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    Default Why was I not allowed to bring a collapsible umbrella in?

    For some reason i was not able to bring in a umbrella designed to block the sun but they said i couldnt. No explanation. Any ideas? is the fact it pops out really that dangerous? they said i could bring a parasol style umbrella. i feel like that could be as much a weapon as a collapsible. Any ideas? This and the fact they need more water stations so people dont die are the only gripes i had this year.
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    Default Re: Why was I allowed to bring a collapsible umbrella in?

    umbrellas are typically metal wire frame with a sturdy metal handle and a canvas/fabric covering designed to withstand wind and rain whereas parasols are usually light wood with a paper covering and can only block sun (barely). Sure, if you try hard enough, both can be considered a weapon, but so can pretty much anything.

    as to why you were able to get it in, who cares? it's always depended on the security person checking as to what is and isn't allowed.
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    Default Re: Why was I allowed to bring a collapsible umbrella in?

    Umbrella's at festival are a nuisance item. Don't bring them, no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigermilkboy View Post
    Umbrella's at festival are a nuisance item. Don't bring them, no problems.
    They're only a nuisance if you have it opened up while you're in the crowd, and if someone had it opened while they're in the crowd (or wearing a huge floppy hat for that matter) then they are the nuisance much more than the item is.
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    Default Re: Why was I allowed to bring a collapsible umbrella in?

    I am extremely confused by several statements here.

    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Killjoy View Post
    Why was I allowed to bring a collapsible umbrella in?
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    For some reason i was not able to bring in a umbrella designed to block the sun but they said i couldnt.
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    Default Re: Why was I not allowed to bring a collapsible umbrella in?

    totally botched that title. oops.

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    Default Re: Why was I not allowed to bring a collapsible umbrella in?

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    Default Re: Why was I not allowed to bring a collapsible umbrella in?

    because you didn't show your tits

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    got mine in 1st weekend.....didn't use it....loved the rain coming down

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    Default Re: Why was I not allowed to bring a collapsible umbrella in?

    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Killjoy View Post
    This and the fact they need more water stations so people dont die are the only gripes i had this year.
    They had plenty of water stations around. It's called $2 water vendors. Get a job.

    Also the misting/spraying areas all throughout the Do LaB were free and highly effective.
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    Default Re: Why was I not allowed to bring a collapsible umbrella in?

    I asked this question 6 years ago. Never got a good answer except that GV does not want umbrellas there except the parasols the vendors sell.
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    Default Re: Why was I not allowed to bring a collapsible umbrella in?

    speaking of water stations, i highly recommend GV continue to keep at least one water station off the map every year. there was one station that NEVER had a line because it wasn't on the map. and it was in a highly trafficked area. people just don't look around much.
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    Default Re: Why was I not allowed to bring a collapsible umbrella in?

    Cuz they gotta sell their paper umbrellas on the inside.

    Same with their metal pipes.

    Go figure.

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    Default Re: Why was I not allowed to bring a collapsible umbrella in?

    This has been my pet peeve every year. My wife brings a parasol to help shade the sun. In fact, we have a couple that we bought at Coachella in year's past. And every year, we have trouble getting them in. This year, we brought it in Friday, but were told by security on Saturday that it was not allowed (even though it wasn't listed on the posters that were posted). I tried to explain to them that the exact same umbrellas are sold INSIDE at the General Stores and other places, but they wouldn't budge, so I had to run it back to the car. We didn't even try bringing it in Sunday, but I wish we would have had it.

    Of course, once inside on Saturday, we saw them everywhere, so it's just so arbitrary, and seems to depend on who is doing your search. And if I can just go inside and buy another one, then that's just stupid. This is one of the only negative experiences we have at Coachella, and we've been going for 8 years.

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