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    is there anything we can do to pressure coachella to either allow sealed water bottles or at least lower the price of water?? it's the DESERT, people are experimenting, timmy already blew his cash just to be there... let him drink his water and survive. please someone... im writing letters to some local radio stations asking for some support and pressure. who's with me?

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    also, i know the goldenvoice people are running a business and need to worry about making money, but if the water price is lowered sufficiently, many more bottles could be sold and there would still be profit. it's my fourth year going to coachella and i just know how rough it can be when you're parched and just want to enjoy the experience...

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    They don't charge that much for water
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    Personally I don't think water prices are that high, they could charge a lot more and if they did i'd be with you but for now, learn to save, stop being cheap and enjoy the show.

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    yeah, it's not that expensive, and if you have to be a cheap ass, you can buy one bottle and refill it--there's at least one place out there you can do it. Or bring in an empty camel back thingy and fill it with the free water from a faucet once you're in the venue
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    What is a bottle of water worth inside?
    They have flowing water don't they?
    Just buy a couple of bottles and refill through out the day!

    Also do they allow camel packs?

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    they do allow them as long as when you enter they are empty
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    two dollars per bottle of water
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    I don't know, I guess I'm cheap, but 2 dollars seems too much for me. Im a broke ass college student with this one luxury (coachella) a year.

    after seeing a dude pee at the water stations near the porta potties, I was even scared to wash after i used to john.

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    Fuck that where's the two dollar beer petition!
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    Water is $2. You people will complain about anything.

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    Serious how many bottles are you gonna drink 6 maybe 7 a day. If you don't have $40 you should not be going to Coachella. It cost more to drink at a bar in one night than water will cost you the whole weekend. For $100 you can eat and drink all weekend. Thats not a lot of money. I am poor I doubt I will spend half that much.

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    I would go to Coachella with $0 and survive. Sometimes you got do what ya gotta do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinylmartyr View Post
    I would go to Coachella with $0 and survive. Sometimes you got do what ya gotta do.
    Damn, that would be hard. Last year I nearly died of thirst during Depeche Mode... But then they threw us water bottles and I caught one and was revived instantly.

    But yeah, $2 is definately no biggie' for water. You probably only need like 2 bottles before 6 o'clock, and then 2 more after 6. At least if you drink it wisely.
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    $2 is chump change compared to most festivals. Woodstock 99 water was $4 and those guys probably could've given the water away with the amount of money they made. I've been told $5 and $6 for water at two separate shows @ Webster Hall in NYC. Stop. It.

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    Woodstock 99 water was actually $6, in 1999 for crying out loud!!

    $2 per water is a godsend now.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartelby View Post
    Woodstock 99 water was actually $6, in 1999 for crying out loud!!

    $2 per water is a godsend now.....
    $6? Where the hell did I get water from? I was there...I thought it was 4. I do remember a few people that were selling water that was actually cold for $5 for 3 bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokiorama View Post
    also, i know the goldenvoice people are running a business and need to worry about making money, but if the water price is lowered sufficiently, many more bottles could be sold and there would still be profit.
    I doubt that a lowered price would result in an increased profit. That would only occur if demand was elastic (meaning that water is something like a luxury good that people don't really need):



    But in fact, demand is fairly inelastic, because water is pretty much a necessity, so in fact I'm fairly certain that if profit was Goldenvoice's only concern they would raise the price significantly. $2 is a great deal, and significantly under the market cost when you compare Coachella to other festivals.
    Last edited by Courtney; 04-09-2007 at 07:18 AM.

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    I'm so glad this thread exists. I was worried no one would post it this year.


    edit. jeez courtney. That analysis is of course correct, and well done and all, but do you really think it will change the minds of the "$2 water is too much" contingent? I mean, if they could grasp basic economic principles, they'd be able to afford the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tylerdurden31 View Post
    $6? Where the hell did I get water from? I was there...I thought it was 4. I do remember a few people that were selling water that was actually cold for $5 for 3 bottles.
    really? I swore it was $6.... ugh - we just drank the gross 'free' water anyways....

    man, that was a tough weekend...my only purchase inside was a $1 cookie
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    you can bring empty camelbacks, really? i may just do that, since i'm a cheap bastard.

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    just grab a bottle out of the garbage and fill it up... that's free...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    edit. jeez courtney. That analysis is of course correct, and well done and all, but do you really think it will change the minds of the "$2 water is too much" contingent? I mean, if they could grasp basic economic principles, they'd be able to afford the water.
    You make a good point. But it was more fun to type out the economic explanation than just to say, "you're dumb stop complaining."

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    Water is only $2? Sweet.

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    I think Paul Tollett should come down to the masses and personally give us a water bottle and a hug upon entering. All he does is book bands from his cushy office. LET'S FORCE HIM DOWN! WHO'S WITH ME!!!!???

    NO REGRET IF WE GET TOLLETT!
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    I want Paul Tollet to start prominently featuring himself in all Coachella publicity materials. His face should be emblazoned on all tickets and water bottle labels. In fact, it should just be re-named Paul Fest. I mean, c'mon, if Richard Branson can do it for V Fest...


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    Quote Originally Posted by bballarl View Post
    I think Paul Tollet should come down to the masses and personally give us a water bottle and a handjob upon entering. All he does is book bands from his cushy office. LET'S FORCE HIM DOWN! WHO'S WITH ME!!!!???

    NO REGRET IF WE GET TOLLET!
    NO REGRET IF WE GET TOLLET!
    NO REGRET IF WE GET TOLLET!
    NO REGRET IF WE GET TOLLET!
    This is what you really mean right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballarl View Post
    I think Paul Tollet should come down to the masses and personally give us a water bottle and a hug upon entering. All he does is book bands from his cushy office. LET'S FORCE HIM DOWN! WHO'S WITH ME!!!!???

    NO REGRET IF WE GET TOLLET!
    NO REGRET IF WE GET TOLLET!
    NO REGRET IF WE GET TOLLET!
    NO REGRET IF WE GET TOLLET!
    classic post...
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    Richard Branson and Paul Tollett are actually the same person. Notice how you've never seen them photographed together?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinylmartyr View Post
    I would go to Coachella with $0 and survive. Sometimes you got do what ya gotta do.
    I take this to mean you're trading sexual favors for water?
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