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boarderwoozel3
02-14-2007, 02:50 PM
How common is theft in the Coachella camp ground? Obviously I'm not going to leave an ipod, wallet, cell phone, etc. in my tent but will stuff like food, chairs & sleeping bags be safe enough during the festival hours?

Thanks for the insider knowledge.

faxman75
02-14-2007, 02:53 PM
I left my wallet and ipod in my tent which I felt stupid about later but nothing was stolen. I left a fold up chair outside with a cooler and everything was intact when I got back. I had a Chicago White Sox Car Magnet stolen off my vehicle but that's a bout it. I think it's a fairly safe community but the parking lot is less monitored than the campground.

DeltaSigChi4
02-14-2007, 02:54 PM
If you left your wallet, how did you pay for anything that day>???

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faxman75
02-14-2007, 02:57 PM
An amzing thing called pockets that I keep my cash in.

semisonic
02-14-2007, 03:03 PM
Hide your valuables in a Fall Out Boy CD case. Nobody will touch them.

tiffdud41
02-14-2007, 03:22 PM
me thinks it's a fairly safe vamp ground, but shit happens.

DeltaSigChi4
02-14-2007, 03:32 PM
Why would you worry about your wallet if your cash was in your pocket(s)?

Shit, why even OWN a wallet if you keep your money in your pocket(s)?

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longbeach90803
02-14-2007, 03:35 PM
Hide your valuables in a Fall Out Boy CD case. Nobody will touch them.

funny

cellophane_star
02-15-2007, 08:58 AM
So, do you think getting a tent lock would be a good idea or is it unnecessary?

(Do they even make tent locks? I obviously don't camp often)

invisiblerobots
02-15-2007, 09:32 AM
I think a tent lock would tip off any would-be bandits that you have something valuable in your tent. I wouldn't bother.

Leckie
02-15-2007, 10:22 AM
whoever steals other people's things from tents, whether they're are locked up or wide open, is a worthless piece of shit

trowa888
02-15-2007, 10:34 AM
now i have to find a bunch of fall out boy cds... dammit

rebel86
03-12-2007, 11:18 AM
Hide your valuables in a Fall Out Boy CD case. Nobody will touch them.

LMAO!!!

rebel86
03-12-2007, 11:21 AM
Why would you worry about your wallet if your cash was in your pocket(s)?

Shit, why even OWN a wallet if you keep your money in your pocket(s)?

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What about people like me that have to use credit/debit cards? We gotta do something with our wallets and money. And being stuck in such a huge crowd, and bound to get a little crazy, i don't want to have to stop every 10 seconds in the middle of Bjork of Rage's set to see if i still have my wallet on me.

justinaqui
03-12-2007, 11:46 AM
only cash inside the venue. only the merch tent takes plastic if i remember correctly.

faxman75
03-12-2007, 12:35 PM
Last I checked the merch tent is inside the venue.

justinaqui
03-12-2007, 12:54 PM
thats why I mentioned it specifically. i'll try to be more specific for you next time. feel free to mock my lack of capitalization and/or spelling in this post as well, as all criticism is welcome and appreciated.

TheTrigger
03-13-2007, 10:30 AM
now i have to find a bunch of fall out boy cds... dammit

There should be plenty of Fall Out Boy CDs still in record stores everywhere. (At least, I sure as hell hope that nobody is actually buying them...)

Goliyth
03-13-2007, 12:06 PM
I'll be bringing a small safe and cabling it to a 6 ft steak in the ground.

zzzfilesk1
03-13-2007, 12:25 PM
How common is theft in the Coachella camp ground? Obviously I'm not going to leave an ipod, wallet, cell phone, etc. in my tent but will stuff like food, chairs & sleeping bags be safe enough during the festival hours?

Thanks for the insider knowledge.


just make sure you put the chairs and stuff in the tent, and make friends with your neighbors

stealing isnt a problem, start worrying about that heat, its a tough day when you wake up sweating haha

musicalmaca
03-15-2007, 03:26 PM
i laughed so hard at the fall out boy cd case thing

woogie846
03-15-2007, 04:35 PM
Hide your valuables in a Fall Out Boy CD case. Nobody will touch them.

