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    Default When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    Just curious of how much, give or take, Coachella vets spend all together for the weekend (flights, cab, festival tickets, hotel/house rental/camping, food, drinks, etc).

    On a shoe string budget, it can be roughly 7 to 800, right?

    Just wanna get an idea how others made out

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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    we did this last year didn't we??? $1500ballparkfig

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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    Prolly, but the search button is like way over there and stuff

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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    that's the one...

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    Ugh. Way to remind me that I need to get a job fast if I really want to try to afford Coachella without selling drugs all night long in the campgrounds this year. Fucking buzzkill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thelastgreatman View Post
    Ugh. Way to remind me that I need to get a job fast if I really want to try to afford Coachella without selling drugs all night long in the campgrounds this year. Fucking buzzkill.
    I thought that was already secured???

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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by HunterGather View Post
    On a shoe string budget, it can be roughly 7 to 800, right?
    You could probably pull that off if you're sharing a room with someone or camping, but it's usually closer to $1000. The costs have gone up since the 3rd day was added.

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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    About the only thing I spend that weekend is alot of energy enjoying the festival. (Sure is nice living on the edge of the festival grounds.)
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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    Too much.
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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    $2000 is what we spend on tickets and everything...but it is also for 2 people...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCoachellaHellYeah View Post
    $2000 is what we spend on tickets and everything...but it is also for 2 people...
    One guilt trip, coming up...
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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    i average about $500 a year, but that's because i live a couple states away and can do a group road trip thing. plus my boyfriend's family loves in coachella so we stay there when we go for the festival. ain't love grand.

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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    Tickets $199 presale or close to $300 regular price.
    Camping $40-50 after servoce charges.
    Gas in SUV from Phoenix and back = $85 or so
    Spending cash = Aprox. $50-$70 a day

    So about $650 - $700 on the high end. or $500 on the low end.

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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    I spent $1000 last year and that covered:

    Flight
    3 day pass
    camping
    rental car for 5 days (split 2 ways)
    2 t-shirts and a poster
    and plenty of food and water

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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    This is actually a good opportunity to break this down...

    Gas (split 4 ways) about $20?
    Pass $199 presale
    Hotel room $150/night for three nights / 4 = $120
    According to Rachel Ray, you can eat on $40 a day...but my hotel has free breakfast, so I'm going to say $30 a day for food and tons of water...$90
    Vodka mini bottles to bring in: $20

    That brings me to $450 with no merchandise.
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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    When I lived in KC -

    - $350 = 300 to 400 round trip flight into PS, we'll say 350$
    - $25 round trip for bus, but of the 4 trips (2 to, 2 back) I only rode it once.
    - $250 = 165 + 35 + 50 for 2005 ticket + camping price (+ticketmaster)
    - $30 = 15 * 2 for 1.5 meals a day in venue
    - $63 = 7 * 4.5 * 2 for beer in venue
    - $25 = random purchases for campground (water, soda, snacks, bathroom stuff, etc)
    - < $750 = total

    When I moved to Yuma -

    - $50 = tank of gas for round trip of driving
    - ~$350 = 250+45+50 for 2007 ticket + camping + ticketmaster
    - $45 for 1.5 meals a day in venue
    - $100 for beer in venue
    - $25 = random purchases for campground
    - < $575 = total

    I've never had a problem drinking the fountain water so water costs me 2 bucks a day. Basically negligible. I don't count 2006 because that year I went with someone and purchases weren't observed. Also, I booked everything 3 weeks before the show in 2004 because I was only really dreaming of going but realized I had the money for it. I think I spent over a grand on tickets and getting there. Add tent, food, drinks, etc and it was probably 1200-1300. Meh.
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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    I spent well over $1500 on my road trip, had to rent a van, drive 4000 miles, tickets, merchandise, hotels, and food. (I also purchased the tickets for me and my friends and rented the van, but they paid me back. Thats almost $2k right there) It was completely and totally worth it, but this year I cant afford it, so I am going to Bonnaroo which ends up being much much cheaper.
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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    Did you forget the tickets 5 miles from the venue, rideincircles?
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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    One MILLION dollars!

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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    airfare alone was 600 bucks.
    tix.,car,hotel about 800
    Last year was pretty expensive because it was a last minute trip.
    But it was totally worth it!
    this is for 2 people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    Vodka mini bottles to bring in: $20
    That's a good idea. Can you get those mini bottles like in any store or what?

    (Sorry to ask but i don't live in the US and they don't sell mini bottles here)
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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    yeah they do. You can find those at any liquor store

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    hell yes. thanks.
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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    I live in LA which makes it cheaper but I don't own a car, so I have to rent one. Also, I had hardly any camping stuff so I had to buy. And I WILL be buying a f'ng canopy this year. My brother flew in from Chicago, so last year I bought the concert tickets for him.

    My 2007 expenses
    saturday tickets and camping 306 (2 people)
    friday tickets 207 (2 people)
    *tent and camping stuff 137
    rental car and gas 150
    cash (food, booze, merch, misc) 300
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    $1100

    *the only camping item I had was a sleeping bag, so I had to buy the basics
    tent 30
    cooler 25
    tent fans 30

    My 2008 anticipated expenses

    tickets and camping 350 (one person)
    rental car and gas 150
    cash 300
    camping stuff (food and canopy) 125
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    $925

    Expensive but soooooo worth it.

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    id say around $650 for tickets/food/gas/lodging/drugs
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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    According to Rachel Ray, you can eat on $40 a day...but my hotel has free breakfast.
    She also tips like my greatgrandmother. Really lady, you just gave someone 63 cents? Wipe that shit-eating grin off your deformed face and go do some lunges.

    Also I spent around $500, Tickets, travel, house and keg.
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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    admission = free
    hotel = motel 6 at ~$80/night, divided by a few people
    drinks = bottle of vodka and some soda $20, bring it inside the venue
    gas = free, goes on company card
    food = $15-$20/day

    so that's about $160 for the weekend.

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    Default Re: When all is said and done, how much do you spend for Coachella weekend?

    I spent somewhere in the $1,600-$2,000 range...but that was for..
    -$700Two threedays passes+2 camping at the full $350 price ( I bought one as a gift...most exspendsive gift i ever bought.)
    -$350 airfare from texas for one
    -$50 bus pass to and from La (DON'T DO THIS..SERIOUSLY, IT WAS A NIGHTMARE)
    -$100 for a hotel in oceanside the night before camping began
    -$100 (about) for food the entire trip
    -$200 for supplies and stuff to use during the trip (tent, sunscreen, etc.)
    and more..but I dont remember really.
    It definately could of been cheaper..but it was my first coachella and I had the money..so whatever. I could of easily done the trip for $1000 had I not bought my friend a ticket..and spared him money a lot of the times..gr

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