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    So I'm coming from London to the festival and I'm wondering what its going to be like. I suppose Im a bit of a glastonbury veteran (10 years) and Coachella looks pretty differrent, ie I'm used to prodigious amounts of cider anywhere on site rather than these mysterious drinking cages. What else is different? I'm a sad bastard who is planning already, but make like a boy scout I say and be prepared!

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    1. Americans are stupid, don't expect them to be honest, kind, or helpful in any way, shape, or form. We are all out to get whatever we can out of you and dispose of you as quickly as possible.

    2. Replace prodigious amounts of cider with prodigious amounts of drugs. If you can get through the dance tent without four syringes sticking out of your arms, you have no arms.

    3. You shouldn't go if you're going for the music. You should go to take lots of pictures of yourself wearing a fashionable outfit and sunglasses, and so you can tell all your friends you went. The two go together quite nicely.

    4. The drinking cages are a trap. No really, once you go in, they don't let you back out. Everybody in America is an alcoholic, so they know they'll make a lot of money this way.

    5. If you see Silversun Pickups, if the lead singer looks into your eyes, all of the money you own in and out of bank accounts will disappear forever.

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    Between the phrase "mysterious drinking cages" and Amneesiac's response, this is the best thing I've read all morning.

    It's hot in Indio. Really hot. And it's a dry heat on top of that. While some people visit the mysterious drinking cages all day, it would be wise to skip them until the sun is down, if you visit them at all. Supposedly you can see whatever stage is near the cage, but my husband (who loves his beer) didn't even bother.
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    Coachella is a shitty fucking city that everyone hates.



    Coachella Festival is the greatest festival in the world
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    Its Glasto, but cleaner, a third of the amount of people, no mud, and sunny days to last you a lifetime. And you get to see all your fave u.k. artists for half price.

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    There'll be no rain and mud at Coachella. It's actually quite beautiful; polo fields surrounded by palm tree farms with small mountains off on the south horizon. The sunsets are epic.

    Also, people don't sing along as much as they do at Glasto. And less of those annoying flag-banner things that get in everyone's way.

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    just noticed your Giving Tree avatar. nice.

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    Just because he goes to Glasto doesnt mean we have to be so damn nice...

    god guys, you are all making me gag...

    anyways, best part about coachella for a brit?

    its always AMERICA, HALF OFF
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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    Its Glasto, but cleaner, a third of the amount of people, no mud, and sunny days to last you a lifetime. And you get to see all your fave u.k. artists for half price.
    Half Price?

    Coachella Ticket = 230 (inc fees without camping) - Festival = 3 days.
    Glasto Ticket = 160 (inc fees and camping) - Festival = 5 days.

    Coachella Beer = 5.60 for small one
    Glasto Beer = 3.50 for a pint.

    Coachella Acts = 120
    Glasto Acts = 1200

    Oh, and 350 for a flight too.
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    Amazing.

    I forwarded this link to friends to entice them to make the trip in 2009.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Coachella is about the art, the music, and the experience. You can walk around all day and never get bored.

    Its extremely hot but luckily they have an area where they spray everybody with water and you can watch D.J.s at the same time. There's a show that goes with it as well.There's not much clouds in the sky and very little trees if any on the polo field. Thats why they have tents and art you can just sit under for shade.

    Also all the art is interactive and you'll be surprised with all the things you'll see there.

    The food is overpriced and horrible. The beer is overpriced too.

    Some stages are for specific acts, like the Sahara tent. You'll hear a lot about that.

    if you get bored of one band just walk around and find another, it's that simple.

    Sometimes there's big conflicts between certain bands playing at the same time and the distance between the tents is a pretty decent walk. If you're not completely worn out by the end of the day I'm just amazed.

    And it's really hot.



    p.s. Drink LOTS of water, and probably not smart to drink alcohol at the beginning of the day either.

    I think that's about it. It gets pretty crowded when everybody leaves at the end of the night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sacleonard View Post
    Amazing.

    I forwarded this link to friends to entice them to make the trip in 2009.
    Thanks for sharing.
    cool. i hope it works.

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    everyone's photos make Coachella look very clean! i can't wait to go!

    as long as I don't get killed/raped by a man/see the yeah yeah yeahs i think I'll have a great time...

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    Coachella = Hot sun early in the season.

