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wstsidela
03-12-2012, 08:10 PM
That was the shit last year. I should be on-site around 8 or 9pm on Thursday. My heart will break if I don't get another great spot in Lot 8.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/254486_10150212528008382_646983381_7232526_2969370 _n.jpg

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/254013_10150212528028382_646983381_7232527_1037416 _n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/206223_10150158019213382_646983381_6719734_7782402 _n.jpg

Stickjohn
03-12-2012, 09:37 PM
I liked the new diagonal lane layout and the street signs - easier to find people and get around without walking through people's sites.

billtino
03-13-2012, 01:54 AM
"8 or 9am Thursday?"

That will put you in lot 5

Robin
03-13-2012, 07:47 AM
I'm hoping on Lot 8 again this year. We ended up with a pretty sweet spot on 8th Street near the entrance.


"8 or 9am Thursday?"

That will put you in lot 5

PM

am =/= pm

mind blown.

billtino
03-13-2012, 08:03 AM
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/206223_10150158019213382_646983381_6719734_7782402 _n.jpg

Lovin this ^ bikini hoola hoop action on "Bighorn"

Trying to figure out the logistics to land in lot 8 too. I got into the car inspection lot midnight'ish last year and ended up 3 rows into lot 10 behind the Gen Store, just missing lot 8...which was also a great spot. checkin times 3 hours earlier is gonna change things a bit. also don't want to be in lot 7...

kerby14
03-13-2012, 08:59 AM
got in about 9 pm as well and was also in lot 8 on fox st, which would be 4 streets past bighorn if my math is correct

wstsidela
03-13-2012, 09:27 AM
Lovin this ^ bikini hoola hoop action on "Bighorn"

Trying to figure out the logistics to land in lot 8 too. I got into the car inspection lot midnight'ish last year and ended up 3 rows into lot 10 behind the Gen Store, just missing lot 8...which was also a great spot. checkin times 3 hours earlier is gonna change things a bit. also don't want to be in lot 7...

It's no guarantee but I think you need to arrive earlier than midnight.


got in about 9 pm as well and was also in lot 8 on fox st, which would be 4 streets past bighorn if my math is correct

That's two of us that arrived around 9pm.

joeylewis1987
03-13-2012, 05:40 PM
got there around 6 last year and as right next to the front gates. the earlier the better

TheMusicMan
03-13-2012, 06:18 PM
as long as i dont end up in 10 or 7 i'm stoked

djbionik
03-13-2012, 06:46 PM
I've gotten to the campsite every year around the same time ( no matter what time I shoot for) and I've always gotten there between 7 and 10pm, and always got lot 8. It's my charm. ;)
I got mad love for Lot 8.

bemerritt
03-13-2012, 07:12 PM
8pm last year landed us in Lot 8. However, the gates open 3 hours earlier this year...

wstsidela
03-13-2012, 08:27 PM
8pm last year landed us in Lot 8. However, the gates open 3 hours earlier this year...

I'm not sure that matters. I don't think the three extra hours will create a rush. It's still a work day.

wstsidela
03-13-2012, 09:10 PM
BTW looks like they changed the camping layout this year.

http://assets.coachella.com/uploads/media_items/coachella-2012-festival-map-1.695.544.s.jpg

Here is last year's map

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSrKgsMaEKvappIc73tMPKJ02_X2Dbd7 7e2_XEIWp0720ASJwMyRmqlzJJA

Found this one in one of the other threads

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww215/theclares/coachella/coachella2012mapguess2.jpg

billtino
03-13-2012, 09:26 PM
The big question is will 7 or 8 be filled after 5. You could argue it either way. I'm hoping 8 before 7.

tharris
03-14-2012, 08:35 AM
It makes more sense for them to go 5, 8, 10/7. Be glued to Twitter and this board on Thursday to be sure, though.

wstsidela
03-14-2012, 09:10 AM
I'll be bet money: 5-8-7-10. IMHO They won't start parking in 10 until everything else is filled. That's what they did last year. You can't fill 10 and still park in 7 unless they have another entrance.

Highly Refined Pirate
03-14-2012, 10:53 AM
Lot 8 is the tits

vertin
03-14-2012, 11:05 AM
i plan on getting to the grounds thursday around noon

wstsidela
03-14-2012, 11:33 AM
That should put you in Lot 5. Still a great spot.

MattBags
03-14-2012, 01:56 PM
You think noon on Thursday will put you in Lot 5? I'm shooting for Lot 8 as well and just looking for some guesstimates.

Ketchup619
03-14-2012, 03:25 PM
This lot 8 you speak of...

Nuts as hell?

billtino
03-14-2012, 03:32 PM
This lot 8 you speak of...

Nuts as hell?

The whole camping experience is "nuts as hell" no matter what Lot you are in. You are sharing a weekend with other happy friendly music fanatics w/o a care in the world from people all over the world. Lot 8 just happens to be the closest to the festival entrance & more central to camping amenities which saves your feet a little less walking.....THAT IS ALL.

One big negative of Lot 8 is the high amount of foot traffic if you are along the diagonal. Great for some, horrible for others who would rather not draw too much attention. Just noticed the new diagonal in part of Lot 10 too.

manalive!
03-14-2012, 07:55 PM
we got in at maybe 5-6ish last year. ended up on main st right by the 2005 sign. perfect spot. 50yds from the gates. hopefully we get a similar spot this year :)