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    To everyone who is bitching about GV forcing you to buy tickets. STFU

    This year they announced the dates way back in August which gave you enough time to secure a place to stay.

    They gave you the option of buying tickets since December. If you didn't move on this quickly it's your own damn fault.

    Now I understand some of us have bills to pay or no job and I sympathize. Seriously though if your 21 + you should at least have $150 saved by the time Coachella lay away went on sale. If you didn't your lame and should really learn to save money.

    I've been going since 2004 and I never wait for the line up to be released. I have such a fucking awesome time every year that I don't care who headlines I save my money and buy my tickets and get my place asap.

    That is all.

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    well laaaa dee fukin da!

    lol

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    I had the money to do layaway at the time it was up, but preferred to pay in full once it did go on sale. Good thing we managed to snag a car camping spot and our passes though. Point being, I'm for sure not passing up on layaway next year because I believe a big bulk of those camping spots came from there.

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    Book a hotel in October.

    and if you did layaway weeks ago for 50/50, you would have already would be done with everything.

    do that year after year and you'll never have a problem...

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    cant wait to get in those gates thursday @ 11am!!
    fuk ya

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    For sure. From May to December just try to save up like $40-$50 bucks a month and you'll roughly have about $400 at the end of the year. That's enough to put down on a rental and lay away. Then in the following months your friends can throw down on the rest of the rental and you just have to save another $50 a month. It can be done people!

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    money management 101 right here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rose925 View Post
    money management 101 right here!
    yup. I worked extra shifts all summer to save up

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    im atrust fund baby
    lol
    just kidding i work my ass off to go to outside lands, coachella and other concerts

    ky-many marley in san francisco feb 2011!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrinx32123 View Post
    yup. I worked extra shifts all summer to save up
    Now here is someone who thought ahead of time. Good job champ!

    Recently moved to San Francisco. Knowing that I now have to buy a plane ticket as well I started saving money for this ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnbmunke View Post
    Recently moved to San Francisco. Knowing that I now have to buy a plane ticket as well I started saving money for this ages ago.
    The drive really isn't that bad. It takes about ten hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphrael View Post
    The drive really isn't that bad. It takes about ten hours.
    How fast are you driving?? I've driven two of the last three years from SJ and its taken 6 hours - so figure 7 from SF.

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    im taking off from the bay also
    i will be in line @ 11am on thursday to get set up
    we should try to hook up/hang out

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    Quote Originally Posted by KickerConspiracy View Post
    How fast are you driving?? I've driven two of the last three years from SJ and its taken 6 hours - so figure 7 from SF.
    Yea mos def lol. It only takes about 6-7 hours. I prefer to fly. A plane ticket will cost me $120 roundtrip to LAX and filling a gas tank would be about the same. Only difference is I get to LA in an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KickerConspiracy View Post
    How fast are you driving?? I've driven two of the last three years from SJ and its taken 6 hours - so figure 7 from SF.
    I've never had it take fewer than 9-9.5. Usually this involves leaving around 3 in the afternoon, arriving around 1am.

    I'll be trying this year out at 5.30am, so we'll see if that's better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnbmunke View Post
    Yea mos def lol. It only takes about 6-7 hours. I prefer to fly. A plane ticket will cost me $120 roundtrip to LAX and filling a gas tank would be about the same. Only difference is I get to LA in an hour.
    Also, 6 hrs from SJ to *Indio*? I go to LA a couple times a year, and that drive *by itself* usually takes 5 hrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnbmunke View Post
    I've been going since 2004 and I never wait for the line up to be released. I have such a fucking awesome time every year that I don't care who headlines I save my money and buy my tickets and get my place asap.
    What did you think when you saw the lineup?

    I bought all my stuff on layaway before Xmas and felt gutted seeing the lineup. Glastonbury has a return policy. I would still be in the hole if I didn't go and scalped what I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumblebee View Post
    What did you think when you saw the lineup?

    I bought all my stuff on layaway before Xmas and felt gutted seeing the lineup. Glastonbury has a return policy. I would still be in the hole if I didn't go and scalped what I had.
    Well I wasn't too impressed especially with the headliners, but there is a great undercard.

    To me Coachella has always been about the overall experience. hanging out with friends, beer pong, etc etc.... It's become tradition for me and a group of friends to meet every year in the desert to just have a blast. So to me the money is well spent regardless of the line up.

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    Well I should clarify. I do think the line up is amazing but compared to years past I'm not too impressed.

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