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Kiefer
02-05-2007, 05:30 PM
is a myth. sure, it won't be 85 degrees, it may be like 60ish. maybe i'm just bitter cuz here in milwaukee today there was a high of fucking zero degrees. thats right. with wind chill (do you native californians know what that is?) it was like -39. coachella has beautiful weather day and night. except in 2004 when it was like 120 or something...

amyzzz
02-05-2007, 05:35 PM
It's cold to people who live in the desert, like me.

Kiefer
02-05-2007, 05:36 PM
in your head are you thinking 'how do they do anything when its that cold! it seems impossible!' cuz i thought it all day.

fober
02-05-2007, 06:17 PM
Fuck the temperature, try and deal with the wind when you're walking out of a sweat-filled Prodigy clusterfuck of a "mosh pit".

vinylmartyr
02-05-2007, 06:42 PM
It was nice last year

pewter14
02-05-2007, 06:49 PM
my first year was the worst year, 2003 ... wasn't ready for the heat, and wasn't ready for the wind @ night ...

I've walked across icy bridges with whipping winds and below zero wind chills in Boston that hurt less then my first 55-60 degree night after a 95-100 degree desert day.

Barbara, the ninja
02-05-2007, 07:12 PM
I wear sweaters when it's 70 .__. Well, if it gets too cold, make some friends and cuddle up, na mean?

amyzzz
02-05-2007, 07:14 PM
I have a pic somewhere of 3 girls leaving coachella with a blanket wrapped around them. They looked cute bundled up like that, but my pic came out too dark (was at night, obviously).

york707
02-05-2007, 07:21 PM
It's 6 degrees here right now. I know my cold. I was cold on Sunday night in 05. When you've been in the sun all day and likely have a bit of sunburn, a 30 degree change in temperature in five hours (95 to 65) does feel quite chilly, especially when you throw in the wind.You would be foolish to think that a t-shirt will be all you need, especially if you're camping.

vinylmartyr
02-05-2007, 07:22 PM
It was cold at night in 03.

Alchemy
02-05-2007, 07:29 PM
I live in the desert, and I was cold in 05'.

amyzzz
02-05-2007, 07:30 PM
I'm cold every year at night.

Barbara, the ninja
02-05-2007, 07:45 PM
WAIT WAIT WAIIIT. I HAVE TO BRING REAL CLOTHES FOR THE NIGHT? DAMN! :/ You know what? Clothes shmlothes.

mountmccabe
02-05-2007, 08:18 PM
When you've been in the sun all day and likely have a bit of sunburn, a 30 degree change in temperature in five hours (95 to 65) does feel quite chilly, especially when you throw in the wind.

QFT

Here are some high and low temperatures for today:

Minneapolis = -9...2 F
St. Louis = 12...16 F
Missoula = 33...44 F
Orlando = 46...56 F
Tucson = 40...80 F

It's freezing in Minneapolis but it's that way all day. You dress the same for -9 F and 2 F; you dress very differently for 40 F and 80 F.

And this is what we see, year round. That's how you make it through 110 F during the day; you remember it's going to be 60-70 F at night.

Adam2uBer
02-05-2007, 10:07 PM
is a myth. sure, it won't be 85 degrees, it may be like 60ish. maybe i'm just bitter cuz here in milwaukee today there was a high of fucking zero degrees. thats right. with wind chill (do you native californians know what that is?) it was like -39. coachella has beautiful weather day and night. except in 2004 when it was like 120 or something...
Hey, anything below 60 is cold here....especially since we're desert rats.

Also, it being "hot" here is just a myth, too. Anything over 100 is nothing.

bmack86
02-05-2007, 10:46 PM
The temperature change is what makes it so cold.

TickleMeElmo
02-05-2007, 11:19 PM
Right now in Alaska where I'm at, it about 9 F. But yeah, I thought it was quite funny to see people start dressing up warm during the night at Coachella. It was perfect temperature for me.

breakjaw
02-06-2007, 05:27 AM
It should warm up some when all the Rage fans start setting things ablaze...

Stefinitely Maybe
02-06-2007, 05:47 AM
Buy a Coachella hoodie and put it on at sunset.

waxybk
02-06-2007, 06:02 AM
it's 15 degrees here, with the wind chill factor it's more like 0 degrees.

I can't stand the cold. But just bring a sweatshirt, or buy one when there and you will be all good.

starrdogg
02-06-2007, 06:14 AM
I think the temperature change is kinda being blown out of proportion. I was there in '04 and '05 and though it got noticeably colder, I would say that it was far from "cold" at night. This is especially not noticeable if you're in the middle of a crowd. If you want to lug around a long sleeve shirt all day, be my guest, but you'll be fine without one.

Kiefer
02-06-2007, 06:17 AM
anytime i've gone, i've just worn a t-shirt or shortsleeve shirt. been good all day and night. my friend who lived in vegas for a while (native midwesterner) was all 'everyone puts sweaters and pants on when it hits 60, wtf! i'm like the only person wearing shorts and a t-shirt."

