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    I emailed Coachella yesterday and they just got back to me. Since they said no metal poles i'm also going to bring plastic instead of metal stakes.




    info@coachella.com
    9:26 AM (0 minutes ago)

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    Metal poles will be confiscated. Plastic are fine

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Security taking away PVC piping, other materials to make shade
    structure
    From:
    Date: Thu, April 12, 2012 1:57 pm
    To: info@coachella.com

    Hello,

    I'm very fair and sensitive to sun, and in the past have always brought a home-made shade structure with wood poles, a reflective tarp and zip ties. This, in addition to tent stakes, are being confiscated as we speak according to the message boards. If I had been notified ahead of time, this may have not been an issue, because we could have planned an alternative, but to be the first day of camping AND JUST FINDING OUT NOW?!

    This is ridiculous! It is a safety hazard in a greater way than someone poking someone with a pole or plastic stake to not have a source of shade, as well as to have tents flying everywhere with the extreme winds!

    Thanks

    Jacqueline

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    Quote Originally Posted by billtino View Post
    This thread makes me smile for choosing Week 2.

    *CONSPIRACY THEORY*
    The guys confiscating the stakes are in cahoots with the General Store staff that are re-selling stakes....wtf are they thinking of doing with 50,000+ confiscated tent/canopy stakes?
    And the stakes they are selling inside are "used"... hrmmmmm.

  3. #183

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    Here are the replies I got from them:
    info@coachella.com
    11:05 AM (8 minutes ago)

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    Rubber mallets are not allowed. NO metal tent stakes, short or long. sorry


    info@coachella.com 10:28 AM (45 minutes ago)
    Metal poles will be confiscated. Plastic are fine > -------- Original Message..

  4. #184

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    Quote Originally Posted by c00perfish View Post
    Rubber mallets are not allowed. NO metal tent stakes, short or long. sorry
    That might be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Way to go Coachella!

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    The poles on my canopy are metal..this is weak!

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    My canopy poles are metal as well! If we happen to make it through with them will security confiscate once it's set up?! I don't want them to come take our shelter away, as my friends and I are all sleeping under a canopy with sheets tied around as walls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilgore_trout View Post
    My canopy poles are metal as well! If we happen to make it through with them will security confiscate once it's set up?! I don't want them to come take our shelter away, as my friends and I are all sleeping under a canopy with sheets tied around as walls.
    Just emailed GV about this issue. hopefully I get a response soon.

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    ok they keep switching up their terms (metal poles/stakes). I can only hope they keep referring to metal stakes because how can they even suggest you can't have metal poles. Tents come with metal poles. I can't imagine they'd be that stupid, but they're proving otherwise so far.

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    Also got this from them: info@coachella.com
    12:15 PM (18 minutes ago)

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    No PVC is not allowed

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    This is so annoying. My canopy and tent comes with metal stakes. My canopy also has TINY little holes for the stakes and plastic ones are bulky and will not fit. LE BOO! I emailed coachella and this is what I got :

    info@coachella.com

    12:38 PM (12 minutes ago)

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    Metal tent stakes will be confiscated. Plastic ones are fine

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Camping
    From: Euphonicfiend

    Date: Fri, April 13, 2012 11:23 am
    To: info@coachella.com

    Hi ,

    I am hearing a lot about tent stakes being confiscated plastic and
    metal. Is this true? I want to be prepared before I bring something
    that will be taken away - especially when it was allowed previous
    years.

    Thank you
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    Me:
    I will be attending weekend 2 and I am very concerned about the “metal pole” situation. The poles on my canopy are like a hollow metal/aluminum type. Will those be allowed? If not, how am I suppose have shade for the weekend? I do understand that I need to bring plastic stakes.

    Thank you,

    Coachella: metal poles will be confiscated

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    Wow. I'm not even camping in this is some bullshit. Sounds like it's not being fully enforced, but still retarded.

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    theres no need for rubber mallets if you have a brick.

