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    Default 30 COACHELLA TIPS FOR THE NEWBIE! (UPDATED)

    C DUB YA'S TIPS

    1. Sun block

    2. water and then more water

    3. comfy shoes

    4. Choose the right clothing light clothing during the day - long sleeves at night (its a desert)

    5. Arrive in a good mood this is going to be a good weekend for you.

    6. book hotel or camping spot early

    7. Shower (please for the love of god) your neighbors in the crowd will thank you.

    8. Eat and take a break, sit down

    9. if you don't mind to do so, save the large amounts of alcohol till afterwards, because the sun will kill/drain you.

    10. Buy the t shirts/merch you want early (they sell out at night and the lines are very long) Maybe you should get a locker rental?

    11. expect to wait in the morning at the entrance gate in long slow moving lines. Either arrive way early or relax and take your time.

    12. Don't be a scarface and try to smuggle crazy ass drugs in there, why lax, they do escort people out from time to time, that would be a bummer of a weekend for you.

    13. Don't "push your way" up front. This is kinda important. If there is an artist you want to see, get to that stage while the artist before is still on and just wait it out, you just may end up see something else you like too. In other words, don't be the asshole.

    14. Have a physical meeting spot with your party, because your cell phone reception is spotty at best.

    15. Move around to the different stage see as much as possible

    16. Know that you WILL miss some acts you wanna see.

    17. Expect LOTS of traffic to and from festival grounds, patience.

    18. Buy your 3 day pass as early as you can. Coachella has sold out in the past, but not every year. PF usually gives a warning of sorts somewhere in the message board, if things are getting close.

    19. Don't lose your digital camera, you can take a photo of your contact information and have it on the camera... it could be you holding up a sign with your phone number, email, whatever. (thanks PF). Or get creative like this guy

    20. Condoms

    21. Stay clear of the beer gardens, they are well away from the stages and over-priced, and boring, you will be missing out on a ton of musical fun.

    22. Sleep (with in and outs for 2010, you could even take a nap if you need to, cool)

    23. Print out a set times schedule - keep it in your pocket (they will have schedules there, but don't spend forever looking for one)

    24. Plan any of your tent signings early, and prepare to wait for your favorite, but don't go nuts at the signing tent, you'll miss lots of music. Artists and the signing tent run way late and there are always cancelations throughout the day.

    25. Bring cash

    Bonus tips.

    26. Don't wear a backpack. Esp in the crowds near any stage. Unless you are working, you should leave it at the hotel, tent, or even a locker. The person behind you will be glad you don't bump them every time you decide to dance a little. Plus, it's one more security check you'll have to do.

    27. Hats, might be a good idea for sun protection, but don't wear something obnoxiously big.

    28. NEVER text "Where are you?" or any text that requires a response because by the time you get one, your friend won't be where they said they'd be. Also, Text affirmative statements such as "Meet at Sahara Tent at 6:30pm" or "Meet in beer garden by main stage at 8pm". Finally, Time stamp your texts because ambiguous times like "Meet me in 20 minutes" doesn't mean a damn thing. (thanks Weezy F)

    29. Give yourself enough time to go from one side of the Polo Grounds to the other. It's a bigger area than you think. (esp. going from the VIP or Main Stage area to the Sahara tent)

    30. Sunglasses are also always a good idea.
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    Default Re: 25 COACHELLA TIPS FOR THE NEWBIE!

    dont go. its expensive and hot.

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    Why are you on this board?

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    Default Re: 25 COACHELLA TIPS FOR THE NEWBIE!

    Quote Originally Posted by chunk View Post
    dont go. its expensive and hot.
    you are silly, go molest a donkey
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    Quote Originally Posted by chunk View Post
    dont go. its expensive and hot.
    Quote Originally Posted by C DUB YA View Post
    you are silly, go molest a donkey
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunk View Post
    dont go. its expensive and hot.
    HA perfect.

    if i had a sig, this would be it.

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    sorry the beer gardens is a must. its part of my scheduling! - long sleeve huh? ive never been out there so its a good idea huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoop49er View Post
    sorry the beer gardens is a must. its part of my scheduling! - long sleeve huh? ive never been out there so its a good idea huh?
    The intense sun during the day makes the night seem even colder, the temp swings about 30 degrees though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scoop49er View Post
    sorry the beer gardens is a must. its part of my scheduling! - long sleeve huh? ive never been out there so its a good idea huh?
    It's so much better to somehow score a vip bracelet and hit that section...you have a pretty good view of the main stage and the lines for everything can be better and they serve cocktails...not just beer. And some comfy couches in the shade. And yeah a long sleeve shirt comes in handy some nights...it can get semi chilly

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    Default Re: 25 COACHELLA TIPS FOR THE NEWBIE!

    The only thing I added last year to my supplies, from the year before, were:




    Fucking godsend..

    Add these to a dry towel, gum, extra T-shirt, a lighter, water, a hat, sunblock and some party favors and you'll be all set.

