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    Default How long to wait to buy my ticket?

    Unfortunatly I don't have a secure ride down to Coachella, so i'm waiting to buy my ticket in case things fall through (knock on wood). I've never been before, does anyone know when, and if the tickets will usually sell out? (The three day pass)

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    Last year it was at the end of Feb. I believe. But, given the line up of last year (RATM, Chilis) tickets went pretty fast compared to other years. I got my 2006 tickets in mid-march and I don't think the multi-day passes ever sold out that year (Sun did sell out that year). I would do it sooner than later if possible.

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    Just go without any tickets. There will be plenty of tickets around. I used to show up with tickets in hand at first, then I realized that it's not worth it. Even the year when Radiohead headlined, there were plenty of tickets outside for $50 bucks if you waited till after 3. Before that they were going for $100. I know this for a fact because one of my buddies had to wait till after 3, $50 bucks was his budget to get in. We had told him he wouldn't make it in before 7 for $50 bucks, but he did.
    And in 2005 I bought 2 tickets outside for $100 each and they included VIP bracelets.

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    Ok sweet. Thanks

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    Default Re: How long to wait to buy my ticket?

    Even on Ebay you'll be able to get tickets at or below face two weeks prior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalface View Post
    Even on Ebay you'll be able to get tickets at or below face two weeks prior.
    ^ ^ ^

    That's right.

    Most of the time you end up paying face value without the Ticketmaster fees, unless it completely sells out... which probably will not happen unless GV adds someone like Led Zep, I don't see a sellout.

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    I dont have the patience to risk getting scammed on tickets. If you can play that game and get tickets for slightly less then more power to you though.

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    you never know....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropbeats View Post
    Unfortunatly I don't have a secure ride down to Coachella, so i'm waiting to buy my ticket in case things fall through (knock on wood). I've never been before, does anyone know when, and if the tickets will usually sell out? (The three day pass)

    Thanks =]
    You might want to invest in a camping ticket just incase though. I think those usually sell out before the actual tickets? Last year was my first year so I am not sure, but I think unless you have heaps of money it is pretty much too late for other accommodations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traviscanada View Post
    You might want to invest in a camping ticket just incase though. I think those usually sell out before the actual tickets? Last year was my first year so I am not sure, but I think unless you have heaps of money it is pretty much too late for other accommodations.

    This is true. Last year I had tickets but not camping pass, and nowhere to stay, so I slept in the back of my truck in the parking lot. At the very least get a camping pass, and bring a sleeping bag just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tijuana View Post
    Just go without any tickets. There will be plenty of tickets around. I used to show up with tickets in hand at first, then I realized that it's not worth it. Even the year when Radiohead headlined, there were plenty of tickets outside for $50 bucks if you waited till after 3. Before that they were going for $100. I know this for a fact because one of my buddies had to wait till after 3, $50 bucks was his budget to get in. We had told him he wouldn't make it in before 7 for $50 bucks, but he did.
    And in 2005 I bought 2 tickets outside for $100 each and they included VIP bracelets.
    That's unbelievably amazing. Although I believe you haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by greghead View Post
    This is true. Last year I had tickets but not camping pass, and nowhere to stay, so I slept in the back of my truck in the parking lot. At the very least get a camping pass, and bring a sleeping bag just in case.

    Yeah makes sense. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by greghead View Post
    so I slept in the back of my truck in the parking lot.
    its good you didnt get towed. many people did. technically there is no overnight parking or sleeping in your car allowed so just dont be shocked if you are asked to move.
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    wait until two weeks prior to festival and buy tickets at half price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tijuana View Post
    Just go without any tickets. There will be plenty of tickets around. I used to show up with tickets in hand at first, then I realized that it's not worth it. Even the year when Radiohead headlined, there were plenty of tickets outside for $50 bucks if you waited till after 3. Before that they were going for $100. I know this for a fact because one of my buddies had to wait till after 3, $50 bucks was his budget to get in. We had told him he wouldn't make it in before 7 for $50 bucks, but he did.
    And in 2005 I bought 2 tickets outside for $100 each and they included VIP bracelets.
    That's a tricky game to play, especially if you're coming from a long distance.. I met at least a couple people last year that tried that and get totally fuckin' scammed. They ended up buying another 1 day for face value.. Ouch..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeping Willow View Post
    wait until two weeks prior to festival and buy tickets at half price
    On the coach website or on ebay or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    its good you didnt get towed. many people did. technically there is no overnight parking or sleeping in your car allowed so just dont be shocked if you are asked to move.
    Yeah, that was a major concern; I was going to steal a parking pass out of someone's car after the show Friday, but I ended up just moving my truck closer so that I was surrounded by camper cars, and crossed my fingers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greghead View Post
    Yeah, that was a major concern; I was going to steal a parking pass out of someone's car after the show Friday, but I ended up just moving my truck closer so that I was surrounded by camper cars, and crossed my fingers.

