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    Default WHY I SHOULD UPGRADE TO VIP?

    thinking to go vip but i don't see anything on the website that gives a description why i should go vip

    if there is send me links

    or if you know all the advantages

    please let me know

    cause its not that much more to upgrade

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    You shouldn't. Or, I guess, if you consider it "not that much more" you might appreciate it.

    VIP doesn't get you closer to the stages. It doesn't get you into the venue faster. It doesn't get you better parking.

    VIP gets you into a special fenced off area that has couches in the shade, misters, unique food options and a bar complete with hard alcohol, beer and wine (the beer gardens only sell Heineken products (and maybe wine.)) The VIP area also has its own bathrooms, which tend to be nicer/cleaner than the general portapotties and trailers.

    It is a nice place to relax when you don't want to see any bands or check out the art. It isn't much of a place to watch the bands from, though you can see a side view of the Coachella stage (i.e the main stage) from parts of the VIP.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    You shouldn't. Or, I guess, if you consider it "not that much more" you might appreciate it.

    VIP doesn't get you closer to the stages. It doesn't get you into the venue faster. It doesn't get you better parking.

    VIP gets you into a special fenced off area that has couches in the shade, misters, unique food options and a bar complete with hard alcohol, beer and wine (the beer gardens only sell Heineken products (and maybe wine.)) The VIP area also has its own bathrooms, which tend to be nicer/cleaner than the general portapotties and trailers.

    It is a nice place to relax when you don't want to see any bands or check out the art. It isn't much of a place to watch the bands from, though you can see a side view of the Coachella stage (i.e the main stage) from parts of the VIP.


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    thank you for your reply sounds kinda lame that it doesn't get you in faster or get you closer to the stage i hope they change it up if i see nothing else posted in the next 2 weeks im buying regular tickets

    one other question are all the drinks and food at vip free and it be open 24/7?(doubt it be open 24/7 just hoping cause i eat a lot of food)

    cause if thats so it still might be worth it cause im guessing food is going to be expensive

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    I got to meet PF via VIP and Vincent Gallo sat down in front of me at one point. I thought he was a hobo until my girlfriend tipped me off. The couches were nice too.

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    doesn't VIP give you special access to at least some of the stages? reserved areas to the side of the stages in the tents?

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    Quote Originally Posted by invisiblerobots View Post
    I got to meet PF via VIP and Vincent Gallo sat down in front of me at one point. I thought he was a hobo until my girlfriend tipped me off. The couches were nice too.
    Did you take a photo of PF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JappyChan View Post
    thank you for your reply sounds kinda lame that it doesn't get you in faster or get you closer to the stage i hope they change it up if i see nothing else posted in the next 2 weeks im buying regular tickets

    one other question are all the drinks and food at vip free and it be open 24/7?(doubt it be open 24/7 just hoping cause i eat a lot of food)

    cause if thats so it still might be worth it cause im guessing food is going to be expensive
    The festival closes (ostensibly) at midnight, so no, it's not 24 hours. Food and drinks are also not free.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stickjohn View Post
    doesn't VIP give you special access to at least some of the stages? reserved areas to the side of the stages in the tents?
    VIP does not give you any stage access. The only thing that will do that is an all access pass, which you can get by renting a safari tent or one of their various packages for an incredibly large sum of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    Did you take a photo of PF?
    She's unphotographable (that's not a slight by any means but I respect her anonymity). She'll slip out like a ninja or jesus. She seriously has those skills. I was just lucky to tread the same grounds as her. And her tattoo is way more awesome in real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JappyChan View Post
    ...cause its not that much more to upgrade

    ...if i see nothing else posted in the next 2 weeks im buying regular tickets
    Unless I'm reading you wrong I think you might be confused. I almost made the same mistake until I read closer. The $339 is not an upgraded ticket with VIP access. It is just the VIP access. You still need to get the $269 ticket to get into Coachella and then the $339 pass on top of that to get into the VIP area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    It doesn't get you into the venue faster.
    I don't think this is totally true. In the past, I believe VIP has had their own entrance at the front gate.


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    And yeah just to reiterate what Lame Story said, Jappy, you're looking at $600 for VIP tickets for one person.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tessalasset View Post
    And yeah just to reiterate what Lame Story said, Jappy, you're looking at $600 for VIP tickets for one person.
    your paying a extra 339 dollars to have your own bathroom and a couch >.>

    and maybe a chance for you to get in the venue faster -___-

    i just have to say that couch has to be pretty freakin comfortable

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    The couches are generally full up.
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    Here is my cut and paste reply to the VIP question

    VIP upgrade includes access to additional food and beverage vendors, comfortable seating and private restroom facilities. The VIP area is adjacent to the main stage. Still must also purchase a festival pass. Check out this Coachella message board thread about the VIP area: http://coachella.com/forum/showpost....8&postcount=15
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    Hello,,,,, I m from Costa Rica and I m planning to go there, so basically if I want to go to the VIP area I have to pay $269 + $339 VIP pass? Is that correct? or it is only the $339 ?

    Thanks a lot for your answers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsell74 View Post
    Hello,,,,, I m from Costa Rica and I m planning to go there, so basically if I want to go to the VIP area I have to pay $269 + $339 VIP pass? Is that correct? or it is only the $339 ?

    Thanks a lot for your answers!
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    once you go to a vip bathroom theres no going back
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    Quote Originally Posted by oyeloca View Post
    once you go to a vip bathroom theres no going back
    unless there's playboy bunnies to wipe your ass for you, how could it be worth it?
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    you shouldn't upgrade to vip.
    you should just find vip wristbands on the ground like i do every year.
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    I would never pay for one, but I got hooked up with passes for all 3 days last year... taking a shit in an air conditioned, real bathroom FTW
    Let me see what you're workin with

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    The only benefit I see is possibly seeing celebrities and getting access to hard alcohol. Oh and the couches. I'm really bad at recognizing or talking to celebrities and I don't drink, so there's really no benefit for me. Oh, except the couches.
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    I've never been inside the VIP area, but from the sounds of it, you guys should really revamp this whole VIP option. My suggestions are:
    1. VIP Parking
    2. VIP Entrance (this may already exist)
    3. Include one or two bottles of liquor
    4. Have some 1/2 naked bimbo to cater my every need
    5. Closed circuit tv to all the venues
    6. Include the 3 day wristband w/ VIP fees
    7. Increase the VIP fees to at least $1500
    8. Oh and happy endings would be nice too

    Yeah, I basically am saying to pimp it out table service style, like at a Vegas night club. I see people every weekend paying $1500-$25,000 for a stupid table + couch with bottles that cost $40 at Albertsons but magically are now $400-$600...and many are repeat customers. So there are people that would pay this, you just gotta improve on your offerings a bit.
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    coachella is not about vip. its only there to appease the entitled.
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    You can pee in a toilet that is not used by naked wizards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by menikmati View Post
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    oh really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    VIP gets you into a special fenced off area that has couches in the shade, misters, unique food options and a bar complete with hard alcohol, beer and wine (the beer gardens only sell Heineken products (and maybe wine.))


    I saw a mixed drink booth in the beer garden next to the Sahara last year that was open to everyone, never actually walked up to it to get a drink so maybe they check if you are vip to order, but i know it was in the beer garden.

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    It's only with soju, not hard liquor.
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    This will be my first time at Coachella but it seems to me that it's all about the communal experience and a VIP area would kind of ruin that. I want to be among the common folk. It's like going camping and expecting air condition and clean bathrooms. Defeats the whole purpose. Let's rough it out together and enjoy the view!

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