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Good Days Last
01-25-2007, 03:58 PM
Thought this might be a good idea..
for me to get ideas about my budget.
It currently sits at:

212 - Saturday and Sunday Coachella Tickets
110 - Roundtrip Greyhound ticket from Utah to *****.
160 - food and water for 4 days
100 - merch and "emergency" (still working this one out)
45 - Camping ticket.
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627.00

So I'm going to be spending about 630.

Feel free to share what you're planning for a budget or whatever.
I'm sure we can think of better (cheaper) ways to get us all to Coachella.

lowfront
01-25-2007, 04:47 PM
its going to be 212 for sat and sunday tickets? Aren't they 80bucks each?

nmaff
01-25-2007, 05:25 PM
budget?

i got my tickets on the ducatking presale, for $447 USD, shipped (199x2, 12x2, 25 for shipping).

i priced out 2 tickets on ticketmaster today, shipped, with service charges were, what, $567 USD?

i saved $135 canadian getting them on that presale. woot.
that more than pays for 2 camping tickets.

suprefan
01-25-2007, 05:35 PM
its going to be 212 for sat and sunday tickets? Aren't they 80bucks each?

service fees from ticketmaster, do some math..

pewter14
01-25-2007, 06:05 PM
110 - Roundtrip Greyhound ticket from Utah to *****.


Looks like they are blocking out pre-sale words again ... well, except they aren't blocking out "pre" this time ...

lowfront
01-25-2007, 06:10 PM
service fees from ticketmaster, do some math..

50$ in fees?

Good Days Last
01-25-2007, 06:32 PM
50$ in fees?

Yeah, one ticket for me all told (with no charge for shipping standard mail)

106.20. that's 20 bucks of raping charges.

Courtney
01-25-2007, 06:42 PM
$217 - 3-day pass
$ 20 - gas (from Los Angeles, split 3 ways)
$200 - hotel
$ 60 - merch
$ 75 - on-site food and water
$ 75 - off-site food and alcohol
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$647 total

I could save money by camping, but for me the air conditioning and pool are definitely worth the extra money.

Good Days Last
01-25-2007, 06:43 PM
$217 - 3-day pass
$ 20 - gas (from Los Angeles, split 3 ways)
$200 - hotel
$ 60 - merch
$ 75 - on-site food and water
$ 75 - off-site food and alcohol
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$647 total

I could save money by camping, but for me the air conditioning and pool are definitely worth the extra money.

Did you take part in the earlier presale to get a 3day that cheap?

ckgurl
01-25-2007, 06:45 PM
Did you take part in the earlier presale to get a 3day that cheap?

maybe they are from canada? but yeah thats cheap! my presale form ticketmaster with the kroq presale was like 280 after convenience charges! i dont think i'm gonna be able to also afford glastonbury this year too. although killers are playing.

Courtney
01-25-2007, 06:46 PM
Did you take part in the earlier presale to get a 3day that cheap?

Yep, the first pre-sale before the lineup was announced had 3-day passes for $199 + fees.

Good Days Last
01-25-2007, 07:32 PM
Well, I guess I'm going to be there away from home for five days.
Two travelling and three at Coachella.

So anyone got any estimates of how much that'll cost in food?

Mystagogue
01-25-2007, 08:21 PM
Depends...are you going to be by yourself? Bringing food with you for the trip? What do you plan on eating? How much eating at the festival?

Food budget is tricky, it really depends on the individual.

Good Days Last
01-25-2007, 08:42 PM
Yeah. Well, the budget is for myself personally. It'll probably mostly be fast food on the way there and idk.

Fuh. It's tricky.

eudaemonia
01-25-2007, 08:47 PM
$217 - 3-day pass
$ 20 - gas (from Los Angeles, split 3 ways)
$200 - hotel
$ 60 - merch
$ 75 - on-site food and water
$ 75 - off-site food and alcohol
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$647 total


how'd you get $217 for the 3-day pass? i bought one myself during the pre-sale this past weekend and got charged $223. ($6, not a big difference. just curious.) it was $12 for fees and $12 for delivery.

Courtney
01-25-2007, 08:49 PM
The $12 delivery fee was a flat rate, no matter how many tickets you bought. I bought 2 tickets, so that's $6 delivery per ticket.

That's why you got charged $223 per ticket, and I got charged $217.

CuervoPH
01-25-2007, 08:56 PM
Mine was $223 from same pre-sale. I got two passes. (I'm broke now). Other person I got passes for might not go now...grrr...

