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  1. Re: How do people sleep knowing that it's next week?

    It's the only thing seeing me through tax season...being a tax account right now sucks...late hours, no time on weekends, sleep very minimal....then to be released from this hell to be let loose in...
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    Re: Coachella Artist Collaborations/Remixes

    Florence and the Machines has a remix done by the XX if that counts...You Got the Love.
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    Re: Car Camping - need a car for each spot?

    From how the FAQ is laid out, it does not appear to be possible. There is a question regarding this, to which it says "Stand By", which probably means "no, unless we post otherwise."

    The only way...
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    Dimensions and Camping Together

    Ok, so I am trying to play tetris in mapping out my friends and my tents, cars, shade area, etc. and wanted to see if anyone has done so already to get some ideas of maximum efficiency. I have three...
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    Re: Vampire Weekend '010

    I watched Vampire Weekend for like 10 min when they played in 2008. A friend and I both agreed we'd rather watch random people play on that music-making art exhibit...the one with the sticks, horns,...
  6. Thread: Layaway 2010

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    Re: Layaway 2010

    I realize that and even mentioned I knew that. The replies I saw to that post, at the time I posed the question here, was the equivalent to "Yeah, that'd work" from someone with not stated or...
  7. Thread: Layaway 2010

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    Re: Layaway 2010

    Ok I know I posted this in the camping thread, but since PF is responding here, I'd like to see what the opinion is:

    Hypothetically, woud this work:

    - A friend and I each buy a camping pass
    -...
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    Re: Car Camping in 2010!

    Ok, hypothetically, woud this work:

    - A friend and I each buy a camping pass
    - Drive together in my car
    - Park and get two spots by the car since we have two passes
    - Other friends arrive later...
  9. Thread: Layaway 2010

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    Re: Layaway 2010

    What's with the seat location thing? Does it matter?
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    Re: getting to Sasquatch

    I'm flying to Seattle and then getting a ride from there to the Gorge. I think you can still rent a under 25, just costs more, but Washington might be different than CA.

    Check their message board...
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    Re: Increase in # of idiots/douche bags this year

    Back at camp, I overheard some dude hitting on this girl with the lamest lines, like "...ah man, you play drums...like I play drums, you're the perfect girl for me...give me a high five...both...
  12. Re: Post Coachella High and Post Coachella Depression

    I just made that up, but fits doesn't it?
  13. Re: Post Coachella High and Post Coachella Depression

    Phantom Wristband Syndrome..that's a new one, and I like it.
  14. Re: Post Coachella High and Post Coachella Depression

    I was still wearing camping bracelet while at work today until a manager was like, "You know you're not there anymore, right?" Had to break it off, and had to stifle a tear. That did it for me.
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    Re: New Water Policy

    I liked the progam and it's improvements over prior years. Not to say there isn't room for improvement, such as not refilling certain bottles are the refill stations for a $1 after the first day,...
  16. Post Coachella High and Post Coachella Depression

    Always curious to see how long it takes people for the high to wear off (assuming it does does for some) and when the depression hits.

    This year, I'm having a mixture of both as soon as I got out...
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    Re: Food for sale in Campground Question...

    Theres Spicy Pie (Pizza), Breakfast burritos, etc. They had a couple of buffett breakfast thing a couple years back (not sure they still do).
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    Re: New York to California?

    You should definitiely fly Virgin. Best airline. Plus, some of their airports have a Virgin Bar. The one at SFO is $30 cover charge to get in, but after that drinks are free. That should help you...
  19. Re: Who is starting to REALLY feel the Chella spirit ??

    It's the only thing keeping me going. Neck deep in tax season and pulling 14hr days for past 2 weeks, and 9 more days of the same, then 8hrs on ther 15th...then leave 7am on the 16th to drive 8hrs. ...
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    Re: On the way to the desert

    Anyone else thought the picture was going to be the windmill farms on the way to the festival...
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    Re: Michael Franti & Spearhead

    I was there as well at Sasquatch last year. The music might not be the most amazing, but they show they put on was. He got everyone, and I mean everyone including people like me lounging on the...
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    Re: Fun Random Accessories

    Cool ideas...been doing the same myself for my group. This year I bought a UV light graffitti canvas off of ThinkGeek.com - Basically the spray can has a UV light that reacts with the special canvas...
  23. Thread: LOST!

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    Re: LOST!

    Ok, random question...how did Locke know to get in contact with Hawking?
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    Re: Question about tent size

    I had a 10' x 10' tent, which had some room on the sides as well. Definitely not a total of 16', maybe 11' or 12'.
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    Re: TENT, OR NO TENT.

    I see you reason for being skeptical, especially if you're not going to use it again. You could try renting a tent at REI or similar store, cuts down on the cost.

    Though you will want some type...
  26. Thread: Drum Cirlces

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    Re: Drum Cirlces

    They do have a time and place for them (place being right next to my groups tent last year). I dont have a problem with Drum circles in general, which can be very entertaining. I just have a...
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    Re: "No generators"... BUT...

