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Bomboclat
03-30-2011, 09:19 PM
Indio (and surrounding area) residents, tell us whats going on in your neck of the woods right now!

Are the polo fields still empty?
Is there any art on the field?
Can you still go near the fields?
Are any of the stores or nearby shops doing anything special?
Whats the weather look like?

Give us some insight as to what the hell is going on in the promise land!

FEELS
03-30-2011, 11:05 PM
i was actually inside the polo fields about a week ago and yeah it was still empty
alot of stores have been putting up coachella banners and stuff like that with alot of giveaways
the local radio stations have been playing coachella artists alot (shitty ones though)
and the weather has been kinda warm, low 90's, but it's supposed to go back to the mid 80's by next week

choice cat
03-30-2011, 11:08 PM
Are mid 80s still being predicted for Coachella weekend?

JustSteve
03-31-2011, 07:42 AM
today is the day it starts. the caravan is coming...

heyeric
03-31-2011, 08:25 AM
I was out there yesterday, fencing is going up.

NachoCat
03-31-2011, 08:28 AM
I have a feeling this is going to be my favorite thread for the next 2 weeks.

PlayaDelWes
03-31-2011, 08:54 AM
I dreamt a lot about it last night. Definitely some fencing going up. Caught a couple polo matches from closing weekend and got some good pics. Since they stopped using the North side of the fields for matches, weeds, shrubs, and small trees have begun to sprout between the Main and Outdoor stages. The area where Pure Filth is going to be is bigger than we thought, but we overlooked the oil refinery hovering over it.

gaypalmsprings
03-31-2011, 08:56 AM
It's in low 90s here today.

NachoCat
03-31-2011, 08:57 AM
I dreamt a lot about it last night. Definitely some fencing going up. Caught a couple polo matches from closing weekend and got some good pics. Since they stopped using the North side of the fields for matches, weeds, shrubs, and small trees have begun to sprout between the Main and Outdoor stages. The area where Pure Filth is going to be is bigger than we thought, but we overlooked the oil refinery hovering over it.

Can you post some of those pics pleassssse ?

heyeric
03-31-2011, 09:12 AM
Heineken displays in a few stores are popping up too. I think it was a CVS I went into where I saw some posters and banners, or maybe it was a Rite-Aid. Can't remember....never looked up at the sign when I was walking in.

Stickjohn
03-31-2011, 09:45 AM
Can you post some of those pics pleassssse ?

Posting pics of preparations prohibited

heyeric
03-31-2011, 09:52 AM
Posting pics of preparations prohibited

:thu

thewoodenman
03-31-2011, 09:55 AM
do it anywayzzz!!!

baily
03-31-2011, 10:04 AM
It's getting HOT 98 degrees today...same for Friday...

supposed to cool off a little, but seeing we still have 2 weeks to go...expecting hot temperatures the day of CF.

arthurbang
03-31-2011, 10:08 AM
I was looking at the 15 day forecast on Accuweather and it's currently showing temps of close to 100 for that weekend. It would be nice if it just stayed in the mid-80's.

BeeII
03-31-2011, 10:08 AM
Posting pics of preparations prohibited

by whom?

gaypalmsprings
03-31-2011, 10:09 AM
do it anywayzzz!!!

Here's one in which they are staging a real crowd, by sending in bus loads of people, in order to prepare for the upcoming events. It's be called "Operation Preclusterfuckchella," or OP for short.


http://www.styletraxx.com/COACHELLA-2011.jpg

elbrycen
03-31-2011, 10:17 AM
myforecast 15 day shows mid 80s.

Stickjohn
03-31-2011, 10:20 AM
by whom?

I think by the people that have taken them down in the past.

jimmycrackcorn
03-31-2011, 11:31 AM
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/igoslowugoaround/IMAG0075.jpg

this is from today... you can see the time... the hottest time of day is like 3pm so this isn't even the HIGH temperature :2c

Pea
03-31-2011, 11:50 AM
It's 52 right now where I live and I thought earlier, "Hmm, it's warm enough outside to take my jacket off!" I'm going to fucking melt in 2 weeks. Thank god for dry heat at least?

flowbee
03-31-2011, 11:51 AM
Good f'n riddance Seattle weather. The desert heat, you will learn to love it. And when the sun starts to set, heaven

SP The Ghost
03-31-2011, 11:53 AM
Nothing beats Seattle in the summer. NOTHING.

alpharuin
03-31-2011, 11:56 AM
I drive by the polo fields everyday on my way to work. What kind of updates were you interested in?

