Just downloaded the Coachella app in hopes it would give me a sneak peek at the schedule, but no dice. The app looks like it'll be pretty useful once it has the set times. C'MON COACHELLA, SPILL THE BEANS!
This is also [Canadian] correct, and is a liquor bottle size not as commonly found in the States. When Americans talk about forties they're talking about a forty ounce bottle of malt liquor, which is very different.
On a related note, it is funny watching Canadians and Americans have a conversation about "drinking forties" and get all slightly confused because they're referring to different things but don't want to mention it.
In my experience, I've only ever heard a bottle being called a "handle" by Americans, and when they do they're talking about a bottle that normally literally has a handle built into it, the volume of which being 1.75L, or ~60oz.
PS. I'm landing in Palm Springs 1 week from right now!
The people I'm going to Coachella with (weekend 1) are all getting bikes to ride to and from the festival with, and my girlfriend and I will be joining them and no longer need our shuttle passes. They're each good for a seat on the Zone 1 yellow La Quinta line. More info on the shuttles can be found at valleymusictravel.com/coachella_shuttles_2012_weekend1.php.
These passes retail for $50 but I'm selling for $45. I just want to get rid of them.
I'd prefer to transact in person with someone in the Vancouver area, but if you're interested and not nearby send me a PM all the same.
Will do, Dr. Garbanzomeister! The allure of a James Murphy DJ set might actually make all the difference to me. Is there any info on which night he'll be playing? It's not apparent to me when I look at the line-up section.
Woot indeed! Got my festie bracelets in the mail a couple weeks ago and I couldn't be more excited! I'm very impressed by the quality and effort put into these packages. No offense, Sasquatch, but I think my first Coachella is going to blow my mind!
Good to see the board is organizing a camp ground caravan. I'm not camping, but am definitely hoping to come by the massive camp site for a visit. If you see me in the festival come say hey! You know how to find me. It's funny that you're planning to meet at a Walmart on the 12th because I purchased some things from their web site and had them sent "site-to-store" and will be picking them up on the 12th, but I'm going to the one closest to the festival (and where I'm staying) in La Quinta.
I saw someone was looking for things to do in the area for the days before/after the fest. My plan is to hit up Joshua Tree National Park, probably on the Tuesday after the festival (weekend 1.) Lots of cool geology to explore there and many short hikes available. A couple friends want to go to Disneyland but I think I'll be the one renting the car and will probably veto that drive. I also saw some people were talking about rental cars, and I thought I'd say I was able to find a pretty good deal. I'm renting a "premium" ("Crown Victoria or similar") car for a week through Dollar for $169 base rate. This is out of their Palm Springs airport location, and from what I can tell they have availability still so PM me if you want more info.
Speaking of annoying money stuff, I have a couple of shuttle passes for sale. I have them in hand (they're yellow credit card size passes) and they're for the "La Quinta" line. Face value is $50, but I'm asking $45 for them. I'll post more info in the "tickets" section, but PM me if you're interested!
That's me! Just checking in to see what my fellow Coachella-goers are up to. And to say hello to the rest of yous!
I've been out of town on business a lot recently and just generally busy, but it's great to read a couple threads and see everyone is well. Love the new color scheme!
So that you know where to find me, I'll probably duck in and out of the Coachella thread for the next few weeks leading up to the festival. Still trying to sort out my Sasquatch group/plans and don't have tickets yet, unfortunately. I was hoping to go for Sat/Sun this year but the fact that only weekend tickets are for sale is dissuading me. Will hopefully still make it out but might be a last minute decision. Cross your fingers!
Ahh... that's the best I could Dr. Garbanzoure, but wasn't sure. I guess the empty-netter was pretty obvious to folks.
What's with Rexall place and having the players' benches on the wrong (opposite) side of the rink? It always messes me up when I watch Oilers home games on TV. There may be other NHL arenas that do the same thing but if so they're probably in the other conference.