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ayoo_BEN
02-25-2008, 07:00 PM
ok so me and my friend live in jersey and are 15 and really wanna go. except tix are 250 or whatever and first we need to find out how to GET TO coachella, then we need to figuire out how we're going to sleep anywhere cause we cant go in the tent place cause it's 18+ and hotels are all 21+. what would be a price effective way to get there if we had to pay for 3 people to come from jersey and bring someone 21+ so we could get a hotel.

orbit
02-25-2008, 07:06 PM
Offsite camping.

ayoo_BEN
02-25-2008, 07:09 PM
keep in mind we have no car -- are there any sites really nearby? like walkable?

fasttrack
02-25-2008, 07:16 PM
you could always get a ride from someone going to the festival from whatever offsite camping you stay at.

gaypalmsprings
02-25-2008, 07:42 PM
go to eastchella

donthasselthehof
02-25-2008, 07:45 PM
hitchhike......its totally safe in southern california

orbit
02-25-2008, 07:48 PM
Tell your 21 years old friend to rent a car. There are some places that rent to underage persons with not so outrageous fees. Enterprise maybe?

cansei de ser sexme
02-25-2008, 07:49 PM
http://yougetrizzaped.ytmnd.com/

Memorial_07
02-25-2008, 08:01 PM
i was 15 last year.
i was fine.

but i am also quite big.

leo01g
02-25-2008, 08:08 PM
They dont check ids at the camp site.

psychic friend
02-25-2008, 08:55 PM
they do check IDs at the campsite - some people might get lucky but dont trust your trip on that advice.

BROKENDOLL
02-25-2008, 08:57 PM
ok so me and my friend live in jersey and are 15 and really wanna go. except tix are 250 or whatever and first we need to find out how to GET TO coachella, then we need to figuire out how we're going to sleep anywhere cause we cant go in the tent place cause it's 18+ and hotels are all 21+. what would be a price effective way to get there if we had to pay for 3 people to come from jersey and bring someone 21+ so we could get a hotel. My advice would be to ask your parents first. (Not that I did that when I was 15, but now I wish I had when a wild idea came up back then!) If you guys are 15, I'm guessin' they're about 30-40 years old, and they might get off on the music at Coachella with you! Is that price effective enough?

HEADSTRUCK
02-25-2008, 09:01 PM
good point. my son is almost 4 so in 10 years i will be rockn such fest with him

jonnypark
02-25-2008, 09:01 PM
My advice would be to ask your parents first. (Not that I did that when I was 15, but now I wish I had when a wild idea came up back then!) If you guys are 15, I'm guessin' they're about 30-40 years old, and they might get off on the music at Coachella with you! Is that price effective enough?

At first I thought this was funny til I remembered Roger Waters and Kraftwerk are playing this year.

JClemy
02-25-2008, 09:04 PM
Don't forget Portishead. Thats actually not bad advice.

HEADSTRUCK
02-25-2008, 09:05 PM
my father(in 50s) lives in socal and he want to meet me there for sunday so he can see roger waters if he can find a sunday ticket. i told him to stop being old and come all weekend with me. its not like i ever see him since i live 2000 miles away.

BROKENDOLL
02-25-2008, 09:15 PM
That would make for one of the most unforgetable weekends in your life too, I bet. As far as Roger Waters and Kraftwerk go, I'll see you guys there...along with Chromeo,Justice,Battles, etc,etc,etc...Don't let the age thing fool you!

HEADSTRUCK
02-25-2008, 09:27 PM
it really would be and thats why i think he should come for the whole weekend with me since i am going alone. we would have a great time 2gether since we really havent spent time with eachother since i was 19(26 now). He doesnt really know any of the acts besides waters but i could turn him onto alot.

M Sparks
02-26-2008, 06:13 AM
i was 15 last year.

So you were like 3 when Nihil came out? That's so bizarre. Who got you into that stuff?

M Sparks
02-26-2008, 06:15 AM
If you guys are 15, I'm guessin' they're about 30-

BD, are you revealing something about your teen years here? ;)

gaypalmsprings
02-26-2008, 06:19 AM
take your grandparents. the festival is awesome for them (except Jack Johnson - which is better for infants & toddlers)

frozen pilgrim
02-26-2008, 06:27 AM
hitchhike......its totally safe in southern california

this is actually true.
it was also the easiest way back to LAX after the festival last year.

SFChrissy
02-26-2008, 07:18 AM
my father(in 50s) lives in socal and he want to meet me there for sunday so he can see roger waters if he can find a sunday ticket. i told him to stop being old and come all weekend with me. its not like i ever see him since i live 2000 miles away.

That's RAD...I wish my dad was still alive so we could do this!!!

HEADSTRUCK
02-26-2008, 08:08 AM
That's RAD...I wish my dad was still alive so we could do this!!!

I know right. he just called me and him his best friend and his friends kid who i played with when little and havent seen forever are gunna meet me there on sunday. should be a great day for me.

