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    Dear Readers,

    One would like to know what there is to do during the daytime at Coachella, both on and off-site.
    I know there will be shuttles running to shops, is there much of a town to walk around...any bars?
    I think a good festival is one that has plenty of other things going on apart from the music.
    Anything else worthwhile going to see or do?

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    Just hanging out around the campsite. I couldn't ever imagine hitting up a bar.. or shopping.. you're at coachella! I have never once thought of leaving unless it was to go to ralphs to get more booze & ice. Don't worry too much.. I don't think you will have the thought of leaving once you're there.
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    It's a big retirement community so I am sure there is plenty of golfing and shopping. I have been to a few bars in the area that are cool. But I typically save the day for laying in the grass and listening to music and meeting up with friends before everyone is too intent on running off to another tent.
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    What to do during the derp.
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    You won't have the time or energy to do much else for the 3 days of Coachella... If you want to check out the area, schedule a couple of days on either side of the festival ... But if you wake up on Day 3, with energy/time to burn, you are doing it wrong...

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    Just an FYI, the music at the fest is usually going on for most of the day (roughly noon till 1am) so there isn't as much time as you may be thinking. This isn't something that gets going at 5pm or anything, it's pretty much an all day thing. For the "down" time that you do have, there's a TON to do between all the stuff in the campgrounds and all the stuff inside the festival itself. I literally didn't even have enough time to do / see everything I wanted to last year and I camped ... so take that into consideration when you're thinking there's enough time to go shopping or walk around "town."

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    Unusual thread.....I usually wake up at around 8am and try to nap some more before 11am. Maybe a trip to grocery store or fast food restaurant for some provisions and a crap.

    If you hit a bar up at 9am for a couple of hours, you'll be soaked and dehydrated by 3pm. There isn't really much time to do anything in the mornings, except chill and relax.

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    Alright so looks like leaving the site, other than to buy beer/food is a bad idea.
    I've done my fair share of festivals so know the routine.

    What about night time then...
    Is there anywhere to go where people hang out or is it all at the campsite?
    I think Glastonbury has spoiled me, there's so much to do and see!

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    You English, you speak the same language but it's still hard to understand what you're talking about sometimes

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    seriously.....you are at the festival from noon till 2 am....you will sleep...eat breakfast...then you are back at the festival....You don't have time to do other things.....
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    Instead of trying to guess what kind of stuff you like to do, I suggest watching Huell Howser's California Gold on DVD where he does Coachella music and arts festival.

    You can youtube Huell Howser Coachella and there's some clips there too. He takes an in-depth look at a lot of the non-music elements of the festival from 2008. It will give you a better idea of the fest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josef View Post
    Alright so looks like leaving the site, other than to buy beer/food is a bad idea.
    I've done my fair share of festivals so know the routine.

    What about night time then...
    Is there anywhere to go where people hang out or is it all at the campsite?
    I think Glastonbury has spoiled me, there's so much to do and see!
    Have you been to Reading? Way less in the form of 'organised' evening activities outside of the main arena, but just as much fun during the night. It looks as though the Coachella camp sites are more organised though, what with everyone being given a certain area and a supposed curfew. I assume that isn't too strictly enforced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by euphonicfiend View Post
    Just hanging out around the campsite. I couldn't ever imagine hitting up a bar.. or shopping.. you're at coachella! I have never once thought of leaving unless it was to go to ralphs to get more booze & ice. Don't worry too much.. I don't think you will have the thought of leaving once you're there.
    What this person said, you're at Coachella! You're probably going to be watching music from noon until after midnight not to mention the post partying that goes on in the campground and roller rink. In the AM when you get up relax at your campsite, listen to tunes, cook up some good food, crack some beers, and make friends with your fellow festvial goers before you do it all over again.

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    I really don't understand why you would be interested in leaving the site. Since you are at the venue till 1am (AT LEAST that late) every night, you then have to get back to your bed and then get some sleep. You're back up at 9/10am cause of the heat. Then you have 2-3 hours for getting ready, having a couple drinks, and getting to the venue. If you have to take a shuttle to the store, get more supplies, etc., you're whole morning is gone and then music starts. You might want to walk around the venue and/or campgrounds because there are a lot of cool things to do and stuff to buy some merch, but other than that it's mostly drinking around the venue or campgrounds and music.

    Is Glastonbury not about music? We try to fill our days with music. And us Americans are lazy, so they bring alcohol to the venue for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowbee View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josef View Post
    Alright so looks like leaving the site, other than to buy beer/food is a bad idea.
    I've done my fair share of festivals so know the routine.

    What about night time then...
    Is there anywhere to go where people hang out or is it all at the campsite?
    I think Glastonbury has spoiled me, there's so much to do and see!
    Well the campsite itself has tons to do! It basically turns into a huge after party. You will have fun. Are you camping?
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    I can't comprehend why you would want to LEAVE. What do you leave Glasto for? Coachella is a 3 (4 for campers) day non-stop party. They make it so everything you need is inside the festival, once the music stops at 1am, the campground party goes all night! Way more fun than anything else going on in Indio, trust me.

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    Daytime activities: Shower, recharge phone, eat, shower, drink booze, drink water, line of coke, masturbate, shower, time for coachella.

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    Thanks Flowbee, I'll take a look.

    Clledaz, I've been to Reading 3 times and Leeds once. They have the silent disco, a few bars open and a few big nightclub tents playing music until the early hours. These are the kind of things I mean, I like to wander round, find things to do and get involved.

    I'm not the kind of person who will go down to the stage areas at 12 in the afternoon, unless there's someone really good playing.
    Maybe it's just me but I never seem to see too many bands at festivals during the day, I'm usually busy drinking somewhere.

    I'm car camping, sounds good!


    Glastonbury has lots of other things going on, I'm not going to even try and list them.... I've met people who have not seen any bands!

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    I went to Benicassim festival in Spain last year.
    We spent lots of time outside the festival, it was great! They have a waterpark, the beach and loads of bars.

    I didn't leave Glasto, it has everything you need in life and more.

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    It's how we do it @ Campy Fancy Pants

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    For me, the morning until about 2-3pm is what I call "down time". There usually isn't any music I really want to listen to then, so I enjoy finding a nice shady spot and just relaxing for a big night ahead. There's a bunch of little tents sampling different products, advertising things, etc. It's fun to check those out when you aren't in front of a stage.

    Like some others have said, once you get there, I don't think you're going to want to leave. It's a BIG venue. The year I camped I don't think I went back to the tent at all during the whole course of the day. It's a long walk! From what I've seen, people don't hang out outside of the venue/campsite. There's really nothing in the area.

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    if you want to run out and do something fun during the day when there is nothing you want to see, or on thursday if you set up early and have some time to kill, then head to the palm springs aerial tram that takes you up to the mountaintop. some amazing views and hiking up there. cab would be pretty expensive, though.

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    Keep in mind it's about 110 degrees or like 50 in celsius.. whatever.. the heat will smash your brains in and daytime recharging is a must. Oh and they have arts and crafts. I like the arts and crafts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soleilvie View Post
    From what I've seen, people don't hang out outside of the venue/campsite. There's really nothing in the area.
    If you mean for campers within walking distance then agreed. Now if you had car transportation, there's really a shit ton of bars, restaurants, pool parties, casinos, vacation stuff to do between Indio and Palm Springs if you had enough time, but you won't during Coachella weekend.

    To go along with what Juststeve posted,

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    There's tons of pool parties with DJ's at all the hotels, and mansions nearby... a dip in the pool with a cold alcohol beverage is perfect before heading into the festival if you don't care about the earlier acts.

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