And I started typing this before Courtney typed her response, but I got a time out error when I posted. All is clear now.

sbingy
01-25-2007, 10:10 PM
287 3 Day Pass
120 Gas from Ventura
100 Food for the weekend
30 Camping in Joshua Tree
.
.
3 Days in the valley with music
PRICELESS
Lighten up people.
80 Bands a day
3 days
240 bucks(without FU<<!^& Ticketmaster)
a dollar band

wmgaretjax
01-25-2007, 10:24 PM
3 day tickets - 223

my part of the camping (cahuilla), gas from seattle, food and supplies (after being split four ways) - 175

So... 400 bucks or so. probably more like 450-500 when it's all said and done.

Mystagogue
01-26-2007, 12:40 AM
287 3 Day Pass
120 Gas from Ventura
100 Food for the weekend
30 Camping in Joshua Tree
.
.
3 Days in the valley with music
PRICELESS
Lighten up people.
80 Bands a day
3 days
240 bucks(without FU<<!^& Ticketmaster)
a dollar band

Have you been to Coachella before? It's more like 37 bands per day...not 80...and you certainly won't be seeing all of them, or even half.

crooked
01-26-2007, 01:09 AM
is buying a 3day pass during presale cheaper or something?

how expensive is food there? like in estimation, how much would one meal cost?

Trickish_denmark
01-26-2007, 04:58 AM
Plane from Copenhagen to LA 783.48
3 day ticket 250,00 or more depeding on service fees...
camping 50,00
greayhound from LA to ***** 50.00
Money for beer, water, food ???.??
Mercendise What ever I feel like buying :)

KYSER*HENDRIX
01-26-2007, 06:04 AM
2 flights form NYC $736.
1 house $3G split 6 ways $500.
2 free tickets $nada
food booze $300.
1 free car rental$ nada
3 days listening to great music in the sun with 40,00 friends
grand total ...so worth it

heatherxxll
01-26-2007, 07:12 AM
$290 3 day pass, already paid for
$240 airfare from KC to Palm Springs
$72 my share of a posh Motel 6 room for 4 nights, split 5 ways, already paid for
$??? - rental car
$15 gas to drive from DSM to KC, split 4 ways
$150 food and water, high estimate of $50 each day

$767...not including merch, alcohol, rental car...soooo glad I got a second job this week.

Lisa323
01-26-2007, 07:15 AM
$290 3 day pass, already paid for
$240 airfare from KC to Palm Springs
$72 my share of a posh Motel 6 room for 4 nights, split 5 ways, already paid for
$??? - rental car
$15 gas to drive from DSM to KC, split 4 ways
$150 food and water, high estimate of $50 each day

$767...not including merch, alcohol, rental car...soooo glad I got a second job this week.
If you are flying into Palm Springs, we rented a Dodge Neon (or similar;)) from Enterprise via Expedia.com for $92 including taxes. We pick it up on Thurs and return it on Monday. Good luck!

Lisa323
01-26-2007, 07:17 AM
Hey all,

We are coming from FLA and here is what we are working out:

$400 Air fare
$275 ticket + est. charges
$ 60 camping pass + est. charges
$ 93 rental car in Palm Springs (booked on Expedia, this includes tax & all)
$150 food & misc
$150 more food and all the other crap we're bound to forget

$1128 Total and I think completely 110% worth it

Plus I am splitting all but the air fare and tickets with my friend, so it will be less out of my pocket.

I was thinking of hitting up a grocery store once we get there to get food and bottled water. I am guessing it will be a hell of a lot cheaper than buying it all at the festival, right?

If anyone has any good (ie money or time saving) ideas send me a message, we're first timers and can use all the advice you can give.

See ya in April!

C DUB YA
01-26-2007, 07:20 AM
$300 - 3 day pass
$400 - airfare from Columbus Ohio
$80 - rental car
$200 - hotel share
$20 - gas
$150 - food and water
$50 - non food essentials (sunscreen and the like)
$200 - merch and other fun (hotel bar)

around $1300-$1500

good lord, this is more expensive than I originally thought

MarshaLG83
01-26-2007, 10:36 AM
$207- Two days of tickets
$57- my share of our hotel, 2 nights @ the World Mark resort in Indio
$50- my share of gas coming from AZ
$300-food and alcohol...mainly alcohol
$200-T-shirts and memorabilia, I love that stuff
My grand total-$814....damn that's a lot! who cares, it will be a great time!!

mozabilly54
01-26-2007, 10:54 AM
$223 for 3-day pass.
$30 my contribution for gasoline. (Coming from Vegas!)
$75 my contribution for the hotel room.
$100 for tees and such.
$150 for water and food.
$75 emergency money.
= $653:thu

Leckie
01-26-2007, 11:54 AM
$300 - 3 day pass
$50 - camping pass
$800 - flights (2 way)
$500+ - food, water, merch, other (estimate)
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$1650 (canadian) so, what's that? $2000 USD?

bmack86
01-26-2007, 12:11 PM
$212-Three Day pass presale
$300-Condo rental (Split amongst 6-8 people)
$40 a day food
$40 a day Merch

I don't spend a whole ton.

