Post by The Horned Grandmother on Mar 29, 2012 16:04:28 GMT -5
Uhh deal with it. Until they invent a mystical Bag of Holding or Guybrush Threepwood pockets, backpacks will remain a necessary evil.
It sounds like you have a problem more with people who don't know or don't care how much space they are taking up. People without backpacks are guilty of this too. Personally, I am not. Backpack or no.
Sucks for you. People who care about having enough water, snacks and warm clothing for the day want to have a good time too.
I hate being smacked around by backpacks. Whether its in a pit, or on the bus... fuck off with your backpacks. With that said, I will likely have a (small) one this year.
I love my back pack, I love having everything and with my back injury the weight pulling back actually helps my posture and makes me feel better (weird I know). But if I'm right up front I take it off and put it between my feet so I don't take up twice the space, and smack everyone behind me with it. I assumed everyone did this.
Post by The Horned Grandmother on Mar 30, 2012 13:23:40 GMT -5
That's what I do. Generally I end up with a pretty good-sized backpack that two or three people can put their necessary shit for the day into, so that not everyone has to be saddled with carrying luggage around Sasquatch. When I go down into the pit -- which I've done less than half a dozen times in all my years at Sasquatch (Flaming Lips '08, Ween, Pink Martini, Beirut) -- I always take it off and put it on the ground.
That way I can make sure that the drunk dude behind me isn't rifling through my shit when I'm not looking, I don't take up as much space and it frees up my body to dance if the mood should strike.