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thedude15
01-26-2011, 09:18 AM
or at least TM makes me believe so

"Sorry, no exact matches were found, but other tickets may still be available."

JustSteve
01-26-2011, 09:21 AM
close.

TickleMeElmo
01-26-2011, 09:21 AM
6 days?!? DAMN.

Frontgate site is out too.

Tosh0
01-26-2011, 09:22 AM
let the shitstorm begin

TickleMeElmo
01-26-2011, 09:25 AM
Wait, Frontgate has them back now.

choice cat
01-26-2011, 09:25 AM
hahah everyone knew it was gonna happen.

captncrzy
01-26-2011, 09:25 AM
Jeezus.

aphrael
01-26-2011, 09:26 AM
That was fast.

So, I'm wondering: what is it that's getting everyone in the door? I mean, I'm going because I always enjoy going and would go no matter who the lineup is; but I have a hard time imagining any of the headliners being a big draw. So ... why the rapid sell out?

luckyface
01-26-2011, 09:26 AM
Wait, Frontgate has them back now.

Just checked and it didn't work for me. They must have only a couple left even if they do come back.

darkjustice
01-26-2011, 09:26 AM
I just got tickets for 2012

NachoCat
01-26-2011, 09:26 AM
I juist went to TM and it would allow me to buy a ticket

superkindskunk
01-26-2011, 09:27 AM
they seem to be still available under the layaway option. But maybe info is not updated yet.time will tell.

Gribbz
01-26-2011, 09:27 AM
I just pulled a 3 day pass on ticketmaster.

Newro7ic
01-26-2011, 09:27 AM
Just pulled up 2 on TM

Stickjohn
01-26-2011, 09:28 AM
I think that message appears intermittently when tickets are getting low ...

Hate to contribute to any panic but don't give up quite yet.

superkindskunk
01-26-2011, 09:28 AM
they are still available people. Don't freak out. I would still buy one already if I where you.

darkjustice
01-26-2011, 09:28 AM
false alarm

choice cat
01-26-2011, 09:29 AM
3 day passes with shuttle passes are.

thedude15
01-26-2011, 09:30 AM
it is just letting me buy "GENERAL ADMISSION PASS AND SHUTTLE PASS"

I guess they sold out of just the GA tickets but still have some of the packages.

thedude15
01-26-2011, 09:31 AM
3 day passes with shuttle passes are.

haha so I was somewhat right. The GA tickets are sold out BUT not all GA packages are.

Newro7ic
01-26-2011, 09:32 AM
I went to ticketmaster, searched for coachella and asked for 2 GA tickets. No problem at all. 2 came up. I decided to buy them.. but it sounds like there is some trolling going on.

choice cat
01-26-2011, 09:32 AM
but now that everyone knows that they will probably be gone by the end of the day.

heart cooks brain
01-26-2011, 09:32 AM
Someone delete this godforsaken thread.

NachoCat
01-26-2011, 09:33 AM
Seriously though looks like it will sell out within the next few days. If it is not sold out by friday i would imagine that would be the day. people get paid on fri.

superkindskunk
01-26-2011, 09:34 AM
Someone delete this godforsaken thread.

I say, this thread will be a true statement sooner than you think.

Stickjohn
01-26-2011, 09:35 AM
SEE THE TICKETING PAGE FOR UPDATED INFO

heart cooks brain
01-26-2011, 09:36 AM
I just don't want it to happen any sooner than it has to.

thedude15
01-26-2011, 09:36 AM
I say, this thread will be a true statement sooner than you think.

yeah will panic and just buy the ticket ASAP. Would be surprised if it does not sellout very soon (ie today).

choice cat
01-26-2011, 09:38 AM
i am still only pulling up the 3 day pass PLUS shuttle. why does my comp hate me

superkindskunk
01-26-2011, 09:38 AM
even this thread alone is helping sales for GV.Also consider this the warning that people then whine they never got.

thedude15
01-26-2011, 09:39 AM
i am still only pulling up the 3 day pass PLUS shuttle. why does my comp hate me

that is all that is left.

thedude15
01-26-2011, 09:42 AM
even this thread alone is helping sales for GV.Also consider this the warning that people then whine they never got.

yesterdays thread work on me. I already had 2 tickets I know I am going to use. But there are 2 other people who might go so I just bought two more yesterday. If they end up not going I will be forced to resale the tickets (for face value).

Newro7ic
01-26-2011, 09:43 AM
http://www.coachella.com/tickets

For the lazy:


All limited remaining festival passes will require the purchase of a shuttle pass...
FESTIVAL AND SHUTTLE PASS:
$319

GuyInTucson
01-26-2011, 09:44 AM
It won't sell out in days. It will sellout by the time I go to lunch.

choice cat
01-26-2011, 09:46 AM
correct.

superkindskunk
01-26-2011, 09:47 AM
http://www.coachella.com/tickets

For the lazy:

Wow i just had checked that page about 20 minutes ago and it still had the layaway option, now it is gone.It really is about to sell out. I say WOW.

greenbored
01-26-2011, 09:49 AM
with that option, there are going to be thousands of shuttle passes available

superkindskunk
01-26-2011, 09:52 AM
It seems whoever was listening to this thread bought the few last of the tickets left.

Trick Loves The Kids
01-26-2011, 09:53 AM
I can only pull up the shuttle/GA packages

tessalasset
01-26-2011, 09:53 AM
It's 9:59 and I just pulled up 1 ticket on ticketmaster.

Edit: my computer time is too fast. 9:53 am.

superkindskunk
01-26-2011, 09:54 AM
It's 9:59 and I just pulled up 1 ticket.

Well good for you.

Trick Loves The Kids
01-26-2011, 09:55 AM
jeeeeeez wtf is happening this year

tessalasset
01-26-2011, 09:56 AM
Well good for you.

I didn't buy it, I'm just saying it's not sold out yet.

rjadams90
01-26-2011, 09:56 AM
Phewww, glad i got my ticket months ago and my brothers ticket last night.

superkindskunk
01-26-2011, 09:57 AM
good for you.

Thank You

shoegazer76
01-26-2011, 09:58 AM
jeeeeeez wtf is happening this year

Its gotta be the Drum N Bass.

meowlouder
01-26-2011, 09:59 AM
I just bought one for my lagger friend who won't answer her phone... $371.25 total

superkindskunk
01-26-2011, 09:59 AM
What it is is that Coachella is awsome, we all can admit that much.

nationocean
01-26-2011, 10:00 AM
try hundreds..

luckyface
01-26-2011, 10:00 AM
I didn't buy it, I'm just saying it's not sold out yet.

The only tickets coming up on TM include the shuttle, though.

shoegazer76
01-26-2011, 10:00 AM
What it is is that Coachella is awsome, we all can admit that much.

No^ Its the Drum N Bass.

Trick Loves The Kids
01-26-2011, 10:01 AM
Its gotta be the Drum N Bass.

Every single person in attendance this year falls into one of two categories:

A) Kings of Leon fan
B) Junglist

djoz187
01-26-2011, 10:01 AM
I told my friend to buy last night, whoops

MistaGlitch
01-26-2011, 10:02 AM
you can only buy a ticket that includes the shuttle ...better than nothing if you don't have a pass

shoegazer76
01-26-2011, 10:02 AM
Every single person in attendance this year falls into one of two categories:

A) Kings of Leon fan
B) Junglist

QFT

superkindskunk
01-26-2011, 10:02 AM
Every single person in attendance this year falls into one of two categories:

A) Kings of Leon fan
B) Junglist

I myself won't see any of those.

superkindskunk
01-26-2011, 10:03 AM
No^ Its the Drum N Bass.

yeah you are right?

TickleMeElmo
01-26-2011, 10:03 AM
Glastonchella.

Trick Loves The Kids
01-26-2011, 10:04 AM
I myself won't see any of those.

PUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLL UP

superkindskunk
01-26-2011, 10:06 AM
PUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLL UP

What does that mean?sorry

sk8r408
01-26-2011, 10:07 AM
Every single person in attendance this year falls into one of two categories:

A) Kings of Leon fan
B) Junglist

Not me.

Trick Loves The Kids
01-26-2011, 10:08 AM
What does that mean?sorry

In Jamaican music and genres that have borrowed heavily from Jamaican music (jungle, DnB, dubstep, etc.), to "pull up" means to pull up the needle from the record and start it from the beginning for dramatic effect, because the crowd isn't ready for it, or just because the jam is so sick you need to hear it again

TomServo
01-26-2011, 10:09 AM
Yep - only pulling up tickets with the Shuttle pass. Glad I bought my other two passes this morning... I don't need the shuttle, so I saved $50. Whew!

