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californiagirl
05-17-2012, 05:39 PM
Hi Guys,
Does anyone know when the safari tents will go on sale for 2013? Were they included in pre-sale?
Thanks :)

psychic friend
05-17-2012, 05:40 PM
go to coachella.com and click on travel packages

ThatGirl
05-17-2012, 05:40 PM
They were included in presale but they don't typically sell out. There was lots available during regular sale last year.

microcuts
05-17-2012, 05:42 PM
Hi Guys,
Does anyone know when the safari tents will go on sale for 2013? Were they included in pre-sale?
Thanks :)

I believe you can preorder/layaway for the next week and it's 34% down, then 33% August 1st, and 33% Jan 1st.

californiagirl
05-17-2012, 05:46 PM
thanks - you can't book them online, do you know if the 20% payment plan is available for them? Just sent an email through.

californiagirl
05-17-2012, 05:49 PM
sweet - thanks!

gmfortner
05-21-2012, 02:20 PM
Last year weekend one didn't sell out until shortly before. During weekend one I was told that there were still a few left for weekend two.

TomAz
05-22-2012, 03:46 PM
Why does someone who can afford the safari tents need a payment plan?

amyzzz
05-22-2012, 04:04 PM
because they can't really afford Safari tents. I wish I could buy one. I guess I'd have to bring some hookers and blow too.

Mugwog
05-22-2012, 07:14 PM
because they can't really afford Safari tents. I wish I could buy one. I guess I'd have to bring some hookers and blow too.

I'll throw down.

microcuts
05-22-2012, 07:44 PM
Why does someone who can afford the safari tents need a payment plan?

Not sure, but it looks like they changed it to 4 payments now. Honestly I would probably need to do it just for the sole reason I don't even have a $6,500+ limit on my card. But I definitely can't afford it anyway.

gmfortner
05-22-2012, 09:34 PM
I did it last year for the first time. This is a lame statement, but if you can afford it, it is worth every penny. But if you really should not be spending the extra money on it, it isn't. The Safari area is amazing, but it isn't really that much closer than the car/tent camping. Safari makes it easy to have front of the crowd access, but if you get to the acts you want to see early enough, you will have the same view. You get access to the VIP areas, but I found it just as easy to get a beer in the regular beer gardens as I did the VIP area. Bottom line is if you are maxing your credit cards out to buy it, it is probably a bad idea.

psychic friend
05-23-2012, 07:30 PM
there was also a pool at the safari tents. that was pretty cool

gmfortner
05-23-2012, 10:12 PM
there was also a pool at the safari tents. that was pretty cool

Yes it was. Especially the Brazilian girl in her underwear.

Buddha99
05-24-2012, 06:14 AM
Can't wait to wear my Speedo...

ThatGirl
05-24-2012, 08:39 AM
I did it last year for the first time. This is a lame statement, but if you can afford it, it is worth every penny. But if you really should not be spending the extra money on it, it isn't. The Safari area is amazing, but it isn't really that much closer than the car/tent camping. Safari makes it easy to have front of the crowd access, but if you get to the acts you want to see early enough, you will have the same view. You get access to the VIP areas, but I found it just as easy to get a beer in the regular beer gardens as I did the VIP area. Bottom line is if you are maxing your credit cards out to buy it, it is probably a bad idea.

There is also still backstage access right? They had it last year.

gmfortner
06-10-2012, 07:22 AM
There is also still backstage access right? They had it last year.


I can only speak for 2012. You can get behind the stage at both stages and all three tents. That is how you can get from stage to stage. It is also how you catch the golf cart back to your tent. Strangely you did not have access to the stages in the tents. However, you could walk right up on side stage for the Outdoor or Main Stages, except during the headliners. I watched part of Shins from on the stage. Pretty cool.

nyarlathotoats
06-10-2012, 12:34 PM
Pics please.

gmfortner
06-19-2012, 10:18 AM
Shins from side stage. First time posting a picture so I apologize. Taken with my phone, so it's not the best picture. You can see the VIP area in the background.

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Mr. Dylanja
06-19-2012, 12:56 PM
Cool pic.

So, where is the preferred viewing area during the headliners? Do you get to sit/stand in front of the barricade?

gmfortner
06-20-2012, 03:32 PM
Cool pic.

So, where is the preferred viewing area during the headliners? Do you get to sit/stand in front of the barricade?

I was going to try and describe it, but thought a sketch would be better. For many sets you were right on the rail or only a few people back. For the night stuff you were a little farther back. For the headliners you had to get there at least an hour early and then work you way up. I was about 5 off the rail for Snoop & Dre and I was there 1.5 hours before they went on.

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Duvel
06-20-2012, 06:28 PM
pool pics, please ;-D

gmfortner
06-21-2012, 02:19 PM
pool pics, please ;-D

I can't find my camera, so I am missing many of my pictures from the weekend. What I posted earlier was from my phone. I am sure I took a picture of the pool with my camera but.....

