Hey everyone. I'm from South Florida and for the past few months my family and I were planning to fly over to California for Weekend 1 of Coachella. We were supposed to book everything including flights & tickets this past weekend for my birthday, but my dad found out this past Thursday that he can lose his job at any moment so those plans kinda fell through.
I just turned 17 and have been saving up for Coachella. Every penny/bill I got went into a jar for 5 months until I was able to raise about $600. More than enough to buy a pass. Now that my parents won't be attending my trip to California due to financial issues, I am really considering flying out with my 24 year-old sister since both of us can pay for planes and passes. I spoke with my dad tonight and he basically told me I could do whatever I wanted to do but he also made it seem that if I did book the trip and go, he wouldn't be the happiest. I'm getting to the point in my life where I am trying to not be so reliant on my parents regarding financial matters with things I want to do. Some things my dad brought up in our discussion today was that my sister may not be eligible to rent a car from the airport at 24 (as we would be flying to LAX). Do anyone know if this is true and what the age limit is?
Also, I've been talking to a guy from New Jersey for a few days about a pass he is selling and he sent me a text that he received his pass in the mail today. He wants me to tell him by tomorrow morning if I am going to buy the ticket. However, after the talk I had with my dad, I am not so sure what to say at this point. I was thinking of buying it and worse case scenario, I try to resell it towards the end of this month if I really can't attend. That way I have a pass while still figuring everything out. What do you guys think? Should I buy it or should I wait it out another week or so and find someone else willing to sell me their pass?
I just need advice and since I'm not getting much from my parents, I figured I would turn to this forum in hopes of finally getting my shit together because I want nothing more than to attend this year. OH and another thing. This is probably the only chance I can attend Coachella since I will be a first year college student next year and my sister will be heading to Pennsylvania for Medical School.
Any help is much appreciated and please, if you have nothing nice to say, please understand you will be completely disregarded. Thank you!