Voodoo Hipster
01-26-2011, 10:09 AM
you can still buy on ticketmaster as of 10:10 w/shuttle

I.F.A.
01-26-2011, 10:10 AM
In Jamaican music and genres that have borrowed heavily from Jamaican music (jungle, DnB, dubstep, etc.), to "pull up" means to pull up the needle from the record and start it from the beginning for dramatic effect, because the crowd isn't ready for it, or just because the jam is so sick you need to hear it again

AKA, "rewind". See also; "no you cannot have one".

superkindskunk
01-26-2011, 10:11 AM
In Jamaican music and genres that have borrowed heavily from Jamaican music (jungle, DnB, dubstep, etc.), to "pull up" means to pull up the needle from the record and start it from the beginning for dramatic effect, because the crowd isn't ready for it, or just because the jam is so sick you need to hear it again

Thank you. you seem like a very nice and cool person.

Shenton
01-26-2011, 10:11 AM
If you read the tickets page on here, they're selling em with shuttle passes to ease parking. Which does mean they've probably already sold a shitload of tickets and are going to sell out soon. But it's not because they only have packages left. They're just trying to make parking a little less of a clusterfuck.

shoegazer76
01-26-2011, 10:12 AM
In Jamaican music and genres that have borrowed heavily from Jamaican music (jungle, DnB, dubstep, etc.), to "pull up" means to pull up the needle from the record and start it from the beginning for dramatic effect, because the crowd isn't ready for it, or just because the jam is so sick you need to hear it again

Or the entire crowd lights up their lighters kinda like during a ballad at a Journey concert. This signals to the DJ that the crowd digs the track so much that they want a "rewind" in which the DJ usually spins the record back picks up the needle & drops it at the begining. I'm not sure it this is just an American thing or not.

thedude15
01-26-2011, 10:14 AM
If you read the tickets page on here, they're selling em with shuttle passes to ease parking. Which does mean they've probably already sold a shitload of tickets and are going to sell out soon. But it's not because they only have packages left. They're just trying to make parking a little less of a clusterfuck.

um yes it does.

Are they selling anymore tickets individually? NO

Are they selling tickets that come with a shuttle passes (ie a package)? YES

they only have packages left.

fredbull
01-26-2011, 10:15 AM
If you read the tickets page on here, they're selling em with shuttle passes to ease parking. Which does mean they've probably already sold a shitload of tickets and are going to sell out soon. But it's not because they only have packages left. They're just trying to make parking a little less of a clusterfuck.

doesn't make a lot of sense, because i know people buying these tickets with no intention of using the shuttle, just because it is all that is left.....

thedude15
01-26-2011, 10:17 AM
doesn't make a lot of sense, because i know people buying these tickets with no intention of using the shuttle, just because it is all that is left.....

+1

Most of this people will not use the shuttle.

HandBanana
01-26-2011, 10:18 AM
I wonder if those wristbands will be different looking so that the wearer has no choice BUT to park in the satellite lots and use the shuttle.

Rosemont17
01-26-2011, 10:18 AM
i think alot of people are getting tix now to avoid what happened last year. having it sell out i think raised the awareness of the coachella customer and the scalper as well.

since 08 ive always gotten my tickets in late march/early april from someone who cant go and it save me a few bux.

so for some who are panicking. dont! there will be plenty of tix available at face value and parking as well so just relax! 3 months to go! :)

fredbull
01-26-2011, 10:18 AM
I wonder if those wristbands will be different looking so that the wearer has no choice BUT to park in the satellite lots and use the shuttle.

hmmmmm that could make sense...

aphrael
01-26-2011, 10:19 AM
+1

Most of this people will not use the shuttle.

This suggests the shuttle passes weren't selling in large enough quantity ... that is, if there's a seperate budget for the shuttle operation funded through the sale of shuttle tickets, they have to sell a certain number of them or the shuttle operation loses money.

So, if not enough are selling: make everyone left buy them ... so it pays for itself, sorta.

fredbull
01-26-2011, 10:19 AM
i think alot of people are getting tix now to avoid what happened last year. having it sell out i think raised the awareness of the coachella customer and the scalper as well.

since 08 ive always gotten my tickets in late march/early april from someone who cant go and it save me a few bux.

so for some who are panicking. dont! there will be plenty of tix available at face value and parking as well so just relax! 3 months to go! :)

i would not count on this

Shenton
01-26-2011, 10:20 AM
um yes it does.

Are they selling anymore tickets individually? NO

Are they selling tickets that come with a shuttle passes (ie a package)? YES

they only have packages left.

I guess it means the same thing, but it's not like they allocated a certain amount to packages and a certain amount to sell by themselves. They just changed it to try and ease parking. It's right on the Tickets page of the website.

But you're right, by implication it does mean they are only selling packages.

Rosemont17
01-26-2011, 10:20 AM
i would not count on this

there always is. doesnt matter the event, they will be there. just gotta look for them.

myelectrolife
01-26-2011, 10:21 AM
This suggests the shuttle passes weren't selling in large enough quantity ... that is, if there's a seperate budget for the shuttle operation funded through the sale of shuttle tickets, they have to sell a certain number of them or the shuttle operation loses money.

So, if not enough are selling: make everyone left buy them ... so it pays for itself, sorta.

beat me to it. Yes im sure thats exactly what happened.

thedude15
01-26-2011, 10:21 AM
I wonder if those wristbands will be different looking so that the wearer has no choice BUT to park in the satellite lots and use the shuttle.

I hate when people actually post something smart on this board.

travelfan
01-26-2011, 10:21 AM
Jesus that was stressful. The 4th in our group was being a procrastinator because she wanted her parents to gift them for her birthday. I just called her and told her she has no choice but to buy them now and she started panicking...ticket purchased in the last minute, and now we can just sell the extra shuttle pass. My stress is over and I can go back to work.

heyeric
01-26-2011, 10:23 AM
so for some who are panicking. dont! there will be plenty of tix available at face value and parking as well so just relax! 3 months to go! :)

your living in a dream world. EVERYONE that hasn't purchased a ticket needs to be panicking right now so they aren't stressing about having to hunt for face value tickets from a scalper come march/april.

TBrown33
01-26-2011, 10:24 AM
I wonder if those wristbands will be different looking so that the wearer has no choice BUT to park in the satellite lots and use the shuttle.

I was one of those, except I bought car camping too, so that'd be pretty fucked up if it were true

concertgoer
01-26-2011, 10:24 AM
Still pulling up tickets with shuttle passes at 1:22

greenbored
01-26-2011, 10:25 AM
face value tix were nowhere to be found near the venue last year

HandBanana
01-26-2011, 10:25 AM
Yeah Rosemont is insane.
If you want tickets get them now or get fucked on ebay later or just be plain ass out.

thedude15
01-26-2011, 10:26 AM
your living in a dream world. EVERYONE that hasn't purchased a ticket needs to be panicking right now so they aren't stressing about having to hunt for face value tickets from a scalper come march/april.

true.

Yes some people will sell at face value. But the majority are going to sell for a profit.

Since this ticket cost $310 I am guessing the low price will be around $500 from scalpers.

PlayaDelWes
01-26-2011, 10:27 AM
This suggests the shuttle passes weren't selling in large enough quantity ... that is, if there's a seperate budget for the shuttle operation funded through the sale of shuttle tickets, they have to sell a certain number of them or the shuttle operation loses money.

So, if not enough are selling: make everyone left buy them ... so it pays for itself, sorta.

Per the conditions of approval with the City of Indio:

"The Contractor / Promoter shall develop and implement a shuttle plan providing for the transportation of a minimum of fifteen thousand (15,000) per day during Coachella…"

Last year’s conditions indicated that if the attendance was greater than 55K, the promoter would have to provide a shuttle service. Even with shuttles parking was the biggest bitch last year. The only solution is more carpools and public transportation.

I sure hope this influences people to use the Shuttles.

nationocean
01-26-2011, 10:27 AM
THICKETS! GET YOUR THICKETS!!!

myelectrolife
01-26-2011, 10:27 AM
This kinda sell out makes me think that the scalpers scored A LOT LESS camping passes then we originally thought.

Rosemont17
01-26-2011, 10:28 AM
your living in a dream world. EVERYONE that hasn't purchased a ticket needs to be panicking right now so they aren't stressing about having to hunt for face value tickets from a scalper come march/april.

found 2 tickets for 300 bucks in late march.

dont go to a scalper, go to a person who has to get rid of the ticket.

i live in Nor cal so my search is sacramento, the central valley, and the bay area and you can find them. just have to be patient and look.

hey people should get their tix now if they are gonna panic and go apeshit!! good luck to all! see you there! :)

fredbull
01-26-2011, 10:28 AM
panic panic panic panic...... all my friends are panicking and for good reason.....

djoz187
01-26-2011, 10:29 AM
a few of my friends don't have their tickets yet, I alerted and my heart won't stop racing till this is over and completely sold out

fredbull
01-26-2011, 10:30 AM
This kinda sell out makes me think that the scalpers scored A LOT LESS camping passes then we originally thought.

yes....

i think scalpers had less to do with the sell out, and more to do with people like me who bought my camping tickets as soon as they went on sale just in case....

