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    Okay, i'm from Phoenix Arizona, my friend lives in LA (i'm flying out), and I'm an 18 year old senior in high school, and i've missed alot (they hate when you do that), so i'm trying to find a balance between missing as little school as possible and seeing as much coachella as possible.

    Getting there
    Should I fly out thursday afternoon, or friday morning, or after I get out of school friday at noon? If I leave friday, my flight would be at like... 1:30, meaning i'd get into LAX at roughly 2:30. When do the shows start, when do I want to be there by, etc.

    leaving
    Sunday night- I read that everything shuts down at midnight sunday. Should I take a red eye flight monday morning, ie: 1:00 or 2:00am? Or Is it pretty much miserable to leave coachella at midnight and expect to go to the airport, etc.

    Building a Fort- Car Camping
    Okay, we have our car camping spot, and a fairly large SUV. I figure the SUV will take about 1/3 of the space up, leaving us a 10'x20' space to get our camp on. Would it be 'against the rules' to bring some 2x4's and plywood and build a (very basic, easily torn down and taken away) 5 to 8 foot high platform with a ladder that we could put our tent on and just have a good time?

    I think that pretty much covers what i need to ask, thanks for any help guys!

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    A fort you say? Will it be of the couch cushion variety?

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    (With the exception of fort sluts of course)

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    obviously we'll be making a big sign that says 'no girls allowed (with the exception of fort sluts)' to post on the side of the fort. And while it will be mostly constructed of wood, there will be a coushiony layer of something... coushiony... on the top platform.

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    Will it be cool and shady under your platform?

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    Try a 15x15 castle.

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    From LA to Indio is 2 hours. Probably closer to 3 with traffic. Do you want to be getting to the festival around 5:30 or 6:00 on Friday? I say fly out Thursday afternoon or evening. Scrambling will take away from the awesome weekend.
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    So long as you don't call it Fort Awesome because that name is already reserved.

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    It'd be faster to drive to Coachella. Why fly to LAX?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickjohn View Post
    Will it be cool and shady under your platform?
    oh shit you raise a good point, we'll probably also have some chairs to throw under there. And it will also be cool and shady up top, i think we'll put a tarp over it. Good times.

    Oh, and to the person who said leave thursday, probably a good tip. Any advice on sunday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    It'd be faster to drive to Coachella. Why fly to LAX?
    my friend lives about 10 minutes away from LAX and the car that I would have to drive out guzzles 13 Miles Per Gallon, so its not a cheap drive, and I have a south west gift card <3

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    if you can build a fort, shouldn't the rest of your questions be pretty easy to figure out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ha.SK View Post
    if you can build a fort, shouldn't the rest of your questions be pretty easy to figure out?
    I have the carpentry skills of jesus, but the time-management skills of his dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Intendo View Post
    Oh, and to the person who said leave thursday, probably a good tip. Any advice on sunday?
    It depends on if it's paramount that you get to school on Monday. You would probably need to leave around 10:30 (possibly earlier) to make a 1 a.m. flight out of LAX, so you'd miss the headliner/last Sahara act/etc.

    My advice would be to get ahead on as much schoolwork as possible before Coachella and take off from school on both Friday and Monday.
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    ah i see. you're a guy.
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    And I have the virility of the holy ghost.

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    When the OP leaves to go potty, my fort sluts and I will seize the fort as our own. After that we will build our army, recruiting all who inhabit the land and surrounding little countries and attack Fort Awsome.

    You have been forwarned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ha.SK View Post
    ah i see. your a guy.
    That^

    ergh. We'll see what I can do about missing two days of school. I'm sure the Scottsdale Unified School District will not be happy about it, but I haven't given a shit up till this point, so why not?

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    moat?
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    A moat will not stop the sluts, silly you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Lufs-al-ot View Post
    When the OP leaves to go potty, my fort sluts and I will seize the fort as our own. After that we will build our army, recruiting all who inhabit the land and surrounding little countries and attack Fort Awsome.

    You have been forwarned.
    As great as that plan sounds, we'll probably have people up top with squirt guns and water balloons at all times, also this:
    Quote Originally Posted by Ha.SK View Post
    moat?
    so your plan is pretty much futile.

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    no i just thought a moat would be a good idea to try and stop all the bitches, myself included, from destroying your entertainment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ha.SK View Post
    no i just thought a moat would be a good idea to try and stop all the bitches, myself included, from destroying your entertainment.
    why would I ever name my penis "your entertainment". Pegasus is already a perfectly adequate name...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Intendo View Post
    I have the carpentry skills of jesus, but the time-management skills of his dad.
    that's funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Intendo View Post
    Building a Fort- Car Camping
    Okay, we have our car camping spot, and a fairly large SUV. I figure the SUV will take about 1/3 of the space up, leaving us a 10'x20' space to get our camp on. Would it be 'against the rules' to bring some 2x4's and plywood and build a (very basic, easily torn down and taken away) 5 to 8 foot high platform with a ladder that we could put our tent on and just have a good time?
    Keep in mind that they don't allow metal hammers inside the campgrounds *assuming they are keeping most of the rules from last year* You would have to build it with rubber mallets.
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    dirty boy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theijuiel View Post
    Keep in mind that they don't allow metal hammers inside the campgrounds *assuming they are keeping most of the rules from last year* You would have to build it with rubber mallets.
    thattts what i was looking for, or something to that effect, thank you. So no drills then, either? What if they're well hidden in the car?

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    There's no specific rule that says hammers are not allowed, but I think they fall under the "no weapons" thinking. It can get pretty arbitrary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickjohn View Post
    There's no specific rule that says hammers are not allowed, but I think they fall under the "no weapons" thinking. It can get pretty arbitrary.
    So if we pull up in an SUV filled with lumber... should we expect to have it looked through a little?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Intendo View Post
    I have the carpentry skills of jesus, but the time-management skills of his dad.
    I'm usually always late for shit. Think I'm gonna have to borrow this statement next time and see how it goes over.

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    the infamous fort...where underage children touch each other in the dark and crash it all down to build it up again with even more excitement

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