I have to admit, I find it really annoying that the presale is nearly a full year before the event. WTF?
I have never been to Coachella (despite the fact that I've been a member of this board for 5 years), but would like to go next year.
However, I don't like the idea of Goldenvoice holding onto my money for 11 months.
So let's say I don't buy in this presale. I have two questions:
1) How long do I typically have during the regular sale before everything sells out?
2) If I do miss my chances and the event sells out, how much can I realistically expect to pay those snake-in-the-grass scalpers? Like, how much were they marked up in 2012?
Any information would help me make my decision whether or not to buy presale, and would be much appreciated.