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    Default Can anyone give some advice to a guy with a broken ankle?

    This will be my first Coachella, and I recently broke my ankle and will be on crutches for the entire festival. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to get through this? Polling around on a grass field for a couple of days does not sound ideal.

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    your armpits are gonna be toast. Make sure you rack some miles on those crutches, get your arms big so you can gimp around the festival better.

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    Bring a marker, I'd like to sign.
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    Oh man, my condolences. Worst thing ever. I agree with getting as many miles on those crutches as possible. Hopefully most of the bands you want to see will be on the two stages and not the tents.

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    Wheelchair and handicap passes!

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    Also a sober friend that will help push when you're tired of wheeling around yourself... Leaves your arms free for drink
    ...and all these wonderful things will add up to some powerful experience that 10 years from now you’ll say, “Wow, we LIVED!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriNOIR View Post
    Also a sober friend that will help push when you're tired of wheeling around yourself... Leaves your arms free for drink


    Just like this girl from last year.

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    Be thankful you aren't a horse.
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    Tap out next time.

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    I am sorry. see if you can rent a wheelchair. That's a huge area to cover on crutches.
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    If I were you I'd get a cheap wheel chair.. I wish I could bring a chair in, but you would have an excuse

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    rent an expensive wheelchair that's battery powered...and attatch a wagon so you can give people rides
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    Thanks for the help guys, I think I'll try to rent a wheel chair. Surely there is somewhere I can get one. And I'll be sure to bring markers. If you see a guy wheeling around with a broken right ankle, be sure to come sign the cast.

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    Tap out next time.

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    That's funny because I actually broke it in jiu jitsu training...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuzzbukit View Post
    Thanks for the help guys, I think I'll try to rent a wheel chair. Surely there is somewhere I can get one. And I'll be sure to bring markers. If you see a guy wheeling around with a broken right ankle, be sure to come sign the cast.
    Check with medical supply companies; if you can't find; call your nearest hospital and ask to speak with a discharge nurse or discharge coordinator; they have lists of places where you can get at home medical supplies and medical rentals.
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    I have the start of an ear infection two weeks before coachella, the last one i had lasted two months, and my ear was ringing the whole time. My ear started ringing on thursday, and i am going to the doctor tomorrow. I dont wanna be the guy wearing earplugs, but i might have to, at least in my right ear. hopefully it will get better. good luck with your leg though, we both are somewhat screwed.
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    Earplugs are good for everyone.
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    I just went to the doctor and they put me in a walking cast and said I could get rid of the crutches in a week or so. I still don't know how comfortable I'll be in the pits for Rage. I should probably still try and con one of my friends into pushing me around in a wheel chair all weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuzzbukit View Post
    That's funny because I actually broke it in jiu jitsu training...

    training to be a cage fighter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideincircles View Post
    I have the start of an ear infection two weeks before coachella, the last one i had lasted two months, and my ear was ringing the whole time. My ear started ringing on thursday, and i am going to the doctor tomorrow. I dont wanna be the guy wearing earplugs, but i might have to, at least in my right ear. hopefully it will get better. good luck with your leg though, we both are somewhat screwed.

    I wore ear plug last year, I am doing it again this year. I want to enjoy concert until I am old, and be able to hear them.

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    If you get the wheelchair, make sure to practice – it takes some muscle to go over polo fields (If you're bereft of friends).

    I second the earplugs - your ears get damaged easily. I went to one too many shows/raves without earplugs when younger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ill_Eagle View Post
    Thats so hardcore! haha
    What concert was that at? I cant tell who that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    Thats so hardcore! haha
    What concert was that at? I cant tell who that is.
    Looks like the kick drum head says Bolt Thrower...

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    Been in that spot too. Don't go, you just won't enjoy it and all you end up remembering and reciting to people was that you struggled to get around. Also, you may get knocked over as it looks like this could be a fairly rowdy 1 esp Sunday. Good Luck though.

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    Get a machine gun leg. Then you won't need crutches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuzzbukit View Post
    This will be my first Coachella, and I recently broke my ankle and will be on crutches for the entire festival. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to get through this? Polling around on a grass field for a couple of days does not sound ideal.
    maybe get a wheel chair to roam around and try to chill by some of the metal railings first chance you get. But bring a towel because those damn things get effing hot.
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    Get a machine gun leg. Then you won't need crutches.

    That's hot
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuzzbukit View Post
    This will be my first Coachella, and I recently broke my ankle and will be on crutches for the entire festival. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to get through this? Polling around on a grass field for a couple of days does not sound ideal.

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