Coachella 2013: Lost and found items by the numbers
Posted by MyCoachella on June 4, 2013
I don’t envy whoever’s in charge of this year’s Coachella lost and found inventory.
The catalog of left-behind personal items at Coachella 2013 totals about 750 — including 407 loose IDs, cards and passports.
But it seems like the increased attendance of this year’s festival — up by about 10,000 from Coachella 2012 — led to a higher concentration of responsible festival-goers, considering last year saw nearly 900 lost and found items catalogued.
Festival workers are apparently having more trouble this year with cell phones, though — more people are adding lock codes to their phones, “making it near impossible” to find the owners.
Here’s what I counted in the lost and found section of the Coachella website:
407 loose IDS, cards and passports
93 wallets and coin purses
15 groups of keys — 135 keys total, some grouped together
53 phones — including 30 locked iPhones
18 cameras — and two empty camera bags
The inventory was first posted on May 9, and after three months, items will be donated to charity.
– Written by MyDesert.com intern Erin Hebert (firstname.lastname@example.org, @erinehebert)