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    Well this Coachella I plan on going to, much the same as the last 4 years. I will have one difference this year, I will be going sober...

    About 227 days or so at the start. I was just wondering if there is a place that other drunks (addicts) like me can get together or if there is a tent pre- arranged for people like me?

    OR

    I was wondering how to go about setting something like this up, I think a tent would be the best but if not maybe making a designated area that people would feel comfortable coming to if they are getting urges and what not?

    Any help is appriciated.

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    Contact koryp, I think he's in charge of the daily sober meeting/gathering and I'm pretty sure there is a camping group, too.

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    Meet in the Sahara.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylanfan0027 View Post
    Well this Coachella I plan on going to, much the same as the last 4 years. I will have one difference this year, I will be going sober...

    About 227 days or so at the start. I was just wondering if there is a place that other drunks (addicts) like me can get together or if there is a tent pre- arranged for people like me?

    OR

    I was wondering how to go about setting something like this up, I think a tent would be the best but if not maybe making a designated area that people would feel comfortable coming to if they are getting urges and what not?

    Any help is appriciated.
    Soberchella is what you seek! We hold a meeting every day of the festival at noon. Last year there was also a 6pm meet up, but no meeting. We usually start updating the email/phone list in january around the time the initial lineup drops. We have a website also with updates. I'll PM you. Congrats on your sobriety and hope to see you there. www.soberchella.com

    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    Contact koryp, I think he's in charge of the daily sober meeting/gathering and I'm pretty sure there is a camping group, too.

    http://www.coachella.com/forum/group.php?groupid=31
    Awww! I'm "in charge" of something. That's fucking scary! The social group never really took off, but we have a pretty robust email group that gets crazy busy around march. Group camping was pretty much a fail last year due to car camping.

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    Meet in the Sahara.
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    how can one join said mailing list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredbull View Post
    how can one join said mailing list?
    I sent you a PM. Email me at that address and I'll be sending out the first 2011 mail mid December.
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    THANK YOU, im so excited already!!!!

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    Just a bump for this thread.
    Yes, we will have meetings again this year. Go to soberchella.com for more info.
    1 Coachella before I got sober, 7 since. I support both versions. If you wanna do the sober version, roll with us:
    Click Soberchella 2013 for meeting details
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    saw this and want to say thanks and congrats, its the toughest thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitaldragon03 View Post
    Meet in the Sahara.
    i just lulz

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    Soberchella y'all!
    This ain't no middle of the mall shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitaldragon03 View Post
    Meet in the Sahara.
    I laughed.

    This is a great idea though!
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    Another bump for 2011. Yes: we will have meetings again this year.
    And fuck yeah we will be in the Sahara. Just...not while...you know...having a meeting. But after. For sure. I'm extra pumped for Mt Kimbie and Trentemoller, personally. A lot of the brainfeeder fam will probably be in the Sahara, too.
    For info on AA meetings go to the website in my sig
    1 Coachella before I got sober, 7 since. I support both versions. If you wanna do the sober version, roll with us:
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    Quote Originally Posted by LickTheLizzard View Post
    Soberchella y'all!
    Oh yeah!!

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    Good for you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and good for the message board that no douchebags have posted anything negative in here...yet!
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    meeting up with this group was a fantastic experience the last couple years. Look forward to it growing
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    Been looking forward to this since last April. Planning and meeting up with all of you is as fun as the rest of the festival. It is by a far margin the best set of meetings we make all year. Thank you for reaching out and making Soberchella happen. Erica and I can't wait to meet those of you we miss, and those we haven't met yet. 85 days till it happens!!!!!
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    This ain't no middle of the mall shit.

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    That's pretty cool that there is a group for this.

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    There is nothing wrong with being sober in the Sahara. You'll enjoy yourself all the same trust me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoegazer76 View Post
    There is nothing wrong with being sober in the Sahara. You'll enjoy yourself all the same trust me.
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    This ain't no middle of the mall shit.

    Quote Originally Posted by theklein25 View Post
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    I just want to say its great you guys are doing this. I know some people who have stopped going to shows after becoming sober because they feel the community isn't supportive. It's rad that you guys are supporting each other and enjoying the weekend, I hope you all have a blast.

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    Bumping this up to make it easier to find us through the search feature. Our group is growing. Soberchella 2011 looks to be even bigger than last year. Any addicts or alcoholics interested in our meetings or just looking for support through the group, can find more info for contacting us on Soberchella.com. By group conscious the format has traditionally been an AA meeting, though members of Narcotics Anonymous are welcome and active in the group. 63 days left people! See you soon.
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    Awesome work guys. This makes me smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by instinct View Post
    That's pretty cool that there is a group for this.
    Instinct is gonna be at the Soberchella Sahara meet up.
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    Being sober is for people who not only need, but also WANT it. If a person does not want it, that's cool.

    Live and let live. Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monko760 View Post
    not denying it maybe I should put that in my sig?
    Getting out of denial is the first part of step one. We are anonymous, but if anyone ever needs us, we are here to help. We leave judgement outside the gate/door/tent.

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    ^^ haha


    This is such a great idea. I was recently put on probation for getting into a little mixup. Going to be starting this upcoming saturday. With it being so close to chella already it will be nice to have a support group to go to while there to keep away from drugs & alky.

    thanks to those who are responsible for this and to those who support it

    and for those who dont, I hope you step in some dog shit on the way to work.
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