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    how lucky/unlucky where you with your lodging/camping/whaterver for coachella?
    for me i was a big time procrastinator. i was desperately searching for a place to stay a week before weekend 1. lucky for me, i found someone who didnt want their hotel room for my weekend. if it wasnt for these threads, i dont know what would have happened. how about you guys, explain dat struggle/lucky situation.

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    show up early on thursday and got put in lot 4 = very unlucky

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    Quote Originally Posted by bemerritt View Post
    show up early on thursday and got put in lot 4 = very unlucky
    This really put a damper on my whole group's weekend one experience


    Also, was very unlucky to leave Modest Mouse a song early to catch Beach House before YYYs and then finding out the Daft Punk song debut happened while we were at Beach House. Fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanman86 View Post
    This really put a damper on my whole group's weekend one experience


    Also, was very unlucky to leave Modest Mouse a song early to catch Beach House before YYYs and then finding out the Daft Punk song debut happened while we were at Beach House. Fail.
    You didn't fail at all. It was just the teaser promo, you can watch it on Youtube now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderbot View Post
    You didn't fail at all. It was just the teaser promo, you can watch it on Youtube now.
    True, but it would have been a pretty amazing holy shit moment. (Kinda the point of debuting it as a surprise the way they did...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanman86 View Post
    True, but it would have been a pretty amazing holy shit moment. (Kinda the point of debuting it as a surprise the way they did...)
    Had they played the entire song, sure. But it was just a little clip, it was only worth seeing it to catch people freakingout that Daft Punk was gonna show up.

    I wore a Daft Punk shirt on Saturday and boy what a mistake. Everyone asked me if I was excited to see them come out during Phoenix... I had entirely too much fun laughing at anyone that said this to me, and to remember my face laughing at them when they didn't show up.
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    Lucky. On W1 showed up a little bit after 9am, got lot 8. I didn't camp W2, but I drove down Jefferson and over to Avenue 52 so I could get lot 15 for parking, and that worked out well Friday. On Saturday I got lot 14E which was a longer walk. I think they were filling up lot 14 before they put people in lot 15 because I arrived late on Friday and got 15.
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    Left LA at 6 am to get to the campground at 9:30. Car we were driving blew up right before Banning around 7:30. After calling AAA, getting towed, renting a car and loading up said rental, we were back on the road by 10:00. Arrived at the security check around 11 and were in lot 8 107th st by noon. Centrally located between the entrance, showers and restrooms. It was perfect.

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    Booked mid 2012, arrived late Thursday, bout 10pm. Parked in lot 14 all three days. Little bit of a walk on Friday, but we remembered the house we rented had bikes. Boom! Easy in/out traveling for much, much cheaper beers. A great wekend was had.
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    5 minute drive from our house in La Quinta (PGA west) directly into VIP parking. Never waited in line for security all three days. It was a perfect weekend 1 for me

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    initially booked a hotel in palm springs that was going to cost $1000 found someone renting a room in there place for $500 and it was a 5min walk from the shuttle pickup

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    We miscalculated how quick the drive from Sacramento to Indio would be. It went way faster this year (maybe we were way more excited? i dunno)

    Anyway, we arrived at 4:30AM, waited for the Safeway to open (it goes by a different name in Indo, im too lazy to google right now) Got some ice/breakfast and headed to the line. We were the 3rd car back in our line. Even after getting our wristbands re-issued (some stupid mix up) we got plopped down in Lot 8 [S104th] - 2nd row from the entrance. Preeeeeeemo spot this year, had a blast!

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    The length of the walk from our house to the shuttle hinged on two gates that I could only view on Google Maps and Street view. The two gates ended up being open and it made our walk 5 minutes instead 20 minutes.
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    Inspection = UNLUCKY:
    Arrived @ 2 pm on friday. Crappy Friday traffic extended my drive by an hour from ventura county. Figured I was in pretty good shape when the car camping inspection line was moving reasonably well. Then I got directed into one of the middle lanes. Follow the blue Civic he says. No shit - we watched AT LEAST 30 cars go by us on each side before finally made it to the front. Most lines had inspections taking about 2 mins each. My line had a hard ass who asked me if I had drugs at least 10 times. I mentioned I had a prescription and after insisting to review my license information against it, he then starts asking me if this was really my license. He said it can't be me because I lost a lot of weight. Then he asks me twice if the car was mine. His partner confiscated my teen daughter's highlighters she had in her backpack for school. After 10 minutes of bullshit, they let me through. Meanwhile, there was enough fucking weed inside to get the entire state of texas high. So how effective exactly are these assholes?

