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    Re: Hotels in the area already booked for 2013?!?

    I booked the Homewood Suites in La Quinta (we stayed the last 3 years) on Monday. Rates are $300/night, but they're sold out now. I'm actually about to cancel my reservation. Message me if you'd like...
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    Re: Car camping confusion

    Thanks! When we tent camped years ago, everyone needed a camping pass. So this year, there are 6 of us, and each pair bought a car camping pass. We plan to carpool, so I guess we gave GV some extra...
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    Re: Car camping confusion

    Thanks, I feel better :)
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    Car camping confusion

    I haven't camped in years, but we're giving car camping a try for 2013. We bought our 2 GA festival tix, but it only allowed to add 1 car camping (and it states, 1 car camping per-person). The...
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    Apparently, FrontGate will bring you through to the purchase page, even if there aren't tickets available. Then, after verifying funds on your card, if no tickets are available, they'll cancel the...
  6. Re: If you need to change your credit card / billing info, here's how

    The best way to change your card info is to do it online: www.coachella-weekend1.frontgatetickets.com (or insert a 2, if you're weekend 2). However, the brainiacs at FrontGate are not using a...
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    AHHHH... Ok. Thanks for clearing that up. Still sucks tho...
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    Goldenvoice/FrontGate need to sell each item separately. I understand that you need to have a pass to get camping, but to then be screwed and have to buy a GA+Shuttle COMBO?!?!? Come the fuck on....
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    That's a bunch of horseshit. Why offer a combo if it's the same price as buying each individually? Such a damn crock...
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    How did you find this out? That is absolutely ridiculous, if it's true. If I'm buying tix for myself and 3 friends (as I did on the pre-sale) and they run that huge charge amount, but don't actually...
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    Re: Favorite Coachella Food Vendors?

    Sweet lamb of god, that looks amazing!
  12. Re: If you need to change your credit card / billing info, here's how

    Yeah, I knew that, but couldn't access my work email last night for some reason... bah! I would just think they'd make it a little more obvious on their website...
  13. Thread: Airport

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    Re: Airport

    yeah, the train was sweet! And made it really easy for people flying into LA to get to the desert. It was well-received, too... not sure why they just did it the 1 year :(
  14. Thread: Airport

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    Re: Airport

    I will never understand LAX hate... yeah, it's way too small for the crowds, but it's super-compact and easy to navigate... That being said, it is a pain getting from LAX out to Indio, if you're in...
  15. Re: If you need to change your credit card / billing info, here's how

    THANK YOU for the links! I don't know why it's so goddamn hard to find this information directly from FrontGate, or even at Coachella.com... ANYWAY - thanks again! Can't wait for April!!!
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    oh, and my confirmation emails came instantly - to my work account...
    What a weird fucking system this Front Gate is...
    Ughhh
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    Absolutely random. Friend in LA went online just before 10, was in the waiting room until he finally had to take lunch. I'm in Raleigh, got online at 1:15 (eastern), had my tix by 2pm, and then went...
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    Nope... my visa debit worked fine...
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    I only have debit cards, and mine worked fine.
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    Same here. Still haven't rec'd temp password on Yahoo, but rec'd it right away on my work acct (weird, because my work acct has so many damn filters!)
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    Re: Who Else is In The ''Waiting Room''?

    Still waiting on my IE browser (45 mins). Logged in on my Chrome browser later, got in and purchase done in 20 mins total... ????

    But whatever - I got my week one pass!!! WHOOP!!!
  22. Re: Do campers get searched RETURNING to campgrounds?

    No Safeways in *southern* California. Safeway is still a staple in NorCal...

    And, you're forgetting Vons (part of the Safeway family!)... unless... do they not have Vons in the desert?

    I miss...
  23. Re: Do campers get searched RETURNING to campgrounds?

    I've never waited in the long line to get back into the campground after going to the car. If you're not carrying a bunch of shit back in with you, they'll often let you in the exit. Again, I'm sure...
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    Re: 1 boy needs lift from LAX Airport :)

    I can't help you, as I'm heading to a friend's place in LA after I arrive at LAX Thursday afternoon; we're heading to the desert Friday morning... BUT, I have possibly helpful info. :)

    One thing...
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    Re: The Caochella 2009 Map

    But, I agree with you... fucking BADASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: The Caochella 2009 Map

    here ya go...
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    Re: The Caochella 2009 Map

    on page 1 of this thread, there's a link to another thread that has photos of the art installations. However, that thread has a *SPOILER* alert, in case people don't want to see the art until they...
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    Re: the official "I'm on my way!" thread 2009

    I'm outta here!!!

    But not yet. Sorry, got excited.

