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    Tickets, camping passes, and snacks/water that i'll bring in myself excluded: how much cash should i bring for the three days? this would most likely be for meals, a little band merch, weed etc. i was thinking about $50 per day might suffice?

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    double that to be safe. You're going to spend ~$20 on water and maybe the same again for food. Tour tees are ~$25 and up.

    -edit- iirc, the merch stalls take cc's.
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    I say $400. And that's if you're playing it cheap.
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    There's no way you'd get merch + water + food on $50/day. I think I spent close to $20/day just on water+gatorade, maybe another $10-20 on food, and as pointed out, merch takes credit.

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    i can survive without the merch, its all overpriced anyway, nothing there i cant find cheaper online
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    I didn't actually buy any merch last year. The shirts were not that good :/

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    thats money that go towards water
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    brought 300 last year and I bought 2 t-shirts and a poster and I ate and drank very well all 3 days

    *edit* I only had one beer all weekend so bring more if you plan on spending time in the beer gardens

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    You wont need more then 40 bucks a day on food and drank.
    if you want beer add more accordingly
    if you want merch shirts were about 25-35 a day so how much ever you want.
    I don't no what you do with 400 dollars guys.
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    $50 a day would be your water budget alone. I took $400 for the entire weekend.

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    I only spent $4000 on beer last year but you should bring 5 or 6 thousand just incase you run out cause you never want to be sober at coachella
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    80-100 a day.

    I bring $300 for the whole weekend. That covers anything I need while in Indio.

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    Seconded.

    You can be comfortable on $300.

    Can't go crazy and splurge but a t-shirt or two is realistic.

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    There are ATMS there too.
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    I had about 200 bucks that weekend.
    And it lasted.

    Or maybe that was because I didn't buy any merchandise

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    $300/350 - you are gonna wanna some merch - it is usually awesome.

    I had $40 a day for food
    I had $20 a day for water gatorade
    I had $30 a day for merch
    I had another $20-30 for stuff I bought to and from festival

    I always had a little left over (not much)
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    Quote Originally Posted by misterpickles View Post
    Tickets, camping passes, and snacks/water that i'll bring in myself excluded: how much cash should i bring for the three days? this would most likely be for meals, a little band merch, weed etc. i was thinking about $50 per day might suffice?
    bring some money for bail when you get busted buying that weed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkO View Post
    double that to be safe. You're going to spend ~$20 on water and maybe the same again for food. Tour tees are ~$25 and up.

    -edit- iirc, the merch stalls take cc's.
    Some of the merch stalls only take cash.

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    Hmm I don't think I have ever purchased merchandise at Coachella.

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    Just make sure you don't drop it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    I didn't actually buy any merch last year. The shirts were not that good :/
    I bought a spank rock shirt, an lcd soundsystem shirt, and an interpol hat. that interpol hat was CLUTCH

    always bring a hat or buy one there
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    the merch is always good
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    but usually, like everthing else, overpriced, that being said i wouldnt say no to a coachella 08 shirt and a raconteurs shirt

    hmm, come to think of it, when i went in 06 i bought a franz ferdinand shirt and their debut album on vinyl, that was so they can sign it

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWatcher View Post
    Some of the merch stalls only take cash.
    Do you mean the water/gatorade stalls and the like ? I was referring to the band/fest merch stalls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    $50 a day would be your water budget alone. I took $400 for the entire weekend.
    supre your honestly going to tell me you had 25 bottles a day. 75 over the weekend. i am not buying it
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWatcher View Post
    Some of the merch stalls only take cash.
    Isn't there only one official merchandise stand that sells all the band t-shirts and Coachella posters and such? I'm pretty sure there's only one, and it takes credit card.

    There are other vendors that sell sunglasses and non-Coachella brand apparel and stuff; I guess some of them could be cash-only. The food and drinks are definitely cash only.

    But don't stress out about it too much; as Dani pointed out above, there are always the ATMs.

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    The ATM's have had high fees in the past.
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    does any else just get one t-shirt every year? i have my coachella shirts from every year. i heart them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courtney View Post
    Isn't there only one official merchandise stand that sells all the band t-shirts and Coachella posters and such? I'm pretty sure there's only one, and it takes credit card.

    There are other vendors that sell sunglasses and non-Coachella brand apparel and stuff; I guess some of them could be cash-only. The food and drinks are definitely cash only.

    But don't stress out about it too much; as Dani pointed out above, there are always the ATMs.
    you are correct.

    and yes, it's more like $100 a day you spend on stuff. and booze. not too much though, else you get to drunk and die in the heat..

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    geez...I wish I could function on 50 per day...last year, I took $1200 for the weekend for me and my g/f....not including tix or hotel. I came back home with 100. This year I plan on taking at least the same amount. I figure about $100 each per day on booze....that's 600 in booze alone for the weekend (2 people), conservatively (at $7 a beer, that's only about 12 drinks per day, tip included)...not to mention shirts/food/stuff...oh, and did I mention gambling the Thursday before??
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