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skuzzbukit
04-05-2007, 06:45 AM
This will be my first Coachella, and I recently broke my ankle and will be on crutches for the entire festival. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to get through this? Polling around on a grass field for a couple of days does not sound ideal.

fluxequalsrad
04-05-2007, 07:40 AM
your armpits are gonna be toast. Make sure you rack some miles on those crutches, get your arms big so you can gimp around the festival better.

SheriNOIR
04-08-2007, 04:36 AM
Bring a marker, I'd like to sign.

Boourns
04-08-2007, 04:47 AM
Oh man, my condolences. Worst thing ever. I agree with getting as many miles on those crutches as possible. Hopefully most of the bands you want to see will be on the two stages and not the tents.

moooo
04-08-2007, 05:04 AM
Wheelchair and handicap passes!

SheriNOIR
04-08-2007, 06:05 AM
Also a sober friend that will help push when you're tired of wheeling around yourself... Leaves your arms free for drink ;)

ivankay
04-08-2007, 06:53 AM
Also a sober friend that will help push when you're tired of wheeling around yourself... Leaves your arms free for drink ;)

http://buzznet-17.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users11/renegademartian/default/She_REALLY_had_to_be_at_Coachella--large-msg-114749294679-2.jpg

Just like this girl from last year.

gaypalmsprings
04-08-2007, 06:57 AM
Be thankful you aren't a horse.

DeltaSigChi4
04-08-2007, 07:28 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/DeltaSigChi4/Fite/6Rutten_SUB.jpg

Tap out next time.

E

captncrzy
04-08-2007, 07:57 AM
I am sorry. see if you can rent a wheelchair. That's a huge area to cover on crutches.

Razimus
04-09-2007, 01:10 AM
If I were you I'd get a cheap wheel chair.. I wish I could bring a chair in, but you would have an excuse

Ill_Eagle
04-09-2007, 01:56 AM
http://pictureserver.funnyjunk.com/pics2/wheelchair_surf.jpg

tiffdud41
04-09-2007, 02:06 AM
rent an expensive wheelchair that's battery powered...and attatch a wagon so you can give people rides

skuzzbukit
04-09-2007, 06:55 AM
Thanks for the help guys, I think I'll try to rent a wheel chair. Surely there is somewhere I can get one. And I'll be sure to bring markers. If you see a guy wheeling around with a broken right ankle, be sure to come sign the cast.

skuzzbukit
04-09-2007, 06:57 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/DeltaSigChi4/Fite/6Rutten_SUB.jpg

Tap out next time.

E

That's funny because I actually broke it in jiu jitsu training...

captncrzy
04-09-2007, 11:07 AM
Thanks for the help guys, I think I'll try to rent a wheel chair. Surely there is somewhere I can get one. And I'll be sure to bring markers. If you see a guy wheeling around with a broken right ankle, be sure to come sign the cast.

Check with medical supply companies; if you can't find; call your nearest hospital and ask to speak with a discharge nurse or discharge coordinator; they have lists of places where you can get at home medical supplies and medical rentals.

rideincircles
04-09-2007, 11:01 PM
I have the start of an ear infection two weeks before coachella, the last one i had lasted two months, and my ear was ringing the whole time. My ear started ringing on thursday, and i am going to the doctor tomorrow. I dont wanna be the guy wearing earplugs, but i might have to, at least in my right ear. hopefully it will get better. good luck with your leg though, we both are somewhat screwed.

gaypalmsprings
04-09-2007, 11:17 PM
Earplugs are good for everyone.

skuzzbukit
04-10-2007, 12:00 PM
I just went to the doctor and they put me in a walking cast and said I could get rid of the crutches in a week or so. I still don't know how comfortable I'll be in the pits for Rage. I should probably still try and con one of my friends into pushing me around in a wheel chair all weekend.

