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NAcademy93
05-14-2007, 09:42 AM
I have stayed in a house the last three years of this fest, and sort of want to camp. The house we stay at has a pool, hot tub, nice sound system, and is just across the street and down a mile from the fest.

My question I pose to you, fellow Coachella goers, is for you to give me some reasons to camp instead of stay in the house. Gracias.

amyzzz
05-14-2007, 01:28 PM
Camper's entrance is faster. You can walk right in without having to park (after parking in the camper's parking lot the first day)

I can't really think of any other reason.

slurpee
05-14-2007, 03:49 PM
The house has air conditioning and pool.


You will be greatly disappointed with on site camping.

Ill_Eagle
05-14-2007, 04:52 PM
If you have a drum circle at your house, dont bother.

SFChrissy
05-14-2007, 04:59 PM
We usually do hotel but we're seriously considerring renting a house next year...can you give me some contact info, please...thanx!!!

Courtney
05-14-2007, 05:04 PM
CAMPING:

(+) no sitting in the car in traffic
(+) meeting nice people on-site
(+) ability to get intoxicated without a designated driver
(+) cheaper
(+) goodies like karaoke, bloody mary buffet, etc.
(+) full immersion coachella experience

(-) hot, no AC
(-) sometimes noisy, difficult to sleep
(-) port-o-potties
(-) lines for showers
(-) no kitchen, can't cook for yourself
(-) no pool
(-) impossible to quickly take an errand run for supplies/food because of traffic
(-) technically not allowed to bring in alcohol, drugs etc.
(-) have to set up / break-down campsite (bad to arrive at night for this)

PrettyRagdoll
05-15-2007, 03:14 AM
Camping adds a whole other level to the experience, because your surrounded by all these people that love music just as much as you do. Everyone is just happy to be there and ready for the music. It's really the best

joppy-slow
05-15-2007, 08:14 AM
I have stayed in a house the last three years of this fest, and sort of want to camp. The house we stay at has a pool, hot tub, nice sound system, and is just across the street and down a mile from the fest.

My question I pose to you, fellow Coachella goers, is for you to give me some reasons to camp instead of stay in the house. Gracias.

stick with the house and ride your bikes to the festival..
camping was not very fun.. waiting an hour to take a shower.. not being able to sleep in past 8 AM. having to buy ice for your cold food and water everyday, which means waiting in line another 30 minutes at the general store.
perks of camping: ummmm being right next to the gates to get in.. meeting some new people. suffering with my friends for 3 days..

aprillynnn
05-15-2007, 09:21 AM
We camped this year, it was okay, but don't think we'll do it again next year.
We already booked a condo in Palm Springs for Coachella 2008 :)

NAcademy93
05-15-2007, 10:56 AM
SFChrissy: Sorry, I don't have any contact info. I'm sure there is a post or two on this site for the houses.

PrettyRagDoll: Great post. That is why I want to camp. For the experience of camping.

Good news everyone, I spoke with Perry last night, and he told me that it is going to be a cool 83 degrees next year at Coachella for the entire weekend. That should make life much easier on camping.

algunz
05-15-2007, 11:29 AM
I would without question recommend a house. Being able to get away is often the best thing in the world.

SFChrissy
05-15-2007, 11:39 AM
I never sit in traffic getting to the polo fields the only line is getting into the parking lot and usually that's no more than 20 cars...

amyzzz
05-15-2007, 11:39 AM
SFChrissy: Sorry, I don't have any contact info. I'm sure there is a post or two on this site for the houses.

PrettyRagDoll: Great post. That is why I want to camp. For the experience of camping.

Good news everyone, I spoke with Perry last night, and he told me that it is going to be a cool 83 degrees next year at Coachella for the entire weekend. That should make life much easier on camping.
The weather was actually really cold in the campground after midnight, at least for me.

algunz
05-15-2007, 11:48 AM
But then it gets to about 90 degrees by 6 am. Not cool.

dj bik
06-10-2007, 01:29 PM
i always House it...the pooll, hot tub experience, after hours partyin, own food. its only a half hour walk to the festival, and next year the road that was closed this year should be open.

i used to camp when younger at festys over here (leeds, glasto) but once i had tasted the luxury of the House experience, i can never camp again.

and also its good to invite people (read girls) back to for frolics and parties :-)

bumper31
06-10-2007, 01:54 PM
It has to be house every time.....although I've never heard of Camping music

Wheres the beef?
08-20-2007, 07:36 PM
i always House it...the pooll, hot tub experience, after hours partyin, own food. its only a half hour walk to the festival, and next year the road that was closed this year should be open.

i used to camp when younger at festys over here (leeds, glasto) but once i had tasted the luxury of the House experience, i can never camp again.

and also its good to invite people (read girls) back to for frolics and parties :-)

Meh I disagree. Nothing really beats the camping experience. The late night partying and meeting so many new people. There is a collective "we are in it together" mentality that really bonds total strangers. Ive met way more people camping then I ever would if I had a house/hotel to go back to. Plus its extremely close to the festival (not everyone can get a house next door) so who wants to deal with traffic in and out three days in a row? Fuuuuck that.

