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    Default What does a VIP pass get you?

    I may be getting a VIP pass....what does it get you into?

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    In past years I think it included a Bowie handjob in the parking lot...this year im not too sure.
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    access to VIP only areas with their own set of restrooms that are usually less crowded. It doesn't get you backstage or sidestage access but its nice to have the option to get away from the crowds and under some shaded areas. The year i had one they had nice comfy seating and a full service bar but from what I read in the last email there will be "cocktails" for purchase in the beer gardens this year?
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    An ego boost mostly. I think that's about it, besides the ability to say to say, "I can go places you can't," to those regular people.

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    Your wristband is a different color.

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    You get to rockout in areas nowhere near the stages you want to be close too!

    So basically you pay big money for nicer toilets and those VIP tickets don't help in anyway in improving you enjoyment of the music, bands or DJ's.

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    Will be interesting to see what VIP will be like this year with the changes. I'm always perplexed by people who buy VIP without knowing what it is.

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    Well, then I'm glad I did not have to buy one (someone os giving me one). It sounds pretty lame based on the respones here. Thanks for the info.

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    You can play with KOL for 10 minutes...you choose the instrument of your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedley Lamar View Post
    Well, then I'm glad I did not have to buy one (someone os giving me one). It sounds pretty lame based on the respones here. Thanks for the info.
    I don't think they are lame at all. I would love to hang out in VIP someday just to see more of the Polo Grounds, but I would be doing it before the music starts. I'm just surprised how many come here posting asking what it is.

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    I had artists passes for 2 years...and it wasn't that big of a deal.

    Parking in a special area...nice
    no wait getting in....nice
    seeing celebs ...nice
    gift basket...nice..bulky so had to take it back to the car.
    Clean bathrooms with quick access...AWESOME!!!

    ...food ...no big deal...
    ...drinks you still pay for...
    ...people staying on the couch all day 'to be seen'....lame
    ...it's a fake attitude by too many of them thinking they are special...conversations are as superficial as you can get....
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    VIP tickets are such scams,they prey on obsessed/rich people,,its not worth all that extra money..maybe if it was 100-200 more,but double the price no way

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    The only conceivable reason VIP is a step up is for the Rose Garden by Sahara, an area that seemed seriously underutilized (from my outsider perspective) last year. It would be nice to quickly duck out for a pee or drink or relative peace and then go back into the party.

    Previously VIP also gave you access to purchase liquor, but as said above, it sounds like they've brought liquor to the people! (and a lot more sloppy messes of people are sure to follow).

    The main stage VIP is next to useless unless you're "one of those people." And we all hate them, don't we?

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    Yeah, I enjoyed the rose garden last year. It was a great way to get away from the crowds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mofomofo View Post
    Previously VIP also gave you access to purchase liquor, but as said above, it sounds like they've brought liquor to the people! (and a lot more sloppy messes of people are sure to follow).
    Ya, this used to be one of the bigger perks, but not anymore I guess. The addition of the Rose Garden is nice though, and shorter lines/more shade. Its much less crowded with some different options on food/drinks. The parking/entrance is a nice benefit too. It will be interesting to see if there will be anything new this year though. They seem to make improvements every year, along with a $ increase.
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    Not nearly enough

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    In my experience, it gets you the once in a lifetime opportunity to get spun out of your head on X and high five Warren G.

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    Also, I called him "Mr. G".

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    VIP for Insomniac events seems worth it. For Coachella, not so much...you get access to a better manicured grassy area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsgunner View Post
    VIP tickets are such scams,they prey on obsessed/rich people,,its not worth all that extra money..maybe if it was 100-200 more,but double the price no way
    "prey on obsessed/rich people"...come on...seriously?

    if you have to worry about the difference between 100 and 300 dollars, you obviously shouldn't be thinking about it at all.

    If you don't want to pay the money, don't. If the money isn't a deal at all, what's the difference in getting it?

    VIP = one less bottle of Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia in my next order

    VIP = a few less lap dances tonight

    VIP = a steak dinner with buddies

    And no, I'm not trolling. I'm just tired of people bitching

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    Quote Originally Posted by iblaine View Post
    VIP for Insomniac events seems worth it. For Coachella, not so much...you get access to a better manicured grassy area.
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    I want to prey on obsessed/rich people. That sounds easy.

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    VIP is cool if you enjoy drinking hard liquor; enjoy looking at ridicioulsy hot women; need to feel special or better than other people; like talking to industry people. So for me its perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by iblaine View Post
    VIP for Insomniac events seems worth it. For Coachella, not so much...you get access to a better manicured grassy area.
    I will never go to another Insomniac event without a VIP pass. Free alcohol and munchies all night doeant get better than that. Btw restrooms at raves are disgusting the VIP ones are necessary.

    I remember last year at coachella I saw a big group of people on the sides of the main stage just chillin watching the Artists perform... I always thought that was the VIP spot, isn't it?

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    nope, that's not vip.

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    The VIP area "near" the the main stage had a good view of the main stage and speakers set up inside so you can drink while watching the acts on the main stage with decent sound.

    I've been in the beer garden in between the main stage and the outdoor theater while "watching" acts on the main stage, and the sound is okay but practically no view. So if drinking while watching the main stage with decent sound is your thing VIP has an advantage.

    Also, there were a few additional food proveyors in VIP that weren't serving food elsewhere, they have a separate entrance/exit, and the area is kept very clean.

    If they fall in my hands great, but I wouldn't spend additional for it.

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    VIP gets you A2M.
    Like....so much A2M.

    Backstage pass gets you A2A.

    But Artists pass gets you ))<<>>((

    And that is why its awesome to be a rockstar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandBanana View Post
    VIP gets you A2M.
    Like....so much A2M.

    Backstage pass gets you A2A.

    But Artists pass gets you ))<<>>((

    And that is why its awesome to be a rockstar.
    Parenthetic directional keys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickjohn View Post
    I want to prey on obsessed/rich people. That sounds easy.
    Interesting point of view. I want to prey on lazy, unmotivated people who sit behind computer screens all day who then bitch about people who are actually making money while still living fulfilling lives.

    And no, "making money" and "living fulfilling lives" are not mutually exclusive qualities. Just as there are wealthy people with bankrupt souls, there are poor people with bankrupt souls.

    Are there people in the VIP areas that make me sick? Sure, though I saw plenty of idiots in the Gobi and Mojave yesterday that had the same level of entitlement as some of the VIP fucktards. "I can act like a complete fucking asshole because I have blue hair, wear skinny jeans and don't have any money!" What rebels...

    My wife and I go VIP because it's less crowded, has a full bar that never has a line, better bathroom access, the aforementioned Rose Garden, and occasional meeting-ups with some industry folks that we know. Most of the people there are good people and most of the people there could give 2 shits what pseudo-celebrities are in attendance. The only "celebrity" I've seen that made me do a double take (and then strike up a conversation) was Glen Hansard from The Frames 3-4 years ago. I couldn't pick out the assholes from The Hills from a lineup nor would I care to.

    But hey, keep projecting your hate on people who work hard, donate time and money to philanthropic causes and generally try to lead good lives. Heaven forbid they spend a little bit of extra money for convenience at a music festival they attend annually.
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    There were various types of VIP - varied by color. Depending on the stage, the VIP may or may not have been helpful.
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