YouMakeMeLoseMyButtons
01-26-2007, 12:20 PM
This is the one time i enjoy living in the san bernardino area. 60 miles one way.

ticket 250 (or so)
gas 30 (38 mpg honda)
food+water 35 (stuffing myself at subway prior to entry and eating on the way home, then waters. F*cking waters. )

$315 give or take, love the shirts for $10 outside of the venue sunday night too.

lethaldesign
01-26-2007, 01:32 PM
$210 - two days of tickets
$115 - hotel for one night
$020 - gas
$200 - food, drink, etc.
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$445 est.

but probably less than that... it will only be that much if nobody splits the room cost with my boyfriend &i. live in south LA - thank goodness for no flight fees :)

Hannahrain
02-04-2007, 12:25 AM
275ish 3 day ticket
152 amtrak or greyhound ticket
45 camping pass
40 bucks new camping stuff (i am in SF, all my stuff is in eugene)
300 merch/food/water/blahblah

812

but hopefully i can control my compulsion to spend money, and spend less.

JoeW88
02-04-2007, 06:01 AM
296 ($582) - Plane ticket
173 ($340) - 3-day-pass w/ Camping
23 ($45) - Greyhound return LAX-Indio
?? ($??) - Taxi/Bus from LAX to LA Greyhound stop and from Indio Greyhound stop to Coachella
100 ($196) - Food and Drink [50 for food bought before, 50 for food inside?]
40 ($78) - Non-food essentials [Shorts, sunglasses, suncream, wet wipes etc]
20? - ($39) - Festival T-shirt/Merch

652 ($1,282) Total [excluding Taxis]

Can anyone help out with the question marks?

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-04-2007, 06:05 AM
$212-Three Day pass presale
$300-Condo rental (Split amongst 6-8 people)
$40 a day food
$40 a day Merch

I don't spend a whole ton.

$40 a day in food? Jiminy Cricket...that seems a little low!

Sally Cinnamon
02-04-2007, 07:50 AM
$630 for flights
$300 tickets & campint
$65.99 motel for 2 nights
$50 part car hire

then i need my spends
its a pricey one

gelica40
02-04-2007, 01:23 PM
Festival and Camping - $332 (All 3 days)
Gas - about $200 (Driving from Sacramento in a V6 divided between 4 = $50)
Food, Merchandise & alki - $300
Clothes - shorts, hats, sunglasses, shoes - $100
toiletries - (baby wipes,sun screen, bug spray, etc) $40

Total = $962.00

scoop49er
02-04-2007, 01:43 PM
for me and my wife its around 1500. 500 for the tix, 340 for the room 100 for gas the rest is food and brewskis so right now im right where i need to be so itsa ll good.. :)

microserfs21
02-04-2007, 04:45 PM
$287 3 day pass
$398 flight both ways
$100 Merchandise
$250 Food and Water
$45 Camping Pass
$100 Misc.

smilingdownward
02-04-2007, 04:52 PM
i just "fuck it" doing coachella on a budget this year,
comphy hotel shared = 250
flight from SF=250 ish tax included. (was driving but 8hrs both ways is a long drive)
rental car =150
tickets = 300
off grounds food=100 (will eat cheap)
grounds food/water=50
new hoodie= 50
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1000 smackers
this better be worth it

napaquetzalli
02-04-2007, 05:11 PM
does anyone else barely/not eat during the day at coachella? i've never found the time between all the bands to see. i think last year my food budget was basically nothing seeing as all i remember eating was 3 bites of a vegan burger that i found on my sister's dashboard at like 2 am. and that was free.

scoop49er
02-04-2007, 05:17 PM
me and the lady are gonna fill up before we go. get a good breakfast in then walk it off and drink alot of fluids. i eat just a little. drink more than i should and lounge adn rock out and dance and just have a good overall fucking great time!.... ill lose a few pounds by the time its over. :)

Elazarus
02-04-2007, 11:47 PM
$330 - 3 Day pass + Camping (FUCK, I hate Ticketmaster fees!)
$560 - Return flight LHR to LAX
$80 - Rental Car (shared between three people)
$400 to $600 - Food/drink and general spending money

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$1370 to $1570

I don't think that's too bad coming from the UK.

