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    i never thought traffic would be interesting. but last year, shit got interesting.

    i live an hour away from coachella and traffic was so bad we ended up sitting in the car for nine hours. it was insane.

    but as we were pulling into the venue (on that two lane road, where it dwindled down into one lane) a white van tried to cut us off as we were going .004 mph. we had had enough and we weren't going to let some asshole who wanted to cut corners in so we tried to squeeze him off. then the window rolled down. some guy with curly hair poked his head out of the window and politely asked if they could squeeze in because they had to be on stage in 30 minutes.

    of course we let them through. the front passenger of my car was curious, so he poked his head out of the window and asked "what band are you in?"

    "little dragon!"

    oh. well then. thank you for asking, we will let you in, curly haired man. have a great show.

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    I think i'll use that line next time, thanks!

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    right?

    i think i'll be p.j. harvey this year and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi View Post
    i live an hour away from coachella and traffic was so bad we ended up sitting in the car for nine hours. it was insane.
    Do what?!?! Did you accidentally drive to LA and back?
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    Would be kinda awkward if you cut off P.J. Harvey, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fourthisto View Post
    Do what?!?! Did you accidentally drive to LA and back?
    Word, I was just thinking the same thing.
    I live in LA and got down to Indio and into the festival within 2.5-3 hours on Friday, and then no more than 45 minutes of waiting on Sat and Sunday coming from Indian Wells. Granted, I busted 100+mph on the freeway Friday morning to get down there, but still....

    OP's drivin' medicated if you ask me.

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    I think I might be Kanye West.

    "What band are you wi-"
    "Imma let you finish...but I gotta be on stage before midnight"

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    Do what?!?! Did you accidentally drive to LA and back?
    nah, it's just the 10 freeway from where i'm standing. the traffic started getting bad about 40 miles from the venue, although we left around one pm (terrible, i know.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi View Post
    nah, it's just the 10 freeway from where i'm standing. the traffic started getting bad about 40 miles from the venue, although we left around one pm (terrible, i know.)
    You can't complain about traffic if you leave home at 1pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stepup2stepout View Post
    I think I might be Kanye West.

    "What band are you wi-"
    "Imma let you finish...but I gotta be on stage before midnight"


    Quote Originally Posted by candi View Post
    nah, it's just the 10 freeway from where i'm standing. the traffic started getting bad about 40 miles from the venue, although we left around one pm (terrible, i know.)
    Wow, that's way worse than I've ever run into. Then again, I avoid the highway like a plague. Maybe try going south past 10 on Gene Autry til you hit 111 east? I've done that many a year and it didn't take us more than 90 minutes from that area.
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    me and my buddies were shotgunning beers in the traffic. then after we were all done sappin on a beer in the car (driver sober) i go to get the beer out of the trunk and stupidly dont look behind me when i open the door....well right when i opened it i heard a screech and looked to my left and a motorcycle cop was right there yelling "WTF ARE U DOING???" and I just go "SORRY" and hop back in the car and he rides off. close one and glad i didnt accidentally injure anyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikecc View Post
    me and my buddies were shotgunning beers in the traffic. then after we were all done sappin on a beer in the car (driver sober) i go to get the beer out of the trunk and stupidly dont look behind me when i open the door....well right when i opened it i heard a screech and looked to my left and a motorcycle cop was right there yelling "WTF ARE U DOING???" and I just go "SORRY" and hop back in the car and he rides off. close one and glad i didnt accidentally injure anyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by candi View Post
    on that two lane road, where it dwindled down into one lane
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    Uggghhh... that reminds me of the CF that was trying to get to the Radiohead show in '03 at the Blossom in Cuyahoga Falls. Looked exactly like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stepup2stepout View Post
    I think I might be Kanye West.

    "What band are you wi-"
    "Imma let you finish...but I gotta be on stage before midnight"
    HAHA!
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    The traffic is a nightmare on Thursday night. You can wait 4-5 hours to get to your camping area.

    If you can get out of work early...do so. The later you are the longer the wait.

    Have a cooler ready, food ready, gas up as you enter town and be ready to wait.
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    No rape post here baily? I mean, theirs a chance of it happening while your waiting in traffic.

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    No rape post here baily? I mean, theirs a chance of it happening while your waiting in traffic.
    Hahahahaha i was thinking the same thing
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    Here you go

    Just when I think you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this…and totally redeem yourself!
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    she should get an abortion then go to chella
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    Here you go

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    The 28th is the middle of March?? Holy CRAP its 56 days long!??!?! June just got OWN'D!

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    So check this out, me being me... I map a route around all the traffic and try to come around from the south side of the fields and hit one of the back lots, my genius was rewarded greatly, because I got in the middle of a funeral train, there is a funeral house not far from the fields on the south side, kept going on 52nd and BAM made in the shade.
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    nice catch
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    Quote Originally Posted by candi View Post
    a white van tried to cut us off as we were going .004 mph. we had had enough and we weren't going to let some asshole who wanted to cut corners in so we tried to squeeze him off.
    i had a similar experience last year leaving on friday. i was stuck in the same goddamned lot for two hours without moving AT ALL. when we did move, it was like less than a car's length. all because ONE car needed a tow. so when people started trying to cut me in line, i was not having it. normally i'm all about taking turns, but after sitting there for hours, i wasn't about to let someone cut me when we're only moving half a car length at a time.
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    We cut the line every year by driving in the median, pulling up a few cars short of the intersection, then sliding open the van door and giving out as many open beers as there are in the car we are cutting in front of. It has worked the 6 times we have tried it. The reactions are priceless, "WTF, you are NOT going to cut in front of us... Oh, beer! Okay then, go ahead."

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    Ahh I miss my New York plates. Driving for the first couple of months in California was awesome. People would get pissed at my dick bag maneuvers, see the plates, forget that NY is a STATE and not just a CITY where nobody drives cars, become terrified and let me do my thing.

    This came in handy in the Coachella lines when people were at a standstill like fucking cattle. Swooping around the lines--yes, i was one of THOSE, but cutting of 40 cars is exhilarating when you see they were all waiting for... a big gap in the line-- we made it in under 4 hours (I'm used to nine to eleven hour waits at other festivals so I was psyched)... the other car in my group didnt get in for about nine hours.

    By the third day we had figured out all the back roads and it only took us a half hour with traffic TO the venue to get in. Thank god we're camping this year, that fuckery/traffic was NOT worth it. Check out a map of the area, keep a copy in the car, and pick a good navigator to sit up front.
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    I was stuck in a parking lot for 5 hours trying to leave the festival last year on Friday. Police and security blocked the only exit out of the lot. I didn't get to my hotel room until 6am on Saturday. I think it was Lot 2, but I can't remember. Definitely camping this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitaldragon03 View Post
    We cut the line every year by driving in the median, pulling up a few cars short of the intersection, then sliding open the van door and giving out as many open beers as there are in the car we are cutting in front of. It has worked the 6 times we have tried it. The reactions are priceless, "WTF, you are NOT going to cut in front of us... Oh, beer! Okay then, go ahead."
    that is the most beautiful display of human awesome i have ever heard.

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    Ah, memories. You can see the thread I started last year while still sitting in the Friday traffic. http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40766
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    Friday was horrible. Stuck in traffic for 4 hours... and on our way out of the fest. the Police officers weren't directing traffic and there was a SEA OF PEOPLE on the road.
    Needless to say (if any of you were there) I was the douche honking my way out of the situation...
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