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    Default Can I make it from Will Call to the campground line in time?

    My tickets got sent back to Frontgate with no explanation from the USPS so I have to deal with Will Call now.

    I'll be arriving in Indio around 6-7am on Thursday morning, here's my proposed plan:

    - Get in line at Will Call and have my buddy get a spot in the car camp line
    - When Will Call opens at 9am (hopefully I have a good spot) I'll grab my tickets and camping pass
    - Get a cab to the camp line (7 miles away) in time to slap my sticker on my windshield and get into the grounds.

    You guys think this is doable? I can't remember from last year but, do you have to show them a wristband/camping pass BEFORE getting into the camp line?

    Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Can I make it from Will Call to the campground line in time?

    I considered this, since my buddy has an extra shuttle pass. But, according to the pass itself, they dont begin running until 11am. It's selfish I know, but I've had my heart set on getting in the campground as early as possible this year. Really dont want to F this up

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    Default Re: Can I make it from Will Call to the campground line in time?

    If you're getting in Thursday morning, what deadline are you hoping to beat? Just the long line in general?
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    Aren't the chances more that, if you get dropped off, you'll actually get into the campgrounds before your friend? Because you won't have to go through car search? You can just walk in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    If you're getting in Thursday morning, what deadline are you hoping to beat? Just the long line in general?
    Yeah, we are arriving with another group of friends that are pretty dedicated to getting in as early as possible. Since I'm the only one of the bunch that is having "Will Call" troubles, I feel like it's my responsibility in making sure I dont hold them back and that we all get a campground next to one another.

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    Aren't the chances more that, if you get dropped off, you'll actually get into the campgrounds before your friend? Because you won't have to go through car search? You can just walk in?
    This is very true, I hadn't thought about just meeting them in the campground. Though, it is my vehicle and I feel like I should be there to pull my weight when it comes to dragging everything out to get searched, and just making sure everything goes smoothly. Plus I have a good friend coming with me from Alaska, it's his first time at a festival and I really want to be there with him so he doesn't feel so lost.

    Thanks for the quick reply's by the way!

    edit: Oh I forgot the most important part, Will Call has mine and my friends wristband + the camping pass my vehicle needs to get into the grounds. So, it's imperative that I get back to the car before we get to the front.
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    Okay, I understand your situation now. I was under the impression that you would just be meeting up with your group in the campground and you just wanted to be there ASAP.

    I'm pretty sure you will need you and your friends wristband and car camping pass before you can get into the car camping line. So there isn't much of a guarantee that if the other car in your group gets in line, that you'll be able to meet up with them when you get will call taken care of.

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    Ah, ok. Thanks for the help Guedita, my plans for an early arrival have been foiled this year. But, there's always next year I suppose.

    See you on the fields!

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    i would get dropped off as near to camp as possible before your buddy gets in line with your car. maximizes the amount of time you have to get back to him. last year there was an entrance (for people on foot or bikes, not cars) on avenue 50 about where lot 4 car camping is this year, they were allowing car traffic on avenue 50 just before this entrance point. if that's the case this year you'd have about a 15-20 minute walk to will-call from that entrance.
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    I've had luck the two years I've done will call. The line is slow and will call is somewhat quick.
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    Will call will cause you to miss friday. Even if you arrive on thursday, buy tickets off craigslist as soon as you hit LA.

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    there's a 1 mile perimeter all around the grounds and you can't enter that perimeter without everyone in the vehicle showing wristbands so they wouldn't be able to get in the car search line until you are there.
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    Default Re: Can I make it from Will Call to the campground line in time?

    Maybe I'm nuts, but why not just hang out for a couple hours, get your passes at 9:00 a.m., then get in line? Is there even going to be that much of a line that early on Thursday? Seems to me like you're looking at the difference of about two hours as to when you get into the grounds, so I'm not sure what you're freaking out about.

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    Default Re: Can I make it from Will Call to the campground line in time?

    Also, shuttles do not run on Thursday.

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    Not doable. I bet your friends would get in before you, and be forced to get out of line with no pass. Plus it might be a hassle to get from the taxi drop off to the car camping line, are they anywhere near each other?

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    Default Re: Can I make it from Will Call to the campground line in time?

    What time does the line start anyways? I know it opens at 9, but are people there a ton of people at 7am waiting? I plan to get there about 9-10 this year.

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    There are people in line as early as 6 am.

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    Thanks for all the reply's

    We'll just get in line after all this will call business.

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    You'll be fine, you'll be out of will call by 9:15 and in line a few minutes later. I can't speak from experience but I doubt it will make much of a difference in how close you'll be to the front of lot 8.

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    Default Re: Can I make it from Will Call to the campground line in time?

    Thanks Enginedown, still fuming about the USPS. It's nice to get a little extra reassurance. Coachella has become such a big part of my life (the best part of my year) I stress myself the fuck out around this time.

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