Blinken
02-26-2008, 08:13 AM
Yeah i wish i could have gone to shows with my dad. It sounds like you will have a great time.

elChurro
02-26-2008, 08:26 AM
Fuck coachella, buy 250 dollars worth of puddin'... or weed. Your choice.

nationocean
02-26-2008, 08:27 AM
if in jersey, just go to APW.. srsly

Todfilm
02-26-2008, 09:39 AM
Last year, I took my 60 year old aunt with me on Friday and she had a blast. She wanted to go because she was never able to go to these things when she was younger. I think her favorite was Amy Winehouse. But I also turned her on to Jarvis Cocker.

Although it may be better just to go to APW, so you won't have to worry about hotel rooms and all of that.

BROKENDOLL
02-26-2008, 10:08 AM
BD, are you revealing something about your teen years here? ;) Ha,ha,ha...Funny you should mention that!

BROKENDOLL
02-26-2008, 10:13 AM
If my mom were still alive and went with me, we would be found in the Sahara tent together! She loved to dance!

ayoo_BEN
02-26-2008, 11:03 AM
ok so this got extremely off topic.

i was going to go to APW instead but their lineup is shit in comparison, at least IMO. it's like everyone of my favortie artists are going to coachella. i really have to go.

and i cant have one of my family memebers go with me because it's too expensive to buy a ticket for me PLUS them. on top of that they dont like this kinda music.

other than getting there and camping, are there any other problems we could run into due to our age or lack of people older? i seriously am like dying to go to this like crazy bad.

momof5
02-26-2008, 11:05 AM
I take my kids with me every year--I have not missed a year yet and we have a great time..Best of all -the parents can pay,maybe you can get to stay in an air conditioned hotel and get a ride! Some of my friends go for one day with their kids and kick back and relax at the hotel for the other day(s). I go to shows all year long with my kids. Lots of great new music to be discovered and the "old" bands can attract the parents> My oldest "kid" is now 33 and the youngest is 15.

ayoo_BEN
02-26-2008, 11:24 AM
yeah but see our parents wont come with us. so like. =[ but we still need to gooo.

Blinken
02-26-2008, 11:36 AM
Well without a car and coming the east coast you have to fly in, i think you take the grayhound to Indio from near LAX. After that you will need a cab, I don't know if Lake Cahullia has spots left or an age limit, but that would be a good place to check. You will have to find someone at the campsite to take you to the fest though.

ayoo_BEN
02-26-2008, 11:48 AM
thankk you. =] how much does greyhound cost and how far away is that lake place to the festival?

sbessiso
02-26-2008, 12:27 PM
i dont know you personally, but i think 15 is too young

Trailmix
02-26-2008, 12:30 PM
i dont know you personally, but i think 15 is too young

Agreed to travel across the country to attend a festival with no way to get around and most likely no credit cards for an emergency.

sbessiso
02-26-2008, 12:34 PM
my 15 year old self wouldnt be able to do it i think

ayoo_BEN
02-26-2008, 12:39 PM
it's not just me it's TWO fifteen year olds and we'd each have around 100 dollars spending money on hand. what would make you think we cant do it?

the only problem i see possible is transportation but i think we could set aside like 50 dollars for taxis. taxis do drive in that area right? if not i'm sure we could find a ride.

Trailmix
02-26-2008, 12:41 PM
it's not just me it's TWO fifteen year olds and we'd each have around 100 dollars spending money on hand. what would make you think we cant do it?

the only problem i see possible is transportation but i think we could set aside like 50 dollars for taxis. taxis do drive in that area right? if not i'm sure we could find a ride.

$100 is not even close to enough for the weekend.

ayoo_BEN
02-26-2008, 12:43 PM
100 for each of us. 200 together. if we already payed for the tickets for the fest and the plane, and we pay for only shirts, and various other merchandise once there what will we need that we cant bring in our backpacks??

aphrael
02-26-2008, 12:46 PM
Food and drink, sold inside the venue, will be expensive.

Trailmix
02-26-2008, 12:46 PM
100 for each of us. 200 together. if we already payed for the tickets for the fest and the plane, and we pay for only shirts, and various other merchandise once there what will we need that we cant bring in our backpacks??

Food water etc... Do not forget camping fees at any camp ground. It ain't cheap.

ayoo_BEN
02-26-2008, 12:50 PM
Food water etc... Do not forget camping fees at any camp ground. It ain't cheap.

Oooh, wow. I forgot about that. Could you please tell me how much it typically costs for a camping ground and how much I should bring on hand each day for food and water and stuff?

Todfilm
02-26-2008, 01:14 PM
You may think about finding someone who is going over the age of 21 that you can room with and split the costs with. I would ask around and try and find someone, a friend of a friend who might be able to help you out. Tell them you'll give them $50 to sleep on the couch or something. If all else fails you can try meeting someone off of craigslist, but then you're taking a chance that person isn't crazy.

Of course, you can always try the pray method by just showing up and hoping someone will let you crash on their couch or whatever for the weekend.

You're probably better off trying to get a ride with someone to the show. Taxis can be really expensive.

