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troubleINwonderland
03-16-2012, 10:17 PM
How long do you think the wait will be if i get into indio between 9-11am Thursday Morning?

RickeyinLA
03-16-2012, 10:47 PM
Two hours behind me. I'll see you in lot 5 I hope.

KORNfed
03-19-2012, 10:34 AM
I am planning on arriving early as well, and wondering the same thing lol. I'm leaving LA at 5am

blueduck
03-19-2012, 11:51 AM
our party is arriving weds night

KORNfed
03-19-2012, 12:24 PM
our party is arriving weds night

Sleeping in the car or you guys got a hotel? What time are you going to line up? I hope to be at the gate by 7 muahhahahahah!!

baily
03-19-2012, 12:35 PM
very little

LetThereBeLight
03-19-2012, 01:15 PM
Is this the unofficial "I'm aiming for lot 5" thread? We will also be there early.

texasj
03-19-2012, 01:38 PM
I will see you freaks bright and early Thursday morning

KORNfed
03-19-2012, 01:41 PM
Ok, so i'm not crazy leaving butt early to get there close up :). I will be the lost looking soul haha.

VOLVOX17
03-19-2012, 01:57 PM
getting there b/w 6 and 7 am thursday. Spent last year in the tent camping area. looking forward to some car camping fun this year.

welgo800
03-19-2012, 02:05 PM
last year we got there about 10pm and didn't get to our camp s pot until 3am. although it was a good time partying in line with everyone else this will not happen again this year.

sounds like all of you are crazy fanatics who will go the extra distance to get into lot 5. is it really that much better over there? not sure what lot i ended up in last year, but it was right next to the row of showers, the dj/swing set, and the skating rink.

oh shit! can't wait, it doesn't matter where i'm camping, just stoaked to be there :)

Mugwog
03-19-2012, 02:09 PM
If you go early, just keep the rest of us updated on security ;)

KORNfed
03-19-2012, 02:14 PM
I don't understand why people who get there early would be pushed further away then people who get there late :/.

blueduck
03-19-2012, 08:20 PM
Sleeping in the car or you guys got a hotel? What time are you going to line up? I hope to be at the gate by 7 muahhahahahah!!

In a car. watch the sun rise and set in one great day

mistakenstrangers
03-20-2012, 02:02 AM
I wouldn't mind being on Main St again this year...

billtino
03-20-2012, 09:16 AM
I wouldn't mind being on Main St again this year...

Main St is extended into lot 10 this year too, but if you arrive between 9-11am thurs you will be in Lot 5.

KORNfed
03-20-2012, 09:24 AM
Lot 5, from the pictures seems good :).

euphonicfiend
03-20-2012, 09:37 AM
Leaving L.A. at 5am as well. Figured it should be a good amount of time to stop by the market for some final supplies and be beat the morning traffic. Its creeping up so fast I cant believe it!

kvnty
03-20-2012, 08:45 PM
Please help:

I'm car camping (driving from LA) and picking my buddy up from Ontario Airport at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, April 12. If his flight lands on time, and he doesn't have checked bags, how likely is it we will arrive in time to get a spot in Lot 5 or 8?

Really would appreciate honest response.

Neighborhood Creep
03-20-2012, 09:07 PM
Please help:

I'm car camping (driving from LA) and picking my buddy up from Ontario Airport at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, April 12. If his flight lands on time, and he doesn't have checked bags, how likely is it we will arrive in time to get a spot in Lot 5 or 8?

Really would appreciate honest response.

Change your god awful avi and I will give you an estimated guess

joeylewis1987
03-21-2012, 01:25 AM
unless this year people have a bigger jump on everything, getting there around 2-3 pm (and driving from oregon) was fine to get into lot 5-8 last year. deep in 5, but 5 nonetheless. dont be so stressed. you end up where you end up and its great regardless. just dont get there at 11 pm.

billtino
03-21-2012, 02:06 AM
Please help:

I'm car camping (driving from LA) and picking my buddy up from Ontario Airport at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, April 12. If his flight lands on time, and he doesn't have checked bags, how likely is it we will arrive in time to get a spot in Lot 5 or 8?

Really would appreciate honest response.

still very likey, but don't sweat it. Just make sure you and your neighbors make your own "main street" and all is good.

kvnty
03-21-2012, 08:08 AM
Thanks much for your replies. My issue last year in Lot 10 (a good 20 minute walk to the stages) was that I'm extremely fair-skinned (think the movie Powder) and couldn't make the trek during the 100+ degree days. No sun screen on earth could help. Once inside the festival grounds there were shelter tents and shade, but getting there was 85% of the battle. So I need to camp close to the entrance or miss a lot of daytime bands.

Inthecolumbiagorge
03-21-2012, 08:48 AM
Use a parasol or umbrella. They sold cool paper ones inside the fest. Helps with the sun:-)

watchthephone
03-21-2012, 05:51 PM
Hey guys, what if I come late Thursday night, like midnight? I've never been to Coachella before so I don't really know what to expect... help please :)

SolXSlayer
03-21-2012, 07:36 PM
I'm planning on arriving 9-11 am on Friday. Will I still be able to get a camping spot?

KORNfed
03-21-2012, 09:04 PM
Yay for all us early birds!! Can't wait to meet you all:).

MondayBox
03-21-2012, 09:09 PM
Hey guys, what if I come late Thursday night, like midnight? I've never been to Coachella before so I don't really know what to expect... help please :)

Last year we got there around 10:00 or 11:00 and didn't camp till 4 am!

watchthephone
03-22-2012, 06:50 PM
Last year we got there around 10:00 or 11:00 and didn't camp till 4 am!

was it because of traffic or was the line just long?

frizzlefry
03-22-2012, 08:53 PM
You still have a decent chance of being within five minutes of the festival gates if you get there in the afternoon I bet. My group didn't arrive until six I believe last year and we were still in Lot 5 and a quick walk away from the gates

tharris
03-23-2012, 09:16 AM
I think his question was: How long will the wait be to get through security and to a camp spot if he arrives between 9am and 11am on Thursday morning.

sassypants
03-23-2012, 05:44 PM
planning on leaving LA Thursday at 5am too and hoping lines to get thru security won't be crazy long. Hoping to get my campsite up by noon so I can relax for the rest of the day.

bganch
03-23-2012, 11:36 PM
Will this be the official thread for real-time camping arrival updates?! omg

MissM
03-27-2012, 11:16 AM
Best laid plans...LOL! We were aiming for 10am arrival, didn't happen. Got there 11 or noon. 5 cars. They split us up in security, but we managed to regroup JUST as we arrived at the camp spots so we were together again!! EPIC placement, RIGHT by the gates!!! Hopefully will have same luck this year :)

Ride a Tire!
03-27-2012, 11:30 PM
was it because of traffic or was the line just long?

Long line / security check. More people come later in the day Thursday, so it's more crowded.

amma_sol
03-30-2012, 11:07 AM
I'm leaving from Santa Barbara and trying to leave around 6-7am... but then have to deal with LA traffic. Also have to pick someone up in North Hollywood. The only way to get around it is leave at 5am or 10am... ahhh we probably wont be able to sleep the night before anyways lol.

Last year we got there around 130-2 and only had to wait in line for about an hour. Right after we got there there was a rush of cars and the line got much much longer. We ended up in 8 but were some of the last people to get in that campsite.

PepeO
03-30-2012, 11:58 AM
Should take like an hour to 2 hours to get in? I'm tent camping so I know I'll get good placement no matter what :D Also going weekend 2 so I can see what went down weekend 1 and plan accordingly.

JCmpls
03-30-2012, 08:03 PM
I'm flying in from MN and staying in Huntington Beach on Wednesday night...how long will it take me to get out to the Coachella area if I leave around 9am? Is that a dumb idea (traffic)?

texasj
03-30-2012, 08:48 PM
I'm flying in from MN and staying in Huntington Beach on Wednesday night...how long will it take me to get out to the Coachella area if I leave around 9am? Is that a dumb idea (traffic)?
There won't be much traffic around 9am. It will take about 2 hours to get there from HB

troubleINwonderland
04-12-2012, 09:57 AM
BUMP! Real time updates :) PLEASE!! :) ANYONE?

troubleINwonderland
04-12-2012, 10:08 AM
Do tell which lot is going first :) Were there a lot of ppl already when you arrived?

billtino
04-12-2012, 12:15 PM
Do tell which lot is going first :) Were there a lot of ppl already when you arrived?

I'm guessing it will be 5, 8, 7, then 10.