Rosemont17
01-26-2011, 10:30 AM
i do like how people panic! makes this thread more enjoyable! :)

Paddy O'Furniture
01-26-2011, 10:31 AM
yes....

i think scalpers had less to do with the sell out, and more to do with people like me who bought my camping tickets as soon as they went on sale just in case....

Exactly.

brfilora
01-26-2011, 10:31 AM
there always is. doesnt matter the event, they will be there. just gotta look for them.

Were you there last year??

How many people do you think actually bought FACE value, REAL tickets after the event sold out last year?

My friend from LA wasnt able to attend last year b/c he wasn't able to find a ticket under $600 within 3 days of the fest

DaftpunkisWhere
01-26-2011, 10:32 AM
ITS NOT THE FUCKING SCALPERS!!!

DAM I have been saying THIS SINCE THE DAYS TICKETS WERE SOLD!!

Hahhahah Now you guys believe me...

loubque
01-26-2011, 10:33 AM
This kinda sell out makes me think that the scalpers scored A LOT LESS camping passes then we originally thought.

I think this is true too.

yeah i just posted what someone else did...so i delete myself but not fully.


Plus who else is a little happy that the sell out is imminent? Its the sadistic side of me.

faxman75
01-26-2011, 10:33 AM
so for some who are panicking. dont! there will be plenty of tix available at face value and parking as well so just relax! 3 months to go! :)

lol you're not that stupid are you? Where are these "plenty of tix available at face value" going to come from?

Voodoo Hipster
01-26-2011, 10:33 AM
This kinda sell out makes me think that the scalpers scored A LOT LESS camping passes then we originally thought.

If you look on ebay most of the sellers of camping tickets are not "ticket companies" but normal people with no/little feedback.

I dont think Scalpers bought them all up..greedy concert folk did.

PlayaDelWes
01-26-2011, 10:34 AM
Holy Schnazzlewaffle! They updated the tickets page again.


All limited remaining festival passes will require the purchase of a shuttle pass and the purchase of a $50 prepaid frozen lemonade card.

Rosemont17
01-26-2011, 10:34 AM
Were you there last year??

How many people do you think actually bought FACE value, REAL tickets after the event sold out last year?

My friend from LA wasnt able to attend last year b/c he wasn't able to find a ticket under $600 within 3 days of the fest

i was there...

you just have to look!!!!! damn its not that hard to figure out.

actually, dont look. please. make it easier for me! :)

fredbull
01-26-2011, 10:34 AM
^^ wrong

orangejulius
01-26-2011, 10:34 AM
I call BS on this. Complete money grab from GV. What a bunch or freaking thieves, tacking on another $50 just because they know they can.

I'm flying in, so how am I supposed to get around a desert town without a car? Now it looks like I'm gonna have to get a rental car and a shuttle pass. I'll give the shuttle a try, but I have a feeling I'm not going to be very impressed.

I guess I learned my lesson not to wait a couple days to buy.

luckyface
01-26-2011, 10:35 AM
lol you're not that stupid are you? Where are these "plenty of tix available at face value" going to come from?

The same place he gets his tips on who will be playing the festival before the lineup is released.

guedita
01-26-2011, 10:35 AM
You can easily sell your shuttle pass. You people are moronic. They aren't selling that packaged option still because they want to make money. It's still available because it's the only thing still available.

fredbull
01-26-2011, 10:36 AM
ITS NOT THE FUCKING SCALPERS!!!

DAM I have been saying THIS SINCE THE DAYS TICKETS WERE SOLD!!

Hahhahah Now you guys believe me...

yess agreed :D

CellarOwl
01-26-2011, 10:36 AM
lol you're not that stupid are you? Where are these "plenty of tix available at face value" going to come from?

The same place where he's going to buy a $50 camping pass the week of the festival.

PlayaDelWes
01-26-2011, 10:36 AM
I call BS on this. Complete money grab from GV. What a bunch or freaking thieves, tacking on another $50 just because they know they can.

I'm flying in, so how am I supposed to get around a desert town without a car? Now it looks like I'm gonna have to get a rental car and a shuttle pass. I'll give the shuttle a try, but I have a feeling I'm not going to be very impressed.

I guess I learned my lesson not to wait a couple days to buy.

You are full of it.

And now you have a shuttle, why would you need a rental car? Reviews from last year's shuttle were very positive.

concertgoer
01-26-2011, 10:36 AM
You can easily sell your shuttle pass. You people are moronic. They aren't selling that packaged option still because they want to make money. It's still available because it's the only thing still available.

This

loubque
01-26-2011, 10:36 AM
$50 Frozen Lemonade card? Done!!

faxman75
01-26-2011, 10:37 AM
The same place he gets his tips on who will be playing the festival before the lineup is released.

Bingo!

What Rosemont is trying to tell you people is if you don't get tickets NOW from ticketmaster. You will be forced to risk fake tickets in the parking lot and on craigslist at ridiculous prices.

PlayaDelWes
01-26-2011, 10:37 AM
You can easily sell your shuttle pass. You people are moronic. They aren't selling that packaged option still because they want to make money. It's still available because it's the only thing still available.

How can you easily sell it if you have to pick them up at the Shuttle location?

travelfan
01-26-2011, 10:37 AM
I wonder if those wristbands will be different looking so that the wearer has no choice BUT to park in the satellite lots and use the shuttle.

Although I am usually the guy stressing about worst case scenarios like this (since some of my camping friends had to get these tickets), I doubt this will happen. I think GV cares more about selling out their shuttle passes more so than anybody actually using them. My guess is they realized "hey, we're about to sell out but at this rate we won't sell enough shuttle passes...let's just include them together".

guedita
01-26-2011, 10:38 AM
You meet someone there with your rental car if you are that desperate to get back that $50.

faxman75
01-26-2011, 10:38 AM
You can easily sell your shuttle pass. You people are moronic. They aren't selling that packaged option still because they want to make money. It's still available because it's the only thing still available.

Exactly. Best to pay the extra $50 or whatever it is now and try to sell the shuttle pass than risk the hassle of buying from a reseller, scalper etc.

Shenton
01-26-2011, 10:39 AM
The remaining festival passes also include a shuttle pass to and from the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Shuttle passes are now required in order to help ease congestion in and out of the venue.

Not because it's all there is left.

PlayaDelWes
01-26-2011, 10:40 AM
Bingo!You will be forced to risk fake tickets in the parking lot and on craigslist at ridiculous prices.

Not to mention, taking the shuttle isn’t the worst thing in the world. Sometimes we have to be forced to try new things. We tend to go with what’s comfortable for us, and for Coachella that often means driving and parking. For many, the Shuttle may end up being the preferable option in the future.\

/mom and dad preach

Stickjohn
01-26-2011, 10:40 AM
Yeah I think we have to wait to see how this shuttle works out - sounds like it's a real effort to limit traffic and decrease congestion near the site. Makes a ton of sense actually.

faxman75
01-26-2011, 10:42 AM
Not because it's all there is left.

but, it IS all there is left so what's the point you're trying to make?

thedude15
01-26-2011, 10:42 AM
If you look on ebay most of the sellers of camping tickets are not "ticket companies" but normal people with no/little feedback.

I dont think Scalpers bought them all up..greedy concert folk did.

a.) Scalpers did buy them but not the majority
b.) 8k is not that much most of the tickets were bought by people who want to go
c.) Ebay has the small time scalpers at the moment.

The "real" scalpers are smart and will sell the tickets when they can get more $$$. Hell they could be going for 1k plus down the line. Right know they seem to be around 700 or so.

aphrael
01-26-2011, 10:42 AM
I call BS on this. Complete money grab from GV. What a bunch or freaking thieves, tacking on another $50 just because they know they can.

If the guy who posted an excerpt from the use permit earlier in the thread was correct, GV is required to provide shuttle service for 15K people, in order to get cars off the road.

If the shuttle passes weren't selling in sufficient quantities, then GV was in danger of not meeting its commitment to Indio, which could have legal / financial repercussions. So: in order to ensure that they at least look like they're complying with the requirements, they force people to buy shuttle tickets ... so they can say, look, we *sold* 15K shuttle tickets, it's not our fault people didn't use them.

Not thievery - politics.