So, the next best thing is a link to a picture: http://valleymusictravel.com/coachella_safari2013.php

It was an above ground pool with a deck around it.

Duvel
06-22-2012, 03:28 AM
I can't find my camera, so I am missing many of my pictures from the weekend. What I posted earlier was from my phone. I am sure I took a picture of the pool with my camera but.....

So, the next best thing is a link to a picture: http://valleymusictravel.com/coachella_safari2013.php

It was an above ground pool with a deck around it.

Cheers. I was more interested in your personal pics as i've seen that 'standard' shot.

JoeCthulhu
02-12-2013, 09:12 PM
Shins from side stage.
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coachZILLA13
02-26-2013, 07:40 PM
Did you end up going for Safari? I had it last year...but all I did was buy the spot off someone, I didn't stay in their tent (I have a good car camp setup). I did use the showers and enjoy the food/snacks in the Safari compound though! And the stage access was pretty awesome - guest area up front, back/side stage access, etc. Got Sebastian Ingrosso to sign my MIA2IBZ license plate, too :)

If you get it again this year, please let me know. I'd be up for buying a spot.

Happy Chella!!

ELIZA83TH
04-22-2014, 09:49 AM
Were safari tents part of presale this year? (Not talking payment plan, but just if there were available to purchase during presale in May last year)
We are thinking of getting one for next year - mostly because I will be pregnant (if everything goes according to plan) and we would really utilize the A/C and viewing areas.
Perhaps PF can help with this question???

ThatGirl
04-22-2014, 10:45 AM
They are always available during pre-sale if you place you payment with a credit card.

microcuts
04-22-2014, 10:45 AM
Yes they were available but you have to book over either a phone number or email.

psychic friend
04-22-2014, 11:36 AM
you should ask the people who run the safari tents directly. http://valleymusictravel.com/coachella_contact.php

ELIZA83TH
04-22-2014, 12:23 PM
Thanks, dudes & gals! :)

TomAz
04-25-2014, 02:03 PM
I'm trying to figure out why these are a worthwhile thing. I mean staying at a nice resort is a lot cheaper and you've got room service and a minibar and you're not in a tent. I guess the advantages to the Safari tents are (1) at the end of the night you have someone drive you to your tent and (2) you get pretty great access. Is that it? have i missed anything?

Miroir Noir
04-25-2014, 02:06 PM
The advantage is that coachZILLA13 will offer you $1,500 for your guest pass.

Drewski27
04-25-2014, 02:14 PM
Part of me would do this for the guest passes, but the other part is kind of like "$6500? Damn."

TomAz
04-25-2014, 02:15 PM
I have those same parts Drew.

Drewski27
04-25-2014, 02:16 PM
Yeah, It's priced a bit ridiculously.

stinkbutt
04-25-2014, 02:20 PM
I have parts too guys

ThatGirl
04-25-2014, 02:21 PM
I'm trying to figure out why these are a worthwhile thing. I mean staying at a nice resort is a lot cheaper and you've got room service and a minibar and you're not in a tent. I guess the advantages to the Safari tents are (1) at the end of the night you have someone drive you to your tent and (2) you get pretty great access. Is that it? have i missed anything?
The main drawback is that it's camping no matter how nice the tents are, and it can be loud at night vs. a hotel. And you have honeywagon type bathrooms and showers. But the access and the golf cart rides are amazing. No lugging your crap around. Free bottled water. Go to your tent between sets for sunscreen, food in your tent, a change of shirt or hat, sweater. Free massages. Plus free food morning and night, and a bar with lounge, and if you run out of sunscreen, bandaids, energy drinks, whatever, it's there for free. Getting between stages with the golf carts is quick and easy, and the cordoned off areas for guests and artists by each stage is really great. Oh and the parking lot is right there, and is included, and you can go in and out as you wish. So if you split with 3 friends, you're looking at 1625.00 apiece. That gives you your guest pass (which includes VIP) your accommodation and all the above.

Drewski27
04-25-2014, 02:25 PM
I'm still having a hard time accepting that all that is worth $6500.

ThatGirl
04-25-2014, 02:27 PM
I'm still having a hard time accepting that all that is worth $6500.

From what I've heard, it's a giant pain in the ass walking out to get a shuttle and get in and out. Being on site is fantastically convenient. Especially if you are tired. You walk out behind any stage at the end of the night, and you're in bed within 10 mins. Without blisters.

chairmenmeow47
04-25-2014, 02:33 PM
if you want the camping/social experience, but are traveling from far away and don't want to bring gear, i totally see the advantage. i couldn't afford the cost myself, but i get it.

ThatGirl
04-25-2014, 02:50 PM
if you want the camping/social experience, but are traveling from far away and don't want to bring gear, i totally see the advantage. i couldn't afford the cost myself, but i get it.