Blinken
02-26-2008, 01:37 PM
The lake is not within walking distance but i am sure you can find a ride because the place will be full of festival goers. check grayhound's website for their rates. You defeinatly need more than $100 each more like $200.

ayoo_BEN
02-26-2008, 01:50 PM
yeah i've been asking all the seniors at my school whether or not theyre going. too bad most jersey kids are artards. =[

we're trying to convince one of our parents to go and just get us a hotel and stay in there all day or something. is there anything by indio that parents could do while we're at the festival? they may want to go but damn the cost of this thing is nearing 1000 dollars already. is it really worth it?

noisemachine
02-26-2008, 02:00 PM
yeah i've been asking all the seniors at my school whether or not theyre going. too bad most jersey kids are artards. =[

we're trying to convince one of our parents to go and just get us a hotel and stay in there all day or something. is there anything by indio that parents could do while we're at the festival? they may want to go but damn the cost of this thing is nearing 1000 dollars already. is it really worth it?

There are lots of casinos nearby. And golf courses. Its near Palm Springs, so there are the typical resort places, but is the desert so its also very hot and dry.

Personally I wouldn't do it. You're only 15 and I don't know about you, but I couldn't afford to spend $1000+ dollars for a weekend trip when I was that young. Save up so you can do lots of traveling when you hit 18 or 21.

If you do go, I recommend bringing about $50 a day just for food and water. Water is $2/bottle and a decent meal will cost you about $10 and if you're like me when I was 15 I needed at least 3 meals a day.

ayoo_BEN
02-26-2008, 02:03 PM
I calculated the cost to around 700. It's not that bad for what it is. I personally plan on being a DJ or at least somethin in the industry though. Music is my life and these are all my favorite artists in ONE place. I really want to go, more than like anything I can ever remember.

Other than the money are there any other reasons you would think it wouldn't work out due to our ages or where we're coming from? I want to make sure I have everything planned out so we can avoid every possible problem.

Blinken
02-26-2008, 02:04 PM
Well we took my step-brother's mom's RV last year so she and her husband drove it up for us and hung out in Palm Springs. Went to some national parks and the like. I think your parents would enjoy hanging out in Palm Springs though. Espeically if they have never been to Cali before.

ayoo_BEN
02-26-2008, 02:23 PM
I'm sure she would too except she has work on Friday and cant take off and even she were to my brother and sister would be home alone the entire weekend then and she wouldnt want tthat and we can't afford to buy them all plane tickets.

peterluber
02-26-2008, 03:35 PM
i dont know you personally, but i think 15 is too young

I think you're wrong. I'm 16, and I'm going this year. Could have done it last year and wish I had. I'm driving up from San Diego and sleeping in my 1970 VW Westfalia bus, I don't really give a fuck. I say honestly do it, man. I'd give you a place to stay if I had a room.

n3glect
02-26-2008, 03:38 PM
I calculated the cost to around 700. It's not that bad for what it is. I personally plan on being a DJ or at least somethin in the industry though. Music is my life and these are all my favorite artists in ONE place. I really want to go, more than like anything I can ever remember.

Other than the money are there any other reasons you would think it wouldn't work out due to our ages or where we're coming from? I want to make sure I have everything planned out so we can avoid every possible problem.

If money isn't a reason, then no. There's no reason you shouldn't go. But:

1.) Be aware of the fact it's hot. Very hot. Plan to spend a lot of money on drinks. You can't bring anything in with you, and it's like $2 a 16oz bottle of water. There are drinking fountains.. but there are like TWO for 60,000 people. You will prefer to pay for the convenience of not missing your favorite band cause you were in line for the water fountain.. or worse yet, passing out and spending the day with an IV in you cause you thought you could go without. Granted there are years when it's only 80 degrees.. but there are also years where it's 116. You won't know til you get there. Weather reports for the most part seem worthless.

2.)There's a seriously good vibe at the show, and its rare to find anything but good times and good vibes around. If you're already going to concerts, you'll find this to seem safer than your standard arena show. That's not to say that there aren't some bad situations you can get yourself into.. but 99% of the people are there to have a good time, and tend to go out of their way to help those around them to have one as well.

3.)There are taxis that go to the show... but they are limited. There is no public transit to get to the venue. Taxis or your parents are your options. You can try your hand at hitchhiking or getting a ride from a fellow camper. Given your age, I'd steer far clear of the hitchhiking route.

4.)There are resort areas nearby. Morongo hotel and casino is a bit of a drive for the parents... but they can have something that closely resembles a Las Vegas weekend there. A bit less flashy is the Fantasy Springs hotel and casino. Pool, Casino, Golf, and Restaurants can all be found on the premises.

5.) Prepare for a long haul. It can sometimes take quite a bit out of you to be on your feet for 30 hours and constantly walking back and forth from stage to stage... plus you'll need to factor in all the dancing you'll be doing inbetween. The better shape you're in, the more you'll enjoy the show.

ayoo_BEN
02-26-2008, 04:22 PM
If money isn't a reason, then no. There's no reason you shouldn't go. But:

1.) Be aware of the fact it's hot. Very hot. Plan to spend a lot of money on drinks. You can't bring anything in with you, and it's like $2 a 16oz bottle of water. There are drinking fountains.. but there are like TWO for 60,000 people. You will prefer to pay for the convenience of not missing your favorite band cause you were in line for the water fountain.. or worse yet, passing out and spending the day with an IV in you cause you thought you could go without. Granted there are years when it's only 80 degrees.. but there are also years where it's 116. You won't know til you get there. Weather reports for the most part seem worthless.

