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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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    Default Re: 25 COACHELLA TIPS FOR THE NEWBIE!

    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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    Grandpa's Tips

    1. Fuck a lot of girls
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    I try to be politically pc more than most here: As a dude, anyone who could put a shark up a gals pc body, is pretty creepy, different and interesting. Just saying big time ..... cr****

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    Default Re: 25 COACHELLA TIPS FOR THE NEWBIE!

    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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    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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    Serious Chunk, shut up!

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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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    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 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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    Default Re: 25 COACHELLA TIPS FOR THE NEWBIE!

    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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    Default Re: 25 COACHELLA TIPS FOR THE NEWBIE!

    Sorry - reading all this just makes me happy that I live in Arizona. I work outside so for being at Coachella - that's nothing. I know I am the envy when I sit the the grass in the sun and start talking to people, and they notice, "your not really sweating, where do you live?" Then I rub it in!! They day it was 100 at coachella, I had left 116. Belive me at 116 you can tell its cooler at 100.

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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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    do we have to book hotels?

    If we just buy a 1 day pass, can't we arrive there when it is almost time for the concert?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yahoo! View Post
    do we have to book hotels?

    If we just buy a 1 day pass, can't we arrive there when it is almost time for the concert?
    A lot of people go for the entire weekend so thats why its there... Oh and mine is

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    A hat is great for those of you who have a tendancy to turn bright red within a matter of minutes of full exposure to the sun...I wore the biggest, most dorky lookin' one I could find last year and I plan to do it again.

    Sun screen is also a must. I'm also an arizonian but I still burn and sweat...
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    all these 25 tips are very true. its gonna be hot as hell until about 7. Hes obviously been there. Radiohead was amazing

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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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    Default Re: 25 COACHELLA TIPS FOR THE NEWBIE!

    Hats are hugely important-sunburned scalps are no fun and not being able to see due to the sun glare sux too. Beer gardens are plus and minus-from some of them you can see and hear fine if you don't want to be up front and the food lines within them are often shorter than the ones in the general areas, You just need to remember to take it easy and not really start getting your buzz on till after the sun goes down or you will regret it.

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    I like to fuck a lot of chicks. Pretty much I go hunting for pussy 3-5 nights a week. Do girls actually get fucked at Coachella a lot? Should I bring a whole box of rubbers?

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    I give the same advice every year...
    Water is $2 a bottle.
    Drink about 5+ bottles of water a day.
    That's about $10+ a day for water.
    BUDGET for it!
    Don't come on the message boards Monday after the festival complaining about how hot it was and water was soooo expensive.

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    Good tip about the T-shirts. It was funny to see whole crowds of people all wearing the same shirt at Massive Attack and Tool last year.

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    Default Re: 25 COACHELLA TIPS FOR THE NEWBIE!

    10-15 bottles of water a day is more like it.

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    Default Re: 25 COACHELLA TIPS FOR THE NEWBIE!

    I'm good for about 25 bottles
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    Default Re: 25 COACHELLA TIPS FOR THE NEWBIE!

    As far as hats - don't be a douche and wear a Lincoln style stove pipe or top hat, we will beat you for that.
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    I would add that sunglasses are a must. The way some of the stages are set up, at some point in the day, you will be directly facing the sun.

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