Tickets arn't on sale for Coachella yet but you should go to www.coachella.com to keep an eye on when they will go on sale. Then just wake up really early and call the ticket place... I mean really early. I had to get up at 5 to spend 3 hours trying to get through last year. Its no joke. There is a reason why this is the greatest gathering of music and people. This Coachella will be my fifth. Anyway... Back to the answer. So, get up really early and start dialing right when they go on sale. I mean like that second. If you wait 10 minuets you are going to be trying to get through all day. Then they will sell out, and that blows. SO, when you get though on the phone you are going to ask them for a car camping spot or a camping spot.
A Car Camping Spot is a place that you can park your car, basically a giant (FUN) parking lot. This is where all of the fun at coachella happens. The actual concert goes on until like 1 in the morning but the Campsite is partying until like 5! Its insane! Everyone is so nice, there are a shit load of douche-bags and gangbangers too, but they generally ease it back. I haven't had any problems thus far. A Camping spot is just like the car camping spot except, no car. Still fun. Try really hard to camp at Coachella, people always complain about sleeping but sleeping doesn't matter. You are destined to have a blast while camping.
Anyway go to Coachella.com
Stay in a hotel in Indio.
La Quinta Resort is a popular one. Shadow Mountain Ranch Resort was nice and cheap.
Book it in December if you can so you get a room in time.
Get a shuttle pass. That's a must.
A lot of my friends who camped for their first time said they're not sure that they would do it again because they wanted their sleep but it was more fun then they could ever imagine. But you don't really get the full Coachella experience unless you camp.
Los Angeles is far from Indio so I'm not sure why you would rent a hotel room in LA because a Taxi to there would cost more then your ticket.
2012 will be my 4th year. That is if the lineup is good. Hope you make it out here!
Who do you think will/want to play at Coachella 2012?
There is already a poster out there, it may be fake or it could be the real one and it leaked some how. But Im thinking that Daft Punk, and The Foo Fighters will be there.
Fake/Leaked poster: http://starzuncut.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/coachella-2012-lineup-poster-leaked.jpg
Nothing out of the ordinary is going to happen. None of the claims by the doomsday prophets are based on science, just wild speculation. The people writing the books aren't scientists and are just trying to make money. Here are some of the promoters of the 2012 hoax.
Zecharia Sitchen - an author, not a scientist, a proponent of the ancient astronaut theory, the Annunaki, and Nibiru.
Mark Hazlewood - author of a book predicting Planet X to come in 2003
The Hysteria Channel - promoting doomsday scenarios to increase viewers and sell advertising.
Nancy Lieder – a “contactee” who thinks she is getting information from entities from Zeta Reticuli.
The Mayans didn’t predict doomsday. It is just the end of the current cycle of their Long Count calendar.
Nostradamus didn’t predict it. He never mentioned 2012 and all the Nostradamus "quotes" being thrown around aren't what he actually wrote. They are what some people have decided that he meant. Even Nostradamus scholars don't agree on how the various centuries and quatrains should be interpreted.
The Bible never mentions 2012 or references it in any way. It talks about the end times, but there is no mention of when.
Nibiru/Planet X doesn't exist. Planet X is a name that was used when looking for an unknown planet. Zecharia Sitchin is not a scientist, but is an author of books promoting the ancient astronaut theory for human origins. He attributes the creation of the ancient Sumerian culture to the Annunaki (or Nephilim) from a hypothetical planet named Nibiru in the solar system. The Doomsayers predicted that it was to hit Earth in 2003. Undaunted when it didn't show up, they just moved it out to 2012 to coincide with the end of the current cycle of the Mayan calendar.
The Sun isn’t going to be aligned with the center of the galaxy.
There is no actual planetary alignment. Sometimes the planets appear to be aligned in our view of the sky. This is a long way from actual alignment in space.
Geomagnetic reversal - These reversals of the magnetic field have occurred in the past, as shown by magnetic striping, but we can’t predict when they will occur again. However, the time between reversals is not constant, varying from less than 100,000 years, to tens of millions of years.
Although fast by geological standards, reversals are by no means quick on the human time scale. They take roughly 5,000 years, with estimates ranging from 1,000 years to 8,000 years.
Solar flares – These do increase and decrease in an eleven year cycle. They haven't caused any serious problems in the past. The direct effects of solar flares are mainly related to communications and radio transmissions. We had a major series of solar flares in 2005.
Previous end of the world predictions
2800 BC - 1700 AD - 67 predicted dates
You can go to the abhota site to read any or all of the predictions. However, I count 394 predicted doomsdays, 381 of which are in the past. We're still here.
2800 BC - 1700 AD - 67 predicted dates
1701 - 1970 - 92 predicted dates (years often duplicated)
1971 - 1997 - 68 predicted dates (years often duplicated)
1998 - 1999 - 51 predicted dates (all for 1998-2000)
2000 - Now - 85 predicted dates
Future - to 2011 - 18 predicted dates
2012 - 2040 - 13 predicted dates
we're looking into going to Coachella 2012. How much does a 3-day pass cost?
Presale are definitely the cheapest way to go for tickets, but they also sell out rather fast, so get them quickly. I believe that presale this year was about $200, but prices go up to $400 per ticket for the entire festival (not $1200, but $400 total). Make sure to be checking the Coachella website early into next year for event updates and when presale occurs.
Since you are traveling from the east coast, I would recommend booking cheap flights in November or December into Indio or the closest airport to Indio. Overnight camping is about $150 total, and parking a car and camping is definitely the cheapest way to go ($75 for a spot).
There are also travel packages offered, so check those out when planning your trip.
Good luck! :)
*Make sure to keep your keys on a lanyard so that you don't lose them at the campground or festival ground.