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    Either way is great...the trade off is with friends your adding the shared component of the overall experience, both pluses and minuses...but I find in general being with a group always lessens your ability to appreciate the music...you hit sets you're loving the others don't like, more time spent in beer gardens and the back of the tents waiting to hook up, behind held up from getting there in morning by friend who partied to hard the night before or the person who has to get their pool time in first.

    If your a real music obsessive, solo is the best way to go...you'll bump into cool people all day long when you feel the need to talk about what you've seen, and your memories of the performances will in the end be much sharper. If your a people/party lover first and foremost, and the music itself is an added bonus rather than the primary reason to attend...then you may not want to go solo.

    I'm a real music obsessive, the three years I went alone '08, 10, 11 were the ones I enjoyed and remember best overall, the three I went with friends 09, 12, 13 felt more like a blur, but nothing tops the experience of sharing a magic set with those close to you, like that McCartney set I experienced with my wife in '09.
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    Went for the first time last year, was solo, and was probably the best weekend of my life. There are boring times in the middle of things, just be outgoing and talk to other groups of people.

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    I did this year.. winged it completely, bought my tickets last minute (Friday afternoon) with a car companion pass and ended up staying with someone I found here on the boards (I just stayed in a sleeping bag outside). I had friends who were working and were off later, but for the mornings I was on my own. It was nice.. you can do what you want or go wait in line for 2hrs to shower and not worry about other people. I'm sure if you go solo you'll end up knowing a handful of people who are going anyways.
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    I haven't gone solo, but the 2 years I have been, I spent pretty much the whole time inside the festival watching acts by myself.

    My friends have no clue about music, and hardly see any acts over the weekend.

    Being solo means I can run around to maximise the artists I can see and I can leave a stage and go where ever , when ever.

    It is very nice though to meet up with your buddies back at the tent and discuss the day's events with a few beers.

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    Thanks for all your responses. I made a spreadsheet for my business class which summarizes all your feedback. I will warn you that there may be some sampling bias based on the non-random population of respondents.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Relic View Post
    Thanks for all your responses. I made a spreadsheet for my business class which summarizes all your feedback. I will warn you that there may be some sampling bias based on the non-random population of respondents.

    Charts work. Great visual.

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    Prefer solo

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    2014 will be my first Coachella! And it will be solo!

    Sadly, I have lame, cheap friends!
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    Good luck ^

    I also have cheap local friends but have amazing chella buddies every year

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    I don't think people should go by themselves. I think they should stay home and get on the internet and find a date and then go to coachella. Unless they are unemployed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    I don't think people should go by themselves. I think they should stay home and get on the internet and find a date and then go to coachella. Unless they are unemployed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gallo1129 View Post
    2014 will be my first Coachella! And it will be solo!

    Sadly, I have lame, cheap friends!
    First here too...going with my sister I would go solo if I had to. No problems there!
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    Same here, first time and solo and really looking forward to it. I tend to travel solo a lot, so I'm used to it. In my case I have friends who would have the money, but aren't interested in Coachella!

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    Every year except 2010 that I've gone has been solo.
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    I haven't gone solo, but the 2 years I have been, I spent pretty much the whole time inside the festival watching acts by myself.

    My friends have no clue about music, and hardly see any acts over the weekend.

    Being solo means I can run around to maximise the artists I can see and I can leave a stage and go where ever , when ever.

    It is very nice though to meet up with your buddies back at the tent and discuss the day's events with a few beers.
    this is usually my exact experience too - it is great to have friends back at the campsite to discuss the days events, for me this might be my favorite part of Coachella. Normally during the day I might have 1 or 0 friends with me depending on what is going on. And I always follow my own schedule of music, I hope everyone else does this too. Waiting around for friends missing sets sounds awful to me
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    Solo is great! You don't have to babysit friends that are drunk or to high. Go where you want, do whom ever you want to do, eat what you want and answer to no one wanting your swag or drugs.

    Unfortunately you have no one to cheer, dance or reminisce with after it's over.

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    Pretty sure there are threads so you can camp with other folks going solo

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    This will be my first year, and I'm going solo unless one of my lame ass friends decides to come with, also will be travelling from Australia so this should be an awesome weekend. I've travelled to South Africa and Zimbabwe by myself so travelling alone isn't a big issue.

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    Went solo for '12. Definitely unprepared. Packed the day of, forgot camera and picked wrong clothes for Week 1 (which was cold, mind you.) Missed out on Pulp, AM, and a few others. Still wondering why I didn't receive 'Dumbass of the Year" award but I enjoyed the hell out of it. All my friends are broke too. See y'all at Coachella 2014.

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    Youth, you son of a bitch, where did you go?

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    thnx

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    I had always thought going solo to a music festival would be kinda lame. But I got a super last minute free ticket to Treasure Island this year and out of the blue I just went by myself. It was incredibly fun. I met a bunch of rad people and was able to move around the grounds and get closer to acts (Disclosure) easier. That being said I don't know if I'd do Coachella solo. But I'm definitely over bringing huge groups.

    If it's between solo and not going, go.
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    Solo gives you the freedom to move at your own pace.
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    My sister and cousin came to Coachella with me this year and although we went to a couple of shows together and I enjoyed the company, for the most part we all went to different shows (all having different tastes in music) and I ended up spending the majority of my weekend going from show to show alone. Once the music comes on it doesn't matter anyways, it's not like you can have a conversation. Go alone and rock on with yo bad self.

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