I'm flying in, so how am I supposed to get around a desert town without a car? Now it looks like I'm gonna have to get a rental car and a shuttle pass. I'll give the shuttle a try, but I have a feeling I'm not going to be very impressed.

It's possible to do this without a rental car - bus to Indio, taxi or walk or ride-from-boardie to the hotel. Indio isn't the best place in the world for that, but it's doable.

nationocean
01-26-2011, 10:43 AM
there just aren't that many tickets left and they want to fill up their shuttles for sure.

if they have a complete sell out with out anyone buying shuttle passes, it makes the shuttle a waste of money for them.

Voodoo Hipster
01-26-2011, 10:43 AM
The shuttles are a great idea....how many years have we wasted a hour walking from our car to the venue..the buses will probably bypass that completely.

concertgoer
01-26-2011, 10:44 AM
Have we every got a confirmation that they are actually reducing attendance from 75,000 of last year?

aphrael
01-26-2011, 10:45 AM
I think GV cares more about selling out their shuttle passes more so than anybody actually using them.

I think you're right. :)

That said, I think everyone who goes to the festival (and isn't camping) should care about people using the shuttle: the one year I didn't camp (2005), the traffic out of the venue at night was horrendous, and larger crowds would make this worse. Everyone's experience will be better the more people use shuttles to get to and from the venue.

orangejulius
01-26-2011, 10:45 AM
You are full of it.

And now you have a shuttle, why would you need a rental car? Reviews from last year's shuttle were very positive.

No sir, I'm not. I am flying in not just for this festival, but several days before and after. That, and the flexibility of having a car is impossible to replace. So, yes, I do need a car. I suppose I can try and save money they scalped from me by returning the rental Thursday, but then I'll have to pick up a car again Monday. Trust me, it's frustrating.

I suppose it's only ~$50 though. Nothing horrific. It's just the idea that it's being forced pisses me off.

Mak Attack
01-26-2011, 10:46 AM
I find it very hard to believe they would lease additional land, add an extra stage, and then decrease capacity. But I'd love to be proven wrong. :)

Shenton
01-26-2011, 10:47 AM
but, it IS all there is left so what's the point you're trying to make?

People are bitching like GV's trying to pull a fast one on them. They're trying to keep parking from being as ridiculous as it has been. They're working on solving problems, not milking you for more money. As has been posted already, they have an obligation to Indio to make the shuttles used and get some of the cars out of there.

fredbull
01-26-2011, 10:47 AM
No sir, I'm not. I am flying in not just for this festival, but several days before and after. That, and the flexibility of having a car is impossible to replace. So, yes, I do need a car. I suppose I can try and save money they scalped from me by returning the rental Thursday, but then I'll have to pick up a car again Monday. Trust me, it's frustrating.

I suppose it's only ~$50 though. Nothing horrific. It's just the idea that it's being forced pisses me off.

its not being forced on you, you had enough time to buy your tickets before it came down to this

rose925
01-26-2011, 10:47 AM
let the shitstorm begin

pretty much

PlayaDelWes
01-26-2011, 10:47 AM
this

If the guy who posted an excerpt from the use permit earlier in the thread was correct, GV is required to provide shuttle service for 15K people, in order to get cars off the road.

If the shuttle passes weren't selling in sufficient quantities, then GV was in danger of not meeting its commitment to Indio, which could have legal / financial repercussions. So: in order to ensure that they at least look like they're complying with the requirements, they force people to buy shuttle tickets ... so they can say, look, we *sold* 15K shuttle tickets, it's not our fault people didn't use them.

Not thievery - politics.
and this
http://www.coachella.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1621&d=1296067646

concertgoer
01-26-2011, 10:47 AM
No sir, I'm not. I am flying in not just for this festival, but several days before and after. That, and the flexibility of having a car is impossible to replace. So, yes, I do need a car. I suppose I can try and save money they scalped from me by returning the rental Thursday, but then I'll have to pick up a car again Monday. Trust me, it's frustrating.

I suppose it's only ~$50 though. Nothing horrific. It's just the idea that it's being forced pisses me off.

But you can always just sell the shuttle pass

Voodoo Hipster
01-26-2011, 10:48 AM
No sir, I'm not. I am flying in not just for this festival, but several days before and after. That, and the flexibility of having a car is impossible to replace. So, yes, I do need a car. I suppose I can try and save money they scalped from me by returning the rental Thursday, but then I'll have to pick up a car again Monday. Trust me, it's frustrating.

I suppose it's only ~$50 though. Nothing horrific. It's just the idea that it's being forced pisses me off.

How the fuck did GV scalp you.

It's not forced your stupidfuck..it's all that is left. You have had every oppurtunity to buy them and you didnt..you get what's left and that is a combo ticket with shuttle. It's only frustrating to you cos you didnt buy them earlier.

Rosemont17
01-26-2011, 10:49 AM
Yeah I think we have to wait to see how this shuttle works out - sounds like it's a real effort to limit traffic and decrease congestion near the site. Makes a ton of sense actually.

agreed

aphrael
01-26-2011, 10:50 AM
I am flying in not just for this festival, but several days before and after. That, and the flexibility of having a car is impossible to replace. So, yes, I do need a car. I suppose I can try and save money they scalped from me by returning the rental Thursday, but then I'll have to pick up a car again Monday.

Yeah, that would just be a pain in the ***.


.It's just the idea that it's being forced pisses me off.

Aggregation and disaggregation are often highly contentious, and a lot of it is really sensitive to what the starting conditions were. Airlines charging for checked luggage is an example of this: it's possible to view the old way of doing things as "everyone was forced to pay for luggage spots they didn't want" ... but virtually nobody does, because the initial state was that luggage was included.

I think GV's public relations mistake here was in changing the rules of the game in the middle. If *everyone* had paid the +$50 and gotten a free shuttle pass, you wouldn't be reacting this way (although campers would be pissed).

On the other hand, that probably would have made it more difficult to demonstrate to Indio that they were doing something about traffic.

Inthecolumbiagorge
01-26-2011, 10:53 AM
Glastonchella.

Yep!

fredbull
01-26-2011, 10:53 AM
Yeah, that would just be a pain in the ***.



Aggregation and disaggregation are often highly contentious, and a lot of it is really sensitive to what the starting conditions were. Airlines charging for checked luggage is an example of this: it's possible to view the old way of doing things as "everyone was forced to pay for luggage spots they didn't want" ... but virtually nobody does, because the initial state was that luggage was included.

I think GV's public relations mistake here was in changing the rules of the game in the middle. If *everyone* had paid the +$50 and gotten a free shuttle pass, you wouldn't be reacting this way (although campers would be pissed).

On the other hand, that probably would have made it more difficult to demonstrate to Indio that they were doing something about traffic.

no one changed the rules, the bundle was always for sale its not like they just added it. the regular unbundled tickets simply sold out.

thedude15
01-26-2011, 10:53 AM
How the fuck did GV scalp you.

It's not forced your stupidfuck..it's all that is left. You have had every oppurtunity to buy them and you didnt..you get what's left and that is a combo ticket with shuttle. It's only frustrating to you cos you didnt buy them earlier.


hum sounds it exactly like a ticket on ebay
a.) you are not forced to buy the ticket
b.) it is the only option left to get a ticket
c.) you could have bought them earlier (cheaper) through TM or layaway but you didn't
d.) you are stuck with what is left (tickets that cost more that face value)
e.) you are pissed because you did not buy the ticket cheaper

If you are going to get pissed at scalpers you should also get pissed at GV forcing you to buy something you do not want.

aphrael
01-26-2011, 10:54 AM
no one changed the rules, the bundle was always for sale its not like they just added it. the regular unbundled tickets simply sold out.

That's fair. (I'm camping, so the shuttle-based-tickets always seemed irrelevant to me).

fredbull
01-26-2011, 10:55 AM
That's fair. (I'm camping, so the shuttle-based-tickets always seemed irrelevant to me).

jajaja me too :D

Voodoo Hipster
01-26-2011, 10:55 AM
Yeah, that would just be a pain in the ***.



Aggregation and disaggregation are often highly contentious, and a lot of it is really sensitive to what the starting conditions were. Airlines charging for checked luggage is an example of this: it's possible to view the old way of doing things as "everyone was forced to pay for luggage spots they didn't want" ... but virtually nobody does, because the initial state was that luggage was included.

I think GV's public relations mistake here was in changing the rules of the game in the middle. If *everyone* had paid the +$50 and gotten a free shuttle pass, you wouldn't be reacting this way (although campers would be pissed).

On the other hand, that probably would have made it more difficult to demonstrate to Indio that they were doing something about traffic.

