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    Default When does thursday night end?

    Hey there fellow Coachellites. I've been lurking the forums for a while, but now that I need something from you guys, I'm revealing my identity to the world

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    I am planning on leaving from San Diego (my hometown) thursday night late, which would put me at the campgrounds around 1-2 am.
    The FAQ says "You can check in at noon on thursday (all night long), and starting at 8am FRI - SUN (until midnight).
    Which seems to indicate that sometime between noon thursday and 8am Fri, campsite check-in will be closed. Anyone know what time this is?

    -AW

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    Default Re: When does thursday night end?

    Good question, I am curious also.

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    Default Re: When does thursday night end?

    last year i showed up at coachella around 10pm on friday. my hopes were to get right into the campground and go meet up with my friends but when i arrived they told us they were not letting any one else in the camp grounds until the show ended and all the people who were not staying at the grounds had left.

    heres my point: i ended up getting into the campground parking lot around 1:30am and they tuned myself and several others away saying that it had closed and would re open at 8am. They also told us we were not allowed to sleep in our cars while we waited, but I did it anyway. Last year was my first Coachella so I do not know about Thursday, but I hope this helps a little!!

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    I emailed info at Coachella.com, and literally their response was just:

    "24 hours"

    what's that supposed to mean?

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    I've been there on Thursday nights every time since 2005, and have seen them checking people in as late as 4/5am....I even think in some years (2007 for sure) they never stopped checking people all night Thursday/Friday morning. Point is, if you get the campground at 1am on Thursday, you should check in fine...I got to the campground at like 4:30am on Friday morning once, and was checked in fine.

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    If it is like previous years check in will be open 24 hours all weekend.
    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    The Smiths - makes me think bin Laden has a point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsrdrum View Post
    I emailed info at Coachella.com, and literally their response was just:

    "24 hours"

    what's that supposed to mean?
    I would take that to mean they are checking in people continuously Thursday (day and night) into Friday morning.

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    Hey!

    Last year was my first as well and I arrived with my friends, two separate cars somewhere around midnight for parking. We waited for another friend who showed up about half an hour later and we went into the campgrounds at around 12:45 or 1 am and they let us in. I want to say they were going to close around 2 but I wouldn't quote that.

    Hope this helps!

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    Default Re: When does thursday night end?

    About a month ago I asked if I could check in if I got the campgrounds around midnight on Thurs/Fri. Here was the reply I got:

    "thursday is all night long"

    So, I'm guessing I can check in that late. However, my question is will I have enough light to set up my tent?

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    There is a surprising amount of light but should still bring a lantern.
    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    The Smiths - makes me think bin Laden has a point.

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    Default Re: When does thursday night end?

    they have giant floodlights all around the campground all night on thursday. it's not super bright, but its enough to pitch a tent if you aren't retarded.

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    Default Re: When does thursday night end?

    If you arrive at night/early morning, then expect it to be somewhat dark when you are setting up your tent/stuff....that's just how it is. They have field lights on (I think they keep em on the whole night on Thursday, and then normally turn em off the other days at 2am)...so there will be SOME light to help you if you set up a tent at night, but bring a flashlight if you must. Don't worry though, I've arrived at midnight every year so far, and have been fine setting my stuff up. Just expect Thursday night to go all night long, its gonna be one huge party with roller skating, pinball, and God knows what else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbrycen View Post
    it's not super bright, but its enough to pitch a tent if you aren't retarded.
    I heard someone say this at a strip club once.

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    Default Re: When does thursday night end?

    last year, a friend couldn't make friday and onyl came saturday/sunday. when she arrived at 1 AM friday/saturday, security told her she would not be allowed to check in until 8 AM. when I, on the other side o fthe fence, asked what she was supposed to do instead, I was told to stop asking questions and go back to my tent, or I'd be "thrown out for good". once a crowd of about 20 pissed-off people in the same boat materialized, they magically had someone on staff to let people in.

    I reall hope GV has contracted someone else for security this year- forget unhelpful, last year's was downright useless.

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    Default Re: When does thursday night end?

    Quote Originally Posted by frozen pilgrim View Post
    last year, a friend couldn't make friday and onyl came saturday/sunday. when she arrived at 1 AM friday/saturday, security told her she would not be allowed to check in until 8 AM. when I, on the other side o fthe fence, asked what she was supposed to do instead, I was told to stop asking questions and go back to my tent, or I'd be "thrown out for good". once a crowd of about 20 pissed-off people in the same boat materialized, they magically had someone on staff to let people in.

    I reall hope GV has contracted someone else for security this year- forget unhelpful, last year's was downright useless.
    this is good to know ^

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    OFFICIAL WORD IS IN!!!
    I just got an email saying:

    Quote Originally Posted by info@coachella.com
    check in does not close on thursday. it is open all night long, 24 hours.
    Q.E.D.

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    Great, thanks!!

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