    But in 2 days from this moment, I'll have been in the air for an hour - Raleigh to Chicago to LA! WHOOP!

    holy shit, I can't wait!
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    Re: The Caochella 2009 Map

    dude. it almost always comes out 3 days in advance. so... today. It'll happen.

    I mean, would you rather have it yesterday, or would you rather have it solidly confirmed??? They're dealing with a...
  30. Re: Coachella turns 10, amid the usual rumors, grumbling

    Contrary to the article (and cool retraction, by the way), I've seen WAAAYYYY less bitching this year than in years past. And lets face it - message boards tend to bring out the worse - the bitching,...
  31. Thread: Beer Prices

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    Re: Beer Prices

    I'm pretty sure they are, yes... Also, the bar area in the campground offers booze in addition to beer, and even a bloody mary bar in the mornings! Best way to start the day! :thu
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    Re: Selling one (1) 3 day pass @ $250.

    Hmmm... maybe the OP speaks truth...

    http://www.youtube.com/user/tabareblanchard

    I did a search for the office phone # given above...

    who knew?!?!?! :rolleyes
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    Re: Parking Map

    It is super fun.

    I agree.

    Tho not as super fun as your little bloody cartoon there... now THAT is super fun!
  34. Thread: Parking Map

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    Re: Parking Map

    what's the big friggen deal if a new thread is posted for something already discussed??? Not everyone is on here everyday, looking at every post... Even tho I already have the map, I'm sure plenty of...
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    Re: Where do I park?

    Arson - you WON'T be alone at 2am on Thursday night/Friday morning. The last 2 years we arrived mid-day on Thursday and got into the camping grounds pretty quickly. Come 10pm and it's pretty packed....
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    Re: Who Popped Your Coachella Cherry?

    I couldn't agree more... There's just NOTHING like it. Totally unreal...
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    Re: Who Popped Your Coachella Cherry?

    God... I *think* it was Wolfmother. But maybe not. When the hell did they go on? I know it was during the day. Since it was my first Coachella, I got there first thing. Dumb. But I *remember* seeing...
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    Re: Coachella 2009 Weather Watch

    Last year it started on the 25th, so I guess it was moved up a week... well, 8 days to be precise. :)
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    Re: why do people camp at this festival?

    This one needed to be revived... I'm stoked for Coachella this year, but I'm way bummed that we won't be camping. My friend is preggers. Yes, and she's going to Coachella. She's 5 months, so not huge...
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    Re: 25 COACHELLA TIPS FOR THE NEWBIE!

    There is a bunch of info on the Coachella page about the new water policy - bring in your own EMPTY bottle and you can either fill it free at one of 3 fountains (I've only ever seen one, with a HUGE...
  41. Thread: beer prices

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    Re: beer prices

    You can see the main stage just fine from the grassy beer garden to the right of the main stage (to the right if you're looking AT the main stage). It's nice to go in there and chill for a bit with a...
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    Re: public transport from las vegas..

    Vegas used to be a primary stop on Amtrak... Hopefully it will be again soon - with the high-speed train from SoCal. :) Though the fact that it will run from Anaheim to Vegas, and not from LA to...
  43. Thread: U2

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    Poll: Re: U2

    If you haven't seen U2 live, you really don't know what you're missing...

    good god, sweet jeezus!

    I don't know why I'm giving a shit, since they won't be at Coachella, but I like the chance...
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    Re: Why does Coachella suck?

    completely... tho I do think that the atmosphere in front of a stage tends to be less "frat party" when the booze is contained to a beer garden.

    But come on, it's Coachella - people are fucked...
  45. Re: who do you think will be the REAL headliner for Saturday?

    Ok... *this* is a response I'm down with! Tho I am a Killers fan, I can see your point very clearly...

    But, to me, the wonder of Coachella has always been that, even when the "headliner" sucks,...
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    Re: I made an account to say....

    hehehehHAHHAhslehehhAHAHSahsal

    excellent...

    Good christ, why does time go by so quickly at this ungodly hour when no sleep has been had?!!?!? oh well... snow in Raleigh = no work! WHOOP!

    I...
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    Re: I made an account to say....

    ahhhh... Family Guy... hehehehehehe

    The Griffins: Coachella 2010!
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    Re: Why does Coachella suck?

    agreed! I *FAR* prefer Coachella's set up over others where beer-drinking fools are ALL over the place.

    Don't get me wrong - I'm a beer-drinking fool, but in the beer gardens of Coachella!...
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    Re: Why does Coachella suck?

    NOT at *any* fest in California, but at many. It's a crowd-control issue... One festival that comes to mind where you can drink at will on premises is the Sunset Junction Street Festival in the...
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    Re: I made an account to say....

    yes... yes it is. Twilight Zone is on (old school, not that 90s shit) and it's just starting to snow, so hey, it's a fun night to be up! And the wine has certainly helped...
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