This will be my first coachella (couldn't miss Portishead) and I'm wondering what tips you guys have as far as avoiding as much traffic as possible. I am only going saturday, and heading back that night. What time should I plan to arrive in Indio to avoid traffic for the most part? My car tends to heat up pretty quick if I idle to long, and I've heard the roads leading to the parking lot get ridiculously packed.
Is saturday as bad as friday (assuming the bulk of people arrive friday, and leave early monday morning) ? What is the earliest time one can enter the parking lots?
I'm thinking of leaving Burbank (it's about a 2 1/2 hour drive to Indio) around 3am or 4am and getting there as early as possible and just posting up near a parking lot entrance and taking a cat nap if I arrive too damn early. Is this a retarded idea?
Any help/advice much appreciated.