How did they change the game in the middle..there was always an option for combo pass since DAY 1.. now at day 5 Thats all that is left available to buy..Goldenvoice did nothing wrong. People waited to buy and we have the fatest sellout in history..people were warned

dnbmunke
01-26-2011, 10:56 AM
You can easily sell your shuttle pass. You people are moronic. They aren't selling that packaged option still because they want to make money. It's still available because it's the only thing still available.

Hey someone is finally thinking on this thread.

daxton
01-26-2011, 10:56 AM
I hope someone here who bought a ticket changes their mind and sells it to me sometime before April 15th.

Rosemont17
01-26-2011, 10:57 AM
Gv is always a work in progress and when they fuck up, they are pretty good at fixing their issues.

i think it does suck that you can only buy a ticket with a shuttle pass. but hey, who knew it was gonna sell out this fast. this easily beats the 07 sellout!

luckyface
01-26-2011, 10:57 AM
The thought of going from free parking in previous years (or having it included in your ticket) to having to pay $50 to park offsite (driving to a lot and be shuttled in) probably is not the most ideal situation for some people. I think the $50 shuttles to/from local hotels makes sense (as offered by Valley Music Travel). But if this is just a lot that is close by that you still have to drive a distance to in order to park and be shuttled in, then that seems kind of shitty for that price.

But in the end, it was not like we weren't warned we were close to selling out. And I personally support any attempts to cut down on the shit ton of traffic in and out of the venue.

Rosemont17
01-26-2011, 10:57 AM
I hope someone here who bought a ticket changes their mind and sells it to me sometime before April 15th.

they will

knotted_donuts
01-26-2011, 10:58 AM
I hope someone here who bought a ticket changes their mind and sells it to me sometime before April 15th.

How much extra would you pay to guarantee someone will have a genuine pass for you before April 15? $50? Now's your chance - just do it and spare yourself the anxiety.

aphrael
01-26-2011, 10:59 AM
How did they change the game in the middle..there was always an option for combo pass since DAY 1.. now at day 5 Thats all that is left available to buy..Goldenvoice did nothing wrong. People waited to buy and we have the fatest sellout in history..people were warned

Fair enough. :)

The implication here is that there are different buckets - standalone tickets, standalone tickets with shuttle, etc - and that there were so many tickets in each bucket from day one, and that one bucket is now empty.

That's not how I thought it had worked.

I thought there were so many tickets, and so many shuttle tickets, and that as the tickets sold and the shuttle tickets didn't, they discovered a problem and created a bundle as a solution.

Had my misunderstanding of the situation been correct, it would have been changing the rules of the game in the middle. :)

CellarOwl
01-26-2011, 11:00 AM
I hope someone here who bought a ticket changes their mind and sells it to me sometime before April 15th.

Just put it on a credit card, or find someone quick who will. This is probably your last breath apart from selling your tv, car or body.

koryp
01-26-2011, 11:00 AM
I bought KOL and didn't want them. Should I be mad?

myelectrolife
01-26-2011, 11:00 AM
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee179/smmuck/Picture3-1.png

not sure all of you saw this even though it was already posted. GV isnt screwing anyone, they are obeying the rules. Done and done.

heart cooks brain
01-26-2011, 11:00 AM
I hope someone here who bought a ticket changes their mind and sells it to me sometime before April 15th.

Seconded

dorkfish
01-26-2011, 11:01 AM
there's still tickets on Ticketmaster. At least the option for the 3-day pass + shuttle combo.

DFrank
01-26-2011, 11:01 AM
Back in my day, we used to just walk straight up to the ticket booth and buy a single day pass at the grounds.

fredbull
01-26-2011, 11:02 AM
Fair enough. :)

The implication here is that there are different buckets - standalone tickets, standalone tickets with shuttle, etc - and that there were so many tickets in each bucket from day one, and that one bucket is now empty.

That's not how I thought it had worked.

I thought there were so many tickets, and so many shuttle tickets, and that as the tickets sold and the shuttle tickets didn't, they discovered a problem and created a bundle as a solution.

Had my misunderstanding of the situation been correct, it would have been changing the rules of the game in the middle. :)

fair enough

BeaverCat
01-26-2011, 11:03 AM
How the fuck did GV scalp you.

It's not forced your stupidfuck..it's all that is left. You have had every oppurtunity to buy them and you didnt..you get what's left and that is a combo ticket with shuttle. It's only frustrating to you cos you didnt buy them earlier.

+5 gold stars for common sense.

myelectrolife
01-26-2011, 11:03 AM
Back in my day, we used to just walk straight up to the ticket booth and buy a single day pass at the grounds.

http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo194/TheCuteWoofer/Miscellaneous/dana-carvey-grumpy.jpg

WhyTheLongFace
01-26-2011, 11:03 AM
God damn based god

aphrael
01-26-2011, 11:08 AM
But if this is just a lot that is close by that you still have to drive a distance to in order to park and be shuttled in, then that seems kind of shitty for that price.


That's an interesting question. Poking about the website leaves me unsure what the shuttle actually *does*.

The tickets page says:


A SHUTTLE PASS includes transportation to and from the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Shuttles run from 11am to 90 minutes after the show ends. There will be multiple trips throughout the day. “Bus Counselors” will be on hand to assist you getting to and from the festival with ease. They are comfortable and convenient. Shuttles will have their own route and drop off at the festival gate. Think of it as your own designated driver.

which makes it sound like they're talking about a remote parking space in another city (always nice when you can inflict the traffic on a neighbor, eh?).

But the event info / shuttle page says:



Take the convenient shuttle to and from the festival each day. We will be making multiple trips from each hotel, so if you want to go early and hang out at the festival, or stick around and soak up the sun at your hotel, we've got you covered. If you want to go back in the middle of the day, or at anytime, we'll be ready to whisk you back to your hotel with ease. We will also have "Shuttle Counselors" at the festival site to assist you getting to and from the show with ease! All shuttle riders must have shuttle pass AND festival pass. NO EXCEPTIONS.


the two pages use the same phrase "shuttle pass" to describe what appear to be different things.

The ticketmaster web page, if you try to buy a coachella shuttle pass, lets you pick among multiple lines, but if you try to buy a package, doesn't give you the option.

All of which suggests the package comes with the shuttle pass for the indian wells line *only*.

Meaning it behaves like what you're saying - some *other* remote parking lot is used for the package.

daxton
01-26-2011, 11:11 AM
Just put it on a credit card, or find someone quick who will. This is probably your last breath apart from selling your tv, car or body.

I don't have a credit card and have honestly thought about selling my car or TV. Don't know anyone who would further sponsor my fucking off. My sister would, if she had the $. I'm just SOL.

And, whoever changes their mind and wants to sell me a pass, please wait until mid March. Thanks.

LongshotJoe
01-26-2011, 11:14 AM
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee179/smmuck/Picture3-1.png

not sure all of you saw this even though it was already posted. GV isnt screwing anyone, they are obeying the rules. Done and done.

So there are 15,000 tickets left? Cool, I'm gonna wait another couple months before buying.

Mr.Nipples
01-26-2011, 11:16 AM
hope the O-rings dont give out on those shuttles...her her

WhyTheLongFace
01-26-2011, 11:18 AM
So there are 15,000 tickets left? Cool, I'm gonna wait another couple months before buying.

60,000 sell out in 5 days and you think you have a couple months for 15,000 while people panic and realize if they don't jump on tickets soon they won't go? Oh ok. Alright.

aphrael
01-26-2011, 11:19 AM
So there are 15,000 tickets left? Cool, I'm gonna wait another couple months before buying.

That doesn't follow, for a couple of reasons.

(1) there are five different shuttle lines. it appears that all of these combo tickes are on one of those lines. If the shuttle usage is intended to be evenly distributed, there should only be 3K tickets on this line.

(2) there are shuttle tickets sold independently of the combo tickets, meaning that even if (1) isn't true, the combo tickets are a subset of the 15K.

(3) we have no idea how many of the combo and shuttle tickets have sold.

So, while it's fair to conclude that no more than 15K tickets are left, there's no good reason to assume the numbers are that high.

Since I think that (1) is true, my guess would be that there's on the rough order of 2K tickets left.

knotted_donuts
01-26-2011, 11:20 AM
So there are 15,000 tickets left? Cool, I'm gonna wait another couple months before buying.

Yes, the ticketing change suggests there are probably 15k tickets remaining. And though I'm sure you're being sarcastic, the first (roughly) 60k tickets sold in 5 days - I'd expect the remaining 15k to be gone in less time.

Edit: meant to say "fewer than 15k"

PDXdev
01-26-2011, 11:20 AM
Bottom line: Tickets sell out TODAY

furnace
01-26-2011, 11:20 AM
I just had to buy two tickets for friends of mine who couldnt pay until the 15th! Lucky for them I have good credit.