That funny part about your comment is that hiding your valuables in a Fall Out Boy CD case would actually work.

Facelift
04-03-2007, 11:21 AM
or just cause someone to pick it up to trash it.

you're better off with a classical cd.

landa321
04-03-2007, 10:51 PM
So, do you think getting a tent lock would be a good idea or is it unnecessary?

(Do they even make tent locks? I obviously don't camp often)

buy one of those small locks that you would use for luggage and you can lock up the zippers on your tent. i have done it plenty of times. don't worry about "tipping someone off" that you have something valuable in your tent.
think about it... anyone that would rip something off is some idiot that will be discouraged if there is a lock. why waste time on the locked tent when there are so many other unlocked tents?

take meta mars
04-06-2007, 11:36 AM
now the theif knows to search for fall out boy CD cases.

Maybe I will put important stuff in a NICKELBACK CD case... they will never go near it. cept to burn it perhaps.

scratchynat
04-06-2007, 12:55 PM
FALL OUT BOY SUCKS SOOO HARD.
I know at Sasquatch you can have a few douch bags who rip off your beer or lawn chair at the campground. But I know I have been wondering this same thing. Also, is drinking openly ALLOWED in the campground? Does it matter?

dnham
01-09-2008, 03:33 PM
Hide your valuables in a Fall Out Boy CD case. Nobody will touch them.

HAHAHAHAH

suprefan
01-09-2008, 04:11 PM
In my experience camping, theft has been pretty minimal, I have not heard of a major major incident in 5 years. I never thought twice about it the first year camping was even used in 2003. I think %98 of everyone who is there knows to respect the other people around them and not take their things. But yeah a lock wouldnt be such a bad idea. And common sense is the easiest thing. Dont leave your laptop and other pricey things in your tent, lock them in your car and then go to the festival.

brokendesign
01-09-2008, 09:19 PM
ITS SO FUCKEN SIMPLE!!!!
1. ONLY KEEP FOOD, AND CLOTHES IN YOUR TENT.
2. KEEP ANY VALUABLES IN YOUR CAR ON ON YOURSELF.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
01-10-2008, 08:00 AM
hmmm...this has been a big concern for me about camping...but maybe we should try it this year...we would save sooo much on lodging...

psychic friend
01-10-2008, 08:36 AM
is drinking openly ALLOWED in the campground? Does it matter?

it is not "allowed". i am pretty sure it says that on the website. i could be wrong.. you should go check.

jgafs
01-15-2008, 02:31 PM
someone stole my kush..oh wait, i smoked it.

rockthebox
01-16-2008, 12:04 PM
thats great to hear that people respect others possessions.

brownbuffalo
01-16-2008, 12:08 PM
someone stole one of our lawn chairs last yr but thats it.

andromedarkly
01-16-2008, 12:08 PM
Thanks for the info everyone. I always sorta thought it was a pretty trusting environment...

I have friends from Germany coming, and they want to camp. Me, I wanted the hotel rooms...decisions decisions...

Trick Loves The Kids
01-16-2008, 02:47 PM
When I got back from Daft's set two of my bags had been stolen. I had to wear the same clothes the next day which was very unpleasant. The worst part was I'm sure they just threw my shit away because it was just my underwear, I think the most expensive thing I had in those bags was my cell phone charger. So yeah, it does happen. Don't bring anything expensive in the first place, and if you do just stick it in a backpack.

automatik
01-18-2008, 05:13 AM
I tend to leave my tent wide open the entire time and despite it being full of crap for the weekend I have yet to have a single thing disappear. But obviously its best to be vigilant and get a lock or something for your tent just in case.. it's never wise to INVITE theft even if it rarely happens. And, of course, keep everything essential or valuable (car keys, wallet, tickets, cell phone, and camera) with you at all times.. as long as you do that even if things get stolen it won't ruin your Coachella.