Yeah, the gear thing is a big deal when you come from where I do. Regular camping just isn't an option for me. But if you share your Safari tent it's actually not that expensive - When you compare 800 for a VIP ticket (not even a guest pass), probably 200-300 for 4 nights of hotel per person, and whatever a shuttle pass is, plus breakfast and other food, or drinks, it can add up.

Drewski27
04-25-2014, 03:01 PM
I'm sure if I had the opportunity to afford it I would see the value. But since I'm a cheapo, well, I don't.

mmsk123
04-25-2014, 04:30 PM
So if you split with 3 friends, you're looking at 1625.00 apiece. That gives you your guest pass (which includes VIP) your accommodation and all the above.

A friend and I were trying to figure out how much the relative value of the guest pass is to us. If Coachella sold these they would likely be something like $1500+, but if they were priced at $1k we would definitely buy one. So add maybe ~$300/400 for a hotel each person for the weekend that you'd pay anyway and you are looking at $300 or 400 extra for the weekend, which doesn't seem too bad.

craigoneil
04-25-2014, 04:40 PM
I thought the $6500 was for 2 passes with the ability to purchase 2 more at $1500?

If so isnt the net for 4 people $9500 or $2375 /pp.

Is it 4 tickets for $6500? If so thats a steal.

JustSteve
04-25-2014, 08:55 PM
No, it's 2 for $6500.

JustSteve
04-25-2014, 08:57 PM
A friend and I were trying to figure out how much the relative value of the guest pass is to us. If Coachella sold these they would likely be something like $1500+, but if they were priced at $1k we would definitely buy one. So add maybe ~$300/400 for a hotel each person for the weekend that you'd pay anyway and you are looking at $300 or 400 extra for the weekend, which doesn't seem too bad.

If a guest pass was $1000 it would be too close to a VIP pass in terms of cost, no one would blink at spending another couple hundred bucks. I do not want many of those people being able to get that kind of access. VIP is a shitshow for the most part already, don't need them invading the artist compound and backstage areas.

vogina
04-26-2014, 05:29 AM
I'm trying to figure out why these are a worthwhile thing. I mean staying at a nice resort is a lot cheaper and you've got room service and a minibar and you're not in a tent. I guess the advantages to the Safari tents are (1) at the end of the night you have someone drive you to your tent and (2) you get pretty great access. Is that it? have i missed anything?

Just like VIP, not worth it.

ThatGirl
04-26-2014, 07:59 AM
No, it's 2 for $6500.
That's right I forgot about the extra costs for extra folks past two people. It's 9000 split 4 ways - about 2700 apiece. My bad on the calculation.

TomAz
04-26-2014, 09:51 AM
I don't have 3 friends, is the thing.

Riflesmile
04-26-2014, 09:56 AM
So we are planning to travel over next year from Ireland for our 3rd Coachella having done VIP in '11 & '12. In 2012 I found VIP to be totally crowded and clearly oversold - I remember having to Q for 10 mins to get in to the main stage VIP on the Sunday night to use the restrooms - We only bought it for the convenience of quick access to bar and toilets and it really didn't deliver at night. From what I've read lurking during my two gap years since my last visit - VIP seems to have got even worse....

So 4 of us are thinking of booking a safari this time round as two of us are celebrating "milestone" birthdays - as ThatGirl says when you add up hotel costs, VIP passes, shuttles, food, alcohol at the bar - safari doesn't seem too far a stretch for the additional access?

ThatGirl or anyone else that's been - can you answer a few questions?

1. Is access from the Thursday night or first thing Friday? If Friday how easy is it traffic wise to drive in?
2. Are they strict or lenient on the alcohol you can bring in?
3. Is side stage access now totally gone or do you get it during the day?
4. We consider ourselves to be pretty decent / level headed / friendly people - what's the general safari crowd like? Tell me it's not an even worse version of VIP?
5. Is the pool now gone?
6. Does the A/C work properly? ( we're Irish )
7. Is 4 in one tent a real crush? Are the pictures on the site an accurate view?
8. What's the lounge and bar facilities like?

Sorry if these have answered on another thread but if they were I couldn't find them and I know some of the perks have been reduced.

Thanks

ThatGirl
04-26-2014, 10:10 AM
So we are planning to travel over next year from Ireland for our 3rd Coachella having done VIP in '11 & '12. In 2012 I found VIP to be totally crowded and clearly oversold - I remember having to Q for 10 mins to get in to the main stage VIP on the Sunday night to use the restrooms - We only bought it for the convenience of quick access to bar and toilets and it really didn't deliver at night. From what I've read lurking during my two gap years since my last visit - VIP seems to have got even worse....

So 4 of us are thinking of booking a safari this time round as two of us are celebrating "milestone" birthdays - as ThatGirl says when you add up hotel costs, VIP passes, shuttles, food, alcohol at the bar - safari doesn't seem too far a stretch for the additional access?