Leeartlee
01-26-2011, 11:21 AM
What I'm wondering is, will Coachella sell out of lay away tickets next year?

knotted_donuts
01-26-2011, 11:21 AM
So, while it's fair to conclude that no more than 15K tickets are left, there's no good reason to assume the numbers are that high.

This is what I meant. Not at all saying there are 15k remaining - I'm saying there are fewer than that.

BeeII
01-26-2011, 11:22 AM
No sir, I'm not. I am flying in not just for this festival, but several days before and after. That, and the flexibility of having a car is impossible to replace. So, yes, I do need a car. I suppose I can try and save money they scalped from me by returning the rental Thursday, but then I'll have to pick up a car again Monday. Trust me, it's frustrating.

I suppose it's only ~$50 though. Nothing horrific. It's just the idea that it's being forced pisses me off.

except you're not being forced to do anything. you waited until now to buy, this is what you get. of course if it's that much of an indignity, you could, like, not go.

Mucho Maas
01-26-2011, 11:23 AM
What I'm wondering is, will Coachella sell out of lay away tickets next year?

the past two years they've only set aside a portion of the total tickets for layaway... i think that will remain the same.

TomServo
01-26-2011, 11:24 AM
ACL sold out last year in 12 hours, with no acts announced. It's not ridiculous to think Coachella could eventually walk the same path... except that ACL is cheaper, and they have early bird deals that suck up a lot of tix.

orangejulius
01-26-2011, 11:26 AM
If the guy who posted an excerpt from the use permit earlier in the thread was correct, GV is required to provide shuttle service for 15K people, in order to get cars off the road.

If the shuttle passes weren't selling in sufficient quantities, then GV was in danger of not meeting its commitment to Indio, which could have legal / financial repercussions. So: in order to ensure that they at least look like they're complying with the requirements, they force people to buy shuttle tickets ... so they can say, look, we *sold* 15K shuttle tickets, it's not our fault people didn't use them.

Not thievery - politics.

It's possible to do this without a rental car - bus to Indio, taxi or walk or ride-from-boardie to the hotel. Indio isn't the best place in the world for that, but it's doable.

I agree, it's politics, but when has politics not been a form of sanctioned/reasoned thievery? And I know it's possible to get this all done without a car, but honestly, how difficult should a vacation be?

I'm already spending around $1500 to make this happen, (flight, hotel, ticket, transportation) and it seems I'm going to have to spend a bit more now. Why is it that California trips always seem to eat money? :)

PDXdev
01-26-2011, 11:28 AM
What I'm wondering is, will Coachella sell out of lay away tickets next year?

Yes. I think all of Coachella's tickets next year will go about as fast as the camping did this year.

Leeartlee
01-26-2011, 11:28 AM
the past two years they've only set aside a portion of the total tickets for layaway... i think that will remain the same.

Yes, but has that portion ever been depleted?

sk8r408
01-26-2011, 11:29 AM
Can I put my 2012 ticket on layaway right now?

weezy f baby
01-26-2011, 11:30 AM
I agree, it's politics, but when has politics not been a form of sanctioned/reasoned thievery? And I know it's possible to get this all done without a car, but honestly, how difficult should a vacation be?

I'm already spending around $1500 to make this happen, (flight, hotel, ticket, transportation) and it seems I'm going to have to spend a bit more now. Why is it that California trips always seem to eat money? :)

I'm also spending $1,500 but I treat Coachella as a vacation, so I expect to have to pay a lot. Some people go to Cabo. Some people go to Cancun. Some people go to Las Vegas. I go to Coachella.

rose925
01-26-2011, 11:31 AM
Can I put my 2012 ticket on layaway right now?

LOL
FUKIN IM WITH YOU!

good grief!

aphrael
01-26-2011, 11:32 AM
I treat Coachella as a vacation, so I expect to have to pay a lot.

Ah, but if you keep expenses down, you can have more vacations. :)

My guess is that overall I pay $700, including food, water, and gas. :)

thedude15
01-26-2011, 11:32 AM
Can I put my 2012 ticket on layaway right now?

Can I put my 2012-2022 camping/ticket on layaway right now?

dancefreak
01-26-2011, 11:32 AM
So there are 15,000 tickets left? Cool, I'm gonna wait another couple months before buying.

I bought a hotel shuttle pass long ago. I can't be the only one so I doubt there were 15,000 left this morning. That said, I can see the value in the pass I bought because I don't have to drive at all.

A shuttle to remote parking, however, isn't a perk. I'd consider it to be worse than parking onsite if I was going to drive to the polo grounds anyway. Sure, maybe it will help with overall traffic, but that's something that should just be factored into the general expense of running the festival when they decide ticket prices. Once the main lots fill, you get directed to a remote lot and have to board a shuttle--and they could encourage people to use the remote lots on their own to spread out traffic for those who might prefer it.

The way they're doing it here is like charging someone on an airplane extra to sit in the middle seat. And since most of those people probably won't bother to park in the remote lot and just look at it as a tax on the ticket price for waiting too long, it's not going to help traffic much at all. So if the main lots fill up will they be directing people who didn't pay that extra $50 to a remote lot?

rose925
01-26-2011, 11:33 AM
Can I put my 2012-2022 camping/ticket on layaway right now?


thats a tall order
cool out lol

i still im seraching for one more car camp pass

Mucho Maas
01-26-2011, 11:34 AM
Yes, but has that portion ever been depleted?

not for admission tickets...

but yes, i imagine that will change next year.

BeeII
01-26-2011, 11:34 AM
Can I put my 2012 ticket on layaway right now?

it's called a savings account.

Rosemont17
01-26-2011, 11:35 AM
I'm also spending $1,500 but I treat Coachella as a vacation, so I expect to have to pay a lot. Some people go to Cabo. Some people go to Cancun. Some people go to Las Vegas. I go to Coachella.

same here!

BeeII
01-26-2011, 11:35 AM
it is confusing as to what exactly a shuttle pass is. if it is from nearby hotels to the event, and i was staying at one of said hotels, i'd see a lot of value in it.

JClemy
01-26-2011, 11:36 AM
Me and My wife are starting a Coachella savings account. Some money each month put away to buy tickets every year.

xanman86
01-26-2011, 11:36 AM
I get so mad at my friends who don't get tickets right away, fucking slackers man...

orangejulius
01-26-2011, 11:36 AM
except you're not being forced to do anything. you waited until now to buy, this is what you get. of course if it's that much of an indignity, you could, like, not go.

Except if I want to go, (I already booked a hotel/flight 5 months ago) I'm being forced to buy a shuttle pass now. At the least, I wish they had specified that GA 3-day passes were in short supply, and that we would have to buy shuttle passes if we failed to buy soon.

I don't know if you cut off the rest of my post, but I said I learned my lesson. I bought my ticket, but this is going to be one more reason for my friends to say, "it's too much money." Instead of carpooling in my rental, we will collectively have to cough up $250 for shuttles. Oh well.

BeeII
01-26-2011, 11:36 AM
I'm also spending $1,500 but I treat Coachella as a vacation, so I expect to have to pay a lot. Some people go to Cabo. Some people go to Cancun. Some people go to Las Vegas. I go to Coachella.

i'm not spending nearly as much, but yes, for me it's a vacation. and i live in socal.

heart cooks brain
01-26-2011, 11:36 AM
Ah, but if you keep expenses down, you can have more vacations. :)

My guess is that overall I pay $700, including food, water, and gas. :)

Your forgetting drug money

dnbmunke
01-26-2011, 11:37 AM
To everyone who is bitching about GV forcing you to buy tickets. STFU

This year they announced the dates way back in August which gave you enough time to secure a place to stay.

They gave you the option of buying tickets since December. If you didn't move on this quickly it's your own damn fault.

Now I understand some of us have bills to pay or no job and I sympathize. Seriously though if your 21 + you should at least have $150 saved by the time Coachella lay away went on sale. If you didn't your lame and should really learn to save money.

I've been going since 2004 and I never wait for the line up to be released. I have such a fucking awesome time every year that I don't care who headlines I save my money and buy my tickets and get my place asap.

That is all.

Rosemont17
01-26-2011, 11:37 AM
my budget is 1200-1300 for 2 people and we meet it each year including tickets. just gotta do the hustle!!

fredbull
01-26-2011, 11:39 AM
To everyone who is bitching about GV forcing you to buy tickets. STFU

This year they announced the dates way back in August which gave you enough time to secure a place to stay.

They gave you the option of buying tickets since December. If you didn't move on this quickly it's your own damn fault.

