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    Re: Desert Trip 2016

    apparently the forum gods don't like desert trip chatter in the main forum. huh.
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    Re: Camping queries

    It's difficult to answer these for certain as Desert Trip is a new thing, and there's no guarantee that the rules will be the same as they were for Coachella.

    That said,

    > If I have two...
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    Re: Have the dates ever changed before?

    It's *possible* the event could be *cancelled outright* - imagine, say, another 9-11 style terrorist attack resulting in a shutdown of national air travel, or a large earthquake incapacitating...
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    Yeah, I had a bit of a problem with that this year.
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    So if Trump wins the general election we'll all sell our Coachella tickets and go to Stagecoach instead?

    I'm not sure I'm up for this bet.
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    A. (The forum software wants the post to have more than two characters, so i'm obliging by adding fluff).
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    My sense is that the crowd is mellower. I mean, there are still assholes, but overall it feels *more* like the old coachella.

    That said, I've never gone both weekends in a single year, so it's...
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    Not having an account up front should not interfere - you are allowed to create the account *after* tickets are reserved.
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    In FB, Kevin also pointed out that since they're using the new festivalticketing system rather than the old frontgate system, it may be much harder (comparatively) to get weekend 1 tickets.
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    I am agnostic as between the two and have been toying with the idea of trying to do both this year. :)
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    Re: Coachella Mega Concert with the Stones, Macca, Dylan and more??

    all the local palm springs area oldies cover bands!
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    If I had had money to throw at it, it would have been tempting to get pit tickets and then attempt to actually start a mosh pit. :)
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    Re: Coachella Mega Concert with the Stones, Macca, Dylan and more??

    Yeah, I was using Chrome.
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    Re: Coachella Mega Concert with the Stones, Macca, Dylan and more??

    according to the website, ALL GA, single day and three-day, are gone.
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    Re: Coachella Mega Concert with the Stones, Macca, Dylan and more??

    it's random draw. :{
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    Re: Coachella Mega Concert with the Stones, Macca, Dylan and more??

    Yep.

    And I can confirm that I have a pre-10am window and a post 10-am window still open, for testing-the-system purposes, and the post-10am window is *way behind* the pre-10am window in terms of...
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    Got wknd1 + camping, as did Dan + Kevin.
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    Re: Did you see all the acts you meant to?

    I did ok on Friday and Saturday; Sunday got hosed by circumstances outside my control, but I only ended up seeing three bands that day. :{
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    Apparently we can only create our purchase accounts once tickets have gone on sale. This looks likely to be a clusterfuck.
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    I'm leaning towards trying to buy, because I'm confident I can resell, which will allow me to delay decision making, always my favorite thing to do.
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    that sufjan stevens set was ... surreal. just ... fucking surreal.

    thanks for the canopy (handed off to kevin) and cooler (in my bedroom) :)
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    Re: Smallest and biggest crowds?

    The draining of Calvin's crowd meant that the crowd for Deafheaven was small, into it, and *respectful*. That was one of the best crowds of the weekend, for me.
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    Re: Smallest and biggest crowds?

    I went weekend 2 and ... honestly, her show kinda disappointed me. I've seen her twice before, and I really thought her last Coachella set was *amazing* while this was just ... so-so.
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    the PM limit has got to be the single worst misfeature of this BB.
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    The addendum to the environmental impact report is at http://www.indio.org/index.aspx?page=336.

    According to pages 15- 16, the performance area would be extended to the southwest, encroaching on...
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    Harsh words about Of Monsters and Men.
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    also, if you do join, i'd love to drop by sometime during weekend 2 and say hey :)
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    for the most part, we all met each other at Coachella. :) experience says the +1 usually works out, or in the worst case is an entertaining story to tell later. :)
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    If I had a car camping pass for weekend 2 I might be tempted to try to organize a weekend 2 procrastinator spinoff, but ... I failed to get one. So I won't.
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    Birdiaerch - yeah, the Procrastinators have been a weekend 1 crew ever since Coachella split into weekend 1 and weekend 2.
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    We definitely weren't out that early. Maybe 11?

    All I remember is getting seperated on the way in and then pushing someone's dead car through the security lines.
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    It's way too early to answer that as I haven't finished research yet, but:

    Of Monsters and Men
    Parov Stelar
    Bat for Lashes
    Miike Snow

    are four acts i've seen before that I'd love to see...
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    take it for the group! :) share everything out :)
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    IIRC Eric has my canopy, and as far as I'm concerned if anyone can hook up with him to borrow it, they're welcome to use it :)
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    LOL.

    A friend of mine who last went in 2011 *rages* about how Kings of Leon kept the Chemical Brothers from starting on time.

    Me, I thought it was a feature - it meant I got to see almost all...
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    As between a procrastinator-friend who wants the camping pass and a procrastinator-friend who doesn't, i'd rather go with the former --- because (a) then i get to sell the camping pass :) and (b)...
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    Man.

    I wasn't gonna see him the last time he played; I'm sorta overdone on big name electronic guys. But I heard the start of it after NMH and couldn't resist, and he was *fantastic* :)
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    LOL.

    I will likely go see them. But, honestly; Axl's a dick, and I expect it to suck. :{
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    Sadly, 'tis true: a friend of mine is getting married in New Jersey on Sunday of Weekend 1.

    I *did* get a weekend 2 ticket. And I have a weekend 1 + car camping pass that I will be selling;...
  40. Re: Stupid Needless Price-Gouging Bait-and-Switch 2016 Shuttle Pass Sale Thread

    Or increase the price of water from $2 to $5, like it is at many other events.
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    The City of Indio requires them to sell these shuttle passes; it's written into the use permit for holding the festival in the first place. It's there because Indio and La Quinta think it reduces...
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    Manolo - I didn't piss away the weekend, but I don't think I spent more than half an hour, tops, inside the venue sober. :)
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    I'm so used to FB and reddit I keep looking for 'like' buttons for posts like the last two. :)
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    There was a seperate AMEX presale which has sold out (because they had a specific number of tickets they could sell and they've exhausted that), but I haven't seen people grumbling about the regular...
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    Re: The Official Procrastinator's Camping Group Thread

    I did, with car camping this year.

    From FB, Adrian did.

    From FB chat, Dan did (two tickets) and [UPDATE] has gotten two more (for Pete+Brian) :)
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    Re: Tent + E-Z Up on a plane?

    I bring my tent and sleeping bag every year and stash an ez-up with friends in CA.
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    Re: Worst camping neiohbers in 7 years.

    See, what you do with the softball or frisbee is take it so some more open areas rather than toss it between the cars.
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    Re: Coachella Bootlegs 2015

    Yeah, it became much harder to manage DIME ratios when all of the ts files started showing up. Was much easier when it was all audience taping. :)
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    Re: Coachella Bootlegs 2015

    before inspector norse or not, for me, *any* memorial of the set is worth it. :)
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    Re: Coachella Bootlegs 2015

    do you have a link? i haven't been able to find this one.
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