The only people who dislike camping dont know how to do it right.

ddm1971
08-22-2007, 11:40 AM
if you put holiday rentals, indio in google you will come across a site by 411 rentals, they have 9 or so condos for rent on indian palms golf course(about a mile and half away from festival, of monroe street), you can still get a 3 bedroom place for about 1500 dollars for the week for next years festival

gaypalmsprings
08-22-2007, 12:18 PM
I stay at my house (condo). The best part is not being run over by a truck while sleeping.

higgybaby23
08-22-2007, 01:08 PM
I stayed in a hotel in 06 and camped in 07.

Best part of staying in a house/hotel: Escape from the heat, clean showers.

Best part of camping: Meeting and partying with people from all over the world.

Worst part of house/hotel experience: $$$, driving to and from venue, not meeting as many people

Worst part of camping: No escape from daytime heat, lines for showers

faxman75
08-22-2007, 01:15 PM
Camping was the best. I never waited more than 15 minutes for a shower any of the mornings. The lines moved fast. It was weird I saw people waiting in a line for showers that weren't opened forever, I just walked down a little more and there were showers open and hopped in line at the end and was done showering and there were even more people in line waiting for the other shower to open, in a line 3 times as long as the other one. It's terrible hot in the morning but dress cool, drink lots of water and hell sleep in your car for a few hours once the sun wakes you up. I smoked a bowl and crashed and slept another hour or two. It was nice. The people are fantastic who are camping as well. So many great people. Good fun. It's camping with showers and porta potties, so it's not even primitive. A total of $40 or a hotel that will cost at minimum $300 for 3 nights. I say put up with the heat.

ArcadeParade
08-22-2007, 03:00 PM
I stayed in a hotel in 06 and camped in 07.

Best part of staying in a house/hotel: Escape from the heat, clean showers.

Best part of camping: Meeting and partying with people from all over the world.

Worst part of house/hotel experience: $$$, driving to and from venue, not meeting as many people

Worst part of camping: No escape from daytime heat, lines for showers

I don't think you should group hotel and house as one. I stayed in hotels in '05 (Palm Springs) and this year (Rancho Mirage) and had great times. But the time I expect to have this year by staying at the country club and being able to walk to the show, and go back have that shit waiting for me....ya no comparison.

Wheres the beef?
08-22-2007, 05:18 PM
Camping was the best. I never waited more than 15 minutes for a shower any of the mornings. The lines moved fast. It was weird I saw people waiting in a line for showers that weren't opened forever, I just walked down a little more and there were showers open and hopped in line at the end and was done showering and there were even more people in line waiting for the other shower to open, in a line 3 times as long as the other one. It's terrible hot in the morning but dress cool, drink lots of water and hell sleep in your car for a few hours once the sun wakes you up. I smoked a bowl and crashed and slept another hour or two. It was nice. The people are fantastic who are camping as well. So many great people. Good fun. It's camping with showers and porta potties, so it's not even primitive. A total of $40 or a hotel that will cost at minimum $300 for 3 nights. I say put up with the heat.

Seriously. It is super easy to beat the heat.

ShyGuy75
08-30-2007, 09:13 AM
Just reserved the house for 08 at the Indian Palms. Pool, hot-tub, grill and AC. Happy times, happy times!

dontfeedthebird
08-30-2007, 10:31 AM
God I'm totally going condo.

GTI_GRL
08-30-2007, 03:10 PM
Camping was fine in 06, but 07 really killed it for me. In 06 the gates opened early, and artists shows started at noon. In 07, Fri didn't start until 2pm, Sat 12:30, Sun 1pm. The heat at the camp site was killer, on top of not a lot of showers open early (6-7:30).

In 06, we showered early 6:30-7am, got breakfast at Augistine Casino, restocked supplies (ice, drinks, etc...), came back by 9-10, enjoyed a few mixed drinks at the tent, and headed to the venue.

In 07, waited in line for showers until 8:30-9, ate onsite (to late to leave), waited at hot tent until 1-2pm, went to venue.

I said I would always camp, but an ac, pool, private shower, and real bed, really sound tempting.

rno2worriesx
08-30-2007, 04:19 PM
Pshhh, camping is half the fun.
or you could take the easy way out...

GTI_GRL
08-30-2007, 04:45 PM
Pshhh, camping is half the fun.
or you could take the easy way out...