As of today, no structures are visable. Also, the local AM/PM has a sweepstakes kiosk to win Coachella passes.

psycobetabuckdown
03-31-2011, 12:00 PM
I basically just want to know if Kanye is down there with his crew marking his territory and what not.

furnace
03-31-2011, 12:03 PM
I drive by the polo fields everyday on my way to work. What kind of updates were you interested in?

I doubt you'll be able to see the mainstage, but that would be sweet. But definitely descriptions of anything you might think was note-worthy.

heyeric
03-31-2011, 12:07 PM
The main stage doesn't start going up till the week of, or sometimes we start the weekend before. We have never put it up this early.

rays8957
03-31-2011, 12:36 PM
Nothing beats Seattle in the summer. NOTHING.



The Bay Area says hi!!

Edit: Boom, member'd

furnace
03-31-2011, 12:42 PM
The main stage doesn't start going up till the week of, or sometimes we start the weekend before. We have never put it up this early.

Oh, okay! Thanks!

CoachellaLocal3
03-31-2011, 01:34 PM
i live a mile away from the polo fields,and its fucking hot, way too hot for coachella. it should definitely cool down by the next 15 days.

BeeII
03-31-2011, 01:38 PM
High Low Precip(in) Snow(in) Forecast Avg. High Avg. Low
Fri
4/1/2011 94 63 0 0 Mostly sunny and hot 84 56
Sat
4/2/2011 88 61 0 0 Partly sunny and breezy 84 56
Sun
4/3/2011 83 55 0 0 Partly sunny and breezy 84 56
Mon
4/4/2011 84 50 0 0 Partly sunny 85 56
Tue
4/5/2011 85 54 0 0 Partly sunny 85 56
Wed
4/6/2011 84 55 0 0 Partly sunny and breezy 85 57
Thu
4/7/2011 79 50 0.02 0 Mostly sunny 85 57
Fri
4/8/2011 74 46 0.04 0 Variable clouds with showers 85 57
Sat
4/9/2011 78 53 0 0 Sunshine 86 57
Sun
4/10/2011 85 55 0 0 Bright sunshine 86 58
Mon
4/11/2011 89 51 0 0 Mostly sunny 86 58
Tue
4/12/2011 88 52 0 0 Sunshine 86 58
Wed
4/13/2011 86 54 0 0 Sunshine 87 58
Thu
4/14/2011 92 53 0 0 Mostly sunny and very warm 87 58

faxman75
03-31-2011, 01:54 PM
Yeah but more importantly....it's 104 degrees there right now!

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=indio%2C+ca

Ravingmad
03-31-2011, 03:50 PM
i live a mile away from the polo fields,and its fucking hot, way too hot for coachella. it should definitely cool down by the next 15 days.

lies, it's never too hot for coachella

Bomboclat
04-01-2011, 04:48 AM
Looks like this ones gunna be a hot one. Definitely not the worst if it just stays in the high 80's, low-mid 90's, but certainly wouldnt be as nice as last years cool weather.

Iamwelting
04-01-2011, 05:13 AM
well I'm looking out the window at some heavy ass snow dumping from the heavens, so I say bring it oooooonnnnnnnn.

alpharuin
04-01-2011, 09:23 PM
I drove by again today. There seems to be an extra fence I don't remember seeing before on the north side of the polo fields (Ave 50).

So they have the standard fence with bushes, and then outside of that there's this tall, vertical-bar fence. Virtually impossible to climb.

gaypalmsprings
04-01-2011, 09:25 PM
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/igoslowugoaround/IMAG0075.jpg

this is from today... you can see the time... the hottest time of day is like 3pm so this isn't even the HIGH temperature :2c

Mine said 103 today.

Neighborhood Creep
04-01-2011, 09:32 PM
I drove by again today. There seems to be an extra fence I don't remember seeing before on the north side of the polo fields (Ave 50).

So they have the standard fence with bushes, and then outside of that there's this tall, vertical-bar fence. Virtually impossible to climb.

Yeah. They are a bit much this year.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/21/94433591_6775cc6525_o.jpg

guedita
04-01-2011, 10:04 PM
I drove by again today. There seems to be an extra fence I don't remember seeing before on the north side of the polo fields (Ave 50).

So they have the standard fence with bushes, and then outside of that there's this tall, vertical-bar fence. Virtually impossible to climb.