    Camping spot = LUCKY/OK:
    We ended up on 132nd and main. The walk wasn't bad at all. I don't know why people complain - it was maybe a 1/2 mile? If you aren't in shape for that, you shouldn't be camping. The pisser was... the pisser. These we were strategically centered between three banks of them, all over 1/4 mile away. Now that walk ain't that long normally, but when you gotta go - it sucks. Good part is that they stank to high hell most of the time, so I guess we didn't have to deal with that.Our ground was flat. The grass was living, and dust was minimal. When we took down the tent, we were both barefoot. Apparently we pissed off some fire ants, because they were all over our feet. That was a bitch.

    Stupid move of the weekend. Twice, I locked the car up (remote) and LEFT DOORS OPEN. Lights stayed on and combined with not starting it for a few days killed off my battery. thankfully the guy next to me had cables. Upside? No one fucked with my car or stuff, even though it was all out there for more than 12 hours combined.

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    Very lucky. Good neighbors and just one street over from where we camped last year (107th street this year, as opposed to 106th), although no corner spot for us this time around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayaDelWes View Post
    The length of the walk from our house to the shuttle hinged on two gates that I could only view on Google Maps and Street view. The two gates ended up being open and it made our walk 5 minutes instead 20 minutes.
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    where did you stay? if you need two bodies, me and my gf would love to stay there 2014.
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    My melodica was jacked. Unlucky.

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    Very lucky. Our group goes for condos and keeps growing so we had to look for another condo less than a month out. Found one in the same community as the others for a super reasonable price.

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    Very lucky.. Showed up around 1:30 am Fri got in by 3 am and miracles of miracles got a corner spot in 8!! Who woulda thunk it?? I was praying to the powers that be..please not 4, please not 4!! LOL Great time this year!!

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    People like the corner spot?

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    lucky, but as this was my first time camping, have no basis to compare (solo tent camper - weekend 2) - arrived on friday afternoon for tent camping, little bit of line to get in, but from stories i hear, that was nothing compared to thursday - guy checking my car was quick and chill and drove in with no problems - walk from parking to tent camping was nothing, guys watching over us helped transport gear from parking to campsite, made so much easier because it was friday and not thursday - walk from tent camping to festival a bit of hike (we were probably closest campsite to corner of madison and 52nd) but like post above, if you're not willing to walk, this probably isn't the experience for you -

    all in all, a weekend (weekend 2) i will never, ever forget - can't wait to do it again next year (hopefully weekend 1 this time and car camping with friends) - when does payment plan start??

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    Lucky - Showed up with my friends at about 6:30 to make line to get in. Security checked the cars fast and efficiently, good crew and very nice. Got in at about 8 pm. Got placed in lot 8 on 117th N, pretty much right in front of the benches at the main store which pretty much made it the least possible walk to get breakfast, supplies, ice, charge your phone, and go to the dome.

    Unlucky - Sunday night my friend helped out carry some things out of the fest to a friends car. When he got back, he found his tent shaking. He discovered a stereotypically looking Australian bro having sex with some really young looking girl inside, naked, on top of one of my favorite blankets and his blanket. He got up, apologized and left our camp leaving a bloody condom behind and a total of $21 in cash in tip.

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    Lucky - had my own golf cart for the whole weekend.

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    Lucky - Somehow managed to get every member of our group in with minimal issues, and all camp next to each other. Great location in camp, less than 5 minute walk into the fest. Personally had zero issues with security. Also got out of the lot on monday morning and onto the freeway in less than ten minutes.

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    Coachella was great showed up early thursday before they were letting any cars into the campgrounds and our group ended up right on the corner of 104th street and main st.... right in front of the entrances!
    hopefully #mistyparadise will be as well located next year as it was this year!

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    Got put in the middle of South 107th street, had some really kick ass neighbors, very lucky this year.

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