Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 54

Thread: getting front?

  1. #1

    Default getting front?

    so me and my friends are first timers to coachella and we have like 2 artists that we really NEED to see, like our favorites. how can we make sure we can be relatively close to front?

    when we saw them in our city we didnt drink all day so if we got front we wouldnt have to leave to go pee. bad idea--- dehydration. =[

  2. #2
    old school Cheddar's Cousin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    La Quinta, CA
    Posts
    2,683

    Default Re: getting front?

    Punch everyone in front of you in the back of the head.

  3. #3
    Banned thelastgreatman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    The Wasteland (LA)
    Posts
    12,551

    Default Re: getting front?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheddar's Cousin View Post
    Punch everyone in front of you in the back of the head.
    Solid advice.
    Quote Originally Posted by schoolofruckus View Post
    Look, your parenting is yours and Randy's business alone.
    Fans of TheLastGreatMan Accessory Shop

  4. #4
    Member Cancersticks1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Berwyn, Il
    Posts
    612

    Default Re: getting front?

    It's usually not very difficult, but obviously it depends on who you're trying to see. For larger acts you'll want to show up a couple acts ahead, but for most non-mainstage/early day acts, you should have no trouble if you don't wait til the last minute.
    "Yes, I am indeed beautiful! Sometimes I sit and wonder, in my artless Japanese way, why it is that I am so much more attractive than anybody else in the whole world. Can this be vanity? No! Nature is lovely and rejoices in her loveliness. I am a child of Nature, and take after my mother."

  5. #5

    Default Re: getting front?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cancersticks1 View Post
    It's usually not very difficult, but obviously it depends on who you're trying to see. For larger acts you'll want to show up a couple acts ahead, but for most non-mainstage/early day acts, you should have no trouble if you don't wait til the last minute.
    M.I.A.?

  6. #6
    Daft Punky Junkie BROKENDOLL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    15,549

    Default Re: getting front?

    Quote Originally Posted by ayoo_BEN View Post
    so me and my friends are first timers to coachella and we have like 2 artists that we really NEED to see, like our favorites. how can we make sure we can be relatively close to front?

    when we saw them in our city we didnt drink all day so if we got front we wouldnt have to leave to go pee. bad idea--- dehydration. =[
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you the 15 year old hitching a ride with a parent? I say, send them to get you water while you wait front row center for your favorite bands...It's the parental thing to do!

  7. #7
    Member Cancersticks1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Berwyn, Il
    Posts
    612

    Default Re: getting front?

    Quote Originally Posted by ayoo_BEN View Post
    M.I.A.?
    Watch whoever is playing ahead of M.I.A. and you should be fine.
    "Yes, I am indeed beautiful! Sometimes I sit and wonder, in my artless Japanese way, why it is that I am so much more attractive than anybody else in the whole world. Can this be vanity? No! Nature is lovely and rejoices in her loveliness. I am a child of Nature, and take after my mother."

  8. #8
    Pedley Rocks JustSteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    the Beach of Newport
    Posts
    11,959

    Default Re: getting front?

    bowie handjobs go a long way in helping to get what you want...

  9. #9

    Default Re: getting front?

    Quote Originally Posted by BROKENDOLL View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you the 15 year old hitching a ride with a parent? I say, send them to get you water while you wait front row center for your favorite bands...It's the parental thing to do!
    hah yeah. he's driving us around and stuff, but not coming to the actual festival. i suppose we'll carry bakpacks and put like 10 waterbottles in each.

  10. #10
    Memorial_07
    Guest

    Default Re: getting front?

    be an asshole to everyone and push really hard.
    this was almost impossible to do before RATM last year.
    but it should work this year.

  11. #11
    lowfront
    Guest

    Default Re: getting front?

    Depending on the act its not too hard

    I was as close as you can get for arcade fire last year, and it was the worst mistake of my life

    one of my favorite bands and I hated the performace cause I couldn't breathe from the pressure of the crowd

  12. #12
    Member TheWatcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    1,821

    Default Re: getting front?

    Plan on watching the band before the one you want to see (get there right as the previous band ends), and get as close as you can to the front; this probably means going to the right or left side of the stage. People tend to crowd to the middle, even if there is space on the sides. Then, when the herd.. uh, crowd leaves to go to the next performance, you can get a lot closer.