This is good news!

thefrush
04-01-2011, 11:58 PM
Fri
4/8/2011 74 46 0.04 0 Variable clouds with showers 85 57
Sat
4/9/2011 78 53 0 0 Sunshine 86 57
Sun
4/10/2011 85 55 0 0 Bright sunshine 86 58

My God, if Coachella were only one week earlier...

BROKENDOLL
04-02-2011, 12:12 AM
Yeah. They are a bit much this year.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/21/94433591_6775cc6525_o.jpg
Amazing how our desert sunsets can even make barbed wire look snazzy, isn't it?

alpharuin
04-02-2011, 02:09 PM
Amazing how our desert sunsets can even make barbed wire look snazzy, isn't it?

Indeed. :pulse the desert.

gaypalmsprings
04-02-2011, 10:08 PM
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/accuweather.jpg

andrew86
04-02-2011, 10:14 PM
Perfect

Bomboclat
04-03-2011, 10:04 PM
Of course it jumps up to the 90's for Coachella weekend.

boarderwoozel3
04-03-2011, 10:08 PM
I'm more concerned about the lows at night. Coldchella is no bueno.

rage patton
04-03-2011, 10:32 PM
Damn! I was liking the sounds of mid 80s. Oh well. I don't think any year will get as hot as 07.

Also, is that barb wire fence picture really of the gates surrounding the polo field? That is a joke, right? Tall, unclimbable fences are a great idea... but I dont wanna see barbwire surrounding the polo fields.

MantisMel
04-03-2011, 10:32 PM
It does get pretty damn cold.

Bomboclat
04-03-2011, 10:43 PM
rage - WORD. Definitely not the spirit of Coachella. If those are around the fields now, I certainly hope they're gone by the time of the festival.

Coldchella is no bueno, but with ins & outs, its certainly not ast big of an issue as it was pre 2010.

CoachellaLocal3
04-03-2011, 11:28 PM
lies, it's never too hot for coachella

touche.



hot or not, see all your beautiful faces in 2 weeks

Hairyhenderson
04-03-2011, 11:58 PM
rage - WORD. Definitely not the spirit of Coachella. If those are around the fields now, I certainly hope they're gone by the time of the festival.

Coldchella is no bueno, but with ins & outs, its certainly not ast big of an issue as it was pre 2010.

I'm pretty sure that is razor edged barb wire too, the same used for prisons.

a bit extreme if u ask me, that stuff is made to mame

TheClares
04-04-2011, 01:40 AM
I'd be interested in seeing the shape of Camping fields this year. Last year they were dusty fields with a little dead grass on them, where I've seen pictures of previous years where they had lush green grass on them. Anyone have any insight on the conditions right now?

Suffacated
04-04-2011, 01:54 AM
They are green, watered, mowed and freshly fertilized by the polo horses that ran on them yesterday.

jimmycrackcorn
04-04-2011, 03:50 AM
I'm pretty sure that is razor edged barb wire too, the same used for prisons.

a bit extreme if u ask me, that stuff is made to mame

It sounds to me like gv took last years complaints seriously and went to great lengths to resolve them (overcrowding, fence jumping, traffic nightmare) so I REEEEEEALLYY can't wait to see how it all works out... I welcome the fence addition

Antoine3323
04-04-2011, 10:24 AM
They are green, watered, mowed and freshly fertilized by the polo horses that ran on them yesterday.

Nice!! Thatll make things much more comfortable

faxman75
04-04-2011, 10:41 AM
Damn! I was liking the sounds of mid 80s. Oh well. I don't think any year will get as hot as 07.


Don't worry, it changes daily. We are now looking at 70's when we arrive on Thursday and 80's and cloudy for the weekend.

nosurprises12
04-04-2011, 10:52 AM
Yeah. They are a bit much this year.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/21/94433591_6775cc6525_o.jpg

Nothing says "Welcome to Coachella!" like a bunch of razor wire ;)

indietron
04-04-2011, 10:53 AM
Yeah all weather forecasts need to be taken with a grain of salt. At least for a few more days.

RodFed1993
04-04-2011, 10:58 AM
Does it really get unbearably cold at night? I dont think Im getting a locker and I definitely dont want to carry a sweater around all day in the heat. How cold does it typically get around 11pm-midnight?

rskapcat
04-04-2011, 11:05 AM
It's not too bad in a crowd of people in a tent. But it definitely gets chilly, especially walking around in the open air.

Tandemind
04-04-2011, 11:09 AM
Does it really get unbearably cold at night? I dont think Im getting a locker and I definitely dont want to carry a sweater around all day in the heat. How cold does it typically get around 11pm-midnight?

