View Full Version : Did a lot of kids get dropped off?

04-24-2012, 07:29 PM
I only went weekend 2 but every time I went from the camping lot into the venue I felt like the average age dropped noticeably. Maybe I was camping near more mature folks but most people I saw and met on the campgrounds seemed at least 20 years old and were definitely there to party, but also reasonably mature human beings. In the venue (especially Sahara tent) I felt like there were swarms of teens all over. Not trying to be a dick but I felt like the event would be significantly improved if it was 21+ (ready to be flamed). Did their parents drop them off? Are they locals who drove in? Where did these annoying and belligerent teens come from?

04-24-2012, 07:33 PM
Just out of curiosity, how old are you?

04-24-2012, 07:47 PM
Should've mentioned I am 25.

04-24-2012, 07:52 PM
hm, I didn't notice that at all.
I'm 17 but I wasn't with a group of other teenagers either, came down from canada as a grad present. my guess is that they're locals though.

04-24-2012, 07:52 PM
The only real awesome part would be no more beer gardens...and that would be very very awesome...othen than that, the kids dont bug me...im 31...didnt notice em too much...

04-24-2012, 08:00 PM
You can get your drivers license at 16 so I'd imagine they drove themselves.

I was thinking that 2nd weekend was going to be a younger crowd because most of the previous Coachella attendees, many who have been going for years, pre-purchased and almost sold out the 1st weekend while newer attendees, who I assume was largely younger [21 younger], ended up having to get 2nd weekend passes. I didn't go to second weekend and any personal observation wouldnt be very accurate but 1st weekend didn't seem to be noticeably young where the thought came up. It would be interesting to see if GV had that data.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
04-24-2012, 08:09 PM
Camping is 18 and over...that might explain it.

04-24-2012, 08:30 PM
Cool I didn't know camping was 18+ because they never checked ID in security line. Also I didn't think about weekend 1 would be a lot more Coachella vets, thus probably an older crowd.

04-24-2012, 08:53 PM
I thought this was another poop thread.

04-25-2012, 06:04 AM
I thought this was another poop thread.


04-25-2012, 07:43 AM
Noticed that too. I just figure $300 to get in was worth it to parents who want a break from their kids for 3 days. Agreed that it should be an 18 or older event only. I usually feel old at concerts and festivals, but this weekend I felt like I was at a Twilight convention.

04-25-2012, 08:52 AM
I'm terrble at guessing age, and people always think I'm 14 (27) anyway, so I never notice the "youngness" of the crowd. However, I did see about a million "parent pick-up/drop off" signs this year, and never in years prior.