    I also like to stash a cooler full of ice and libations in my car. After the long trek back to Lot 5 at the end of the day, it does a body good..


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    Default Re: 25 COACHELLA TIPS FOR THE NEWBIE!

    by 5:30, there will be an irritating itch from hell between your legs that nobody ever warns you about. do you really want to spend hundreds on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunk View Post
    by 5:30, there will be an irritating itch from hell between your legs that nobody ever warns you about. do you really want to spend hundreds on that?
    Thats what goldbond powder is for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunk View Post
    by 5:30, there will be an irritating itch from hell between your legs that nobody ever warns you about. do you really want to spend hundreds on that?
    This is seriously a good idea. It seems silly but, I use it at Burning Man and Coachella, it works wonders. http://www.antimonkeybutt.com/
    No one cares what shows you've seen, are currently seeing or are going to see!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Changoloco View Post
    This is seriously a good idea. It seems silly but, I use it at Burning Man and Coachella, it works wonders. http://www.antimonkeybutt.com/
    I've had problems with the upper leg chaffing at other fests as well. What I've found worked WONDERS was just wearing compression shorts as your underwear every day. They help keep you cool as well.

    http://www.amazon.com/Under-Armour-H.../dp/B001TW2NVC


    under armour is obv the top end, most expensive stuff. You can find cheaper compression shorts at any sporting goods store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mister_morocco View Post
    If you're a little paranoid about leaving valuables in your tent, REI and other stores sell tent locks for like 8 bucks a piece. Last year I bought 2 for my tent and it did give me a little peace of mind knowing there was some kind of layer of security there.
    You guys think a little lock on your tent is gonna keep someone on a mission out of your valuables??

    Do not take anything you'll miss if it gets stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mister_morocco View Post
    No, it will not keep someone on a mission out, but it will provide a layer of protection. If you were trying to steal something from a tent, would you go for the one with the locks, or the one without? Anyway, with the car camping this year I don't think it will be an issue.
    Definitely the one with the pathetically ridiculous lock on, yeah. It means you've got something worth stealing! :nod:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Changoloco View Post
    This is seriously a good idea. It seems silly but, I use it at Burning Man and Coachella, it works wonders. http://www.antimonkeybutt.com/
    I took someone's tip on this one last year... Works wonders! Found it at Rite Aid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foppie View Post
    I took someone's tip on this one last year... Works wonders! Found it at Rite Aid.
    hmmm nice to know that exists, sometimes that is not fun to have a rashy ass at the end of the day.
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    Serious Chunk, shut up!

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    Grandpa's Tips

    1. Fuck a lot of girls
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alchemy View Post
    Grandpa's Tips

    1. Fuck a lot of girls

    Love that movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alchemy View Post
    Grandpa's Tips

    1. Fuck a lot of girls
    Not just one...a lot of women..

    don't show me the pad. i don't want to see the fucking pad.

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    i feel like i'm watching the goonies

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    10. buy the t shirts you want early (they sell out at night and the lines are very long)
    I agree. I heard last year Massive Attack shirts sold out on SATURDAY even though they played on Sunday. I tried to buy one after their set, and they were gone! They also have neat versions of T-shirts at the Boutik, away from the regular Coachella gear.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    drinking in the shade is such a luxury at this thing. every single square inch of shade is worth thousands. especially when youre drinking. its just not there enough. the $8.00 goes toward crankiness only. either dont drink or dont go.

    pretty expensive misery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunk View Post
    drinking in the shade is such a luxury at this thing. every single square inch of shade is worth thousands. especially when youre drinking. its just not there enough. the $8.00 goes toward crankiness only. either dont drink or dont go.

    pretty expensive misery.
    I'm still trying to figure out why you are going? If you are in the beer graden all day, I'm sure you are not seeing any acts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chunk View Post
    drinking in the shade is such a luxury at this thing. every single square inch of shade is worth thousands. especially when youre drinking. its just not there enough. the $8.00 goes toward crankiness only. either dont drink or dont go.

    pretty expensive misery.
    just drink when it gets dark, yeah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunk View Post
    drinking in the shade is such a luxury at this thing. every single square inch of shade is worth thousands. especially when youre drinking. its just not there enough. the $8.00 goes toward crankiness only. either dont drink or dont go.

    pretty expensive misery.
    Did you not hear? They are allowing in-and-outs this year, so save your money and drink at your tent as they are allowing aprox. 1 case of beer (cans/plastic bottles) per person [Hopefully per day lol], then go back in! =D Then you won't have to drink Heineken all day either.

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    only a person with alot of money to waste is in the beer garden all day. with the little money i have to waste, it would be nice to do so in the not so melting and miserable heat. just dont go.

    and more shade, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chunk View Post
    only a person with alot of money to waste is in the beer garden all day. with the little money i have to waste, it would be nice to do so in the not so melting and miserable heat. just dont go.

    and more shade, please.


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