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    So I have been going for a few years now, and each year there is a moment that everything sinks in and I fully realize what going to Coachella is going to be about. When I first went in 2010, it happened a day or 2 after I bought my ticket. In 2011, it was about a month or so before the festival. This year I just had my moment. I was watching a video of Bon Iver on Colbert (I have never seen him live btw), and all I could think was "Wow I get to see this in about 2 weeks". All of the sudden I felt almost high thinking about all the great music I am going to get to see in 2 short weeks.

    Anyone else have these types of moments and already had Coachella fully sink in for them?

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    It's not one moment for me, but several smaller landmarks, that are less elation-filled than yours, and more stress-filled. I am 13 days from leaving for the airport, and I have a month's worth of shit to do in that time. It won't fully hit me until we are parked in Car Camping, because right up until that moment it will be running from one thing to the next, hoping the conflicts aren't too devastating, hoping I didn't forget anything, hoping our group's cars don't get horribly separated in the Kafkaesque bottleneck after passing through the Toll Booths.

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    I always have two major moments: when the lineup is announced and when the wristbands arrive.

    Then, as soon as there is a lineup I start listening to bands I do not know (Slacker, Spotify, Turntable.fm) to make sure I know who I really want to see, so in that process there are some other cool moments where I realize I am really going to enjoy (insert unknown group name here)!!!

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    Did it hurt? Are you going to file charges?
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    It's called....


    Shit just got real!

    Order Tickets, line up, supplies, receive tickets, supplies, time slots, supplies and then rage

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    set times

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    That's what time slots are slut.



    Supplies

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    I bought then partially packed some stuff last night, including small packs of wet wipes, sun screen, and lip chap. I will start packing up all my stuff excluding clothes in the next couple days. It's happening.
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    THEY ARE CALLED SET TIMES. GET IT RIGHT GOAT

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    That moment doesn't hit me until the last of my friend flies in. And it doesn't seem real until we drive off from Vegas into the desert in the black of night (though this year it's going to be a day time trip). Then the mandatory stop at Alien Jerky... but that moment when the Windmills come into view.... yeah.

    Also I just realized I never had a problem waiting in long lines because it was night... this time will be day... gotta plan accordingly!
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    Im just trying to stay busy at this point. My work productivity hits rock bottom at about about 10 days to go.

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    It has been hitting me all week, I have been doing nothing at work but reading these boards and online shopping for necessities.
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    Two weeks till we leave, I'll be a grinning pile of uselessness till then
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    Sunday: At The Drive-In Dr. Dre & Snoop The Weeknd Justice Modeselektor Santigold Nero Thundercat Metronomy Wild Beasts Real Estate

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    When I am drunk at 11am waiting in the forever line to get in.
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    I was at the grocery store yesterday and a Squeeze song was playing and I began humming along absentmindedly. Then it dawned on me: Holy Shit! I will be seeing them live in three weeks! And then, Holy Shit!!! All the other bands!!! It's almost here! OMG YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! And then a feeling of despair that I will ever get all the stuff done that I have to do before then washed over me. But I am powering through. It's my first Coachella, and I'm going as part of a two-week road trip, so I also feel some anxiety about how it's all going to come together.

    Mostly, I am just incredibly excited and can not shut up about it.
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    It also hits me when people look at me with that 'will you please shut the f*ck up about Coachella' look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaytonaDave View Post
    It also hits me when people look at me with that 'will you please shut the f*ck up about Coachella' look.
    Yeah! I've gotten that look plenty of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geonotgio View Post
    Yeah! I've gotten that look plenty of times.
    I get that look 362 days out of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezy f baby View Post
    I get that look 362 days out of the year.
    haha! YA FEEL ME?

    I know coachella is creeping around when i'm failing all my classes.

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    People that don't know don't go. I talk about Coachella with my parents and they give me the "who fuckin cares" look.

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    Got it when I saw Bonaparte in Hollywood last week. I realized after that debauchery that I was only a couple weeks away from dancing my ass off for three days straight
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    Some people that go do not get it either, which is why I told them all to stay home and I will go myself. You never stay alone for long at Coachella anyhow - I have met some very cool people from all over the planet.

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    I feel like I need more time. Trying to create a festival within a festival

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    For me its the time when the lineup is announced, when I change my music listening patterns to exclusively Coachella artists, and then when time slots are released. Going to first weekend. And we're probably 10 days out from the set times release (Monday week of usually, right?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KickerConspiracy View Post
    And we're probably 10 days out from the set times release (Monday week of usually, right?)
    sounds about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsgonrain View Post
    Two weeks till we leave, I'll be a grinning pile of uselessness till then
    exactly! coachella = same excited feeling i got from christmas as a kid. it hit me last friday when it was one of the first super warm & sunny days of spring & i was laying up on my roof listening to my coachella playlist. i just thought 'omfg i will be hearing this live with this same feeling of sun on my skin in 2 weeks!' OHSO excited :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatchella View Post
    I feel like I need more time. Trying to create a festival within a festival
    Haha seriously man. Your guys' camp looks like it's gonna be where it's at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatchella View Post
    I feel like I need more time. Trying to create a festival within a festival
    I hope my camp ends up being near yours. Or I get to come by and visit!
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    this year has taken a lot longer for me because of the weak lineup. it was about midday last saturday when i was doing a trial run of setting our camp up in the driveway and listening to the livestream of the ultra festival. since then i have been basically a useless human being unless it somehow relates to coachella.

    also goat: how early are you trying to get there this year? just wondering in what lot i'll need to be looking for that crazy mural.
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    It hit me last night when I came down stairs to my husband blasting the Buzzcocks. I thought oh shit, we'll be on the polo fields in a couple of weeks!

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