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    Re: Shuttle Questions

    Riviera shuttle does not stop at Indian Wells.
  2. Re: Access to VIP entrance without VIP parking?

    The VIP entrances only benefits shuttle riders and VIP parking permit holders. You will walk around the fest to use it. It's better for you to use the general entrance. You won't save anytime...
  3. Re: In your experience, how accurate are the set times?

    A couple of other disasters: In 2010, Sly Stone failed to show up. I was in the front on the railing. The roadies had the stage prepared and his band was there and the tent was pretty full. When...
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    Re: Shuttle Questions

    If you have a car, I highly suggest driving to Indian Wells Tennis Garden - there's tons of parking available and it's the closest parking site/shuttle to the grounds. The other park and ride is the...
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    Re: Shuttle Questions

    Well, I have a little warning. Last year, Week 1, Friday there was a huge major fuckup and one of my friends didn't get back on that shuttle line til after 5am. It was fixed and didn't happen the...
  6. Re: VIP and the Any Line, Anytime Shuttle Pass

    The buses do not stop at the VIP entrance. Where they do let you out at, the VIP entrance is much closer than the GA entrance.

    At the bus drop off location, everyone is funneled towards the...
  7. Re: Homewood Suites by Hilton La Quinta (Proximity To Indian Wells Tennis Garden)

    I've stayed at that Homewood Suites twice. This seems silly but if you're staying there, I'd recommend driving to Indian Wells, even though it's only 1/2 mile or so. Why? Your legs will be so...
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    Re: Traffic on I-10 leaving is a nightmare

    Traffic moved but what was normally a two hour trip when it's clear was three hours. I've done the 74 before. It won't save you any time.
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    Re: Traffic on I-10 leaving is a nightmare

    We left at 11am and it was bumper to bumper for a good 40 miles. There were a couple of minor accidents along the way. Stay in the far right lane as much as possible. It moves better than the left...
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    Re: Craft Beer?

    Craft Beer wasn't too crowded on Friday and was busier today but not really any wait to get beers, unlike the Heineken in the other beer gardens. Excellent selection. I bought 16oz beers for $10. ...
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    Re: Park or take the shuttle

    Shuttle. Indian Wells is the closest shuttle to Coachella. Well worth it. Avoid the drama of getting out at the end of the night.
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    I want to use Bitcoin at Coachella

    Yes, I'm one of those crazy Bitcoin people. It's one of those things I think will happen at some point, why not start now. Any other BTC fans going to Coachella? I sent an e-mail to Spicy Pie and...
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    Re: What hotel would you recommend?

    So the Thursday night before Coachella, you can find a decent place for $100 a night on Hotwire. Book that two months in advance. But the problem, as always, is the Fri - Sun. You can find some of...
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    Re: Travel from LAX to Palm Springs

    You can rent a car at LAX and drop it off in Vegas BUT it might be cost prohibitive. They charge a premium for that. Plus if you rent a car at LAX and return it there, you will get charged less for...
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    Re: PRE SALE coachella 2014

    In at 10am. Bought at 10:06am. See you W1.
  16. Re: Selling previous years Coachella hoodies, etc?

    In past years, they used to sell all the old stuff but I haven't seen anything announced this year. If they do, it will be in the center of the campgrounds where all the other stuff is. They...
  17. Re: Need Advice - How Long from LA Friday Morning?

    When does your plane land? It's easier to zip across LA late night/early AM rather than try and fight traffic in the morning. You could stay in a cheap place like Beaumont on the way in - that at...
  18. Re: Most convenient Walmart between LAX and Indio?

    Beaumont just off the I-10. Outside of the LA Metro area and before Palm Springs.

    http://www.walmart.com/storeLocator/ca_storefinder_details_short.do?edit_object_id=5156
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    Re: Rodriguez!

    Rolling Stone published 10 Things You Don't Know About Rodriguez:

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rodriguez-10-things-you-dont-know-about-the-searching-for-sugar-man-star-20130328

    The...
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    Earthquakechella!

    Just downgraded to 4.6. About 15 miles from festival site.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci15296281#summary
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    Re: Rodriguez!

    Rodriguez is scheduled to play the Orpheum in LA on Tuesday, April 16th, between W1 and W2. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am. I will see him on W1 and am sorely tempted to see him that Tuesday.
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  22. Re: FIRST TIMER: driving from LA to palm springs

    You can sneak across LA that time of day between 10am and 130pm and traffic will not be horrendous. However, if it's after 2pm or so, you will start to hit the afternoon rush. There are no good...
  23. Not Coachella - 2013 at Great Park in Orange County

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-0508-goldenvoice-festival-20120519,0,3641251,full.story

    No booze, no drugs.
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    Re: It's raining MCA. Damn.

    I met Adam a little over a year ago. O-Scope had picked up our film, Bellflower, and we were in NY doing some press well ahead of its release. They had invited us up to the office for pizza, beer...
  25. Re: Hotels in the area already booked for 2013?!?