You'll be uncomfortable in anything but a sweater. If you aren't getting a locker, bring your sweater in a bag or go out to your car to get it.

indietron
04-04-2011, 11:13 AM
It depends from person to person. I have never brought more than the shirt on my back, and have never gotten cold. If you do get really cold, just go into the mass of people. Or go dance in the sahara for a while.

M.Romo
04-04-2011, 11:14 AM
I basically just want to know if Kanye is down there with his crew marking his territory and what not.


LOL

M.Romo
04-04-2011, 11:15 AM
High Low Precip(in) Snow(in) Forecast Avg. High Avg. Low
Fri
4/1/2011 94 63 0 0 Mostly sunny and hot 84 56
Sat
4/2/2011 88 61 0 0 Partly sunny and breezy 84 56
Sun
4/3/2011 83 55 0 0 Partly sunny and breezy 84 56
Mon
4/4/2011 84 50 0 0 Partly sunny 85 56
Tue
4/5/2011 85 54 0 0 Partly sunny 85 56
Wed
4/6/2011 84 55 0 0 Partly sunny and breezy 85 57
Thu
4/7/2011 79 50 0.02 0 Mostly sunny 85 57
Fri
4/8/2011 74 46 0.04 0 Variable clouds with showers 85 57
Sat
4/9/2011 78 53 0 0 Sunshine 86 57
Sun
4/10/2011 85 55 0 0 Bright sunshine 86 58
Mon
4/11/2011 89 51 0 0 Mostly sunny 86 58
Tue
4/12/2011 88 52 0 0 Sunshine 86 58
Wed
4/13/2011 86 54 0 0 Sunshine 87 58
Thu
4/14/2011 92 53 0 0 Mostly sunny and very warm 87 58


sweeeeeeeeet!

M.Romo
04-04-2011, 11:19 AM
I definitely need to go and buy lots of shorts. Since it's hitting about 80 degrees here where I live I'm pretty sure it's going to be a lot warmer in Indio.

fredbull
04-04-2011, 11:22 AM
if you are cold, you are not dancing enough

alpharuin
04-04-2011, 12:02 PM
Also, is that barb wire fence picture really of the gates surrounding the polo field? That is a joke, right? Tall, unclimbable fences are a great idea... but I dont wanna see barbwire surrounding the polo fields.

The fence I saw didn't have barbwire.

captncrzy
04-04-2011, 12:04 PM
I may spend some down time watching them peel the impaled off of the barbed wire.

tessalasset
04-04-2011, 12:31 PM
It sounds to me like gv took last years complaints seriously and went to great lengths to resolve them (overcrowding, fence jumping, traffic nightmare) so I REEEEEEALLYY can't wait to see how it all works out... I welcome the fence addition

Yeah. I'd much rather have barbed wire fences than thousands of people sneaking in like last year.

Lithium
04-04-2011, 12:42 PM
if you are cold, you are not dancing enough

high five

BeeII
04-04-2011, 02:15 PM
Yeah. They are a bit much this year.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/21/94433591_6775cc6525_o.jpg

Good, fucking fence jumpers suck.

BeeII
04-04-2011, 02:18 PM
Does it really get unbearably cold at night? I dont think Im getting a locker and I definitely dont want to carry a sweater around all day in the heat. How cold does it typically get around 11pm-midnight?

it was windy last year, and cold. so yeah, i wish i had a locker. this year i rented one. if it's cold or not, it's going to come in handy.

BeeII
04-04-2011, 02:41 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/b12banned/fc.jpg

Drewski27
04-04-2011, 04:35 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/b12banned/fc.jpg

mmmmm . . . . . . . . cupcakes.

Bomboclat
04-04-2011, 04:48 PM
Woah, that was a dramatic change in weather predictions.

aaronbk
04-04-2011, 06:40 PM
im more interested in what bee is hiding from us

concertgoer
04-04-2011, 06:49 PM
if you are cold, you are not dancing enough
QFT

LyricsForTheMind
04-04-2011, 07:03 PM
yeah i was fine without a shirt all night sunday last year

frizzlefry
04-04-2011, 10:27 PM
My girlfriend was fine every night last year, which was allegedly one of the cooler years Coachella has experienced. She is your typical Southern California who can't stand our "cold" weather in the Inland Empire, it's absurd at times how cold she gets in what I think is perfect weather. She was find in shorts and t-shirts all day and night. It honestly baffles me that so many people are freezing at night.

paceisthetrick
04-04-2011, 10:33 PM
I hate everyone using the word "cold" in this thread.

