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    Re: What is "Brochella"? And how can I avoid it?

    Because you'll have alcohol poisoning by then!
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    Re: Will my beer be confiscated?

    The security told me 36 cans per person is the max. We had 72 for three people in our car and the lady said, "Oh, you should have brought more beer! Hope you don't run out"

    PS: Security and...
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    Re: What is "Brochella"? And how can I avoid it?

    As someone who I'm pretty certain is the anti-thesis to a bro, I am going to give you the best advice of the weekend:

    You can't avoid it so embrace it. Play some beer pong with your camp...
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    Re: Entrance Lines - How long was the wait?

    The southern most entrance never had a wait any time I went. The north/west entrance was constantly packed after about 2pm.
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    Re: Best Frontman of 2012?

    Jarvis, Flying Lotus and Annie Clark of St Vincent. Props to Thom for coming out of his shell a bit more on this tour and the Atoms for Peace tour. We will give him "Most Improved"
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    Re: Worst Coachella 2012 Band.

    Yeah but to get front row did you have to shove your way up front, because that isn't cool. Its okay if you're just following the shuffle that happens when the previous band ends, but anything more...
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    Re: Who were you FRONT ROW for?????

    The only band I tried for up front for was Pulp, but the other just sort of happened in the mad rush between acts:

    Pulp
    St Vincent
    Flying Lotus (actually tried moving back a bit to protect my...
  8. Thread: St. Vincent

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    Re: St. Vincent

    My third time seeing her and she was in top form. Did anyone else think the bass was way too loud though? Maybe that was just the case right up front.
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    Re: M83 At Coachella 2012

    I loved the set, but did it seem to anyone else that the vocals weren't live? I couldn't tell for sure, but it sure seemed like it to me.
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    Re: Showers at the Campground

    This. Never waited for more than 30 minutes by showering at 11 every day.
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    Re: Bugs in Campsite?

    Nothing in the camp site. My girlfriend got ants on her sitting under the farmer's market sign. Other than that, nothing.
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    Re: Time of Arrival v. Camp Location

    When we were driving in sometime around 1pm, they were stopping people at the end of main street, asking how many were in the group and either sending them right to Lot 8 or left to Lot 5. Seemed...
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    Re: How far did your canopy flew on Friday?

    We had 4 canopies. 2 stakes in each leg for a total of 32 stakes and we zip tied the canopies together several times. They weren't going anywhere. I worried about them becoming mangled but they were...
  14. Thread: 2012 Moshing?

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    Re: 2012 Moshing?

    I vouch for this as well, the crowd was just PUMPED. The most I was tossed around, hit and jostled all weekend. It was amazing but I nearly had to leave as my girlfriend was a pinball in there....
  15. Re: Your top 5 performances from 2012 (weekend one edition)

    Yup, the final song. And you should give their new album a chance as well as the EP they released before it. Completely different from their debut album (which I'm not a fan of either)
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    Re: AMON TOBIN: ISAM

    Amon Tobin was amazing. It was funny seeing all the people there expecting to dance and leaving about 15 minutes into the set. This guy in front of me kept jumping up and down every time he thought...
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    Re: Song of the weekend

    Vomit by Girls
  18. Re: Your top 5 performances from 2012 (weekend one edition)

    1. Pulp (The main reason I came and they didn't disappoint)
    2. Radiohead (Always great, even though I saw them 3 weeks earlier)
    3. St Vincent (Man, was she stoked to be there. I was right in her...
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    Re: Showers at the Campground

    I think Lot 5 just had some broken shower heads or something because some in our group had great pressure and some had almost no water coming out.
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    Re: The Shade Thread

    Sorry, I should have said "Sun Screen". Here is the link: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202251732/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=sun+screen&storeId=10051
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    Re: 2 Simple Questions about Car Camping

    Dry ice on the bottom, then normal ice on top of that, food/beer/etc then a layer of ice to cover everything lasted us all weekend. Bags of ice are $10 at the festival.

    The charging stations...
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    Re: The Shade Thread

    The sun shade from Home Depot was the best purchase of the trip. I highly recommend everyone picking up one of those.
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    Re: Showers at the Campground

    Friday the showers were a joke in Lot 5. Opened late and shut down early. We walked over the employee lot across the road and security didn't care. Used the employee showers with no line. Tried that...
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    Re: Camping Together in Large Group

    The staging area was great but a bit nerve wracking if you didn't know it was there. They wouldn't allow any waiting, pulling over or reorganizing before that so we were afraid we were getting...
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    Re: Condition of grass for weekend 2.... ??????

