If you are going to Coachella this year and you think that all you have to do is go and buy your tickets, think again! This is a weekend (or week long) event, depending on the tickets that you bought. Here are a few things you need to consider when going!
Chances are you wont just need the concert passes, you will also need other things as well. For example, if you are driving your car, you will need parking passes, which will cost extra. And since most of the parking is far away from the event, you will also need shuttle passes to get you from the parking lot over to the event or from your hotel or camp site to the event.
If you are just going for the day, day parking is free. But, why in the world would you go for just a day!
Figure Out Where To Stay
Coachella has several different lodging options. First off, you can stay at a hotel. If that doesn’t suit you, you can also camp and bring a tent. Or you can find vacation home rentals to rent.
But, you should figure all of this out before you even buy your tickets so you can actually make sure that something is available – things tend to sell out quite quickly for events like this one.
Preparing For Comfort and Travel
If you plan on staying for the day, for the weekend, or for all the events, you will be standing around a lot and walking a lot. Make sure that you bring comfortable shoes and clothes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, etc.
There are also items you cannot bring into the event, so make sure that you read this information for what you can and what you cannot bring to the event: http://www.coachella.com/festival-info.
Map It All Out
Make sure before you leave your house or lodging areas, that you map out who is where and what you want to see. There is a festival map available and there is also a Coachella app for Android and Apple so you can figure out who is where and what steps you need to take in order to go to that band or person.
If you are going with friends or a group, make sure that you ALL figure out a place to meet if one of you gets separated, and believe me, one of you will get separated and or lost!
You should also make sure that your phones are all charged up so in case one of you gets really lost or plans changed, that you can contact each other freely.
Food is not permitted inside the event unfortunately. You can try to sneak a few smaller items in like granola bars, but don’t even bother trying to bring in sandwiches and such. There IS food, lots of yummy food, available at the event though – but it comes at a cost.
Most of the food at the venue is expensive and you will have to wait in pretty long lines, but hey, if you are hungry you are hungry!
Tips For Buying Concert Tickets Online
Most people will agree that when their favorite band has mentioned when they will be touring, its a sort of elation and excitement that nothing else can beat However, that all seems to pass once it comes to the thoughts and ideas of buying the tickets.
Then comes the anxiety! If you want to stay stress free, and you want to see your favorite bands, here are a few tips you need to know!
Getting Your Tickets Quickly Online
There is no such thing as getting tickets TOO early. In fact, the early bird gets the worm is very true in this case. The earlier you can buy the tickets the better chance you have of getting the tickets and of getting the seats you want.
There are a few ways to get pre-sales on these tickets; fan clubs, newsletters, memberships, third party websites and credit card ownership – yes, some credit cards offer concerts to its users before anyone else does.
Getting Your Tickets Quickly Offline
If you don’t want to buy them online, you can also try for offline. Make sure that you find out when the venue will be opening to sell tickets – be there at least an hour before they open so that you can get in line. Will you be waiting for awhile?
Yes. Will you get the tickets? Yes. Its sort of a double edged sword, whats more important to you? Waiting in line or getting the tickets you really want?!?
How To Buy The Right Tickets On A Third Party Websites
Third party websites are meant to be fun and easy to use. But, if you’ve never used one, it might be a little scary at first. That’s okay, we all have to start somewhere! The first thing you want to do is find the best website to use.
Different websites like Stub Hub, Ticket Master and The King Of Tickets all work about the same, with a few different options and definitely different price packages. First, find the one that has the best prices for the seats and the band you want. Then, do a search for your band, singer, show, etc. This is usually a search bar on the top of the page.
Once you do that you will be given a list of a LOT of tickets, and criteria. Use the criteria to your advantage. It should include things like what dates you want to see the band, what seat options you want, etc. Some of the sites even have a stadium or stage view of the seats where you can click the seat you really want and it will pop up with an automatic price frame.
Once you find the tickets you want, click the buy tickets now or purchase tickets button. You will then be asked to make a basic account and for some information about yourself, add in your credit card, press submit and…. You have tickets! Easy as pie!