    One of the great reasons I love Coachella is escaping the last part of cold weather/winter.

    Chicago gets very cold in the winter. By the time Coachella happens, I am sooooo ready to be outside and enjoy normal weather.
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    It's an amazing experience (and a pricy one) if you are not from the US bt totally worth it. You'll need to drink water, a lot. Try not to party that hard until afternoon cause you'll we worn out by the end of the day. Try some of the smaller tents, you could catch the next arcade fire.

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    WEAR SUNSCREEN and bring a hat and/or sunglasses.

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    Alright, heres a typical day. You wake up at 8 am because its already like 105. Then you eat some shit from the cooler and sit outside under an umbrella for like four hours, while people walkpast and offer you drugs. If you are me, you will smoke at least twice inside the tent then come back out and sit in the chairs under the umbrella. Then you go inside the festival and watch some of the bands until around sunset, then the weather becomes tolerable and its the greatest time of your life!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofhal View Post
    Half Price?

    Coachella Ticket = 230 (inc fees without camping) - Festival = 3 days.
    Glasto Ticket = 160 (inc fees and camping) - Festival = 5 days.

    Coachella Beer = 5.60 for small one
    Glasto Beer = 3.50 for a pint.

    Coachella Acts = 120
    Glasto Acts = 1200

    Oh, and 350 for a flight too.

    Well done for reminding them, it seems some haven't noticed for them it's actually: UK - 1/3 off! Perhaps the economic downturn hasn't been reported on the news in the US,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockstarboy37 View Post
    Coachella is about the art, the music, and the experience. You can walk around all day and never get bored.

    Its extremely hot but luckily they have an area where they spray everybody with water and you can watch D.J.s at the same time. There's a show that goes with it as well.There's not much clouds in the sky and very little trees if any on the polo field. Thats why they have tents and art you can just sit under for shade.

    Also all the art is interactive and you'll be surprised with all the things you'll see there.

    The food is overpriced and horrible. The beer is overpriced too.

    Some stages are for specific acts, like the Sahara tent. You'll hear a lot about that.

    if you get bored of one band just walk around and find another, it's that simple.

    Sometimes there's big conflicts between certain bands playing at the same time and the distance between the tents is a pretty decent walk. If you're not completely worn out by the end of the day I'm just amazed.

    And it's really hot.



    p.s. Drink LOTS of water, and probably not smart to drink alcohol at the beginning of the day either.

    I think that's about it. It gets pretty crowded when everybody leaves at the end of the night.
    I read this and knew immediately that you were 12. Adorable.

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    its neat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    I read this and knew immediately that you were 12. Adorable.
    Aren't you a sweet little bitch today.
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    I think Henry Rollins' set at Coachella should just consist of him fighting large, exotic animals.

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    If you knew, you'd know that was meant in an endearing way, rockstar.

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    Same to you hahah

    my mistake.
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    I think Henry Rollins' set at Coachella should just consist of him fighting large, exotic animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rskapcat View Post
    It's hot in Indio. Really hot. And it's a dry heat on top of that.
    I thought dry heat was a good thing. Wet heat in 90-100 degree weather would suck. It's not that bad overall.

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    The heat and dryness is amazing for my voice and lungs and nasal cavities and such.

    Of course, my cavities and such are immediately filled with dust, but that is another matter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AbundantChoice View Post
    There'll be no rain and mud at Coachella. It's actually quite beautiful; polo fields surrounded by palm tree farms with small mountains off on the south horizon. The sunsets are epic.

    Also, people don't sing along as much as they do at Glasto. And less of those annoying flag-banner things that get in everyone's way.
    Yeah, what is with Europeans and their need to wave flags at every event? And you're right, every UK concert video I see shows the audience singing along loudly, something Americans don't do nearly as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaydeeshanti View Post
    So I'm coming from London to the festival and I'm wondering what its going to be like. I suppose Im a bit of a glastonbury veteran (10 years) and Coachella looks pretty differrent, ie I'm used to prodigious amounts of cider anywhere on site rather than these mysterious drinking cages. What else is different? I'm a sad bastard who is planning already, but make like a boy scout I say and be prepared!
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    nate, you are the one that doesnt like most of the bands that play at coachella...


    so your insistence that someone who might have taste is going to be disappointed, seems odd to me...
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