Now I understand some of us have bills to pay or no job and I sympathize. Seriously though if your 21 + you should at least have $150 saved by the time Coachella lay away went on sale. If you didn't your lame and should really learn to save money.

I've been going since 2004 and I never wait for the line up to be released. I have such a fucking awesome time every year that I don't care who headlines I save my money and buy my tickets and get my place asap.

That is all.

AMEN!!

tessalasset
01-26-2011, 11:39 AM
I don't understand why more people don't want to take shuttles in the first place. I'm staying with 12 people in a house this year in Palm Desert and all of us bought shuttle passes. We're gonna drive over to the hotel and shuttle it over to the venue. The facts that they have separate routes into the festival so they're not sitting in traffic, they drop you off closer to the the front gates, and it only takes about 20 minutes to get on a shuttle heading back to the hotel at the end of the night make it SO much more appealing than sitting in traffic for 2-3 hours every night like we did last year. That way, we get back home quicker and can hop in the pool for a night swim and night caps.

darkmoon66
01-26-2011, 11:40 AM
I just had to tie up $371 buying a ticket for a friend that is lagging on it, hopefully he will be able to pay me back soon.

daxton
01-26-2011, 11:40 AM
I wonder, are they checking wristbands prior to getting on the shuttle?

BeeII
01-26-2011, 11:40 AM
Me and My wife are starting a Coachella savings account. Some money each month put away to buy tickets every year.

if you stuffed into an account at least US$2.00 into an account everyday, you'd have enough for tickets in less than a year. of course that's not counting airfare, lodging, food, etc.

but like i said in another thread, budgeting for coachella is like anything else, when you're going to make a purchase, ask yourself "is this latte now worth no coachella next year?"

Gribbz
01-26-2011, 11:40 AM
I don't understand why more people don't want to take shuttles in the first place. I'm staying with 12 people in a house this year in Palm Desert and all of us bought shuttle passes. We're gonna drive over to the hotel and shuttle it over to the venue. The facts that they have separate routes into the festival so they're not sitting in traffic, they drop you off closer to the the front gates, and it only takes about 20 minutes to get on a shuttle heading back to the hotel at the end of the night make it SO much more appealing than sitting in traffic for 2-3 hours every night like we did last year. That way, we get back home quicker and can hop in the pool for a night swim and night caps.

They do this for the Wildhorse campers at Sasquatch. Loooove it.

aphrael
01-26-2011, 11:41 AM
it is confusing as to what exactly a shuttle pass is.

Agreed. They could do a much better job with definitions here.

MarkO
01-26-2011, 11:41 AM
They do this for the Wildhorse campers at Sasquatch. Loooove it.

Yeah but it's not a $50 add-on.

BeeII
01-26-2011, 11:42 AM
Except if I want to go, (I already booked a hotel/flight 5 months ago) I'm being forced to buy a shuttle pass now. At the least, I wish they had specified that GA 3-day passes were in short supply, and that we would have to buy shuttle passes if we failed to buy soon.

I don't know if you cut off the rest of my post, but I said I learned my lesson. I bought my ticket, but this is going to be one more reason for my friends to say, "it's too much money." Instead of carpooling in my rental, we will collectively have to cough up $250 for shuttles. Oh well.

look at like this:

you just paid $50 to learn a valuable lesson, don't procrastinate when it comes to coachella. money well spent IMHO.

tessalasset
01-26-2011, 11:43 AM
After last year's parking lot bs, $50 is more than worth it for me.

aphrael
01-26-2011, 11:43 AM
I don't understand why more people don't want to take shuttles in the first place. I'm staying with 12 people in a house this year in Palm Desert and all of us bought shuttle passes. We're gonna drive over to the hotel and shuttle it over to the venue. The facts that they have separate routes into the festival so they're not sitting in traffic, they drop you off closer to the the front gates, and it only takes about 20 minutes to get on a shuttle heading back to the hotel at the end of the night make it SO much more appealing than sitting in traffic for 2-3 hours every night like we did last year. That way, we get back home quicker and can hop in the pool for a night swim and night caps.

The one year I didn't camp, the hotel ran a shuttle on its own. It was a *terrible* experience - it was next to impossible to catch it to go back, it ran erratically and unpredictably, and just generally was so unworth it that after trying it the first day, we drove the next day.

BeeII
01-26-2011, 11:43 AM
Yeah but it's not a $50 add-on.

it's not a line item, but trust me, it's somewhere in the cost of the festival.

tessalasset
01-26-2011, 11:44 AM
I wonder, are they checking wristbands prior to getting on the shuttle?

I'm sure... you're not allowed within a square mile without your festival wristband on. No way a shuttle is going to take you there without one.

orangejulius
01-26-2011, 11:44 AM
I don't understand why more people don't want to take shuttles in the first place. I'm staying with 12 people in a house this year in Palm Desert and all of us bought shuttle passes. We're gonna drive over to the hotel and shuttle it over to the venue. The facts that they have separate routes into the festival so they're not sitting in traffic, they drop you off closer to the the front gates, and it only takes about 20 minutes to get on a shuttle heading back to the hotel at the end of the night make it SO much more appealing than sitting in traffic for 2-3 hours every night like we did last year. That way, we get back home quicker and can hop in the pool for a night swim and night caps.

In all honesty, I'm starting to warm up to the idea, as long as the damn thing doesn't get stuck in traffic. I've had my own share of traffic nightmares after festivals, the worst of which was last years Mile High. Broken glass bottles disabled a dozen or so vehicles, creating a giant dusty field of confused drivers. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Rosemont17
01-26-2011, 11:46 AM
my budget dictates how to handle things. right now with 2 kids in competitive athletics such as baseball and volleyball, you gotta work around it. but you figure it out and this will be the 5th straight year going to coachella.

to the ones whom are bitching. just stop. do your homework and learn from it.

you will find a ticket at a decent price if you just look!!!!

DONT BE SO STUPID YOU MORONS!

Ardentbiscuit
01-26-2011, 11:47 AM
I'm sure they have a back way for the shuttles. They wouldn't be so dumb as to just shove the shuttles out into traffic.

As for it selling out, why freak out? Don't ACL, Glastonbury, etc. all sell out super fast no matter the line up? So it's nothing surprising....

orangejulius
01-26-2011, 11:49 AM
look at like this:

you just paid $50 to learn a valuable lesson, don't procrastinate when it comes to coachella. money well spent IMHO.

Agreed. I think I needed a place to rant more than anything. This posts serves that purpose well.

Regardless, thank god I've at least got a pass. It would have been really cute to be stuck with a week trip of sitting in Palm Desert.

beergarden
01-26-2011, 11:50 AM
i expect to complain before, complain during, and complain after...but just like a marathon...i keep signing up.

got our tickets this morning just before they added the shuttle thingy. which would have made no sense for us given we are renting a house walking distance from the place

tessalasset
01-26-2011, 11:53 AM
I called Valley Music Travel (who works in conjunction with Goldenvoice) and asked them many questions before I made my purchase. They said they do have different routes (read: non-general public) which let them skip the traffic. Other than the Palm Springs line, the shuttles run nonstop throughout the day. Just back and forth from their specified hotels. My main worry was how long it would take to actually get on a shuttle at the end of the night and she said there are just lines of shuttles waiting. As soon as one fills up, it takes off and the next one pulls up. She said last year (with Clusterfuckchella numbers) there was never more than a 20 minute wait. I'm totally sold on the shuttles.

Lynn163
01-26-2011, 11:57 AM
http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41067&highlight=question+shuttle

Only positive comments in this thread about last years shuttles.

concertgoer
01-26-2011, 12:00 PM
I bought my shuttle pass the same day that I bought my ticket
Shuttles FTW

thedude15
01-26-2011, 12:00 PM
http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41067&highlight=question+shuttle

Only positive comments in this thread about last years shuttles.

they might have deleted the negative ones. lol

mrdude5699
01-26-2011, 12:02 PM
I just paid 371 cause my dumbass friend can't afford one til feb. 1st.

Interestingly, when i looked over the order of the ticket i purchased 2 days ago, it seemed to show that my 3-day pass came with a shuttle pass as well...but for only 320.00. What's up with that?

myelectrolife
01-26-2011, 12:02 PM
So there are 15,000 tickets left? Cool, I'm gonna wait another couple months before buying.

well the first 60000 (approx) sold out in 5 days sooooo i would say you have 2 days MAX.

orangejulius
01-26-2011, 12:02 PM
I called Valley Music Travel (who works in conjunction with Goldenvoice) and asked them many questions before I made my purchase. They said they do have different routes (read: non-general public) which let them skip the traffic. Other than the Palm Springs line, the shuttles run nonstop throughout the day. Just back and forth from their specified hotels. My main worry was how long it would take to actually get on a shuttle at the end of the night and she said there are just lines of shuttles waiting. As soon as one fills up, it takes off and the next one pulls up. She said last year (with Clusterfuckchella numbers) there was never more than a 20 minute wait. I'm totally sold on the shuttles.