ThatGirl or anyone else that's been - can you answer a few questions?

1. Is access from the Thursday night or first thing Friday? If Friday how easy is it traffic wise to drive in?
2. Are they strict or lenient on the alcohol you can bring in?
3. Is side stage access now totally gone or do you get it during the day?
4. We consider ourselves to be pretty decent / level headed / friendly people - what's the general safari crowd like? Tell me it's not an even worse version of VIP?
5. Is the pool now gone?
6. Does the A/C work properly? ( we're Irish )
7. Is 4 in one tent a real crush? Are the pictures on the site an accurate view?
8. What's the lounge and bar facilities like?

Sorry if these have answered on another thread but if they were I couldn't find them and I know some of the perks have been reduced.

Thanks
1) Thursday afternoon. You book a check in time and meet them at a nearby hotel where you get your package and wristband and then they escort you over, load up your tent for you with your stuff. Traffic not an issue.
2) they never questioned the amount of food or booze we brought, and since you park right there you can leave to get more.
3) side stage is forever gone, which blows, but the guest viewing is decent.
4) Safari folks are there to have fun like everyone else but it's not crazy times the same as campgrounds. It's more laid back but everyone has a good time. It's not snobby or uppity.
5) the pool is gone as of this year, not sure it will come back.
6) the AC works. And they normally shut it off at night.
7) I've done 3 in a tent and it was ok. 4 would be squishy so be sure you like who you go with. I went with two friends I travel with all the time so we know how we travel together.
8) the lounge food, particularly breakfast is great. The lounge is relaxed and has it's own wifi. It's a cash bar but you have booze in the tent. I've never bought drink in there. They DJ in there til 2 so if you are close to the lounge tent it's noisy.

mmsk123
04-26-2014, 10:16 AM
6) the AC works. And they normally shut it off at night.

:confused: wouldn't the tent be extremely hot and uncomfortable by morning?

ThatGirl
04-26-2014, 10:22 AM
:confused: wouldn't the tent be extremely hot and uncomfortable by morning?
No. It gets very cool at night in the desert and if you have it on at night it's freezing. You wear warm clothes to bed. The sun is up around 7 and the AC goes back on.

Riflesmile
04-26-2014, 11:14 AM
Thanks for taking the time - I think I'm in .....

bizzwriter
04-26-2014, 06:27 PM
My wife and I did Safari for weekend 1 this year, and we're both very glad we did. This is my 4th Coachella (my wife's 2nd). The things that made it worth the $$$ to us were:

-- Guest passes, which allowed us access to the artist/guest viewing areas (a BIG plus when arriving at a stage close to the start time) PLUS access to the artist compound PLUS ability to walk out to backstage area where we could walk to the other stages without fighting the crowds.

-- Golf cart shuttles -- Safari has their own shuttles and we could usually catch one within a couple of minutes anytime. They were very strict about ONLY picking up Safari people.

-- Air conditioned, BIG tents. Yeah, a hotel room would be nicer, but it wouldn't be closer to the grounds. The AC was a regular window unit, and we were able to run it at night if we wanted (we usually turned it off because it was cool enough at night). Plus it had a refrigerator which was very handy.

-- Very close to the grounds. A 3-minute shuttle ride and we were at the back of the Gobi stage. We stayed at La Quinta last year, and though it was nice, it was a LONG-ass walk from where the buses dropped us off to the main gates.

-- Minimal hassle. Once we were in Safari, no more searches. We could freely enter and leave the grounds without waiting in line for security or going through patdowns and all that stuff.

-- Breakfast and late-night snack provided. The quality wasn't super great (on par with a Marriott breakfast bar) but it sure tasted good at the end of a long day.

-- We had our own bathrooms and showers. There were 4 showers in each trailer, and I was usually the only one using it when I went.

-- BYOB -- I brought a bunch of beer, vodka, mixers, food -- no problem.

-- Safari parking lot was right next to our camping area. They hauled our stuff from the car to our tent via golf cart which was great. (And back to the car when we checked out.)

-- AWESOME Safari concierge staff. Great, helpful, upbeat attitudes. There to help anytime day or night.

On the down side...

-- It was a fucking tent. While it was a nice tent, a lot of dust blew in when we had our Saturday dust storm.

-- The free massage was cool, but the best times (before the bands started playing) were booked up instantly. I was happy to reserve an 11am massage for Friday morning, but that was it.

-- As I mentioned, the food wasn't THAT great. Oh, and the drinks in the lounge were super pricey ($14 for a bloody mary???)

-- $6,500 is a lot of $$$. We paid about $3,000 to stay at La Quinta last year.

It may not be worth it for everyone, but for us it was great.