BeeII
04-10-2007, 12:17 PM
That's funny because I actually broke it in jiu jitsu training...


training to be a cage fighter?

meyouseek
04-12-2007, 01:23 PM
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/5970/loaderqn6.jpg

GTI_GRL
04-12-2007, 02:26 PM
I have the start of an ear infection two weeks before coachella, the last one i had lasted two months, and my ear was ringing the whole time. My ear started ringing on thursday, and i am going to the doctor tomorrow. I dont wanna be the guy wearing earplugs, but i might have to, at least in my right ear. hopefully it will get better. good luck with your leg though, we both are somewhat screwed.


I wore ear plug last year, I am doing it again this year. I want to enjoy concert until I am old, and be able to hear them.

Sun Block + Ear Plugs =well prepared

Skin cancer isnt sexy, neither is being deaf

eefeef
04-12-2007, 04:06 PM
If you get the wheelchair, make sure to practice – it takes some muscle to go over polo fields (If you're bereft of friends).

I second the earplugs - your ears get damaged easily. I went to one too many shows/raves without earplugs when younger.

rage patton
04-13-2007, 12:49 AM
http://pictureserver.funnyjunk.com/pics2/wheelchair_surf.jpg

Thats so hardcore! haha
What concert was that at? I cant tell who that is.

skuzzbukit
04-13-2007, 05:51 AM
Thats so hardcore! haha
What concert was that at? I cant tell who that is.

Looks like the kick drum head says Bolt Thrower...

clarky123
04-13-2007, 06:02 AM
Been in that spot too. Don't go, you just won't enjoy it and all you end up remembering and reciting to people was that you struggled to get around. Also, you may get knocked over as it looks like this could be a fairly rowdy 1 esp Sunday. Good Luck though.

gaypalmsprings
04-13-2007, 06:11 AM
Get a machine gun leg. Then you won't need crutches.

http://www.austinchronicle.com/binary/6fd3/Grindhouse.jpg

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-13-2007, 06:46 AM
This will be my first Coachella, and I recently broke my ankle and will be on crutches for the entire festival. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to get through this? Polling around on a grass field for a couple of days does not sound ideal.

maybe get a wheel chair to roam around and try to chill by some of the metal railings first chance you get. But bring a towel because those damn things get effing hot.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
04-13-2007, 06:47 AM
Get a machine gun leg. Then you won't need crutches.

http://www.austinchronicle.com/binary/6fd3/Grindhouse.jpg

That's hot

theburiedlife
04-15-2007, 08:55 AM
This will be my first Coachella, and I recently broke my ankle and will be on crutches for the entire festival. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to get through this? Polling around on a grass field for a couple of days does not sound ideal.

http://www.laserfire.com/hovercraft/images/newhovpics.jpg

C0linS
04-17-2007, 04:50 PM
In my younger days I went to Finch (for shame!) under the influence of a torn ligament in my foot. It was funny for about the first ten minutes, and looking back actually, but definetely not at the time!

shoegazer76
04-17-2007, 04:54 PM
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/5970/loaderqn6.jpg

Wonder how much one of those will set you back?

Adelita
04-11-2009, 01:04 AM
This will be my first Coachella, and I recently broke my ankle and will be on crutches for the entire festival. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to get through this? Polling around on a grass field for a couple of days does not sound ideal.

a super amazing thoughtful friend
and a wagon

Pancho confucious
04-11-2009, 02:39 AM
http://i39.tinypic.com/2ed8uvb.jpg

natureboy
04-11-2009, 08:34 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/DeltaSigChi4/Fite/6Rutten_SUB.jpg

Tap out next time.

E

That's Bas Rutten's only "loss." The scream (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unpaaQVXltk) he belts out was pretty amazing. Slick move, too bad Shamrock blows now.

Sucks about your ankle dude. My knee popped when I tried to put a gogoplata on the heavy bag that was laying on the mat. I'm gonna be walking around Coachella with knee braces looking like Stone Cold Steve Austin. I think you just have to plan out your whole day so you have rest between repoing to new stages.

nbvwes
04-11-2009, 11:50 AM
This will be my first Coachella, and I recently broke my ankle and will be on crutches for the entire festival. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to get through this? Polling around on a grass field for a couple of days does not sound ideal.

every stage has a handicap riser, which means you get a prime spot above all our heads with an unobstructed view and not have to worry about being shoulder to shoulder with the masses...