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    Hi guys,

    I went to the 'fest for the first time in '06, and didn't go in '07. But when I came back in 2008, the Sahara dance tent seemed smaller.

    The reason why, that damn tent in 2006 seemed so endless. The thing was huge to me. I thought I could've made the argument that year that Madonna and Oakenfold didn't even quite fill it, only Daft did. If you're questioning my festival sobriety at this point, I swear I attend booze and drug free (buecause I can be just as delusional sober lol).

    But when attending this year, the tent didn't seems quite as big, and a lot of DJs and acts filled it (which is cool... a full jumpin' tent seems cool to me), but do I just have a distoreted memory, or does it seems smaller to you guys too?
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    Default Re: Did the Sahara tent used to be bigger?

    They did have a special extra large tent in 06.

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    That's what I thought...

    So was it only for that year (2006, due to Daft and Madonna?)? Was it the same size in '07 as this year?
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    06 was bigger for Daft and Madonna otherwise it's always been the same size it was this year
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    the thing i remember most about the 06 tent was the side openings were different. in the late evening they opened up all the panels and you could still get a pretty good view from the outside. with the normal tent and the arched openings, you really have to be close to see whats going on

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    Did anybody go in 02 or in 03 when the Sahara was positioned in the opposite direction (longways) In 02 it was parallel to the fence that runs north and south, and in 03 it wasnt at an angle like it is now, but was positioned more directly east to west. Both times the booth was at the center of the tent. I guess it works best the way do it now.

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    06 did have the larger tent and the sides were pretty much completely open but I swear this year it did seem shorter than last year...I said that to my friend Friday when I first walked into the Sahara...it just didnt seem to go as far back. Could have been mistaken though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicifyouwantit View Post
    06 did have the larger tent and the sides were pretty much completely open but I swear this year it did seem shorter than last year...I said that to my friend Friday when I first walked into the Sahara...it just didnt seem to go as far back. Could have been mistaken though
    I'm completely with you... the thing didn't seem as big or as far back...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud Luster View Post
    Did anybody go in 02 or in 03 when the Sahara was positioned in the opposite direction (longways) In 02 it was parallel to the fence that runs north and south, and in 03 it wasnt at an angle like it is now, but was positioned more directly east to west. Both times the booth was at the center of the tent. I guess it works best the way do it now.
    I remember seeing Underworld with the 03 set up with the stage off to the side. That was an interesting setup as it seemed to be cooler inside with both ends open.

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    I think it was the same size, I would guess that Goldenvoice just rents the generic structure from the Empire Polo fields because they do other events there.

    http://www.empirepoloevents.com/

    I recall it being bigger in 06 but that may have been my imagination because they did remove the side panels.

    I did notice that they removed the wall behind the stage for Stage Coach.

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    I remember walking in one year and gobi mojave and sahara were larger...last year they seemed really far apart too.
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    it felt smaller to me too this year. I wish they would bring back the 06 size on again. even without DP and Madonna the bigger size was nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardentbiscuit View Post
    I think it was the same size, I would guess that Goldenvoice just rents the generic structure from the Empire Polo fields because they do other events there.

    http://www.empirepoloevents.com/

    I recall it being bigger in 06 but that may have been my imagination because they did remove the side panels.

    I did notice that they removed the wall behind the stage for Stage Coach.
    golf cart polo! holy crap that looks fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicifyouwantit View Post
    06 did have the larger tent and the sides were pretty much completely open but I swear this year it did seem shorter than last year...I said that to my friend Friday when I first walked into the Sahara...it just didnt seem to go as far back. Could have been mistaken though
    i was thinking the same thing during justice. it just didn't seem as big. then again maybe we're all just so used to it now that it isnt as impressive as the first few times you see it? i dont know

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    It seemed smaller to me too; maybe it was lower because the disco ball and that round screen thingy weren't hanging from the middle of the roof this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whynotsmile99 View Post
    golf cart polo! holy crap that looks fun
    I saw that too on their site and thought, wow, they should do that at Coachella in the parts they don't use.

    If they can set up a separate tent for PBR pro bull riders at Stage Coach they can have this at Coachella.

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    I'm pretty sure that the Sahara was expanded for '06.

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    Last year the Sahara was more open, and didn't have those cut outs for doors on the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woogie846 View Post
    I'm pretty sure that the Sahara was expanded for '06.
    yea thats pretty much an established fact. i think even PF mentioned something about that on here last year, maybe not. i remember someone in the know setting that fact straight

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    I'm pretty sure the 07 and 08 sizes are the same. In 06, it was a whole different design, which was longer and not as high and was more of an angle. In 05, I think it was the same size as 07/08, but it wasn't as opened I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkbutt View Post
    06 was bigger for Daft and Madonna otherwise it's always been the same size it was this year
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    Well that was the ting... it seemed big enough in '06 that I think Daft was the only group that truly filled it.

    I remeber Madonna just about did, but not quite (maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure she didn't)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiopadp7791 View Post
    I remeber Madonna just about did, but not quite (maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure she didn't)?
    i only went saturday in 06 but from all the things i heard i'm sure it was overflowing for madonna as well

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    It seemed like if you came in through the back the sound board was much closer. I know it seemed like it didnt go back as far...it sucks too because now that there is a thread with others thinking the same its making me feel like I may be right, and yet I may be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiopadp7791 View Post

    The reason why, that damn tent in 2006 seemed so endless. The thing was huge to me. I thought I could've made the argument that year that Madonna and Oakenfold didn't even quite fill it, only Daft did. If you're questioning my festival sobriety at this point, I swear I attend booze and drug free (buecause I can be just as delusional sober lol).
    i am questioning your sobriety because madonna was INSANELY packed. like, i walked over to check out the shebang before coldcut and was literally consumed by the crowd that was spilling out of the tent. angry asian girls and gay boys were crushing people just to get to the very edge of the tent. people were standing on top of people's shoulders, people were climbing the metal poles holding the tent up. it was scary. madonna filled up that entire back sahara corner, not just the tent. i had to shove my way to coldcut.

    the tents in either 04 or 05 seemed different. i remember dancing late at night and there was this tube of air being blown into the tent and it was so awesome to dance next to that cause it kept the cold air up my skirt maybe they just set it up differently now, but i haven't been able to find one of those air tubes since.

    and i thought they always pulled up/let down the side panels based on the number of people. maybe i'm wrong.
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    Tonight I finally completed my Coachella/Stagecoach obligations.
    On my way out I spotted Kevin W. from GV.
    He drove up to where I was parked, we shook hands and spent a few minutes talking about 2008.
    While talking with him, I mentioned the Coachella board and in particular this thread regarding any changes in the tent over the years.
    Kevin W. said that the only time that the overall size of the Sahara tent was changed was for Madonna in 2006.
    The length was increased by 60'.
    The width and hight have remained the same since day one.
    So....there ya have it.
    60' longer in 2006...

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    I'm glad someone finally said it... I totally thought it was smaller this year. I went in 06 and 07..thought it was the same size. But this year did seem smaller. I also missed the curtains and disco ball in the center. That set up always looked pimp.
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    The size is only a problem when I can no longer get lost in it.

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    I'm surprise how ape shit people still get over drum roll build ups. I can't help but giggle when I see what electronic music has progressed to every year at coachella. (pendelum, justice, etc.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by elChurro View Post
    I'm surprise how ape shit people still get over drum roll build ups. I can't help but giggle when I see what electronic music has progressed to every year at coachella. (pendelum, justice, etc.)
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