I was directed to the line all the way to the right. 2 cars up, there was a car being stipped down, about 6 staff members were pouring out bottle of Corona Bottles. another 2-3 were going thru the car. I figured, great! Stuck in the shitty line, they're gonna find my "stuff"...but by the time it was my turn to be inspected, the Inspection Supervisor looked at the line that built up behind me and asks me "Do you have any weed, glass, or hard alcohol" I say NOPE! And before I can get out of the car to show ID and let them search, he says to the staff...."OK these guys are good, circle 'em up, move on thru..."
Fastest inspection i've ever had, no ID check, no opening truck or icechest or bags....we were cracking the hell up!
Yeah our search was super easy, I was a little worried because I'm only 20 and we had 3 cases of beer + box of wine in our car for the 4 of us. The guys searching our car were super nice, they asked to open our trunk, asked how much alcohol we had and sent us on our way. Didn't take anything out of the car, didn't ask for ID. Nothing. Some people on this board are just paranoid haha
Or some did get searched properly, I admit I was a little lazy this year with some things but what this thread should teach us is plan for the worst but expect the best
people reading this for advice on car search:
It's a complete crap shoot, don't smoke pot while waiting in line and hide your drugs/glass bottles/gunz well
This thread is way too long when there is a simple solution: no glass, hide your drugs and just be cool.
I've never had a problem getting anything into Coachella. Just be fucking creative and smart and you won't have problems either.
I'm not doubting that you had good reason to be scared, I just fail to understand the logic behind deciding to book a hotel room last minute instead of just simply tossing your drugs or trying another entrance to sneak them in at another time. How did these options not occur to you while you were booking at some hotel that had some absurdly spiked prices? Or are you just filthy fucking rich and completely unperturbed by these po folk questions?
Pack your trunk so tight that they don't want to search through it. Worked for me this year.
and by trunk you mean ass, right?
@Manic Episode Mike you should've just come up with clever way to sneak your shit in man. flipping a bitch a few minutes away from getting inside to go stay in a hotel over car camping sounds lame as fuck... like someone said on this forum before, if you can't figure out a way to sneak shit in, you probably don't deserve to.
#1 buy hot glue gun
#2 buy box of grranola bars or cereal or some shit.
#3 reseal box with hot glue gun
Ive never ever ever seen anyone open "unopened" food items. There you go kids.
ok so i had a massive canopy, it went over 2 cars and was built out of pvc
did not try to hide it at all.. strapped it to the top of the car
had copious amounts of drugs
the drugs we put in the door panel
so we get there and 2 women greet us they cheerfully say they are going to search the car
one is a white girl mid 20s the other is a black girl in her 40s and time hasnt done her well
the young girl opens the back door to the suv and pokes around opens are cooler which is full with beer and ice and says "yep theres beer in here" which was pretty much the extent of the search..
meanwhile the older lady is talking to my group ..
"you dont have any drugs do you? no camping knives.. how about plastic poles.."
when she said that my heart dropped but i just looked at her and said no.
once she got done asking questions that was it. no further search just a "o" on our windshield and we were in
honestly it was the laxest search i could have imagined
I think it's been confirmed that people from security actually go through these forums from time to time, we're just feeding them this information now, keep it up
Those idiots took my rubber mallet..... 30second car search and the asshole decides to take my fucking rubber mallet -.- ohhhh hiiii what am I supposed to beat the stakes in with? my hand? my foot? ok.... guess I have to use my foot smh smh
Thanks for ruining it for next year. Brilliant guys just brilliant
Yep, next year security is opening all of your food items.
Anyone got updates?
unraveling sleeping bags? Jeez, there goes that idea. Must get more creative then.
2011 was actually pretty quick and easy. Should arrive around 10pm so hopefully the crew is kind.
Are they searching persons thoroughly or only the cars?
Yes, we need to know. Hopefully someone posts about the severity of the searches.
Also curious if they're actually enforcing the rule about metal tent stakes.
Wow no updates yet.
It'll be the same like every other year.
If you have anything illegal on you- then hopefully you'll get lucky and get someone who is too overwhelmed by the toll line madness to search your things
Updates updates updates!