Even if four people went in together on one of these tents, that sounds miserably crowded, especially at night and during the multi-day costume changes and make-up touch-ups.
You could go VIP at a four-star resort with shuttle pass for $1,000/person less than the per person cost of Safari.
And I could get two high-class hookers and few 8balls for them sheckles.
Anyone who camps knows that it is cool at night. WTF crazz?
Christ almighty. We're going to Spain for TWO WEEKS and not spending $9,000. You people need to learn better money management (particularly those that don't have the disposable income to spend on shit like this..none of you are Kanye.)
Some of us have mortgages and cars paid off and have enough left over to party safari
I understand that, but (speaking as a former financial counselor) it's still not the smartest way to spend your disposable income, unless all of your income is disposable. Seriously, think about what you can do with $9,000. That's college tuition for your kid for A YEAR at some schools.
I would never argue with you capt, knowing I'll get my ass handed to me easily...All your points are spot on and yeah safari isn't for everyone to be disposing a huge percentage of their income on, for me personally it's a bucket list thing...my plans are not to be wasting serious money on it every year
I should probably go to Glastonbury instead and do some sightseeing in the British Isles.
Different adventures have different costs.
I would never drop a dime on a cruise of any kind - but I don't give a shit if someone else puts money on it. If the Safari tents don't sell this year, then Golden Voice knows they have priced them out of market.
You pay your (incredibly expensive) ticket, and you take your ride...
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These prices just seem targeted to people that don't really care about spending that kind of money at all. I have a client that went to a mediterranean cruise for a week then spent 2 weeks visiting a few places in Europe. He spent $150k for his family of 4. He still thinks the Safari tents are overpriced.
St.Vincent-Florence-BrandNew-Desaparecidos-OFF-ChicanoBatman-Mě-NightTerrorsOf1927-Drake... nah, just kidding, Fuck Drake
It's all perspective really.
I agree its expensive, but aren't we all entitled to spend our own money however we see fit?
I work my ass off all year round for my money, I save hard and therefore I reserve the right to choose how I spend it... I think the same applies to all of us.
We travel over from Ireland just for this and having added up the bills from my previous trips to Coachella, Safari really isn't that much more than I have previously spent on 2 x VIP passes plus a decent hotel IF (and I say if) you split it between four people.
Its all about experiences for me and this might be the last coachella I get to for a long time due to young kids and other commitments, its also my wifes 40th - therefore I want to make it a different experience to previous trips and make sure that we both have great memories to look back on.
First year in safari this year. It was absolutely worth it. Why? because it was brilliant.
Those that need an explanation don't understand.
Come a long long, come a long long way
I just checked the Valley Music Travel site -- price went up to $7,000 for a Safari tent for 2 from $6,500 last year. Each additional guest is now $1,750 versus $1,500 last year. And yeah -- no layaway -- gotta pay to play. http://www.valleymusictravel.com/coa...safari2015.php
We had a blast in Safari this year -- like Dede' says, "it was brilliant." Worth doing at least once if you can swing the green. We didn't buy our package until December 2013, and I'm sure they were nowhere near sold out at the time. With the price increase, Safari will probably be available well after the lineup drops.
Regarding the yurts, we asked the Safari concierge and they said the yurts went for $15,000. I saw only one of them in use (the farthest away) during W1.
An extra $500 is not going to deter someone already used to paying $6500.
You either have the money and it's no sweat to spend it, or you don't. It does not make someone a pretentious douchebag if they do have the scratch. No one said it's the only way to have a brilliant time. I for one am going to give it a shot. If any of my Coachella going friends want to split a Safari tent, it won't be a problem.
Do whatever you want with your money. I don't give a shit. It doesn't mean it's not fucking stupid to spend $7k on a tent with air conditioning and side stages passes so you can pretend to be a Kardashian for three days...even if you have the money to do it.
Although if it included a maid, free alcohol and food, a private bathroom and a private kiddie pool, I'd consider it.
The yurt is too pricey then. I never did get a response from Valley Music Travel.
It's about the music and enjoyment, not where you stayed.
I hope you enjoyed it his year. I did, even better than the real thing, even better than the last 5 years. I don't care where you stayed, I'm glad if you also enjoyed the best music festival on earth.
Are you going to slate me for travelling 7000 miles every April for the last 6 years and using valuable time too? Time, cost, quality - it balances for me. Give yourself a shake.
Prove myself - ha my arse
Come a long long, come a long long way