Stagecoach Festival Goers Upset at New Camping Rules
Photo: Video by kmir6.com
CREATED Apr. 26, 2013
INDIO - What used to be a sea of motorhomes in the parking lots is virtually non-existent because of new rules this year at Stagecoach Country Music Festival. This has upset some festival goers this year.
"We looked into renting an rv because the tent camping is gone, but to rent an RV you have to own it and none of us own an rv, so that option was eliminated," said Colleen Miles.
Miles is frustrated with this year's new "Stagecoach RV Resort" rules at Stagecoach Festival. She and a group of friends were stuck renting a house instead of setting up a tent like last year. "They're kind of putting us off to the streets and we have to go find lodging outside of stagecoach and empire polo grounds and it's a lot more expensive," said Scott Krueger.
This year, you can't see the RVs parked inside the camping site. That's partly because there are only 700 of them compared to 3,000 last year.
"I think the biggest factor or the biggest thing that you see this year is that they did not sell out tickets for stagecoach and that's because they didn't have car camping, they didn't have the tenting and they didn't give away and allow people to bring rvs," said Krueger.
But despite these festival goers' frustrations with lodging, they're still looking forward to a good weekend. "It's a great time to have three concerts in a row and spend the whole weekend listening to country music," expressed Miles.
According to the official website Stagecoachfestival.com, this new approach to on-site RV camping was put in place in order "to provide a more intimate, personal and comfortable camping experience."