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Coachella: How to get VIP tickets
March 16, 2007
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Having a VIP ticket can make your Coachella experience much more comfortable. There's a separate VIP area near the main stage that only VIP can go into, where there's a full bar you can order from (everyone else just gets beer and wine), better food vendors, comfortable lounge areas with couches and chairs, an elevated area with a side view of the main stage, and last but not least... nice, private bathrooms (no stinky port-o-potties). There's a second VIP area at the other end of the festival, over near the Sahara tent.
Actually, it's not a VIP "ticket" that you get, it's a VIP wristband (which comes with a ticket for admission). It's the wristband that you show to get in and out of the VIP area. It should be noted that a VIP wristband is not an all-access pass. You can't get backstage with it, you'll need yet another wristband for that (like an artist's pass or special guest wristband). The standard VIP pass does not get you any free food or anything, just give you nicer food/drink purchasing options and nicer facilities.
In my opinion, Coachella's (standard) VIP benefits are not as nice as some other festivals. I had VIP for the Bonnaroo and Vegoose fests last year, and they included a nice spread of free food, and at Vegoose there was a special VIP section right up front at each stage. I imagine there might be better perks and freebies if you're lucky enough to have a backstage wristband... I'm not sure. Coachella also typically offers a couple VIP tickets + hotel lodging packages, that are quite expensive. Information on these packages is not publicly posted, but one could get info about them by e-mailing info(at)coachella.com
So anyway, here's how you can get VIP at Coachella 2007:
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