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    I cant imagine they confiscate tent poles, so I would assume canopy (non self-made) ones are ok

    I hope so, as I'm borrowing works $300 one and don't want it taken away

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    Quote Originally Posted by joobear View Post
    theres no need for rubber mallets if you have a brick.
    Haha, someone e-mail GV and ask if you can bring bricks.

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    I wonder if Goatchella, Nachocat, And Jankypirate were able to get any of their stuff in. Goat & Janky had major set ups. If not that is really terrible.
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    Great. So a store bought, metal hammock frame will be taken away? They're kind large sicne they're the sole support of the hammock. This is BS. Guess I need to email coachella to confirm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcbell05 View Post
    Great. So a store bought, metal hammock frame will be taken away? They're kind large sicne they're the sole support of the hammock. This is BS. Guess I need to email coachella to confirm.
    Let us know what you find out!

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    Wow I got my metl stakes taken last year and I just thought it was cause I had a dick of a lady. Now everybody is getting the same treatment. Not swag.
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    Came in yesterday afternoon. Tent with metal poles, metal stakes and a regular hammer and had no problem. Brand new EZ up with metal stakes as well and they didnt say a word... I don't what the deal is.. Someone is making there own rules???

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    Seems like if your mallet and stakes are separate from your canopy/tent they will confiscate.
    Anyone with the stakes inside your tent/canopy bag get them confiscated? Seems like they were not regularly checking inside tent/canopy bags...can someone verify that they went inside your tent bag to take stakes?

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    If you look at the coachella spoilers thread (yes, I had to peek) there is a photo of someone setting up a pvc structure....hmmm hopefully gv gets their act together and on the same page before weekend 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by euphonicfiend View Post
    I wonder if Goatchella, Nachocat, And Jankypirate were able to get any of their stuff in. Goat & Janky had major set ups. If not that is really terrible.
    I was wondering the same thing. Goatchella is going to be camping with a lot of my friends so I'm sure I'll talk to them next week and find out.

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    Tons of good info in here for Weekend 2 campers!

    I'm staying in a hotel nearby, but I'm going to pass this info along to my friends that are camping.

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    Emailed Coachella about the hammock stand. Similar to the one here: http://www.amazon.com/Pawleys-Island...4371296&sr=1-4
    I will let you know what I hear back.

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    I followed thisthread since yesterday. It is incredibly helpful. I rolled in by myself around 3pm. I was surrounded by three cars getting busted on all four sides of me. One car had meth with intent to distribute. I was so lucky i got a guy who just peeked in my cooler and let me go. I hid my stakes and my pot. I dont think i was the people they were profiling. Def targeting younger people in large groups in one car.

    Not to scare anyone... Be careful. In the 20+ festites i've been to, i have not seen a search
    Like this. Total random luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by euphonicfiend View Post
    This is so annoying. My canopy and tent comes with metal stakes. My canopy also has TINY little holes for the stakes and plastic ones are bulky and will not fit. LE BOO! I emailed coachella and this is what I got :

    info@coachella.com

    12:38 PM (12 minutes ago)

    to me
    Metal tent stakes will be confiscated. Plastic ones are fine

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Camping
    From: Euphonicfiend

    Date: Fri, April 13, 2012 11:23 am
    To: info@coachella.com

    Hi ,

    I am hearing a lot about tent stakes being confiscated plastic and
    metal. Is this true? I want to be prepared before I bring something
    that will be taken away - especially when it was allowed previous
    years.

    Thank you
    i dont understand why they couldn't have added this into the camping rules

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    What exactly is being taken?

    These:


    ...the only kind that will make sure our canopy doesn't fly through any windshields...

    or these:


    ...which are what I currently have packed with my tent, and have used in previous years...

    ...I would assume that any "iffyness" regarding the metal-stake policy might stem from the fact that some idiot might be able to nail the latter through his/her foot by mistake or use it as a possible weapon against the demons chasing after them on a bad trip or whatever...

    But if they have an actual rule about it, then it SHOULD be in the camping FAQ.
    Just trying to get a word in.

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    Toochey.

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