My group originally planned on RV camping, so we have a flight arriving Thursday morning. Have a hotel booked for Thurs-Sun night in Indio.
Since a festival ticket allows you into the campgrounds...we thought it would be cool to participate in some of the Thursday camping/early arrival festivities, if at all possible.
If this works, what is the best way? Park near the festival somewhere, just for the day? Will the free on-site parking lots be open on Thursday?
We discussed buying a car camping spot, and leaving early (since we don't need the actual camping spot for any nights). But we don't want to cause a problem with having to flag down security and creating a hassle of leaving early (since it won't be an emergency situation).
Otherwise I suppose we could see the picturesque town of Indio (ha ha), or check out Joshua Tree or Palm Springs for the day.