2.)There's a seriously good vibe at the show, and its rare to find anything but good times and good vibes around. If you're already going to concerts, you'll find this to seem safer than your standard arena show. That's not to say that there aren't some bad situations you can get yourself into.. but 99% of the people are there to have a good time, and tend to go out of their way to help those around them to have one as well.

3.)There are taxis that go to the show... but they are limited. There is no public transit to get to the venue. Taxis or your parents are your options. You can try your hand at hitchhiking or getting a ride from a fellow camper. Given your age, I'd steer far clear of the hitchhiking route.

4.)There are resort areas nearby. Morongo hotel and casino is a bit of a drive for the parents... but they can have something that closely resembles a Las Vegas weekend there. A bit less flashy is the Fantasy Springs hotel and casino. Pool, Casino, Golf, and Restaurants can all be found on the premises.

5.) Prepare for a long haul. It can sometimes take quite a bit out of you to be on your feet for 30 hours and constantly walking back and forth from stage to stage... plus you'll need to factor in all the dancing you'll be doing inbetween. The better shape you're in, the more you'll enjoy the show.


Thankk you!! Do you know if LAKE CAHUILLA is in walking distance from the place?

JustSteve
02-26-2008, 04:33 PM
I think you're wrong. I'm 16, and I'm going this year. Could have done it last year and wish I had. I'm driving up from San Diego and sleeping in my 1970 VW Westfalia bus, I don't really give a fuck. I say honestly do it, man. I'd give you a place to stay if I had a room.

driving from sd is nothing like getting here from back east, jumping on a greyhound, jumping in a cab, and then hitchhiking everywhere else. you aren't that hard, son.

Memorial_07
02-26-2008, 04:46 PM
So you were like 3 when Nihil came out? That's so bizarre. Who got you into that stuff?

I got myself into it.
Actually a friend of mine introduced me to Psalm 69 and I heard many things about K.M.F.D.M. and I checked them out and I've been discovering many bands (industrial) since.

ayoo_BEN
02-26-2008, 05:11 PM
Okk I think me and my 2 friends might have found a house within walking distance to stay.
So, Thursday afternoon we get on a plane and fly to CA and spend the night at the house. The next morning we walk to the festival, that night we return to the house and repeat for 3 days. Then we get a taxi to the airport and fly back. Anyone see any problems in the plan?

BROKENDOLL
02-26-2008, 05:17 PM
Just curious about how your parents feel about it, that's all...

ayoo_BEN
02-26-2008, 05:21 PM
Um, they're thinking about it? They told me I need to figuire out a solid plan.

Crackerfromcrenshaw
02-26-2008, 06:14 PM
Um, they're thinking about it? They told me I need to figuire out a solid plan.

Wow.... Wow, i mean WOW, i remember being fifteen, crazy, into drugs, parents who did not give a shit, yeah yeah that same story everybody has, but seriously you need to just except you are not going...You are 15 god damn years old, i did not start going to coachella until freshmen year of college, I spend at least $1500 for me and my girlfriend, and that is when i was living in LA, no plane ticket, I have spent $1750 so far for 2 people, and be expecting to pay more if you do not have a campsite/hotel/ride yet, You are doing something extremely dangerous if you decide to go and not to mention, if you run into people like me and ask me for a cigarette or ask me to give you my beergardens wristband, i will most likely tell you to fuck off, I do not enjoy seeing 14-16 year old kids at these festivals, i am not polite to them and do not enjoy to party with them, do not think everything is going to be magical because you love all the bands and you are willing to sacrifice food for your favorite superstar... Have you ever been squished by a bunch of sweety shirtless dudes in 100 degree weather with no water for four hours? Good Luck, but go ahead and make the mistake, you will be informed you are a dumbass by the police after they find you sleeping on the curb because you do not have a ride back to your hotel/campsite.

ayoo_BEN
02-26-2008, 06:33 PM
whoooa. pull the stick outa your ass.

seriously. i'm 15, and i dont do drugs, smoke or drink. i have money, unlike you, i have a job as a freshman, a good one, that gives me enough money, unlike you. i am planning on going with 2 other people that are paying for themselves, unlike your girlfriend. my mom is considering coming and staying in a hotel and doing things to keep herself occupied while we are at the concert, therefore we'd have money onhand and someone able to drive us. if not my mom then my friends mom. if none of them then they'll supply us with the money we need. we're getting a house that is WALKING distance to the festival, i wont be asking for rides you dumb fuck. read before you attempt to attack my post. k?

smoke
02-26-2008, 06:46 PM
i think crackerfromcrenshaw just got owned by the 15 y/o

peterluber
02-26-2008, 07:05 PM
driving from sd is nothing like getting here from back east, jumping on a greyhound, jumping in a cab, and then hitchhiking everywhere else. you aren't that hard, son.

Wow, dude, you're so cool!! Can we meet up at the festival??? You're a fucking dumbass. Do you think I was trying to look "hard" on the fucking internet??? Or that I could possibly view driving from San Diego to Indio somewhat difficult? Plus, it's really not that much more difficult to get on a fucking plane, the only problems are logistics. I was just letting the OP know that there are other kids going, that it was possible. Plus, you don't know me, so stfu, I have probably done way "hard"er things in my life than you ever will. Not that there's any point in going into these things on the internet. Get a life loser, perhaps meet some females?

peterluber
02-26-2008, 07:06 PM
Oh, plus, thank you OP for that response. Made my day.

