I have been to Bonnaroo for the last three years, I did Sasquatch last year, and a bunch of one day fests. I consider myself an experienced concert goer, and I always camp. I would like to go to Coachella this year because the line up is amazing, but I don't want to be disappointed by the atmosphere and any stupid rules. I'm used to Bonnaroo where everyone is very friendly and kind including all staff - no one hassles you. Most people camp, and you can go back and forth to your tent all day, plus the music goes until 4 am.
If I am camping, can I go in and out of the concert area during the day, and how far will I have to walk? Or is there a shuttle?
Seriously what is the deal with water bottles? Can I bring in an empty Nalgene and fill it at a fountain?
Are the stages set up well? Are people dancing or sitting? Is it impossible to see popular acts?
What in the world goes on after midnight?
If someone were to smoke a bowl, would they be the only one, get looked at funny and then be escorted out?
Are the water trough facilities for campers decent?