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    Re: Campground reviews 2014

    I'm not surprised by ants, but these were fire ants. Never had those before. Plus, we got a whole hord of them if we even spilled a tiny bit of beer/drinks. We always keep the trash away from...
  2. Re: Was the wind really as bad as the weather reports stated?

    I saw a bunch of people with ski goggles on. I was jealous.
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    Re: SUNDAY OVERCROWDED WEEKEND ONE

    Saturday looked the most crowded to me (at least before it got too late in the evening when people left early). I didn't think the other days were too bad. We got to the very front sections of the...
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    Re: Campground reviews 2014

    This! I wouldn't say ours was covered, but if we dropped ANY food on the ground or spilled a drink, there would be fire ants later. I didn't get bit, but a few in our group did. Was never a problem...
  5. Thread: showers

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    Re: showers

    STRONGLY disagree. This year it wasn't about smell, but about having dust/sand in every crack. Used a ton of baby wipes, but still had a shit ton of dust come off in the shower on Sunday morning.
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    Re: well, this is some bullshit

    Last year during Weekend 2 they had them for explosives because it was post-Boston Marathon. We asked security about them and they confirmed. Not sure if it was the same this year. I personally...
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    Re: Security lines / process

    We arrived at about 11:20 and our entire group (only 4 cars) was through by 12:15. Security seemed really lax, though a "supervisor" did come by to watch the guards search the car, so I was actually...
  8. Re: DID EARLY ARRIVAL (9AM THURS.) ENSURE LOT 8 CAMPSITE 2014?

    Arrived in line around 11:20am. Got through security by 12. Had our group all together in the group waiting area by 12:15, but took another 30 minutes to get out of that god forsaken area (if you go,...
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    Re: Any gluten-free food options?

    I believe the Pad Thai was gluten free. I had the vegetarian one on Friday and it was okay.
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    Re: Money question

    I only saw cash accepted at the ones I visited. Just bring cash and only bring a small portion in each day. I only brough about 40-60 each day and had plenty for everything I needed. Plus, never had...
  11. Re: Was the wind really as bad as the weather reports stated?

    I would highly recommend some cheap clear goggles and a bandana/mask/scarf. I just had my perscription glasses and scarf on Saturday and was seriously jealous of those that had the goggles. Don't...
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    Re: camping with friends

    You are supposed to carry it. I don't think I saw any bike caps until Friday. I would try and put as much in your friend's car as possible because, as you pointed out, it's a long walk. Or bring...
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    Re: well, this is some bullshit

    When we came out of group waiting area, there was a left coned lane and a right coned lane. If you went in the left one, you got directed to lot 4. We had seen this before and suspected that, so we...
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    Re: well, this is some bullshit

    Left Ralph's today at 11:10, in line by 11:20 after making the stupid u-turn. Was done through security by 12, but the group meeting area was a CLUSTERFUCK! Our group was all on by12:10, but we were...
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    Re: Leaving Car Camping Friday or Saturday

    Ya, I figure. I just wondered if anyone had done this? I assume (and you know what they say when you assume!) that they won't really fill it. *sighs* Just a waste of money. Hoping someone has...
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    Leaving Car Camping Friday or Saturday

    I know the rules say you have to have a car on the spot to camp in the spot, but now one of our members can't come until Friday night. I am planning to rent a car in Palm Springs on Thursday morning,...
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    Re: Secondary Market Ticket Prices

    I've gone Wk2 the past couple years and totally enjoyed it. I get to watch live feed of Wk1 to watch acts to confirm if I want to go or catch ones I know I will miss.

    However this year we decided...
  18. Re: Are you allowed to bring your own Signs/posters into the festival?

    You can bring it in, but if it's blocking my view, you can bet your ass I'm going to knock it down.
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    Re: companion car pass

    I believe the car companion has to go through the same vehicle checks as regular camping. In fact, I believe they check in at the same toll booths and wait in the same lines as regular camping cars....
  20. Re: Official "I'm NOT EVEN CLOSE to leaving yet" Thread

    I have a huge client number due Wednesday morning before I leave that afternoon. And of course I can't do anything except read through the message boards, shop, and order last minute items on Amazon....
  21. Thread: Fake IDs

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    Re: Fake IDs

    And this is why everyone had to go back and get their IDs to get a NEW wristband on Sunday of W2 in 2012. They caught too many underage kids with them.
  22. Re: distance tent campsite ...festival entrance

    I meant alcohol, but water/gatorade/coconut water are all good ideas to drink down too. :)
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    Re: What's the weather going to be like?!

    Accuweather is showing evening wind gusts up to 25mph. Not too bad still. Fingers crossed!
  24. Re: Arriving to car camping on Thursday how early?