Crackerfromcrenshaw
02-26-2008, 07:10 PM
whoooa. pull the stick outa your ass.

seriously. i'm 15, and i dont do drugs, smoke or drink. i have money, unlike you, i have a job as a freshman, a good one, that gives me enough money, unlike you. i am planning on going with 2 other people that are paying for themselves, unlike your girlfriend. my mom is considering coming and staying in a hotel and doing things to keep herself occupied while we are at the concert, therefore we'd have money onhand and someone able to drive us. if not my mom then my friends mom. if none of them then they'll supply us with the money we need. we're getting a house that is WALKING distance to the festival, i wont be asking for rides you dumb fuck. read before you attempt to attack my post. k?

You dont do drugs and how do you know i dont have a good job, i would consider revising this statement its most likely that if you are interested in traveling such distances for these bands you probably have done/still do drugs/smoke/drink whatever and 2nd, i would bet i make more than your parents, and I enjoy my job, infact i am getting paid right now while typing a reply to an adolescent who, for some reason, thinks they know wtf they are talking about with regards to coachella, if you have it all figured, stop wasting your time on this board, you wanted my opinion/advice, i gave it to you, dont go.

ayoo_BEN
02-26-2008, 07:35 PM
You dont do drugs and how do you know i dont have a good job, i would consider revising this statement its most likely that if you are interested in traveling such distances for these bands you probably have done/still do drugs/smoke/drink whatever and 2nd, i would bet i make more than your parents, and I enjoy my job, infact i am getting paid right now while typing a reply to an adolescent who, for some reason, thinks they know wtf they are talking about with regards to coachella, if you have it all figured, stop wasting your time on this board, you wanted my opinion/advice, i gave it to you, dont go.

nope. never done drugs. anything. your just making yourself sound stupider. basically you said your a nerd who gets paid to attack 15 year old on the computer? oh, and my parents can pay for coachella without bitching and moaning like you. i'm paying myself because it's too much money and i dont want to make my mom do it. you were owned by a 15 year old. TWICE. STOP RESPONDING.

greghead
02-26-2008, 07:37 PM
Okk I think me and my 2 friends might have found a house within walking distance to stay.
So, Thursday afternoon we get on a plane and fly to CA and spend the night at the house. The next morning we walk to the festival, that night we return to the house and repeat for 3 days. Then we get a taxi to the airport and fly back. Anyone see any problems in the plan?

Don't fly into/out of LAX, that would be retarded; there are much closer airports, in fact, Palm Springs has an airport, you may be able to find flights there. If not, check out flights to Ontario, California, which will save you about an hour of drive time. Ontario is right off the I-10, and just over an hour from Indio.

I live in Riverside and will be driving out to the show each day, you and your buddy can definitely crash at my house, but I drive a pick-up truck that only seats two, which would make travel to the festival extremely uncomfortable. However, if you do end up coming, fly to Ontario, and I can pick you guys up at the airport to save you money on buses and all that shit. Send me a private message if you're interested.

Crackerfromcrenshaw
02-26-2008, 07:46 PM
nope. never done drugs. anything. your just making yourself sound stupider. basically you said your a nerd who gets paid to attack 15 year old on the computer? oh, and my parents can pay for coachella without bitching and moaning like you. i'm paying myself because it's too much money and i dont want to make my mom do it. you were owned by a 15 year old. TWICE. STOP RESPONDING.

Please, respond to my posts more, this message board went from, boring, no updates, to AWESOME, i finally have stubborn child to debate with, i have to thank you though, you just reminded me of how much i do not want children

betao
02-26-2008, 07:48 PM
Wow, dude, you're so cool!! Can we meet up at the festival??? You're a fucking dumbass. Do you think I was trying to look "hard" on the fucking internet??? Or that I could possibly view driving from San Diego to Indio somewhat difficult? Plus, it's really not that much more difficult to get on a fucking plane, the only problems are logistics. I was just letting the OP know that there are other kids going, that it was possible. Plus, you don't know me, so stfu, I have probably done way "hard"er things in my life than you ever will. Not that there's any point in going into these things on the internet. Get a life loser, perhaps meet some females?

I'm not trying to interfere, but steve is right (even though he did attack you which he shouldnt have). The fact that this kid is 15 year old prevents him from A - checking into a hotel, B - getting any kind of rental car, and possibly C - getting on an airplane. I'm not sure about C though - the age MAY be 16, but I'm not positive, so lets just disregard that last one (however, contact your airline and make sure, just to be safe). The fact that you have a car, a solid source of transportation, to get you to and from places makes a big difference. Sorry, but driving 300 miles to a show is alot harder than flying 3000 miles to one when you are very young.

To the starter of the thread: I am coming from VA, and i'm only 19, so I can offer a bit of sympathy. The way i'm working this out is that my mother (and possibly even more of my family, it may turn into a giant vacation for them) is going to fly out with me and my friend. We are all splitting the room 3 ways, as well as the rental car, and of course i'm paying for my own plane ticket. The entire trip is going to cost me about 700-900 bucks, which I am gladly willing to play for my first coachella.

