I think Lot 5 just had some broken shower heads or something because some in our group had great pressure and some had almost no water coming out.
A positive experience story:
Maybe because we're old and partying late at night wasn't our thing, but my wife and I managed to take showers every night in lot 8 behind the activity tent with hot water, no wait and no time limit. After the last set we wanted to see for that night (Fri: Refused, Sat: A$AP Rocky, Sun: Dre & Snoop) we headed straight for the tent, grabbed our shower gear and walked straight into the shower trailers. If you're willing to give up some party time you can definitely make the shower situation a positive one. After your shower you can go back to drinking, smoking, dancing, and humping the night away.
I showered every day around 1230 pm in lot 10 and didn't wait once except for when they had water pressure difficulties on Sunday, but that was still only like 15 minutes.
Let's face it. All of tent campers got fucked, yet again. If you weren't there, you're not going to understand what the bitching is about concerning showers and sore feet and getting put in the dirt. You're going to be thinking, "But there was a shower just over there! We didn't have to make multiple trips with our gear! We had lush grass to camp on!" Which is pretty much awesome! It was an overall great weekend.... but some of us got severely fucked over during the course of this weekend. I never saw the showers once, and I walked around car camping for about three or four hours on Thursday night just checking shit out. Sorry to say, not all campsites are equal. This is fact I'll learn to avoid paying for in future years. Much love!
Yeah i heard other tent campers complaining too when I was in a security line near them. I'd definitely recommend avoiding tent camping if at all possible - although I do think they got seriously less fucked than last year, that was so far away from the venue.
One of my campmates had a midnight shower - in the dark. Apparently there are no lights?
weekend 1's weather was so fucking amazing that i didn't have to shower all weekend. baby wipes and a cold water bottle-shampoo ftw!
my friends were telling me how the lines were fucking ridiculous though. i remember the lines being okay if you got up early enough last year. what'd they do different this year?
I didn't bother with showering either. Baby wipes and water bottle, but my hair felt crappy at the end. Hopefully next year's shower situation will be better.
I used my solar shower in a swim suit once and baby wiped the rest of the time.
I hate to say it but this year Weeked 1 was almost like the clusterfuck of 2010. Long lines everywhere from the showers and entrance and cell reception was shit again. Last year I thought all that was fixed, how did they manage to regress???
I highly recommend a DIY shower solution. My group uses a new, clean round up mister and take turns spraying each other down each morning. Never a line.
Disclosure - 1/31 - Stubb's
Neutral Milk Hotel - 2/17 - Moody Theater
Four Tet - 3/1 - The Mohawk
SXSW - 3/7 - 3/16
Austin Psych Fest - 5/2 - 5/4 - Carson Creek Ranch
The showers in Lot8 were a huge improvement from 2010. Took 3 showers weekend1 and only waited once -and that was for less than 10min.
My shower experience was overall positive. I showered everyday around 9, waited no more than 20 minutes and had hot water everytime, once it even go too hot and had to lower it. I loved lot 8.
Also, always avoid tent camping if at all possible. After tent camping last year in the horse stables and what felt like miles of walking, I'll never do it again.
I had a nice quick shower at around 8p on Saturday night. No lines. Sunday around 1:45p I took a VIP shower. No wait but again the stalls are dirty and littered with the previous occupant's toiletries. Not having to stand in the baking sun is worth 10 dollars though.
Coachellas '08, '09, '10, '11, '12 (W1&2), '13 (W1&2)
shower wise i tooke at least 8 showers throughout the weekend . waited an hour during 5 ishh but well worth it to be refreshed ready to go back in . every other time i waled right in and took the time of my life to enjoy the cold water
I don't know what you guys are on, but I got to take a shower twice a day the whole weekend and didn't wait in line for more than 30 minutes (except friday morning when I wole up at 6am and waited in line for 1hr 1/2 because I didn't know about Lot10A showers)
I took 3 showers all weekend and the ladies with me took 4. Didn't have a wait at any time we went. Went around 10:30am on Friday and after the shows ended at night (like, LITERALLY right after). Had our shower sh*t together and we were super close to Lot 10 showers, so we got there pretty quick.
Only problem was my sister's shower didn't have hot water one of the nights. Mine worked well, so I think she just got a broken one.
They DID seem a little more gross this year. Clogged drain one night and vomit in two of the stalls the last night (according to my sister who kept getting the lucky ones).