    Depending on the lineup this can mean you are front and center, or you may still be a ways back. You might need to be there for 2-3 bands before the one you are waiting for.

  13. #13
    Member fasttrack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Posts
    927

    Default Re: getting front?

    last year i got all the way up front during gogol bordello pretty quickly. i even showed up a few songs into their set. best show of the festival last year for me.
    I'm a loner Dottie, a rebel.

  14. #14
    Member fasttrack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Posts
    927

    Default Re: getting front?

    also, in '05 there were only about 100 people tops in the tent when wolf eyes played. it made it possible for almost everybody there to be in front.
    I'm a loner Dottie, a rebel.

  15. #15
    Coachella Junkie frozen pilgrim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kensington market, Toronto.
    Posts
    6,367

    Default Re: getting front?

    the crowds at coachella generally seem to have a nice sense of propriety and personal space during the daytime sets- usually if you're a serious fan, you can get to the front without an issue, at any stage (except for when someone really noteworthy is in the gobi or the mojave- nightwatchman/comedians of comedy, anyone?). at night at the main stage, it's a gamble- I showed up right at the start of RHCP and made it right up front without having to be a dick to anyone. for bjork, it was a nightmare. go figure.

  16. #16
    Banned thelastgreatman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    The Wasteland (LA)
    Posts
    12,551

    Default Re: getting front?

    Swoop in from the flank, fuck moving up from the rear.
    Quote Originally Posted by schoolofruckus View Post
    Look, your parenting is yours and Randy's business alone.
    Fans of TheLastGreatMan Accessory Shop

  17. #17
    old school gmoneyak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Re...no
    Posts
    4,488

    Default Re: getting front?

    ^ Especialy the left flank for the main stage, the right for the Sahara.


    Disclosure - October 12 - Reno, NV.
    Treasure Island Music Festival - October 19 - San Francisco, CA.
    Portugal, The Man - October 22 - Reno, NV.
    Cut Copy - October 31 - Reno, NV.
    Phoenix w/ Alt-J - December 5 - Reno, NV.

    COACHELLA '07, '08, '09, '11, '13

  18. #18
    Coachella Junkie frozen pilgrim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kensington market, Toronto.
    Posts
    6,367

    Default Re: getting front?

    absolutely

  19. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    203

    Default Re: getting front?

    Quote Originally Posted by frozen pilgrim View Post
    the crowds at coachella generally seem to have a nice sense of propriety and personal space during the daytime sets- usually if you're a serious fan, you can get to the front without an issue, at any stage (except for when someone really noteworthy is in the gobi or the mojave- nightwatchman/comedians of comedy, anyone?). at night at the main stage, it's a gamble- I showed up right at the start of RHCP and made it right up front without having to be a dick to anyone. for bjork, it was a nightmare. go figure.
    this is very true

    For most of the daytime acts people would usually just find a nice space somewhat close to chill and then that would enable all the serious fans to meander through the crowd up to the front without a problem.

    If you are going to be seeing a big name act show up a couple of acts before or else be prepared to be a dick and shove your way up front. Though, like previously mentioned you can sometimes find a nice way up front from the sides.

  20. #20
    DJ SallyBear sbessiso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    SF
    Posts
    27,692

    Default Re: getting front?

    as long as i'm REALLLLYYYY fucking close for raconteurs and pretty/semi close for portishead and roger waters, i'll be fine

    who am i missing?
    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Coyne
    People treat Arcade Fire like they're the greatest thing ever and they get away with it.

  21. #21
    Member garrett222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    I might be wrong
    Posts
    2,450

    Default Re: getting front?

    i tried to get up front for placebo last year, and was about 4 rows back during kaiser chiefs...when the show broke, those same 4 rows did not move one inch. It was pointless.
    Upcoming Shows:

    Sasquatch Festival

  22. #22
    Member jonnypark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Red Neck Oil City Alberta
    Posts
    964

    Default Re: getting front?

    the real question is who be frontin?
    Quote Originally Posted by PersonalJesus28 View Post
    Paul Tollett do something!
    Daddy P! Help

  23. #23
    Member AbundantChoice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    383

    Default Re: getting front?

    As MC Breed & DFC put it so nicely...

    "There Ain't No Future In Your Frontin' "

    Nah, getting front isn't a huge issue except for the headliners. And like others have said, come in from the sides, don't shove your way through from the back. Also.. coming through as 1 or 2 people is much more likely to earn cooperation from the people you're trying to move past compared to leading a massive MANTRAIN of people through the crowd like an asshole.

