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    I have gone 4 times now and the bathrooms this year seemed worse than normal. I mean really gross! Any thoughts?

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    this is my second year and it seemed like they skimped on cleaning the toilets and the amount of showers compared to last year. last year, there was a packet of info and garbage bag, etc. This year- nothing. and they would only give us one Coachella booklet. CHEAP!

    I guess GV put all their money into security and Prince.

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    they seemed clean in the mornings and then of course as the day wore on they just got nasty, but I don't think any worse than last year...

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    The best bathrooms were air conditioned and maintained throughout the day on the festival grounds located just to the right of the entrance.

    if you couldn't find that then I do feel for ya'.
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    I skipped the toilets & just had the big poop truck hook up directly to my orifices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theburiedlife View Post
    The best bathrooms were air conditioned and maintained throughout the day on the festival grounds located just to the right of the entrance.

    if you couldn't find that then I do feel for ya'.
    we are talking about the camping grounds' toilets.

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    Bathrooms were indeed gamey this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SepaGroove View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by theburiedlife View Post
    The best bathrooms were air conditioned and maintained throughout the day on the festival grounds located just to the right of the entrance.
    All of the trailer toilets were in pretty good shape each time I used them. And air conditioned this year... OMG what a luxury. That was pretty awesome. And I thought the campgrounds potties stayed way cleaner this year than last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassypants View Post
    we are talking about the camping grounds' toilets.

    ?
    No, inside the venue.

    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    All of the trailer toilets were in pretty good shape each time I used them. And air conditioned this year... OMG what a luxury. That was pretty awesome. And I thought the campgrounds potties stayed way cleaner this year than last.
    Yeah it tends always to be better inside the festival grounds.

    Personally, I plan my bowel movements around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theburiedlife View Post
    The best bathrooms were air conditioned and maintained throughout the day on the festival grounds located just to the right of the entrance.

    if you couldn't find that then I do feel for ya'.
    One toilet i saw in those had shit stacked higher than the seat around it.

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    I found a fairly clean porta-potty during Portishead by the entrance. There was still blue water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitaldragon03 View Post
    One toilet i saw in those had shit stacked higher than the seat around it.
    Wait, the trailer bathrooms? those are cleaned practically every hour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theburiedlife View Post
    Wait, the trailer bathrooms? those are cleaned practically every hour.
    Yep, the air conditioned trailer bathrooms at the entrance. Either they didnt clean them friday night after the festival was over, or progressively taller men took a shit in the toilet within 59 minutes of each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    I skipped the toilets & just had the big poop truck hook up directly to my orifices.
    oh man. i just spit water everywhere reading this.

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    At one point on Sunday, I felt like I was on the world's worst game show where the prize was a clean port-a-pottie with toilet paper.

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    i took my bathroom business to walmart. call me a pussy, but i cant go when the shit is piled knee high. a pirvate bathroomm was worth leaving the campsite
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitaldragon03 View Post
    Yep, the air conditioned trailer bathrooms at the entrance. Either they didnt clean them friday night after the festival was over, or progressively taller men took a shit in the toilet within 59 minutes of each other.
    Yeah, I got the pleasure to see that as well. I thought I had scored when I felt the A/C until I came upon two different shit stacks in the stalls.

    The facilities on the campgrounds got nasty as well. The best times for them were right after the show I believe. They should really implement a VIP/Pay Bathroom. I'd pay 5 bucks to take a nice shit. Waking up in the mornings and building up the psychological strength to go into those things was draining, especially in that heat.

    Anyone have a detailed report on how the other On-Site lodging was?

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    You people aren't doing it right. I waited each day to take shit when I entered the venue and I made my way right to the AC cooled trailer bathrooms. I was always able to find at least one clean stall to do my business in comfort. I then used them throughout the day to pee in as well because the blast of AC felt great. I don't think a lot of people knew what the trailers were because I would see people waiting for porta potties and I would walk right into an empty trailer. I don't know why anyone would use a porta pottie when you could use the trailer.

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    To hell with all that. I went to the Augustine casino each day for lunch and pooped like a king in their a/c'd & comfortable restrooms. I even brought a newspaper in with me.
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    lmao, You guys are some weak mofos.

    1) Bring your own TP
    2) Bring baby wipes (helps with the smell too)
    3) Go right after the show (they clean them just before)
    4) Or go right inside the festival within about an hour of the gates opening


    Its really not that difficult. And if you absolutely have to go when they're all used and horrible, just throw down some extra TP before you go, then you're not staring at some stranger's fecal matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokky View Post
    I have gone 4 times now and the bathrooms this year seemed worse than normal. I mean really gross! Any thoughts?
    Drugs & beer can cause havoc on your bowels. The worst bathrooms were near the Sahara.




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    Yes, you are all weak. I'm really squeamish about port-a-potties, and thought they were much MUCH better cared for this year. OF COURSE they are going to be nasty inside the festival at the end of the headliner's set, because a few score thousand people just used them in their rush to leave.

    In addition to what was said above: bring some TP, buy a pack of travel toilet seat covers, and hand sanitizer or wipes. Adds a few ounces to your backpack and is totally worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    Yes, you are all weak. I'm really squeamish about port-a-potties, and thought they were much MUCH better cared for this year. OF COURSE they are going to be nasty inside the festival at the end of the headliner's set, because a few score thousand people just used them in their rush to leave.

    In addition to what was said above: bring some TP, buy a pack of travel toilet seat covers, and hand sanitizer or wipes. Adds a few ounces to your backpack and is totally worth it.
    Yeah I had this Cottonelle travel tp thing for inside the festival. Its like the size of 3 C batteries stacked together and its just a mini roll of tp. Weighs nothing, goes everywhere.

    But seriously, just buy $4 worth of tp and wad some up everyday, yeesh.

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    Yes, that's exactly what I have (the cottonelle roll). I've had mine for years and take it on vacation, camping, etc, I just don't find myself without TP often.

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    Agreed that everyone should be well prepared for bathrooms (bring your own TP and wet wipes and such) but the toilets were an absolute embarassment this year. This was my fifth year and every other year I would have applauded them for the general upkeep of the toilets ... this year was a failure.

    I'm expecting a lot more for my $350 ticket next year.

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    This was my second year, but I think they were way cleaner than last year. I remember last year some of them over-flowing by the end of the day. Perhaps due to attendance? It was way more crowded.

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    I just wanted to say that I completely agree that the port-o-potties on the campground (not sure about the festival grounds) were pretty gnarly this year.
    The sinks in front of them didn't always work either.
    Was that soap in the dispensers or hand sanitizer?
    Not sure shy they'd dispense soap in the port-o-potties.
    I think the company that was contracted to provide and maintain them are who we have to thank for the condition of this years campground potties.

    Yes, the air conditioned trailer bathrooms inside the festival were very nice (between main stage and outdoor stage)

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    Just be witty about how you use the port-a-potties and bathrooms wherever you may go...

    I'm sure many of those who attended during the infancy of Coachella could attest that having many options surpasses the horrid conditions of the rest areas in the beginning...

    It's hard to keep anything dealing with fecal matter clean when you are dealing with 50,000 plus a day trafficking through the rests area full of beer, water, and bratwurst/Mexican food. I must admit, though, the air-conditioned station located near the entrance was pretty decent during the latter hours. I didn't have to actually poop during the festival this year. I made sure I handled that business at the Rancho Mirage house we stayed at. Lucky me.

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    someone puked in the urinal in the trailer between the mojave and sahara sometime on friday and when I went back on saturday it was still there. nasty.

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