Camping was fun in 06, when there wasn't 16,000 people camping, the showers opened early, and the artist started at noon.

lowfront
08-30-2007, 10:15 PM
I came from cold ass MASS and didn't have a problem at all with the heat.

I really don't get it at all. In the campsite I slept till 10:30 every morning. Everyone talking about waking up at 6 from the heat is beyond me.

I have a blast camping and would never go another way. Never waited long for a shower, with ear plugs I slept through the night extremely well.

The line to get into the show is so fast. No driving, no waiting.

By the time you guys get out of the parking lot I'm showered and passed out in my tent.

rno2worriesx
08-31-2007, 06:36 PM
Camping was fun in 06, when there wasn't 16,000 people camping, the showers opened early, and the artist started at noon.

Coachella camping was NOTHING compared to when I camped at Bonnaroo.
16,000? That's perfect size. Compared to 75,000. I'll never go another way than camping at Coachella.

vinylmartyr
08-31-2007, 09:00 PM
Never camping again ever.

goodgrl
08-31-2007, 09:14 PM
I never camped. Always hotel (palm springs). Anyone have any suggestions for somewhere closer?

ArcadeParade
08-31-2007, 09:37 PM
yes

Indian Palms Country Club

:)

goodgrl
08-31-2007, 09:41 PM
yes

Indian Palms Country Club

:)

I just tried. dates aren't available. I am getting a little nervous- quite a few of the nicer hotels don't have the last weekend of april available.
I stayed in cathedral city.It was nice but can't handle the long drive.

ShyGuy75
09-04-2007, 02:43 PM
Maybe dates aren't available b/c they haven't announced the Coachella dates. Also, try to call the hotel and ask them if there is a list in case anyone cancels. I know that my group books a hotel well in advance just in case more people come/plans change, but we always end up cancelling the room a few weeks before the fest.

PrettyRagdoll
09-17-2007, 02:55 PM
lol, It's so funny how a few people are all... NEVER CAMPING AGAIN EVARR!!! Dude, the heat sucked ass but it wasn't that bad. And as for showers, the lines moved pretty fast so there was no need to wait in line for the ones that weren't open yet. I have to agree with the guy who said, 'if you didn't enjoy camping you weren't doing it right.'

chiapet
09-17-2007, 03:17 PM
I do not tolerate heat well, and even I didn't think camping was miserable. Sure, I bitched about the heat every minute or two while in camp, but it wasn't bad.

It wasn't too hot to sleep until after 7, and who was really sleeping by then anyway? Canopies/shade helps a lot, earplugs are great for sleeping through noise (there were helicopters and police on Saturday night??!). I don't remember waiting in line for a shower for more than 15 minutes or so. If the line was really long I just waited till later. Felt nice to take a shower right before going in to the festival.

Leaving during the weekend was a hassle, but there were enough people running errands that you could just send your list with one of them. We made a grocery run and used very little of it. Next year, I'm bringing way less stuff, and set up / tear down will not be a problem.

Wheres the beef?
10-06-2007, 09:23 PM
I do not tolerate heat well, and even I didn't think camping was miserable. Sure, I bitched about the heat every minute or two while in camp, but it wasn't bad.

It wasn't too hot to sleep until after 7, and who was really sleeping by then anyway? Canopies/shade helps a lot, earplugs are great for sleeping through noise (there were helicopters and police on Saturday night??!). I don't remember waiting in line for a shower for more than 15 minutes or so. If the line was really long I just waited till later. Felt nice to take a shower right before going in to the festival.

Leaving during the weekend was a hassle, but there were enough people running errands that you could just send your list with one of them. We made a grocery run and used very little of it. Next year, I'm bringing way less stuff, and set up / tear down will not be a problem.

In 06 we didnt bring anything and were practically starving/dying of sun. In 07 we brought a ton of food and shade and never used any of it. I think this year we will have the right balance. Light on the snacks and heavy on the shade creation devices.

aprillynnn
10-26-2007, 05:48 PM
we scored a condo in palm springs for that week.
very happy!

aynalehcar
10-30-2007, 04:07 PM
Coachella camping was NOTHING compared to when I camped at Bonnaroo.
16,000? That's perfect size. Compared to 75,000. I'll never go another way than camping at Coachella.


Camping at Bonnaroo was actually way easier for me than Coachella. The heat isn't as intense and we just took dunks in the mushroom fountain when we wanted to cool off. Also, baby wipes = God.

At Coachella, the heat just feels inescapable... and that's even when we were at the Adobe campgrounds, complete with shade trees, arguably no shower wait and all..

amyzzz
11-03-2007, 01:44 PM
Bring a wet washcloth or towel for your neck and keep wetting it throughout the day. IT DOES HELP with the heat, believe me. I did that this past year, and I felt fine. Of course, I do live in the desert, so my body is more acclimated to heat than some.