    I brought one of those battery power packs last year and they let it in, wasn't even an issue. They have some larger ones than those with 3 A/C outlets and 1 D/C outlet, which is handy when people...
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    Re: Blog-achella 2009

    Agreed on the opinion portion, and obviously diagree on the quality of the sites, though not saying mine is amazing either. Though would be interesting on why you think so instead of blanket...
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    Re: Blog-achella 2009

    Thank you for your comment. I know blogs are a dime a dozen and a lot of blogs on this topic may not always offer something new or different for some people who frequent the boards and read a lot of...
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    Re: Blog-achella 2009

    I'm not sure I like the voice it's written it and the dismissal of bands that are not worth "your" time. However, it's admirable putting it out there.

    I know I can't offer critique without being...
  31. Re: Best Part About Camping: Walking Barefoot from Tent To The Outdoor Stage

    While I was a little skeptical of doing the whole barefoot thing while in the venue, it's surprisingly nice (especially compared to other venues). Just to be careful of the lit cigarette butts,...
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    Re: Best way to research

    I prefer the media player on the site, but if you want more songs or select only which bands you want, I also like www.seeqpod.com. You can search for bands and make your own playlist that you can...
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    Re: What time to arrive on Thursday?

    The earliest I ever got there was about 3-4pm, line wasnt terriblely long. I would try for everything in one tip unless you need two trips, then i would save flats of water or coolers for round 2. ...
  34. Re: Has anyone been stung by a wasp or other flying/biting insect at Coachella?

    Just hope if you need someone to use an Epi-Pen on you, that they dont go all Pulp Fiction and jam it into your heart.
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    Re: 1st Time Camper - Any Survival Suggestions?

    I would sign up for the REI membership if you havent already. It's pretty cool to get a little back in form a dividend to the store.
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    Re: 1st Time Camper - Any Survival Suggestions?

    Glad you liked the idea. Here's what I do:
    - Set up screen house, make back door face east (explained below)
    - For the sides, I use sheets for privacy at night or when at festival. You may have...
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    Re: 1st Time Camper - Any Survival Suggestions?

    I agree with most of the stuff above, but wanted to add a few things that has worked for me:
    - Get one of the head-lamp flashlights. Makes evening Honey Huts (aka port-a-potties) runs alot easier...
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    Re: Amy Winehouse billed WAY TOO FUCKING HIGH

    ...she's just billed as high on the line up as she is high in real life...

    Not that those should have a correlation, but that's just what I thought of when I read this thread's title.
  39. Thread: more hiphop 09

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    Re: more hiphop 09

    I'm a fan of K'Naan. Caught his act in SF at Outside Lands. He's really good live, very engaging with the audience and performs well.
  40. Thread: Disappointed

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    Re: Disappointed

    I have been to the last three Coachella festivals, and from my (personal) experience the headliners are only a fraction of the enjoyment of the weekend. The second and third tier bands offer those...
  41. Thread: Hip Hop

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    Re: Hip Hop

    I saw K'Naan at SF Outside Lands. Normally, hip hop isn't my thing. But I had some time to kill and liked the one song I heard, so I thought I would check his set out. I started in the back of the...
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    Re: Is Coachella life changing?

    I can honestly say that it has changed my life, just like everyone else who has given their story already. It's an experience that touches on some many different levels. You have the awesome music...
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    Re: right, who's up for..........

    For the past two years, my group has "adopted" foreign travelers into our group and has been a very awesome experience for both sides (still keep in contact with one of them). First year, friend...
  44. Thread: Coachella 09

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    Re: Coachella 09

    I've never stayed in a hotel so I can't compare, but what I like about camping is the vibe, being around people, and the proximity to the venue, especially if going all three days. I'd prefer not to...
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    Re: Do we know the dates for Coachella 09?

    I agree, the article and update still leaves us skeptical. We won't know until something official is released or we see the counter start on the main webpage. But it's the closest we have to go on....
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    Re: Do we know the dates for Coachella 09?

    Just read the article on the Daily Swarm, and an update was added saying, "UPDATE: A Coachella spokeslady insists the 2009 festival dates remain unconfirmed."

    Not sure if anyone else has heard...
  47. Thread: Silent Disco?

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    Re: Silent Disco?

    This sounds so awesome. If they do this at Coachella 2009, I'm so in. If not, maybe my friends and I will host mini one ourselves.

    This would also solve the problem of camping next to the...
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    Re: One death confirmed related to festival

    I didn't know Ben except for reading some of his posts. But being a fellow Coachella attendee, I would like to believe that it creates a bond with everyone who been and maybe thats why it hits...
  49. Thread: Outlets

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    Outlets

    Was there a place with outlets to charge cell phones or laptops last year in the polo fields? I thought I remember an area where people could in between the two camping areas.

    And if there was,...
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    Re: Onsite Camping Poker Game/Tourney?

    I'm all in, whether its for money or other just for fun. It's a great idea.
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