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    Default difference between car camping /tent camping 4 noobs

    i'm getting a lot of questions from noobs. im going to try to explain this simple/quick. others are welcome to chime in.

    CAR CAMPING
    car camping spots are 10x30 and you park your car in the spot and put up tent(s). This is 98% of onsite camping at the festival. fit however many people in your spot that you want/can. you just need to buy the spot and everyone needs a festival pass.
    *car camping spots require a car to be in the spot.

    TENT CAMPING
    tent camping spots are 10x15 and are just tents only. you also get 1 parking spot in an adjacent parking lot to leave your car for the weekend. then you haul all your stuff over to where tent camping is. tent camping is a very very tiny area that is near one of the car camping lots. fit however many people in your spot that you want/can. you just need to buy the spot and everyone needs a festival pass.

    If you plan to purchase a camping spot, you must buy one in the same order as your festival pass and they both must be used together for the camping spot to be valid.

    WHAT ELSE DOES MY GROUP NEED?
    if your group who is all camping in your spot is driving in multiple cars, the other car(s) will need a place to park for the weekend, the only overnight parking for extra cars is in the companion camping parking lot. buy one of those for the extra car.

    *Camping spots and companion camping parking spots are good for the entire weekend.
    *If your group is buying more than one camp spot, arrive together to camp next to each other.

    I may edit/clarify this first post based on further questions.

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    Default Re: difference between car camping /tent camping 4 noobs

    Need to note that arriving early does not guarantee a spot closest to festival entrance.

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    Default Re: difference between car camping /tent camping 4 noobs

    no where on our website does it state anything about arrival times versus placement in any particular camping area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    no where on our website does it state anything about arrival times versus placement in any particular camping area.
    maybe you should note that then

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    Default Re: difference between car camping /tent camping 4 noobs

    You are saying I need to add "arrival time does not affect placement" ? what do you suggest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    You are saying I need to add "arrival time does not affect placement" ? what do you suggest?

    2 years ago a group of friends and I were one of the first cars to arrive at the gate. We were placed very close to the front of the line for security searches. We ended up getting the first row camping right next to the festival entrance. Last year, my best friend and his girl were one of the first cars to arrive at the gate and got placed in front of the line during security searches and He happened to get a camping spot in the first row aisle right next to the the festival entrance. All first row campers will tell you that they were probably up all night trying to get those prime spots.

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    THOSE FIRST ROW CAMPING SPOTS ARE THE SHIT THOUGH!!! ALL ONE ROW CARS AND YOU DON'T HAVE NEIGHBORS IN BACK OF YOU. I'll continue to think that going early will almost guarantee me a prime spot like that.

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    Default Re: difference between car camping /tent camping 4 noobs

    There are no in and out privileges for car camping, tent camping lot, and companion parking. Once you leave you can not return.
    For car camping, the times you can leave are limited for safety reasons. For example, you cannot leave between 10pm and 2am on Sunday night. These limits may not apply to tent camping lot?

    See the full rules for additional info, they are clear and well written.

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    Default Re: difference between car camping /tent camping 4 noobs

    Quote Originally Posted by geo-god View Post
    2 years ago a .....
    still never said anywhere about arrival time versus placement in any lot. that is some theory you guys concoct and tell each other. then get mad when it doesn't work out the way you fantasized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    ...then get mad when it doesn't work out the way you fantasized.
    lulz!!!

    I don't know where you came up with that.

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    by the people who complain that they got there early but didnt get the area they thought.
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    Well then people are just dumb for bringing shitty attitudes to Coachella. And that reminds me.. The only way i would get upset though is if i was placed next to the shitters. Now that's something you have no control of and is the worst thing that can happen to a Coachella camper. There's just no upside to being next to those damn things.

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    Default Re: difference between car camping /tent camping 4 noobs

    if you have IBS it's probably a good thing.
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    Default Re: difference between car camping /tent camping 4 noobs

    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    if you have IBS it's probably a good thing.
    WOW!!! HAHA~!!

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