TomAz
02-06-2007, 06:24 AM
is a myth. sure, it won't be 85 degrees, it may be like 60ish. maybe i'm just bitter cuz here in milwaukee today there was a high of fucking zero degrees. thats right. with wind chill (do you native californians know what that is?) it was like -39. coachella has beautiful weather day and night. except in 2004 when it was like 120 or something...

move.

amyzzz
02-06-2007, 07:09 AM
Hey, anything below 60 is cold here....especially since we're desert rats.

Also, it being "hot" here is just a myth, too. Anything over 100 is nothing.
Um, excuse me. Anything under 75 is cold. Especially in the shade with a slight breeze. Argh.

mountmccabe
02-06-2007, 07:37 AM
anytime i've gone, i've just worn a t-shirt or shortsleeve shirt. been good all day and night. my friend who lived in vegas for a while (native midwesterner) was all 'everyone puts sweaters and pants on when it hits 60, wtf! i'm like the only person wearing shorts and a t-shirt."

I think I've only brought a light flannel once. This is mainly because I don't bring a backpack and I don't want to walk around with a flannel tied to my waist.

Also you do get adjusted to warm/desert weather. I hardly ever wore long pants the first several years I was here.

At any rate the temperature changes can be extreme and anyone bringing a backpack would be wise to stash a light jacket or something but unless it's abnormally cool I won't be following my own advice.

When I get back to my tent will be a different story.

Matty22Fatty
02-06-2007, 07:56 AM
Yeah - it does get cool. Imagine sweating all day...like really, really sweating in the sun. Your shit gets wet and you need to drink a ton of liquid. Then its like someone turns out the lights and cranks the AC. It doesn't get that cold, but its like those summer days when you walk into a store and its just too cold inside...know what I mean?

Anyway, just stick a hoody or something in your bag and you'll be all set. You still might be a bit cool, but there is no need to change into pants...at least, there shouldn't be any reason.

TomAz
02-06-2007, 09:50 AM
in 05 it was the wind. the wind. the wind. it fucked everything up. fucked up. fucked up. it got cold and i got chapped lips. chapped lips. chapped lips. plus it distorted the sound. the sound. the sound.

downingthief
02-06-2007, 10:02 AM
in 05 it was the wind. the wind. the wind. it fucked everything up. fucked up. fucked up. it got cold and i got chapped lips. chapped lips. chapped lips. plus it distorted the sound. the sound. the sound.

Eh, I really didn't notice until we started to walk to the tents. It helps being in the middle of a crowd when the sun goes down. Lots o' body heat.

jackstraw94086
02-06-2007, 11:01 AM
move.

srsly. I hate when people try to claim some measure of superiority because "it's colder here". It may be 0 degrees in somewhere right now, but when it's that cold you don't hang out outdoors all day. Negative with the windchill? Congratulations, are you sitting outside with a laptop typing that message? No. you're in a heated building. I've spent the majority of my life in the northeast where, just like much of the country, it can get below 0 and above 100 (with 95%+ humidity). Life goes on. You don't get awards for tolerating weather. You suck it up or move.

And the whole "it's cold in the desert" thing is relative , just as others have said. If you're sweating in 100+ weather all day you will feel cold if it's 60 and windy just a few hours later. It doesn't matter where you're from or how tough you think you are. The only difference is some people complain more.

People mocking or making fun of Californians for having comfortable weather is pretty funny.

bug on your lip
02-06-2007, 11:02 AM
if you live in colder weather you're tougher

jackstraw94086
02-06-2007, 12:01 PM
we weren't talking about skull thickness and slope of forehead.

bug on your lip
02-06-2007, 12:02 PM
your pansy socks could not handle anything below 52 F

jackstraw94086
02-06-2007, 12:04 PM
Kinda like how you couldn't handle anything above 4th grade.

bug on your lip
02-06-2007, 12:06 PM
I never got anywhere cheating off your tests

jackstraw94086
02-06-2007, 12:07 PM
you suck at this.

bug on your lip
02-06-2007, 12:11 PM
i can't believe you don't have me on ignore, you must be getting soft

Danica
02-06-2007, 12:12 PM
Ha I live in Maine. So 60 degrees is hot for me. Im sure I will be fine.

york707
02-06-2007, 06:33 PM
For the record, John, it was 5/13 yesterday

york707
02-16-2007, 06:02 AM
It's 8 degrees right now, with a wind chill of -1

canexplain
02-16-2007, 09:12 AM
york, you are getting our weather we had a couple of days ago .. it is pretty nice here in denver today, buy windy ... 100 plus mph at some places ... do you ever hit wakarusa living that close ? cr******

TomAz
02-16-2007, 09:17 AM
Wakarusa is the new Bonnaroo. Bonnaroo is the new Coachella. Coachella is just new.

york707
02-16-2007, 09:19 AM
It's been this cold for three weeks, with the exception of about three days. I have never been to Wakarusa.. not enough music for my style.

canexplain
02-16-2007, 10:08 AM
i dont know if i could say "most" people on this board would not like waka, but i would probably be right ... jammy stuff, but has a kinda family, kicked back style ... i always thought coachella was a bit like "disneyland" to me, but it is a great fest ... we are thinking of doing the europe fest tour next year but not sure ... we talk here of all the heat and dust, etc, i guess over there, most of the fests are water soaked ala ws01 ... cr****