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Coachella: How To Camp
How to Camp On-Site at Coachella 2007
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At some music festivals, nearly everybody camps out right there next to the festival (Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, etc). At others, there is no camping out at all (Street Scene, Vegoose, etc). Coachella is somewhere in between... you can camp right there if you want, but most people don't since there are plenty of other lodging options nearby. Out of about 100,000 that attend Coachella, only around 10,000 camp there. I guess the the typical Coachella attendee doesn't really like to "rough it" in a tent...
But camping at Coachella is hardly "roughing it." Festival organizers pamper campers by giving them a beautiful, flat field of lush, green grass to set up their tents, and providing perks such as showers/bathrooms, wi-fi internet access, a general store, food court, movies, raffle prizes, and "The Clubhouse" where you campers can get food and drink (even alcohol if you can prove you're 21+) and they have a DJ spinning until midnight.
But there are also some downsides. Unlike festivals like Bonnaroo where camping privileges are included with the price of a ticket, at Coachella you'll pay an extra $45 per person (plus service charges) to camp on site for up to 4 nights. And they don't allow you to bring in alcohol, either... you have to buy it at the Clubhouse or across the field at the Cantina.
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