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    Re: Coachella 2015 Weekend 1 Newbie

    Flying into Palm Springs is great, but renting a car when you get there might be almost the same price as getting a taxi to and from the festival. In either case, having an extra day or two to check...
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    Re: Recommended hotel

    We got a fairly good rate at the Embassy Suites in Palm Desert at the last-minute after a housing rental debacle this year. The "atmosphere" wasn't especially cool -- it's a chain hotel -- but it had...
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    Re: 2015 Advance Sale Friday May 16th at 10am

    Maybe someone from the board or Reddit can help you out with that.
  4. Re: *** OFFICIAL *** Front Gate FAILURE Thread, Presale 2015 Edition

    FWIW, I e-mailed FrontGate after purchasing asking about the payment plan options. At that time, they said there was no way to convert the order and that orders were non-refundable; now their twitter...
  5. Re: *** OFFICIAL *** Front Gate FAILURE Thread, Presale 2015 Edition

    I also didn't see the payment plan option on Mobile Safari (my iPad was the only browser that got out of the waiting room all morning). By the time it found passes and parking, there was only ~1...
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    Re: Quick Parking Question

    There are plenty of hotels in Palm Desert, which is a bit closer (but will probably cost more than the cheapest Palm Springs options).

    We've stayed in hotels or rentals in Palm Desert the last...
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    Re: Ferris Wheel Mural

    It's a great mural. And honestly, in terms of identifiability, I assume that Le Grande Wheel doesn't stay parked at Empire Polo Grounds all year, right?
  8. Re: An honest discussion about how Coachella has changed. Some say for the worse.

    2014 wasn't my favorite Coachella (it felt way too crowded, though I know it wasn't as bad as the 2010 disaster), but we've been going for many I always have enough fun to lock-in tickets during the...
  9. Re: Artists You Had Chance to Catch But Skipped & Now Question/Kick Yourself For Miss

    Missing the Knife this year due to the Outkast last minute "fake early" set time.

    This was even worse because I was there with a photo pass and we had to show up at least 20 minutes before the...
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    Re: Musicfest NW 2012

    I'm pretty bummed about the format change but am still holding out hope for the lineup. I guess I always liked it as a good excuse to both see bands and check out a ton of different venues. Usually...
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    Re: Coachella 2014 Wristband Colors

    here's a picture of all the passes from 2013: http://www.reddit.com/r/Coachella/comments/1cpejk/all_2013_wristbands/
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    Re: Looking for the boy from England. . .

    were you wearing a purple Holy Fuck t-shirt?
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    Re: Coachella 2014 Wristband Colors

    Not that I ever to get past the lion-guarded gates, but how do you get them? Friends of venue owner/producers? Secret ritual society?
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    Re: Is Coachella Usually This Dangerously Packed?

    idk, I (luckily?) skipped the infamous 2010, but I've been going for most of the last ten years and 2014 weekend one felt more crowded to me than any other year.

    Friday was ridiculous, and...
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    Re: Coachella 2015 - Newb travelling from Ireland

    There are tons listed on Craigslist, but I'd look for places to stay on AirBNB or through a rental agency (check the camping/lodging forum for a thread about a bunch of people who got scammed this...
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    Re: Win Butler was right about VIP

    Maybe the stages started to collapse under the weight of the increasing numbers of "artist/guests" getting terrible side stage views of the bands so they had to give them secure pens in front.
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    Re: Open Bar and Cocktails at Coachella?

    I think the $7 was probably 12oz; the $9 was 16 oz.
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    Re: What was up with the shuttles this weekend?

    Right. Guess I should've said "one of them doesn't mean being the designated driver". Maybe I just never have enough spare time in the beergardens to get tanked at Coachella.
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    Re: Win Butler was right about VIP

    I agree; during most of the day they were often empty, leaving big gaps in the audience. For the last shows of the night, though, they were ridiculously overcrowded, resulting in pushy lines of...
  20. Re: Your top five acts of Coachella 2014 (Weekend One Edition)

    DARKSIDE
    Arcade Fire
    Neutral Milk Hotel
    Haim
    Disclosure
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    Re: What was up with the shuttles this weekend?

    If you have at least a couple people in your group and one of them doesn't mind driving, a rental car isn't that much more than shuttle passes.
  22. Thread: Camp Magazine

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    Re: Camp Magazine

    PMing you my mailing address.
  23. Thread: Camp Magazine

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    Camp Magazine

    Forgot to get a copy during weekend one. Anyone have an extra? Or can I order a copy online?
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    Re: Open Bar and Cocktails at Coachella?

    They had $7 (small) / $9 (large) beers of various Heineken configurations last weekend.
  25. Thread: Loners unite?

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    Re: Loners unite?

