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    Question is it weird if i go by myself? has anyone here gone solo?

    i dont think my friends are gunna wanna go to Ella this year, financial reasons i believe, especially since bonnaroo is so much cheaper, but i have a sneaking suspicion that the Ella lineup is going to be mindblowing

    is it weird if i go on my own? ive been wanting to take a trip by myself for awhile now

    but i was wondering if anyone here has gone to coachella all by themselves, and what was that like

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    Default Re: is it weird if i go by myself? has anyone here gone solo?

    No one ever goes to Ella by themselves. That is socially irresponsible. Search Craigs List for a weekend pal.
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    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    Default Re: is it weird if i go by myself? has anyone here gone solo?

    i don't travel by myself to coachella, the company is nice. i used to have this weird paranoid feeling that if i separated from whoever i came with we would be lost forever but last year i branched out and saw a couple acts by myself, looked at the art installations and took some pictures and it was chill. people are really nice so i think you'll be ok as far as needing help with anything or just hanging out with people.

    it would be wise to come with at least one other person if it's your first time but i think you'll be ok otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    No one ever goes to Ella by themselves. That is socially irresponsible. Search Craigs List for a weekend pal.
    doesnt that seem a little weird too??

    actually, after a bit of thinking, i may go to bonnaroo instead, im in miami, fl, and coachella is just SO EXPENSIVE for me, somehow the bonnaroo tix are way cheaper, drugs are easier to get, everyone is a dirty hippy for a full 4 days, magical

    that being said, i still havent seent the Ella lineup, if its mindblowing like i think it will be, ill just sell a kidney and find some random craigs list stranger to go with

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    I went in '04, '05, and '07 by myself. It's great having the ability to see whoever you want, whenever you want, without meeting your "group" at some designated time. No need for a phone, etc. You'll meet more people when you go by yourself. You have to put forth an effort though, introducing yourself all weekend gets tiring.
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    I was considering going by myself in 07 since my friend lagged on getting tickets, but she ended up buying some from eBay.

    I think I would've got killed if I went by myself. I don't do well by myself in large crowds :/

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    If your a grown ass person, you can and should have just as much fun doing anything by yourself. Unless you have a vagina. If that's the case, then I am sorry, you will get raped.
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    Default Re: is it weird if i go by myself? has anyone here gone solo?

    The biggest thread on this whole message board is the "camping all alone" thread. So obviously there are a lot of people who go alone to Coachella.

    hellooooooooooooooo!
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    be adventerous!!!

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    Whiskey Sour

    2 oz blended whiskey
    Juice of 1/2 lemon
    1/2 tsp powdered sugar
    1 cherry
    1/2 slice lemon

    Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.

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    buy your ticket
    go to Coachella
    if someone changes their mind about going and
    can get a ticket then great.
    if not,keep talking to us in here and chat room and
    you will have plenty of people to hang with.
    this is a good community.
    Where are you coming from by the way?
    Saw you in the chat last night I think but do not recall where you said you were from.

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    Default Re: is it weird if i go by myself? has anyone here gone solo?

    I dont think its weird to roam around the festival by yourself, but its prolly best you travel with at least one other person.

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    ^^^you don't need your hand held to be adventerous and to enjoy one of the best opportunities of your life...

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    <gone w/ people & w/out.... although it's nice to have someone to hold your stuff if you need to hit the port-o-lets, i have had more fun by myself than w/a group.... + they have lockers now too!
    "conversation is a game of circles and i'm getting dizzy-- bye"

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    Quote Originally Posted by HunterGather View Post
    I dont think its weird to roam around the festival by yourself, but its prolly best you travel with at least one other person.

    Yeah because all kinds of people with Aidz needles will stab you on the plane ans stuff.


    Srsly? Why the FUCK is it best to travel with someone?

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    I went by myself last year. Met up with some great people from the board, but I controlled my own schedule. If I knew some people were seeing a band I wanted to see, I hung out with them. If not, I went solo. Bottom line is I got to see the bands I wanted. It was great.

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    I went by myself. all the way from sunny england. some lovely folk gave me a home for the weekend though. So I didn't have to camp by myslef haha. You should do bonnaroo and coachella. save up. you only live once .
    ...and all these wonderful things will add up to some powerful experience that 10 years from now you’ll say, “Wow, we LIVED!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriNOIR View Post
    I went by myself. all the way from sunny england. some lovely folk gave me a home for the weekend though. So I didn't have to camp by myslef haha. You should do bonnaroo and coachella. save up. you only live once .
    Ha. You had a free ticket.
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    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    Traveling by myself are some of the best times I've ever had.

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    I went to reading and leeds festival in the U.K. by myself.

    had a BLAST!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SepaGroove View Post
    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    Reading...? And Leeds?

    Oh Psychic Friend, does Coachella know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    Reading...? And Leeds?

    Oh Psychic Friend, does Coachella know?

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    Default Re: is it weird if i go by myself? has anyone here gone solo?

    Unless your friends have the exact same musical taste as you, you're probably going to want to split up at some point even if you do attend the festival with other people.

    Going by yourself is fine and safe and fun as long as you're not freaked out by being alone. I'd suggest camping because it's cheaper and you're more likely to meet people.

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    Courtney's right. I went alone last year, camped with a bunch of other people from here, and had a blast. Planning to see shows by yourself is probably the best policy too, so you can see exactly what you want without anyone else trying to convince you otherwise.
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    Default Re: is it weird if i go by myself? has anyone here gone solo?

    you guys are really helpful, i appreciate all the feedback, it all boils down on Jan 21st (allegedly), if the lineup is kickass enough for me to venture out of miami, ill see you all there

    and camping is the only option, its half the fun really!

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    Yeah because all kinds of people with Aidz needles will stab you on the plane ans stuff.


    Srsly? Why the FUCK is it best to travel with someone?
    Because I said so

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    The biggest thread on this whole message board is the "camping all alone" thread. So obviously there are a lot of people who go alone to Coachella.

    hellooooooooooooooo!
    that's assuming the thread has stayed on topic the whole time. I've not read it, so I can't say for sure, but most threads don't stay on topic beyond the first page.

    I've not been to coachella alone, although I do usually end up spending most of my time there alone. my friends and I always always split up to go see different bands. but it's really nice to meet up with them again afterwards and share stories. and we usually get back together for one or two acts, and it's great to share those experiences. when I first started going to coachella I didn't care who I was with, all I cared about was the bands. nowadays I'd like to have friends around a little more throughout.

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    Default Re: is it weird if i go by myself? has anyone here gone solo?

    Last year was my first time at Coachella, I was with my friend who came to check it out and have the experience and hang out with me, not really into the music the way some of are. For a quite a bit she did her thing I did mine and it worked really well bc we did it at our own pace. We met up w/ SFChrissy and her friend and had a great time. We (barely) new each other from Navarro's band the panic channel's poastboard and hung out for abit and I think its fair to say had a good time

    Frankly,if I had gone alone I would have done the same thing. I'm pretty independant and so is my friend, we both do things alone all the time so for us it didn't feel foreign. I wanted to camp out, she loves to camp and the heat we thought it might be a good fit. She hated it! I loved it, she was kind enough not to show her misery to ruin my good time.

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    sometimes i wish i could go by myself. my friends and my girlfriend would all probably take offense though.

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