    Walking through lot 5 in the morning I was actually pretty surprised at how well the grass still looked. When I picked up my tent, though, it was noticeably greener under it. Inside the venue itself...
  26. Thread: PULP!!!!!!!

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    Re: PULP!!!!!!!

    My favorite set of the weekend. And the stream is awful, the sound was amazing up front. That stream is almost painful to listen to.

    Also, there were some problems during set up that made the...
  27. Thread: Car searchs

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    Re: Car searchs

    45 minutes until we get in line. What is the wait like right now?
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    Re: Car camping site using Google Sketchup

    I guess I'm mainly more worried about them parking people on opposite sides of the lane or if we end up catercorner because of how they are parking people.
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    Re: Camping in the Rain, Weekend #1

    Oh, good idea there. Don't think I would have thought of that one.
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    Re: Car camping site using Google Sketchup

    Man, the only thing I am stressed out about is making sure our two car group gets together in some way. So many factors at play. Oh well, might have to take some sweet talking the parking officials....
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    Recommend some early acts (noon-2pm)

    Just as the title says. I'm unfamiliar with many of the bands playing during the first part of the day. Any I should check out?
  32. Re: Getting to the airport early Monday morning

    Thanks blueduck. That is exactly what he did. He already reserved it. Now he just has to hope its not late.
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    Re: Maker of the official android app

    I think last year the author was named Dave Bullock and this year the author is Goldenvoice.
  34. Getting to the airport early Monday morning

    One of my fellow campers has just found out that he has to catch a flight at the Palm Springs airport on Monday morning at 6:30am (weekend 1). Its obviously too late to get a shuttle pass now. Any...
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    Re: FARMERS' MARKET RETURNS TO COACHELLA!

    Excellent! $3 for a drip coffee is about what I pay at my favorite coffee shops now. Glad to hear I don't have to worry about the hassle of a French press and boiling water.
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    Re: FARMERS' MARKET RETURNS TO COACHELLA!

    How much is a cup of coffee? Trying to decide if I want to buy & bring a plastic french press or not.
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    Re: Dry Ice Strategy

    But beer and soda would explode if frozen, so those should never go in the frozen cooler? Or will KORNfed's strategy work?
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    Dry Ice Strategy

    I have seen people mention using dry ice in their coolers to save from having to keep buying expensive ice bags in the campgrounds. I have never used dry ice before, though, and would like to know...
  39. Re: So do we dare start to guess the temperature this year will be?

    Rain in the forecast for Saturday now.

    http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USCA0512:1:US

    (Yes, I know its ridiculous to check the weather everyday when its still a week away, but I can't...
  40. Re: I will answer ANY questions and I will be nice about it

    What are the beer prices at the beer garden? And do we have any idea what the cocktail prices are going to be now that they're not VIP only? I did a search and saw someone say that in 2010 the beer...
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    Re: Car Camping Setup

    They didn't give you any trouble about the JetBoil? I wanted to bring mine but they use a propane/butane blend that I thought wouldn't be allowed
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    That looks amazing. I hope it holds true
  43. Thread: Radiohead?

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    Re: Radiohead?

    Since you only have a couple of weeks I'd suggest listening to the songs they are most likely to play at Coachella. Here is a sampling but nowhere near complete list of likely songs:

    Idioteque...
  44. Re: So do we dare start to guess the temperature this year will be?

    The 10 day forecast now includes Thursday for Weekend 1 on weather.com. (I know, I know 10 day forecasts are never accurate). It says high of 88, low of 59 also mostly cloudy. I hope that holds true...
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    Re: Personal Landmarks?

    What do you guys use for poles that aren't really annoying to haul around all day?

    When I was at ACL I saw all of the totems and really thought that it would have made things way easier if we had...
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    Re: THE CAMPING EQUIPMENT DEALS THREAD!

    I just found this:

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM3315833801P?sid=IDx20101019x00001a&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=SPM3315833801

    5444
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    Re: THE CAMPING EQUIPMENT DEALS THREAD!

    All of the cheap canopies are 10x10 base with an 8x8 top. Is the extra two feet worth the $40 or $50 more I'd have to pay for it?
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    Re: Arriving between 9-11am on Thursday...

    I think his question was: How long will the wait be to get through security and to a camp spot if he arrives between 9am and 11am on Thursday morning.
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    Re: Camping in Lot 8

    It makes more sense for them to go 5, 8, 10/7. Be glued to Twitter and this board on Thursday to be sure, though.
  50. Thread: Tents

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    Re: Tents

    Any tents that come with a 4am dubstep sound blocker? ;)
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