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    Cool This Is What To Pack









    1. Refresheners: Towelettes or cleansing cloths, Action Wipes (an instant shower in a pouch), NON-MELTING deodorant such as gel sports varieties

    2. Cooling Aids: Instant cold packs, portable fan & mini air conditioner such as The Original Handy Cooler, Cool Off Towelettes, Chill-Its Cooling Towel, folding hand fan

    3. Ear Protection: Disposable foam plugs (bring extras to share with the unenlightened) or Etymotic Research ER20 Hearing Protection Earplugs

    4. Sun Protection: Sweatproof sports sunscreen lotions and sprays, aloe vera gel for sunburns, chapstick with SPF, sun hat, UV protective sunglasses, Supergoop SPF 30 Sunscreen Swipes for Sensitive Skin

    5. Emergency Cures: Neosporin, bandaids, allergy medicine or antihistamine, Neti Pot for naturally clearing out stuffed noses, Emergen-C, pain killers for headaches and hangovers

    6. Porta-potty supplies: Toilet paper, Urinelle or P-Mate for the ladies to pee standing up, hand sanitizer, baby wipes

    7. Clothing for Day and Night: Cool, comfortable, breathable clothing (lighter colors and natural fibers are better), comfortable shoes that you can walk around in for hours without pain, closed-toe shoes for walking around at night and being in crowds, a sweater or cover-up for when it gets chilly at night, underwear, socks, pajamas, bathing suit

    8. Chafing Prevention: This is for both ladies and men -- Body Glide, Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel, Gold Bond, Under Armour shorts

    9. The Obvious Stuff: Wristbands, print-out of original ticket order just in case, camping decal if you're camping, print-out of set times, camera, phone, chargers, photo ID, atm card, credit card, cash money, watch in case your phone dies, locker order confirmation print-out if you purchased a locker from Lou, sharpie for circling set times and getting autographs and writing down phone numbers because you're a player

    (10, 11 & 12 are mostly camper-centric tips and may not apply if you are staying at a hotel or condo)

    10. Party Goodies: Zinka sunscreen face paint, Visine, glow, condoms, bubbles, Sharkies, washable car paint, whatever makes you happy

    11. Camping Gear: Tent, extra tent stakes, solar charger, sleeping bag, pillow, inflatable mattress or folding cot, camping chair, EZ-up canopy for keeping you cool in the mornings, tent fan, flashlight, headlamp for walking around camp at night, string lights for decorating your tent, Dr. Bronner's 18-In-1 Soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, prescription medications, hairbrush, hair ties if you have long hair, DON'T FORGET YOUR TOWEL, flip flops for protecting your feet in the showers

    12. Nourishment: Beer in cans (one case per person), more bottled water than you ever thought possible (freeze it in advance and you have cooler ice and water in one), camping stove, propane, Coleman Xtreme Cooler, ice, caffeine, food







    Credit where credit is due: this is an updated, girly version of this.
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    You forgot the most important thing:

    Don't forget to bring a towel!
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    This is NOT FOR CAMPING

    Maybe I will add on the camping stuff if it would be helpful. But I don't even know what campers bring. I don't camp.

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    Some of the boys are going to look adorable in that yellow sundress.

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    This Is What To Pack (If you're a girl)

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    I added camping stuff. AND A TOWEL. Just for you insbordnat.

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    YAY!

    Towelie thanks you too.
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    Why is a sharpie one of the obvious things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamwelting View Post
    Why is a sharpie one of the obvious things?
    Because sharpies are awesome. Also because: (A) autographs, (B) phone numbers, (C) circling set times, and (D) jotting down notes about meet-up times with friends or car parking location or whatever.

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    Morning after pill.
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    Chaffing prevention is so important.
    RAPE STOVE

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    Quote Originally Posted by kreutz2112 View Post
    Chaffing prevention is so important.
    It definitely should've been higher on the list.

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    What kind of camera Courtney? I'm looking for a new one since my loyal festival Sony took a shit and died at OSL last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn163 View Post
    What kind of camera Courtney? I'm looking for a new one since my loyal festival Sony took a shit and died at OSL last year.
    Lynn, that's a big question, and depends on how much money you want to spend and what your needs are.

    There are actually also several threads devoted to just this topic of which camera:
    -Any suggestions for a good camera to buy for Coachella?
    -So im going to go buy a digital camera today.
    -Help me get a camera!
    -Best compact camera for concerts?

    I don't even own a fixed-lens camera anymore, but I'm going to borrow a Fuji X100 to bring to the festival, I think.

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    A couple of good tips that are on various threads but I'll mention again for the benefit of all...