SP The Ghost
04-05-2011, 06:49 AM
I may not have experienced T.dot cold but until you've experienced -20F or greater don't talk to me about cold.

alpharuin
04-05-2011, 06:51 AM
As of this morning, the metal frames for Sahara, Mojave and Gobi are up.

Neighborhood Creep
04-05-2011, 07:03 AM
As of this morning, the metal frames for Sahara, Mojave and Gobi are up.

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss88/SilentWolf8979/Humor/pics_or_it_didnt_happen_retro_poste.jpg

Fourthisto
04-05-2011, 07:19 AM
yeah i was fine without a shirt all night sunday last yearUntrue. You may have been without a shirt, but Hacksaw Jim Duggan has never been fine a day of his life.

alpharuin
04-05-2011, 09:04 AM
[IMG]http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss88/SilentWolf8979/Humor/pics_or_it_didnt_happen_retro_poste.jpg[IMG]

I believe the general consensus here is to not post photos. In other words, "no spoilers!"

Exhibit A:


Posting pics of preparations prohibited

Bomboclat
04-05-2011, 09:07 AM
Dont post pictures, wtf?

faxman75
04-05-2011, 09:13 AM
I believe the general consensus here is to not post photos. In other words, "no spoilers!"

Exhibit A:

That's just silly. If you don't want to see or read about Indio updates, then stay away from this thread. How can you have updates without spoilers? lol


Thursday 83
Friday 91
Saturday 85
Sunday 86

All Sunny. It's been changing a significant amount every day at this point. So remember, don't count on this quite yet. Maybe come Sunday-Monday we'll have a good idea.

JustSteve
04-05-2011, 09:15 AM
dani has requested no shots and removed posted ones of the art pieces in years past, though. no sneaking peeks at your presents before christmas.

Stickjohn
04-05-2011, 09:29 AM
haha don't take anything I say as being official. I was just basing that on exactly what Steve says above.

loubque
04-05-2011, 09:33 AM
I may not have experienced T.dot cold but until you've experienced -20F or greater don't talk to me about cold.

cold is fucking cold no matter what.

and i highly doubt that when it is -20 out you spend much time in that cold. i am sure you spend it in a heated room. ive lived in -60 weather and it felt colder at 25 degrees than it is at -20...

faxman75
04-05-2011, 09:43 AM
dani has requested no shots and removed posted ones of the art pieces in years past, though. no sneaking peeks at your presents before christmas.

Gotcha, I thought this was about the barbed wire and weather screen shots. I can totally understand the art being protected and any changes in setup on the grounds.

SP The Ghost
04-05-2011, 09:43 AM
cold is fucking cold no matter what.

and i highly doubt that when it is -20 out you spend much time in that cold. i am sure you spend it in a heated room. ive lived in -60 weather and it felt colder at 25 degrees than it is at -20...

20 minute walk to work each way for a few days is whack. But 60 degrees is not cold.

heimer
04-05-2011, 11:46 AM
Gotcha, I thought this was about the barbed wire and weather screen shots. I can totally understand the art being protected and any changes in setup on the grounds.
The barbed wire shot is not from Indio though, just FYI.

heyeric
04-05-2011, 12:11 PM
Please stop talking about the weather. It's California for god's sake.

Neighborhood Creep
04-05-2011, 12:31 PM
The barbed wire shot is not from Indio though, just FYI.

I originally found it on google when I searched 'barbed wire palm trees'

Lol @ anyone that thought Coachella really put up fences like that. Its not a fucking prison.

SFtoCoachella
04-05-2011, 12:41 PM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/270999519.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1302036982&Signature=le%2FQR6iiJLWRf6lf4lDgCo6rLW0%3D

Coachella:
Today in Indio... Hope to see you in 10 days =) - http://twitpic.com/4hcgkf

neis218
04-05-2011, 12:45 PM
Wow cant wait.

PlayaDelWes
04-05-2011, 12:47 PM
When you zoom in, please note the hole in the fence to the new area. Stables used to be where that tent is.

http://i53.tinypic.com/34ngopk.jpg

weeklymix
04-05-2011, 12:52 PM
These weather reports are a fucking tease. If it's actually partly cloudy & in the 80s I will eat then shit literal bricks.

SP The Ghost
04-05-2011, 01:07 PM
Meaning what, Playa? Perhaps I'm stupid.

NachoCat
04-05-2011, 01:10 PM
yeah from that picture I have no bearing on what Im looking at.

