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    Unhappy Camping and Parking your car in a parking lot?

    Hey. I've been going to Coachella the last two years and i've read and acknowledged the new set up for camping and parking your car in the camp area. However, my friends and I do not intend to bring the car inside the camping area because we would like to be able to leave during the festival. Is there a parking lot where we can still park our car? Because it stated in the guidline that all cars staying over the festival MUST park their cars... Help?

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    Default Re: Camping and Parking your car in a parking lot?

    kinda sounds like you answered your own question...

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    Default Re: Camping and Parking your car in a parking lot?

    there are these people right next door that sell parking spaces on their private property.
    pretty shady, though.
    you probably pay them to park, they have your car towed, then let someone else pay to park there.
    that's what i'd do if i were a cunt, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lickety_spit View Post
    there are these people right next door that sell parking spaces on their private property.
    pretty shady, though.
    you probably pay them to park, they have your car towed, then let someone else pay to park there.
    that's what i'd do if i were a cunt, anyway.
    Now you've got me kinda worried. I was kinda wondering the same thing as the OP. I'll be staying in a hotel and driving but I've got a few friends who might be camping. So in my case, if I were to find, say, a certain fungal deterrent keeping me from driving, I was hoping there would be some safe place I could stash my car within a mile or two of the festival thus allowing me to crash at my friends campsite until I'm ok to drive.

    I guess the next question would be, if the event ends at midnight, how long do they give us to vacate the provided parking lots? I assume probably 2-3am at the latest?
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    From the camping FAQ:

    Where can we park if we are camping on site with a group but want one or more of our cars available to drive out for supplies during the 3 day event?

    STAND BY
    You should be fine if you don't mind standing by your car.

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    ok im going to just remove that FAQ since nobody gets STAND BY

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    ok im going to just remove that FAQ since nobody gets STAND BY

    WAIT

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    STAND BY makes sense. What's confusing is that other areas of the site say this:

    "If you are driving a car to the event and camping overnight you must purchase a spot and camp in the car camping area. All cars staying overnight during the festival must be in a car camping spot".

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    Default Re: Camping and Parking your car in a parking lot?

    This is actually a really important question to me, since I just know that I'll want to leave the camping area in the mornings before the festival, and I don't want to be the dick who parks in the camping area then insists on leaving and coming back (since, even though they say you can't do that, they won't really stop you; it'll just annoy everyone).

    I'm standing by, as instructed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radiohead View Post
    This is actually a really important question to me, since I just know that I'll want to leave the camping area in the mornings before the festival, and I don't want to be the dick who parks in the camping area then insists on leaving and coming back (since, even though they say you can't do that, they won't really stop you; it'll just annoy everyone).

    I'm standing by, as instructed.
    I'm in the same boat as you, but don't hold your breath. I've even thought about soliciting someone who lives in a housing development close by to see if I could park my car there for cheap.
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    Default Re: Camping and Parking your car in a parking lot?

    The obvious solution is to allow tent-camping vehicles to park in a separate overnight lot or to mingle in with the numerous day-only lots overnight as they did in previous years so that they can in/out from the campground. Everybody's happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PFKL1 View Post
    The obvious solution is to allow tent-camping vehicles to park in a separate overnight lot or to mingle in with the numerous day-only lots overnight as they did in previous years so that they can in/out from the campground. Everybody's happy.
    I agree with this, but I'm assuming it's a matter of having enough space to a allow for a separate lot. The camping plots due to allowing cars, RVs, etc. in the campsite are much bigger now, so they need more space.

    I'm assuming the area where campers parked in past years will now be a place where people camp now... maybe RV or ten-only camping will be there? I'm with you guys though, I'm hoping they find a separate lot. I'd even pay a little extra to park in this extra lot if they can make it work...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radiohead View Post
    and I don't want to be the dick who parks in the camping area then insists on leaving and coming back (since, even though they say you can't do that, they won't really stop you; it'll just annoy everyone).
    you may get out, but you sure as fuck won't get back in.

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    Default Re: Camping and Parking your car in a parking lot?

    im beginning to realize were going to have WAY more cars than we need to buy camping passes, since so many people are coming from different areas.

    so if there was somewhere else to park the extra cars that would be chill. definitely dont need 6-10 camping spaces :-/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrid View Post
    im beginning to realize were going to have WAY more cars than we need to buy camping passes, since so many people are coming from different areas.

    so if there was somewhere else to park the extra cars that would be chill. definitely dont need 6-10 camping spaces :-/
    Seriously... even if it were an extra $20-30 per car per weekend to park our cars in an extra lot I'd gladly pay it if there were in/out privileges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adagio74 View Post

    "If you are driving a car to the event and camping overnight you must purchase a spot and camp in the car camping area. All cars staying overnight during the festival must be in a car camping spot".
    This is still current correct info.
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    PF, do you know if there is any extra space even available for a possible extra lot? As I said earlier I'm just assuming the extra space needed for car camping may have gobbled that all up?
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    I think that remains to be seen
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    yup, there is space available for an extra lot...


















































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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud Luster View Post
    yup, there is space available for an extra lot...


















































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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrid View Post
    definitely dont need 6-10 camping spaces :-/
    I was thinking the opposite problem. Who wants to carpool if you then have to stuff 4 people into your campsite, since you only have one car? Especially if you aren't coupled up and each has their own tent. I guess you could kick the people out of your car before you enter, and have them check in as 'tent only' campers, but then you are separated. I'm just not sure how it works out.

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    Default Re: Camping and Parking your car in a parking lot?

    Last year four people with camping passes camping together would have received 4 spots totaling 264 square feet. This year one spot is 300 square feet. Yes you might have a car parked in it, but you can use it for storage and shade too.

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    Default Re: Camping and Parking your car in a parking lot?

    Stagecoach is able to have a
    * Tow vehicle lot available to park tow vehicles, guest campers' vehicles and extra cars towed behind.
    they even have a FAQ section which states:
    Where do all the people I am cramming into my RV or TENT park for the weekend?
    You can park them in the tow vehicle lot . Check back for directions/map.
    and, there doesn't seem to be a huge disparity btw attendance according to last year's numbers.
    Coachella = 160,000
    Stagecoach = 120,000


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    Quote Originally Posted by PFKL1 View Post
    Stagecoach is able to have a

    they even have a FAQ section which states:

    and, there doesn't seem to be a huge disparity btw attendance according to last year's numbers.
    Coachella = 160,000
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    ok im going to just remove that FAQ since nobody gets STAND BY

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    that question is no longer on the website. its gone. does not exist.

    also in case anyone is confused, stagecoach is not coachella.. and vice versa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    that question is no longer on the website. its gone. does not exist.

    also in case anyone is confused, stagecoach is not coachella.. and vice versa.
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    They both say "coach". I'm suing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickjohn View Post
    Last year four people with camping passes camping together would have received 4 spots totaling 264 square feet. This year one spot is 300 square feet. Yes you might have a car parked in it, but you can use it for storage and shade too.
    Wow, I didn't realize how much smaller they were last year. Good point, I'll shut up now.

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