Yes, I know the show is set to end at midnight all 3 nights, so please don't pummel me with sarcastic comments about reading the FAQ.
My question is not so much about the end time of the show itself, but the time it will take to get out of the venue, into my car, and out of the parking lot.
I have heard horror stories about leaving the venue from people who attended Coachella in its early years, so I'm curious if any of the more recent festival-goers on the board can comment on how much this has improved over the years (if at all).
I am a teacher, and I would be calling in *cough* *cough* sick on Monday, except our school is doing state testing and it would be pretty harmful to miss that (besides the fact that I am already missing Friday to attend the first day of the festival!). It is about a 90 minute drive from Indio to my home, but what time can I reasonably expect to actually get home if I stay until the end of the festival (or at least until the end of RATM's set)?
Thanks to anyone who responds.