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    Default the desert being 'cold at night...'

    is a myth. sure, it won't be 85 degrees, it may be like 60ish. maybe i'm just bitter cuz here in milwaukee today there was a high of fucking zero degrees. thats right. with wind chill (do you native californians know what that is?) it was like -39. coachella has beautiful weather day and night. except in 2004 when it was like 120 or something...

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    It's cold to people who live in the desert, like me.
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    in your head are you thinking 'how do they do anything when its that cold! it seems impossible!' cuz i thought it all day.

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    Fuck the temperature, try and deal with the wind when you're walking out of a sweat-filled Prodigy clusterfuck of a "mosh pit".

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    It was nice last year

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    my first year was the worst year, 2003 ... wasn't ready for the heat, and wasn't ready for the wind @ night ...

    I've walked across icy bridges with whipping winds and below zero wind chills in Boston that hurt less then my first 55-60 degree night after a 95-100 degree desert day.

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    I wear sweaters when it's 70 .__. Well, if it gets too cold, make some friends and cuddle up, na mean?

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    I have a pic somewhere of 3 girls leaving coachella with a blanket wrapped around them. They looked cute bundled up like that, but my pic came out too dark (was at night, obviously).
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    It's 6 degrees here right now. I know my cold. I was cold on Sunday night in 05. When you've been in the sun all day and likely have a bit of sunburn, a 30 degree change in temperature in five hours (95 to 65) does feel quite chilly, especially when you throw in the wind.You would be foolish to think that a t-shirt will be all you need, especially if you're camping.
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    It was cold at night in 03.

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    I live in the desert, and I was cold in 05'.
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    I'm cold every year at night.
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    WAIT WAIT WAIIIT. I HAVE TO BRING REAL CLOTHES FOR THE NIGHT? DAMN! :/ You know what? Clothes shmlothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by york707 View Post
    When you've been in the sun all day and likely have a bit of sunburn, a 30 degree change in temperature in five hours (95 to 65) does feel quite chilly, especially when you throw in the wind.
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    Here are some high and low temperatures for today:

    Minneapolis = -9...2 F
    St. Louis = 12...16 F
    Missoula = 33...44 F
    Orlando = 46...56 F
    Tucson = 40...80 F

    It's freezing in Minneapolis but it's that way all day. You dress the same for -9 F and 2 F; you dress very differently for 40 F and 80 F.

    And this is what we see, year round. That's how you make it through 110 F during the day; you remember it's going to be 60-70 F at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiefer View Post
    is a myth. sure, it won't be 85 degrees, it may be like 60ish. maybe i'm just bitter cuz here in milwaukee today there was a high of fucking zero degrees. thats right. with wind chill (do you native californians know what that is?) it was like -39. coachella has beautiful weather day and night. except in 2004 when it was like 120 or something...
    Hey, anything below 60 is cold here....especially since we're desert rats.

    Also, it being "hot" here is just a myth, too. Anything over 100 is nothing.
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    The temperature change is what makes it so cold.
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    Right now in Alaska where I'm at, it about 9 F. But yeah, I thought it was quite funny to see people start dressing up warm during the night at Coachella. It was perfect temperature for me.

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    It should warm up some when all the Rage fans start setting things ablaze...
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    Buy a Coachella hoodie and put it on at sunset.
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    it's 15 degrees here, with the wind chill factor it's more like 0 degrees.

    I can't stand the cold. But just bring a sweatshirt, or buy one when there and you will be all good.
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    I think the temperature change is kinda being blown out of proportion. I was there in '04 and '05 and though it got noticeably colder, I would say that it was far from "cold" at night. This is especially not noticeable if you're in the middle of a crowd. If you want to lug around a long sleeve shirt all day, be my guest, but you'll be fine without one.

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    Default Re: the desert being 'cold at night...'

    anytime i've gone, i've just worn a t-shirt or shortsleeve shirt. been good all day and night. my friend who lived in vegas for a while (native midwesterner) was all 'everyone puts sweaters and pants on when it hits 60, wtf! i'm like the only person wearing shorts and a t-shirt."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiefer View Post
    is a myth. sure, it won't be 85 degrees, it may be like 60ish. maybe i'm just bitter cuz here in milwaukee today there was a high of fucking zero degrees. thats right. with wind chill (do you native californians know what that is?) it was like -39. coachella has beautiful weather day and night. except in 2004 when it was like 120 or something...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam2uBer View Post
    Hey, anything below 60 is cold here....especially since we're desert rats.

    Also, it being "hot" here is just a myth, too. Anything over 100 is nothing.
    Um, excuse me. Anything under 75 is cold. Especially in the shade with a slight breeze. Argh.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiefer View Post
    anytime i've gone, i've just worn a t-shirt or shortsleeve shirt. been good all day and night. my friend who lived in vegas for a while (native midwesterner) was all 'everyone puts sweaters and pants on when it hits 60, wtf! i'm like the only person wearing shorts and a t-shirt."
    I think I've only brought a light flannel once. This is mainly because I don't bring a backpack and I don't want to walk around with a flannel tied to my waist.

    Also you do get adjusted to warm/desert weather. I hardly ever wore long pants the first several years I was here.

    At any rate the temperature changes can be extreme and anyone bringing a backpack would be wise to stash a light jacket or something but unless it's abnormally cool I won't be following my own advice.

    When I get back to my tent will be a different story.
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    Default Re: the desert being 'cold at night...'

    Yeah - it does get cool. Imagine sweating all day...like really, really sweating in the sun. Your shit gets wet and you need to drink a ton of liquid. Then its like someone turns out the lights and cranks the AC. It doesn't get that cold, but its like those summer days when you walk into a store and its just too cold inside...know what I mean?

    Anyway, just stick a hoody or something in your bag and you'll be all set. You still might be a bit cool, but there is no need to change into pants...at least, there shouldn't be any reason.

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    in 05 it was the wind. the wind. the wind. it fucked everything up. fucked up. fucked up. it got cold and i got chapped lips. chapped lips. chapped lips. plus it distorted the sound. the sound. the sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    in 05 it was the wind. the wind. the wind. it fucked everything up. fucked up. fucked up. it got cold and i got chapped lips. chapped lips. chapped lips. plus it distorted the sound. the sound. the sound.
    Eh, I really didn't notice until we started to walk to the tents. It helps being in the middle of a crowd when the sun goes down. Lots o' body heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    move.
    srsly. I hate when people try to claim some measure of superiority because "it's colder here". It may be 0 degrees in somewhere right now, but when it's that cold you don't hang out outdoors all day. Negative with the windchill? Congratulations, are you sitting outside with a laptop typing that message? No. you're in a heated building. I've spent the majority of my life in the northeast where, just like much of the country, it can get below 0 and above 100 (with 95%+ humidity). Life goes on. You don't get awards for tolerating weather. You suck it up or move.

    And the whole "it's cold in the desert" thing is relative , just as others have said. If you're sweating in 100+ weather all day you will feel cold if it's 60 and windy just a few hours later. It doesn't matter where you're from or how tough you think you are. The only difference is some people complain more.

    People mocking or making fun of Californians for having comfortable weather is pretty funny.

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    if you live in colder weather you're tougher
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