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    Hey, I've been to Coachella before but my local magazine has submitted for a press pass and I have a few questions.
    1) When will they tell me if the pass has been accepted?
    2) Does anyone know the likelihood of getting it accepted?
    3) Would I just pick it up at the entrance or where?
    4) With just a standard press pass, will I get any special privileges, such as being allowed in certain areas to take photos?

    Thanks in advance. I bought a ticket as well just in case it doesn't go through, so I'm prepared!

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    you need a photo pass for the special areas which are all gone

    you should get a reply within a week I think and they should have been allocated by now

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    Thanks! I figured about the photos, I can just take normal pictures like I usually do.
    A week from when the request is submitted? Or within a week of the show?

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    Most publications that applied just got their confirmations this Friday (yesterday). Usually most apply before December and they tend to be limited.
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    Thanks, I ended up getting it. Does anyone know what the media area consists of?

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    a tent with tables to put your computer on. it's been in the vip area in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustSteve View Post
    a tent with tables to put your computer on. it's been in the vip area in the past.
    THIS

    also wi-fi, water with ice on the side to cool it down, schedules, sometimes candy and a help desk with any available interviews, updates on the festival, and helpful people ready to assist you with any questions.
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    since coachella was 70 days away ive been sendind them messeges for a press pass every 4 days.

    i still havent gotten one

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    Quote Originally Posted by PandaMan View Post
    since coachella was 70 days away ive been sendind them messeges for a press pass every 4 days.

    i still havent gotten one
    read this back to yourself and maybe that will help you figure out why
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    Quote Originally Posted by PandaMan View Post
    since coachella was 70 days away ive been sendind them messeges for a press pass every 4 days.

    i still havent gotten one
    Asking for press is one thing, harassing is another. The latter doesn't usually work and will probably get you in the trash file every four days. It also depends what you already have under your belt in terms of coverage of other events/shows/previous Coachellas, who you're shooting/writing for, etc. It took a few years of asking before they said yes. This is our 2nd year in a row of "officially" covering Coachella with a press pass. Before we would go and write about what we saw for certain acts. Try going and writing about the festival anyway and use that to show them you have the chops! Just sayin'. =)
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    its not as if i spammed their email inbox or anything. i just sent an email a week.

    it works in most cases.

    havent you ever seen shawshank redemption

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendeafears View Post
    Hey, I've been to Coachella before but my local magazine has submitted for a press pass and I have a few questions.
    1) When will they tell me if the pass has been accepted?
    2) Does anyone know the likelihood of getting it accepted?
    3) Would I just pick it up at the entrance or where?
    4) With just a standard press pass, will I get any special privileges, such as being allowed in certain areas to take photos?

    Thanks in advance. I bought a ticket as well just in case it doesn't go through, so I'm prepared!
    You wouldve found out already, and yeah, no chance in hell you get one.


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    its not as if i spammed their email inbox or anything. i just sent an email a week.

    it works in most cases.

    havent you ever seen shawshank redemption
    This isnt most cases. They will see your email addy and just delete the message.

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    supre get to bed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    You wouldve found out already, and yeah, no chance in hell you get one.
    jesus christ you're such a fucking idiot. did you miss the part where he said he got one? you are really, really stupid.

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    suprepwnd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheScenestar View Post
    THIS

    also wi-fi, water with ice on the side to cool it down, schedules, sometimes candy and a help desk with any available interviews, updates on the festival, and helpful people ready to assist you with any questions.
    Cool. Free water sounds awesome. I'm assuming they'll have outlets for people's computers? I'm not going to have very much access to a phone charger over the weekend otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    You wouldve found out already, and yeah, no chance in hell you get one.
    I did get one, our magazine actually got two including a photo pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendeafears View Post
    Cool. Free water sounds awesome. I'm assuming they'll have outlets for people's computers? I'm not going to have very much access to a phone charger over the weekend otherwise.
    Yeah, the outlets are under the tables set up for press. It's first come, first served. It's not just computers being plugged in but also people's cell phones, chargers for cameras, etc. Maybe we should bring an multi outlet extension! It can get pretty crowded so plan accordingly and play nice with those around you. We met some cool people covering the festival from other countries. Who are you covering Coachella for again?
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    Yeah, I'm mostly worried about my camera...the only time I'll regret that I have a rechargeable battery instead of AA's or something.
    I'm covering Coachella for SLUG Magazine (Salt Lake Underground), a local (and free) magazine out here in SLC. We usually cover local topics but we've apparently covered Coachella for a few years now and I also wrote a piece on Treasure Island Festival last fall.
    I don't actually get paid, but I do in perks and trade. And I consider not having to pay $300 for a ticket "getting paid." Haha.
    It's www.slugmag.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendeafears View Post
    Yeah, I'm mostly worried about my camera...the only time I'll regret that I have a rechargeable battery instead of AA's or something.
    I'm covering Coachella for SLUG Magazine (Salt Lake Underground), a local (and free) magazine out here in SLC. We usually cover local topics but we've apparently covered Coachella for a few years now and I also wrote a piece on Treasure Island Festival last fall.
    I don't actually get paid, but I do in perks and trade. And I consider not having to pay $300 for a ticket "getting paid." Haha.
    It's www.slugmag.com
    Cool. Look out for me! We'll be there Friday morning since we're hitting up Pavement Thursday night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendeafears View Post
    Yeah, I'm mostly worried about my camera...the only time I'll regret that I have a rechargeable battery instead of AA's or something.
    Have a few batteries in your bag. On short notice you might not be able to get a deal, but having multiple batteries when your camera uses rechargables is essential.

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    I wonder how many press people are actually on the board too? I'm guessing mostly lurkers.
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    I'm sure there are only a handful.
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    i work at a radiostation and i know people from my station are getting press passes but i didnt try for one cuz im still a noob. hopefully next year
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyNonStranger View Post
    I bet all those Canucks fans from last year would love it if Mumford & Sons headlined.
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    ya probably only around 2k or less. sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivankay View Post
    Have a few batteries in your bag. On short notice you might not be able to get a deal, but having multiple batteries when your camera uses rechargables is essential.
    An easy solution, but I didn't actually think of this problem until about two days ago and now I don't have any extra money. So that's my fault. Oh well. I'll do what I can, and then just have fun!

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    If you have friends with the same camera or the same batteries, borrow them. You will have fun if your power runs out, but you will have that nagging sensation every time you see a great shot and can't do anything about it. At least have your charger in your bag and juice up any chance you can.

    Use your view finder as much as possible. Don't waste power reviewing pictures. Hopefully you have a large card so that isn't an issue.

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    Yeah, I'm just gonna pull it out real quick and try to keep it off as much as possible. I have a 4 gb card so I'll be chill, I'm by no means a professional photographer so I don't take a ton of pictures. I get into the music and usually forget for a while.
    I actually didn't have a camera for about a year and just used my iphone. It's pretty amazing how you can make art with just about anything. I got some awesome photos with it of that piece of art outside the Sahara tent last year--that 30x10x10 thing of glowing lightbulbs.

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