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    Default difference between car camping /tent camping 4 noobs

    i'm getting a lot of questions from noobs. im going to try to explain this simple/quick. others are welcome to chime in.

    CAR CAMPING
    car camping spots are 10x30 and you park your car in the spot and put up tent(s). This is 98% of onsite camping at the festival. fit however many people in your spot that you want/can. you just need to buy the spot and everyone needs a festival pass.
    *car camping spots require a car to be in the spot.

    TENT CAMPING
    tent camping spots are 10x15 and are just tents only. you also get 1 parking spot in an adjacent parking lot to leave your car for the weekend. then you haul all your stuff over to where tent camping is. tent camping is a very very tiny area that is near one of the car camping lots. fit however many people in your spot that you want/can. you just need to buy the spot and everyone needs a festival pass.

    If you plan to purchase a camping spot, you must buy one in the same order as your festival pass and they both must be used together for the camping spot to be valid.

    WHAT ELSE DOES MY GROUP NEED?
    if your group who is all camping in your spot is driving in multiple cars, the other car(s) will need a place to park for the weekend, the only overnight parking for extra cars is in the companion camping parking lot. buy one of those for the extra car.

    *Camping spots and companion camping parking spots are good for the entire weekend.
    *If your group is buying more than one camp spot, arrive together to camp next to each other.

    I may edit/clarify this first post based on further questions.

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    Default Re: difference between car camping /tent camping 4 noobs

    Need to note that arriving early does not guarantee a spot closest to festival entrance.

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    Default Re: difference between car camping /tent camping 4 noobs

    no where on our website does it state anything about arrival times versus placement in any particular camping area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    no where on our website does it state anything about arrival times versus placement in any particular camping area.
    maybe you should note that then

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    You are saying I need to add "arrival time does not affect placement" ? what do you suggest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    You are saying I need to add "arrival time does not affect placement" ? what do you suggest?

    2 years ago a group of friends and I were one of the first cars to arrive at the gate. We were placed very close to the front of the line for security searches. We ended up getting the first row camping right next to the festival entrance. Last year, my best friend and his girl were one of the first cars to arrive at the gate and got placed in front of the line during security searches and He happened to get a camping spot in the first row aisle right next to the the festival entrance. All first row campers will tell you that they were probably up all night trying to get those prime spots.

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    THOSE FIRST ROW CAMPING SPOTS ARE THE SHIT THOUGH!!! ALL ONE ROW CARS AND YOU DON'T HAVE NEIGHBORS IN BACK OF YOU. I'll continue to think that going early will almost guarantee me a prime spot like that.

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    There are no in and out privileges for car camping, tent camping lot, and companion parking. Once you leave you can not return.
    For car camping, the times you can leave are limited for safety reasons. For example, you cannot leave between 10pm and 2am on Sunday night. These limits may not apply to tent camping lot?

    See the full rules for additional info, they are clear and well written.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geo-god View Post
    2 years ago a .....
    still never said anywhere about arrival time versus placement in any lot. that is some theory you guys concoct and tell each other. then get mad when it doesn't work out the way you fantasized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    ...then get mad when it doesn't work out the way you fantasized.
    lulz!!!

    I don't know where you came up with that.

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    by the people who complain that they got there early but didnt get the area they thought.
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    Well then people are just dumb for bringing shitty attitudes to Coachella. And that reminds me.. The only way i would get upset though is if i was placed next to the shitters. Now that's something you have no control of and is the worst thing that can happen to a Coachella camper. There's just no upside to being next to those damn things.

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    if you have IBS it's probably a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    if you have IBS it's probably a good thing.
    WOW!!! HAHA~!!

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    anyone selling wknd 2 car camping pass hit me up 562-522-4747

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    for those who have car camped, is it necessary to use a tent footprint? I'm camping weekend one and don't know if I need to get one for the campgrounds, or if the grass is nice enough to not need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    for those who have car camped, is it necessary to use a tent footprint? I'm camping weekend one and don't know if I need to get one for the campgrounds, or if the grass is nice enough to not need it.
    You don't need it, the ground is flat grass and there aren't any rocks.
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    Default Re: difference between car camping /tent camping 4 noobs

    Anybody here wanna combine car camping spots? W1 arriving early Thursday

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    Clarification: so, if I purchase a weekend one camping spot from another person, and I purchased my GA tickets off of the Coachella website, this means that since these two tickets weren't purchased in "the same transaction," the camping spot is invalid??

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: difference between car camping /tent camping 4 noobs

    This question has been answered a few times in the forum, but whatever...

    You need a wristband (just one) purchased on the same order as the camping pass to be physically with the camping pass upon entry to the venue.

    If you show up with a camping pass and no one in your group has a wristband purchased with that camping pass, you may be be turned away (plan on it).

    Go back to the person from whom you got the camping pass and swap one of their wristbands for yours and you *might* be OK. That is, until they tell Coachella their camping pass got lost, get it replaced and then your wristband and camping pass are invalid... then they still have time to sell it again before the festival.

    Or they could be cool and everything will be fine; I wish you luck.

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    So I can’t take a shuttle outside of the festival and ride with my friends (who are not camping) in their car to the hotel party a few miles ahead before 10pm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWanderlust View Post
    So I can’t take a shuttle outside of the festival and ride with my friends (who are not camping) in their car to the hotel party a few miles ahead before 10pm?
    lol wut?

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    Thanks for the info


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    So if I purchase a car camp I can put up my tent??? At no additional charge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estzam87 View Post
    So if I purchase a car camp I can put up my tent??? At no additional charge?
    Yes. Have you not read the FAQs? I suggest you do so to get a better idea of what you can and can't do at the camp grounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estzam87 View Post
    So if I purchase a car camp I can put up my tent??? At no additional charge?
    You must have a car on the car camp spot too. and be wearing a festival pass from the same order.
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    I didn't buy a car camping spot when I bought my pass because I thought others were coming but they ended up not getting tickets. So, I'm screwed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KristaBall View Post
    Lying on my back I gaze up at the sliver of a moon and the starry summer night. There’s no fly on my tent so that I can fall asleep to the night sky.

    I feel my body relax, heart open and mind quiet. With each breath, I notice all the places I’m holding on and feel the restriction dissipate. I take in the silence—hearing nothing, yet through the stillness feeling the earth pulsing. I slowly drift off to sleep.

    The next morning I wake up to the sunlight shining on my tent, birds chirping, and a gentle breeze. I’ve slept the hardest I ever have in my life, feeling rested, refreshed, and so alive!

    This memory from a solo backpacking trip in the Utah high desert is so clear and vivid. I can remember it like it was yesterday even though it was over a decade ago. It’s the moment when I realized how important it is for me to sleep outside as often as possible. It’s when I realized that this is what grounds me, resets my natural clock, and provides deep, nourishing rest—something I just couldn’t get living in an apartment on top of other people, with the hum of the street nearby.

    I know women need to sleep outside more and I know it’s intimidating to figure out how to get started. Often, someone’s first question is, “What’s the difference between backpacking and camping?” Today, I want to answer that as well as provide a few simple tips to help you get started with each.
    No birds chirping and no silence. Loud music, guitars, shouting, drum circles, trucks spraying water, the noise of portapotties slamming shut...bring earplugs. As far as the earth pulsing, if you feeling something pulsing, grab the flashlight.
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    I've never been camping proper. Ever. Only at the fest, and that doesn't count at all. What am I doing with my life?
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    beautiful

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