    So, you have poor planning skills, and your immediate solution was to steal from someone?

    You're a fucking D-bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paganman7 View Post
    So, you have poor planning skills, and your immediate solution was to steal from someone?

    You're a fucking D-bag.
    Hey eat shit, I didn't steal from anybody, and I never said that was my first thought; that was actually a joke, but you obviously lack the ability to detect sarcasm.

    Oh, I made plans, but camping passes sold out early because of Rage and Tiesto, and hotels for 100 miles were booked. And I came out solo from Phoenix. My plans got shot to shit. But I wasn't going to cancel because I didn't have a place to sleep for two nights. What would you have done? Gone home in defeat? Probably, you sound like a whitebread tool bag
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    I'm still waiting for Jack White to finally admit that he invented the guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greghead View Post
    camping passes sold out early because of Rage and Tiesto, g
    ???? TiestO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cansei de ser sexme View Post
    ???? TiestO?
    Umm . . . yeah, Tiesto. Maybe you, somehow, haven't heard of him, he's the biggest DJ on the planet. Did you not watch his set? Shame on you, my friend, you missed out. I have a strong dislike for techno, but that shit was amazing. Tiesto was the real Saturday headliner last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeping Willow View Post
    wait until two weeks prior to festival and buy tickets at half price
    Last year everyone who did that... ended up paying $1000 for tickets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greghead View Post
    Umm . . . yeah, Tiesto. Maybe you, somehow, haven't heard of him, he's the biggest DJ on the planet. Did you not watch his set? Shame on you, my friend, you missed out. I have a strong dislike for techno, but that shit was amazing. Tiesto was the real Saturday headliner last year.
    Yeah i went to coachella but don't know who Tiesto is... Just saying Ratm was more the reason for selling out the tickets than Tiesto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greghead View Post
    Hey eat shit, I didn't steal from anybody, and I never said that was my first thought; that was actually a joke, but you obviously lack the ability to detect sarcasm.

    Nice back peddling douche bag. The fact that you even considered stealing from someone else indicated what kind of person you are.

    Have a nice life thug.


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    Just buy your tickets. If your plans fall through you can always sell them - and possibly get more money for them in the long run.
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    I don't have the money to buy my tickets right now, so my plan is to but camping tickets first, because that usually will sell out first, then when I have the money next month I'll get the three day pass. Yeaaahhhhh! nobody steal my plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    Last year everyone who did that... ended up paying $1000 for tickets.
    i got mine for $200 at the end of march on ebay.

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    You should buy them through ticketmaster, and here's why-

    They have a new thing this year, where if you spend an extra $7, you're buying insurance on the tix. If you can't go to the show for any reason, they'll refund your purchase. I was having trouble finding the link, but when you try to puchase the tickets, the option is clearly visible and give you the terms. If you're travelling in from out of state or from far away like me, it's a must.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greghead View Post
    Umm . . . yeah, Tiesto. Maybe you, somehow, haven't heard of him, he's the biggest DJ on the planet. Did you not watch his set? Shame on you, my friend, you missed out. I have a strong dislike for techno, but that shit was amazing. Tiesto was the real Saturday headliner last year.
    my cousin said the same thing last year.
    made me cry of laughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoDread View Post
    i got mine for $200 at the end of march on ebay.
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