Riflesmile
04-26-2014, 11:00 PM
Thanks for this - $6500 is a lot but last time round we were similar to you guys - had a $2.5K hotel bill plus $1500 on VIP passes plus $100 on shuttles and then on top of that money for booze and food in the grounds as no tent to go back to was at least a couple of hundred a day for the two of us.

With four of us - a safari is $4750 per couple - its a no brainer this time round as far as I'm concerned given the additional perks. Probably my only concern is 4 in one tent (although the four of us are really close friends and travel together a lot)

ThatGirl
04-27-2014, 05:30 AM
Thanks for this - $6500 is a lot but last time round we were similar to you guys - had a $2.5K hotel bill plus $1500 on VIP passes plus $100 on shuttles and then on top of that money for booze and food in the grounds as no tent to go back to was at least a couple of hundred a day for the two of us.

With four of us - a safari is $4750 per couple - its a no brainer this time round as far as I'm concerned given the additional perks. Probably my only concern is 4 in one tent (although the four of us are really close friends and travel together a lot)
It's not so much having 4 people sleeping in one tent but the space the luggage takes up on the floor. Once you have a fridge, dresser and 2 beds in there the luggage and food takes up quite a bit of walking room. My advice is to pack as lightly and efficiently as possible. And if your suitcase or bag is small try to keep them under the beds.

genemarty
04-27-2014, 07:41 AM
looking for 3 hot girls in their 20s to split a safari tent.

Bud Luster
04-28-2014, 08:12 AM
definitley considering splitting one this year. The last year I attended (2013) I spent 1K for a room for 4 nights in Palm Desert (which was nice, free hot breakfast and all) plust 50 for the shuttle 350 for the wristband and bunches for booze/beer/food. Just like those that posted above; celebrating a milestone bday this year. The only other fest I'm super interested in is Bestival in the UK and I'm not sure If I could swing that for the same cost as doing Coachella via Safari.

TomAz
04-28-2014, 11:05 AM
It's not so much having 4 people sleeping in one tent but the space the luggage takes up on the floor. Once you have a fridge, dresser and 2 beds in there the luggage and food takes up quite a bit of walking room. My advice is to pack as lightly and efficiently as possible. And if your suitcase or bag is small try to keep them under the beds.

there's a fridge? oh cool.

is there wifi?

ThatGirl
04-28-2014, 11:10 AM
is there wifi?


Yes in the food and lounge tent, but you can sometimes get it connected when hanging around the general safari area.

amyzzz
04-28-2014, 11:14 AM
I don't have 3 friends, is the thing.I could be a friend. :)

heart cooks brain
04-28-2014, 11:15 AM
how much this shit cost

ThatGirl
04-28-2014, 11:23 AM
Scroll down.

heart cooks brain
04-28-2014, 11:24 AM
thatclevergirl

heart cooks brain
04-28-2014, 11:25 AM
and it's 4 person? that's not bad.

Bud Luster
04-28-2014, 02:04 PM
$6,500 for two people. $1500 for each additional person.

HAIRYGOOMBA
04-28-2014, 03:47 PM
I think it would be great fun, if you had a bunch of disposable income and that's how you chose to spend it. I think staying in a nice hotel, taking the shuttle,arriving early, leaving late, listening to every band we have an interest in and eating and drinking everything we want, is quite luxurious and festive. Oh yeah, and the locker! That's just REALLY living it up.

I would dislike having 3 other people in there, since I'm quite reclusive. (Although my girlfriends accuse me of being a closet extrovert.)

Tom's new avatar is haunting me.

Riflesmile
05-12-2014, 11:56 AM
I'm guessing these don't sell out? I just chatted with VMT and they do no payment plan for these? Hadn't planned to throw down the cash in ONE payment....

ThatGirl
05-12-2014, 11:59 AM
So far they haven't sold out at pre-sale, but you can buy them in between after the lineup comes out and before main sale.

Riflesmile
05-12-2014, 12:05 PM
I might not be picking you up right so apologies, are you saying they keep them on sale from this Friday right through to main sale or do they take them off sale following the pre sale window?

ThatGirl
05-12-2014, 12:21 PM
VMT is different from Coachella ticket sales, so you can buy them pretty much anytime you can pay in full. The only risk is waiting for the lineup to come out, but they haven't sold out before that time in previous years.

Riflesmile
05-12-2014, 12:32 PM
Thats what I was hoping - I will take the plunge in the summer. Thanks again for your help :)

amyzzz
05-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Inflation is a bitch.

TomAz
05-12-2014, 01:39 PM
Inflation is also near record lows amy. What are you bitching about?

Apache
05-12-2014, 04:17 PM
the increase in cost?

amyzzz
05-12-2014, 06:58 PM
Inflation of the price. It's inflated.

ThatGirl
05-12-2014, 07:07 PM
In 2011 it was 5k for two people, and you got artist passes with backstage/onstage access. It was great. Had I never known the difference it wouldn't bug me so much but to pay more every year and get less is frustrating.

superfan
05-12-2014, 11:09 PM
It's guest passes now, big diff, no onstage access.

JustSteve
05-13-2014, 01:17 AM
You also can't get into the actual stage areas. That's a pretty big change compared to full artist/production access.

amyzzz
05-13-2014, 04:47 AM
As more and more people want to go, they keep squeezing out the regular folks.

ThatGirl
05-13-2014, 05:27 AM
It's guest passes now, big diff, no onstage access.
Watching sets from side stage and seeing the crowd from that perspective was pretty cool. It is a big difference in my opinion.

amyzzz
05-13-2014, 05:40 AM
There are some VIP areas up front only for Safari guests and real VIPs.

Duvel
05-13-2014, 06:57 PM
Hhey folks,

What's the difference btwn Safari Tents and Yurts?

go....!

Thanks...

ThatGirl
05-14-2014, 02:56 AM
Yurts are like a little round cabin. They are bigger and can fit more furniture and are more private, they come with private bathrooms and showers. Not sure if they will be offered for sale this year or if they are just for ultra VIPs. They had thought to offer them at one point with an artist pass and a private chef, plus a private golf cart to take you to and fro.

amyzzz
05-14-2014, 05:32 AM
I just asked Valley Music Travel about the yurts. I guess they will probably cost a lot more.

Riflesmile
05-14-2014, 12:13 PM
You will have to tell us all how much if they come back to you - i'm gonna guess $12K....

amyzzz
05-14-2014, 12:40 PM
I will be sure to report back. No response yet.

Buddha99
05-14-2014, 01:10 PM
You will have to tell us all how much if they come back to you - i'm gonna guess $12K....

If a Safari tent with 4 people is over $9k, the yurt is going to be a bigger hit than $12k... My wife inquired last year and I think it was in the $15-20K range and included meals...

crazzz2007
05-14-2014, 02:00 PM
No. It gets very cool at night in the desert and if you have it on at night it's freezing. You wear warm clothes to bed. The sun is up around 7 and the AC goes back on.

ummm, when it's 107 during the day, it does not get "very cool" at night.

Riflesmile
05-14-2014, 02:10 PM
If a Safari tent with 4 people is over $9k, the yurt is going to be a bigger hit than $12k... My wife inquired last year and I think it was in the $15-20K range and included meals...

My $12K guess was based on 2 people - a 5K bump on safari

15-20K -damn, that would need to be some special meals......

kvnty
05-14-2014, 02:13 PM
Even if four people went in together on one of these tents, that sounds miserably crowded, especially at night and during the multi-day costume changes and make-up touch-ups.

You could go VIP at a four-star resort with shuttle pass for $1,000/person less than the per person cost of Safari.

And I could get two high-class hookers and few 8balls for them sheckles.

ThatGirl
05-14-2014, 08:54 PM
ummm, when it's 107 during the day, it does not get "very cool" at night.
Yes it does. It's cool enough that you freeze your ass off if the AC stays on in your tent. And after being bloody hot all day it's a shock to the system so you feel colder, a lot more than you'd expect. I wore a toque to bed every night.

amyzzz
05-15-2014, 05:14 AM
Anyone who camps knows that it is cool at night. WTF crazz?

captncrzy
05-15-2014, 06:36 AM
Christ almighty. We're going to Spain for TWO WEEKS and not spending $9,000. You people need to learn better money management (particularly those that don't have the disposable income to spend on shit like this..none of you are Kanye.)

Bud Luster
05-15-2014, 06:48 AM
ummm, when it's 107 during the day, it does not get "very cool" at night.

Sure. It is often in 101- 104 range during the day then low 50's at night.

footixy
05-15-2014, 07:47 AM
Some of us have mortgages and cars paid off and have enough left over to party safari

captncrzy
05-15-2014, 07:59 AM
I understand that, but (speaking as a former financial counselor) it's still not the smartest way to spend your disposable income, unless all of your income is disposable. Seriously, think about what you can do with $9,000. That's college tuition for your kid for A YEAR at some schools.

ThatGirl
05-15-2014, 08:07 AM
One of the benefits of having no kids is that their college fund becomes your fun fund. That being said, I'm not sure I'm willing to part with that kind of cash. The lineup will need to be pretty stellar to consider it.

footixy
05-15-2014, 08:10 AM
I would never argue with you capt, knowing I'll get my ass handed to me easily...All your points are spot on and yeah safari isn't for everyone to be disposing a huge percentage of their income on, for me personally it's a bucket list thing...my plans are not to be wasting serious money on it every year

JustSteve
05-15-2014, 08:41 AM
Christ almighty. We're going to Spain for TWO WEEKS and not spending $9,000. You people need to learn better money management (particularly those that don't have the disposable income to spend on shit like this..none of you are Kanye.)

I did 3 months of backpacking through Europe for around $10,000. And that was comfortable backpacking with good food and hotels at times. Would never drop that much for a 3-4 day music fest.

amyzzz
05-15-2014, 08:43 AM
I should probably go to Glastonbury instead and do some sightseeing in the British Isles.

Buddha99
05-15-2014, 09:32 AM
I did 3 months of backpacking through Europe for around $10,000. And that was comfortable backpacking with good food and hotels at times. Would never drop that much for a 3-4 day music fest.

And if you did a trip to the Galapagos, you could easily drop $20k for a family of four (I think the National Geographic tour is closer to $30k.)

Different adventures have different costs.

I would never drop a dime on a cruise of any kind - but I don't give a shit if someone else puts money on it. If the Safari tents don't sell this year, then Golden Voice knows they have priced them out of market.

You pay your (incredibly expensive) ticket, and you take your ride...

kvnty
05-15-2014, 12:14 PM
^ muah

ialvarado2
05-15-2014, 12:14 PM
These prices just seem targeted to people that don't really care about spending that kind of money at all. I have a client that went to a mediterranean cruise for a week then spent 2 weeks visiting a few places in Europe. He spent $150k for his family of 4. He still thinks the Safari tents are overpriced.

Bud Luster
05-15-2014, 12:29 PM
It's all perspective really.

Riflesmile
05-15-2014, 01:09 PM
I agree its expensive, but aren't we all entitled to spend our own money however we see fit?

I work my ass off all year round for my money, I save hard and therefore I reserve the right to choose how I spend it... I think the same applies to all of us.

We travel over from Ireland just for this and having added up the bills from my previous trips to Coachella, Safari really isn't that much more than I have previously spent on 2 x VIP passes plus a decent hotel IF (and I say if) you split it between four people.

Its all about experiences for me and this might be the last coachella I get to for a long time due to young kids and other commitments, its also my wifes 40th - therefore I want to make it a different experience to previous trips and make sure that we both have great memories to look back on.

kvnty
05-15-2014, 01:10 PM
u hung, bro?

Riflesmile
05-15-2014, 01:31 PM
u hung, bro?




It's all perspective really.
...

HAIRYGOOMBA
05-15-2014, 03:32 PM
I wore a toque to bed every night.

Wow, I'll have to try that!

Dede' Arneaux
05-15-2014, 04:15 PM
I understand that, but (speaking as a former financial counselor) it's still not the smartest way to spend your disposable income, unless all of your income is disposable. Seriously, think about what you can do with $9,000. That's college tuition for your kid for A YEAR at some schools.


Christ almighty. We're going to Spain for TWO WEEKS and not spending $9,000. You people need to learn better money management (particularly those that don't have the disposable income to spend on shit like this..none of you are Kanye.)

I bet you're a right barrell of laughs on a night out. Stick your cash in a pension and watch it disappear y'all.

First year in safari this year. It was absolutely worth it. Why? because it was brilliant.
Those that need an explanation don't understand.

bizzwriter
05-15-2014, 04:42 PM
I just checked the Valley Music Travel site -- price went up to $7,000 for a Safari tent for 2 from $6,500 last year. Each additional guest is now $1,750 versus $1,500 last year. And yeah -- no layaway -- gotta pay to play. http://www.valleymusictravel.com/coachella_safari2015.php

We had a blast in Safari this year -- like Dede' says, "it was brilliant." Worth doing at least once if you can swing the green. We didn't buy our package until December 2013, and I'm sure they were nowhere near sold out at the time. With the price increase, Safari will probably be available well after the lineup drops.

Regarding the yurts, we asked the Safari concierge and they said the yurts went for $15,000. I saw only one of them in use (the farthest away) during W1.

JustSteve
05-15-2014, 05:32 PM
An extra $500 is not going to deter someone already used to paying $6500.

captncrzy
05-15-2014, 06:40 PM
I bet you're a right barrell of laughs on a night out. Stick your cash in a pension and watch it disappear y'all.

First year in safari this year. It was absolutely worth it. Why? because it was brilliant.
Those that need an explanation don't understand.

I'm hilarious and super fun, and I don't need to spend money like a $30k-millionaire pretentious douchebag to prove it. Unlike you, apparently.

captncrzy
05-15-2014, 06:42 PM
Hey Amy, fuck it. Spend seven month's rent on a four day vacation even though everyone knows you can't afford to. It's the only way to have a BRILLIANT time.

Bud Luster
05-16-2014, 06:16 AM
You either have the money and it's no sweat to spend it, or you don't. It does not make someone a pretentious douchebag if they do have the scratch. No one said it's the only way to have a brilliant time. I for one am going to give it a shot. If any of my Coachella going friends want to split a Safari tent, it won't be a problem.

captncrzy
05-16-2014, 06:18 AM
Do whatever you want with your money. I don't give a shit. It doesn't mean it's not fucking stupid to spend $7k on a tent with air conditioning and side stages passes so you can pretend to be a Kardashian for three days...even if you have the money to do it.