Probably will somehow end up spending more money than I've estimated, always seems to happen when you don't want it too!

in rage we trust
02-05-2007, 12:44 PM
$252 plus bullshit service charges- 3 day passes
$45 puls bullshit cahrges- camping
$234 plane ticket
$45 round-trip bus ticket
$300 food,cabs,merch
camping in the desert and seeing rage live absolutely fucking pricelss......
i cant wait for this!!!!!!!! its going to be amazing

dekr510
02-05-2007, 12:53 PM
does anyone else barely/not eat during the day at coachella? i've never found the time between all the bands to see. i think last year my food budget was basically nothing seeing as all i remember eating was 3 bites of a vegan burger that i found on my sister's dashboard at like 2 am. and that was free.

haha gross! were there flys all over it?

hammered
02-05-2007, 01:49 PM
$300-3 day pass
$50-Camping pass
Gas from BC to LA and back- guessing $200
food and water for week long trip- guessing $200
liquor and assorted - $150
condoms guessing -$8
Smokes guessing $50

So far that $1008 plus the 5 days i'm missing at work which is about $700

MusicIsMyBoyfriend
02-05-2007, 02:17 PM
$289 for 3 day pass
$390 for my share of a Posh Hotel (We're staying for three nights and so far it's just two of us however there will most like likey be more joining us so my share may go down.)
$25 for water in the venue
$50 for food in/out of venue
$20 gas, a tank will get me to and fro

Everything else will be determined by my cash flow situation at the time of the show.

theaenimatool
02-05-2007, 02:48 PM
$300 - 3 day pass
$50 - camping pass
$800 - flights (2 way)
$500+ - food, water, merch, other (estimate)
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$1650 (canadian) so, what's that? $2000 USD?

i dont think you need $500 for food, water, merch and other

at the most 150 should cover that unless you plan on buying like 6 sweatshirts

itsalltoomuch
02-05-2007, 03:53 PM
265 - tickets
96 - hotel
150 - food
100 - fun and merch
50 - beer
__________

661.00 = one hell of a kickass weekend!

krunchy
02-05-2007, 06:24 PM
:-(

$1572 airfare
$450 3 day pass and camping
$50 greyhound
$100 food and WATER!
$50 merch maybe....

= expensive :-S

I really don't want to add it up. I don't want to keep going.

leo01g
02-05-2007, 08:41 PM
$300 - 3 day pass
$55 - camping pass
$50 - gas
$150 - food, water, other
I think if you buy water by the packs it will be much cheaper and depends on how much you eat, i can handle 2 times a day.

shwagnut420
02-05-2007, 09:59 PM
$700 - Coachella & camping tix
$700 - Gas money
$2000 - for everything else
Should be a fun road trip... Driving in from South Bend, INDIANA

krunchy
02-06-2007, 04:03 AM
$700 - Coachella & camping tix
$700 - Gas money
$2000 - for everything else
Should be a fun road trip... Driving in from South Bend, INDIANA

This man is driving a tank and is so fat he needs two tickets to get in.
He is also buying drinks too - get friendly with the fat tank driver for sure.

$2000 spending? Fuckin hell! I wish!

TheGunslinger138
02-06-2007, 04:47 AM
265 - tickets
96 - hotel
150 - food
100 - fun and merch
50 - beer
__________

661.00 = one hell of a kickass weekend!

You know that's only 7 beers, right?

parray
02-06-2007, 04:54 AM
I've been trying to figure out a budget for the festival alone, but i'm really not sure the prices of things in America, for example how much for a t-shirt, pint of beer, burger for lunch?

Cheers

TheGunslinger138
02-06-2007, 09:02 AM
I've been trying to figure out a budget for the festival alone, but i'm really not sure the prices of things in America, for example how much for a t-shirt, pint of beer, burger for lunch?

Cheers

Well, last year, beer was 7 bucks a cup. Now, it's a bigger sized cup mind you, but it's still 7 dollars. And I hope you like Heineken.

laineinla
02-06-2007, 10:38 AM
I've been trying to figure out a budget for the festival alone, but i'm really not sure the prices of things in America, for example how much for a t-shirt, pint of beer, burger for lunch?

Cheers

beer/alcohol: $7ish/ea

burger-type meal: $7-10/each, but you'll want to drink something with that too right?

t-shirt: depends on the size/type you want. i believe they're around $20-30ish? hoodies are obviously more.