JustSteve
04-05-2011, 01:12 PM
pretty sure that is the area behind where the mainstage food courts were. also the area behind the food and beer garden across from the sahara and mojave. that shot looks like it is taken from about where the outdoor stage is.


...and that doggie looks familiar.

darksideofkaos.
04-05-2011, 01:19 PM
These weather reports are a fucking tease. If it's actually partly cloudy & in the 80s I will eat then shit literal bricks.

Yeah as always it's going to end up being in the upper 80's to mid 90's... I pray for moderate weatherchella one day.

PlayaDelWes
04-05-2011, 01:19 PM
That shot posted by SFtoCoachella (http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/270999519.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1302039634&Signature=DXBen%2BgVZQSUHo%2B4BfRrWRrzUYY%3D) is taken from the Outdoor Theater stage location looking back towards the corner of the fest
(left would be the Gobi and other tents, right would be the entrance / ferris wheel)
Meaning what, Playa? Perhaps I'm stupid.
They have added new space this year and we've thought for some time that's where it is, just didn't know how we would get in and out of there.

You can see in that new picutre that they have taken down a significant section of hedge / fence on the North Side for traffic.

Here's an old picutre I highlighted with the new space.
http://i56.tinypic.com/25rm637.jpg

rage patton
04-05-2011, 01:22 PM
I wonder where that food court is going to be moved to.

indietron
04-05-2011, 01:27 PM
Holy crap playa good eye!

Cheddar's Cousin
04-05-2011, 01:27 PM
Near the entrance.

nationocean
04-05-2011, 01:41 PM
I thought it was farther down to the direct left of where you highlighted. I thought they said between the Sahara and Mojave? So it would be further down..

PlayaDelWes
04-05-2011, 01:48 PM
I thought it was farther down to the direct left of where you highlighted. I thought they said between the Sahara and Mojave? So it would be further down..

You can't really put the path across from the Sahara / Mojave because of the additional grandstand infrastructure there. Also, those other stables to the left of that red highlighted area above are still there.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5062829030_ea8242919a_z.jpg

nationocean
04-05-2011, 01:58 PM
Hmm, that makes sense.

It looks like the entrance to get over there will only be from the front? or maybe they would let people in from one of those food courts..

faxman75
04-05-2011, 01:59 PM
I wouldn't count on any pathway between the food courts. Hopefully i'm wrong but i'm guessing it's only accessible by the exit/entrance.

nationocean
04-05-2011, 02:01 PM
plus.. i just like looking at area pictures of the polo field... sigh

8 DAYS TILL I LEAVE!!!!

PlayaDelWes
04-05-2011, 02:01 PM
Hmm, that makes sense.

It looks like the entrance to get over there will only be from the front? or maybe they would let people in from one of those food courts..

That pic up at the top has a red spraypaint circle where there is a new hole in the fence to provide access from the corner of the fest into this new area. (see where I put those black arrows in that other pic?)

I would assume you can also get to that area from the entrance area.


I wouldn't count on any pathway between the food courts. Hopefully i'm wrong but i'm guessing it's only accessible by the exit/entrance.


That hole they cut in the fence is huge, much more than they would need for festival staff. Besides, it's not cutting in-between food courts. It's just moving the left edge of the main stage food court over to the right a little. Also, if you look closely it looks like they cut another big hole in the fence further to the right.

Oh, and those tiny little tents in the distance near the larger new tent kinda look like food vendor tents, right? So perhaps there is no main stage food court this year.

nationocean
04-05-2011, 02:04 PM
Pay attention here. That pic up at the top has a red spraypaint circle where there is a new hole in the fence to provide access from the corner of the fest into this new area. (see where I put those black arrows in that other pic?)

I would assume you can also get to that area from the entrance area.

That would really be great with directing traffic. I remember the dome out at the front gate and you would have to walk all the way around if you were at the sahara.

It would just be awesome if Coachella could just pull everything off this year and make it look easy..

Too bad the wristband shipments looks more like same-old-same-old. oh well.

Sigma
04-05-2011, 03:16 PM
Just stopping by to say this is my favorite thread, makes the wait much more bearable. Thanks to all the Indio connects!