Mate, if I were you, I would do everything possible to convince an adult to go with you. That is the most reliable and secure way to do it. If that fails, you can always put up a request on this board - in the next couple of months, there will definitely be threads popping up about people who can give rides to/from the festival, and sometimes the airports. Just keep checking back to see if anyone can help.

I'll end it on that, and wish you the best of luck in getting here.

peterluber
02-26-2008, 08:38 PM
Wow, it's pretty much pointless to argue about. "Steve" was an asshole for no reason, but the point of this thread is if it is possible for this kid to get to Coachella. Sounds like you've got it worked out, so best of luck and have fun.

BROKENDOLL
02-26-2008, 09:45 PM
i think crackerfromcrenshaw just got owned by the 15 y/o
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii98/popepablo/fuck-you.jpgNo shit!

BROKENDOLL
02-26-2008, 10:00 PM
Please, respond to my posts more, this message board went from, boring, no updates, to AWESOME, i finally have stubborn child to debate with, i have to thank you though, you just reminded me of how much i do not want children
And I'd like to thank YOU for your effort to stop the pro-creation of immature assholes with pedophile tendencies...

greghead
02-26-2008, 10:09 PM
And I'd like to thank YOU for your effort to stop the pro-creation of immature assholes with pedophile tendencies...

Checkmate.

M Sparks
02-27-2008, 04:05 AM
i think crackerfromcrenshaw just got owned by the 15 y/o

Cracker's been owned by a Czech porn-spam-bot before, so...

sbessiso
02-27-2008, 07:01 AM
dammit, im lost on the convo now

aphrael
02-27-2008, 07:54 AM
Flying into LAX isn't the best choice, because it's much further away from Indio than Ontario is. Palm Springs, on the other hand, is much more expensive to fly into.

Ontario is probably the best bet in terms of airport, although if you're taking a taxi from Indio to the airport, Palm Springs might end up being cheaper. That said, there *is* a Greyhound line running from Indio to Ontario airport; it's just inconvenient for venue access.

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<em>The fact that this kid is 15 year old prevents him from ... getting on an airplane</em>

What? I see kids on airplanes all the time. I even see kids *without parents* on airplanes all the time. This is a myth.

GoEastYoungMan
02-27-2008, 08:14 AM
You might want to check out the curfew laws. I have no idea what, if any, curfew laws are in effect in California as I don't live there, but I can imagine getting busted walking back to the house at 1 in the morning without any state issued ID would be the definition of suck.

I would tell you not to go for various reasons, but you're 15 and like most 15 year olds you know what you want to do and by god you're gonna do it. I know I did.

betao
02-27-2008, 08:23 AM
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<em>The fact that this kid is 15 year old prevents him from ... getting on an airplane</em>

What? I see kids on airplanes all the time. I even see kids *without parents* on airplanes all the time. This is a myth.

What I meant was that he might not be able to get on the airplane or go past security alone. He may need a parent/guardian with him because he isn't 16. It may be a myth, but for some reason that rule sounds very familiar to me. If I were the kid, i'd check with the airline I was flying just to make sure.

jonnypark
02-27-2008, 08:35 AM
Try and see if NAMBLA will give you guys a riide

betao
02-27-2008, 08:38 AM
North American Marlon Brando Look A-likes?

JustSteve
02-27-2008, 08:48 AM
Wow, it's pretty much pointless to argue about. "Steve" was an asshole for no reason,


how is the following being an asshole??


driving from sd is nothing like getting here from back east, jumping on a greyhound, jumping in a cab, and then hitchhiking everywhere else. you aren't that hard, son.

all i said was you aren't that hard...and now look at you trying to act hard. nice...

rAnimatorX2
02-27-2008, 08:49 AM
North American Man Boy Love Association

http://americansfortruth.com/uploads/2006/10/jeff-curley.jpg

WERE NOT KILLERS!!

JustSteve
02-27-2008, 08:52 AM
I have probably done way "hard"er things in my life than you ever will. Not that there's any point in going into these things on the internet. Get a life loser, perhaps meet some females?

i'll bet you have, little one. you have probably done so much at the tender age of 16...

GoEastYoungMan
02-27-2008, 09:08 AM
This thread resembles all the worst parts of XBOX Live.

Blinken
02-27-2008, 09:10 AM
What I meant was that he might not be able to get on the airplane or go past security alone. He may need a parent/guardian with him because he isn't 16. It may be a myth, but for some reason that rule sounds very familiar to me. If I were the kid, i'd check with the airline I was flying just to make sure.

Unless they changed the rule it is not an issue at all. When i was a kid i used to fly all the time by myself when i was 10 - 12.

HEADSTRUCK
02-27-2008, 09:13 AM
Flying into LAX isn't the best choice, because it's much further away from Indio than Ontario is. Palm Springs, on the other hand, is much more expensive to fly into.