Although if it included a maid, free alcohol and food, a private bathroom and a private kiddie pool, I'd consider it.

amyzzz
05-16-2014, 06:19 AM
The yurt is too pricey then. I never did get a response from Valley Music Travel.

Dede' Arneaux
05-16-2014, 04:00 PM
I'm hilarious and super fun, and I don't need to spend money like a $30k-millionaire pretentious douchebag to prove it. Unlike you, apparently.

It's about the music knobhead, not the money,
It's about the music and enjoyment, not where you stayed.
I hope you enjoyed it his year. I did, even better than the real thing, even better than the last 5 years. I don't care where you stayed, I'm glad if you also enjoyed the best music festival on earth.
Are you going to slate me for travelling 7000 miles every April for the last 6 years and using valuable time too? Time, cost, quality - it balances for me. Give yourself a shake.

Prove myself - ha my arse
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ThatGirl
05-20-2014, 05:01 AM
The yurt is too pricey then. I never did get a response from Valley Music Travel.
I heard back this weekend. 20k for the yurts. They didn't give details but I'm pretty sure from what I heard last year it's 4 people max.

Riflesmile
05-20-2014, 12:14 PM
Did you find out any detail on what exactly you get for the 20K?? Thats crazy crazy money

amyzzz
05-20-2014, 12:28 PM
HOLY FUCKBALLZ

ThatGirl
05-20-2014, 12:35 PM
From what I recall from last year, it was an air conditioned Yurt with a private shower and washroom trailer behind it, personal golf cart and driver, private chef for 3 meals a day, Artist/Production level passes, private massage therapist maybe? I wish I had taken photos of the display one I walked through.

ThatGirl
05-20-2014, 01:37 PM
Ok kids here's the scoop.
They are priced at $20,000 for 2 people and include the following:



• Outstanding in the Field Dinner (each night for 2)
• Breakfast served to Yurt between 8am-11am
• Thursday night tour of the festival grounds prior to doors opening
• Restroom and shower private to your Yurt
• Access to Artist catering for gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinner
• Access to Safari Lounge for breakfast and late nights snacks
• Chilled bottle of champagne awaiting in your tent upon arrival
• Stocked Yurt with your choice of favorite food and beverages
• Mini Fridge
• Bottle service will be provided within your Yurt
• Air-conditioned Yurt with fully furnished king bed and sitting area
• (2) Artist Wristbands for the weekend
• Complimentary wifi access
• Personal golf cart driver and concierge to assist you with tee times, spa
and massage reservations, restaurant reservations, store runs, etc
• 24 hour security
• Airport Transportation to and from Palm Springs
• Spa treatments and Massages at the La Quinta Resort and Club
• Morning Yoga
• Maid and turndown service daily
• 2015 Coachella Merchandise pack
• Access to Safari Lounge with bar inside
• Unlimited water and ice to stay cool
• Yurt “house car” service
• Ability to purchase upgrade passes for up to two (2) additional guests for $3,500 per person

JustSteve
05-20-2014, 02:07 PM
Thursday night walking around on the polo grounds is pretty fucking magical. We did a bunch of shrooms in 2013 and walked around, came upon that shrine art piece and had a magical experience laying in the middle and looking up into the sky, had pretty much the whole grounds to ourselves besides the people working late into the night on the art installations and other final touches. Years ago I also got to watch Paul McCartney sound check to maybe 100 of us on Thursday night. One of the greatest musical moments of my life.

Riflesmile
05-20-2014, 07:54 PM
Thanks for getting the lowdown - jeez a couple of those things would be nice but I'm really struggling to understand the 13K uplift on safari .... But then the people who these are targeted at probably wouldn't blink an eye at the price....

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
05-20-2014, 08:17 PM
Yeah, these are meant for ultra rich people who are able to use this trip as a tax write off.

amyzzz
05-22-2014, 08:04 AM
I think I just want to get married in the yurt at Coachella. That's around how much weddings cost these days, right?

Buddha99
05-22-2014, 08:52 AM
I think I just want to get married in the yurt at Coachella. That's around how much weddings cost these days, right?

How big is your wedding party?

amyzzz
05-22-2014, 08:53 AM
Party of one.

Buddha99
05-22-2014, 10:06 AM
Party of one.

Nothing wrong with self-love...

ELIZA83TH
05-22-2014, 04:21 PM
Thursday night walking around on the polo grounds is pretty fucking magical. We did a bunch of shrooms in 2013 and walked around, came upon that shrine art piece and had a magical experience laying in the middle and looking up into the sky, had pretty much the whole grounds to ourselves besides the people working late into the night on the art installations and other final touches. Years ago I also got to watch Paul McCartney sound check to maybe 100 of us on Thursday night. One of the greatest musical moments of my life.

This sounds so amazing.