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    Yes, the VIP parking is extra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitterArt View Post
    I've done VIP 2 years in a row now. The shaded areas, comfortable sitting area behind the bar, cleaner bathrooms, and better food options make it worth every penny...at least I think so.
    Impostors. A very important person would be appalled about these fringe benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eimie View Post
    I just randomly posted this in another thread:

    I had the (mis)fortune of sneaking into the Special Guests section (left front row of main stage) following the Santigold back-up dancing opportunity this past Sunday, and while it was unreal to be able to enjoy ATDI's set from the front row without being touched once (whereas I had been fearing for my safety the previous Sunday), it felt completely lame to be surrounded by people who were basically friends of insiders, spent no $ to get in, and really didn't care all that much about being there either. Upon realizing that, my guilt about having snuck in transformed into "damn right I earned my way here after actually paying for both weekends". Life isn't fair sometimes.

    And inside that area, btw, I noticed that there were 2 different colored wristbands: Purple (with the <3) (which meant basically VIP + special left front section), and Yellow (all that + backstage).
    the wristband with the heart also allowed backstage access, artist compound access, etc. way more access than "vip'. also, a majority of those passes are paid for by the people wearing them or someone they know who paid for them, there are hardly any comps anymore.

    you didn't earn your way there any more than most of us in there. cool how you are able to judge so many just by looking at them, dumbass. i have been making my way out there for 9 years in a row, spend a lot of time, money, and effort to do so, and even risk what is left of my health to be there. tell me i don't care as much as anyone else on those polo fields.
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    I know someone who was given a <3 wristband and didn't go backstage or anything at all like that because she was chicken.
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    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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    biggest benefit? golf cart rides to all the stages.

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    Tell your buddy I want one of those next year. lol
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    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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    damn, those "guest" sections seemed pretty huge, i just assumed they were VIP, which i thought was kinda cool, but still don't know if it would persuade me to upgrade next year. were there ever very many "guests" occupying those spaces or were they mostly swaths of unoccupied prime real estate?
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    definitely filled up at night, there was plenty of room during the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustSteve View Post
    the wristband with the heart also allowed backstage access, artist compound access, etc. way more access than "vip'. also, a majority of those passes are paid for by the people wearing them or someone they know who paid for them, there are hardly any comps anymore.

    you didn't earn your way there any more than most of us in there. cool how you are able to judge so many just by looking at them, dumbass. i have been making my way out there for 9 years in a row, spend a lot of time, money, and effort to do so, and even risk what is left of my health to be there. tell me i don't care as much as anyone else on those polo fields.
    so do you pretty much have to have an insider hook to get one of the heart or plus access wristbands? I would be interested to see how much one would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    I know someone who was given a <3 wristband and didn't go backstage or anything at all like that because she was chicken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phosh View Post
    so do you pretty much have to have an insider hook to get one of the heart or plus access wristbands? I would be interested to see how much one would be.
    Don't you get them with the Safari tent package?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofhal View Post
    Don't you get them with the Safari tent package?
    Yes you do. It's an Artist level pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    Yes you do. It's an Artist level pass.
    They advertise Safari (S) as Artist level (A), but it's really not. It is actually equivalent to Artist Guest (Heart) pass. The only real difference is the Artists can actually get between the front rail and the photographers pit area. Other than that you have access to pretty much everything. In fact we actually got to walk the festival grounds on Thursday night while they were still setting up.

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    Question: there seem to be some restaurants only located in VIP areas, does that mean only VIP people can order from them? Is this a dumb question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    i don't think i had to wait even once the entire weekend to use the bathrooms.
    Seriously. This x100. I'm always hearing about these awful lines to use bathrooms. Is it just the women's ones? I have never, ever had to wait more than approximately 40 seconds to use a bathroom at Coachella in the <10 years that I've been going. Usually it's instantaneous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by microcuts View Post
    Seriously. This x100. I'm always hearing about these awful lines to use bathrooms. Is it just the women's ones? I have never, ever had to wait more than approximately 40 seconds to use a bathroom at Coachella in the <10 years that I've been going. Usually it's instantaneous.
    The only place I've seen bathroom lines were near the Sahara tent and Mojave. Those are definitely the most nasty bathrooms imo. VIP restrooms are ALWAYS clean. GA restrooms are hit or miss depending on the location and time of day.

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    I won VIP passes for this upcoming Coachella 2014, weekend 2. Will I be able to get into the cut-off area that's closer to the stage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciindyshines View Post
    I won VIP passes for this upcoming Coachella 2014, weekend 2. Will I be able to get into the cut-off area that's closer to the stage?
    No.

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