    It will depend on your security guard. They may or may not allow you to bring in more. If not, they'll make you throw it out. As rs.paris said, you could always just take the super market shuttle...
  25. Re: distance tent campsite ...festival entrance

    Make sure to have a drink with you in line Friday. I went a little later in the day after the main rush last year and still had a good 30-45 minute wait.
  26. Re: How to tell which wristband car camping pass is attached to...

    apparently you haven't actually read through the multiple threads that talk about this exact problem. ManImCool posted a really good explanation the other day. Yes, they can tell if it's linked, but...
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    Re: Lockers? Cuz carrying my shit sucked!

    Why do you keep bringing expensive sunglasses to Coachella?
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    Re: What's the weather going to be like?!

    If it could at least stay under 100 for weekend 1, that would be nice. The 107 Saturday during 2012 really sucked. DJ computers everywhere dying.
  29. Re: Will Call Question (comments on previous experiences greatly appreciated!)

    I think someone said it was like a 30 minute process last year. Not sure if it will take longer this year because of activation.

    Even if you get there at 10am, you will still get a good spot at...
  30. Re: Can i bring turntables/speakers on the camping grounds?

    I agree with this. Nobody wants to stop people from having a good time, but if I'm awake all night every night, I will not have a good time. And neither will everyone I come into contact with during...
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    Re: Where the Thursday night parties at???

    Agreed. Being well prepared is key, but it can easily be done.

    Plus, the trek to and from the festival negates all showering/convenience. I've walked in from day parking and it's a bitch. Much...
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    Re: FIRST TIME CAMPER

    Learn to use the search function. That will be your biggest help.
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    Re: Camp showering.... SOLVED!

    Agreed! We did this last year every night. Would recommend having all of your stuff in a bag easy to grab after the show in case there is a line (a couple nights had lines).
  34. Thread: Diabetic

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    Re: Diabetic

    Can you take 3 days worth to the medical tent on Friday and have them store it? The FAQs say they will store it, but I'm not sure if they will store it for 3 days. Have you tried emailing...
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    Poll: Re: Your educational status

    I'm a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor's. All the tax consultants holler! Nerd status (and not the cool hipster nerd).
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Pizza Chain

    I actually find myself making pizza myself after picking up some Garlic Herb dough at a local grocery chain. Second choice would be some local places (I miss Celestino's in Chico!, then Round table. ...
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    Re: Car Camping and Saving Sites

    They will NOT let you "save spots". It's not just "frowned upon", it is not possible. They will fill in every spot in each row of each lot in a certain order, and then they will not let cars enter...
  38. Thread: Shower Hours

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    Re: Shower Hours

    Regular showers are free. VIP showers are $10. Both are open to everyone.
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    Re: Open Bar and Cocktails at Coachella?

    To put it into perspective, a beer in San Francisco will cost me $4-5 for a cheap beer (Coors, Bud, etc). Imported or premium beers will run closer to $7-9, unless it's a special or on happy hour. A...
  40. Thread: Shower Hours

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    Re: Shower Hours

    They had this last year too. I just never found them.
  41. Thread: Camp Stools?

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    Re: Camp Stools?

    If you want something for back support and padded, you could use something like THIS and not block everyone's view.
  42. Re: 2014 First Time at Coachella Guide, Tips and Tricks

    Same theme - put your contact info as the start screen of your camera (if you have that option).
  43. Thread: Clothing

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    Re: Clothing

    Went to Bonnaroo last year for the first time. I don't think there's really much of a difference from Coachella. Maybe slightly more people "dressed up" at Coachella, but a huge majority will just...
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    Re: Is a Camelbak worth it?

    Personally, I don't like having a backpack. People can easily steal stuff out of it if you're storing stuff other than water. Plus, you can accidentally hit people and your back gets sweaty.

    I...
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    Re: buy/sell/or trading car camping passes

    Good for you, but for some people it hasn't worked out. Last year the girl with the matching wristband was chatting with another car when we one of our group got their car scanned. They had to call...
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    Re: I bought a Car Camping pass on its own...

    I had added camping after buying my wristband, so it was a seperate order. I got the email that my pass was coming on the 10th and it arrived on March 12th (exactly one week after my passes were...
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    Re: **Coachella** Car Camping Spot

    Ah, sh*t. I fell for it. Didn't even pay attention to the original post year. Freakin' Gunny reopening this sh*t.

    Thanks ManImCool
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    Re: **Coachella** Car Camping Spot

    How did you get a car camping pass without a GA pass? How is it linked to the pass? Confused on how that worked out.
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    Re: Portable shower

    Ah, ok, that's what I thought. I've seen people in past years with kiddie pools (which are gross after about 2 minutes), so I assume they had to fill water into buckets or something and then dump...
  50. Thread: FOOD.

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    Re: FOOD.

    Agreed. I'd prefer more room for music than being crowded by even more vendors. I have bought alcohol only once in the past 3 years at Coachella because of the cost and because I don't want to be...
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