    Sure, there are some downsides to being there alone, but the upside is you can see whatever you want whenever you want. Make the best of it!
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    Re: Psychic Friend for 2013

    maybe next year ...
  27. Re: Can I give my friend my wristband even though i activated it?

    Did anyone determine whether registering the wristband actually did anything? It didn't even seem like the stage check-in stations were even installed.
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    Re: VIP Entrance for 2014?

    You need a VIP parking pass to use the VIP lot; but theGA day parking lot 1B at Monroe/49th (or the shuttle drop off or the taxi stop) will get you fairly close to the VIP entrance:
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  29. Thread: 2014 Photos

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    Re: 2014 Photos

    posted a few at flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joshc/sets/72157643980714743/
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    Re: Moving the Do LaB = No Good

    Aside from reducing the awful noise bleed, at several points in the day getting between stages was atrocious this year; I imagine that it would've been worse with the Do Lab back in its usual...
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    Re: Coachella 2014 Wristband Colors

    I saw a sign with all of them at the entrance to the photo area and artist/guest holding pens, but forgot to take a picture of it. I think there's also a "F" (field) and another for Empire...
  32. Thread: Drone Seagull?

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    Re: Drone Seagull?

    Yeah, I kept wondering whether it was filming us. And how I could get one.
  33. Thread: Drone Seagull?

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    Drone Seagull?

    Did anyone else see the shiny seagull drone flying between the Gobi and Mojave tents on Weekend One? Having trouble figuring out which (if any) art installation it was a part of.
  34. Thread: 2015 Dates?

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    Re: 2015 Dates?

    I expect that the Safari tents will be converted to Igloo Bungalows and the shuttles will be reindeer-drawn sleighs?
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    Re: SUNDAY OVERCROWDED WEEKEND ONE

    Huh. Friday felt the worst to me in terms of crowds, but maybe that was just the initial shock of all of the extra ticket sales. Felt oversold by 10,000.
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    Re: Annual summary of the awesome and not awesome

    Cons:
    - Friday felt insanely crowded. For much of the weekend, getting from Outdoor to Coachella stages was uncomfortably and unusually difficult.
    - Moving up Outkast's set time at the last minute...
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    Re: Removing Wristband

    I left mine loose enough to slip it off at the end of the night without breaking the clasp or any bones in my wrist.
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    Re: Did it seem more crowded this year?

    I missed the infamous 2010 debacle, but 2014 felt more way crowded than any other Coachella that I've ever attended, particularly on Friday.

    This article hints that the festival was oversold:

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  39. Thread: Is VIP worth it?

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    Re: Is VIP worth it?

    It was probably a fluke, but the last time I did GA parking, I was stuck in the lots for hours at the end of two out of three nights. Spending extra money for VIP seems insane, but the easy parking,...
  40. Thread: 2015 Dates?

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    Re: 2015 Dates?

    I think last year's presale was Memorial Day weekend; remember hastily buying tickets before hitting the road for Sasquatch.
  41. Thread: 2015 Dates?

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    2015 Dates?

    How safe a bet is is that next year's weekend one will be April 10-12 2015?

    (I know this is crazy to be scheming about 2015 before 2014 weekend two has even started, but we liked the place we...
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    Re: HOUSE RENTAL SCAM ALERT!!!

    We were scammed by someone else ("Dan Moran"), but basically we found the house on FlipKey, signed a contract, and pre-paid a chunk of the rental months before the fest. Which was probably stupid,...
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    Re: HOUSE RENTAL SCAM ALERT!!!

    Wonder if it would be worth contacting someone from The Desert Sun or other local media. It might not help to get money back, but could direct some shame/outrage on the people who do this terrible...
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    Re: HOUSE RENTAL SCAM ALERT!!!

    After having several years of great luck with vacation rentals and fantastic landlords, I'm pretty sure that I was scammed this year, too. Not for this house, but for one in Rancho Mirage.
    ...
  45. Thread: VESTAL VILLAGE

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    Re: VESTAL VILLAGE

    telllllll usssss.
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    Re: Press Pass Privileges?

    Yeah, I miss having the press tent in the VIP area. Not because of celeb-watching, but because in the VIP cage it was still possible to see/hear the mainstage and get food drinks while working ...
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    Re: funny emails i get

    Missed opportunity for crowdsourcing fun and games.
  48. Re: 3x Chella Vet Seeking to buy into Safari - PASS ONLY I am sleeping elsewhere!

    Ingenious.
  49. Re: Access to the VIP entrance without VIP parking

    It looks like there's going to be a regular day parking lot right behind the VIP lot (again) this year. I don't really understand the color coding on the maps, but it seems like you could just walk...
  50. Thread: SXSW 2014

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    Re: SXSW 2014

    I tried using rsvpster this year and found out that it's primary purpose seems to be missing RSVPs just for the parties that I might actually want to attend.
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