Desert Princess
04-06-2011, 06:29 PM
Just drove by the Polo fields. Stage is being set up with a big crane! ;-)

Cheddar's Cousin
04-06-2011, 07:29 PM
Main stage is also in progress.

furnace
04-06-2011, 07:37 PM
Thanks cheese

Neighborhood Creep
04-06-2011, 08:07 PM
Any work on the Do Lab being done? That's always my favorite thing to see right away

Bomboclat
04-06-2011, 09:12 PM
Word! Really excited to see what they do with the Do Lab this year. Last year they gave a bit of a tease saying they were going to be making giant statue like structures, but this year we've heard nothing! So stoked on that, its always the first thing I seek out when I get to Coachella, just to see what it looks like.

heyeric
04-07-2011, 06:36 AM
Off to the Coachella Valley today for setup.

weeklymix
04-07-2011, 06:45 AM
Word! Really excited to see what they do with the Do Lab this year. Last year they gave a bit of a tease saying they were going to be making giant statue like structures, but this year we've heard nothing! So stoked on that, its always the first thing I seek out when I get to Coachella, just to see what it looks like.

Agreed. I have never spent that much time at the Do Lab but it's definitely a healthy focal point for everyone.

Suffacated
04-07-2011, 06:59 AM
Lotsa wind...


Issued by The National Weather Servicee

Start time : 06:00 AM PDT Thu, Apr 7, 2011

End time : 10:00 PM PDT Thu, Apr 7, 2011

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING: STRONGEST WINDS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* WINDS: WEST WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH FOR THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE ON THE DESERT SLOPES OF THE MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT DESERT AREAS. WINDS DECREASING LATE TONIGHT.

* VISIBILITY: NEAR ZERO IN THE DESERTS AT TIMES IN BLOWING DUST AND SAND.

* IMPACTS: THE WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR MOTORISTS WITH HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. WATCH FOR BROKEN TREE LIMBS AND DOWNED POWER LINES. IN THE DESERTS...AREAS OF BLOWING DUST AND SAND COULD REDUCE VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

THE WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR MOTORISTS WITH HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. WATCH FOR BROKEN TREE LIMBS AND DOWNED POWER LINES. IN THE DESERTS...AREAS OF BLOWING DUST AND SAND COULD REDUCE VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO.

jsnake0123
04-07-2011, 07:14 PM
need more updates!
love this thread

Crezzy
04-07-2011, 09:18 PM
Just got to La Quinta, ill pass by the grounds tomorrow and post pictures, ill try to get inside too! :)

Bomboclat
04-07-2011, 10:00 PM
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-ca-0406-coachella-038.jpg-20110410,0,3456976.photo


Oh jesus christ on a cracker

fredbull
04-07-2011, 10:20 PM
^^ oh. my.

furnace
04-07-2011, 10:23 PM
FUCK YES MUTI RANDOLPH IS MY GOD

electrocute
04-07-2011, 11:16 PM
oh my fucking what the shit :OOOO

indietron
04-07-2011, 11:17 PM
I don't know if my head is gonna be able to handle the sahara this year

gmoneyak
04-07-2011, 11:18 PM
That Sahara setup is going to be sick.

I love how the 10-day weather forecast ALWAYS clears up come Coachella weekend. 93-95 Highs all 3 days, Hell Yes.

gaypalmsprings
04-08-2011, 04:51 AM
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/accu.jpg



from weather.com ....



http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/accu2.jpg

gmoneyak
04-08-2011, 07:18 AM
Never fails.

heyeric
04-08-2011, 07:24 AM
I'm working in the Sahara today, stage is going up in there. I'm only guessing at this point but I'm sure RATSOUND will be arriving today/tomorrow for a couple of the stages.


Edit: I see more generators pulling up.

Cheddar's Cousin
04-08-2011, 08:18 AM
Any work on the Do Lab being done? That's always my favorite thing to see right away

Passed by yesterday. No evidence of the Do Lab in it's usual place.

thestripe
04-08-2011, 09:06 AM
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-ca-0406-coachella-038.jpg-20110410,0,3456976.photo


Oh jesus christ on a cracker

Whoa

tessalasset
04-08-2011, 09:32 AM
Yeaaahhhhhh about that.

rage patton
04-08-2011, 10:09 AM
Yeah? What about it?

digitaldragon03
04-08-2011, 10:44 AM
I'm working in the Sahara today, stage is going up in there. I'm only guessing at this point but I'm sure RATSOUND will be arriving today/tomorrow for a couple of the stages.


Edit: I see more generators pulling up.
Ratsound is such an unsung hero in all of this. All of the lights in the Sahara mean nothing without that sound system.

tessalasset
04-08-2011, 11:13 AM
Yeah? What about it?

I had absolutely no follow up to that.

frizzlefry
04-08-2011, 11:20 AM
Like the extreme difference of temps of Sunday, won't know will get there!

rage patton
04-08-2011, 11:24 AM
I had absolutely no follow up to that.

