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    Seriously, can we get any kind of addressing of grievances from GV re: this? At least an acknowledgement or explanation and what they plan to do for next year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bebop View Post
    I felt bad for everyone in there just from walking through to go to the market shuttles. That shit was straight up dirt and dead grass.
    There were also patches of sand in my camping spot. That really ticked me off.

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    I will not return to this Music and Arts Festival again. This was a travesty and shouldn't go without punishment. I paid for two passes with car camping and have no problem calling this business daily to demand a refund. I think we should unite and ask for retribution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shmooo View Post
    Note for 2014: I was in the back of lot 10. There were a SHITLOAD of empty spaces at the east end. Someone could have easily moved their car to that lot later in the day on Friday. I know that doesn't fix last week, nor would it eliminate your issues the first 1.5 days, but if you are frustrated next year, check around for open spots in other areas.

    BTW, those thorns have ruined many pairs of Nike Air running shoes (@ $130/pair) for me at home. They literally puncture the sole and let the 'air' escape.
    I was just going to say this. Back of 10 is where I was too, and there was so much space left. Even tent camping was in the back of 10 in the decent grass and didn't get screwed as bad as the poor bastards in 4. Hope GV fixes this for next year.

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    I've never camped, every year I think "hmm maybe next year I'll camp", then I get to reading these threads and I remember how nice it is to get back to the condo with your group of friends after a long hard day.

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    If you get Lot 8, you're golden.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiral21x View Post
    I've never camped, every year I think "hmm maybe next year I'll camp", then I get to reading these threads and I remember how nice it is to get back to the condo with your group of friends after a long hard day.
    Then I think about your commute from the condo to day parking to the three different checkpoints I encountered this weekend to get in...nope.
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    even with the shitty lot 4 situation, i'd still camp there over a hotel again. granted, lot 8 and 10 are worlds apart, but even the shittiest camping is better than dealing with driving in and out and the horrible double search/groping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scenicworld View Post
    even with the shitty lot 4 situation, i'd still camp there over a hotel again. granted, lot 8 and 10 are worlds apart, but even the shittiest camping is better than dealing with driving in and out and the horrible double search/groping.
    the last few years we've camped but left Sunday night, which requires me to move the car to day parking since the camp lots are closed from 10-2. the difference between the searches i get coming from camp and the searches i get coming from day parking are like night and day. it's crazy how much more thorough and aggressive they are with the non-campers.
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    I've never really been groped, especially with my kids around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    I've never really been groped, especially with my kids around.
    mind you i'm alone, a male, and it's sunday evening (when it seems like they just stop giving a shit about being polite/nice).
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    until this year, I'd never really been groped that much either, but coming through day parking/shuttles during weekend 2 my boobs were felt up pretty good. they would grab the string from my bikini and shake it and then feel under my boobs and between by boobs and then give the rest of me a fairly thorough patdown. not to mention they went into every single pocket in my purse/bag and even asked me to open up my wallet for them to look inside. I don't know if it was just a weekend 2 thing because of Boston or if it was the same way during weekend 1, but it definitely wasn't fun. and then we'd get to the main entrance and get searched all over again, albeit not nearly as thorough.
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    The benefits of having no boobs I guess. They never feel me up. I can't hide anything there.
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    ^^ wknd 1 I was violated in front of my wife and 2yr old

    I was patted on my junk and had my ass cupped jailhouse style

    So no it wasn't a Boston thing

    ...I don't have boobs either Amy
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    That's exactly how it was last year and damn near ruined my weekend! Took me three hours just to get in on Sunday of 2012! Having my boobs and ass grabbed and feeling like I'm checking into prison was not fun. That's why we splurged with VIP this year and it was wonderful! I will never go GA again. If I liked to camp that would be my other option, but I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by footixy View Post
    ^^ wknd 1 I was violated in front of my wife and 2yr old

    I was patted on my junk and had my ass cupped jailhouse style

    So no it wasn't a Boston thing
    Ha. My husband still complains about having a reach around every day from security in 2012.