    I've booked a hotel both weekends already but further out than before. But the prices for the two properties haven't been completely jacked up yet. No camping for me, I need a hot shower and sleep....
  26. Another Stagecoach, another sexual assault

    For those of you unfamiliar, last year:

    http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?48956-Woman-Raped-at-Stagecoach-by-SECURITY

    Now this year:
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    Re: WTF? Sahara Tent Stabbing?

    So something was posted from a news outlet within the last week and I'll try to find the link but apparently the "stabber" thought the "stabee" was the new boyfriend but it turned out to be his...
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    Re: Photos of the Sign Language Interpreters

    The sign guy gave up during Bon Iver's set when he was hitting some of the high falsettos. And I even saw him looking through a binder before hand so he knew what he could sign. I was right in...
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    Re: A movie filmed at Coachella?

    The movie is Sound of My Voice and it was at Sundance 2011 and is just being released now. It's about a cult in the San Fernando Valley led by this young blonde woman played by Brit Marling. I have...
  30. Re: Wasn't there a comedian(s) on the 2012 lineup?

    No.
  31. Propane tank explodes in McDonald's near Coachella festival, injuring one

    Now I know what BLEVE means

    http://www.sbsun.com/ci_20450892/propane-tank-explodes-mcdonalds-near-coachella-festival-injuring



    And here's some video from facebook:
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  32. Re: Teleprompters - What acts use them and is this normal?

    John Lydon AKA Johnny Rotten did the Outdoor Stage a few years ago with Public Image Ltd. He had a music stand with a binder on it and lyrics for all his songs. He was constantly looking at his...
  33. Thread: Gotye

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    Re: Gotye

    Note to self: avoid music trivia contests with Gotye.

    http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2012/04/gotye_shows_up_at_sf_pub_trivi.php
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    Re: How were the shuttles?

    I had an issue with a bus driver on Route 6, Blue line, who did not want to drop me off at Homewood Suites at the end of the night. It's on the shuttle map. I had to talk him into it but made sure...
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    Re: Sunday Writeups Go Here

    Friday of 2010 was when the wristband RFID system malfunctioned and chaos ensued. I got there early and missed it but it nearly ruined Coachella. They were using Palm Pilots for authentication and...
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    Re: Sunday Writeups Go Here

    There was an art installation that wasn't there the previous two days, probably due to the wind. It was a big crane that was made up to be this huge orchid, but it almost looked like some sci-fi...
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    Re: WTF? Sahara Tent Stabbing?

    Here's a link: http://www.mydesert.com/article/20120416/NEWS0801/120416005/134-arrested-Coachalla-Valley-Music-Arts-Festival-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
  38. Re: Your top 5 performances from 2012 (weekend one edition)

    1. Gotye
    2. Dre & Snoop
    3. honeyhoney
    4. Jeff Mangum
    5. Grouplove
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    Re: Shuttle Wait time

    Shuttle is a good 15 to 20 minute walk from the front gates. If there's a crowd add another 5 minutes. Tons of buses, even at peak time, you load up and get moving. Only on Saturday night were we...
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    Re: 60% Attendance Day 1 rumour

    I definitely think the 60% figure was probably true. The crowd was pretty big on Sunday. Friday was empty by comparison.
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    Re: Getting to and leaving Coachella

    No cars can leave the campground between 10pm and 2am. Take that into consideration. If someone has a 6am flight, you need to leave by 2am. Gas up before, you should get to LAX by 430am. You're...
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    Re: Saturday Writeups Go Here

    Dead tired but stumbled into the polo grounds to catch We Were Promised Jetpacks. Solid start to the day, I expect great things from them in the future.

    From there, we went to Bogore (not my...
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    Re: Bon Iver Fucking Killed It

    I'm going to give the minority opinion here but I did not dig Bon Iver. I have tremendous respect for his voice and his work but his live performance did not do it for me. And the crowd around me,...
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    Re: 60% Attendance Day 1 rumour

    Guy said it was day 1 scans not shuttle. Again take it FWIW.
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    60% Attendance Day 1 rumour

    Take it FWIW, but the Valley Music guy at our bus stop said only 60% of passholders actually went day 1. It was definitely smaller than in past years. Are there really that many flakes when it comes...
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    Re: Friday Writeups Go Here

    I must say, the debacle of 2010 seems like such a long, lost memory. GV improvements were incremental but they added to the festival experience. Took the shuttle in but they didn't swipe the card...
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    Re: Car searchs

    Local news did a remote and traffic was NOT backed up out on Monroe, FWIW. Also, local weather says some rain 10am Friday but they forecast 6pm Friday as when the front will really hit.
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    Re: 2012 Weather Watch

    I am concerned about the wind. And not so much the wind but if something big blows over, then crowd panic. Everyone should have a plan just in case, at the very least, a meet up place outside the...
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    Re: shuttle experience?

    Shuttles are great. They have their own protected lane of traffic approaching Coachella.
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    Re: LOL Scalpers gettin SCALPED

    My unscientific, anecdotal observation is that GV ticket policies have worked. There are tons of tix available on LA CL and even nearby markets like SD and LV. Of course there are twice as many...
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