of worry.

That being said, I never got the film to work, so maybe I'm biased haha.

jaysocal
01-27-2008, 05:21 PM
I got in with a Nikon SLR the first day, and got to the festival around 3 or 4 PM. But the guy who checked me didn't even pat me down or anything, so...I think most guards would care more.

I wouldn't recommend bringing a nice camera, though, honestly. It was just something else to lug around. Totally interfered with dancing and was a constant source of worry.

That being said, I never got the film to work, so maybe I'm biased haha.

Although I don't know the rules, I would suspect that if you are caught inside the venue with professional photographic equipment, you could be asked to leave the event and your photos (or memory cards, etc.) would be confiscated...since those photos are the property of GV/the individual artists. So, my advice...BE CAREFUL!

MonsoonSeason
01-27-2008, 05:39 PM
Read the rules people.

No Professional cameras - period. This IS enforced.

Why do we go through this every year?

why do we go through a million WHERE DA WEEDZ AT posts?

orbit
01-27-2008, 05:51 PM
Read the rules people.

No Professional cameras - period. This IS enforced.

Why do we go through this every year?

I know. That's why I've never brought it with me. But I would like to.

C DUB YA
01-27-2008, 07:33 PM
Although I don't know the rules, I would suspect that if you are caught inside the venue with professional photographic equipment, you could be asked to leave the event and your photos (or memory cards, etc.) would be confiscated...since those photos are the property of GV/the individual artists. So, my advice...BE CAREFUL!

I've seen numerous cameras, and their owners, being asked to leave the venue.

So the best bet is to get a Canon Powershot and go have fun without worrying about getting your camera or your day of fun nicked.

C DUB YA
01-27-2008, 07:35 PM
but what i really want to know is how to get backstage. any suggestions?

If you have to ask how - you ain't gettin back there.

jaysocal
01-27-2008, 08:00 PM
If you have to ask how - you ain't gettin back there.

Honestly, last year nothing good happened backstage (except for the Paris sightings)...its really not as big as people make it out to be!

C DUB YA
01-27-2008, 08:27 PM
Yeah most people that are there aren't there for the bands anyway.

Since when is a Paris sighting a "good" thing - her being there is enough to put me off the festival a bit. God I'm glad I went in 99

jaysocal
01-27-2008, 08:28 PM
Yeah most people that are there aren't there for the bands anyway.

Since when is a Paris sighting a "good" thing - her being there is enough to put me off the festival a bit. God I'm glad I went in 99

Oh trust me, I threw up in my $8.00 beer a little bit when I saw that bitch!...it was funny to see her all fucked up (oh wait, i guess that's pretty normal).

C DUB YA
01-27-2008, 08:29 PM
Ha, me too.

things got worse when I saw DeVito hugging Jason Statham.

Much love to Devito though

jaysocal
01-27-2008, 08:33 PM
Ha, me too.

things got worse when I saw DeVito hugging Jason Statham.

Much love to Devito though

better than seeing Ron Jeremy getting freaky with peaches?? Well, that didn't really happen at Coachella (so far as I know), but maybe it *could* have??

counterculturecouture
01-27-2008, 11:23 PM
Honestly, last year nothing good happened backstage (except for the Paris sightings)...its really not as big as people make it out to be!

i just want pure blow..

MonsoonSeason
01-28-2008, 12:01 AM
this is la baby

ain't no pure blow to be found