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    As most of us know, its a huge bitch to try and find people in the middle of crowds, or anywhere really. That said, I wanted to bring something that I could hold up in the air, like a stick with a crazy light on it, that could notify my friends where I am.

    I was wondering what the limitations were to this... If anyone can help me out, that'd be great.

    Additionally, if anyone has some good ideas as to what they would like to bring/make, post some pics! I think there are some pretty creative people on this board and it'd be cool to see what you come up with.

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    A totem is an important part of any group, but it should also be respectful to everyone around, hence coachella not allowing flags/banners. You don't want to be that asshole.

    My group is large enough to have many totems, so this year we are doing 18in long, clear foam with micro LEDs inside, then taping black letters down it. They are easy to hold, carry inside, and wont piss anyone off around us, perfect.

    Oh and its patented by me so don't do it....... well not really but it would just be confusing lol
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    Dead baby doll on a stick was my fave. I also liked the garden flamingo I saw one year.
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    Our group had a light saber so don't take that or at least get a red one, just not blue, it worked wonderfully and we always found each other at sets. Word of warning, on one particular night some dick of a security guard didn't let us take in a toy light saber, I imagine things like a Pink Flamingo
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    how funny would it be to see a fleshlight and a dildo both on sticks meet up at a show and start going at it above the crowd.

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    Helium balloons, don't know how long they'd last though if you brought them in on Thursday. Else just do the meet at the left hand side of the stage by the set times trick.

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    Daft Punk/Pulp Fiction Flag - Party Stave w/ Pinwheels and LEDs - Gary Busey - Dead Baby on a Stick - Dolphin Balloon - Some sort of Bunny

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    Fuck that...we use a light saber and it's the real deal. Not some janky shit.
    That light saber is comming by way of san francisco. The homie Alex always has it.

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    I wanted to cut the hands and the headresses off of all those people who were walking through the crowds with their fingers up in the air in 2010. Although I understand the reasoning, it became so fucking annoying.

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    i like the hands up in the air shaped like ducks.
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    You know smart phones can pin point where you are and send the signal to your friends. Technology, crazy ain't it?
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    lol phones at coachella
    go fuck yourself

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    Oh I guess that's just to easy. Instead of sending a text I guess you can use a mirror and reflect light across the polo fields as well. Stone Age Chella
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    Have you never been to Coachella with people?

    "I'm at the front of Sahara" - Girl who is 5'4

    "Ok, I'll find you"

    30 minutes later

    5x text "Where are you" - both parties

    OR

    "Hey, while you check out X band, I'll be in the Sahara at the front, with the Gary Busey totem"

    "Ok"

    Instant find.
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    No I have never been to Coachella with people. In all nine years of attending I have yet to figure out how to effectively find my friends. Thanks for the tip.

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    Mugwog - 1

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    "Hey, I am at the main stage seeing xxxx act, come meet up"

    "Uhm, that set ended 45 minutes ago"

    Cell phones at Coachella... always reliable.
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    What kind of fucking phones do you guys have?
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    Phone from the future.

    Anyway, you may not understand the use of totems; but its much more practical than a text message or trying to call someone. Sure the cell service has improved over the years, but it is still shite in comparison to seeing an obvious landmark

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    tin-can-telephone.jpg

    The kind you could strangle someone with

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    ^ for true. Previous years have been horrific for cell usage. Last couple not so much at least for me. I usually go by entrance to tent and tell friend to wave hands in the air like they are drowning. For example:

    Text: "where the fuck are you?!
    Response: "second entrance opening from stage left side of tent."
    Me: "ok. wave hands in air like a dumbass. Be there in a few."
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    See, you do use landmarks, just a human waving their hands all crazy, its like having that one really tall friend in the funny hat, he is your party's totem

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    I'm 6'5 I just hold my hand up, that works pretty well.

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    For camp, a 20' flag pole flag and tons of LEDs set on a timer to turn on at 11

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    'Ol Dead Baby!


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    If everybody uses the dead baby on a stick thing doesn't it become less and less effective.....? We use meeting points that are always predetermined like in 2010 we would always meet at the oragami bird before a main stage set or we would meet at the back of the sahara where the tent reaches the apex....also at night a glow stick on a little rope swing it around above your head, I know seems like lots of people would do this but it worked wonders...just gotta watch for people walking into you haha
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    THERE IS AND SHALL BE ONLY ONE DEAD BABY YOU FOOL!

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    heres a tip,
    dont use other people's totems to mark your group.
    Last year I left my group to check up on some other people, noticed the group next to ours had a balloon so told myself "OK, come back to the balloon."
    Left to check on the other people, came back 5 minutes later, no fucking balloon.
    Spent the next 20 mins looking for my group

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    What do you guys use for poles that aren't really annoying to haul around all day?

    When I was at ACL I saw all of the totems and really thought that it would have made things way easier if we had those, but they all looked really bulky

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