SFChrissy
02-06-2007, 10:44 AM
$287=3day pass
$180=Round Trip Tix SFO to Palm Springs
$280=Motel 4 miles from fields
$ 90=Car Rental
$150=Water Mostly & 1 light food snack
$300=DANK
$1287 on core expenses...

stina16
02-06-2007, 10:54 AM
277- Flight from DC to Long beach
150- share of condo rental
70- share of car rental
287- coachella ticket
300- spending money for each day

$1084--- Worth every penny[/B][/B]

Banchee
02-08-2007, 12:09 PM
398.00 - 2 Round trip tickets from Washington DC - Las Vegas, NV
669.25 - 2 Coachella 3 day passes and 2 camping passes.
150.00 - Camping supplies (I need to buy a tent).
200.00 - Vegas Gambling money (I'm counting this because without going to Coachella, I wouldn't otherwise be spending it...)
300.00 - Food.
300.00 - Alcohol. We like to drink.
_________________________________
2017.25

I actually doubt I'll be buying much merch.

Sp1ralArch1tect
02-13-2007, 12:01 AM
ticket- 285
camping pass-45
food-75
gas from slc utah-150
water-20
spending cash(i.e. t shirts, booze, hats and what not)- 200
other-300
1075

i think this is not so bad definately could spend more

KissDownUnder
02-13-2007, 09:36 AM
AUD 450 3 day pass
AUD 1700 fliights from OZ
AUD 400 flights from LA return
AUD 500 food/booze/water
AUD 300 Merch

AUD 3300 APROX. Suck it in boy - it's Rage.

boarderwoozel3
02-13-2007, 03:02 PM
$335- Tickets for 3 days & camping pass (ticketmaster charges= way lame)
$120- My share of gas from Seattle, WA
$100- "Party favors" ;)
$50- Merch aka. Rage t-shirt
$230- Food & water for the weekend/ whatever else
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$835ish to see RATM play & an epic weekend! I'll take it!

corpathina
02-13-2007, 03:18 PM
330 - 3 day pass and camping pass
217 - round trip plane tickets through lax (got a sweet deal on those)
35 - round trip greyhound to indio
100 - food/beverages (i camp a lot. can live off peanut butter and water and have before.)
100 - merch
total = $782 for one of the most amazing experiences of my life. not bad.

matsuolost
02-15-2007, 02:51 PM
280 - tickets
60 - camping
20 - my part on gas
300 - food, water and lemon iceys (100 per day)
50 - merch and whatnot
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710. not too bad. not too bad at all for seeing bjork, arcade fire and RAGE!

ClearlyImaginative
02-27-2007, 11:02 AM
520 -- 3-day passes
480 -- airfare from BWI to LAX
60 or whatever it was -- camping passes
300 -- food and merch
1000 -- FUN and DRINKS!
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Way too much money but one hell of a good time.

cuchulainn
02-27-2007, 11:54 AM
got to $2000 and stopped counting, fuck it, good chance we're not coming back from this one.

Kiefer
02-27-2007, 12:25 PM
$580 for 2 3-day passes
$900ish for hotel for 4 nights (a nice hotel)
$500ish for 2 round trips from milwaukee, wi
$200 (estimate) for car rental
$??? how much is gas out there?
$200 approx. spending money inside festival
$100 meals & misc. crap outside of fest
TOTAL approx $2500, this is split two ways (except the spending money, i don't know what the fiance plans on spending).
Doesn't matter really. Worth it every time. Might as well do it up. Like in Clerks, when they close the store to play hockey, and the one guy is like "You already closed the store to play hockey, why pussy out on free shit to drink."

bumper31
02-27-2007, 02:14 PM
Coachella
250 2 X 3 day
650 Indio Hotel
550 flight
450 car (its a biggun)

+ 50 a day drinks/eats
+ Petrol/Gas (200)

Then off to Santa Monica
Hotel 600
Party Money 1000

Approx - 4 big notes US (Ouch....it'd better be worth it:D)

MarkO
02-27-2007, 02:26 PM
$288 : ticket + ticketbastard fees.
$225 : plane ticket
$130 : estd car rental
$75 : 5 nights camping
$120 : parking at the airport
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$838

then I have to eat, drink, put gas in the car and there are all the ancillaries I need before going; new sleeping bag, some shorts, etc. Oh well. It's my vacation for the year.

Trick Loves The Kids
02-27-2007, 06:14 PM
$230 for 2-day passes (presale)
$50 for a camping ticket
$25 gas money for the carpool
$35/day food/water/souvenirs (probably on the high side, especially averaged)
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$410 give or take.