Last edited by Wheres the beef?; 05-18-2012 at 06:37 PM.
I'm with the others, that some type of loyalty program isn't a bad idea. But take me as an example, I've been every year except 1999 and 2012. So if I didn't go in 2012, will I be penalized for not being "loyal", since I didn't scan in? I bought tickets with the intention of going and gave them to a friend instead. Where do you draw the line?
Sure, it can be arbitrary, but then those who just missed the cutoff will feel alienated. And is the cutoff justified? Would the Coachella virgin that first attended in 2012 and then in 2013 establish more "loyalty" than me, despite me having been to the festival for 9 years more than him/her?
I'm all for registration on a site allowing preference. But word will spread and everyone will register. Then what?
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This is a very fair proposal and I hope Paul or any of the other head honchos reads this. If this were to be implemented, I'm sure I would be entitled to a free pass for life or VIP for life considering that I have attended every one of these mofos.
Jason: sorry, but I can't help myself -- it's "license." Just the one 's'.
Another proposal, which borrows a bit from Brandon's: have another festival comprised entirely of EDM artists in the fall (not sure when the polo season begins, but perhaps September or October -- whenever fall break happens to be) and have the on-sale for tickets to that event coincide with the pre-sale for the following year's Coachella. It could also either be paired with the limited, exclusive pre-sale for previous years' attendees (who would be verified through the process Randy's suggesting) as well as picture verification of ticketholders. Perhaps part of the registration process of your RFID chip could also entail having to upload a passport- or driver's license-style picture of yourself, and they could use something like an iPad to scan you in so that when they do so, your picture appears on the screen.
Fuck it, iPads for every attendee.
Of course everyone would like to be able to purchase tickets initially at face price but the reality is that even with a loyalty program some people are going to get left out, and/or miss the opportunity, and ticket/wristband scalping is going to exist (though not necessarily related to those people who purchased tickets via a loyalty program). So why not make it so people can feel confident buying wristbands in the secondary market. I would not mind paying above face value if I knew I was getting a real wristband. I would not feel comfortable getting a wristband in the secondary market if I wasnít guaranteed that it was real. Those of us who do not live within driving distance to Coachella have to pay for a plane ticket, hotel room, and a rental car just to make it to the festival. It would suck to spend all that money (along with the price of the fake wristband) only to find out at the gate that a fake wristband had been purchase and we would not be allows into the festival.
I know many people do not like the idea of buying tickets above face value but Coachella is for me, and many others, something we look forward to all year long and I would pay a lot of money to be able to attend. While I was able to get a GA ticket for 2013, if I had to, I would have purchase a VIP 4 Person Tent at $5200 for just myself so I could go to Coachella. Excessive maybe but every year Iíve been itís been the high point of my year and I canít put a price on that.
I love how Coachella Forum Whores instantly claim someone is trolling just because there is a difference of opinions.
Next year will be my 5th Coachella festival and I am entitled to my own god damn portapotty.
Also, I hate waiting in line behind all the bros and n00bs. I deserve my own "Coachella Celebrity VIP Line" for the food stands. Fuck you assholes who come to their first coachella and dare stand in front of me in line.
Every consecutive year I go to Coachella, I deserve 5 extra feet of camping space.
Most importantly, The more experienced campers get better camping spots.
Coachella Forum Celebrities should all get a free purple holy fuck tshirt.
Slimwang, I hope there is more to your life than just Coachella. Stop acting like you are more deserving than anyone else that wants to get tickets.
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I registered my wristband last year specifically because I thought there might be something coming later in the form of presale or some other loyalty program.
EDIT- And by last year, I mean like 6 weeks ago.
1 says there should be "no discrimination based on how many or what years you attended."
2 says "get tickets into the hands of loyal fans and only loyal fans" "People with registered wristbands from 2011, or next year 2011 and 2012."
what the fuck does that have to do with your hypocritical, contradicting posts?
If Goldenvoice gives tickets to any certain group it is discrimination. First come first serve. Don't get caught slipping. Pretty easy.