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Squamish Valley Music Festival

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Posted by davers
Jul 26, 2011 20:08:28 GMT -5
Alright Vancouverites (and anyone willing to drive here from out of town) Squamish Festival is almost upon us.

I am going to do my best to pimp this festival. Why? Because I want it to be around for a while, and that is much more likely if they actually get good attendance.

I went last year, and while it was no Sasquatch, it was pretty fun. The most impressive thing was the attention to detail. There were art installations, girls dressed in burlesque mowing the lawn with fake mowers and dancing during the EDM shows, and this year there is going to be a silent disco. It was all very well organized, never waited more than 2 minutes to get in each day and everything ran quite smoothly.

Lineup:

squamishfestival.com/lineup

Who's in?

Daver
KYmess
weenie
emptyfox + zombie girl
nater
shax(?)
Posted by ComesWithASword
Aug 4, 2011 12:37:10 GMT -5
I may pick up a single day ticket for sunday since Metric got moved to then. $90 ain't bad for Weezer, Metric, Major Lazer, and Black Mountain (and to a lesser extent The Dudes, Zolas, and Belle Game) on the same day.
Posted by kymess_jr
Aug 4, 2011 23:03:39 GMT -5
Anyone out there know if we're camping next to our cars sasquatch-style or if we have to park elsewhere and lug our stuff over to the camping area? I sent them an email a while ago with some questions but have yet to hear back...

Also, Davers or anyone else going, have you received your tickets in the mail yet? I got my camping passes weeks ago via email. Now I'm getting ancy waiting on the rest and starting to think it's time to contact them.
Posted by davers
Aug 5, 2011 12:06:01 GMT -5
I dont think I've gotten my tickets yet (I got them sent to my parents house since I recently moved) but they said they were in the mail last week. I'd give them another few days and then raise a stink next week if things dont show up.

Pretty sure we camp by our cars since I asked if we could drink beer in the campground (cause, you know, canadian drinking laws are weird) and they said technically no since it's a park, but as long as security doesnt see a keg in your car you should be fine. I kinda took that as we will be driving in and parking by our tents. But, I cant be sure.

So you got camping passes in an email eh... I guess I should start checking all my random email accounts because I cant for the life of me remember which email I gave when I ordered the tickets.
Posted by kymess_jr
Aug 5, 2011 14:39:45 GMT -5
Yeah, I got the camping passes about a month ago via email. I ended up sending an email yesterday about the ticket right after I posted this so we'll see if I get a response.

Thanks for your info on the camping, it didn't even cross my mind that we might not be allowed to drink at our campsites.
Posted by jaylow
Aug 11, 2011 9:39:54 GMT -5
I was expecting my tickets in the mail sometime soon because the website said tickets in the mail in august, so i called to see if anything had been sent, they looked at my account and said nothing had been sent and they could send them if i wanted. I got them to e-mail me aas the tickets probably wouldn't arrive in time, it was a really easy process, although i would have much preferred hard tickets.
Posted by davers
Aug 11, 2011 11:06:27 GMT -5
Same thing happened to me. I find it a bit annoying they never told me that my tickets hadnt been sent and left it up to me to call them though.
Posted by kymess_jr
Aug 17, 2011 7:06:31 GMT -5
Well, I finally got my act together and called them yesterday since I hadn't received my ticket yet. The guy pulled up my account and said they had never even printed it. Then asked me if I knew why I was getting one comp ticket as well. I told him I only bought one ticket and had no clue about any comp tickets.... even though I told him it probably wasn't meant for me, he insisted on still emailing it to me since it was in my account.

So I got an extra weekend pass for free! kinda cool.
Posted by Horned Gramma
Aug 17, 2011 10:13:11 GMT -5
Man this sounds like one of the most poorly organized events ever.
Posted by davers
Aug 17, 2011 12:44:39 GMT -5
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Man this sounds like one of the most poorly organized events ever.


Haha you were obviously not at Pemberton. It was off the charts on the disorganized scale. Apparently they had to fly Jay Z in with a helicopter because traffic was so bad.
Posted by Horned Gramma
Aug 17, 2011 12:46:00 GMT -5
No wonder Canadians love to come to U.S. American festivals.
Aug 17, 2011 12:54:37 GMT -5
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Apparently they had to fly Jay Z in with a helicopter because traffic was so bad.


Coldplay was staying in overflow camping.
Posted by Horned Gramma
Aug 17, 2011 13:00:23 GMT -5
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Apparently they had to fly Jay Z in with a helicopter because traffic was so bad.


Coldplay was staying in overflow camping.


U2 was at Wild Horse.
Aug 17, 2011 13:04:16 GMT -5
Tom Petty had to wait 1 hour in line just to poop.

Damn man, I gotta head back to work, this chatting feels like "old times" ya know? I need to get my ass back on here! Peace.
Posted by Horned Gramma
Aug 17, 2011 13:05:50 GMT -5
Loves ya and misses ya, FD.