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palm spring is not really more expensive. my ticket from milwaukee there and back was 300. plus it is way closer.

aphrael
02-27-2008, 09:24 AM
I live in California, so my estimates may be wildly different than yours. Flying from the Bay Area to Ontario can be done RT for under $100; flying from the Bay Area to Palm Springs will cost double that, at least.

(I've flown in previous years. This year i'm driving, because it seems more cost-effective and isn't *significantly* more time consuming).

aphrael
02-27-2008, 09:25 AM
Unless they changed the rule it is not an issue at all

I'm not convinced it's safe to rely on TSA not changing the rules.

That said ... unaccompanied minors fly all the time, doing things like visiting the non-custodial parent who lives on the other side of the country (or grandparents, etc). There have to be rules in place to accomodate this, even if the kids don't have ID.

Californicator
02-27-2008, 09:26 AM
whoooa. pull the stick outa your ass.

and i dont do drugs, smoke or drink.



Ha...loser.

Blinken
02-27-2008, 09:36 AM
Ha...loser.

Hey, good for the kid. There is a time for all of that, it is called college.

ayoo_BEN
02-27-2008, 11:21 AM
hah ok thanks everyone for responding. i just remembered two of my camp friends live in CA. one in san diego and one in san fransisco. if i stayed with them where would i need to fly into and approxamitely how long is it to drive from either of those to indio?

Trailmix
02-27-2008, 11:29 AM
San Fran is very far away. San Diego on the other hand is relatively close. I am assuming you are not saying you would drive to the show each day. Both have major airports. Either location is to far to drive to Coachella each day.

rAnimatorX2
02-27-2008, 11:30 AM
Google Maps can answer this for you, but:

San Diego: Fly to San Diego.. Indio is a couple hours drive
San Fransisco: Fly to San Fransisco, forget driving to Indio, because it would take like 5 or 6 hours.

ayoo_BEN
02-27-2008, 11:39 AM
i have another friend in cypress. is that any closer?

greghead
02-27-2008, 11:50 AM
i have another friend in cypress. is that any closer?

Not really. Cypress is north of Long Beach, which means Indio is a two hour drive with good traffic.

instinct
02-27-2008, 01:51 PM
If you got everything paid for.. you could survive on $100 if you are only paying for food.. I never eat at Coachella.. I just buy a couple $2 power bars and eat a lot before I go.. I'm a cheap ass mofo though.

Crackerfromcrenshaw
02-27-2008, 02:32 PM
Cracker's been owned by a Czech porn-spam-bot before, so...

Except there was a lot more goo and seepage last time, and she wasnt Czech she was latvian and i am pretty sure she was previously a dude in her/him/shim/its lifetime, this time is just between me and all the little children who are bouncing between this, myspace posts, and texting, i dont think i wouldve been able to make it in this day and age

M Sparks
02-27-2008, 03:51 PM
What I meant was that he might not be able to get on the airplane or go past security alone. He may need a parent/guardian with him because he isn't 16.

I smell a sequel...

http://blog.banjig.net/files/user_uploads/54/unaccompaniedminorsposter_990dd9dd.jpg

M Sparks
02-27-2008, 04:02 PM
WERE NOT KILLERS!!

I'm a little worried about this young person and his companion travelling across country by themselves.

jp83JZg0hU4

ayoo_BEN
02-28-2008, 03:08 AM
ok thanks everyone for the help but i convinced one of my parents to go, so i'lll see you all thereee!!!! =]

sbessiso
02-28-2008, 04:29 AM
hurray, problem solved

BROKENDOLL
02-28-2008, 06:35 AM
ok thanks everyone for the help but i convinced one of my parents to go, so i'lll see you all thereee!!!! =] Forget sitting around the dinner table discussing your daily routine! This is "New Age Family Bonding" at it's best! Good for you!

Blinken
02-28-2008, 10:21 AM
Congrats, and have fun man

greghead
02-28-2008, 10:49 AM
Hell yeah, man, have fun.

apachedino
02-29-2008, 01:33 PM
I just hope this kid gets to go, being 15 without having any experiences for comparison will make coachella that much more amazing. If you go you will be having more fun than everyone else because everyone else has done something like or similair to this before. On the other hand the whole transportation thing will be a bitch. Bet you wish you were 16.

betao
02-29-2008, 08:37 PM
why 16 rather than 15? what will that get you?

apachedino
02-29-2008, 08:49 PM
You could drive...not rent a car, but still if he wants to go that bad I would drive across the country. (15 what else do you have to do) That would solve the transportation problem, plus he could drive somewhere to camp also. Although he is 15 and likely to make some sort of mistake, but you never know.

peterluber
03-02-2008, 05:37 PM
why 16 rather than 15? what will that get you?


You could drive...not rent a car, but still if he wants to go that bad I would drive across the country. (15 what else do you have to do) That would solve the transportation problem, plus he could drive somewhere to camp also. Although he is 15 and likely to make some sort of mistake, but you never know.

What country are you guys from?? How long has the driving age been 16 for? Since like horse and buggies... 15 year olds can't drive.

betao
03-02-2008, 05:47 PM
Sure he'll have a drivers license, but that won't help him get a car in Palm Springs without an adult by his side. Unless you plan on stealing a car or you have one sitting at the airport with your name on it, it doesn't matter if your 15 or 20. You have to be at least 21 to get a rental car.

monsterhospital
03-02-2008, 07:57 PM
North American Marlon Brando Look A-likes?

