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    So I already posted this in "Past Experiences," but I'm trying to find the person who helped me, and I think I have a story worth sharing.

    Sunday, early afternoon, I lose my keys while I'm packing up my stuff. I can open my car, I just can't start the damn thing. I tear it apart, look underneath other cars, ask people, and get a whole lot of nothing. Three hours later I decide to go in for the last day of Coachella and deal with this later. My passenger door is propped open so I can at least get back in later. Festival-goers don't steal stuff, right?

    Coachella ends, lost and found has nothing. Following the instructions of an Australian lad, I force open the panel beneath my steering wheel and attempt my first hotwire, only to find that my 03 Accord has wonderful security features that don't allow this.

    All options exhausted, I consult the 24-hour festival locksmiths (Isn't Coachella great?). A goateed hipster in a bolwer hat tells me he can't even hotwire the damn thing, and a super-special laser-transmitter key will have to be made for $400. I don't have $400 in my checking account, or even the money to replace my house keys, but I've no choice.

    Some time later the key's finished, and Hipster is kind enough to drive me to my car... only I can't find the damn thing. A few times we pass by a car parked sideways with a cone on top of it. Hipster asks, "what the hell is that?" After a few laps I get out of the car and hunt for my car in a slight panic. It ain't where it was parked OH SHIT SOMEONE STOLE MY CAR. I run by the sideways-cone car again.

    OH SHIT THAT'S MY CAR.

    I remove the cone. "What the hell happened??"

    Hipster: "..and there are your keys."

    The word KEYS is written in dust with an arrow pointing to the cone. Someone found my keys, tracked down my car with the remote, and parked it illegally, blocking another car. Why they had to move the car is a mystery, other than the possibility of a joyride. Makes more sense to just steal the damn thing.

    Some guys I befriended run over. "OH SHIT IS THAT YOUR CAR?" "This is so bizarre." "THAT'S a Coachella story." Hipster, seeing how odd the situation is, lets me go without paying paying for $400 of work.

    I get home 5:30 in the morning, in time to get three hours of sleep before work.

    So I created this account just to find whoever helped me! Whoever found my keys and parked my car sideways, THANK YOU! Thank you for not stealing my car or my stuff! I'll probably never speak to you so I just want to say I'm very grateful!

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    You're welcome.

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    That's an awesome story.

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    That is an incredibly odd, but very cool story.
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    Hahaha this is the greatest story ever.

    Fuck I'm so pissed you chopped my arm off, but thank you for not also raping and killing my family.
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    Wow. That is an awesome story.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    Nice

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    That is a great story! I love Coachella

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    Whoever did that is epic. Ha.

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    holy shit!!!! i saw the sideways caR!!!!! i lol my ass off!!! i was parked by it and saw people taking pics.. maybe someone will post.
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    way better than my story. someone went into my car and stole my friends ice chest. end of story.

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    I'm glad everything ended up working out for you. I think my favorite part of all this, is that it seems you went alone. I think it's pretty cool that some people go on a serious journey to Coachella, by themselves.

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    With the keys marked so boldly, it may not have been your little helper that moved the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    With the keys marked so boldly, it may not have been your little helper that moved the car.
    she knows it wasn't the helper....the helper simply pointed out the keys to her

    EDIT: I mean He? with the name johndog...i dunno why i assumed it was a chick

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    because us men usually have too much common sense to let something like this happen to us. what kind of fruitcake loses his car keys?
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    Not like it matters, but I am a guy. Or am I a girl? Whatever.

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    Having lost many a key at many a festival, this is an awesome story. Bravo to all involved! I love coachella!!

    Glad u got ur car back karma really works

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    I love this! Festival kindness is amazing!

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    this story is all fucking kinds of epic
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    Perry lives beneath the polo grounds. A ritual must be performed for his awakening but only after a band/dj/performance art cancellation.
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    Perhaps an appropriate conversation starter would have been: "pardon me sir, would you mind taking your finger out of your girlfriends asshole? We're trying to enjoy LCD Soundsystem."

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    and PROTIP: i'm constantly doing wallet/key checks throughout the day, but i'm paranoid like that.
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    Perry lives beneath the polo grounds. A ritual must be performed for his awakening but only after a band/dj/performance art cancellation.
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    Perhaps an appropriate conversation starter would have been: "pardon me sir, would you mind taking your finger out of your girlfriends asshole? We're trying to enjoy LCD Soundsystem."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeII View Post
    and PROTIP: i'm constantly doing wallet/key checks throughout the day, but i'm paranoid like that.
    im compulsive about key and wallet checks. Ive integrated them into my sweet dance moves.
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    it was so dark i wasn't sure if i got blood on her or not. o well i guess thats the chance you take dancing with strangers on drugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperFocus View Post
    im compulsive about key and wallet checks. Ive integrated them into my sweet dance moves.
    this.
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    To be fair, the chromosomal differential between candy raver kids and drunken NASCAR cowboy-types are virtually indectable.
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    I am also always doing the key check! staying at a hotel so last year did the shuttle-worth the money just so I don't think about the keys!!! The shuttle service was superb by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperFocus View Post
    im compulsive about key and wallet checks. Ive integrated them into my sweet dance moves.
    The key/wallet check, right up there with the Chainsaw as the coolest dance ever.

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    I love this story. I like telling it to my friends too.

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    I love this!!!
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    sometimes i feel like i don't have a partner

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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    Is that written in some sort of underground rat language I'm not familiar with?

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    This is awesome and random and nice. My ex boyfriend lost his car keys on the Sunday of Coachella, 2012 weekend 2, and no luck finding it... I drove 3 hours to give him the spare -_-

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    Nice

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