Thanks for sharing; This is starting to sound like a good idea, especially since a shuttle is supposed to go directly to my hotel in PD. Count me as "won over."

orangejulius
01-26-2011, 12:05 PM
well the first 60000 (approx) sold out in 5 days sooooo i would say you have 2 days MAX.

Buy it immediately for chrisake. Take it out of savings if you have to. Now that people know they are low, I predict it's going to get bum-rushed tonight.

That is, if 60k were sold out by this morning.

fetuspiniata
01-26-2011, 12:07 PM
Got mine... phew!!!

eimie
01-26-2011, 12:22 PM
Rosemont17 is right about waiting closer to event time for ticket prices. I learned my lesson the hard way. When Coachella sold out in 2007 thanks to RATM, I immediately panicked and looked on eBay, where market price was just around double. I snatched a 3-day from there. When the week of the event finally rolled around, I saw a ton of tickets being dumped on CL for face value or less.

In summary, if the tickets sell out on you, don't bother looking for them until early April at the earliest. That is because most of the stuff on eBay right now is obviously from greedy scalpers, while last minute auctions/posts are most likely from actual concert-goers who had to drop out last minute. Sure, there may still be inflated prices in the final week, but there ARE also normal folk who just wanna recover their money without any hassle or haggling. For instance, while camping ticket prices were still through the roof last year, a friend of mine still managed to find a girl on CL who sold her extra car camping for face value.

Coachellagirl
01-26-2011, 12:22 PM
It says on the main page that shuttles will be running from the tennis gardens??? Does that mean if you get tix now, the tennis garden is your only option for a shuttle??

WhyTheLongFace
01-26-2011, 12:23 PM
Scenstar, URB, COS and other blogs are all posting this. There's a rush right now to tickets for those who have the money

tessalasset
01-26-2011, 12:25 PM
It says on the main page that shuttles will be running from the tennis gardens??? Does that mean if you get tix now, the tennis garden is your only option for a shuttle??

I think it would be safe to assume that, yes.

Gribbz
01-26-2011, 12:25 PM
You're a fool if you think you can walk up to Coachella the day of the festival and purchase a ticket.

Capple7
01-26-2011, 12:25 PM
Go to the Valley Shuttle website and buy the pass + fest pass for whatever line you want.

rose925
01-26-2011, 12:26 PM
You're a fool if you think you can walk up to Coachella the day of the festival and purchase a ticket.

no your an ass hole

MarkO
01-26-2011, 12:27 PM
it's not a line item, but trust me, it's somewhere in the cost of the festival.

Umm, no.

Completely seperate entities.

le cab
01-26-2011, 12:30 PM
I have two camping spots. I don't NEED A FRREAKING SHUTTLE PASS GV!!!!

Coachellagirl
01-26-2011, 12:31 PM
Something is up with that site. It says Shuttle with tickets, but its not charging correctly. $167 subtotal, and pick up at will call?

heyeric
01-26-2011, 12:31 PM
Well, I guess I will be selling my ticket to someone for face value after all. I got stuck working the festival this year, which is sort of a good thing now that I have my job back.

Edit: No more PMS pls (12:49 1/26)

Voodoo Hipster
01-26-2011, 12:32 PM
Something is up with that site. It says Shuttle with tickets, but its not charging correctly. $167 subtotal, and pick up at will call?

you pick up your tickets at the hotel your shuttle takes off from.. I would call about the charge.

JustSteve
01-26-2011, 12:38 PM
I called Valley Music Travel (who works in conjunction with Goldenvoice) and asked them many questions before I made my purchase. They said they do have different routes (read: non-general public) which let them skip the traffic. Other than the Palm Springs line, the shuttles run nonstop throughout the day. Just back and forth from their specified hotels. My main worry was how long it would take to actually get on a shuttle at the end of the night and she said there are just lines of shuttles waiting. As soon as one fills up, it takes off and the next one pulls up. She said last year (with Clusterfuckchella numbers) there was never more than a 20 minute wait. I'm totally sold on the shuttles.

and an fyi, last year the "shuttles" were tour buses. nice and big.

imapixie
01-26-2011, 12:41 PM
Well, I guess I will be selling my ticket to someone for face value after all. I got stuck working the festival this year, which is sort of a good thing now that I have my job back.

PM ME if you are looking for just 1 GA ticket by itself.

Done.

Sublime
01-26-2011, 12:46 PM
Damn, shoulda bought my ticket like a month ago
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Brochella
01-26-2011, 12:49 PM
Time to tell the people you want to go with to hurry the fuck up

travelfan
01-26-2011, 12:49 PM
I can't believe there are still people in this thread advocating anything other than sprinting to your computer and buying tickets this second. I guarantee that you'll have to pay the $50 extra anyways on any scalped ticket (if not hundreds more). Like somebody said, blogs and Facebook are buzzing about this now...we know at least 60,000 sold out in 5 days, and with the extra panic I can't see how 15,000 (and that's if no shuttle passes were even purchased prior to this, which is doubtful, so the real number of tickets is probably much less) won't sell out by today.

sonofhal
01-26-2011, 12:52 PM
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KickerConspiracy
01-26-2011, 12:55 PM
got our tickets this morning just before they added the shuttle thingy. which would have made no sense for us given we are renting a house walking distance from the place

LOL. Me too. I've had my place booked since September but was going to wait until the 27th or so to buy tix because thats when my AMEX statement billing period ends (e.g. then giving me 60 instead of 30 days to pay for the tix).

Only because of the panic on the boards and finding that there was no extra fee for layaway did I pick them up on Saturday.

SFtoLA
01-26-2011, 12:56 PM
I'm betting scalpers went after all the GA after the camping sports became so valuable.

thedude15
01-26-2011, 12:59 PM
Rosemont17 is right about waiting closer to event time for ticket prices. I learned my lesson the hard way. When Coachella sold out in 2007 thanks to RATM, I immediately panicked and looked on eBay, where market price was just around double. I snatched a 3-day from there. When the week of the event finally rolled around, I saw a ton of tickets being dumped on CL for face value or less.

In summary, if the tickets sell out on you, don't bother looking for them until early April at the earliest. That is because most of the stuff on eBay right now is obviously from greedy scalpers, while last minute auctions/posts are most likely from actual concert-goers who had to drop out last minute. Sure, there may still be inflated prices in the final week, but there ARE also normal folk who just wanna recover their money without any hassle or haggling. For instance, while camping ticket prices were still through the roof last year, a friend of mine still managed to find a girl on CL who sold her extra car camping for face value.

If you are local playing the waiting game can be beneficial. I do this all the time for LA concerts. Wait until the day before and then get discounted ticket on criaglist.

But the problem is Coachella is more than just a ticket
a.) you need a place to stay for what a min of 2 nights (Fri, Sat)
b.) it is not a one night thing it is a three day thing (ie need to plan this around work schedule)

thus many people can not wait until the last second.

What I would recommend is
a.) Wait a few weeks (this removes the panic buyers from the market- these buyers increase the price).
b.) Have a set # you are willing to pay and look for it from mid February to mid march.

CellarOwl
01-26-2011, 01:02 PM
Once VIP and camping both sold out within days of the general onsale, it became pretty evident that tickets would go really early this year.

knotted_donuts
01-26-2011, 01:03 PM
I'm betting scalpers went after all the GA after the camping sports became so valuable.

Or you can quit blaming the scalpers and "blame" the popularity of Coachella. We're talking about 75,000 tickets here - any scalping, no matter how aggressive, is hardly going to cause a dent against those numbers.

WhyTheLongFace
01-26-2011, 01:03 PM
Once VIP and camping both sold out within hours of the general onsale, it became pretty evident that tickets would go really early this year.

fixed

greenbored
01-26-2011, 01:04 PM
back when there were single day tickets, you could roll up to the venue the day of and pay face or a little less. last year, the first year of only 3 day passes, was an epic shit show if you were trying to buy near the venue the day of.

tessalasset
01-26-2011, 01:04 PM
Or you can quit blaming the scalpers and "blame" the popularity of Coachella. We're talking about 75,000 tickets here - any scalping, no matter how aggressive, is hardly going to cause a dent against those numbers.

QFT

The Shaf
01-26-2011, 01:05 PM
Lets blame everything on the scalpers and not take any responsibility for ourselves!

heart cooks brain
01-26-2011, 01:07 PM
is overnight parking available at the Indian Wells Tennis Club, or must you move your car every night?