I thought you were gonna follow it up with something like "That was just a proposal, but it is not actually happening and the LA times just got it wrong." or something like that.

GeminiDC
04-08-2011, 11:30 AM
Woah...the Sahara light setup sounds awesome. Very excited! :)

babies on parade
04-08-2011, 12:05 PM
every time I read this thread, I feel like I have to poo, but in the best way

indietron
04-08-2011, 12:06 PM
huh...

thestripe
04-08-2011, 06:54 PM
Awesome.

GolfWang
04-08-2011, 06:57 PM
The Dome looks pretty big in those pictures...!

Holy butt-fucking Christ I am getting so excited.

Suffacated
04-08-2011, 07:44 PM
Just got to La Quinta, ill pass by the grounds tomorrow and post pictures, ill try to get inside too! :)

Loiterer.

faxman75
04-08-2011, 07:49 PM
weather channel says 95/95/95 accuweather 90/94/97 cnn says 92/93/92

daisyBee
04-08-2011, 07:50 PM
thoroughly stoked.

Lynn163
04-08-2011, 08:31 PM
Beautiful!

guedita
04-08-2011, 08:31 PM
They're going to keep being deleted, don't bother re-loading them. Those that saw, saw. GV wants their attendees to be surprised.

Crezzy
04-08-2011, 08:34 PM
It's the last time I'm trying, if they delete them well then at least I tried

thestripe
04-08-2011, 08:35 PM
Yeah, I wouldn't re-post them if they get deleted. You should probably take them down. Cool pics though.

wstsidela
04-08-2011, 08:38 PM
Ratsound is such an unsung hero in all of this. All of the lights in the Sahara mean nothing without that sound system.

Dave Rat is the man!!

Harrisment
04-09-2011, 07:58 AM
Shit I missed them! PM me somebody.

fredbull
04-09-2011, 08:28 AM
Shit I missed them! PM me somebody.

yes please!

heyeric
04-09-2011, 08:59 AM
mic check....mic check..is this thing on?

Coachella Valley get ready to hear some BASS today. Driving back out to the Oasis under the sun for another 8 hours of setup after I go check out a new apartment. The Rats have arrived.

thewoodenman
04-09-2011, 09:18 AM
mmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm goooooooooooooooooooooood

ArcadeParade
04-09-2011, 10:58 AM
god I wish I was there right now, next year I am going even earlier

Redundant567
04-09-2011, 11:32 AM
Now it's being predicted at 96 degrees all three days. The temperature always goes up Coachella weekend :)

tessalasset
04-09-2011, 12:59 PM
Remember when it was at the end of April and they moved it earlier for the weather?

TickleMeElmo
04-09-2011, 01:07 PM
Someone wanna pm me the pics too?

jsnake0123
04-09-2011, 02:00 PM
please PM those pics to me too if possible!

Sigma
04-09-2011, 02:13 PM
Someone wanna pm me the pics too?

+1... I want to see what all this hype is about! Anyone have the pics to PM?

JustSteve
04-09-2011, 02:27 PM
just wait people...no peeking at your presents before christmas!

jsnake0123
04-09-2011, 04:17 PM
just wait people...no peeking at your presents before christmas!

This is like opening the one on xmas eve or seeing what is in the stalking

guedita
04-09-2011, 04:19 PM
You guys, it was pictures of tents and a fence. It really is nothing to cry about missing. It looked nice. You'll see it very soon, but it will look better because you will be there in person and the entire set up will be complete.

thewoodenman
04-09-2011, 05:25 PM
^just made me even more excited... goddammit.

algunz
04-09-2011, 05:29 PM
I've never had a Christmas stalking. Sounds terrifying, yet oddly exciting.

And the pics were cool, but not that great. You will all be there soon. Patience. :lips

concertgoer
04-09-2011, 05:36 PM
Christmas stalkers are the best

algunz
04-09-2011, 05:38 PM
They're festive and threatening. Bad Santa . . .

suprefan
04-09-2011, 05:54 PM
Remember when it was at the end of April and they moved it earlier for the weather?

Yes, and Stagecoach got the better weather cause of it.

heyeric
04-10-2011, 12:07 PM
So much fun stuff out here, the skating rink and general stores are up.

Jakewc151
04-10-2011, 12:32 PM
FYI, there are some things posted on the coachella facebook page.. just sayin ;)

NachoCat
04-12-2011, 12:44 PM
BUMPPPPPPPPP