    Oh, and stay away from Bjork fans. Scary, scary bunch them.

  24. #24
    Judgy McMarco TeamCoachellaHellYeah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    24,282

    Default Re: getting front?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheddar's Cousin View Post
    Punch everyone in front of you in the back of the head.
    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Reviewers who note the size of the crowd are dumb fucks.
    COACHELLA's: 2001. 2002. 2003. 2004. 2005. 2006. 2007. 2008. 2009. 2010. 2011. 2012. 2013. 2014.

  25. #25
    Judgy McMarco TeamCoachellaHellYeah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    24,282

    Default Re: getting front?

    Quote Originally Posted by AbundantChoice View Post
    Oh, and stay away from Bjork fans. Scary, scary bunch them.
    And Tool fans...and RATM fans...and Madonna fans.....
    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Reviewers who note the size of the crowd are dumb fucks.
    COACHELLA's: 2001. 2002. 2003. 2004. 2005. 2006. 2007. 2008. 2009. 2010. 2011. 2012. 2013. 2014.

  26. #26
    Coachella Junkie rage patton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Vancouver BC
    Posts
    26,359

    Default Re: getting front?

    How close should I be for Portishead/Kraftwerk. I am having troubles deciding this...
    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.

  27. #27
    Memorial_07
    Guest

    Default Re: getting front?

    someone mentioned always go to the left.
    listen to them.
    I always go to the left and I don't know why.
    Not because its easier just because I do.
    And tryng to get in a tent go through the left side too.
    Unless its the Sahara.

    Does anyone have any advice how to get close to the outdoor?

  28. #28
    Old Gay Guy gaypalmsprings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Palm Springs, CA
    Posts
    20,577

    Default Re: getting front?

    If I'm up front, don't try to get in front of me. I'm not budging. Insults don't work, nor do elbows nor knees, or blows to the ribs. I'm especially talking to you gals who think men owe them a better place. I can't tell you how often I hear, "He's so rude" or "He's not a fan like I am." They see my earplugs so they think I can't hear. LOL. It's hard not to hear the constant whining.

    It's a simple rule, first come first serve.

    Hey if anything, respect your elders. LOL.
    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.

  29. #29
    Coachella Junkie M Sparks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    12,113

    Default Re: getting front?

    Quote Originally Posted by Memorial_07 View Post
    someone mentioned always go to the left.
    listen to them.
    This works at Disneyland too. When the line splits, go left.

    This makes perfect sense at the main stage, since 90% of people will be approaching from the right.

    However, for the tents, it seems like most people are coming from the left. The Gobi is probably 50/50. I remember coming into the Mojave from the right for something midday, and it was so sparce.

    Also seems like Outdoor Theater is going to have almost everyone coming from the left..
    The Tinychat password is coache11a

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiloka View Post
    Share the art bus to enhance the festival... can be used as stage for band ...
    I can also come early and help set up ...
    How can you say no to this offer, Goldenvoice?

  30. #30
    Coachella Junkie M Sparks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    12,113

    Default Re: getting front?

    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    If I'm up front, don't try to get in front of me. I'm not budging.
    My policy is...if there's a decent amount of space in front of someone, go ahead and walk in front of them. I know I tend to hang back a little and leave some breathing room.

    But once you reach that mass of people, find someone you can see over and join the mass. You should have been there earlier.
    The Tinychat password is coache11a

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiloka View Post
    Share the art bus to enhance the festival... can be used as stage for band ...
    I can also come early and help set up ...
    How can you say no to this offer, Goldenvoice?

Similar Threads

  1. Front 242
    By Memorial_07 in forum Rumors/Gossip/Wish List
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 11-29-2007, 07:11 AM
  2. Fark front page.
    By itzdank in forum Music Lounge
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-07-2007, 07:56 AM
  3. Up front at the Main Stage
    By Sergio in forum Questions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-25-2007, 01:38 PM
  4. ED BANGER FRONT ROW
    By c_flo in forum Line Up/Artists
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 04-25-2007, 10:05 AM
  5. Which artists will you be front row for?
    By MonsoonSeason in forum Line Up/Artists
    Replies: 65
    Last Post: 04-16-2007, 10:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •