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    Wear 2 pairs of socks since you'll be walking around and standing a lot.
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    So, I wear makeup. Is that like something I shouldn't do for Coachella?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McFearless View Post
    So, I wear makeup. Is that like something I shouldn't do for Coachella?
    Forget about makeup! Or clothing for that matter! be free, free as the wind.

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    Other miscellaneous suggestions:

    -don't buy ghetto sunblock. get something expensive with 2-5% titanium or zinc oxide. reapply every 2-3 hours.
    -don't just drink lots of water: maybe bring in some gastrolyte electrolyte powder packs to mix into your H20. shit is inexpensive and hyponatremia is no joke. you'll feel much better at the end of the day than if you just slug back the water.
    -if you're drunk and you have a headache, use ibuprofen. tylenol + booze = bad for your liver

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    Quote Originally Posted by McFearless View Post
    So, I wear makeup. Is that like something I shouldn't do for Coachella?
    I wear makeup, too. But I don't think it would be wise to wear it for the festival. You'll met like a snowcone out there, and it won't be pretty. Just imagine mascara/foundation filled globs of sweat rolling down your face. Ouch.
    I'm starving... let's get some f*ckin french toast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalphenidate View Post
    -don't just drink lots of water: maybe bring in some gastrolyte electrolyte powder packs to mix into your H20. shit is inexpensive and hyponatremia is no joke. you'll feel much better at the end of the day than if you just slug back the water.
    Although I agree that electrolytes are useful, you really need to drink an incredible amount of water in a short space of time to suffer from hyponatremia(Think like 8-10 litres), and if your eating during the day it shouldn't be an issue.

    If you insist on drinking heavily(which I will) then taking something to help the ol' liver and kidneys might be an idea. Personally I use milkthistle as its herbal, and aids the liver in flushing toxins.

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    meaning: You'll piss like a fountain.

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    Poor Jimmy never found out what a churro is!

    I'm too lazy to find a picture for you, but it's a sorta phallic looking fried dough. It's mexican, not american.

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    Whiskey Sour

    2 oz blended whiskey
    Juice of 1/2 lemon
    1/2 tsp powdered sugar
    1 cherry
    1/2 slice lemon

    Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.

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    Guys, you will thank me later.

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    God damnit I just posted a long reply and it vanished! Rookie.

    Anyway, I know it's already been said but don't forget your ID unless you want to spend 20 minutes Macgyver-ing a wristband to get into the beer garden. In the stress of deciding what to cart around with me all day last year I forgot mine. Granted, I made it in with a little gum and patience but the experience was still annoying to say the least.

    Bring Purell. I know there's some outside the porta potties but it's usually gone by the end of the night. And if there's anything worse than a sun-baked shit-hole it's not having anything to sanitize with after hovering over one. Purell and maybe some wet wipes and you'll be straight.

    Long sleeved shirt or hoodie, for sure.

    I always rock Chucks and my feet are fine. I'd imagine flip flops are only practical for those who plan on staying far away from the chaos of packed crowds. Not me!

    And I know alcohol/drug smuggling tips aren't exactly the smartest thing to post on an official Coachella website but here you go: Fill a few of those Aquafina liters with vodka (think relatively cheap!) and have each of your friends take one in. Stand in separate lines. My friends and I have done this every year and some of them have been tossed but at the very least, one of us has always gotten through...usually two. Security gets less Nazi as time goes on (at least that's been my experience) and there are always some that are cooler than others. The odds are in your favor. Take it from someone who's managed to avoid the beer gardens til about sunset three years running. It's all about maintaining that tailgating buzz.

    Other than that, don't fuck up a beautiful vibe by being a douche nozzle. Once you get past the gate, lose that meathead/princess stank of an aura you've got going on. We don't like those kind.

    See you on the polo fields, lovelies.

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    Any other tips for the ladies? I know some of the guys were getting tips on powder for the sweat? I dont' plan on running around naked, so good tips for clothing? I'm thinking halter top and jeans?
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    thats great advice, couldnt have said it better myself phoenix
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    Quote Originally Posted by McFearless View Post
    Okay, a question for the ladies. What type of shoes work best? Vans? I want to look cute but have a feeling wearing boots might not work in my favor.

    Also, any suggestions for cute hats? Cause uhh, the ones suggested so far are fug for us fashonistas.

    Seriously girl, don't worry about looking cute. You'll discover all the heat and sweating and running from band to band and stage to stage will melt your makeup, flatten your hair, and kill your feet.

    Wear your comfiest shoes, definately a hat, a tank (bring a hoodie for the nighttime) and booty up in some shorts. You'll still look cute and you won't be effing miserable like the goths in gear i saw walking around last year
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    Also:
    1) Water water water. You're supposed to drink 64 oz every day on a NORMAL day. Running around in the desert heat all day-you need to at least double it. I drank 10 bottles of water in one day last year and I didn't pee once.

    2) Everyone should know where the car is parked. We relied on my sister to remember last year. Big mistake-we walked around for an hour looking for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixsky View Post
    And I know alcohol/drug smuggling tips aren't exactly the smartest thing to post on an official Coachella website but here you go: Fill a few of those Aquafina liters with vodka (think relatively cheap!) and have each of your friends take one in. Stand in separate lines. My friends and I have done this every year and some of them have been tossed but at the very least, one of us has always gotten through...usually two. Security gets less Nazi as time goes on (at least that's been my experience) and there are always some that are cooler than others. The odds are in your favor. Take it from someone who's managed to avoid the beer gardens til about sunset three years running. It's all about maintaining that tailgating buzz.

    YES - security is WAY more laxed around 3pm on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowShoe View Post
    Guys, you will thank me later.

    Doesn't the ass sweat more in those things?
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    I love those frozen lemonades man, I lived off those things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C DUB YA View Post
    Doesn't the ass sweat more in those things?
    no, they're made of the dri-fit stuff. and it ain't the sweat you're worried about, cause everyone is dripping. it's the chaff. chafe. whatever. i've worn them every year for the last 3 and if you are going multiple days... it's the best advise i can offer.

    i will agree with others - remember where you parked the car. major buzz kill to wander in the dusty darkness.
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    For hats, I suggest a 'boonie' hat, like the military wear in Iraq etc.. They're cheap, extremely effective and work a treat.

    For $, bring plenty of small bills ... the guys & gals at the water / gatorade stands will appreciate it.

    Don't wear black / dark clothing unless you're a masochist.

    And please .................. don't spend 15mins at the top of the line trying to figure out what t shirt you want. You will be in line long enough. FIGURE IT OUT before you get to the top of the line. Seriously. Someone behind me thanked me last year because I picked my tee right off. This after waiting 15mins for the two twats in front of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C DUB YA View Post
    C DUB YAS TIPS

    1. sun block
    2. water
    3. comfy shoes
    4. light clothing during the day - long sleeves at night (desert)
    5. arrive early
    6. book hotel early
    7. Shower

    8. eat
    9. leave the alcohol till afterwards, the sun will kill you
    10. buy the t shirts you want early (they sell out at night and the lines are very long)
    11. expect to wait in the morning at the entrance gate in long slow moving lines.
    12. don't 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.
    13. don't "push your way" up front. If there is an artist you want to see, get to that stage while the artist before is still on and wait it out, you just may see something else you like too.
    14. Don't stare at celebs - they are 9 times out of 10, not worth it.
    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
    18. buy 3 day pass as early ASAP
    19. If you buy only one day, Sunday and Friday will be the first to go I think.
    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 fun.
    22. sleep
    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 tent signings early, and prepare to wait for your favorite, but don't go nuts at the signing tent, you'll miss lots.
    25. Bring cash

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    Haha, actually a lot of this list is on my check list for Coachella lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    Seriously girl, don't worry about looking cute. You'll discover all the heat and sweating and running from band to band and stage to stage will melt your makeup, flatten your hair, and kill your feet.

    Wear your comfiest shoes, definately a hat, a tank (bring a hoodie for the nighttime) and booty up in some shorts. You'll still look cute and you won't be effing miserable like the goths in gear i saw walking around last year

    I just wanna look cute for that Arctic Monkeys bassist. HAHAHAHA. We sorta have a thing.

    That he doesnt know about.

    I am thinking I am gonna wear some sick old school style reeboks. and some cute shorts and vintage shirts. Like the girls in CSS. I don't know why I feel it necessary to make all this public.

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    Here's a tip for the gals...make sure your skirt will cover the vittles when you sit down. Last year I wore a skirt, and while it was nowhere near being scandalous in terms of length, it was a pain not being able to sit cross legged. The second day I wore a longer knee length skirt, and it worked great. Loose and breezy yet also practical.

    As for makeup, just pare it down a little. If you do the whole shebang...base, concealer, eye liner, eyeshadow, lipliner, lipstick etc...you are going to look like Tammy Faye Baker after about 20 minutes in that heat.
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    I am gonna test it out the first day. If I look like a freakin idiot Ill just take it all off.

    If I wear a skirt I am def wearing strechy pants underneath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McFearless View Post
    I just wanna look cute for that Arctic Monkeys bassist. HAHAHAHA. We sorta have a thing.

    That he doesnt know about.

    I am thinking I am gonna wear some sick old school style reeboks. and some cute shorts and vintage shirts. Like the girls in CSS. I don't know why I feel it necessary to make all this public.
    HAHA I know exactly what you mean. Just remember that when you're picking out your outfit-it's gonna be over 100-all damn day. And you'll probably be parking your ass in the grass more than once-so don't wear white shorts. Your outfit above sounds like a much better idea than boots. Or anything black, for that matter.
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    Ewww hell no. White shorts are horrible!
    Hahaha

    Def black ones that are cut right above the knee and are nicely fitted!

    ohh, and one day I am wearing a dress that I got in guatemala. I know all the scene chicks are gonna be like oh damn that dress it hot. To bad you cant buy it in this country biatches!


    Its such a girl thing to plan out what to wear 3 months in advance!

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    Don't worry about what to wear. Just enjoy the show. If you're good looking, you're good looking. If you are not, no amount of effort is going to help thru 3 x12hr days in that heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McFearless View Post


    Its such a girl thing to plan out what to wear 3 months in advance!
    Lol you're absolutely right, but in my head I've already started packing as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkO View Post
    Don't worry about what to wear. Just enjoy the show. If you're good looking, you're good looking. If you are not, no amount of effort is going to help thru 3 x12hr days in that heat.
    Too true.

    I was asking about being confortable too. Its not just for looks.

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