Winner of the thread.

peterluber
03-02-2008, 09:10 PM
Sure he'll have a drivers license, but that won't help him get a car in Palm Springs without an adult by his side. Unless you plan on stealing a car or you have one sitting at the airport with your name on it, it doesn't matter if your 15 or 20. You have to be at least 21 to get a rental car.

Please, read my post directly above yours.

betao
03-02-2008, 09:19 PM
I did. You state that because he is 16, he will be able to drive. Ok, yes that's true. But he won't be getting a rental car anywhere. And I doubt he'll take the 3000 mile trek - It will obviously last a couple of days, and unless he has someone at least 18 years of age with him, he won't be checking into hotels along to way. Not to mention, if you are 16, depending on how long you have had your license, some restrictions as to where you can drive (and who has to be with you at certain times) do apply. I'm not sure what the DMV laws are like in NJ, but in VA, I do recall not being able to go out of state until you've had your license for at least a few months.

Being 16 won't really help him out.

peterluber
03-02-2008, 09:49 PM
I did. You state that because he is 16, he will be able to drive. Ok, yes that's true. But he won't be getting a rental car anywhere. And I doubt he'll take the 3000 mile trek - It will obviously last a couple of days, and unless he has someone at least 18 years of age with him, he won't be checking into hotels along to way. Not to mention, if you are 16, depending on how long you have had your license, some restrictions as to where you can drive (and who has to be with you at certain times) do apply. I'm not sure what the DMV laws are like in NJ, but in VA, I do recall not being able to go out of state until you've had your license for at least a few months.

Being 16 won't really help him out.

No hard feelings or anything, but you read my post and the original post wrong. He is 15, not 16. Trust me, I know all about driver's license limitations, I am 16. Plus, he's flying, not driving, so I don't know why anybody is still discussing that...

betao
03-02-2008, 10:09 PM
yeaah. I know he is 15, I guess my argument was geared towards apachedino.

just curious, in Cali, what are some of the laws? How long do you have to hold your learners before you can get your license?

donthasselthehof
03-02-2008, 10:14 PM
yeaah. I know he is 15, I guess my argument was geared towards apachedino.

just curious, in Cali, what are some of the laws? How long do you have to hold your learners before you can get your license?

in ca-your license is provisional until your 18. you hold your permit for at least 6 months

peterluber
03-02-2008, 10:29 PM
in ca-your license is provisional until your 18. you hold your permit for at least 6 months

Close. You are eligible for your permit when you're 15 1/2. Have to hold it six months before you get your license. It's provisional for the first 12 months. The provisions are NO driving anyone under the age of 20 and no driving between 11 PM and 5 AM.

betao
03-02-2008, 10:41 PM
in VA, you got your learners when you were 15 and a half. Held it for 9 months, then you were eligible for your 90 days temporary license. With that, the provisions were you couldnt drive between 12 and 4 AM, and you could only have one person under 18 in your car at a time or something like that.

breakjaw
03-02-2008, 11:11 PM
I drove to the US Festival in 1983 from Irvine to Devore (about an hour and a half),when I was 16.I had my parents Caddy,and I was so tired after the show on Monday,that on the way back home,I thought I was taking an offramp that was just yellow lines,but was in fact actually about a six inch high curb.My brother and my friend Roman were asleep in the back seat,and the car bounced so much that both of their heads hit the ceiling of the car.Somehow,we got back to Irvine,but the transmission on the cadillac had to be replaced shortly after,and I never fessed up to anyone what happened,until now.

HowToDisappear
03-03-2008, 12:01 AM
I'm relieved to see a parental unit finally agreed to take these kids. It was unwise and unsafe for them attempt it on their own, but you've got to credit their determination. I can only imagine how much weeping and moaning and gnashing of teeth (or very serious negotiating) went on in that household.

So have fun, guys. We first brought our girls at age 15, and it was a blast. You'll all have a great time, too.

Astrid
03-03-2008, 01:05 AM
oh man...all i can say is a cab from lax to indio is going to cost hundreds. i hope no one ever does such a thing...

greghead
03-03-2008, 02:17 AM
I drove to the US Festival in 1983 from Irvine to Devore (about an hour and a half),when I was 16.I had my parents Caddy,and I was so tired after the show on Monday,that on the way back home,I thought I was taking an offramp that was just yellow lines,but was in fact actually about a six inch high curb.My brother and my friend Roman were asleep in the back seat,and the car bounced so much that both of their heads hit the ceiling of the car.Somehow,we got back to Irvine,but the transmission on the cadillac had to be replaced shortly after,and I never fessed up to anyone what happened,until now.

Nice, that's rad. Dangerous, but rad.

breakjaw
03-04-2008, 12:08 AM
Thanks.Hopefully AyooBen's parental units are not reading this forum,and if they are,not reading any posts by LGM.
That memory (of the Caddy on the way home from Us '83) was fairly deeply recessed until now,and now that I have a child of my own nearing teenage years,scares me to fucking death.
There are lots of ways I could have bit it as a teen and on into my twenties,far too varied and diverse for any parent to discern.