    For the guys, I have a morning ritual of Aquaphor on the inside of the thighs if you're prone to chafing. I also wear boxer briefs to help eliminate any trouble down there. A few years prior to this practice I'd be in so much fucking pain by Sunday I was walking bowlegged. Courtney covered this off but thought I'd add my personal alternative.

    Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunblock for your face is awesome. Buy it at Costco. Spray sunblock also is good but after my girlfriend got it in her eyes last year on Friday (and ruined her whole day), I'm hesitant to use it on my upper half of my body.

    Wipes are your friend. If you're camping you can take a "wipe shower" in the PM before going to bed or in the AM if you're in a pinch and the shower line is too long. Get a couple of boxes of those badboys (never seen the action wipes, but those look awesome too!). The Cottonelle single wipes are great for the portapotties (or super secret trailer) if you have to do the unpleasant task of dropping a deuce. Funny story, last year some guy was in the trailer next to me and said "I'd kill for a wipe right about now" and I shared a couple. You'd think I gave him a million dollars.

    If you're camping and you don't have a canopy, don't prepare to sleep too long unless you have cloud cover (not gonna happen). It gets hot and my canopy was fuggin' the best. A tent fan is also a nice thing to have.

    Coconut water - if you subscribe to the whole coconut water thing, it has a lot of potassium/electrolytes without all of the fucking sugar and salt of Gatorade. A little pricey but worth it IMHO. Or, if you're a dumbass like me, you'll cut it into your cocktails to make yourself believe it's gonna help keep you hydrated (which it's not).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn163 View Post
    What kind of camera Courtney? I'm looking for a new one since my loyal festival Sony took a shit and died at OSL last year.
    Not sure if it's mentioned in another thread, but the Panasonic Lumix came highly rated because of their ability to shoot HD video. Or whatever kind Suprefan uses, because holy shit that kid takes some nice pictures with a P&S.
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    Is Aquaphor the same thing as Vaseline?

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    And yes, I can say that any sunblock at all in your eyes can ruin your day. I actually have started to not apply sunscreen on my forehead at all for fear of having it drip down into my eyes due to sweating. This is probably very bad and I'm probably going to get skin cancer again.

    If anyone can share with me their secret on how not to have sunscreen sweat blind your eyes, I would very much like to hear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courtney View Post
    Is Aquaphor the same thing as Vaseline?
    Technically, I believe it is. But it sounds like it has so much more panache.
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    pack yer diapers you're gonna shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by kreutz2112 View Post
    Chaffing prevention is so important.
    Gold Bond. OP is fail without it.
    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    The thread in which we name things at CVS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Gold Bond. OP is fail without it.
    No. She has it covered with the spandex shorts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by insbordnat View Post
    You forgot the most important thing:

    Don't forget to bring a towel!
    Quote Originally Posted by Courtney View Post
    This is NOT FOR CAMPING

    Maybe I will add on the camping stuff if it would be helpful. But I don't even know what campers bring. I don't camp.
    Quote Originally Posted by Courtney View Post
    I added camping stuff. AND A TOWEL. Just for you insbordnat.
    while for camping it is absolutely essential, there's zero reason not to bring one regardless of your sleeping situation. i've brought the same towel (yes i wash it dummies) every year to coachella and it's been a pillow, a head wrap, a scarf/neck cooler, a bag, a picnic blanket, a sunscreen, and probably about a dozen other things.

    seriously, bring a towel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kreutz2112 View Post
    No. She has it covered with the spandex shorts.
    And BodyGlide. She's got it covered

    /input from chub rub club
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    Thanks for the tips and links!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courtney View Post
    And yes, I can say that any sunblock at all in your eyes can ruin your day. I actually have started to not apply sunscreen on my forehead at all for fear of having it drip down into my eyes due to sweating. This is probably very bad and I'm probably going to get skin cancer again.

    If anyone can share with me their secret on how not to have sunscreen sweat blind your eyes, I would very much like to hear it.
    I have no secrets, I just accept it as part of my Coachella day. The stinging lasts for 30 seconds, then I move on. Cancer free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kreutz2112 View Post
    No. She has it covered with the spandex shorts.
    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    And BodyGlide. She's got it covered

    /input from chub rub club
    Bodyglide is nice but not perfect. Spandex shorts help but are not a cureall. Only through the miracle of Gold Bond can you be assured of a relatively pain free weekend in your crotchal area.
    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    I've never had the sunscreen in your eyes problem at Coachella. I use the Neutrogena SPF 100 (My Dermatologist recommended it) for the face. No dripping or oily/sticky feeling ever. I always have a bandana handy as well.

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    that shit's like a million dollars though isn't it
    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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