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    well, to be fair it's the most action I had all weekend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by footixy View Post
    ^^ wknd 1 I was violated in front of my wife and 2yr old

    I was patted on my junk and had my ass cupped jailhouse style

    So no it wasn't a Boston thing

    ...I don't have boobs either Amy
    And I don't have junk. I meant as a woman and not having large blobs of flesh on my chest in which to hide things, I was not groped there. Maybe I should do VIP next year though. I already decided I'm not bringing the kids, at least not to W1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scenicworld View Post
    even with the shitty lot 4 situation, i'd still camp there over a hotel again. granted, lot 8 and 10 are worlds apart, but even the shittiest camping is better than dealing with driving in and out and the horrible double search/groping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    If you get Lot 8, you're golden.
    Amy, get the fuck out of this thread. No one gives a shit that you got a good camping spot on actual grass. This is a place for the survivors of Lot 4 to come together and heal. Kindly fuck off.

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    Default Re: The Godforsaken Thorn-Infested Horse Patch, LOT 4

    The conversation has moved on to security gropings.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    Saturday W2 the guy right at the festival gates made me empty out my backpack myself. That never happened W1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    The conversation has moved on to security gropings.
    allow me to steer it back then.

    has anyone else written a letter to goldenvoice? i have one typed up and i'll probably be sending it off tomorrow. god only knows who if anyone will read it, but i just had to speak up about how completely terrible Lot 4 was (among other related problems).
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    My group was in lot 4 - worst camping experience we've ever had. Only year that came close was maybe 2008 or 2009 when they decided to have all showers in 1 central location (including sinks), making it very hard to either take a shower or use a sink. I'm going to email Coachella a list of camping critiques, here they are:
    -No showers or sinks in lot 4
    -not enough port o potties, and the one's we had were always filthy it seemed
    -thorns everywhere - you basically had to have shoes on at all times to avoid them
    -one of the people in our group got bit by a swarm of ants, and her feet swelled up badly
    -felt like we really weren't even at Coachella when we were in the campsite, no amenities around
    -long 20 minute walk to the festival, that led us by zero amenities except for buying water/powerade

    Lastly, I took a pic walking back the campsite after - there were just plumes of dust everywhere. Felt like you were walking back into hell. Hope no one ever again has to camp in lot 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic Viper View Post
    allow me to steer it back then.

    has anyone else written a letter to goldenvoice? i have one typed up and i'll probably be sending it off tomorrow. god only knows who if anyone will read it, but i just had to speak up about how completely terrible Lot 4 was (among other related problems).
    I wrote a very long letter and sent it to info@coachella.com, and also using the contact form on golden voice's main website. I've had 0 response. I plan to resubmit the letter in a few days.

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    I also took pictures of the fucking 2000 person lines to get into the festival on Friday morning and the 12 security gates or whatever it was that were closed because they were "short staffed" per a manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ww_crimson View Post
    I wrote a very long letter and sent it to info@coachella.com, and also using the contact form on golden voice's main website. I've had 0 response. I plan to resubmit the letter in a few days.
    They are still out in Indio for Stagecoach this weekend. Give them a week or two to get back to the daily grind in the office before harassing them with multiple duplicate emails.

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    Default Re: The Godforsaken Thorn-Infested Horse Patch, LOT 4

    Can anyone post photos of the lot itself? Just curious

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    I hope you are all writing letters to Golden Voice.
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    honestly, there wasn't much to take photos of. the lot itself looked green enough at first glance, it wasn't until you took off your shoes and took a couple steps and discovered the hidden gems of lot 4 (thorns). it's also hard to take photos of a lack of bathrooms and nonexistent showers, and honestly, I didn't want to take a photo of the bathroom attendant that passed out a few pieces of toilet paper on your way in to the porta poties and then doused you with a squirt from a single bag of hand sanitizer on your way out.
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